I feel totally obliged to preface every nail post I do with a blurb that goes a little something like this: My nail painting skills are sub-par, so these tutorials, if you can even call them that, are more like color palette inspiration. Because let’s be real, I’m not showing you how to make a ghost, I’m showing you how to creatively pile a dark crackle orange on top of a lighter orange for what hopefully gives off some sort of Halloween vibe.
Not to toot my own horn, but I think I legitimately rocked it on my nails this time around. They could easily be my best intentionally festive nails yet. Say it loud, say it proud, my nails kind of rock. Anyhow, I guess the exciting thing, if you like my nails, is that if I can do it, oh man, you can too. I used five polishes to get this look, all of the Julep variety (except for the glorious American Apparel matte top coat). The sparkly black is Estelle, the greyish black is Fiore, the light orange is Saaya, and the crackle orange is Sabrina. And if you’re loving the black but seriously not feeling the orange, you might like this 50 Shade of Black nail inspo.
For nails where you use Estelle, two coats of glitter black is perfect. For Fiore, two coats with a matte top coat to finish gives a dull look. For the orange nails, I did two coats of Saaya (this was the perfect bottom color because it has a glow to it, similar to the glow coming through a jock-o-lantern) and then a single quick coat of Sabrina for the crackle to work perfectly.
I have a bit of a nail polish obsession, they’re like pokemon, gotta catch em all…or whatever they say. I get their Julep Maven boxes at least every other month, if not every month, and it’s possibly the best $20 I spend each month (probably not true but whatever). Anyhow, if you want to give it a try, you can get the the first box free…so four free nail polishes, and then you can cancel, and just have four free nail polishes. But that’s how I got sucked in, so be warned.
P.S. I know you’re on the prowl for a new small night out purse, and I know you seriously want to win this one! Giveaway closes on Sunday so hop to it!