Halloween Nail Art Challenge: Halloween themed TV or movie inspired

Good morning everyone! I know yesterday I talked about movies that scared me; today for my nails I just had to do a movie that still scares me every time I watch it: It the Movie. Of course, nothing compares to the book, which took me forever to finish because I’m a big skeerdy-cat, but Pennywise the Clown played by Tim Curry was freaky as all get out!

Halloween It the Movie nail art | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I’ve used all Sinful Colors polishes for this look, too many to name, frankly. My index finger is a simple red balloon, as in the movie Pennywise taunts Richie with a red balloon. My middle finger represents Pennywise’s clown outfit; my ring finger is Pennywise (obviously); my pinky is supposed to be Pennywise’s hand on the book (that’s hard to tell though).

It’s the last day, let’s see what everyone else has done:

I hope you’ve enjoyed the challenge this time around! If you missed anything, go check out my classic orange & black, pumpkin faces, and Freddy Krueger nails. Have a great Halloween today everyone!

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Halloween Nail Art Challenge: Halloween Villains

Good morning, wonderful readers! This morning I feel and sound like Anne Ramsey (aka Mama Fratelli from The Goonies). I’m all hunched over because I hurt my neck sleeping, and my cold has deepened my voice to quite the manly tone. LOL! Anyway, I have Halloween Villains nail art for you!

When I was thinking of today’s and tomorrow’s prompt, one thought kept coming back to me…What movies scared me as a kid? Well, the first movie I remembered getting scared by was Attack of the Killer Tomatoes. You laugh, but I was maybe 4 or 5 and that was scary sh*t! Then I remember watching House as a kid – a little older, I think. And that was really freaky! Fast forward a few years of not watching scary movies, and one of my friends talks me into watching Nightmare on Elm Street. Well, that was a mistake! I couldn’t sleep very well for days, and I definitely couldn’t take a bath!

Halloween Freddy Krueger nail art | Be Happy And Buy Polish

So anyway, long story short, I just had to do Freddy Krueger nail art for today! I’ve used all OPI polishes for this look. The index finger is You’re So Vain-illa with Over & Over A-Gwen. I waited for the polish to tacky-dry and then pulled it every which way. (I saw this technique on the Daily Nail, but I have searched and searched her website and can’t find it again!) On my middle and ring fingers, I started with Got the Blues for Red and then freehanded stripes of Nein Nein Okay Fine on top. On my pinky, I’ve used You Don’t Know Jacques as base of the glove, then used This Gown Needs a Crown for the blades, and outlined with Black Onyx.

Halloween Freddy Krueger nail art | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Let’s see what everyone else has created for today:

Oooh, scary stuff! Well, what villains do you remember scaring you as a kid (or an adult)? Please tell me I’m not the only fraidy-cat!

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Halloween Nail Art Challenge: Pumpkin Faces

Hello and good morning, you wonderful (not orange-y) faces! I do have some orange-y pumpkin faces for you to look at this morning!

Halloween pumpkin faces manicure | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I started with two coats of China Glaze Life Preserver, the most perfect pumpkin color ever! I then used China Glaze Liquid Leather for the faces, and If In Doubt, Surf It Out as accent shadowing.

Let’s see more pumpkin faces:

I’d love to know what you think of this simple but fun manicure! Tomorrow’s prompt is “Halloween Villains” so until then,
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Halloween Nail Art Challenge: Classic Orange & Black

Press Sample buttonAhh, good morning to you, my fine friends! :) Today is the first day of the Halloween Nail Art Challenge and the prompt for today is a fairly easy one: classic orange and black.

Halloween Orange & Black manicure | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I started off with two coats of NYC New York Color Animal Instinct, and then I just decided to free hand stripes with NYC New York Color Black Elixir. It didn’t come out too shabby, did it?

Click the blue frog for more classy manicures:

What do you think? To tell the truth, I’m really glad the first two prompts are easy because I’m feeling awful! LOL! I hope you have a great day, and I’ll see you tomorrow for “pumpkin faces”!

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Enchanted Polish Good Life

Purchased by Me buttonGood Monday morning everyone! Unfortunately, I seem to have caught whatever my daughter had and I’m going to keep today’s post short and sweet. Enchanted Polish is a polish brand that I have conflicted feelings about. On one hand, I see photos of EPs that are just stunning! On the other hand, two of three EPs that I have bought have totally not been to my taste – which I know isn’t the fault of EP, but I seem to have not great luck at picking the “right” ones for me.

Enchanted Polish Good Life | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Enchanted Polish Good Life | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Today’s polish was one of the ones that wasn’t right for me: Enchanted Polish Good Life. This is a golden-amber holographic nail polish, and in pictures and in the bottle, I thought – WOWEE!!

Enchanted Polish Good Life | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Enchanted Polish Good Life | Be Happy And Buy Polish

But on my hands, I was let down. I just hated the way it looked on my fingers! It has this great gold to amber look, and I love the blinginess, but I had to take it off right away. :(

Enchanted Polish Good Life | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Enchanted Polish Good Life | Be Happy And Buy Polish

How has your experience with Enchanted Polish been? Have you ever tried one out?

What’s your go-to remedy when you have a scratchy throat and exhaustion? Mine is BED! So, I’m off to rest and try not to move. Have a great day!

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Toadstool Skittlette Nail Art

Ahhh, good Sunday morning to you! I got to sleep in today – well, everyone slept in! Isn’t it nice when you can do that? Today I have a manicure “from the vault” that I came across the other day. It’s such a fun manicure, I just had to share it with you!

A Girl Obsessed What's the Tealio, Milani Almond Bliss and Splendid Strawberry | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I started off with two coats of Milani Almond Bliss on my pointer and ring finger, and making a gradient with A Girl Obsessed What’s the Tealio. Obviously I have just What’s the Tealio on my middle finger. On my pinky, I started with a base of Milani Splendid Strawberry and created dots with Almond Bliss.

A Girl Obsessed What's the Tealio, Milani Almond Bliss and Splendid Strawberry | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Someone had commented that it reminded them of the toadstools in Super Mario Bros, and now that I see that, I can’t “unsee” it, you know? LOL! AGO What’s the Tealio is one of my favorite green/teal holos and I really need to pull it out and use it!

Well, I hope you enjoy your day, do you have any plans for this lazy Sunday?

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HPB Oct. Halloween Mani Link-Up

Good morning, my spooky readers! We’re inching closer and closer to Halloween and next week I’ll have even more Halloween manis to show you! Today, though, the Hobby Polish Bloggers group decided to get together for a Halloween mani link-up! The HPB is a group for bloggers who blog casually or for fun. It’s a great resource for those who are just starting out, or for those of us who have been doing this awhile. As a group, we’ll be doing a monthly link-up and today is our first one: Halloween!

So I was trying to get inspired for this and I came across one of those skull cameos on etsy (here’s one but they’re all over the place). Anyway, I thought I would try my hand at it.

Halloween Skull Cameo | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I’ve used Jessica Sharktooth (white), Desire (red), Sunset Blvd (black), and Argon Blue. I was going to do a brocade-ish design on my pinky but kept messing it up, so I went with a saran wrap technique instead. Also, did you know that doing a skeleton in profile is FREAKING HARD?! LOL :P It totally didn’t come out how I wanted but oh well!

Halloween Skull Cameo | Be Happy And Buy Polish

If you want to check out everyone else’s manicure, be sure to click the blue frog below:

I’d love to know what you think of my manicure today! Fail or not?

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