Thursday, October 20, 2011

Bloody Nail Tips!

This Halloween inspired nail design is a lot of fun and really simple to do!

(click photo's to enlarge)

1 Apply two sheer coats of your favourite natural/nude polish and let it dry.
2 Make a small pool of your dark red nail polish on a metal tray or any other disposable palette.
3 Use your dotting tool to pick up the nail colour and make random dots where the ends of your drips will be. Then go back and drag from the dot up to the tip of the nail. You will have to reload your dotting tool several times.
4 Fill in the tip of the nail and connect the tops of the drips with your dotting tool.
5 Once your nail colour is mostly dry, apply a top coat to protect your design and make it shine!

I wanted the colour of my 'blood' to be a dark red with a bit of shimmer so I mixed two nail polish colours together to get the perfect shade! Not only does this give me a unique colour, it also makes the look really dimensional.
Don't be afraid to experiment!

Products Used:
Essie Nail Polish 'Ballet Slippers'
Urban Decay Nail Polish 'Apocalypse'
OPI Nail Lacquer 'The Show Must Go On!'
China Glaze Patent Leather Top Coat
Dotting Tool

xo candice
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