Trick or Treat

I love holidays. LOVE them. I have 3 favorites (why should I have to pick one?) and they are Christmas, Halloween, and 4th of July. Well, I have been thinking long and hard about what to do/be for Halloween, but the sad truth is I don’t know that I will be attending Halloween parties amidst working on my masters dissertation. None the less, I have done some preparing! Check out the gallery for some great stay-at-home Halloween clothing ideas, and Cupcakes and Cashmere has shown some great Halloween decoration! Want a skull like hers below? For an added bonus buy Skull Vodka!

Lastly, I have to repost the amazing mani DIY from thebeautydepartment.com. Its great!

Here is a step by step tutorial on how to do a candy corn manicure. This festive look is surprisingly simple to do and a fun way to show your halloween spirit. So give it a try and let us know how it goes…  Also, don’t forget to tweet us a photo of your finished manicure at @TBDoffical .  We love seeing all your fabulous results!

TOOLS

Orange nail polish

White nails polish

Yellow nail polish

Clear top coat

Tape

Scissors

STEPS

1. Paint your nails with 2 coats of orange nail polish.  It’s really important that you give these coats enough time to dry.  I would suggest allowing a few hours to be sure.  If you would like to play it safe, trying painting them the day before and rocking orange nails for a day. (That’s what I did)

2. Cut tape into strips of tape that are about 1/3 the width of the length of your nails.

3. Place a strip of tape horizontally on the center of each nail.  Press down on the tape securing it to your nail to guarantee clean edges between the colors.

4. Paint the exposed nail below the tape with 2 coats of white nail polish.

5. Paint the exposed nail above the tape with 2 coats of yellow nail polish.

6. Wait 5 minutes before carefully peeling the strip of tape off each nail. Like I mentioned is step number 1, it is important that the orange coat is completely dry so that the polish doesn’t come off with the tape.  Finish with a clear top coat and your done!

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