Monday, October 31, 2011

NOTD: Halloween Glitter Explosion

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.

20 comments:

  1. Ohhh that is different and I like it!!! Very cute!

    Awww your meetup sounds like great fun!

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  2. Ohh how fun! Your meetup sounds like so much fun, too!

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  3. Lovely! I really like your mani, their nails all look wonderful too!

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  4. Amazing nails! They'r super cool =] And aww the meetup sounds like a lot of fun!

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  5. What a great meetup group! Love the glitterness you've got going for Halloween too, totally works :)

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  6. Ooo, this looks great! The pumpkin bottles are soo cute too!

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  7. I love purple and orange together!
    Great mani!

    xoxox

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  8. Great Idea a polish meetup, isnt fun to find people that have the same nail polish affinity that we do, and not looking at you like your crazy! Cant wait to see what you got!

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  9. Your mani was perfect for Halloween! And it sounds like the meet up was a lot of fun!

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  10. I love your mani! So nice to see some purple mixed in. :)

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  11. Beautiful combination, I love how you made purple and orange work so well!
    Meetups are the best.

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  12. I have always thought of purple as kind of a Halloween color. As far as the glitter overhang I swipe my finger around the tip to push the glitter back on my nail so it doesn't hang over, hate that. I love the pumpkins glitters and how you layered them! Your meet up looks like so much fun!

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  13. How fun! Meetups seem like a lot of fun. Love the glitter combo!

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  14. Super nice nails. I also like the sally Hansen instant dry topcoat.

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  15. Since when did purple and orange go together? YIKES! Am not a fan of this at all! But love the fact that you look at nail stuff while you commute-eyes on the road my dear!!

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  16. Thanks, ladies! The meetup was indeed fun; I'm hoping we can do another one soon, but it's so hard to coordinate schedules even when it's not holiday time.

    Fingers, now you're just being silly. :) I only do nail stuff at stoplights (and when I work from home, get two hours that I'd otherwise be in my car to do with what I will, and I generally will to play with polishes.) As far as purple and orange, all that Halloween merchandise can't be wrong!

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