Halloween Nails: Day 2

2 Oct

Good morning! Here’s Day 2 of my personal Halloween nails challenge. I decided to do the flesh rip type of nails. Skin, blood and gore! This is perfect for Halloween. Right?

I have never done this type of look before. I was worried it wouldn’t come out right but much to my surprise, this was the easiest thing to do! So much grotesque fun!

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See more pictures and details after the jump

So to achieve this look I used two different OPI colors. I used Dutch Tulips (on the right) and Don’t Pretzel My Buttons (on the left).

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I really love how opaque Don’t Pretzel My Button is. If you paint on one somewhat thick coat, it will completely cover the red. Here’s how I did it.

1. Paint two coats of Dutch Tulips or any other red color you may have at home.
2. Paint on a thick coat of Don’t Pretzel My Buttons or any other skin time color you may have at home.
3. Wait until it’s tacky but not completely dry. Use a dotting tool and scrape either in spots to give it a dug out look or in lines for that deep cut or scratches look.

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Here’s some more pictures for you to look at!

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I didn’t use any topcoat. I suppose one could use a matte topcoat for that matte look with these nails.

Anyway, I hope you were equally grossed out by this just as much I was! Now off to think about nails for tomorrow.

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2 Responses to “Halloween Nails: Day 2”

  1. Erin Hall Lewis October 2, 2014 at 10:51 pm #

    Eegads! This is delightfully grotesque! Looks like it was a lot of fun to do, but did you worry about pushing through all the way to the nail and not being able to see the effect?

    • justricarda October 2, 2014 at 10:52 pm #

      I didn’t have that problem. Scrape lightly at first and scrape more when needed is what I would recommend.

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