I'm not sure when purple became a Halloween color, but I'm not complaining. I used it as the base for my holiday mani, which I put on Saturday and plan to take off tomorrow (provided I can work from home and use my commuting time on nail stuff—right now it's looking good but I never count on it 'til I'm actually logged in since every now and then our internet provider has hiccups or the guy who admins the remote access tweaks something to make it more secure and locks a bunch of us out for a day or two). Here's what I've got winking up at me from my fingers right now:
That's two coats of Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Purple Potion topped with the orange glitter in clear base pumpkin and then the silver and black in clear pumpkin. I so wish they gave these names, but I guess if they printed all those different labels, they might have to charge more than $2.49.
The above shot shows one of the hazards of working with these chunky glitters—the dreaded overhanging chad.
Yesterday I took my glittery tips to a nail meetup, where five of us polish lovers spent hours talking lacquer (and swapping it and enjoying a holo show and tell). Near the end of our time together, we cleared off thet table to take this group shot:
From the top middle, that's Rachel Marie, Katrina (whose other hand had a completely different set of wonderful holiday designs), Christine (who really should start a blog), me, and Diane (ditto on the blog; she brought two boxes of holos to show us, including some I'd never ever seen in person before). Rachel and Katrina brought gift bags for everyone; here's my goodies—that candle smells divine:
I also got some goodies from the swap boxes, but those will have to wait for another day, as right now I need to head home to pass out candy to the trick or treaters. Well, I don't have to, I want to, because I love seeing all the costumes.