Sunday, October 21, 2012

Halloween Nail Art - Haunted House

Hi everyone!

I'm so sorry that I haven't been around much lately! I've been really busy with work and for once, I didn't have any older photos lying around that I could use to create some posts while I've been too busy to swatch.

And then to make matters worse, I was going to do some swatching today, that is until I got a bad break on my middle nail last night. Ugh! So this coming week might be scarce in terms of posting as well. I'll try to get back on track as soon as possible though!

Today I have yet another Halloween mani for you! Luckily, I snapped pictures of it before I broke off my middle nail, so it looks much better in the photos here than it does right now.


I've been gradienting (definitely not a word, but that's ok) up a storm lately, so this is another design that started out with a gradient as the base. The polishes I used for the gradient are China Glaze Grape Pop and OPI Planks a Lot. To get the gradient as smooth as possible, I used my go-to technique, which can be seen here in a step-by-step tutorial.


Next, I worked on the accent nail by adding the moon with Wet 'n' Wild French White. I drew on the house using Wet 'n' Wild Black Creme and the windows are done using Color Club Almost Famous. And although you can't tell, I also added China Glaze Ghoulish Glow (glow in the dark polish) to the moon and the windows.

Finally, I thought the non accent nails were looking a little plain, so I added some simple little bats.


I saw a design similar to this a while ago, and I used what I remembered of it as loose inspiration for this mani, but I don't remember where it originated from. So if anyone knows, please let me know in the comments so that I can provide proper credit.

Thanks for looking!

22 comments:

  1. I really love this mani! Awesome job as always :)

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  2. Gorgeous! Your freehand work is always so impressive.

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  3. Gorgeous purple and fun design!

    Hello from Holland, Renata

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  4. I LOVE this! I love how whimsical the little haunted house is!! <3

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  5. This looks amazing (as always!)

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  6. You make it sound really easy, but I don't think it is. It looks really cool!

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  7. This is incredible, you're such an inspiration.

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  8. Oh, cute! I like that subtle gradient background, and bats are adorable <3 great job!

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  9. Very simplistic, but lovely indeed! Very cute bats....and bats arent meant to be cute :P

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  10. This is zip-freaking-tastic. :D I demand tutorials on... well, I was going to say the bats and the haunted house with the moon behind it but then I may as well have said "EVERYTING!!!"

    so. i demands the tutorials on the the evertings. all the awesome ones. which is everytings.

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  11. This is fabulous! You have some serious talent!

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  12. J'adore!! I love how these are so YOU! Cartoony cute style but they still have that awesome Halloween vibe! Cutest!

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