A red to black gradient nail art with swirls of magic and a wicked, sexy witch casting a summoning stamped on top plus a haunted house.
Witch of Summoning

Witch of Summoning

Today’s look was brought to you by learning to stop before you ruin something. See, my initial plan was to have the vertical gradient and then stamp a whole landscape of haunted houses as a kind of French tip that then fades into the black. But then I thought I should have something looming over the village looking all evil so I picked this super vampy and wicked lookin’ lady from EDK’s All Hallow’s Eve plate. And then I thought I should add some stuff in her background to show her power…

So I got the power in the background and I added my witch stamp and I was already starting to pick up house stamping decals and I stopped and looked at what I had and realized that I didn’t need to put more effort into this mani for it to look good.

Wait. That made me sound lazy instead of wise. I need an editor. 🤣

A red to black gradient nail art with swirls of magic and a wicked, sexy witch casting a summoning stamped on top plus a haunted house.
Witch of Summoning

I still kept one haunted house! It’s probably her home where she is performing the summoning now that I don’t have a village for her to loom over.

A red to black gradient nail art with swirls of magic and a wicked, sexy witch casting a summoning stamped on top plus a haunted house.
Witch of Summoning

Halloween Forever Collab

Continued participation in this challenge is definitely a goal of mine. @delis_nails and @viperlovr threw us an easy one this time with a red/black gradient prompt. In some ways it rounded the bend back to hard because you could pair anything with that gradient. You only have to check out the group tag to see how creative everyone got.

The prompt for March is Creepy Circus. I already have several ideas I wish I could all paint…

#HalloweenForeverCollab - Red/Black Gradient collage
#HalloweenForeverCollab – Red/Black Gradient collage

Nail art products used

I’ve been wanting to use Zoya’s “Isla” again for a while, but I do so love B. Loves Plates “B. a Cherry Lollipop” that “Isla” gets neglected. In fact, the first and (until now) last time I used it was…also for a black to red gradient clear back in 2016’s ‘C’ is for Crane. 😂

C is for Crane - ABC Nail Art Challenge - 31 Day Challenge (honour) - Hermit Werds
Base Polishes:
Revlon’s Parfumerie “Espresso” and Zoya’s “Isla
Stamping Polishes:
Maniology’s Ballet Flats and “Terracotta Rose” + UberChic’s “Pure Black
Advanced Stamping Polishes:
L’oreal’s “Walk on the Beach“, Sinful Colors’ Neon Collection “The Bright Thing“, and Smacker’s “Wickedly Stylish
Freehand Painting:
Clouds with Maniology’s Ballet Flats and summoning “flames” with China Glaze’s “Jamaican Out
Stamping Plates:
DXE06” (haunted house), “DXE25” (moon w/clouds), and Esmaltes de Kelly “All Hallow’s Eve” (witch)

While the stamping decal of the witch wasn’t very opaque, it actually kind of worked when you could see the “skin” color I painted into the decal through it. Gives her face a bit of a highlight. I’ll take my happy accidents where I can get them.

A red to black gradient nail art with swirls of magic and a wicked, sexy witch casting a summoning stamped on top plus a haunted house.
Witch of Summoning

Return of Witches of ‘S’

It has been a shameful two years since I last painted a mani for my Witches of ‘S’ series. Both 2019 and 2020 had several months where I didn’t paint much nail art, so I guess that’s my excuse. I was so pleased to walk my way backward into a new addition to this little collection. I have many ideas for it. Hopefully more will get painted this year.

We pause to bring you a witchy book recommendation

The Scapegracers by Hannah Abigail Clarke

Yeah. Gotta love witches. All the way from The Craft to Roald Dahl’s The Witches. Speaking of which, I just finished reading a great book that reminded me of The Craft only modern, less goth, and more just pure awesome teenage girl power. The latter which I don’t think we celebrate enough.

It’s called The Scapegracers by Hannah Abigail Clarke and it is not only fantastically (and dramatically written), it is interracial and the main character is a lesbian, so lots of boxes ticked for inclusion. I was just about to say I hope the author writes a sequel b/c there was no information about it last time I looked. Looks like it will end up being a trilogy. I win. 😎

And now back to our irregularly scheduled witch nail art…

A red to black gradient nail art with swirls of magic and a wicked, sexy witch casting a summoning stamped on top plus a haunted house.
Witch of Summoning

Alas, most of the detail is lost when you pull far away, but, hey, we’re still living through a pandemic. Ain’t no one seeing my nails in person anyway.

A red to black gradient nail art with swirls of magic and a wicked, sexy witch casting a summoning stamped on top plus a haunted house.
Witch of Summoning

Until next time, friends! Witch on! 🔮

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