Monday, October 31, 2016

Happy Halloween 2016

Honestly, Halloween is probably among my least favorite holidays. We live in an apartment so we don't give out any candy, and I usually spend Halloween dressed in my PJs watching Hocus Pocus. Gone are the days of dressing up in my mom's homemade and exquisite costumes and wandering around the neighborhood guided by my trusty Dad with a flashlight. Nope, now me and the future husband just sort of relaxed and watched our pumpkins flicker. I also decided to do another Halloween manicure for the blog. Wow, it feels like it's been forever! For the last few weeks my nails have remained as a french manucure. Anyway, candy corn, anyone?
And let's not forget the original candy corn nails I did! They were from National Candy Corn Day way back in 2010! Whoa, talk about a flashback!

I hope you had a more exciting Halloween than I did! I didn't even dress festive for work. Not even an orange shirt or anything. Man, I was just Miss Halloween Bah-humbug over here!

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Pumpkin Carving 2016

Right now there's quite the rain and storm going on so it's a great time to sit down, listen to the pitter patter of the rain, and do a bit of blogging. Did Halloween sneak up on anyone this year? Last Sunday Andrew and I went to our local farm and picked our pumpkins for this Halloween but usually we try to go earlier so that we get the very best selection of pumpkins. In my Instagram photo collage I showed the slim pickings we had while we searched for pumpkins. Luckily, we found the perfect pair of large pumpkins for our carving extravaganza, as well as two smaller pumpkins to decorate the apartment with. This is the photo from insta:
See the desert of pumpkins?! Usually you're still pulling them off the vines! After searching the entire patch for the perfect carving pumpkins we found two ones that were calling our names. This beauty was mine.
I forget every year who gross it is to actually carve pumpkins. You have to scoop out all this nastiness and seeds and it's slimy and gets under my nails. Ick! But once I get through that it's onto the more fun stuff! This year I decided to freehand my design. Can you guess which one is mine??
Yep, mine is the one on the right. Did the wonky heart background give it away?? It's supposed to be a bride and groom, since Andrew and I are getting married next September! The groom actually came out really well for being free-handed, I think.

We also found a tiny little green pumpkin/gourd for our little sadness figurine (you all know how much I love Sadness from the movie Inside Out!). It was perfect.
Did anyone else carve pumpkins this year? Did you dress up? Here's a throwback to Andrew and my first Halloween together. He was my Knight in Shining Armor and I was a chef!

Monday, October 24, 2016

First Halloween Appropriate Nails of the Season

Hello all, with Halloween in one week today's post is the first Halloween manicure post for this year! I'm a sucker for orange and black this time of year and when I saw these photos had somehow missed being posted last year I decided to rectify that situation! Here are some Halloween digits from the vault.
This is China Glaze Razzle Me Dazzle Me over OPI Flit A Bit. Simple yet still office appropriate for Halloween.
I can understand why this one didn't make it to The Files last year...it's pretty simple, dare I say boring?? Again, I used OPI Flit A Bit (clearly my go to orange for Halloween) and then created an accent nail with Sally Hansen Gunmetal and China Glaze Razzle Me Dazzle Me. Clearly I was really liking these polishes last year!

Let me see your Halloween designs!