Momma Told Me: Are You Among The Living? Day of The Dead Nail Art + Fall Nail Trends

Blog Archive

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Are You Among The Living? Day of The Dead Nail Art + Fall Nail Trends

***I received product samples to help facilitate this post. All photos and images below are copyright Momma Told Me blog 2014.
Fall Nail Trends with Sinful Colors- Splatter Spell, Glow In The Dark, Mystery Moonshine, Pumpkin Spice, and Cauldron Couture
Momma Told Me: Don't be afraid to live.

Momma used to tell me there's no such thing as normal. That 'normal' is a setting on the dryer, and not a label for people, places, or things. To define something as ordinary does nothing more than depreciate the true wonder of every achievement, every feature, every difference that goes overlooked. Because of this, I've always marched to the beat of my own drum. Yea, I was the sort of kid in preschool who begged to wear mismatched socks. And I was much more content making up fantastical adventures with Legos than joining in on the neighborhood tea parties.
Fall Nail Trends with Sinful Colors- Splatter Spell, Glow In The Dark, Mystery Moonshine, Pumpkin Spice, and Cauldron Couture
What is life if you forgo the things you want solely on the premise of fear or discomfort? I say if there is something you can do that you've been dying to do, do it. We only get so many days on this Earth, and we can never have enough memories, laughs, or smiles before they're over. Sure, we have to live the life of an 'adult' in order to keep the lights on and the clothes on our family's backs- but is it really going to hurt anyone if you tell that stylist to go for the purple streak you've always wanted, or pick a Halloween costume because it's adorable/wacky/fun, rather than sexy or adult?  What's the worst that can happen? You move on to another day, another experience, a new memory.
Day of The Ded Nail Art- Fall Nail Trends with Sinful Colors- Splatter Spell, Glow In The Dark, Mystery Moonshine, Pumpkin Spice, and Cauldron Couture
Regardless of your beliefs, most all of us can agree, life is about collecting experiences; and every moment offers a new piece to add to the collection. Halloween is a commercial 'holiday'- and one, in America, we highly target towards kids. For me, this time of year is a vivid reminder to live each moment I can, for those who cannot. When I go, some day far from now, I hope my departing resembles The Day Of The Dead. I rather envision a giant party springing up in my wake, where people gather around to enjoy my favorite food and music, share their favorite memories that I have left behind, and rejoice in knowing that I never held back.
Day of The Dead Nail Art- Fall Nail Trends with Sinful Colors- Splatter Spell, Glow In The Dark, Mystery Moonshine, Pumpkin Spice, and Cauldron Couture
And therein lies the inspiration for my Day of The Dead Nail Art- a blend of beauty mixed with mortality that so poignantly illustrates this. Speaking of the taboo, SinfulColors has released 14 devilishly playful shades of their popular lacquers, just in time to dress those nails up for the holiday. Pumpkin Spice and Cloud 9 will even help you get through the blustery Fall months with a little extra pop of color! However, I must admit 'm dying to get my claws on the candy apple red GoGoGirl Hue, a true Halloween Favorite.
Day of The Dead Nail Art- Fall Nail Trends with Sinful Colors- Splatter Spell, Glow In The Dark, Mystery Moonshine, Pumpkin Spice, and Cauldron Couture
For this Day of The Dead Nail Art look I paired SinfulColors Black On Black french mani with a layered sugar skull taking pops of the brand's Spring Collection. For an overcoat, on my thumb, I highlighted the sugar skull with Glow In The Dark, and finished the remaining nails with a Mystery Moonshine top coat. These shades and more are available for just $1.99 each at Target retail locations nationwide. What was the last act of randomness, or indulgence you partook in?

What Daughter Says: Every moment is a chance for a new memory.



Day of the Dead Nail Airt- Fall Nail Trends with Sinful Colors- Splatter Spell, Glow In The Dark, Mystery Moonshine, Pumpkin Spice, and Cauldron Couture

11 comments:

  1. I only have Glow in the Dark...haven't figured out what to do with it yet.
    I love your nail art!

    ReplyDelete
  2. This looks like so much fun. I wish I were better at doing my own nails. I'd definitely get creative for holidays!

    ReplyDelete
  3. I have to show my teen this! she is going to flip!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Beautiful! I love all those colors, but I will definitely be buying the glow in the dark!!

    ReplyDelete
  5. I did not know they made glow in the dark nail polish, that is super cool. Love the glitter!

    ReplyDelete
  6. I had no idea you could find Glow in the Dark polish! Your nails turned out great!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Love these polish ideas and that design!I need to do something fun with my nails STAT.

    ReplyDelete
  8. These are such pretty colors. I love all of the sparkle in them.

    ReplyDelete
  9. That's pretty cool nail art. My daughter loves having her nails painted but I don't have a very steady hand. I would love to be able to create cool artwork on her fingers!

    ReplyDelete
  10. The last "wild" thing I did was cut in bangs at my last hair appointment. Nobody around here knew me when I had them a few years ago, in another state, and I kept hearing polite-but-discouraging advice about pairing curly hair with bangs. But I loved the look when I did it before, so I went for it. And I love it!! This might seem silly, but for me, it was a difficult step of confidence, and I'm proud of myself.

    LOVE the nail art, btw. ♥

    ReplyDelete
  11. Nice colors! I love sparkly nail polish, and am wearing glittery blue right now. But you reminded me I need to change it up and do my nails for Halloween!

    ReplyDelete