Thursday, 29 May 2014

My 200th Post: Purple Watercolour Halloween Nail Art and a Small Giveaway!

Hi everyone! Today I have some fun Halloween-y nail art and a fun little giveaway to share!

If you haven't read my last post I know what you're thinking... it's late May not late October, what's with the Halloween nails? And like I said in my last post, Halloween is one of the prompts for Nail It Magazine's September/October Issue and I'm trying to get my nails in their super fancy magazine!

Today is a special day because this is Partial to Polish's 200th post! In honour of that I've picked out a cute set of coloured studs from Born Pretty Store for one of you lovely people to win! This isn't a sponsored post, it's just a fun little spontaneous giveaway I decided to throw together today! The widget will be at the bottom of this post so read on!

For this look I started with a base of Essie The Girls are Out, a lovely fuchsia polish with glowy silver shimmer. I then went in with Essie DJ Play that Song, Color Club Pucci-licious and China Glaze Fancy Pants. I basically followed the lovely Chelsea Queen's tutorial to get the water colour effect, but I also went over each nail with acetone and a little DJ Play that Song at the end to blend everything together a little better! Check out the picture below for what that looked like (with no top coat).

I fell in love with the waxy finish of this watercolour look, so much so that I've since made a wax effect top coat with some corn starch and top coat! If you're curious you can head to my Instagram through the button in my sidebar to check out how it looked!

For the spiders and birds/bats (I was going for very simple bats but I think they look more like birds) I used a small paintbrush and Revlon Espresso, my favourite black creme polish. After letting my nails dry I sprayed the spider and bat nails with a spray of hairspray and let that dry. I finished off with a coat of the top coat I always use, Essie Good to Go. I do that every time I do any kind of nail art now because the layer of hairspray makes nail art so much harder to smudge!

What do you guys think of these nails? I'd love to know in the comments!

Now, onto the giveaway portion of this post! It is open internationally and will be open for a week. One of the requirements is that you leave a comment on this post letting my know which colour combo you'd like to receive the most. The following pictures are from the Born Pretty Store website and if you click on any of them they'll take you to the item listing for more information. I have named each set below so you can easily let me know which is your favourite in the comments!

BPG (blue purple green)

POP (pink orange purple)

GYG (green yellow green)

OPB (orange pink blue)

Here is the widget, good luck everyone! The winner will have 24 hours to respond to my email or I'll have to pick a new winner.

a Rafflecopter giveaway
Thanks so much for reading everyone! I'll have a big random swatch post up soon of the bases for my nail art or polishes I wore on their own, so keep an eye out! Happy Thursday! =)


  1. Lindsay Caplan29 May 2014 at 17:47

    Congrats on 200 posts! I'm loving the Blue/Purple/Green combo!

  2. Well done on the 200th post, I've managed to just reach 100th post so hopefully I'll be able to match your brilliance and reach 200th! I'd pick the Blue/Purple/Green combo if I was lucky enough to win. :)

  3. I want to try the BPG ~ Congrats of your 200th post and thank you for the giveaway!

  4. my favorite is the BPG!

  5. GYG. Congrats on your 200th post!

  6. Thank you!! That's my favourite too! :)

  7. Thank you!! I'm sure you will, it's so fun being a blogger! =)