Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Another Spider Mani with New Plates!

Kudos to all the fabulous bloggers who have been doing some amazing Halloween nail art! It's been great to see so many creative Halloween mani's out there. This is a mani I came up with recently (probably not that terribly creative! lol)

I wanted to come up with a Halloween mani that wasn't the traditional orange, purple, green, black, etc. that I have already done (just not posted the mani's yet) so started with a base of two coats of CND Flashpoint.

Stamped using IP T43 with Konad black special polish. (You may see that the dangling spider is missing from my thumb nail...it didn't stamp clearly so I removed it with acetone and a brush.).

Then I thought I'd try my hand at stamping a french tip to cover up the tips of my nails....my first choice would have been a spider web french tip (which I still want to do), but instead I seen my new Essence plates sitting out on my nail station so decided to give them a try. I was super lucky enough to these in a amazing swap I had with Ivana Thinks Pink. So this is how my french tipped stamping turned out.

Hmmmm, not so good :( As you can see, a couple of them were a super nail fail. My stamping nail nemeses is doing french tips - I can N E V E R get them to line up. So of course, I had to hide the tip stamping and decided to add a spider here and there using Beautiful Scratchers IP S8 using Nicole by OPI Positive Energy.

(Here's the Essence plate I just received....so excited to have these as part of my stash...thanks Ivana!!!)

And to be honest, in real life, the nail fail wasn't so obvious - its not like my mani's is blown up in macro for everyone to see like on the blog post! Plus, at the end of the day, its just polish and a bit of time and more reason to do your nails the next day!

Thanks for looking!


  1. wow! Thats looks very cool and creative! Well done!

  2. This mani is so great!!
    I love it!

  3. i love this!! everything looks great! - I posted a spider manicure yesterday, i was so proud of myself for not getting creeped out!


  4. I love this! I don't even see the "fail" to be honest! I think this is one of the cutest Halloween manis that I have seen lately. I love the base color and the fact that it is not orange !

  5. I think these are really great! I am one to not use traditional colors either!

  6. I've yet to use spiderwebs and spiders for a mani because I never really know how to make it look right. You've done a great job here!

  7. You're welcome! I'm so happy the work for you. :)


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