Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Halloween Candy Corn & Giveaway Winner!
I'm thrilled to announce the winner of my first giveaway - it's Katie! Katie is all set to get her plates. I hope she comes up with some great designs!
Thank you to everyone who entered and, to all the new followers, thank you for making me part of your "nail family". :)
Amazingly - and nearly just in time for Halloween - inspiration struck and I'm sporting these fun candy corn nails!
This was one of those designs that sort of evolved as I went about my day.
I knew I wanted candy corn stripes, so I used tape for the color blocks. I started with a base of Sally Hansen Insta Dri Whirlwind White (A). I polished about half of the nail with Sinful Pull Over, an yellow-orange (B).
I'm getting better about remembering to smooth the tape before polishing and removing the tape while the polish is still wet; my lines are getting better!
I couldn't decide whether to stamp these or leave them in blocks.I decided I wanted to add the candy corn shape, but I didn't feel like trying to cut tape, so I decided to use nail pens and a nail brush to fill in the sides with Revlon Top Speed Espresso.
Then I decided I wanted to stamp them, so I used Konad M17 and M18 and Wet n Wild Black Creme for the letters.
Please forgive the nail wear in the photo. I wanted to take the picture sooner, but I have a new addition that has been keeping me busy.
This is Rosie. She's only about 5 lbs, but she's a year old and is a burst of youthful energy. My other dog, Barley, is 11, and we have been together for 8 years, so adding this little whippersnapper to our tried and true routines has been a challenge. She's a sweet, sweet girl, though, and it already feels like she's a part of the family.
Well, take care Konaddicts! I hope you have a fun and safe Halloween - and are wearing fun polish designs to celebrate!