Friday, October 24, 2014

HPB October Halloween Mani Link-Up!

Second post in a week? Am I sick?! Why, yes I am... But fear not, I seriously have a real post for you today!

So I recently joined a group on Facebook called Hobby Polish Bloggers. HBP is a fun and informative group of lovely ladies who are always there to give feedback, helpful tips, and answer questions. I'm so thankful to have found this group, and they've helped me so much! One of the fun things they do is a monthly mani linkup, and this month's theme is hardly surprising: Halloween!

My bestie, Whitney, is in looove with Nightmare Before Christmas. So I decided to a mani for her (I will also probably do this mani on her)! I found this pin, and decided to do something a little different.

This is what came of it:
What a happy Jack!

So happy!

Uh-oh. Someone pissed him off...

I'm pretty pleased with the way these turned out. I'm not in love with the ring finger, but everything else? Ooooooh yeeeeeah. LOOK AT THOSE JACKS, I AM SO FRIGGIN' PROUD OF THEM!!

To create this, I used two brushes, five polishes, and a some red striping tape. For the polishes, I used Sinful Colors' Tempest, Enchanted, and Black on Black, Sally Hansen's White On, and Pure Ice's Kiss Me Here. I topped with glow-in-the-dark and NYC's Turbo Dry Topcoat. I was planning on doing the stripes using striping tape, but after struggling with the tape on my ring finger, I decided to do it by hand. No regrets.

To explain what a linkup is, basically down below there's going to be some links and previews of other bloggers' manis, as well as mine. You can click the links to view the others' posts! Fun, right?

As always, please subscribe off to the right, share, and feel free to leave a comment!


26 comments:

  1. Cute! I have a friend that is obsessed with The Nightmare Before Christmas as well.

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  2. This is gorgeous! Isn't it just the best feeling in the world when you have a successful watermarble?!!

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  3. Thank you!! I'm really proud of them :D

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  4. Thank you!! I'm thrilled they turned out so well :D

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  5. This is super cute! I LOVE your Jacks, they came out great!

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  6. Always love a good Jack mani! Great job! :-)

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  7. I love it! I'm a huge Nightmare Before Christmas fan too (as you can tell by MY mani). Your Jack nails turned out perfect!

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  8. Very cool, your stripes turned out better free-hand, and the Jacks are awesome! :)

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  9. There was definitely some assistance from the acetone to get them so good :) Thank you for your comment!

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  10. Thank you! I wouldn't say perfect, but I'm also waaay too critical of myself hahah I loved your mani!!

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  11. Can never go wrong with Nightmare Before Christmas!

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  12. I couldn't decide which one I wanted to do, so I did both! Dunno why I made my left hand do the hard one...

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  13. You did great! Nightmare Before Christmas is one of my favorite movies! :D

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  14. Thank you!! I've been working to improve my freehanding and these turned out to be perfect practice!

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