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Halloween Nails for #BusyGirlNails and Digital Dozen Spooky Days

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The Dalai Lama's Nails | #busygirlnails and Digital Dozen Halloween Gradient Today is a very busy day, and I’m a busy girl. I’m collaborating with some FAB bloggers to host #BusyGirlNails on Instagram and it’s also the Digital Dozen Spooky Days! It’s not an official Digital Dozen week, but just some time for extra fun Halloween nail art looks. Why not? The #BusyGirlNails challenge theme for today is sponged nail looks – and nothing says sponged more than a gradient. Now, my friend at the Lacquerologist did an awesome candy corn gradientΒ – so cool, right? I decided to do something that’s mashes up to colors that don’t normally mash up together. Because that’s what Halloween is all about. Or… something? I love a nice gradient, and I haven’t done one in quite a while. Plus, it’s definitely a busy girl kind of look – it’s themed for this week, but it’s not too fussy or time intensive. I’m into these Halloween Nails!

The Dalai Lama's Nails | #busygirlnails and Digital Dozen Halloween Gradient

The Dalai Lama's Nails | #busygirlnails and Digital Dozen Halloween Gradient

I applied one thick-ish coat of Essie Fear or Desire (perfect for Halloweeeeeen!). Then I turned to my trusty Liquid Palisade to protect my cuticles during the gradient process. I used a makeup sponge to add on some Renaissance Cosmetics The Danforth – so pretty and shimmery and lovely (and full swatch forthcoming). Once that was done, I applied a layer of Seche Vite followed by a coat of OPI Matte Top Coat. I love how this looks mattified! Matte all the things, indeed.Β The Dalai Lama's Nails | #busygirlnails and Digital Dozen Halloween Gradient

So, what do you think of this gradient? Is it the perfect look for a Busy Girl on Halloween? Join in the fun on Instagram and post your own #BusyGirlNails, too!


Plus, don’t forget to check out what the lovely Digital Dozen ladies are doing for Spooky Days!

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  • That’s one nice gradient.

  • Laurie

    This gradient is awesome, it’s so eerie looking!

  • Color Me So Crazy

    Yes!! Matte EVERYTHING!! This is a great Halloween gradient.

  • Beautiful gradient! I love it mattified πŸ™‚

  • Matte all the things! This gradient is perfection.

  • Great gradient! I love that you made them matte!

  • This is lovely and the matte topcoat adds just the right touch!

  • Perfect gradiΓ«nt, good pick of colours!

  • I love how soft this gradient is and the matte top coat takes it to another level!

  • I love that you went with an orange and purple! I need Liquid Palisade in my life!!

  • Novita Erasma

    I love the gradient! So perfect for halloween, I might have to steal this πŸ˜‰

  • Peace, Love & Polish

    I really love this gradient matte – it looks absolutely awesome!

  • #matteallthethings πŸ˜‰
    I love this gradient and I also can’t wait to see the full swatch of that awesome polish!

  • Cosmetic Sanctuary

    Thats an amazing gradient! Love the matted look too!

  • Lothwen Akira

    Perfect! So simple, yet spot on Halloween-y!

  • Beautiful!

  • These look amazing! The matte topcoat was a great idea!

  • Yes! Mattify everything! I love this gradient so hard!

  • A Girl and Her Polish

    Stunning gradient!

  • Beautiful! I love how you took a simple technique and made it perfect for the theme!