Halloween Nail Art

 

Hello my Halloween beauties!

The past two weeks have been filled with lots of Halloween makeup and nail fun. Today I wanted to share with you two of my Halloween-inspired nail ideas that I got from CutePolish. If you don’t follow her on Youtube you are missing out!

Here’s the first one…

Monster Buddies

This one works great on oval/stiletto- shaped nails. For Frankenstein, paint your middle finger nail two coats of an opaque light green. Create the hair, brows and nose with a black striper. Make the eyeballs using the end of a bobby pin with black polish first, then white. For the Mummy, paint your ring finger nail two solid coats of white and let dry. Then use a black striper for the lines. Fill in one triangle with black, then add two white dots (with the end of a bobby pin) for eyes, and finish off with smaller orange or red dots for “scary eyes.”

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Dia de Los Muertos Sugar Skulls

I got a ton of compliments on this one. Paint three of your nails a bright blue (or any bright color you like!) Paint the middle two fingernails two solid coats of white. Create the eye sockets with a the end of a bobby pin and black polish. Pick 3-4 bright colors and apply them around the eye sockets with either a toothpick or a nail dotting tool (use the tiny end for these). For the nose, apply two dots of black then connect them with a black striper. For the teeth, create 8 big dots of black (four on top, four on bottom), then after it dries, add 8 smaller coats of white, leaving the edges of the black exposed. Finally draw a line between the teeth with a black striper. Done!

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Which one is your favorite? Let me know if you try any of these designs I’d love to see them!

Skeletora- Halloween Makeup

SpoOoOoOky! Here’s my first look for Halloween this year… I call her SKELETORA. She’s a little two-faced, if you know what I mean..

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This is the perfect look for the girl who wants to do something scary without looking ugly lol. It’s also great if you are on a budget. All you need are the following, which you can find at the drugstore and at the Halloween costume shop:

White face paint– This is your first step. Choose a face paint that dries down (usually water-based, MAC’s Chromacake is fantastic). If you go with a cream it will smear faster than you can say “boo!” Set this down with white or invisible loose powder.

Black liquid linerAny ol’ liquid liner will do, but I prefer waterproof. Wet N’ Wild has an awesome one for super cheap. You’ll use this to create cracks in the skull and drawing out the teeth.

Black face paint– This is to draw the hollows of your bones in (like the eye sockets, nose and jaw)

Black eye shadow- Pick a matte black shadow to buff out the edges on the eye sockets, nose and jaw.

Extra Step: if you have thick dark eyebrows like me, you will need to flatten them down with a glue stick (just run it over back and forth until you get a few layers of glue in there) then cover them up with a heavy concealer before starting the look.

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Tutorial coming soon! What else would you guys like to see for Halloween? Let me know in the comments below.

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Halloween Series: ZomBie Makeup

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Hi peeps! Here is the last of my Halloween costume looks for this year. I thought with all the zombie shows taking off on television, it would only be appropriate to bring to you an undead makeup look. There are a LOT of variations on zombies, so I thought I would show you how to do the quickest and easiest version of this monster.

If you’re going to be a zombie for Halloween, you really have to commit. No zombie is complete without wounds and fake blood. Cinema Secrets has a location in Burbank (and a great website online if you don’t live in So CaL) where you can find everything you need to be a zombie for a decent price. What’s great about Cinema Secrets is that they sell everything in small amounts, keeping the price down. This way, you aren’t stuck with a ton of product you’ll never use again.

Below is a full list of the products I used. Have fun!
Cinema Secrets Face Cream in Forensic Green

Ben Nye Nose & Scar Wax

Woochie Glass Attack Kit

Woochie .38 Exit Appliance Latex

Cinema Secrets Blood Gel

Cinema Secrets Spirit Gum

Cinema Secrets Flesh Latex

MAC Paintstick in Nocturnal Plum

MAC Eyeliner in Foxy Lady

MAC Eyeshadows in: Hepcat, Swimming, Velvet Moss, Femme Noir, Shadowy Lady.

 

These Halloween Nails Will Keep you in Stitches!

