I had to. I just wanted bright orange and pumpkinses, preciousss…
I’ve never made such an OCD fuss about a colour. I mixed (mixed! Who am I?) at least 4 shades, then layered another dozen, finally came up with the desired combo – I wanted it to pop, but not change colours too much in different light. I know. I’m getting too fussy.
AND I was doing it after a sleepless night, around 8am.
There’s a base of white, a red neon AND an orange neon to achieve the perfect, brightest, pumpkinest orange.
Pumpkins stamped with Sally Hansen Coco a-go-go brown – wanted something warm and autumny.
Oh my gods I am really sleep deprived. Honestly. I took this pic, because I love their white mugs and it was actually my first time trying pumpkin spice latte so I snapped it.
I realised at HOME, when editing, several hours later that I have pumpkins on my nails and in my mug.
I have never actually celebrated Halloween so never carved a pumpkin, but I love the concept and the colours. I needed this mani before this lovely celebration runs its course.
It’s guaranteed to make you happy, this mani.
Another first time thing I did with this design is… *drumroll please* a jelly sandwich!
OK, so I had an idea to apply a coat of jelly OPI My Pointe Exactly and then stamp black batses, and then make them sort of submerged in the grey jelly. It worked.
But I thought, surely someone has thought of this gorgeous layering magic stuff before…
Searched for a while and there it was – unbeknownst to me I made a sandwich and it’s jelly.
I have spent an entire day in a London Colney, which is like a marathon after being confined to your room for 8 weeks with a broken foot.
The orange sparkled prettily in the lovely sun, but I am so tired I can’t even.
I don’t even know what I typed in this post. All I know is I gotta sleep and I gotta share my pumpkins with you stat.
PS How do you photograph a jelly? It just wouldn’t show its sandwichness, even with me running around to find proper lightning.
I’ve debated being so mad at it to remove it, but those jelly submerged bats are so cute I couldn’t bring myself to.