All you need are two nail polish colours (bright orange and black), a water-based gel pen, and time to doodle…
Halloween motives aren’t hard to reproduce – a bat here, a scary face there – but I wanted to test some water-based magic this year! Here are the results so far…
COLOURS OF CHOICE
You’ve already seen me wear Tartan, a jet black by Scotch Naturals. A new, bright orange colour called Wildflower caught my attention several months ago – and I quickly bought it before others had the same idea… for Halloween!
Wildflower is a rich bright orange that’s close to neon; packed with mica pigment, it shimmers with golden effects in a beautiful, autumnal way. The polish is quick-drying, and opaque with three coats (first coats can be a bit streaky, but it evens out coat by coat).
I could’ve left it as is, could I?
GEL PEN DOODLES
I went for simple shapes, drawn with a Muji gel pen in black (pen strength 0.7).
The trick is to let the drawings dry COMPLETELY before applying top coat and to be really quick with the top coat as well, otherwise it dissolves the drawing. The “churchyard” got a bit cloudy because I freakin’ couldn’t be bothered waiting 😀