Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Bloody Halloween Nails!

Hey guys! I have a fun little post here for you, it's going to be a how-to on Halloween nails! I'm excited to share this with you, its a super fun, cute way to paint your nails for Halloween & it's really easy! So check out the steps below to learn how to achieve some bloody nails!

What you'll need:
-Red nail polish
-Base & top coat nail polish
-Black nail polish

So of course the first step is to manicure your nails the way you like, get them all prepped and ready to be painted.

After your nails are prepped, paint on a base coat. A base coat is important because it really helps prevent your nails from chipping & being stained.

Once you let the base coat dry, paint your first coat of black. 
I'm choosing to alternate the colors, but you can do whatever style you want! With such funky & creepy nail art, you can be as creative as you want! 

While the first coat of black is drying, you can start on the blood drips! Now this part is actually a lot easier than it looks. 
First, take your red polish and line a heavy coat along the tip of your nail (like you're trying to go for a french manicure look!). You want this to be heavy with a good bit of nail polish because we will be dragging it down later. 

Now, this part is important to do in a timely manner. We don't want the red to dry before we get the chance to turn it into blood drips. 
So, take a tooth pick and drag it down in lines. You'll have to work with it a little to get it how you want it to look (but not too much, or the polish will start to get too gooey). 
I stayed with 3-4 lines on each nail, since thats all there is room for. 

The more nail polish, the easier it is to work with, but you will want to choose a red nail polish that dries quickly, or else you'll be waiting forever for it to dry since it's so thick. 

You should get the hang of it pretty easily, so once you're ready, move on to the rest of your nails. 

After you're done with the red, go back and do your final black coat & finish with a clear top coat!
Be careful with the top coat on the red nails, it very easily smears the red, try not to do more than one swipe with the clear coat or it will drag red with it! 

And there you have the final look! A cute but creepy nail design perfect for Halloween! 
I hope you guys enjoyed this post, if you decide to try this out I would love to see it so send me your pictures!!
Thanks for reading!

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