Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Boiling Cauldrons

Happy Halloween! I hope you all are having a fun and safe holiday. And whether you're trick-or-treating, handing out candy, or just spending a quiet night at home, this design is perfect for Halloween. This post also happens to be my 50th post (wow, seems like just a week ago I started this blog!), and I really wanted to do something special. I was inspired by a spooky bubbling witch's cauldron, and couldn't help but find out what it would look like on my nails! So I hope you enjoy this creepy (yet fun) nail art design. 

You will need:
- Base coat
- Brown polish
- small gem bead... things
- Green polish
- Makeup sponge
- Black striper
- Topcoat

Start of with a base coat, as usual. Next, paint your ring finger and thumb brown.

China Glaze - Foie Gras

Add a drop of top coat onto the place you'd like the "bubble" to be, place the bead on top of it, and press it in firmly. Repeat for all of the bubbles you'd like. Try using some different sizes of gems to make it more realistic.

Paint over the beads with a base coat/ top coat (this step isn't pictured). Then cover it all up with a nice slime green (See what I did there? Slime? Lime? Slime? No? I thought it was funny).

Essie - Mojito Madness

Repeat for the rest of your nails (excluding the ring finger and thumb, of course).

Do a simple gradient on the brown ring finger. You can also do this on your thumb, but lazy me decided not to.

Time to start making the cauldron! Using a black striper, draw a line not quite reaching the sides of your nail. The line can be centered on the nail or slightly lower than the center.

Art Deco Black

Make the cauldron shape with the striper and fill it in.

Add a little handle to the cauldron to finish it up.

Top it all off with a top coat, and your spooky bubbling nails are done!

Prepare for all sorts of comments on these nails as you show off your Halloween spirit (and don't be afraid when you hear "gross" as often as "cool!"). If you decide to try these out, show me those pics by emailing me or posting them on my Facebook page- I'd love to see them! 
I hope you all enjoyed my fiftieth post. It's been such a fun journey getting here and I know that this is just one small milestone in many to come. If you want to see more posts from me in the future, don't forget to follow here, follow on Twitter, and like on Facebook
Happy Halloween, 


  1. OMG I cannot handle this! lol This is too cute but seriously look like bubbly green slime on your nails. Great job!


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