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Happy Halloween Mani With A Mom With Lipstick Kisses

Happy Halloween Manis

Happy Halloween Manis

Happy Halloween Goul-friends!  Today Rebecca from A Mom With Lipstick Kisses and I are bringing you our Halloween manis to get you in the spooky mood!

Alicia’s Mani:

Creepy Eyes for Halloween Mani!

Creepy Eyes for Halloween Mani!

This Halloween I went with a more fun take with these googly eye nails wraps from Jamberry.  Not only are they fun colors, worked perfect with my Rick and Morty Halloween costume, but they also glow in the dark!  (If only I could of captured it!)  My key to getting Jamberry wraps to stick perfectly without damaging my nails… Avon True Color Base Coat!  It’s the perfect base for not only nail wraps, but under any polish or even worn on its own for a clean nail look.  It fills the ridges, smooths things out, and allows your polish/wrap to last longer.  Pair it with the Avon True Color Nail Conditioner which is in an easy to use brush on application, just like polish.  Both are currently buy one get one 50% off.

Rebecca’s Mani:

Rebecca's Halloween Mani

Rebecca’s Halloween Mani

Rebecca used Avon True Color Pro Nailwear in white, purple, and black for her fun and spooky spiderweb mixed mani!  Topped with a little dazzlers for a little bling and the Avon True Color Top Coat to seal it all in.  To see more head over to A Mom With Lipstick Kisses!  Avon True Color Nailwears are currently on sale for $5.99!

 

Hope everyone has a Happy Halloween!  I know Rebecca and I are ready for it

Rick and Morty Wish You Happy Halloween!

Rick and Morty Wish You Happy Halloween!

Mani Monday – Halloween Inspo

Mani Monday - Halloween Inspo

Mani Monday – Halloween Inspo

Halloween is in a week! Even if you don’t dress up for Halloween you can still rock a Halloween mani.

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Julep Ebony - Halo

Julep Ebony – Halo

This week I’m wearing a black halo polish from Julep called Ebony. Easy and simple but still kind of theme’s out my week.  Halo’s are really hard to capture when it is cloudy out, but believe me this is one awesome polish, PERFECT for Halloween.

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With Flash

With Flash

Without Flash

Without Flash

With Flash

With Flash

I do have a Halloween party this Friday so for my weekend through actual Halloween I’m going to wear these glow-in-the-dark nail wraps from Jamberry called Eye See You. These adorable creepy-cute monster eyes are a little different for Halloween. The glow-in-the-dark feature will be super fun for Halloween.

Jamberry Eye See You

Jamberry Eye See You

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You can shop Julep here (check your Ulta too) or you can shop Jamberry here. There’s still time to get something for Halloween!  In addition I’ve been LOVING these mark. Good Luck Ring Set.  It is a set of two statement rings for $22 over at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

mark. Good Luck Ring Set

mark. Good Luck Ring Set

Mani Monday: Franken-Nails!

 

Fraken-nails!

Fraken-nails!

Only a work week left until Halloween weekend, which means only a week left to get in some Halloween mani’s!!!  Sometimes pinterest can be a cure and a curse!  There were plenty of ideas I loved but I got a new Halloween polish I wanted to use so putting that all together with my mediocre skills… FRAKEN-NAILS… a Frankenstein of pinterest ideas.

A Frakenstein Of Mixed Halloween Nail Ideas

A Frakenstein Of Mixed Halloween Nail Ideas

Black Shatter, Frakenstein, Pumpkin Face...

Black Shatter, Frakenstein, Pumpkin Face…

A few ideas fell flat while mid-mani, so with those challenges I’m kinda pleased how this turned out.  While on the random Wal-Mart run I picked up a green glitter (I’ll Behave) from the Pure Ice Polish Halloween display so I know I wanted to use that.  In addition to orange and black, because, duh.  And for whatever reason a black shatter over orange just seems necessary come Halloween.

Halloween Nails

Halloween Nails

My Frakenstein nails on my ring and thumb didn’t turn out as great as the pinspiration but I think you still get the drift and I got to use the green glitter!  A good glitter really turns a mani in the right direction.  I’d highly recommend you check out your local Wal-Mart’s Halloween beauty section for Pure Ice polishes, at 1.97 they’re SUPER affordable and some really fun trendy shades including glow in the dark this year.  Now, what am I going to do for ACTUAL Halloween!?!

