Believe it or not I think I made thirty something different looks and I'm amazed at how I managed it all, including some very detailed designs. I guess I work great under pressure, hey?
I participated in an Instagram nail art challenge - the #clairestelle8oct - made by the neon crazy super sweet Claire @clairestelle8, and since I didn't post about any of them here (I can't stretch hours, yet), I thought 'Why not make a roundup?'
For the first prompt - BATS - I created a bats fly away.
I'd seen it before with birds but never with bats and so I picked up my nail art brush and got to it.
For AUTUMN COLORS, I wanted something easy to make and not very detailed.
Seeing I hadn't practised on my freehand stripes in a while, I thought it was the perfect time to do so, over an autumnal watercolor background.
We got to the third prompt: SKULLS.
I didn't want anything morbid - you know me, I'm more of the cutsie kawaii vibe type of person - so, I went with a silly skull pattern instead.
For PSYCHADELIC, I didn't quite know what I wanted and didn't feel all that inspired at all.
Nonetheless, I think I managed to create something nice and with the desired effect: over a background of needle marble in pink, I made a swirl of black dots.
What do you think?
Next up was WITCHES and I'd been dying to get a witty saying on my nails I'd seen online.
So that's exactly what I did - I freehanded a witch's silhouette with a full moon behind and the saying 'Yes, I can drive a stick'.
Double points to you if you get the origin of the saying ;)
We get to the PUMPKINS prompt and you can tell by now I had a slight thing going on for the colours purple haha
I freehanded some zombie pumpkins on all nails, with rough edges and outlines.
I quite like how they turned out, despite how little they took me to paint.
By the time we got to BONES I was already kinda dreading Halloween derived themes, so I went down the clever road and came up with the TV series Bones, inspired by THIS I found online.
I was so proud of myself for achieving it! Faces are not one of my strong points and these don't look totally bad.
GHOSTS was when I started feeling overwhelmed (mid-term evaluations are hell, I tell you!) and this Ghostbusters mani got posted late and not on the day. I still really love it, though and you should definitely check the glitter version HERE - which one's your favourite?
HALLOWEEN was the last prompt of the month and I showed off my very kawaii candy corn mani, inspired by two Kirakiranail designs from her last YTube video.
You know I had to end with something that spelled Mina, there and then :)
Do you have a favourite? Hope you had a fun Halloween, if you're one to celebrate (I'm not - it's not really a thing in Portugal, even though I had a party of trick or treaters knock on my door - so u n u s u a l!!)
Hugs & Kissies,