Inktober Day 17: Ornament

I don't know what you're trying to pull Jake Parker. Putting a pretty Christmas-y prompt in Inktober just seems cruel. Sure, Halloween decorations have been out since May, but can't we give Halloween its rightful place in the sun? Why you gotta do that Jake?!

Anyway, here's my ornaments. The Whos in Whoville are definitely saying "welcome Christmas" with these.

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Inktober Day 17 - Ornament

I decided to open a polish drawer I hadn't visited in a while for this look, so I have colors from Bernadette Thompson (Dirty Diana and Wishful Thinking), lakur (Londoner Love, Emerald Tower, and Britannia), and Tillie Polish (Summer Nights City Lights).

Inktober Day 16: Wild

"Wild" is one of the easiest prompts for me. I knew exactly what I wanted to do. So here is my menagerie of animals for day 16. I've got a zebra, giraffe, tiger, cow, and leopard.

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Inktober Day 16 - Wild

I also used a menagerie of polishes for my polishes:
  • Zoya: Chantal
  • OPI: Get in the Expresso Lane, It's a Piazza Cake, A-Taupe the Space Needle, and Is Mai Tai Crooked?
    LVX: Sienna
    Color Club: Look, Don't Tusk
    INM: Black Hole

Inktober Day 15: Legend

Legend has it, when the full moon is in the sky, certain cursed creatures forego their human form, transforming into horrifying, blood-thirsty animals called werewolves. They howl at the moon, and when it sets, they painfully return to their human form.

We missed the full moon by 2 days, but somehow, a werewolf still emerged...on my nails!

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Inktober Day 15 - Legend

The beautiful blue creme is called Simply Fa-Blue-Less, with a moon made of Sun Upon My Skin, both from China Glaze.

Inktober Day 14: Overgrown

I've officially made it 2 weeks into Inktober! To see all the posts from this year, click here.

Today is "overgrown", and while it's not my favorite look, I think it gets the point across, and I like the contrast of the vines against the brick wall.

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Inktober Day 14 - Overgrown

The brick background is Sienna (LVX), with accents of McKenna (Zoya) and overgrown with Gravitron (Misa) vines.

Inktober Day 13: Ash

Welcome to another episode of "Katy Takes the Prompt to a Whole New Level," featuring "ash" as the prompt. There's this little bug, called the ash borer. It's named that because it bores into ash trees. In its wake, it leaves these interesting patterns on the wood, all while slowly killing it. Sad, but beautiful.

I took that little pattern and put it on more interesting colors (Neon Heat from ORLY and Black Hole from INM) for my design today. Pretty cool huh?

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Inktober Day 13 - Ash

Inktober Day 12: Dragon

I don't usually wear duochrome polishes on my own nails, though I do think they're very pretty to look at! But, when "dragon" showed up as the prompt for day 12 of Inktober, I knew a duochrome would yield itself beautifully for the scales of my dragon look. So with the help of llarowe's polish, Show Me Da' Money!, here's my look for "dragon."

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Inktober Day 12 - Dragon

I added to the scales with flames done in Having a Big Head Day, The "It" Color, and Black Onyx (all from OPI), and Paz from Zoya.

Inktober Day 12: Snow

The prompt for day 12 of Inktober is "snow." Whether or not Boulder was ready, snow brought itself in full force to the Front Range, dumping several inches and swinging the temperature from 80 degrees to 18 degrees, with forecasts for tomorrow getting back up to 60. The plants are sad, the animals are confused, and my wardrobe is all over the damn place, but I do love a good Christmas mani, so here are my snowflakes.

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Inktober Day 11 - Snow

The base blue is Aruba Blue from essie, and I dipped back into the lovely INM collection for Porcelain White snowflakes.