Nail Of The Day – Halloween Nail Art Ideas / Revlon Colorstay 260 Bold Sangria & Stamping

Hi there! I’ve got another Nail Of The Day post for you today. 🙂

For this mani I painted my nails with Revlon Colorstay 260 Bold Sangria. I really like this polish. It’s the most beautiful dark purple colour.

I also used my home-made orange stamping polish and a number of different stamping plates with bat images.

I think this mani turned out OK. In real life it looked much better than it does in the picture. The orange bats looked almost flawless.

How do you like the idea of orange bats on a purple base? Feel free to comment if you want to. And thanks for stopping by!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Halloween Nail Art Ideas / Blood Spatter Nails / A-Z Nail Art Challenge T – TV

Hi there! It’s October, and Halloween is just 4 weeks away.

So I thought I’d do a couple of Halloween Nail Art Ideas posts this month. 🙂

Let’s start with a classic – blood spatter nails! Nail enthusiasts have been doing this kind of mani for ages. But thanks to Dexter the classic blood spatter mani gained new fans. 🙂

This mani is super easy to do. I painted my nails with Primark’s own brand white polish (2 coats). And I used a toothpick and a random red polish (sorry, I don’t remember which one I used) to apply the “blood”. Job done!

By the way, this mani goes in the A-Z Nail Art Challenge folder. I’ll file it under T – TV (Dexter). How do you like this mani? Feel free to comment. And thanks for stopping by!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Blood Spatter Nails / Nail Art Challenge #24 Inspired By A Book

blood spatter nailsHi there! Today’s post is about another mani that’s suitable for Halloween – and for every Dexter fan out there. It’s the ultimate quick and easy blood spatter mani.

I’ve done this mani before, but I love it so much that I’m sporting it at least once every couple of months. And today I’m entering it into my lifetime 31 Days Nail Art Challenge as entry #24 Inspired By A Book. The book would be ‘Darkly Dreaming Dexter’.

I painted my nails with Essence The Gel Polish 33 Wild White Days (2 coats). I love and hate this polish. In terms of coverage it’s the best white polish I’ve ever had. But it’s very goopy and a nightmare to work with. And polish thinner doesn’t help at all! 😦

Anyway, I did the actual blood spatter with the help of the wonderful Rimmel 60 Seconds 320 Rapid Ruby – and a toothpick. Yes, I applied the red polish with a toothpick. It sounds easy, and it is easy. And trust me, you can’t do anything wrong because, obviously, the mani is supposed to look messy.

How do you like this mani? Have you chosen your Halloween mani already? Please feel free to let me know in the comments. And if you’re doing blood spatter nails, please let me know, I would love to have a look! And thanks for reading!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Halloween Nails Featuring NYC, Revlon, Sally Hansen, Essence & Bundle Monster / Nail Art Challenge #2 Orange Nails

upload-2Hi there! Today’s nail of the day post is another Halloween-themed mani. And it’s also my attempt at #2 Orange nails for the Nail Art Challenge. I think this mani is really spooky – do you agree?

I painted my nails with NYC In A Minute 001 Evil (pinky and index fingers, two coats) and Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure 844 On The Mango (ring and middle fingers, thumbs, two coats).

I chose images from 5 different stamping plates: No-name plates M94 (Konad dupe) and A13 (bats), No-name plate JQ-L18 (tree), Bundle Monster BM-224 (spooky mansion) and Bundle Monster BM-222 (pumpkin).

The two polishes I used to stamp on the image were my white Essence Stampy Polish and Revlon Colorstay 270 Stiletto (black).

I do like this mani. I could have paid more attention when I did the middle and index fingers, but I think the pinky and the ring finger look great. Feel free to let me know what you think. And thanks for reading!

Just in case you missed my last Halloween nail idea – cat nails – you can find the post here. And don’t forget to check out my monster slime & bats and my blood spatter manis. 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Easy Halloween Nail Ideas – Monster Slime, Bats and Blood Spatter

Hi there! Since Halloween is just a few weeks away, I thought I’d show you two easy nail ideas. You can click the photo to enlarge it! And now let’s get started, shall we?

For the ‘monster slime and bats’ mani I used Rimmel 60 Seconds 816 Green Eyed Monster. I think it’s perfect for Halloween because it’s the ultimate monster slime green! I used Revlon Colorstay 270 Stiletto (black polish) to stamp on the bats. The two stamping plates I used are unbranded cheapos I found online ages ago.
Halloween Nail Ideas
For the blood spatter mani I painted my nails with the white polish from one of Revlon‘s double-ended Neon Nail Art polishes. As soon as the white polish was dry, I applied one coat of clear polish – to make the nail surface more even – and then I used a tooth pick and a red polish (this one’s from Manhattan’s Mode Pilot collection) to scatter and spread a few blobs and lines.

I did these manis last year. But I’m sure I’ll be doing something similar again this year because monster slime, bats and blood are just perfect for Halloween. I’ll probably do a few different manis as well, but I thought I’d share these manis with you before Halloween – just in case you’re looking for Halloween nail art inspiration.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde