Saturday, October 16, 2010

The Not-So-Grim-Reaper

Hello ladies,

Out of the murky gloom floats the Grim Reaper, his scythe raised, ready to escort you beyond this mortal sphere. Not yet having mastered appearing ghoulish and foreboding, this particular Grim Reaper is perhaps in training. Even armed with an otherworldly weapon, he is adorable!

I started with BB Couture Adam, then added the Not-So-Grim Reaper from image plate T29. I chose Konad white stamping polish for the ghostly gentlemen. An orange Moon hangs in the eerie sky. I used an Art Club striper in Penny Pincher to create fine tipping. Once we pass the Halloween season, Adam would look attractive with the tipping alone.

Prickly rose hips.

Fanciful peppers! Like little bells!

A banded agate sphere.

I have been watching the progression of this tree turning gold and orange.

Adam has a multitude of shimmer. I detect purple as well as copper in the mix. If you are looking for a noteworthy taupe this season, I recommend Adam. This is a gorgeous, understated polish. It took three coats for opacity. This shade applies beautifully and dries quickly.

I have been having a great time incorporating some non-traditional colors for Halloween manicures. I think the holiday can easily be celebrated outside the realm of bright orange and black.

Art Club Penny Pincher was sent to me for review. This striper is part of the Pretty Shiny Things Nail Art Kit and is available at

Image plate T29 was provided for my consideration. You can browse the full line of nail art stamping plates at

BB Couture Adam was sent to me for review. This shade along with the balance of the Infamous Lovers Men's Collection can be purchased at For the opportunity to win your choice of five polishes from Infamous Lovers Men's or Ladies', stop by Trick-or-Polish?: A Halloween Giveaway! to enter. The contest closes on October 18th, so don't delay!

Happy painting, ladies!


  1. Ghosts and a banded agate sphere. What more is there to life? A supernatural color match. Cool. Love, me.

  2. I love it! I really need to get some Konad stuff.

  3. For some reason the word 'jolly' springs to mind XD reminds me of Dead Like Me!

  4. Another wonderfully scary (not much!) manicure. Your ghoul in training is cute. Love Adam, he is a beautiful shade. Especially with the different colors of shimmer. Love the copper tipping also. You always find something to match perfectly to your manicure. Beautiful Fall flowers.

  5. That's such a cool manicure. Somehow the grim reaper looks as if he's dancing XD

  6. love your nails <3
    that's a great mani.

  7. I love the colours and the theme! Can't wait to see more Halloween manis. :D


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