the nail files: i've got my eyes on you (and a giveaway!)

Yay!! It's time for the nail files!!

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Hello there, lovelies! Halloween is just around the corner and, frankly, it can't come soon enough because I'm very tired of having to close my eyes and plug my ears while yelling LALALALALA during all of the scary movie trailers. That said, I'm a sucker for a good theme so there was no was I wasn't going to do a Halloween mani. Haha!

Here's what I used:

And here's what I did!
Haha!! Googly eyes are so funny. Err...I mean SCARY, because this is supposed to be a Halloween mani. 

I did two coats of Cleopatra, and then two coats of Razzle Me Dazzle Me on the non googly-eye nails. For those, I did two coats of Cleopatra and then used two different sized dotting tools to make the eyes: one large dot of white, followed by a smaller dot of black. I used Seche Vite as a top coat, which took away the latex finish, but I still find that it looks slightly different from a standard black polish.

And if you're thinking to yourself, Gee whiz, I sure wish that I had some dotting tools so I could make some awesome googly eyes, then you're in luck because I'm giving some away!

Not only that, but I'm giving away a WHOLE LOT MORE!

*points while jumping up and down*

1 set of nail art brushes
1 set of dotting tools
1 bottle of Seche Vite Top Coat
1 bottle of Seche Vite Collage Overlay
1 bottle of China Glaze Patent Leather Top Coat 
(the shiniest of all the top coats, in my opinion)
1 bottle of China Glaze Razzle Me Dazzle Me 
(yes, the same one I used for this week's mani, but from my personal collection, obviously, ha!)
1 bottle of Finger Paints Paper Mache 
(the best base white, in my opinion)
10 assorted striping tapes
1 set of China Glaze nail strips 
(because sometimes there just isn't time for bottled polish, ha!)

Basically, I put together a little kit that has everything I think is a nail art essential (as well as two sparkle polishes because sparkles make everything better). 

The giveaway will be open until midnight on November 1st EST (next Friday), and is only open to residents of North America. Sorry to other peeps, but this is a pretty heavy box to mail.

A few other nail filers have been kind enough to help spread the word, so make sure you check out their links in the rafflecopter form! 

So link up your nail files posts this week (for 10 extra entries!!) and if you don't have a post up today, then you have time to get one up for next week to snag the extra entries! After you've checked out what all the nail filers have been up to, scoot down to the rafflecopter form! Good luck! :)

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. Love the googly eyes!! Super cute (scary) haha! I defiantly need to go find a good black nail polish, I think China Glaze can help me out with that ;)

  2. Great nails! I've been DYING to do the googly eyes design! It'll be one of my first to do after getting polish remover today! haha And googly eyes are silly and the name makes me giggle. Googly. hehe

  3. I don't think I have a go-to nail art. I try to switch it up and try new things all the time. I just have fun with it all.

  4. Love the eyes! I need to figure out what I'm wearing on my nails for Halloween

  5. That's cute & so spooky. haha. Great giveaway. We are going away, so I don't know if I'll be able to post a nail files next week. We'll see.

  6. Whooohooo for awesome giveaways! Looooove these googly eyes Jennie! They're perfect for Halloween without being TOO FRIGHTENING. EEEK!

    My go-to is dots (even did them for my nails today!), dots dots dots!!!


  7. What an amazing giveaway! love it!

    My go to nail design is polka dots. I am obsessed with polka dots! :)

  8. OMG I'm so excited about this I can't even sit still!! EEEEE!
    Also, those googly eyes are hilarious- I love it!
    My favorite nail thing right now, thanks to your tutorial, is gradient nails. :)

  9. My go to is a solid color with glitter starting from the tip of the nail then fading out as it goes down (: If that makes sense ha ha!

  10. This is so awesome - I WANT IT ALL!!!

  11. Yay! I'm so lame I don't have a mani to share this week. Things have been nuts this weekend and I was sick last week. My nails are Nakey right now! Horrors!!

    I love your googly eyes! They are so cute!! I mean super creepy and scary...lol
    Thanks for letting me join in with the giveaway! It's going live now!

  12. Now that's a halloween manicure I can get on board with! I was telling Bailey last week that I loved her use of purple and black and what not because my husband coaches for a team that the colors are Black and Orange so I'm just....OVER that combo. I am LOVING this simple salute to halloween without being predictable. Love it! This is the BEST giveaway ever. You are too generous. My favorite nail design is the feature nail. It's like my go to. I'm just such a sucker for glitter. I'd love to introduce new techniques but I lack the supplies ;) You know--starving writer and all. haha. Thanks again for hosting this! You are the best!

  13. My go-to #1 would be a feature nail and #2 dots! I use a bobby pin to make mine but that doesn't always turn out so well lol. Thanks for hosting this fab giveaway!!

  14. Hello!

    I'm lovin' those nails! Your designs are always so cute too! Thanks for hosting the link up and enjoy your evening.

    Lillies & Silk

  15. I don't have a go-to design yet, but I like doing glitter tips or a glitter accent nail :)

  16. I love the eyes, so cute! I just got back from Albuquerque, and they had so much Day of the Dead stuff - I wish I were talented enough to do some nail art based on that!

  17. I guess my go to is just going crazy on one nail and having the rest one simple color. It's either some random nail art that ends up looking a hot mess or polka dots. You can NEVER go wrong with polka dots...LOL!

  18. I just realized, I never posted my blog Friday. That's what I get for being out of town on Nail Files day! Love the googly eyes I did them in my Halloween mani.


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