Monday, October 29, 2012
Good afternoon everyone. I hope that everyone is having a great day. And to everyone living on the east coast, I am praying for your safety. I can not believe that Atlantic City is underground. That is so scary to me! Today is day eight of the SassyNails Nail-Aween Nail Art Challenge and the topic for today's mani is witches. I was a little stumped on what to do as I had already used all my creative witch inspiration on this mani I did a few weeks ago, so off to YouTube I went.
Inspiration for this mani came from this YouTube video by IHaveACupcake. I just discovered her last week and this is the second one of her tutorials I have followed. I am not too sure how I feel about the outcome of this one. I tried to do Hello Kitty four times before finally leaving her the way she is and the bat on my pointer finger looks more like a sting ray. I am so jealous of how easily she can use her dotting tools. I always try to use them like she does and end up resorting to a brush. One of the reasons the bat on my pointer finger looks more like a sting ray is because I first painted it grey and it was too dark. So I painted white over it, lightened the grey and then applied it again and it was still to dark. Lightening it one more time allowed me to finally see it. I tried to clean it up a little but the wings came out pointy instead of round and by the time I got to this point I was ready to be done. I didn't really even clean up around my cuticles.
Base coat: Sally Hansen Triple Strong Advanced Gel Nail Fortifier
Base color: Smooth Sailing from Essie - 2 coats
Top coat: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Anti-Chip Top Coat
All artwork was done with Artist's Loft acrylic paint
White: Titanium White
Yellow: Lemon Yellow and Titanium White
Red: Crimson Red
Black: Lamp Black
Grey: Lamp Black and Titanium White
Taken inside without flash
Well, I hope that you like my attempt at this mani. Please feel free to comment below. Comments make us bloggers feel the love. :-)