Wednesday, October 26, 2016

The Creepy Crelly Create and Halloween Manis

Greetings and Nailutations!

*Nothing to disclose*
The Creepy Crelly Crate is an adorable box that contains 5 polishes, a cuticle oil and a mani bomb all Halloween themed.  It is no longer available, but I figured I would share the swatches as well as the fun manis I created!


Now lets get to the manis!
First up is a vibrant orange crelly from Bohemian Polish called Harvest Moon.  Harvest Moon contains gold micro flakies as well as iridescent micro flakies.  As soon as I put this on - I remarked to my husband "orange gets a bad rap and I think this is gorgeous!"  Why does orange always get overlooked as beautiful?  My first guess is because there is no word that rhymes with orange!  :)  Photos show 3 coats for total opacity with shiny top coat.





The nail art look includes some Hitchcock inspired water decals from Green Goddess Creations.



Next is the contribution from Polish M called Where My Witches At?  I love a good 'punny' polish name.  Where My Witches At? is a green crelly with a ton of flakies as well as green, purple and gold holographic glitters dispersed.  I love the touch of glitters.  Photos show 2 coats with shiny top coat.




To jazz up my "witches" I added some witch hat decals from Nails Redesigned and some black gems.



Noodles Nail Polish's contribution is a fun white glitter crelly called Ghouls Night Out (again with the puns lol - keep them coming!!).  Ghouls Night Out contains black, purple and neon green hexes in a few sizes as well as silver micro glitters and let's not forget my favorite part - black star glitters!  Photos show 2 coats with shiny top coat.  It needed slight glitter placement - but ZERO glitter fishing.




For the nail art I used Winstonia W221 plate along with MPolish Dancing In the Streets and a Clear Jelly Stamper for stamping and protected my skin with Gem Block Liquid Latex from Dream Polish.



Lolita Polish contributed a black glitter crelly (which almost touched upon being a jelly due to it's being slightly sheer in 2 coats).  Bruja (which is witch in Spanish) contains a rainbow assortment of hex glitters.  I like that they weren't too heavily thrown in and lightly dispersed.  Photos show 2 coats with shiny top coat.




I knew I had mattify Lolita Polish Bruja, so the nail art was simple with a Fab Ur Nails FUN5 plate and stamping with Tighty Whities from Drip Drop Nail Paint and a Clear Jelly Stamper.  The matte top coat is Heart Of the Matter from Heather's Hues.





The last polish and my reason for buying (since I'm a DDNP groupie) is Drip Drop Nail Paint's Spider Eyes.  Spider Eyes is a lavender blue - is bluevender a word?  Can we make it one?  This is a bluevender crelly with micro flakies in the color of spider webs!  Photos show 2 coats with shiny top coat.





The nail art look included stamping using Winstonia W116 Plate, Yoga Pants from Drip Drop Nail Paint and a Clear Jelly Stamper.  I also attempted to use Ribbits Stickits water decals.  Since they are made of paper - they don't dissolve with nail polish or acetone so if your nail isn't flat - you get wrinkles.  I was a little disappointed in the end result of the wrinkles, but I like the overall concept of keeping with a bluevender look.





Shiny Top Coat: Gem Glam Top Coat from Dream Polish

Loves: Formulas on all were perfection as expected - as I've tried them all in the past.  This was a cute box and I'm really happy that I ordered it.  I love the colors and that each had a completely different look too.

Wishes:  I wish I would have done mattified look for all the glitter crellies!  (Going to go kick myself now.)

Do you have a favorite?

Happy Polishing,
Kristi aka BeginNails

21 comments:

  1. You do fun nail art. I'd love to be able to do that.

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  2. Wow, these are perfect for Halloween! Love crellies! <3

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  3. bluevender made me snort. Not gonna lie.

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    1. I was arguing with my husband on if bluevender was ok...he liked lavenblue better. :) Interesting domestic arguments...part 1,323

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  4. I bought this box - I love that they did non-glitter crellies as well!

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  5. What fun Halloween polishes! I love your stamping too - just perfect :)

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  6. Fun box! I love the Drip Drop and Polish M.

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  7. A CRELLY CRATE!!!! That's like a dream come true to me.

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  8. I love orange polish and have no idea why it gets bad rap - most of my neutral polishes are orange or tan-toned.

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    1. Right? Poor orange - it's like the uncool kid but when it grows up - it is actually the coolest kid of all! :)

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  9. These are fun colors! I don't why people diss on orange. It's one of my favorite colors to wear! I think people just don't like getting compliments or something. :)

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    1. Me too! I love deep dark oranges too - they are so pretty!

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  10. Love the texture of these polishes. And I actually quite like the little nail art you have done over them

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