When I saw zombies on the list I knew I wanted to have actual zombie-esque nails and not just zombie art. I was perusing zombie nail images the other day and came across this link. It was gory and awesome and just everything a zombie's nails should be. I had to do it myself.
|Zombie nails w/ brains!|
|Halloween zombie nails w/ brain|
• blood - CHINA GLAZE Velvet Bow
• base color - CHINA GLAZE IV thinned WAAAAAY down w/ ORLY Nail Thinner
• half moons - Black acrylic paint
I pulled and ripped at the nails with clippers to make the jagged edges. To get the caked in dirt look I figured the most natural way would be to paint the underside of the fake nail (because clawing your way out of a grave is going to definitely get under you nails). I used the WAAAAAY thinned down brown (IV) as a quick brush over the fake nail. I applied the blood very thick and goopy right off the brush to make a fresher look. Let me just put this out there as a general notice about Velvet Bow, it is not cuticle friendly.
Here is the aftermath once I removed the nails.
|after removing the zombified fake nails|
|all clean - my naked nails|
This was fun to do. I am saving my fake nails. I highly doubt they will ever get used, but I mean...I can't throw these away!
Hehe. So, apologies for the nasty nails but I hope you at least think they captured the theme today.
Thanks for popping in!