Here’s my Day 3 entry for the Nail-aween Nail Art Challenge from datyorkLOVES/SassyNails. There are 10 themes, and I have to complete all of them by the end of October, but other than that, it’s self-paced.
Today’s theme is bloody nails. I tried to do something a little different here since there are so many creepy examples out there of Halloween manicures or vampire-themed nail art featuring drippy and splattered blood. I went for smears instead, as if someone had smeared blood on a wall.
I started with two coats of OPI Berlin There Done That, a nice neutral taupe that I thought could very easily stand in for a wall color.
Then I used Ulta Steppin Out for the blood smears. I think both the color and the thicker consistency of this polish mimic real blood.
My technique on this was to drop some of the red polish onto a piece of wax paper. I then used the straight edge of a piece of paper and dragged it through the polish, then dragged it across the nail. In some cased I dragged left to right, other times dragged downward.
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Comments on: "Nail-aween Nail Art Challenge: Bloody Nails" (5)
I love the dragged/smeared look, the middle finger is my fave!!
Thank you, glad you like it!
OHHHHH i like this! 🙂 I love the base color that you used… and this red is just perfect for blood. When I did mine, I used nail polish thinner for part of it… it was coming out too pink 😦 oh well, this is great! sweet ❤
thank you! I picked up the red polish on clearance at Ulta a few weeks ago for $2!
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