MANI MONDAY: Halloween Holo Spiderweb Nails

by - October 01, 2018

Hey guys! I have to admit that I've been dying for October to come because October, in my world, means all Halloween nails all the time. I was actually planning on doing 31 days of Halloween nail art, which was an insane proposition to begin with, but after getting really behind from being profoundly sick for a week and a half, I know that there's no way I'm going to catch up. Still, all of my Mani Mondays this month are going to be Halloween themed and I'll also be featuring some bonus Halloween nail art over at @pblnails, my dedicated nail art Instagram, so be sure to head over there and follow me if you want to see all of my Halloween nail art looks. 

With that out of the way, let's get on to my first Halloween nail art of the year!

I didn't have a lot of time to put together this mani, but that really doesn't mean that it can't be impactful, right? For my base colour, I picked Girly Bits' Jive Talkin, which is an acidic green holo glitter that I actually picked up specifically with Halloween in mind. This polish packs a ton of dense holo that is just undeniably gorgeous on the nails. It has strong opacity in two coats and dries quickly without too much texture on the nails. Because it's so packed with glitter, I did start with a coat of Unt Ready For Takeoff Base Coat so that I can just peel it when I'm ready rather than having to fight with acetone. 

For the stamping, I wanted to use two different spiderweb images - one for most of my nails and one for an accent. I decided to use the BornPrettyStore BP-L099 plate. For most of my nails, I used the spiderweb design in the upper right of the plate. I love this design because you can turn it and angle it to really vary the way it looks on the nails for more interest. For my accent nail, I used the smaller spiderweb design in the upper right corner that has a dangling spider on it. One thing I've found with spiderweb designs on stamping plates is that a lot of times they don't work well when paired with each other, but I think that there's a cohesiveness with these two designs that works really well in one mani. 

For my stamping I used the BornPrettyStore Stamping Polish in Black, which is basically the only black stamping polish I reach for anymore. And to finish the mani, I applied a thick coat of Seche Vive Quick Dry Top Coat, which I find really helps to maintain the clean lines from the stamping and doesn't give me any streaking even if I'm not as careful as I could be. And voila - a super quick, simple mani with a lot of impact!

I don't know about you guys, but I'm SUPER excited for Halloween nail art - and so are my fellow #CBBxManiMonday blogger friends! Head over to Cosmetic Proof, See The World in PINK, and Tea & Nail Polish to check out their first Halloween nail art looks of the year. And be sure to keep an eye out for more Halloween nail art to come for the next month!

Thanks for reading!

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