Friday, October 11, 2013

Blood splatter nail tutorial

Hello lovelies! I apologize for not posting anything at all last week. Truthfully I needed to take a break for a week from posting. But, even though I didn't post anything, I worked on this little nail tutorial.

Halloween is my favorite time of the year, even though every day is Halloween for me, I take it to the extreme in October. One of my favorite things to do besides some theatrical makeup is Halloween nail designs. I usually do a blood drip sort of design, but this year I tried something a little different.

I wanted to do some Halloween themed posts and I thought this nail tutorial would be perfect.

For this tutorial you will need:
-A paper plate
-A straw (I recommend using a smaller rather than a larger one)
-White nail polish
-Red nail polish
-Some sort of tape
-Normal topcoat
 -Optional glow in the dark topcoat
-Nail polish remover and Qtips

I used Zoya Purity which is the best white nail polish that I have ever used. For the red, you can use any generic red color that would look good for a blood splatter. I used the red from my Migi nail art pens because it is the only red that I have right for this design. 

First what you want to do is paint your nails with the white nail polish. Get them fully opaque and completely dry. This step is optional: if you have a glow in the dark top coat (like China Glaze Ghoulish Glow or Sinful Colors Glow in the Dark) you can put a coat over the white. Next, you will want to cover some areas of your fingers around the nails with some tape. You can use any sort of tape, I used painters tape because it was what I had at the time. Make sure not to cover the nails themselves.

 Take the red nail polish and pour some onto the paper plate like this:

 I would pour more initially than I did. Take the straw, dip it in the paint. Put the straw over your nails, nail polish towards your nails and blow through the other end of the straw. It took me a while to get the hang of this and to get it to work. Once you get the hang of it, you will get a paint splatter effect.

After you are done and the nail polish has dried, take off the tape and clean up any areas where nail polish shouldn't be with some nail polish remover. And of course, apply a topcoat.

And here is the finished product:

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