Oct 31, 2014

Monthly Mani Favorites: October 2014


So after seeing me post Halloween Nail Art for a month, I am pretty sure you all have a lot of ideas for which nail art to wear today. So now its time to choose your favorite Halloween Nail Art out of all of them. This is your chance to take the poll below and let me know of your favorite Halloween Nail Art this year. Hurry up as the poll lasts only for few days.

Which is your favorite nail art from the month of October on Nails Context?

Oct 29, 2014

Halloween Series: Halloween Chevron Nail Art

Today I have Halloween Chevron nail art for you all. I used Halloween colors - Orange, Black and White to create this Chevron and Dots nail art. The colors I have used are all from Butter London - Cotton Buds, Silly Billy and Union Black Jack.

You can see my previous similar Chevron nail art here and here.

Oct 28, 2014

Halloween Series: Skulls

If you have been following me for a while, you would know how I detest scary Halloween stuff and go for cute, mild version of it. So when I found these cute skull glitter while shopping, I had to grab them immediately and create a halloween nail art with it. These glitter skulls are from a un-named polish brand and are called Skull deco nail color.

Oct 27, 2014

Halloween Series: Halloween Water Decals from BornPrettyStore

You must remember me reviewing the Hibiscus and Musical Water Decals from BornPrettyStore a few days ago. If you don't you can see that post here and here. So today I am sharing another water nail decal from BornPrettyStore and this one are HALLOWEEN decals. You can visit the store's website here and find the decals used by me here for $1.43, Product # 8679. Get 10% OFF on your order by using the code QANX31 at checkout.

Disclaimer: I was provided with these products free of charge for the purpose of this post. The opinions mentioned are my own.

To apply these water decals is really easy. You have to follow the instructions on the back of the package. First apply the nail polish that you want as the background for these designs and let it dry completely (I used Butter London's Silly Billy and Cotton Buds). Then cut out each design you want to apply on each nail. Then one nail at a time, I put one cutout in a cup of water and let it soak for 10-15 seconds, after which the decal design came out by itself. Then I carefully applied it to the nail and let it stick and dry completely. I sealed it with my favorite top coat. Then repeated the process for rest of the nails. These decals are available on BornPrettystore website for $1.43, Product no. 8679. It takes them almost 3-4 weeks to reach to you which isn't bad for the money you pay for these beautiful pieces.

I really like these decals. They are easy to use and very quickly create some gorgeous Halloween nail art on your nails. So if you really really want some pretty nail art on your finger tips for Halloween and have no clue how to achieve it or where to start from, without spending a lot of money, nail art decals is the technique for you.

Oct 24, 2014

Halloween Series: Candy Corns

Hello Friends, Remember my last dry marble technique with Candy Corn colors, I decided to create another one with a different pattern this time. Last time I used vertical lines, so this time I decided to go with horizontal lines. I used the same colors - Butter London's Silly Billy and Cotton Buds and Zoya's Darcy. The technique I used is same as last time, read about it here.

So which one do you like more? The Horizontal Dry Marble or the Vertical Dry Marble. Let me know in the comments section below.

Oct 22, 2014

Halloween Series: Dry Marble Technique

I am not too fond of doing Watermarble nails as the technique is very messy, lots of nail polish gets wasted and the clean-up after that takes forever. So recently when I came across dry water marble technique I couldn't wait to try it. So since its Halloween season and I have been doing Halloween nail art I decided to try this technique with Halloween Candy Corn colors. This technique is very simple. All you have to do is paint the nail with three different color vertical stripes. When the polish is still wet, take a toothpick and make zig-zag lines with it on the wet polish and the result is amazing. I really like the way the design came out on the middle finger than the others. Polishes I used are Butter London's Silly Billy and Cotton Buds. Also used Zoya's Darcy.

Oct 20, 2014

Halloween Series: Pastel Halloween Polka Dots

Another day another Halloween nail art. But for today’s nail art instead of using the regular Halloween colors, I used pastel version of Halloween colors. I like to call this one Pastel Halloween Dots. The base coat I used Icing’s Salt-Tequila-Lime which I have swatched before here.

Oct 17, 2014

Halloween Series: Halloweeny-Dots

Ola buddies, I am sharing with you all today, I lovely, never seen before Halloweeny-Dots nail art. This nail art is very easy to do but is very time consuming.

I first painted my nails with Butter London’s Silly Billy. Once it was dry using a dotting tool I created dots side by side using Butter London’s Cotton Buds and Union Black Jack. Then on top of them using a smaller dotting tools, I added the contrasting dots with reverse colors. That’s it. You can see another Halloween nail art using the same 3 colors here.

Oct 15, 2014

Halloween Series: Halloween Swirls

Not sure what to call this nail art, so I am calling it Halloween Swirls. I got inspired from the Halloween wallpaper I found online (scroll all the way to bottom) and had to recreate it on my nails immediately. Hope you all like it. Polishes used are Butter London's Union Black Jack and Silly Billy. For the light orange I used Charlotte Russe's, what I like to call, Orange Cream nail polish.

Here is the wallpaper that inspired this design

Oct 13, 2014

Halloween Series: Halloween Castle

Hello all, hope you are liking my Halloween Nail art posts so far. So today I am sharing with you all a scary Halloween Castle in a dark night. I did this design free-hand and I am OKAY with the result, not pleased much. I used different shades of purple polishes that I own to create the background and then using a very fine nail art brush, created the moon, castle and the bat. Hope you all like it?

How are my Halloween nail arts so far? Are you enjoying them? Drop in a line in the comments section below.

Oct 11, 2014

Festival Nailart: Karva Chauth 2014

Hello Friends, sharing today an old nail art from my archives. Today is the festival of Karva Chauth in India and on this day, married women fast all day for their husband's long life and prosperity. The fast is started in the morning, before sunrise and broken only when women spot moon in the sky, at night. I wore this nail art back in 2012 for the same festival, hence you see all the henna and Indian jewelry in the picture. I really liked how I had paired different bangles from my collection that day to match my outfit and couldn't resist sharing a picture of them as well. The polishes used here are Sally Hansen's Blue Me Away, Maybelline's Onyx Rush and Sinfulcolor's Snow Me White. Hope you all like is nail art from my archives.

Happy Karva Chauth to all the Indian Women observing this fast today and good luck with the Moon Spotting :)

Oct 8, 2014

Halloween Series: Flying Witch

Hello Friends, you have seen the Witch's shoe wardrobe before. Now it's time to meet her. So today's Halloween nail art is a flying witch with a creepy tree and some cats in the background. I did this free-hand and was worried how it will turn out. I must say I am very pleased with the outcome and very proud of it. Hope you all like it as much as I do. I used all Butter London polishes to create this scene - Silly Billy, Cotton Buds and Union Black Jack. Enjoy!!!

Oct 6, 2014

Halloween Series: Witch Shoes To Wear

Continuing with the Halloween theme, here is my latest Halloween nail art of Witch's Shoes. Tried to add some fashionable colors to the Witch's shoe wardrobe. All the shoes here are done free hand. Comments?