Anyway, I was on the hunt for tiny spider decorations. Let me tell you, that was much harder than I thought. My friend Gina came to the rescue(!!) by sending me these teeny foil spider stickers she had from last year. I couldn't find any tiny spider decorations. The smallest were one per nail and I wanted to be able to fit a few like you would with the black spider rings on the fake webs for your house decorations.
- I started out with one coat of Zoya Savita.
- Next, I did one coat of Zoya Mimi for some added shimmer for the base.
- I topped it with Seche Vite and let dry before moving on.
- The webs are Sinful Colors Snow Me White using the "spun sugar" technique. Basically, you put a blob of polish on wax paper and stir it with a toothpick while blowing on it to dry it out. It gets stringy as it dries out and you can stretch the strings up and onto your nail in all directions to create this web look. I like to blow on the strings as I'm stretching them over my nails, too. It makes a big mess because I end up dabbing the toothpick on the skin all around my nails to make new strings so be prepared for a lot of cleanup!
- When they are drying, I gently dabbed my finger down around the nail to stick any strings that didn't initially stick onto the nail.
- I then applied some spider stickers. For longer wear time, I'd recommend nail glue or top coat over the whole nail but that could take away from the awesome texture or bleed the white so be careful. I'm showing with no top coat but some of the strings can wash off when you do them thin like this. (Some nail friends and I were just talking about how it would be awesome for a hairspray-like setting spray for nails to use on designs like this where we don't want the texture to be lost with top coat but also don't want the strings to come off in the first 24 hours. Know of anything?)
What do you think of this fun Halloween mani? I think it would be great for an accent nail if you didn't want to take the time to do a full mani. If you are wondering, this is a picture of what I looked like BEFORE cleanup. Haha, I did warn you that this was messy! Thanks for reading!