Friday, October 23, 2015

Pop Art Frankenstein Nail Art

Hey everyone!
Today I have another Halloween design for you, this one inspired by Alex Faction's Pop Art Frankenstein tutorial.
For those of you who may not know him, he is an extremely talented make up artist, he uploads amazing make up and body painting tutorials on Youtube. He's doing 31 Days of Halloween during October on his channel, so when I saw this look I immediately wanted to do it on my nails. Anything cartoonish has a place in my heart. And is it just me, or do those teeth look like the evil minion teeth? LUUUV IT!!

Let's get to it!

For this look, I started off with a black nail polish as my base color and used acrylic paint for the design.
I painted Frankenstein first and to fill in the rest of the nails I decided to use some elements from the body painting than go on painting random Halloween stuff. And since it is a pop art design, what better than the pink tears and broken heart, for that pop of color that we need! For the finishing details I used white paint to do some stitches and outline the tears and heart for the cartoonish effect.
That's pretty much it..

I hope you like it! :)

Polishes used:

Orly Bonder Rubberized Basecoat
Orly - Liquid Vinyl
Orly Sec 'N Dry Quick-Dry Topcoat

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Skull & Spider Web Nail Art

I'm very excited today because I just happened to realise that it's been a year since I started the blog! Time sure flies! So obviously, I'm here today with a Halloween design for you!
Since October started, my homepage on instagram has been full of Halloween inspiration either from nail artists/bloggers or make up artists I follow and that really got me in the mood.

Last year I had done a nail design inspired by the Nightmare Before Christmas, so this time I wanted to try something a bit more spooky. I wasn't exactly sure what to do in the beginning, I only knew I wanted a creepy, bloody looking background and the rest came along the way.
This is the design I came up with.

I started off with a white nail polish as my base and then used small pieces of a make up sponge to dab my blood colors on random parts of the nail, trying to stay focused on putting more color on the area around the cuticle and generally on the "outline" of the nail.

Normally, I was planning to use a red polish for the blood and a dark red or burgundy polish on top, to give some dimension and depth to the look. Somehow though when I tried that, it ended up having more of a fuschia tone to it, so I decided to make my own color.
I mixed a bright red polish with a dark brown (one drop of each color every time) to get that dark red color I was going for. I used the sponge to apply it on my nails and after that was dry, I dabbed some of the dark brown in certain spots to make it look more realistic. To finish the background, I took a black polish and used the "dry brush" technique to apply it randomly on my nails.
As for the designs, I used acrylic paint and when everything was dry, I topped them with a fast drying top coat.

Here are more pictures.

I'm really happy with how this turned out.
Unfortunately we don't celebrate Halloween in Greece, but if you guys are celebrating, I'd love to hear about your costumes! :)

Polishes used:

OPI Nail Envy Maintenance Nail Strengthener
Orly - White Tips
OPI - Coca-Cola Red
OPI - Suzi Loves Cowboys
Orly - Liquid Vinyl
Rush 60 Second High Speed Topcoat

Friday, October 2, 2015

Tie Dye Gradient & Geometric Nail Art Tutorial

After uploading the previous post about the tie dye gradient with the geometric pattern, I prepared a tutorial for it. Even though I did explain how I created this look, I thought that something more visual would be helpful. Somehow though, I forgot to upload it. Silly me! So now that I found it, I figured I'd upload it even a little late.
This was the final look:

Now, on to the tutorial!

All the products are listed in the previous post (here). The only different polish I used, was the white one (Seventeen - 103), because it was near the bottom so I threw it away.

This was actually my first time making a tutorial. Feel free to tell me what you think about it!