Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Hey everyone! An early Happy Halloween post, and Blessed Samhain for those of you who celebrate. I've got a busy day ahead of me and sadly, I'm not going to have time to experiment with the nail art I had planned, so instead, I've got a franken I made today combined with some witchy glittery goodness.
So. At the beginning of October, I was on Twitter (big surprise, right?) talking with one of my best girlfriends, Cindy of Nail'd and Polish'd. We were talking about frankening, and funky, fun glitters with jellies that we might could make similar to the idea of the Deborah Lippmann Glitter in the Air, only maybe Halloween themed. Cindy wanted a muted, milky orange jelly as a base, so I went to work on that. The result I posted on Twitter, and I've got it here to show you guys with some glitter toppers.
The recipe for this milky orange jelly is really, really simple. You start with about a half a bottle of clear, and then add approximately equal amounts of Ruby Kisses Tangerine and Wet N Wild Sunny Side Up. That ended up not being quite milky enough, so I added a few drops of random white - I think I used, again, a Wet N Wild. The orange needed to be deepened, so I used a few drops of a blood red jelly - the one I used was Sinful Colors Gogo Girl, but really any bright, blood red jelly would work. I had an empty Orly bottle, so I used that for my mixture, because they're one of the bigger bottles.
I do love making jelly polishes. They're easy and fun for me. My next one, I think, will be an uglyawesome olive green jelly. I've been envisioning it in my head.
This one I've decided to name Orange Crush, after the song by R.E.M. Obviously, I could have come up with a Halloween song to name it after, but I liked it so much, I've kept Orange Crush. Here's the song, via YouTube, in case you're interested.



Anyway, on to photos. I used a random glitter I found in a beauty supply store by a brand I've never heard of for the stars - the brand is LJL and there's no name of the polish, but the number is 27. It's a jelly base, lightly tinted yellow, which adds absolutely NO color on your nail if you use it alone, with glitter and stars. It smells like a Kleancolor, so be warned. I only found one of the elusive Halloween pumpkin glitters this year, but it's the one I wanted most - holographic moons. I added that to my nails as well. The small glitter in that almost looks like pieces of pepper, haha! It's not fine glitter at all, as you can see. The second photo is a better look at the bottle of Orange Crush.



Anyway! I hope you all have a safe, fun and wonderful Halloween tonight. Enjoy your day!

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