Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Halloween French Mani

I really wanted to do a Halloween themed french manicure. I decided to do an orange base with black tips and added a little nail art. I ended up doing two. I hated the first one and loved the second. Let's start with the bad!

I used Orly Old School Orange as my base. I then stamped the pumpkin from Konad plate m13 using Konad special black polish. I applied a layer of Konad top coat, but still got some streaks :( I then painted my tips with Obscurity by OPI. I thought the matte black would make a nice contrast against the glossy orange. However, the black went on thick and looked really chunky on my nail. *Sigh* It could have been so cute if perhaps I chose better behaved polishes!

Now for the good. I wore this all weekend and got SO many compliments. I used China Glaze Orange Marmalade as the base. I then painted the tips with OPI Unripened. I finished with a skull and cross bones decal. I love the shimmer in both of these polishes and thought they complimented each other nicely. These polishes went on smooth like buttah, so I was happy :) Super cute and easy!


  1. Im glad you got compliments! I love the orange that you used! It looks great!

  2. both manis turned out beautifully :)

  3. Toesthattwinkle - Thank you!

    Katrina - Thanks girl! You are too sweet :)

  4. That is adorable! How was the old school orange application? I just picked it up this past weekend.

  5. Nail Designs - Thanks! Old School Orange goes on nicely, a little thin. Sometimes when it dries it looks like there are lumps or something underneath! I don't know if it's just me or the polish.