Thermal Halloween

Hello and welcome!  Out trip last week got me really excited for Halloween manis, so that’s what I’m doing all month!

This week, I was really inspired by the nail art designs that are hidden underneath thermal, color-changing polish.  I’ve seen it a bunch of times before, but can’t find a single saved example.  So I searched, and found a very Halloween example from Sveta Sanders, just to help explain what I mean.

What I Used:

  • Base Coat:  Glisten & Glow – Base Coat
  • 1st Color:  Level Up Lacquer – Holoween
  • 2nd Color:  Twinkled T – Vibin’
  • Top Coat:  Glisten & Glow – Top Coat
  • Ali Express SPH-011 stamping plate
  • Twinkled T holo stamper & scraper
  • lint roller sheet
  • Twinkled T clean up brush, size #2
  • acetone nail polish remover

I started with my usual base coat, and the two coats of LevelUp Lacquer – Holoween.  I was so excited to get this thermal polish.  It transitions from yellow, to orangey brown, to black, and is just perfect for Halloween!  I just hope that the thermal properties of this polish last until next Halloween, because I’m definitely using it again.

Next, I simply stamped various spooky images (bats, spiders, haunted houses and trees) on to my nails in black.  That way, they’d “disappear” when the temperature was right.

I absolutely love this mani!  It’s so easy, and yet so intriguing.  And the images blending in to the darkness really adds to the Halloween theme.  I can’t wait to try it again next year.  Only next time, I think I’ll use some liquid latex to cut down on clean up.

Hope everyone had a good week!

Update:

I played with my nails so much throughout the week!  Constantly checking to see if I was hot/cold enough to change the color.  It was definitely a great distraction.  And luckily, even with all my extra attention, I didn’t pick at all.

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