Meow Mani

The last time I dressed up for Halloween I think was probably 5-6 years ago. I dressed up for work and that was about it. I don’t know why. I think dressing up is fun, I just don’t do it. The last time I went trick-or-treating was when I was like… 12. Haha, yes I went trick-or-treating when I was in 7th grade. Now that my daughter is 3, can walk, and say, “trick or treat,” I think it’s about time to take her out to collect candy from random people all while wearing a cute costume. When my parents came home from their trip to Germany earlier in the year, they came home with this uber cute dirndl which was a gift from my aunt and uncle to my daughter:

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Very well made, straight from Germany, and not one of those cheap, low quality, costume kinds. And it’s just about ready to not fit my daughter. So, she’s wearing this as one of her Halloween costumes this year and I figured since I’m taking her out, why not have a little fun myself? Maybe. I’m thinking of going the cheap, barely dressed up but it still counts as dressing up route… with cat ears, black and animal print, and face makeup hahaha.

And, hey, might as well do my nails to match, right?

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Sinful Colors in Black on Black, Sinful Colors in Nirvana, JLB in Gold Dust, and Nina gold holographic topcoat.

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It’s been a while since I’ve done any kind of design so I figured I’d give it a try. I’ve created this skittlette which is a term by Marta at ChitChatNails that describes this type of mani. (She is queen of the skittlette so be sure to check out her blog!) I did two nails with plain black, one black and brown animal print design, and one glittery nail. I also did it late at night while watching the Lakers game so, yes, it is half assed. No shame.

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It’ll go perfect with my cat “costume” if I do decide to dress up and if not then at least my nails look cute.

Soooo with that, whatever your plans may be for tomorrow, hope you all have a safe and happy Halloween!

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Fourth of July Mani Re-do!

I hope you all enjoyed the 4th of July celebrations! Ours was a success- a bbq at my parents’ home with family followed by fireworks at night? It’s just as good as Christmas. I ended up re-doing my mani for yesterday afterall. The full on glitter mani was too much impact for me so I “toned it down” to a glitter gradient/glitter tip mani.

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This is in natural light/outdoor but in the shade. I used a ton more different glitter nail polishes. I used one thin coat of Nailtini’s Frappe that I got from an Ipsy glambag as a base color on all of my nails. Then I used the dabbing method to apply the following glitters (yes, all of them): Sally Hansen’s Big Money, /0/” target=”_blank”>Milani’s Gems, Nicole by OPI’s Inner Sparkle, Wet n Wild’s Flossy Flossy, and Nina gold holographic topcoat.

I absolutely love the result with all of these combined. If I could find ONE nail polish that incorporated all of these gorgeous glitter colors I would be so happy.

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What do you think– full glitter mani or glitter gradient/tips?