Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Green Voodoo

Hello ladies,

Today I have another Halloween look from plate Konad plate M13. The stamp seems to represent a wobbly person with a pin and a voodoo doll or poppet. I can't help but find this design cute. The person has a round head and torso reminiscent a doll. Perhaps the poppet in his hand is holding it's own pin and voodoo doll and this will continue through Halloween into infinity. That could be a bit of whimsy on my part. The image is probably meant to be scary, but I can't be afraid of a little guy who resembles a chubby bird with a mohawk. 

The sky was grey and overcast in center city. I did the best I could for you ladies without the sun's assistance. The base color is a new Maybelline Express Finish polish in Glad to be Green. The stamping was done in white Konad special polish.  

Do you ever have a day when your manicure in process is not participating with your ideas and intentions? I was feeling cranky when I began, which could have initiated some of my challenges. I had to keep repainting the nails on my pinky and my pointer fingers on my left hand. One of the difficulties with the Maybelline Express Finish formula is it's incompatibility with Orly Smudge Fixer. When the polish is wet or tacky, Smudge Fixer makes it gooey instead of smoothing out flaws. The formulas are cooperative when the Maybelline color is dry. By that time, it's easier to have removed the polish and begun again.

When my date called on his way to pick me up last night, I was in full battle with the voodoo people on my nails. I told him I was having a hard time and asked him to bring me a Reece's peanut butter cup. He stopped at the corner store a couple blocks away. 

It took Glad to be Green three coats for perfect opacity. I do love the color. It has a dark green base with an abundance of light green shimmer that brightens the shade overall. It's certainly worth a purchase for green lovers.   

Happy painting, ladies.


  1. I like that stamp! He does look like a bird with a mohawk. That's a gorgeous green shade on you. Love the little jewel also. That plant is amazing. It doesn't look real. Reese's Cups seem to help many things! That's funny. Hope you enjoyed your date.

  2. Hope your date went well Diana ... I hope you enjoyed your chocolate, too ;)
    This is a beautiful color and I like the nail art. I was contemplating this design tonight as I did another Halloween mani. I couldn't figure it out. I think you might be right!!

  3. Chocolate is always a big help! I like the little gold stars,and your so right....the little guy is too cute to be scary.

  4. I love any mani that includes stars!! Can always imagine stars with you posts though! The voodoo boy is very sweet and a man with chocolates is a keeper! <3

  5. ohh... this is so cute miss D...

  6. yummy chocolate! I love the stamp, the whole plate is so cute :)

  7. I love this, it's so cute! I agree, Reese's peanut butter cup makes everything better. What a nice guy to pick one up for you.

  8. Diana,
    I am loving these unique manis this month!
    Dana Cerise

  9. I like this color- what a nice green! I think I'd call this one Emo Baby Chick with Mohawk and Voodoo Doll ;) I'll have to take a look at these Maybellines.

  10. This is a very cute mani, did your date go well?

  11. Lucy: The flowers are lantana. I adore them. These are growing by the fountain in Logan Circle, not far from the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Thank you so much! I love wearing green polish! I had a great time going out with the bearer of peanut butter cups. :)

    beautyjudy: Some of these odd little figures have grown on me the more I see them. All the chocolate was appreciated. ;)

    Velvet: Thank you! I have a whole set of jeweled stars to play with. My nails will be spangled again! :)

    Danielle: Thanks! I will have more star manicures! Aside from bearing chocolate, he also cooked me a delectable vegetarian dinner. Keeper indeed!

    thriszha: Thanks so much! I appreciate it. <3

    AllYouDesire: Thank you, sweetie! I have been having so much fun with this plate overall. The peanut butter cups made it better.

    Mighty Lambchop: Thanks! I think Reese's peanut butter cups are the universal elixir. I did share the second cup in the two pack. ;)

    Dana Cerise: Thank you! There will be more Halloween looks coming. I am glad you like them. :)

    Lisa: I think your name for the design is going to stay with me whenever I see it. So funny! This green would look so nice with your skin tone. :)

    gildedangel: Thank you. I had a really great time. We are going out again tomorrow. :)

  12. Very nice nail art! I love that green but it's not sale in France, I'm very disappointed...
    Do you know a website which sale it please?
    Thank you very much


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