Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Sugar Skulls

Happy Halloween! These are the nails I'm sporting for the occassion- a fun mix of sugar skulls and gingham. That yellow colour is actually a lot more orange in real life. It's a neon so evidently it went crazy on camera. 

Recently I've seen a lot of sugar skull nails and I really love the style. I figured that now was a great time to try them out and they were surprisingly simple to do :) I got the gingham idea from these cute Halloween nails by Pink Poodle

I used OPI Alpine Snow on all of my nails to start. The purple is Essie Play Date and the orange is American Apparel Neon Orange. I used a black striping polish, striping brushes and dotting tools for the sugar skulls. The gingham was free-handed with a striping brush.

I'm very pleased with how these turned out and I hope you like them too! 

What are your plans for tonight? Again, happy Halloween and stay safe! 



  1. i love your sugar skulls!!!! happy halloween to you too :D

  2. Yun, The Polish Hideout31 October 2012 at 14:47

    Happy Halloween, Brittney! <3
    Wow, I love this mani! The gingham is so cute and the sugar skulls came out fabulous! :-)

    ~ Yun

  3. Whitney Swiedler31 October 2012 at 14:55

    super cute! i love the sugar skull and gingham combo and the colors are awesome together. definitely makes me want to pull out of my fall color rut and get back to brights!!

  4. Sonja@SundayManicures31 October 2012 at 15:37

    Love this, very atypical colors for halloween, but great nonethelsss

  5. Happy Halloween! I love the colors you used and I LOVE your sugar skulls!

  6. Hi Brittney, great work! Loving the unconventional colour combo of purple and yellow. Essie Play Date is a shade that I've been meaning to get my hands on for MONTHS but I can't find it anywhere in Sydney, Australia :( Anyway, I have a suggestion: you should consider widening the blog post section and making the photos larger. I've noticed that your new "signature pose" is to the right of the photo and the whole hand, rather than just the nails like some of the other nail bloggers. With the current configuration, readers need to click on your photos to see the fine details on your nails, which imho, make your mani's come alive. Some people might not click on them...and that would be such a waste of your hard work, i.e. the beautiful dotting and colour details on the sugar skulls! :) Anyway, keep it up and post more PLEASE :)

  7. Thank you! Yeah, it ended up being a lot brighter than expected!

  8. Thank you, Sasha! I really appreciate your input, it helps a lot! I've been finding it really hard to take quality photos up close so that's why I've been trying out new things. I'm definitely trying to take them closer up now though! Thank you again! xo