Happy 1 week closer to Halloween!
This weeks nail tutorial is much more gruesome than last weeks Simple and Classic Halloween nails. They were inspired by a picture I can no longer find on Pinterest (update: it was actually Instagram!) which used a matte black base with a vivid silver finger print on top of each nail.
Though that looked awesome, I wanted to create more of a bloody crime scene look for Halloween, but the possibilities with the colours and finishes are endless: matte white with a textured black finger print would look so awesome too!
Anyways, a few tips before we start: although this is straight forward, it may take some practice. What worked best for me was to put a few drops of polish onto a thick piece of card and dip my pinky finger in, swirl it around a bit, than dab it again on a clean surface before touching my nail.
I used my pinky so it would fit properly on each nail and I tried to use the most detailed part of my pinky so it was a recognizable fingerprint.
As I said, the colour combinations are endless, but I went with OPI’s Alpine Snow as a base (2 coats) and than a mixture of OPI’s Big Apple Red and Revlon’s Vixen. Not sure whether that colour still exists, but any deep dark red would do.
When I mixed the two, I didn’t mix too well so that the ‘blood’ looks more realistic. You can do single print like I have on my thumb nail or a couple for more texture and less contrast.
What polish would you use?
Til next time, ttfn x