This Year’s Hallowed Nails !

Here is what I am wearing for Halloween this year – two simple designs from the holiday’s basic colors of black, orange and white.

On my right hand I have a gradient of sorts, with the help of a fine black glitter.

On my left hand I’m wearing a simple dotted pattern.

h3. Polishes

Here are the polishes that I used for the designs.

  • Sephora by OPI I Think I Cayenne
  • CoverGirl Outlast Black Diamond
  • Cult Nails Tempest
  • CrowsToes Triple Black Diamond
  • Seche Vite top coat

Two Designs

Instructions and pictures for the gradient are listed here first. Other pictures for the dotted design are below.


The design started with a base of I Think I Cayenne.

I then added a line of black at the tips. I think the gradient effect works best if the black is 1/3 or less of the nail bed.

I then used a dotting tool to both create some streaks and make the edge of the black less apparent, like it was melting wax.

I almost wanted to stop here because this looked cool, too. =)

Finally I finished off with a light application of the Triple Black Diamond on the orange part. Once that was how I liked, then I applied more on the black glitter so that the shimmery bits were more visible.

To finish it off I applied a thick coat of Seche Vite to smooth out the layers and glitter.


This design is a basic dotted pattern, so I won’t go over it in any detail. However, that I went over the orange dots twice so that they were fully opaque and had the maximum punch.

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2 thoughts on “This Year’s Hallowed Nails !

    • Thank you, dear ! The formula for the CrowsToes glitter is pretty good, you can get a glob on the brush and paint it on pretty easily. Perhaps because the glitter bits are so tiny compared to other glitters ?

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