Monday, 1 October 2012

"This is Halloween" Nail Art Challenge - Horror Movie

Hi everyone,
Thanks for coming to check out my blog.

As I have mentioned before, I have never participated in a nail art challenge of any form. So, when Bec over at Lacquer Dreams suggested a month-long, Halloween themed nail art challenge, I jumped at the chance.

Introducing..."This is Halloween"

Today is October 1st, so I have to show you my "Horror Movie" mani.
This one was a hard one (as I suspect they will all be) to come up with an idea.
As I was pressed for time (and because I havent really done any nail art before) I came up with a simple idea.
The Horror movie I used as inspiration is Scream.
I remember watching the Scream movies when I was younger and finding them genuinely scary, then as I became older, I began to appreciate the movies for their satirical side.
So, without further adieu...

I painted most of my nails with Essence "Galactic Black", as I wanted a black with a slight sparkle or texture to it. In the Scream movies, the killer's robe was black with a subtle shimmer to it. I think Galactic Black captured the texture/colour of the robe nicely (although, unfortunately it does not completely show up in these pics). I also used ELF Matte Top Coat to mattify the black nails.
This is Essence "Galactic Black" swatched on a nail wheel. The one on the left is by itself and the one on the right is withe the ELF Matte Top Coat.
Once the nails were dry, I got a cheap red nail polish and flicked it in the air. This sent nail polish flying everyone...and some of it even ended up on my nails!
 Check out the horrible mess I made!
The accent nails (ring and thumb *not pictured*) were painted withUlta3 Lily White. i then drew the features on with a black sharpie. I know its not the most conventional nail art too but I havent recieved my nail art pens, dotting tools or nail art brushes I adapted. I then topped the finger off with the ELF Matte Top Coat.
This challenge was so much fun and a great way to introduce myself into nail art.
I am really looking forward to the upcoming challenges and I am hoping I will be able to master some more complicated nail art for some of them.
The next challenge is Water Marbling...Something I have also never done before. From what I have been told, first attempts at this are usually disasterous. So, come back on October 5 for a nail art disaster of apocolyptic proportions!
And make sure you check out all the other lovely ladies doing this challenge. Bec has organised some sort of Inlinkz thing, so there should be links or something at the bottom of this post.


  1. Great job - and great minds think alike!

  2. Love the matte look!

  3. Hello! I also do the challenge, please, add me to the list of participants! kisses, my blog is