The @halloweenForeverCollab strikes again with an awesome prompt to bring Halloween to every month. and this time we painted for Cinco de Mayo. It was a bit of a challenge to find something in my collection that worked and wasn’t straight sugar skulls, but I think this works. And I’m totally tagging this post as Mexican even though it’s clear that Americans just want an excuse to shove (Americanized) Mexican food into their faces. Yes, please. 🌮
(But also let’s respect Mexican culture more and the people it comes from.)
And, yeah, this is coming early since Cinco de Mayo is a battle victory celebrated on May the 5th. However, I’ve already noticed people hitting up my previous Cinco de Mayo blog post and figured they’re looking for inspiration so I decided to post asap.
Nail art products used
- Base Polish:
- Sinful Colors’ “Taco Tuesday“
- Stamping Polishes:
- B. Loves Plates’ “B. a Sour Jelly“; Hit the Bottle’s “A Vermillion to One“; and Maniology’s “Coconut” + “Red Sea“
- Advanced Stamping Polishes:
- B. Loves Plates’ “B. a Sour Jelly“; Hit the Bottle’s “A Vermillion to One“; Maniology’s “Coconut” + “Red Sea“; and OPI’s “I Just Can’t Cope-acabana“
- Stamping Plates:
- Born Pretty “BP-X07” (lady dancer), “hehe 55” (banners), “Major Dijit 23” (skeletal guitar player), Maniology “MXM028“ (fringed shawl pattern), and “Nicole Diary-L12” (framed skeletal couple)
Items in italics are debuting on the blog for the first time.
It is super frustrating to not have enough time to try making more of the mini tutorials, but I seriously stayed up way too late putting this look together so stopping to take a bunch of photos wasn’t happening. It worked out beautifully though. I especially love little details like the addition of a green line around the edge of the textile on my index and pinkie fingers and the dancing lady. I really struggled with what I would put on that nail and was about to give up and just do a bunch of pennant banners when I came across her image and it fit. So that’s how this nail art kinda ended up being a love story because then I wanted to have a couple on my thumb.
Lots of products used, but I really repeated the same colors as much as possible in any way possible. The real glory was using Sinful Colors’ “Taco Tuesday” for Cinco de Mayo. It just fit way too well (even though the smell kinda made me nauseous. Unlike “Donut Even” I love the way this polish looks and won’t destash it even though I don’t like the scent).
#HalloweenForeverCollab – Halloween de Mayo
This collab has gotten large enough that we occupy three group rooms on Instagram and I was in the quiet one that didn’t get any posts until the last couple of days. Needless to say I am amazed at how amazing everyone’s nail art is now that I can see it! Definitely check out the group for more Cinco de Mayo nail art inspo.
- Instagram Group: @HalloweenForeverCollab
- Hosts: Grace @viperlovr and Chelsea @semplynailingit
- Group tag: #HalloweenForeverCollab
- Prompt: Halloween de Mayo Mashup Party
- May’s prompt: April showers bring hungry flowers
Final Cinco de Mayo photos
As is usually the case when I love a more complex mani, I took extra photos. Macro photos are fun when you have enough details to make them feel worthwhile. 😁
Until next time, friends! I hope you have some tasty foods on the actual holiday! 🙋♀️