Bright celery green nail art with a skull and crossed swords stamped on top.
Skull and Swords

Skull and Swords

It feels a little lame to say this, but I had to color in the stamping decal of the skull twice because my brain registered the sword tips as horns on the skull so I used the wrong color on them. Woops! Anyway, this nail art falls into a general creepy, almost pirate-y theme, which fits into Halloween and the month of October just fine for me!

Bright celery green nail art with a skull and crossed swords stamped on top.
Skull and Swords

A dangerous skeleton deserves a dangerous prop. Still not a sword though…

Bright celery green nail art with a skull and crossed swords stamped on top.
Skull and Swords
#pantone2020winterchallenge – Celery
#pantone2020winterchallenge - Celery, Coral Gold, and Bombay Brown

For today’s #pantone2020winterchallenge color, we have a bright yellow green called Celery. I quite like it and it matches pretty well with a polish I’ve had in my collection for a while: Color Mates’ “Waikiki Kiwi”. I’m pretty sure it’s one of the few polishes I still have from the dollar store, so I don’t know if it’s still available out there.

I got lucky again and my stamping polish, the often-used “Orange Autumn” by Born Pretty, is a pretty good match for Bombay Brown. And I guess you could say Maniology’s “Indio” is a fit for Coral Gold? I painted this before Ine released the secondary colors, so none of that was intentional.

Products used

Base Polishes:
Cinapro’s Nail Sugar “Hyperactive” and Color Mates’ “Waikiki Kiwi
Stamping Polishes:
Born Pretty’s “Orange Autumn” (press sample) and KADS’ Pearly Yellow Green
Advanced Stamping Polishes:
Covergirl’s “dark metallic gray“, L’oreal’s “Walk on the Beach“, and Maniology’s Indio
Stamping Plates:
hehe 16 (skull) and 46 (alien textures)

A bottle shot in case you want to try to find this polish. The formula isn’t the best out there (still takes three coats), but it’s not bad either.

Bright celery green nail art with a skull and crossed swords stamped on top.
Skull and Swords

When I’m painting for a color challenge, I try to focus on the color since it’s the whole point. (Granted Ine’s rules have been relaxed now that she’s offering more colors to use.) I was lucky to have a glitter polish and a stamping polish that were really close to Celery. Enhancement used!

Bright celery green nail art with a skull and crossed swords stamped on top.
Skull and Swords

My favorite nail as far as showing the different polishes working together with the stamping plate’s patterns…

Bright celery green nail art with a skull and crossed swords stamped on top.
Skull and Swords

We’ve done the macro, let’s dodge farther away…

Bright celery green nail art with a skull and crossed swords stamped on top.
Skull and Swords

Edit: I seem to have forgotten to add any kind of ending to this blog post. Uh…woops and until next time, friends! πŸ˜…

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2 Comments Posted

    • Thanks! I love it when a polish works well with both matte and glossy. And, no, I didn’t cut myself. The knife is sharp-ish, but probably not even as sharp as my kitchen knives.

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