Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Omnipresent zombies!

Hello ladies,

Today was undeniably grey and filled with zombies! My friend David and I strolled through Lambertville, NJ to appreciate the leaf change and enjoy the Halloween decorations. The townspeople show equal pride and neighborly competitiveness in adorning their front porches with tombstones, skulls, ghosts, bats, cobwebs, rats and skulls . My nails weren't the only location for zombies! 

The zombie girl was stamped in black Konad special polish using plate M13. The base for the design is MAC $$$$$Yes. Hard Candy Sweet P forms the funky french.

How would you like this little miss to greet you at your front door?

The owner of the house calls this doll "the angry teenager".

Orange and gold leaves through a fine mist of rain.

I was complaining about my zombies over dinner with my boyfriend Kyle last night. Konad special polish in black and the smooth, mirror like finish of MAC $$$$$Yes did not couple well. I had to redo two nails because the zombies literally melted once I applied the Konad topcoat. I have to admit it was amusing listening to a big guy trying to reassure me about my manicure skills, melting zombies notwithstanding.

I really love $$$$$Yes. The name entertains me. The color is what I wanted NYC Steele to be. It's a muted and reflective silver. Like most MAC polishes, the application is tricky and required three coats for opacity. I believe the central problem with MAC lacquers are the brushes and not the formula. I find the bristles a little stiff compared to other polishes. A light touch is needed to keep the color on the nail and not dragging towards the tip on the second coat. There are some brushstrokes with $$$$$Yes, but it has more of a striping appearance like brushed steel rather than a frosty polish look. $$$$$Yes has recently been re-promoted by MAC.

Hard Candy Sweet P is lovely despite the missing vowels in the name. I support tiny green glitter particles in the color of legumes. Two coats were required for the funky french. The glitter appears less concentrated in the photo than in life. I think those zombies were being tricky again!

Happy painting, ladies! 


  1. I love this manicure. Great Zombie girls! I love the polishes you used. Great photos of the Zombie girl and Angry Teenager. Those leaves are beautiful and so is the house. The street my apartment is on has woods on both sides. Partial on one side. The trees look gorgeous and I love to ride by them. I hope they never sell the land.

  2. I love this mani! I also love the pictures of the leaves, our fall was about two weeks long. Now there is an inch and a half of snow on the ground :(

  3. I Loooooooove your mani!!!
    I want those dolls, they are awesome!

  4. Gosh! I am starstruck! - I adore this mani! I wish Australian's enjoyed Halloween a little more - it looks like an exiting and fun holiday. I would NOT like to be greeted by the Zombie girl. She's freaking me out. I'll have to focus on her otherwise I WILL have nightmares! :)

  5. What a great post ! I really enjoyed reading this post and thanks for these pictures :-)
    Your mani was cool as always and it made me smile :-)

  6. Great nails! I love the zombie nail plate!

    The dolls are a little creepy and scare me some! lol.

  7. I always enjoy seeing pictures of Halloween decorations, so thanks for those pics :)
    I love your mani, despite the trickiness of those zombie girls they really look good on your nails!

  8. i must say.. i love all ur hallowee mani.. ofcourse all ur nail art designs are so awesomeeeeeeee........

  9. This looks great! I love my MAC $$$$$Yes Polish I'm so glad they brought it back!

  10. That is great! Have you btw received the BarryM polish? :) Hope it have reached you by now ;)

  11. This is a wonderful look! Love the silver and green together.

    The dolls are appropriately creepy but I would be terrified to see them in person. I DO NOT like statues and mannequins.

    Have a lovely day!

  12. This is a great Halloween manicure! I love the color combination too. I also like the creepy decorations!

  13. Lucy: Thank you! So glad you like the zombies on my nails and on the porch. There were many more dolls than I had pictured. It was rainy so the others were under plastic, which was spooky in itself! It's so nice that you live near beautiful woods. What a pleasure!

    gildedangel: Thanks so much! We had a spell of odd weather: a snap of cold and days of rain. Usually the leaves change in stages. There was literally a week of leaf change instead of several. I remember snowy Octobers from my years in New England.

    Evil Angel: Thank you! The lady had about 15 black and white dolls on the porch and lining the fence. It was amazing!

    Danielle: I know you are sensitive to the spooky aspects of the holiday. I didn't think you and the zombie miss would get on well. I'm glad you find the manicure much more agreeable! <3

    Tuli: Thank you. The zombie nails were entertaining for me too! My friend David did a pretty hilarious impersonation of them. I am glad you enjoyed the story of my zombie encounters. :)

  14. Jessica: Thanks! Yay for Konad zombies! The dolls are creepy indeed! It's understandable to be scared of them. :)

    chocaddict: Thank you! I will have more pictures of Halloween decorations on Sunday night. I'm glad you appreciated those troublesome zombies. ;)

    thriszha: Thank you so much! I really value the compliment. You do such lovely work with the Konad.

    kittyluvscolor: Thanks! There is nothing quite like $$$$$Yes. <3

    rijaH: Lady, I owe you an e-mail and a great big thank you! Your package was delightful to receive! <3 <3 <3

    Mighty Lambchop: Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed the color combination. I wouldn't want to meet those zombie dolls in a dark alley. ;)

    Lisa: Thanks! I was so excited to come across spooky decorations to match my nails. :)

  15. LOL, you did great on your nails. The colour for the tips look so awesome!!


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