It’s October! And that means Halloween! South Africans don’t celebrate Halloween like the Americans do, I never really understood why… I love the month of October because I get to decorate my house with skulls, pumpkin lanterns, Halloween bunting and all those fun things. This year, though, I only get to experience half a month of Halloween decorations because we are on our way home from a wonderful 2-week holiday in Cape Town as you are reading this. Boo!
I always look forward to the OPI and China Glaze holiday collections each year and so decided to show you guys what they’re releasing in the US for Halloween 2013. While I was doing research online, I also saw the Orly Halloween Collection. Three collection photos just weren’t going to cut it, so I decided to include some other Halloween nail art ‘tools’ (if you can call it tools? Are nail stickers and nail stencils called tools?).
1. OPI Halloween 2013 Rock Goddess Mini Collection – this year’s mini collection contains 3 creme polishes and 1 shimmer. Also included in the mini collection is a super cute skull bracelet.
2. China Glaze Halloween 2013 Monsters Ball Collection – this year’s collection contains 1 texture polish, 2 jelly polishes, 2 glitter polishes and 1 glow-in-the-dark top coat called Ghoulish Glow (I own Ghoulish Glow, and I’m really looking forward to wearing it this year).
3. Sally Hansen Salon Effects Nail Polish Strips in Ghoulie Girl – nail art can be tricky and time-consuming sometimes. These nail strips take the hassle out of having fab nails for your Halloween party.
4. Sally Hansen Salon Effects Nail Polish Strips in Numbskull – I’m loving skulls at the moment, so these ones with the cute skull design are right up my street.
5. Sally Hansen Salon Effects Nail Polish Strips in Hot Wired – these neon green polish strips look great on the nails, the only thing that would make them better is if they were glow-in-the-dark.
6. Sally Hansen Salon Effects Nail Polish Strips in Spun For You – spider webs on a silver base, what’s not to love? A great thing about these polish strips, is they require no drying time. You can apply them in the car on your way to a costume party!
7. Orly Halloween 2013 Collection – this year’s collection contains 3 creme polishes and 1 glitter. A bit disappointing though, because the 2 orange shades look quite similar (apparently the one is a neon).
8. Revlon Nail Art Stencils in Spiders – I have seen these Revlon nail art stencils in South Africa (floral ones mostly) but have never seen the Halloween themed ones. What a pity, I would have enjoyed trying them out. You could even try to use the Spun For You Sally Hansen polish strips and then add a spider to one accent nail, that would look super cute!
9. Revlon Nail Art Stencils in Skulls – again, skulls are so cool for Halloween (or any time of the year). Revlon, please bring these to South Africa?
I’m already looking forward to the collections for Halloween 2014! I’m hoping to see a Liquid Sand or pumpkin shaped glitter from OPI, a neon shade from China Glaze and more Halloween designs from Sally Hansen.
I’m still deciding on what nail art design to do for Halloween this year, I did a dripping blood design last year. Will definitely use my glow-in-the-dark polish from China Glaze, that’s for sure!