Hope you're having a good Halloween so far! I've still got some homework to catch up on, but I'm excited for tonight. There's a Halloween dance tonight at my university that the GLBTQ student organization is throwing and I'm going in drag. It's kind of a tradition for the dance that the people attending should fuck with gender presentation in some way, so it should be a lot of fun. ;)
I did these nails for tonight. They kind of go with my outfit, but really I wanted something Halloween-inspired but not totally obvious. So I did a vaguely candy-corn-inspired gradient.
I only used two colors, and the orange I picked (ChG Roguish Red) is a very red toned orange, but the inspiration is still there. :P
It was kind of a rush job, and not the best gradient I've ever done, but I'm still happy with it! It'll do for tonight anyway.
I sort of did the gradient in an unusual way as well. Instead of sponging the orange all over my nails after painting them white, I painted over some of the white with the orange but left the tips white, and then sponged orange and white only onto the tips to blend them in.
The reason I did it that way was so that I wouldn't have to clean up around my cuticles. It worked! But I could've done a better job with the gradient itself. I think I should have done two coats of Roguish Red before I started sponging. Ah well. You can't tell how patchy it is from far away!
Happy Halloween everyone! Or if you don't celebrate Halloween, I hope your day is swell. And to those affected by Hurricane Sandy, my heart goes out to you, and my thoughts are with you all.