For this mani my inspiration was two of the witches from The Wizard of Oz. Firstly, The Wicked Witch of the East - that poor dear we never get to meet because she ended up unceremoniously crushed under Dorothy's house. The only part of her we see are her black and white striped legs adorned with the gorgeous ruby slippers. The other inspiration, for my ring finger, was the kind and beautiful Glinda, the Good Witch.
I've always wanted my own pair of ruby slippers. One day I am going to make some and proudly wear them with stripey tights (or socks).
I started this mani by painting my ring finger pink using three coats of Mavala Candy Floss and then topping it with a coat of OPI Princesses Rule for added sparkle. The other three got two coats of China Glaze White On White.
For the ruby slipper nails I painted the stripes on using a striper brush and A-England Bridal Veil. I thought the tiny sprinkling of holo in Bridal Veil would be a nice change from plain black. Such a gorgeous polish! I then blocked in the red "shoe" part with a dotting tool and China Glaze Adventure Red-y before topping it with China Glaze Ruby Pumps (of course!). Little red rhinestones and a coat of Seche Vite finished it off!
I really like this picture. The little stone in the middle of Glinda's wand is reflecting the light so strongly that it looks like it's glowing (with magic no doubt). Bonus: you can see a hint of the spectacular glittery awesomeness that is China Glaze Ruby Pumps on the side of my middle finger.
For the Glinda nail I did a glitter gradient using three different glitters: Chi Chi Disco Diva and Celebrity Melt Down (a fine holo and a chunkier hex holo) and OPI Teenage Dream. I used a star hole punch on masking tape to make a sticky star stencil and used that to block in the star in silver (Orly Shine). I then used topcoat and a tiny dotting tool to placing extremely tiny little silver balls on the star, as well as a clear rhinestone in the centre. The "handle" for the wand is a piece of very thin silver wire that I stuck on with topcoat. I topped the nail with seche and voila!
For interests sake, this is a picture of the stuff I have on my nails. Fun times! Polishes, L-R: Princesses Rule, Teenage Dream, Candy Floss, Celebrity Melt Down, Shine, Disco Diva, White On White, Adventure Red-y, Bridal Veil, Ruby Pumps.
Make sure you check out the other participants in this great Halloween challenge below! Next up is graveyard. I'm excited!