Trick Or Treat Mani!

Trick Or Treat Mani!

mark. Let Your Fingers Do The Talking Ring

mark. Let Your Fingers Do The Talking Ring

Trending Tuesday: October Inspo

Hello October!

Hello October!

If the world of alicia was the internet #october would totally be trending.  October will now forever hold a little special place in my heart. It is now my anniversary, the mr.’s birthday, football, perfect fall weather, pumpkin patches, halloween and the start to the holiday season!  All these are what inspire my October!

Our 1st Anniversary

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10.04.14

I can’t believe it’s been a year already!  We started October off right with a trip to wear it all began, Lake Tahoe.  We were married lake front on Oct. 4th and it was a beautiful day!  I haven’t shared much of it on here so this month I’ll be sure to post a little recap, and my wedding must haves and failures.

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October Color Pallet

October Color Pallet Inspo

October Color Pallet Inspo

My wedding colors were black and white with pops of red (fall red as I called it) and lace.  True, lace isn’t a color, but with all my color pallets I need a pattern too.  So it’s more my wedding theme not just my wedding colors!  This October I’ll be wearing this same pallet.  Not only is it special personally to me it also really works for this time of year.  Black and white always works but more so right now as you transition your warmer days clothing with your cool evenings clothing.  Red works as a great fall accent from fall equinox to Halloween!  Think vampires!  As with everything some stunning metallics and sparkles accent the theme perfectly too 🙂

mark. October Fashion

mark. October Fashion

Fun Fall Events

Pumpkin Patch-ing!

Pumpkin Patch-ing!

October is the perfect time for visiting breweries/Oktoberfests, pumpkin patches, apple orchids, football games and all those outdoor fun fall events!  We’ll be celebrating the Mr.’s birthday at a brewery this year and every weekend is a reason to have a mini party/tailgate… football!  If you live in Nor Cal my favorite place this time of year is Apple Hill.  A string of apple orchids and farms located in the foothills is the perfect place to inspire your October events.  So pull out your boots and favorite fall scarf and plan some fall fun!

Jack Russell Brewing Co.

Jack Russell Brewing Co.

Apple Hill

Apple Hill

 

Halloween

Trick Or Treat

Trick Or Treat

What is October without Halloween!?  I love pulling out my Halloween decorations because I know it’s the start of the holiday season.  I just love when things get a little more magical!  And pumpkin carving, I love pumpkin carving!  As I get older it’s a little harder to find a good Halloween party to go to but I did already buy my caped tee from Wal-Mart as my work costume at the very least… I don’t care if no one else dresses up, you better believe I’m going to find a way to theme out my Halloween!

Halloween 2014

Halloween 2014

 

What is inspiring your October!?

Wear and Share Wednesday – mark. girl Mani – Halloween Edition

Wear and Share Wed With mark. Nailed It Duo

Wear and Share Wed With mark. Nailed It Duo

It’s Wear and Share Wednesday – HALLOWEEN EDITION!!!  Jackie from Living After Midnight and I are bringing you two SPOOKY mark. girl manis to try for your #halloweenmanis (totally trending right now) from one mark. Nailed It Duo Trend Lacquer in Tuxedo (shiny black) and Gleam Scene (glittery gold).  Check out Jackie’s googly eyed mani over at Living After Midnight for the full details on how to get the look.

Purrrrrfect mark. girl mani for Halloween

Purrrrrfect mark. girl mani for Halloween

To recreate this purrrrfect mark. girl mani for Halloween paint your 4 fingers in Tuxedo (black).  Paint your thumb in Gleam Scene (gold) and create two almond shaped eyes with Gleam Scene on your middle and ring.  What’s great about these Nailed It Duos is that the mini size brush is perfect for this kind of nail art!  As that dries use a small thin brush to create the whiskers on your pointer and pinkie in Tinsel Town (silver).  I used an old liquid eyeliner brush from my mark. Get In Line Waterproof eyeliner.  Start with the the center whisker and flick it in a diagonal direction.  This way you can space your 2 outside whiskers off it.  I did the bottom whisker along the tip of the nail to also help with keeping it look neat.  Finally go back with Tuxedo to create the centers of the eyes over the almond shapes you created in Gleam Scene.  And DONE!  It’s actually a pretty simple and a purrrrfect nail costume!

mark. Nailed It Minis for Halloween Nail Art

mark. Nailed It Minis for Halloween Nail Art

These nails would be great to accompany a Cat Woman or just a cat costume, or even a Cleopatra/Egyptian costume!  If you’re not dressing up this would be a perfect nail costume just to theme out Halloween in your everyday. Then create a Halloween arm party!!!

