Sunday, 30 October 2011

Hallowe'en Week - Purple Witches Tights!

Nails I Love

HALLOWE’EN WEEK – Witches Tights

Hi Goddesses

I have a great mani for you today – it’s basically a taped mani (my first proper one where I attempted straight lines) in darkening shades of purple that eventually end in a stripe of black.  It’s a mani I would have wanted to do anyway, but it also reminded me of the tights a witch might wear lol.

The colours here started with a base of China Glaze LOL, a medium to dark purple holo.  I only started with this cos I was swatching it anyway!  Then we have a NYX electric blurple called Midnight Amethyst, the amazing Ready to Pounce from Wet n Wild’s On The Prowl Collection, and finally, SH Black Out.

You’ll need to be gentle with my first attempt, but it’s not too bad.  I didn’t quite get the polish to the sides of the nail, so I ended up doing something refilling with a thin dotting tool, just to level the stripes out.

I really love this combination – Ombre Striped Gradient? – and I can see it working well with a lot of colours.  The Ready To Pounce is really hard to photograph, and it’s only in the sunshine pics that you can really tell there are 4 stripes.

I then wanted to go one step further, and what better glitter to use at Hallowe’en than NOPI Pitch-Black Glimmer, which is literally coal dust in a bottle.  I love the overall effect this added – almost like black sparkly cobwebs.

Enjoy – I am saving the best for last tomorrow, and it involves a LOT of blood J

Top Tip – if you’re ever unsure what a nail colour looks like, go to Google images, which will give you plenty of contrasts and compares.

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