I did a candle glowing in the darkness with a pair of spooky eyes lurking in the blackness. There is a gradient effect on the candle itself, and there is the gradient from the pool of light radiating out from the candle.
I started with a base of black nails. Black nails really show off the reflection from my lamp and everything else in my living room where I do my nails!
Then I added the pool of light using acrylic paints. I used yellow, black and white paints for this part of the manicure. You can see I added the gradient to the side of my thumb, as well.
Then I added the candle, which starts out yellow, then turns to a an orangish-red towards the base of the candle. There are also different colors inside of the flame, running from yellow to orange, to red, to blue. And I added the little creepy eyes.
Here are both hands together. I added another pair of eyes on my right hand.
Here's a close-up of the candle, and you will notice that it is kind of blinged out! I opened my mail and found my shipment from Cult Nails! I got their top and base coats, plus Hypnotize Me, a wonderful sheer sparkle polish. I added some Hypnotize Me to the outer areas of the pool of light to give it some fun dimension. I really like it! Oh and there was one more bonus polish in my package, which I will share with tomorrow's manicure. :-) Cult Nails rules!
Here's a side view of the sparkle. I just love it and can't wait to do a full manicure with it.
Here are the polished I used in this manicure: Wet 'n Wild Black Creme, Cult Nails Hypnotize Me, Essie All In One Basecoat, and Seche Vite Topcoat.
Tomorrow's challenge is polka dots. It will be fun and frightening! :-)