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!

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).


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.

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





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.

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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