HOOOOORAY!!!!!!!!!!! I love Halloween more than I can truly express. Unfortunately, the past few weeks have been very busy with work. At my old job, I was able to wear pretty much anything on my nails. Now, however, I have to be very conservative as I try to schmooze clients and networking contacts. I have only had time to truly wear three of my Halloween polishes so far, so my plan is to just extend Halloween a little bit. As of right now, I don't have any professional meetings the rest of this week after I go to court in the morning. I'm really excited that I will finally get to test drive some of these gorgeous Halloween polishes I've been hording, lol!
Today, I'm going to show you China Glaze LOL, Crows Toes Cheshire, and Sonoma Nail Art Halloween in the Vines.
China Glaze LOL is from the OMG collection that was released in 2009. Sadly, it has been discontinued. It's a gorgeous purple linear holographic polish that was a bit of a pain in the butt to apply. Some holographic polishes dry so quickly that they drag and clump while you're painting, and LOL was no exception. You have to make sure your base coat is completely dry or you'll definitely get clumping. The key is to work quickly. I didn't get any shots of LOL by itself, which is a shame because it is seriously the most gorgeous polish from the OMG collection that I've worn so far.
I chose Crows Toes Cheshire for four fingers on this hand and an accent on my righty. Then, I decided to toss Sonoma Nail Art Halloween in the Vines as an accent on lefty and on four fingers on righty. They worked really well together. Like all Crows Toes, Cheshire was quite thick. I definitely needed to add thinner to this guy! It's best applied with the dab method. Halloween in the Vines was a bit runny. You can't really use the dab method or else it will pool at your cuticles and leave bubbles when it dries. This is 3 coats over LOL before I was able to get the coverage I wanted.
Cheshire is made up of a clear base with fuchsia, gold, and purple glitters. Look at that massive fuchsia hex!! They were very easy to get out of the bottle, but I stored it upside down for a few minutes before applying.
Halloween in the Vines is a clear based polish with purple, fuchsia, and gunmetal hexes. It takes quite a lot to get fuller coverage, which is why I chose to use three coats instead of attempting to dab.
As you can tell in this intentionally blurry shot, Halloween in the Vines is not as bright and in your face as Cheshire. I think the gold in Cheshire adds that extra umph that is lacking in Halloween in the Vines. Don't get me wrong, I love Halloween in the Vines! It's just more subdued than Cheshire.
I really like the way this manicure turned out. Although, I don't usually associate Halloween with purple, but it's still really pretty. Sadly, LOL has been discontinued. I found my bottle in a local nail salon. You can purchase Crows Toes at Llarowe and Overall Beauty. You can purchase Sonoma Nail Art at her Etsy store. Sonoma's restocks are infrequent, and she usually only stocks a few bottles at a time. If you want Sonoma polishes, you'll have to work fast when she restocks. Although, right now there are a few polishes left from her restock earlier today, including Halloween in the Vines! Act quickly if you want one of these!! Check her Facebook page for news on restocks.
Do you have any of the OMG polishes?