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The Lacquer Legion: AFTER DARK…Halloween Circles

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Hi guys. It’s October’s Lacquer Legion and the prompt is AFTER DARK. I had so much trouble with this one. It seems like every single Halloween-themed nail art has been done before…plus I shy away from horror and frankly anything I wouldn’t let my daughter wear! I started “doodling” some dotted circles on a Post It note with some orange and black polishes. Then I had the idea to make the center of each one a different Halloween icon – and so this nail art was born. These are about as tame as it gets for Halloween…but I really like how they turned out. The theme is subtle. In fact, you probably wouldn’t even notice it if you weren’t looking for it.

The Lacquer Legion: AFTER DARK Halloween Nail Art

My base polishes are the two shades in the Morgan Taylor Halloween CollectionThe set includes Little Black Dress (a great black!) and a crazy bright orange called Orange Crush. I used a fine art brush to create the jack-o-lanterns, skulls, spiders and bats and teeny dotting tools to make the dots.

Digit-al Dozen Does Art: Rothko

My Day 4 mani of the Digit-al Dozen ART theme week is based on a Mark Rothko painting called White Center (Yellow, Pink, and Lavender on Rose) (1950) [image source]. You probably recognize it. It’s one of the most expensive pieces of art ever sold. $72.8 million! What a steal! David Rockefeller bought it for only $10,000 in 1960 and attended the auction when it was sold almost 50 years later. During the auction, I imagine he felt like I did in the last 5 minutes of my husband’s motorcycle listing on eBay! Talk about a nail biter!

Rothko White Center (work / play / polish)

PART 2: China Glaze Cirque Du Soleil Swatches & Review

Today I have the second half of the China Glaze Cirque Du Soleil Swatches. Yesterday I showed you the cremes and a jelly. The remaining six polishes are glitters and a shimmer.

China Glaze Cirque Du Soleil Collection Part 2

Bend Over Backwards is a metallic, shimmery, coppery orange. The formula reminded me of China Glaze Magnetix – thick and creamy. The pic doesn’t do this polish justice. It has the same shimmer as Riveting from the Hunger Games Collection…super vibrant!

China Glaze Cirque Du Soleil Collection: Bend Over Backwards (work / play / polish)

PART 1: China Glaze Cirque Du Soleil Swatches & Review

Happy Saturday! Today I have six polishes from the China Glaze Cirque Du Soleil Collection – the cremes and a jelly (?) Tomorrow I’ll show you the glitters and shimmers. So let’s jump right in.

China Glaze Cirque Du Soleil Collection Part 1 (work / play / polish)

Escaping Reality is a hot pink creme. You can never have too many hot pink cremes! We’re only a few weeks into Fall and already it seems like ages since I’ve worn a color like this! Formula was great on this one. I used two coats and a coat of Seche Vite. Without the topcoat, it has a satiny, rubbery finish…which is cool…but I was on autopilot and mindlessly slathered on the topcoat!

China Glaze Cirque Du Soleil Escaping Reality (work / play / polish)