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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween

Alas the last Hallowmani for the year. I love Halloween its my favorite holiday. Hope everyone had a good one.

For tonight I used those polish strips. These are KISS Halloween strips. This is the second time I've used these strips. The first time didn't work well at all and they were peeling as soon as I was finished. These lasted better but I still had a hard time getting the tips right.


Sunday, October 28, 2012

Orly Liquid Vinyl, Orly Orange Punch, Orly R.I.P.

Hope everyone is having a good weekend. Just a few more days until Halloween and I have a new Hallomani for you.

Orly - Liquid Vinyl - This is a black creme. The application is good, the coverage not so much. Like so many other black polishes, this is on the sheer side and require 2-3 coats.

Orly - Orange Punch - An orange creme. I really like this color although it is a bit sheer as well and requires two coats.

Orly - R.I.P. - This an orange hex glitter polish in a sheer black base. This is from Flash Glam FX collection.

Topped with Seche Vite



Thursday, October 25, 2012

OPI Funky Dunkey, OPI Atomic Orange - Wet N Wild Black Creme

Hope everyone is doing well. Six more days until Halloween and I have a new mani for you. Please excuse the band-aid, I cut my finger at work.

OPI - Funky Dunkey - This is one of my favorite purple polishes. Unfortunately my camera is stupid and doesn't know how to photograph purple. I had to adjust the color but couldn't get it right. This polish is actually darker than what I was able to show in the photo. The coverage and application for this is great.

OPI - Atomic Orange - since it just a tiny line I won't really say much.

Wet N Wild - Black Creme - my absolute favorite black.

Topped with Seche Vite


Then add a little spider decal and we're all set for Halloween. This is a KISS Halloween decal.


Monday, October 22, 2012

Essie Fear or Desire, Essie Orange Its Obvious & Wet N Wild Black Creme

Start of the work week, hope everyone had a good weekend. I felt really crappy the whole weekend with a non-stop headache. So for today's Hallowmani I have a gradient that unfortunately did not turn out very well. I swear eventually I'm going to do the perfect gradient. In the meantime, here is this not so great effort. Sorry about the poor clean up, I actually did this yesterday when I was feeling really bad. I then I made a huge mistake doing the pics against the black polish so you can't really see the tips. I was definitely not with it.

I can't really say much about the coverage and application of these covers with this design, so I'll just identify the polishes.

Essie - Fear or Desire - this is a light orange creme.

Essie - Orange, Its Obvious - this is a bright dark orange creme

Wet N Wild - Black Creme - a shiny black creme

Topped with Seche Vite


Friday, October 19, 2012

China Glaze - Zombie Zest

Hope everyone had a good week.   Yeeaaahhh for Friday.  For today's Hallomani I have an older polish.

China Glaze - Zombie Zest - This is from China Glaze's 2010 Halloween Collection "Awakening".  This is a slime green micro glitter polish.  Its very sheer and takes four coats for opacity.  But the application is very nice and smooth.

Topped with Seche Vite


But wait - add a little China Glaze Goulish Glow and we have glow blood nails :)


Sunday, October 14, 2012

OPI Live and Let Die

Hope everyone is having a nice Sunday, almost time for the new week and back to work. So here is today's Hallowmani. 

 OPI - Live and Let Die - This is from the new James Bond Skyfall Collection. This is a black polish with gold and green micro glitter which gives it a kind of greenish tint. This is great Halloween polish and would have been perfect in a Halloween collection. The application and coverage are good. Its a nice two coat polish.

 Topped with Seche Vite

Hmmmm I just notice that my page count has some how disappeared and I have to start from 0 again.   Not a happy camper.


Friday, October 12, 2012

OPI - If You Moust, You Moust

Finally Friday is here.  Hope everyone had a good week.  Well now, since October is the month of Halloween and breast cancer awareness month, I decided to combine them and do a Hallomani for the Cause.   :)

OPI - If You Moust, You Moust -  This is from this summer's Minne Mouse collection.  Its a very pretty carnation pink (the pic shows a little lighter than it is in real life).  This polish has good application.  It is a bit sheer, sheerer than you would think for this dark of a polish, but its good to go in three coats.

Stickers as KISS Halloween stickers.

Topped with Seche Vite


Sunday, October 7, 2012

OPI Need Sunglasses; OPI Atomic Orange; OPI Alpine Snow

Hope everyone is having a good Sunday. From the colors in the title, you probably guessed what today's Hallomani is, and if you guessed candy corn nails, you're right.

OPI - Need Sunglasses - I love this polish although it is very sheer and takes at least 3-4 coats for really good coverage. Still the application is good and its a great shade of yellow.

 OPI - Atomic Orange - This is a great dark orange polish. Great cover and application.

 OPI - Alpine Snow - This isn't the best white I've ever used, but its definitely in the top 5. It has good coverage at 2-3 coats and nice application.

No Top Coat was used.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

China Glaze - Cast A Spell

Hope everyone is having a good weekend.   For today's Hallomani I have

China Glaze - Cast A Spell -  This is from the new Halloween Collection Wicked -  This is a dark olive green polish with gold flecks.  I'm not sure how Halloweeny this is, but I guess it could be like bog slime or something.  But since its from the Halloween collection, here it is.   This polish has really good coverage, this is pretty much a one coat polish but I used two to get the extra gold shimmer.   Application is smooth.

Topped with Out The Door.


Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Orly Grave Mistake and Nubar Barricade

Hope everyone is having a good Hump Day. For today's Hallomani I have blood nails.

Nubar - Barricade - This is a light gray creme. I love Nubar polishes, I really wish they were available in stores. This is one of my favorites

Orly - Grave Mistake - This is a dark blood red creme from the Dark Shadows collection. This was a tad bit runny but overall a good polish and I love the color.

Topped with Out The Door Photobucket

Monday, October 1, 2012

China Glaze - Roguish Red

Its finally here, October 1st and time for Halloween manis.   Yeeaaaaa.   So from  now until the end of the month all of my manis are going to have a Halloween theme so get ready for a lot of orange and black  :)   For today we have

China  Glaze - Roguish Red - This is from China Glaze's new Halloween collection Wicked.  This is a reddish orange creme.  Good coverage and application and I love the color.   I don't have another orange quite like this one.

Stamping done with Bundle Monster plate BM213 and Konad black stamping polish.

Topped with Out The Door