Manicure Monday: Superstition

Manicure Monday: Superstition via The Collabor-EightHalloween is one of my favorite holidays.  I absolutely hate being scared and I can’t stand blood, gore, or spiders, but there’s something about getting to be anything you want for a day – and being able to eat as much candy as you want.  Last year, we created a manicure that emphasized the scary side of Halloween, with drops of “blood” and spider webs.  This year, we’re embracing the side of Halloween that’s a bit more fun.

Manicure Monday: Superstition via The Collabor-EightAfter prepping my nails, I applied two coats of Nailtini’s Mai Tai, which is a vibrant coral-y orange, the perfect shade of orange for people who don’t actually like orange (aka, me).  I got this color in my Ipsy bag and I’m absolutely in love with it.

I created the black cat nail art entirely with a black Sharpie marker, so you’ll want to make sure the polish is totally dry before beginning the design.

  • Once your nails are dry, you can begin the design by drawing a black circle in the middle of your nail – this will be the cat’s head.
  • Continue by adding on two pointy ears.
  • Next, draw a line straight down from the center of the circle to the tip of your nail – this is the front of the cat.
  • Draw a curved line from the cat’s head, down and out, to create the back of the cat.
  • Finish the cat by adding a cute, curly tail!

Let your nail art dry for a minute or two before sealing it in with your favorite topcoat.  My topcoat of the moment is Essie’s Good To Go.

What spooky nail art are you sporting for Halloween? Share it with us on Facebook!

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About Kathleen Tower

Kathleen is the style editor for The Collabor-eight. She's a 23-year-old true Jersey girl; big hair, bigger heart. Her passion for beauty and makeup started with an internship at Seventeen Magazine and has grown ever since. After graduating from Villanova, she turned her love for Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter into a full-time job as a social media coordinator! When she's not at work, she's browsing everywhere from the Internet to the streets for her own "Manicure Monday" inspiration. She believes that true style comes from a mix of high and low, designer and drugstore, expensive splurges and nearly steals!

5 comments on “Manicure Monday: Superstition

  1. Kathleen: These are the perfect nails for Halloween; what a great idea.

  2. […] always looking for new ideas, techniques, and styles.  Admittedly, when there isn’t a holiday or big event going on, sometimes it can be hard to think of new, creative nail art ideas.  Enter […]

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