Halloween Nails and Arm Party

Halloween Nails and Arm Party

I was inspired by this black bead bracelet with a black cat from Avon.  I picked this Avon Trick Or Treat Charm Bracelet up to theme out my Halloween week with the mark. Nailed It Duo’s and created an arm party perfect for Halloween.  Yes, you can wear holiday themed jewelry and not look like a crazy cat lady.  Avon has a bunch of these simple bead bracelets with fun holiday charms you can mix and match with your bracelets to make one killer arm party!

Black Cat Eyes and Charms

Black Cat Eyes and Charms

You can shop the mark. Nailed It Duos and Avon Charm Bracelets at my eBoutique:  http://www.youravon.com BONUS!!!  Today is the last day to take 25% OFF YOUR ENTIRE PURCHASE with promo code AUTUMN25  This is a really good deal that doesn’t happen too often!  (check out some of my past picks and get them at this mega discounted rate!)

mark. Nailed It Minis In Tuxedo, Gleam Scene and Tinsel Town

mark. Nailed It Minis In Tuxedo, Gleam Scene and Tinsel Town

I mean with my obsession with the black and gold trend lately its no surprise I worked it into my Halloween mani, but you these mark. shades are so awesome you’ll use them far past Halloween!

25% off everything at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger with promo code AUTUMN25

25% off everything at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger with promo code AUTUMN25

Halloween Nails with OPI So So Skullicious

When I first saw OPI’s Halloween release I was like, uh pass… then a couple days went past and I could not stop thinking about the set, and how it’s such a fun day of the dead twist on a classic color selection.  So I told Amazon I wanted them, Amazon organized a trade, my money for the OPI So So Skullicious Set, and the rest was history!  Just in time for multiple Halloween manis!

OPI So So Skullicious

OPI So So Skullicious

The set included your classic orange, pink, black, yellow and a set of decals in fun day of the dead print skulls.   I personally felt the formula was great even for a mini.  I achieved full opaque in 2 coats except for Candlelight which required 3.  The decals were easy to apply.  You had to get them wet, then wet your nail (after the polish is dry), slide off the decal and place it on your nail, finish with top coat.  They all had a great shiny finish even before topcoat!

Walking Dead Mani

Walking Dead Mani

I created 2 looks with this set so far and still have over a week until Halloween so you KNOW more is to come!  For my first look I used A-Rose From The Dead on my pointer, middle and pinky.  On my ring I used Mourning Glory with a decal.  Since no two decals are the same I picked two that were similar and would show up nicely on the black.  For my thumb I used Mourning Glory with a thin vertical stripe of A-Rose from the Dead on the inner edges.  You can’t really tell here but I did 🙂  I also used Mourning Glory on my toes with a matching vertical stripe in A-Rose From The Dead on my big toe.  I highly enjoyed this mani pedi combo and it was PERFECT for The Walking Dead premier!  (Can I say how excited I am for season 3!!!)  And there’s that mark. Vintage Violet Stretch Ring ($18 at http://ahessinger.mymarkstore.com).  I told you it’s been my go to lately!

Halloween Mixed Media Mani

Halloween Mixed Media Mani

My 2nd creation was a mixed media mani with Mourning Glory on my thumb and ring, a chevron print on my pointer with a base of Candlelight and Hi, Pumpkin on top and Hi, Pumpkin on my middle and pinkie with Finger Paints Fall of Surprises for a little glitter!  The same glitter I used in my Oktoberfest mani a few weeks back!  This was without topcoat and after 2 days of wear so excuse the tip wear!

Please disregard the not so stellar quality of these pictures, they’re from my Instagram/phone so not the best but I never got around to taking a real nice shot with the real camera.  I have to say I’m really excited about this set and all the possibilities.  I love the day of the dead twist to your standard Halloween mani and the great OPI formula.  If you’re looking for something to do a Halloween themed mani with def get this set!  The colors will translate well outside of Halloween and they’re mini’s so what’s not to love!