My Makeup Wars Halloween Manicure aka Christa’s Hilarious Attempt at Nail Art


Well I hope clicking on my post won’t be a huge disappointment for all you nail art fans but my contribution to the Makeup Wars Halloween Manicure Challenge is fairly sad. My nails happen to be in horrifying condition at the moment. I’ve been under some stress and have resorted to nail biting again. Given the teeny, tiny surface of my stubby nail beds I didn’t have much of a canvas to work with so this is a cramped first attempt at some free hand nail art.

I stopped into Shoppers Drug Mart because I didn’t own a black nail polish. I grabbed the $1.99 Essence Black is Black polish because I didn’t figure I would have much occasion to use black nail lacquer. Silly me I was forgetting that I’ve been wanting a black polish for a while to use as a base under various glitters and flakies. I haven’t tested out a full application of it yet to see how it performs but trying to use it in the manner I did today it seemed a little sheer. I also picked up the Quo by Orly Instant Artist Kit which includes a Dotter Duo tool and a Detailer Brush. I used the Detailer Brush for this look. I had to trim a stray hair that was too long as soon as I started using it. I found myself wishing it was a finer brush but I may have messed up the point a bit trimming the stray hair. The base is Deborah Lippmann Lara’s Theme.

Make sure you check out the other Makeup Wars Halloween Manicures by clicking on the Previous and Next buttons at the top of the posts or by clicking on the thumbnails below.

  • http://www.beautifulmakeupsearch.com Teri

    That’s a really cool nail tool. Wish I had the talent to use it.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00409850103638680902 Sunny

    It’s not sad, I think it’s really cute! My nails are short too, and it’s not even because I chew on them. They’re just so fragile that they peel and break all over the place! This manicure has given me some hope that I may achieve a cute manicure with my short nails!

  • http://www.blushingnoir.com Brooke @ BlushingNoir

    I think you did really freaking good. I love your mani!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06406848196842592910 oldergirlbeauty

    Your designs are super cute! I don’t have near enough of a steady hand to do something like that.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14579614920085665069 Kate MacDonald

    Those are so cute! I can guarantee you that any nail art I attempted would be pretty scary, so I guess that would make it seasonally appropriate.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15060705876764242788 Beauty411

    You did a great job of doing that freehand! I have all I can do to get polish on! :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01537581644373625979 Perilously Pale

    Thanks Teri. I can’t wait to try the dotting tool!

    Thanks Sunny! Mine peel, rip, and shred really easy so that starts the biting to try and fix them. ;-) Can’t wait to see what you come up with! It’s worth trying!

    Thank you Brooke!

    Ha Ha Kate that is true! No one has even asked yet what that mess on my pinky is supposed to be! LOL

    Thank you Beauty411. My only saving grace is I do have a very steady hand.

  • http://www.beautyinfozone.com MarciaF (Beauty Info Zone)

    You have nothing to apologize for since you actually did art and we can actually figure out what you drew! I’m going to get a dotting tool one of these days.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00845328250746261415 Adriana

    I think you did a great job, they look really cute!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09168533933587824766 Pammy (PammyBlogsBeauty)

    You did great!!! I am with Beauty411 on this…it is all I can do to get polish on most days. :) I need to get a dotting tool too!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00426624871476370849 Carleenp

    Your art came out much, much better than mine! Very nice!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13117256964436780525 Elvira PinkSith

    You did an AWESOME job with this! REAL Nail Art FTW! I also love the DL polish and have decided that I NEED it in my life. You’re amazing!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14096919291120769005 lola seicento

    THIS IS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07802580554832756747 Michelle H

    I Love it, they look great!