Sunday, October 27, 2013

Cauldron Mist: Halloween Part Two

Today's look was inspired by a pretty purple glitter that one of my friends recently donated to my stash. Somehow colors keep existing that I don't own. I clearly don't have enough polishes yet. I think this looks perfect for Halloween without being too literal. The gradient from grey to black looks like mist rising from a cauldron and the glitter is my magic potion. If I could make a magic potion I think I'd make one so that when I poured out a drop a new bottle of polish would appear along with an extra 2 hours in the day so I could actually try it out.

I started with a basic gradient. I've had some trouble with gradients in the past and had to try a few different methods before finding one that works for me. I start by painting my nails the lightest color, Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure, Ion in this case. I paint stripes of all 3 colors onto a makeup sponge and blot that onto my nails. It usually takes 2-4 coats to get everything to blend nicely. The medium grey is China Glaze, Recycle and the black is LA Colors. I plan to do a tutorial soon to explain this better.

This pretty purple glitter is Wet n Wild Fast Dry. The label is missing, and some research tells me... pretty much nothing. I did some extensive searching and can't seem to find this color. If you know what it is let me know. I feel even more lucky to have it now since it apparently isn't part of the core line and doesn't exist anywhere on the internet. I used the sponge method for this glitter too since the glitter is pretty sparse in the clear base. It's easier to get it more concentrated at this tips this way too.

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