Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Halloween Striped Skittle Mani

Hi everyone, happy Hump Day!  Wednesdays always make me laugh now because of that commercial with "happier than a camel on Hump Day".  I've always loved camels for some reason and I think that commercial is so cute.  Yesterday was my first day at the gym and I thought I did pretty well.  I made it 35 minutes on the inclined treadmill and am actually not too sore this morning.  I am going back for more today.

This weekend I did a marathon of Halloween manis and today is my most festive one.  When I think of Halloween I think of black, orange, green, and purple so I wanted to create something with all of those colors.  I usually don't do skittle manis because I think I'm bad at them but I like this one because it's slightly more uniform.  I will describe the colors below.

Below are the colors I used:

Pointer: China Glaze Flying Dragon
Middle: OPI Stand in Lime For Days
Ring: Zoya Suri
Pinky: Essie The More the Merrier

I started with a different base color on each finger and then taped off a diagonal using blue painter's tape.  I then alternated colors on the tips.  The purples got a shimmery orange, Sinful Colors Cloud 9, and the greens got black, Essie Licorice.  I then rotated colors and used the bottle brushes to create stripes.  The black stripes are Essie Licorice and the orange stripes are OPI My Paprika is Hotter Than Yours!  Finally I finished off with dots of China Glaze Glitter All The Way, which is a mix of green, gold, purple, and either orange or red glitter.

Overall I was happy with this one.  I need to work on my freehand stripes but other than that I was pretty pleased.  What do you think?


  1. Oh this is so cute! And most definitely halloweeny! :)

  2. Loving that glitter going on there :)

  3. Hehe I love camels too! This mani is so neat and colorful! Really fun for Halloween. :)

    ~ Yun

  4. Love the added bling bling. I think I like the green color the best! So fun.

    Jules of Canines & Couture

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