Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Zombie Nails + Tutorial

Hi everyone! Today I have another Halloween look to show you guys. I was chatting with one of my best friends, Anisha (of The Chaddabox), and I asked her if she was planning on doing any Halloween nail art. We both decided that we're not really the biggest fans of holiday-specific nail art, which is why the ones I'm showing you in this Halloween series aren't filled with pumpkins and witches. I wanted to try a look that I've seen around a few times, which is zombie nails. I tried to make these look like there was dried, crusty blood around the cuticles and I think I pulled it off. Let's take a look!
I've included my very first attempt at a tutorial below, so keep reading if you need a last minute how-to for Halloween tomorrow!

I used OPI Did You 'Ear About Van Gogh for the base colour as it's a close match but a little sickly-zombie tinted. To make the dried blood I used the new OPI Skyfall and a tiny bit of Quo by ORLY Little Black Dress to get a couple different colours of crimson in there.

What do you think of these? My boyfriend actually told me he didn't really like looking at them because they creeped him out so much, that's success in my opinion.

So here is the photo tutorial I tried to do. I just used a little part of a makeup sponge to cake on the blood. The addition of top coat really evens it out.

Thanks so much for reading everyone, I will be back tomorrow with one final Halloween look.

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  1. These look really creepy, great design

  2. Thanks for sharing your tip! I love this!

  3. I approve! This is what Halloween nails should be like!