This is where I share my thoughts of polish, pets, life in general. Click on any of the tabs below to find out more about the Pointless Cafe Blog.

FB Plugin


Saturday, October 25, 2014

HPB October Halloween Mani Link-Up

Nothing to Disclose 

Happy Halloween Week! Yes, I celebrate it the entire week. Okay, FINE. The entire month. I like Halloween. What?

So this weekend, HPB (Hobby Polish Bloggers) is getting together to post our Halloween manicures and there's a link-up at the bottom where you can see all the great Halloween manis from the other members.

Hobby Polish Bloggers is a group for bloggers who blog primarily just for fun or more casually. It's a resource for feedback, support and guidance on your current blog or information on how to get your blog started.

Today I decided to do a simple spray marble. My long-time readers know I have let water marbles defeat me time after time and while I haven't given up that good fight just yet, it's nice to do a quick and easy fool-proof mani once in a while.

Well, NEARLY fool-proof. When using a matte top coat over nail art, be sure and use a regular top coat first that doesn't smear. Matte top coats will almost always smear. Oops!

I've used a base of Zoya Rocha and spray marbled with black and purple (Kiko #292). Slap on a quick coat of matte top coat (I used Wet n Wild WildShine Matte Top Coat for 99¢ and it's just as good as my former favorite, Butter London Matte Finish) and BAM! Happy Halloween!

You've probably seen tutorials on "spray marbles" already but I used distilled water at room temperature, put one drop of polish and sprayed it quickly with just plain rubbing alcohol from one of those little spray bottles you get in the "travel section" at Walmart. Once it makes a cool design, I dip my nail in like a water marble. Protip: You NEED tape or glue or whatever you normally use or cleanup is just as bad as you'd have with a standard water marble.

What do you think? Is this something you would try?

Thanks for checking it out and remember to have a look at the great manis linked below!

Happy Halloween!

If you enjoyed this post, please take a second to "like" it! Thanks!



  1. I love these. The colors and abstract design are amazing!

  2. I don't think I've ever heard of this, but it looks like an awesome result!

  3. These are awesome! I love alternatives to watermarbling :)

  4. I love the combo of colors. The colors and watermarble pattern make it almost look eerie and spooky :D

  5. I've recently discovered a love for the water spotted technique and your mani is no exception! Love it!

  6. I love this! I'm really liking the matte topcoat. And I too celebrate Halloween all month; nothing wrong with that!

  7. I love the colour combination you used for this! Looks great! :D

  8. Very cool look and I love the color combination! So much that I'm wearing it now too. Love the spray marble idea and will definitely give it a try!

  9. I utterly love this - the colours and the effect are just to die for


Thank you for commenting! I love hearing from you...Please do not post links in your comments as they will be automatically deleted. If you would like me to look at your site, please contact me via email. THANKS!