Cast a Spell and Halloween Gems

While I rushed to give away the Cast a Spell mini Color Club set, and coordinating Art Club Bewitching Halloween Gems nail art wheel, I didn’t want to rush my use of the two!

So here are three manis I created using the polish and decal set, and the nail art pieces. I have to say, I thought the nail art wheel was genius, and I am happy there’s one that coordinates with the mini holiday polish set as well. I hope Color Club continues to do that type of merchandising. I am not an artist and not very talented in freehand drawing, so the jewels and decals really helped me express the creativity that nonetheless resides in my nail polishing brain!

Hocus Pocus:

Hocus Pocus is the polish I used from the Cast a Spell set! It’s silvery and holographic glittery goodness! I used tons of the decals that came with Cast a Spell on each of my fingers to create spooky scenes like flying ghosts on my index finger and moonlit houses on my thumbs. I am pretty sure that Hocus Pocus looks just like Color Club Magic Attraction.

I used Charmed, I’m Sure, for the base of this mani. This purple with fuschia shimmer is just like Color Club Electronica, which was called Taboo in last year’s Master of Disguise mini set – here’s the link to last year’s Color Club mini set post I did. I used Konad plate M28 for the skeleton stamp, with Konad Special Polish in White. I took two white pearl gems and one orange rhinestone from the nail art wheel to decorate my skeleton! I briefly fell back in love with Seche Vite, the top coat I used, but have switched back to Diamont Seal & Shine as I really do get horrible pull back on my tips when I use Seche. One one mani, Seche pulled back the polish on my right hand, but my left hand looked fine. I love that  top coat, I wish it didn’t do that!

This is a mani that I did using witch nail art stickers I purchased last year from Victoria Nail Supply, a plain old black striper, and Sinful Colors nail art lacquer striper in Sunset. I used the clear rhinestones from the Bewitching Halloween Gems nail art wheel to accent the design. The base is Zoya Shawn, from the Wonderful fall collection.

And because I loved this mani so much, I’m revisiting what I call the Pumpkin Bucket:

This is the neon orange, Spellbound, with mini black pearls and black rhinestones from the nail art wheel.

The only polish I haven’t used yet in this mini set is the black one. Overall, I love Color Club mini sets. Especially with the sheet of decals and the coordinating nail art wheel, the manis you can create are all up to your imagination! And you don’t have to be an artist to do it.

The polish formula was fine. I have no complaints on the polish or the nail art pieces.

I was a bit disappointed that a couple of the colors seemed to be repromotes from the main line, like Magic Attraction and Electronica. I’d love to see something totally unique or at least see a different polish other than Electronica look-alikes in the set next year, but I LOVE that the names of the polishes are on the bottom of the mini bottles, and that they released a coordinating nail art wheel. I hope they do that again next year!

Color Club and Art Club are two of my favorite polish and nail art companies. I’ve been impressed with their seasonal collections, and I love thier holiday offerings. I also have the mini holiday set, but I haven’t swatched that yet. I can’t wait to use it for my Holiday Collection series in November/December!

Did you pick up this set? Did you create any cool Halloween looks with it?!

Disclaimer: I purchased this Cast a Spell mini set, although I did later receive one for review by the PR Firm/Manufacturer. I also received the Bewitching Halloween Gems for review, and purchased the one I gave away in the Cast a Spell giveaway. Plate M28 may have been sent to me for review by WowSoCool at a much earlier date…I have so much Konad stuff I can’t remember what I received and what I purchased specifically.