Ha ha ha, I crack myself up! With Halloween fast approaching, I was beginning to feel a little burnt out. I’ve been doing Halloween looks and nail art since mid-September, and felt like I ran out of ideas. It took me a couple of days to really think about what I wanted to do next on my nails. I pulled out my polish drawer and poked around to see what color “spoke” to me. Essie’s St. Lucia Lilac caught my eye so I painted all my nails two solid coats. I knew I wanted to do stitches, so I picked Essie’s Chinchilly as the second patch color- this pretty grey compliments the lavender shade beautifully. I drew random angles free-hand as to wear I wanted the patches- no tape needed! Because I’m obsessed with glitter, I topped the Chinchilly off with Sinful Colors’ Frenzy glitter, which is a duo-tone purple and blue glitter. Then, I took my black Kiss nail art bottle and went to town, creating long lines separating the two shades, then short strokes to create the stitches.

This was pretty easy as far as nail art goes. It’s great for a last minute Halloween party or ghoulish night out. Enjoy!

Anime Makeup for Halloween!

Hello lovlies! This past weekend I had some fun while Sis was over. We recreated the Japanimation cartoony look you see in all those anime shows. This was a really fun and creepy costume makeup to wear. If you’d like to see steps on how to recreate this look, peep the tutorial at this link

PRODUCTS USED:

Eyes

Makeup For Ever Flash Palette

Wet N Wild H2O Liquid Liner

MAC Pro Invisible Set Powder

Urban Decay Eye Primer in Eden

MAC gel liner in Black Track

MAC and Makeup For Ever false lashes

Duo Clear Lash glue

Lips

NYX Fuschia lip liner

MAC Impassioned liptick

MAC Studio Finish Concealer

Halloween Costume Nail Ideas

Happy weekend all! Since I’ve been in the Halloween spirit all week, I wanted to share some fun nail ideas to go with your costume looks come October. I’ll start with my most recent creation:

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I have this spooky look  featuring Jack Skellington and Frankenweenie (thanks to Goldie Starling for the idea!) on my nails as we speak and get compliments on it every where. It’s a little time consuming, as it’s all by hand, but a really fun process.

You will need:

Black and white nail polishes, black and white stripers (Rite Aid sells them for 1.99 each), top coat and tiny little googly eyes (I got mine at Michaels).

I call this a Sexy Spiderweb look. Paint all of your nails a glossy black (no chips!) and cover the thumb nails in multi-colored glitter. Then, using a silver striper, create the spiderwebs on your ring fingers.

Lil Frankies are another inspiration from Goldie Starling on Youtube. That girl is super talented! I wore these last year with my Bride of Frankestein costume.  

Mermaid’s Tail is perfect for a sea creature of any kind. I painted my nails a medium turquoise shade then covered them with white, iridescent glitter polish (at least 2 coats). I added the purple rhinestone for the bling factor.

November Plaid is super cool for a nerdy school girl outfit or even just a everyday. You will need an apricot-gold polish base and black, white and gold glitter stripers (again, Rite Aid sells those babies for $1.99 each!)

Dead Man’s Tale is perfect for any sea-faring pirate. You will need red and black nail polishes and black, gold glitter and white stripers. I used the end of a bobby pin to get the points on the X’s and the top end of a pen for the skull head, dipped in white polish.

Let Skele-Bones dance across your fingers with any base color of your preference (I actually wish I had picked a darker color like plum or black for this) and a white striper polish!

Halloween Series: Mermaid Makeup

It’s my favorite time of year: Halloween is near! I just couldn’t wait any longer so I am stoked to bring to you the first costume look of the season which is a Mermaid. I was a mermaid a few years ago but I wanted to amp up the look I did. What do you think?

I went all out and created fish scales on my face, hand and elbow using latex and cellophane. If you would like to recreate this look (or just curious how I did it) please watch the tutorial below! SIDE NOTE: If you are recreating this look download the Michael’s app for tons of discounted coupons. Just show the cashier your phone and they can scan the coupons!

DISCLAIMER: If you have sensitive skin, I would not advise you to do this look. Liquid latex and lash glue tend to freak sensitive skin out. It’s best to try a small amount of them on your hand first to see if you have a reaction.

PRODUCTS USED:

All MAC eyeshadows, Urban Decay eye primer and NYX chubby pencils

Naimie’s fantasy lashes

Ariel’s seahorse, starfish and rhinestones from Michaels

Adhesive pearls from Michaels

Cinema Secrets Flesh Latex

Lime Crime D’Lilac lipstick

Fish Scales: 

Blue iridescent cellophane and big hole puncher from Michaels