Thursday, October 31, 2013

Nail design of the week: Perfect for Halloween!!

Finally Halloween it's here, and I can't wait to dress up and do my makeup!  My nails were done on Monday, and they will stay on until at least the weekend.  I saw this picture on Tumblr some years ago and fell in love with it:

If you are the original creator, let me know so I can credit you
It was strikingly beautiful and I have wanted to recreate this look for a long time.  I know there are many ways to do a blood manicure, but this is my favorite: as if you have dipped your nails on someone's blood.  I looked up some videos in YouTube for guidance, and followed this one to do my nails:

And this is the result:

I love them!!
These are the tools I used:
Unglax nail hardener as base coat
Nail polish Irresistible Cherry (#252) by Margaret Astor
Dotting tool
Seche Vite top coat
Naio coconut cuticle oil for the cuticles when everything is finished and dry

I love that they do not have to be exactly identical to be great, and the fact that they are all different is even more fun.  Some people that saw them thought they had been professionally done, and they all recognized the dripping blood, so I guess they are a sucess!