Simple Elegant Spider Charm Manicure

I don't know about all of you but I have been having a crazy week! Things have been moving so fast I haven't had time for my nails, luckily now that they are shorter they're a little easier to manage and don't require as much maintenance. Earlier this week I received an order from (BPS) which included some goodies I had order to create some Halloween nail art designs. What better way to share these items with you than a #whatruwearingwed manicure?

Base and top coat
Red polish
Silver polish
Stamping plate (you can always hand paint your spider-web design if you prefer)

I started off with two coats of Sephora Formula-X 'Atom + Eve' topped of with Seche Vite. This is one of the first polishes I bought this year at the beginning of my polish obsession and I love it! I don't often wear red because it stains my fingers, but it is hard to resist this beautiful shimmery red. This is one of those polishes you have to see in person because no camera can do it justice.

I then used BPS stamping plate QA26 (item #5689) specifically the spider web design in the center, along with OPI 'My Signature is DC' (from the Coca- Cola collection) to stamp web patterns on all my nails.

I have had some issues with stamping in the past and this is the first time I have had anything come out marginally well. I also applied another coat of Seche Vite at this point.

I then applied this very pretty BPS Spider Charm to my ring finger (item #16739).  These spider charms are both creepy and pretty!

I have had some questions regarding application of studs and charms. Typically, if I'm applying a small stud or gem I apply it by placing it over a slightly wet to tacky polish or top coat and then apply another layer of top coat over the stud or gem. In this case the charm is significant in size so applying it with a top coat is not practical. For this size charm I simply applied it using nail glue.

This is the first time I have applied a charm as large as this. I have avoided charms of this size in the past because I thought they would be cumbersome. I feared they would snag on things and tear off easily. Believe it or not, I applied these late yesterday evening and to my surprise they haven't budged. Because of the legs on this charm, I have had them snags some things. For instance I like to crochet in the evenings (unless I'm doing my nails), and last night my yarn kept getting stuck in the spider legs. However, it was far less terrible than I thought it would be.

I'm really happy with this design because I have successfully stamped an image and I got to use a new charm, who thought spiders (eek!) could be so pretty? I think the success of the stamping can be attributed to the plates, the polish, and the new stamper I also got from BPS (item #15851). Of course, I do need to and want to practice my stamping technique more. If you are interested in any of these products check out When you make a purchase use my coupon code: CREATEX31 for 10% off your order. Remember, this code doesn't expire so write it down and use it every time.

I hope you enjoyed this elegant yet slightly creepy #whatruwearingwed manicure. If you would like to share what you've got on your nails today head over to my Facebook page and post your pictures there. If you prefer Instagram post your pictures with the previously mention hashtag and tag @polish_plebe in your comments. While your there like/follow me or follow me by clicking the 'Join this Site' icon on the top right hand side of the screen, or through Google+Bloglovin, nd/or Pinterest. Thanks for stopping by, see you next time.

Your Fellow Plebe,