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Book Blogger Trick-or-Treat! {Halloween Manicures}


I’m really excited to join in the ladies of Great Imaginations for another year of trick-or-treating around the blogosphere! Last year I discussed my love of all things adorable for Halloween since I’m such a scaredy cat ;-). This year, I decided to feature my latest hobby for more of the non-scary side of Halloween with awesome Halloween-themed manicures! (Not book related at all today, sorry, not sorry!)

I follow a fair number of nail polish accounts on Instagram and am seriously impressed with the skill these people have for making gorgeous manicures. I sometimes attempt to attain their awesomeness, but often I just look through the pretty on breaks, ha.

This is a manicure combining gradients and stamping for witchy fun! I’ve been debating getting more stamping plates like this one so I can wear witches on my nails all year round, thoughts?

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I like looking at manicures with raised accessories on them, but I don’t think I could ever deal with actually wearing them! It looks so cool though!

Halloween is fun ? ? #nails #nailart #halloweennails inspired by @sensationails4u

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I love this idea the most I think since I love the glow of jack-o-lanterns and pumpkin carving is so much fun! I don’t think it’d be too hard to try too, maybe I will yet ;-).

And of course a great staple and possibly the easiest of the Halloween-themed manicures is the candy corn mani! (I couldn’t resist, hehe.)

Do you like themed nail art? Do you think I’m crazy for even attempting these sorts of things??

Anya from On Starships and Dragonwings-Anya

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  1. I love the candy corn! I tired to do it this year, but I failed (since I was using the sponge technique), and that fist picture makes me want to pull out my stamping kit!
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    • Ha, tape is the secret I think, since then you can paint nice straight lines and pull off any spillage! Yeah, I’m still trying to master stamping, I think I need a better stamper…

  2. Those last nails are adorable. I love the bright colors!
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  3. I will never ever be able to paint my nails that well! It would also require buying expensive nail polish, and have artistic talent, something I do not have at all! I mean that second manicure is GORGEOUSLY SCARY :)

    I love this post Anya!
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    • Yeah, I definitely have invested way too much into my nail polish collection >.> But I get a lot of indie polishes so they are high quality without being so expensive!

  4. I like the candy corn one the best because it’s the only one I could feasibly do without paying for someone else to do it xD But I really like the second one with the little charm things – I just imagine those would be annoying after a while.
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    • HAHA, I hear ya! I suspect the charms would definitely be annoying, I’ve never tried them, but maybe for very special occasions?

  5. I’m just basically capable of painting my nails a solid color! However, I love seeing these! I can’t believe how good at this some people are. :)
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  6. This is such a cool idea. I love it. Secondly I like to look at Nail Art too but I can’t even paint my nails one color without it looking messy. I’ve tried to do the Jamberry Nail things. Can’t do that either. I’m nail challenged but I love looking at cool ones on instagram.
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  7. These are great! I’m always amazed at some of the nail art people can do. I think my favorite is the candy corn one, mostly because it looks simple enough I might be able to do it.

    • Some of these nail bloggers are seriously magic! Agreed, the candy corn is the one I could be sure to handle haha

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