Halloween Mani – Take Two!

I felt bad for only having one Halloween-esque mani so I decided to attempt another.
Tadaa!! BOO!!
My first ever attempt on water marbling!! Is is not perfect but I am sooo happy with it! Owh, did you know I actually did this over my last mani. Hehe. Recycling is good for me.
You know how they tell you *ahem*

You can choose to use tape to tape off your cuticles or if you want to, just apply vaseline on your cuticles to avoid the polish from sticking to your nails.

Well, I did it both ways and my final verdict is – go with the tape!
If you look closely at the cuticles in the photo above, you can see very clearly that my cuticle area is dryer and the lines at the cuticles are messier for the pointer and middle finger. And for the ring finger, The side of the nails look good but the near the nail bed – not so good. And finally the pinky – good clean lines all over, not too much drying out of the cuticles. Can you guess which is which??
Well the list is as below:
Vaseline Method : pointer and middle fingers
Tape on the sides and vaseline on the cuticle : Ring finger
Tape all over!! : pinky
Maybe it’s just me but from now on, if I ever do another water marble I would definitively grab tape to protect my cuticles!
Below are a few single finger shots of my middle, ring and little fingers.
   
And of course one of the seldom shown thumb!
* So happy!! *
Anyone else have any good tips and tricks to share for my next attempt?

Hurricane Sandy

I’ve just read today’s newspaper and on the front page was a photo of NYC all dark. In addition to that there were also random photos of the destruction caused by the passing winds and rain.
To those readers in the East Coast of the USA stay in and stay safe!
My prayers and well wishes are with you all.

Candy Corn

It’s almost Halloween and I realised I haven’t posted a single Halloween related mani. So fail.
Let me redeem myself with a Candy Corn mani. Here she is – my one and only Halloween mani this year!
I started off with Cult Nails Feel Me Up with OPI Alpine Snow as an accent nail. 
I them taped off the top and bottom of the nail and painted the centre orange (Sally Hansen Sun Kissed) and then after finished up the tip with more yellow.

There is a reason why there is only one candy corn on my finger. I actually intended to do 4 candy corns and a ‘boo’ on my ring finger. But when I googled for candy corn, the centre color was orange. Not yellow. So. Yea. Only one candy corn this year.
LOL.
Hmmm… I wonder how they taste like?

Go PINK for Breast Cancer Awareness!

Just a quick post on the pink mani I did recently. By now I guess most of you out there know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness month among others. To show my support I have been wearing more pink manicure, something I am not overly fond off.
Anyways, here’s my pink mani. The polishes used here are OPI Second Honeymoon and The Hungry Asian’s I Hate Pink as an accent nail. I did 3 coats for SH and topped my ring finger with 2 coats of IHP.

Celery Goodness!

I have a polish from Stacy of Paris Sparkle’s for today’s post. I think I have posted only one other polish from Stacy on my blog even though her polishes were the very first indies I bought eons ago! *shame on me* So, without further ado lets move on to the polish!
Celery Stalker is a soft minty green polish with different multi colored hex glitters – blacks, reds, blues and greens, some hidden silver shimmer and even some holographic glitter in it! I only really noticed the holo glitter when I was walking under the sun one day. It really was unexpected!
Application of this polish was very very much better than Election Day! You did not have to fish for glitter and it covered nicely in 2 coats.
One more photo for the road!
Have a weekend lovelies~