I'll admit it, for the *longest* time, I hated spiders. With a passion. My back would seize up whenever I saw one, mostly because every time I would have instant flashbacks to when I was 6 living in Virginia and decided to go out on my deck. Had no idea that every feckin' spider in the neighborhood had decided to lay their eggs on our deck, and all the little spiderlings decided to hatch at the same time and march in a giant wave of tiny horror across the entire deck - up my legs, into my shorts and shirt, and into my hair. You cannot simply brush tiny spiders the size of crumbs off of yourself, so I did the next logical thing - I screamed like hell, ran inside to the bathroom, and turned on the water, clothes and all.
Scarred for life at the age of 6. It's only been in the last two years that I've finally gotten over my huge fear of them - I blame the scorpions for that. Dealing with those shrunken deformed lobsters from Hell is so much worse than a spider. Spiders are cake compared.
So, in light of my recovery from spiders, I decided to do a spider design inspired by @BruisedUpDollie and @nailsbykball on Instagram for the Hobby Polish Bloggers October link-up! Check it out:
I did a base coat of the one-coat wonder "I See France" by Digital Nails and watermarbled web designs using a silver by OPI and "Clearwater" by Pipe Dream Polish. I then glued orange gemstones to each nail and hand painted the spider legs with acrylic paint. I think they turned out pretty nifty, though the watermarble web look was a PITA for me. I'm still trying to get the whole watermarbling thing down.
Whatcha think of this design? Have you done anything similar for this Halloween season? Be sure to check out all the other awesome Halloween designs by some of the members of Hobby Polish Bloggers through the inlinkz below!!