Activity from halloween (page 6)

Do It Yourself Mummies Nail Art

Posted by on Sat, October 13th, 2012 at 11:00 am

Happy Saturday the 13th!  Okay, maybe that’s not as freaky as Friday the 13th, but I thought I’d give it a shot.  For this weekend’s do-it-yourself project, I thought I would share a tutorial for Mummies Nail Art so that you can ensure that even your fingernails are in the Halloween spirit!  This tutorial comes from Nails by Kayla Shevonne.

This design has been seen MANY times before but it’s a great Halloween design that can be executed by just about anyone at any level of nail art skill.

Here’s the design:

What you’ll need:
The exact brands/names of the polishes I’ve used are in brackets but you can use whatever brands/shades you have in your stash.

White creme polish (China Glaze White on White), sheer dirty gold polish (OPI I Get a Kick out of Gold!), a dirty beige coloured polish (China Glaze Classic Camel), and a black creme polish (Wet ‘n’ Wild Black Creme).
*Optional: Blood red creme polish (China Glaze Salsa).

Your favourite base (CND Stickey) and top coat (Seche Vite).

A striping brush (mine is from eBay and you can get them for next to nothing).

2 dotting tools: one large and one medium (mine are from eBay and they’re very inexpensive).

A makeup sponge.

Step 1:
Apply your base coat.

Step 2:
Paint all of your nails with your white creme polish.

Step 3:
Drop some of your dirty beige polish onto a piece of paper and dip a small corner of your makeup sponge into it. Then lightly sponge over your white base but don’t cover too much of the white. Then do the same with your sheer dirty gold polish but cover even less this time. This is to make the white look sort of old and dirty – like mummy wraps! The sponging doesn’t have to be perfect or even over the entire nail as we’re going to be covering most of it.

Step 4:
Using your black creme polish and your striping brush, draw some diagonal stripes along the entirety of the nail. These lines do not need to be perfect but try to get them to intersect at different points. These will serve as the outlines for the wraps.

Step 5:
With your black creme polish, in between 2 of the stripes near the base of your nail, fill in an area big enough to fit the eyes of the mummy.

Step 6:
Using your dotting tools and your white creme polish, place a large and a medium sized dot next to each other inside of the black area you just filled in.

Step 7:
Inside of the white dots, add 2 smaller dots using your medium dotting tool and the black creme polish. OR, to make the mummies look more spooky, instead of using black in this step, use your blood red creme polish.

Step 8:
After allowing your design to dry completely, add a layer of your favorite top coat. This will make your new mani last longer, it will smooth out any bumps and ridges that have been created during the process, and it will also give your nails a nice shine.

 

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.  Be sure to post pictures in the comment section below if you give it a try!

Until next time,

Ashley

Retail Therapy

Posted by on Thu, October 11th, 2012 at 6:00 am
If you haven’t already done so, it’s time to start your hunt for the perfect Halloween costume.  Whether you’re going with the classic witch or a more modern look, like Katniss Everdeen, we’re getting closer and closer to decision time.  I remember as a kid I always thought it would be a cooler idea to ... Read More »

The Hows And Whys Of Halloween

Posted by on Tue, October 9th, 2012 at 3:00 pm
Ever wonder how Halloween came to be?  Curious about why we wear masks on Halloween?  Check out this video from SBTV to unearth all of the answers. What was your favorite candy to find in your Trick-or-Treat bag?  Let us know in the comments section below. ~TSGal Here’s a surprise:

Scary Savings

Posted by on Tue, October 9th, 2012 at 12:00 pm
As we get closer and closer to Halloween, you’ll start to notice that everything around you is gradually becoming creepier and creepier, including our Swagbucks Coupons. Halloween is a scary time.  Be careful not to get Pillsburied alive!  Clip the coupon and save 40¢ when you buy any two Pillsbury Sweet Rolls or Grands Sweet ... Read More »

Do It Yourself Socktopus

Posted by on Sat, October 6th, 2012 at 11:00 am
Halloween is just a few short weeks away.  Stock up on the candy, hang the decorations, and get your costumes in order.  Do you know what you’re dressing up as this year?  What about your kids – do they know what they’re dressing up as?  If you’re looking for an adorable costume you can throw ... Read More »

Retail Therapy

Posted by on Thu, October 4th, 2012 at 6:00 am
For this week’s Retail Therapy post we’re going to focus on home decor.  Now, when I say home decor, I’m not talking about rugs, paintings, or lamps.  Instead I’m talking about tombstones, skeletons, and broomsticks.  That’s right – it’s time to start decorating for Halloween!  Not only do we have great ideas for decorations, but ... Read More »

Unleash The Undead – The Scream Challenge Has Begun!

Posted by on Wed, October 3rd, 2012 at 5:00 am
Good morning, Swaggernauts, Zombies, and Vampires alike.  Who’s ready to SCREEAAMM?!  The Zombies vs. Vampires Scream Challenge has officially begun so it’s time to start earning those bonuses.  This Scream Challenge will offer the biggest payout a Swagbucks Team Challenge has ever seen!  What team are you on? This post is going to be a ... Read More »

DIY Jack-O-Lantern Shade Covers

Posted by on Sat, September 29th, 2012 at 11:00 am
In preparation for the Swagbucks Scream Challenge, it’s important to get into the Halloween spirit.  Practice your scary faces, start a scary movie marathon, stock up on candy, and decorate your home.  Hang those ghosts from your trees, cover your bushes in spooky spiderwebs, tape the skeleton to your door, and light up your Jack-O-Lantern ... Read More »

Introducing A Scream Challenge!

Posted by on Fri, September 28th, 2012 at 12:00 pm
BOO!  Did I scare you?  Halloween is just a short month away so it’s time to get into the spooky spirit!  Get your costume, carve your pumpkin, eat some candy, and get ready to earn some chilling Swag Bucks.  What better way to celebrate the Halloween month at Swagbucks than with a Team Scream Challenge? ... Read More »

Week in Review – November 5, 2011

Posted by on Sat, November 5th, 2011 at 2:00 pm
Whew – what an exciting week it has been at Swagbucks! Lots of bucks were given out and lots of fun was had. Let’s jump into our week in review. As we all know, Monday was Halloween, and we celebrated with an all-day Trick-or-Treat event.  We started the fun at 7am, and gave out 20 ... Read More »