Welcome October! Early Halloween Inspiration Black and Orange Mani

Jacko and Black Crackle

I couldn’t wait!  October 1st and I had to usher in Autumn and the month of Halloween with a neon orange and black crackle mani.  I just wish the photo could show how neon the orange is, my fingers are almost glowing.

I decorated my desk at work last week and my coworkers started asking if Halloween was my favorite holiday.  It’s hard not to scream say YES!  It’s a holiday where you get FREE candy, you get to dress up and not be considered crazy, and you get to worship Satan all in one…okay maybe not that last part.

Anyway, this set didn’t actually take that long to do.  The orange Sinful Colors Summer Peach color dries very fast and is actually a matte polish.  I put a fast dry top coat on the orange before applying the crackle; I don’t know if it allows the crackle spread better, but my theory is that it helps.  The crackle coat also dries super quick and is in between glossy and matte.  I did not apply a topcoat over the crackle.

On the accent finger I just used a small paint brush to apply the design.  Yes, the face is inspired by one of my favorite movie protagonists, Jack Skellington (even though it’s on orange and not white).  It is a cross between a jack-o-lantern and Jack Skellington and I’m quite pleased.  I can’t wait to do more themed nails this month!!

JackSkellington

Polishes Used:

  1. Seche Vite Base Coat
  2. 2 coats Sinful Colors Summer Peach 
  3. 1 coat Poshe Top Coat (on orange, before the crackle coat)
  4. 1ish coat Nicole By OPI Black Texture crackle
  5. Face detail in Sally Hansen Black Out
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