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Halloween nail art - Dripping blood

It might still be a little too early for Halloween nail art but we are now in October I couldn't wait to post this design. This one's more on the slasher movie side of horror rather than ghosts and ghouls, but actually thinking about it, this could be the aftermath of a zombie trying to eat you....

Halloween nail art - Dripping blood

Halloween nail art - Dripping blood

Halloween nail art - Dripping blood
The inspiration for this design actually came from a stamping plate from the Scholar collection by MoYou London. The image is supposed to be spots of ink, like you'd get if a fountain pen leaked, but I thought if you used red instead of black or blue this could also look like spots of blood. I tried to stamp the image but at the moment I really can't master stamping, so I had to rethink how I could do it.

In the end I just used a dotting tool. I applied a base of Barry M Silk in Pearl as I wanted maximum contrast with the drops of blood. Obviously I wanted a red shade that really would look like blood so I went with Ciate Boudoir which I think is the perfect blood red shade. I then just took three different sizes of dotting tool to create different size drops of blood, so it looked like somebody was bleeding as they're walking along, and used multiple dots on top of each other to create the pools of blood. 

The dotting part of one of my tools has come loose and has only previously come out when I've been cleaning it, but this actually fell out when I while I was doing some of the dots. At first I was annoyed thinking it would have ruined my design but then realised that actually it helped as it created the look of smeared or splattered blood.

I wasn't sure whether to go for the same design on all of my nails or go for something different on an accent nail and in the end decided to paint the whole nail red to represent a large pool of blood.

What do you think of dripping blood nails?  

 
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12 comments:

  1. I love it!! I'm not a huge fan of nail art but this design is so fun and creepy!! I'm pretty sure I won't get to dress up for Halloween so at least I can get my nails in the spirit!

    MD | http://byourbself.blogspot.ca/

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    1. It's not a difficult design to do and is a bit of fun for Halloween x

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  2. This looks so good and it's so easy to do, I can't wait to do this for myself. A nice little way to introduce halloween into my work outfit (although I'd go all out dressing up if I was allowed)

    Sammy xo.

    littlefickleblog.blogspot.com

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    1. It's really easy to do you just need something to dot with! x

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  3. I love this. I like that it's simple too - I'm usually rubbish at nail art! x

    JordanAlice

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    1. I'm not amazing at nail art but I keep practising and often only do simple looks x

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  4. Ah wow this is amazing for Halloween, it looks so effective, I'm definitely going to attempt this! By the way your pictures are such amazing quality! x
    lipstickloveheart.blogspot.com

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  5. I love this! I think the red accent nail really brings it all together xx

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