Monday, October 1, 2012

My Halloween Inspired Nails.. so far

I've been anxiously awaiting October for a few reasons..
1. Disney Halloween movies!!
2. Halloween Inspired Manicures
and 3. Well, it's one month closer to Faraz coming to Florida.

I have a list made up of all the ideas I have for different nail designs that I want to do.. and at the rate I'm going I may need some new ideas. I've hardly kept them on for long at all because I'm so excited to try the next one! I know what you're probably going to think.. "It's the first day of October, what the.." but hey! I'm feeling festive, ok? Haha. Anyhoo! Onto the nails!

First off, Mummies.
They're a little messed up. I realized that I should have been doing it from a different angle since they're going a bit more upward than they should be. (I see you ring finger mummy.. who wrapped you?)
For this I used two coats of China Glaze Snow and L.A Colors Nail Art Striper in Black. For the accent red  mummy eyes (yes, that's right, even mummies can rock the accent nail!) I used China Glaze Hey Sailor.

Next, Eyes in the dark.
I thought this would be good for Halloween but I also thought it was so cute!
Looking back, I wish I would've done some half circle ones too for some evil looking eyes.
For this mani, I used China Glaze Liquid Leather for the base and pupils and Snow for the eyes.

Lastly, Stitches.
As much as I loved the little eye balls on my fingers, I thought this would be a fun idea to try out and I really love the way it turned out. Looks a bit creepier on camera but I find it really cute in person!
For this mani, which is what I'm currently wearing, I used Sinful Colors Why Not? and L.A Colors Nail Art Striper in Black

I kind of lied..
This final mani is inspired by Breast Cancer Awareness Month.. October!
It's not Halloween related but I still wanted to include it in this post since.. I mean, what's not scary about cancer?
Today also marks three years since my Dad passed away. (October 1st of 2009)
Not to turn this post all sad, but I realized I've never really mentioned it before.
I lost my Dad in 2009 to cancer so when I saw that October was breast cancer awareness month, like PCOS, I really wanted to do a manicure for it. Though I don't know anyone personally with breast cancer, cancer is cancer.
With that being said, no one get sad!

Also, again I'd like to show my appreciation towards everyone who has and is joining in on the Monday Blues Blog Hop. I also want to thank Traci and Jayne for agreeing to do all of this together. It was just an idea before you two said yes and actually made it something. Thank you both so much, not only for your support but your friendship too! ♥

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37 comments:

  1. Wow! I love the halloween mani's! They are great and so creative. I'm very sorry to hear about your Dad, but Cancer awareness is always very important! xx

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    1. Thanks! Thank you, it definitely is important.

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  2. How cute are those!! I especially like the eyes in the dark!

    I'm sorry about your dad, but you should be proud of yourself for remaining strong and being able to talk about it! My brother (age 24) has stage 3C cancer and all you can do is hope for the best!

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    1. Thank you! Haha, I really like those as well.
      Aww, thank you. I'm so sorry that your brother and family are going through that. I really hope everything gets better. That's true, so never give up hope! <3

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  3. I love these! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. I love all of these!! The stitched up one is SUPER unique!

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    1. Thank you, Julie! I'm glad it turned out well. (:

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  5. I love them all, Christa! Aw I'm sorry about your dad! I can't believe we had the same birthday.
    Thank you for having the blog hop idea and starting it! It has really brought us together and I'm so thankful to have you both as friends <3

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    1. Muah! I love you both and I'm so glad to have found "normal" people on the internet! LOL! You were a very busy girl with all of those nail art designs! I love the mummies and the stitches and of course the tribute to breast cancer.

      I can't believe you lost your dad so young...I hope you had a good Oct.1 with your family remembering him.

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    2. Yay! Thanks, Traci. Yeah that was crazy!
      I'm so glad we started it together! Aww, group hug!? Haha.

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    3. Haha, love you too, Jayne! LOL.. I'm not sure how normal I consider myself but I'll take that as a compliment! I was! Though I did started before October actually came.. cheated a bit! Oh well. Thank you!

      Yeah, it's been hard but I know he wouldn't want me to be sad all the time so I try to stay happy for the most part, despite how much I miss him. (:

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  6. great designs! But so sorry about your dad.

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  7. Great work! the stitches is my favourite though!

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    1. Thanks! I think they might be my favorite too.. that or eyes in the dark.

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  8. OH MY GOSH!!! Those mummies and eyes in the dark are AMAZING. Why can't you live next door to me?! I want you to do mine up like this!

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    1. Haha, thank you!! Awww, if I ever visit Canada I'll have to come by and do your nails! :D

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    2. Um, you are visiting me first missy! Then we can go see Steph!

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    3. I'm just up the coast from you, visit me first FIRST! lol!

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  9. You did awesome as always, Chrissy!! My personal favorite was the stitches, I love that one so much! xo-Tina

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    1. Thank you (: I really enjoyed doing them, especially since they're so quick and easy!

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  11. oh wow these are so cool!!! Very creative!!
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  12. hi there
    really love the stitches one! so creative! the blue also makes it stand out so much more.
    new follower here :)

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    1. oh and (sort of) speaking of halloween animated movies - have you seen paranorman or the new hotel Transylvania?

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  13. All of them are amazing. Really nice blog :)

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  14. These loook so awesome!! :) I need to start doing halloween nails soon!

    Samantha (Nail Art Couture)
    Come by to enter my International Giveaway!

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  15. Your nails are so perfect all the time. I don't think I have ever seen a sloppy nail from you! They look like idk soemthing you would see on a sticker! It's so cool!

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  16. You are so artistic with you nails! Absolutely beautiful and perfect! :)

    ~Phuong
    http://classypeach.blogspot.com/

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  17. My daughter is dying over your nails (she's 4) and wants me to try them on her for Halloween :) I'm your newest follower from the hop. You do a great job!

    Kimberly @ mypinterestreality.com

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  18. great halloween manicures, love them all, but those eyes in the dark are particularly good looking :D
    you have such a nice nails... yes, i'm jealous ;)

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