Tuesday, October 2, 2012

"This is Halloween" - Day 1

I'm a late entry to this challenge because I am running behind in reading my nail art blogs and only saw the challenge this morning. I LOVED the idea, though, and decided I was going to start my participation as soon as I got home!

I have to thank Lacquer Dreams for coming up with this challenge. I love Halloween, it's one of my favorite holidays. I'm pagan, as well, so it's like New Year's AND Halloween AND it's my wedding anniversary, all rolled up into one fun day. So of course I'm going to jump on the bandwagon for a Halloween-themed challenge for my first Halloween since I started doing nail art!

So, horror movie. I love horror movies. I love the campy, cheesy ones, and I love the edge-of-your-seat nail biting ones. I especially love supernatural horror rather than the plain old serial killer version. But oddly enough, the movie I chose to base my nail art on is one I really don't care for. It's not that I dislike it, I just don't particularly like it. It does, however, have a certain odd sentimental value in my family because it was the first movie my daughter, Brianna, actually sat still for and watched all the way through. The movie that hyperactive little three-year-old decided was worth sitting still for a full 87 minutes for? Child's Play. There are reasons we call her a cross between Princess Barbie and Wednesday Addams, people! :)

I started with a base layer of two coats of Milani Whitest White on all of my nails, then I used China Glaze Frostbite, Avon Vintage Blue, Primary Beauty Pink Neon, and China glaze Adventure Red-Y to mimic the stripes on Chucky's shirt. I used Sally Hansen Black Pearl Chrome and Sinful Colors Celeb City to make the butcher knife and Adventure Red-Y and China Glaze Salsa to make the blood.

I tried - and failed miserably - to draw Chucky's face on my thumbnail. It's horrible, I know, and after I've let my co-workers see my horrible rendition of it tomorrow, I'll paint over that ugly mug.

I didn't even attempt to do any pictures on my off-hand, of course. I put the same stripes on, though quite a bit shakier drawing with my left hand, and I used a coffee stirrer for a straw to make blood splatters on my accent fingers, again with Adventure Red-Y and Salsa.

I enjoyed seeing all the other entries in this challenge, and I'll do my best to make sure all the rest of my entries are actually on the day they're scheduled for. Thanks for playing! Now, go check out all the other pretties:

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