Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Skulls and Roses with Cici & Sisi and Revel

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Hello Loves!  It's officially October, which means I can start breaking out the Halloween nail art without feeling guilty.  :)  Halloween is one of my favorite holidays.  Haunted houses, pumpkin patches, costumes, tons of candy...what's not to love?

Ready to see my first Halloween nail art of the season?  I decided to ease into this year with a pairing of skulls and roses.  Because, well, other than the black and orange base, skulls and roses can be worn any time of the year.
Stamped Skulls and Roses Nail Art with Cici and Sisi over Revel Gel Polish

For this mani, I started with a base of Revel Nail Rebel and Revel Nail Dawn.  Both of these polishes are from the Revel 2014 Spring Collection.  Funny thing about that Spring Collection - it has a great selection of fall polishes!  I'll swatch some of them for you soon.  But in the mean time, how about a few swatches of Rebel and Dawn?

Rebel really surprised me.  This is a deep, true black cream.  That's not the surprising part.  Ladies and Gentlemen, Rebel is a true two-coat black.  Keeping in mind that I apply my layers thin, that's almost unheard of!  Application was nice.  No shrinking as blacks are prone to do and it leveled nicely.
Revel Nail Gel Polish Rebel Swatch

Revel Nail Gel Polish Rebel Swatch

Dawn is a medium orange cream with slightly yellow undertones.  While it isn't what I would call my perfect Halloween orange, it's pretty danged close.  It doesn't hurt that this particular shade works fairly well with my skin tone.  Application was typical for Revel - it applied nicely and leveled beautifully.  I did end up with three coats on this one to hide my stubborn VNL, but two average coats would be plenty.
Revel Nail Gel Polish Dawn Swatch

Revel Nail Gel Polish Dawn Swatch

I then added a little stamping in Mundo de Unas Black and Mundo de Unas White.  The roses are from Cici and Sisi 07 and those awesome skulls are from Cisi and Sisi 11 (the 2nd Cici and Sisi plate set).  I know I promised a full review of the Cici and Sisi plates, but I haven't gotten to it yet.  I will say that these plates continue to impress me each time I use them.  The image sizes are perfect for my longer nails and I don't have to stretch them even on my thumbs.  :)  Not to mention there are a variety of image types in each set.  Here's another shot of the finish mani.
Stamped Skulls and Roses Nail Art with Cici and Sisi over Revel Gel Polish

What do you think of those adorable skulls?  Is it just me, or do they almost look like they are wearing sunglasses? lol

I realized recently that I don't really share much about myself, so I'll leave you with a fun fact.  My second date with my husband was to a Halloween Party.  See, he was my neighbor and we had a few mutual friends.  I knew he was interested from talking to them and I knew he had my number, but he was too shy to call.  So I might have asked if he wanted to carpool to a Halloween Party we both were planning to attend.  That was the nudge he needed to finally ask me on a date.  What?  A girl doesn't have forever to sit around waiting on a man to make a move!  ;)  We went to dinner the night before the party, went to the party together, and the rest is history.  That was 8 years ago this month.  :)  Oh, and I went dressed as a playboy bunny in light up stripper shoes.  What was I thinking?!?!?


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  1. Holy cow; I love this Halloween mani so much. The roses with the skulls was a brilliant idea.

  2. this is awesome
    I like the fact :)

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