I am sooo behind on posting. To the point where I rolled a dice to decide which nail art I would post first on my way to catching back up. The happy thing is that I still made all my group deadlines so I was able to be in the collages. I got the MVP! Today’s winner is a nail art inspired by the Children of the Corn movie. I actually watched the original movie for inspiration and, aside from Terminator-famous Linda Hamilton, I loved very little about the movie, unfortunately. The character of Burt can go die in a fire instead of constantly ignoring his gf and dragging her into danger. Also not a big fan of cults.
Nail art products used
- Base Polishes:
- Born Pretty’s “BP-TR06“; MTK Design’s “Fire“; and Zoya’s “Dahlia” + “Oswin“
- Everything started with “Fire”. Then I sponged on a textured glitter gradient on the pinkie and index fingernails. The other nails started with a base of glow in the dark orange with a red jelly sponged on top in the hopes of tinting the glow without eliminiating it entirely. A small amount of red glitter texture was added at the end of the gradient to bring the look together.
- Stamping Polishes:
- UberChic’s “Pure Black“
- Freehand Painting:
- More of UberChic’s “Pure Black” used to fill in areas the stamping decal did not and also create a “field” outline for the scarecrow nail that was also filled in.
- Stamping Plates:
- Apipila “Stephen King“ (“Stephen King”, Children of the Corn movie poster outline) and Lantern & Wren “Fright Night“ (scarecrow)
Items in italics are debuting on the blog for the first time.
Reading Stephen King
I was glad-ish that I watched the whole Children of the Corn movie because I wouldn’t have known to add the scarecrow that poor Vicky would get tied to. I am not sure if that’s what happened in the book because, despite a period of time where I devoured a lot of Stephen King books, I never read that one. In fact, my favorite Stephen King story remains The Langoliers, which I painted nail art for clear back in 2017 and my favorite book is The Long Walk (which he wrote under the Richard Bachman pen name and is even better than Running Man).
Unfortunately his recent venture into fairy tale telling, Fairy Tale, fell flat with me this year. I ended up agreeing with most readers that the period where he was hanging with the old man was actually much more enjoyable than the tepid “adventure” part. Your time would be better spent with the fairy tale-esque Rose Madder or Sleeping Beauties…
@HalloweenForeverCollab – Children of the Corn
- Instagram Group: @HalloweenForeverCollab
- Hosts: Grace @viperlovr and Chelsea @semplynailingit
- Group tag: #HalloweenForeverCollab
- Prompt: Children of the Corn
- Next prompt: Spooktacular Christmas
Final Children of the Corn nail art photos
Because of how I painted my gradients, the glow was not terribly bright on this one, but with a UV light, it really shines. Even the tips of the index and pinkie finger retained a menacing red glow.
Until next time, friends! 🙋♀️
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