Mani Monday on a Tuesday

Welcome to Mani Monday on a Tuesday!

Today’s mani is inspired by pumpkins and a  dip dye technique that I saw on Polish Alcoholic’s blog.

Below is my rendition of this technique but check out NOTD: Dip Dye  to see where the inspiration began!

All colors are once again from Avon which are still incredibly $3.49. I have been stocking up before the price decides to pop back up!

Base: Lucky Penny     Color 1: Barefoot Beige     Color 2: Vintage Boutique

Color 3:  Forbidden Fudge     Color 4:  Midnight Green

What color combinations would you try?

Mani Monday 10/29/12

Good Morning and Happy Mani Monday!!

This week I had the time to complete my ode to Tim Burton with a manicure inspired by “The Corpse Bride.”   What I love about this movie, aside from the stunning visuals, is the story.  I am a sucker for a love story.  Yes even one that may be a wee bit off the beaten path.

Here are the colors for this look.

Base: Avon Urban Gray  3 coats

Colors: Avon Absinthe, OPI Greece Just Blew Me Away, Avon Licorice
Wishing everyone a great week!  See you soon!!!!

Mani Monday 10/15/12

It’s just another Mani Monday ooh-ooh!
In scheming up ideas for this week’s mani it came to me.  Create my ode to Tim Burton through nails!  So here it is, this week’s mani inspired by “The Nightmare Before Christmas.”  This is my all-time favorite holiday movie and I adore when this theme takes over the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland.  This week I am not only posting the finished product but the steps I took as well.  Enjoy!


Step 1)

Base coat: OPI: Greece Just Blew Me Away

2 coats



Step 2)

Kinda created a V at the tip but any quasi design would work.

OPI: Movin’ Out



Step 3)

Just made one last stripe.

Avon:  Gleaming Gold



okay-this is the slightly tricky part, but if I can do it so can you!

Step 4)

Using a thin paintbrush painted on black stitches by following the blocks of color.

Avon: Licorice



and here is what I added for an additional bit of whimsy

Hmmm…I am suddenly in the mood to watch a movie.  Wonder which one I should watch?

Have a great week and see you next Monday!