Friday, October 5, 2012
Nail-aween Challenge 2: Matte Dotticure
Howdy, everyone! Can I get a "hooray" for Friday?! I had the day off today so I took myself down to my favorite brunch spot for some pecan apple pancakes and then to Target for some afternoon shopping. And now I'm tuned into my favorite Friday night TV show...Ghost Adventures! I may have mentioned that I love Halloween. Well, I pretty much love anything spooky or supernatural. GA is quality entertainment value, imho. Zak, Nick and Aaron crack me up on a regular basis and I will admit I still can't watch the Bobby Mackey episode all the way through. I'm so sad that I didn't know they were here in Chicago during the NATO summit. It would have been worth facing the rioters to meet them in person :)
Ok, ok, on to the nails! The second challenge for Nail-aween is a matte dotticure (I think it looks better spelled this way than "doticure", but I'm not sure which the correct way is?). I remembered seeing a manicure awhile ago that used dots to a cute, spooky effect and so I decided to recreate it. Take a peek:
I'm calling this the "I always feel like somebody's watchin' me" dotticure. I started with 2 coats of MAC's Black Enough? which has a matte finish. I used a larger dotting tool and Sinful Colors in Pull Over for the yellow irises then a small dotter and BE again for the pupils. Aren't they cute?? Here's another look:
Unfortunately, I'll have to change these tonight as tomorrow is a K-State game and I can't jinx them with non-purple nails, but I wish I could wear them at work so I could get some folks' reactions. I might have to redo this mani at a later date.
I will, of course, be posting the aforementioned K-State nails most likely tomorrow night. I know I've done a couple of those already, but I love my Wildcats and tomorrow is a big game. The Sunflower Showdown between K-State and KU is always a big deal. KU isn't fantastic this year, but knowing the underdogs as we K-State fans do (because we usually are the underdogs), it would be stupid to underestimate them. In any case, EMAW!
Thanks for reading!