Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Halloween Nail Art Challenge - Z is for Zombies 10/9

BRAAAIIINNNNSSSSSS hehe Today's Nail art challenge is ZOMBIES!
While I'm sure mine isn't the best or most creative-I really LOVE it!

The first few photos were taken right after I did them! I was like hell, why clean up lets add shit!
Haha so I used some matte burgundy, black and dark brown eye shadows to make my hands and cuticles look extra gross. including some liquid eyeliner to accentuate the creases on my fingers/knuckles.

Then before posting I decided to clean them up, the eye shadows were already washed off from washing my hands so lets make it look nice to wear in public haha..yes I do indeed plan to!
I also added a bit more "blood".
I will list the polishes & stuff I used below the pictures!
Zombie Nails Zombie Nail Art Zombie Nail Art Zombie
And all tidied up..
Zombie Mani Zombie Mani Zombie Manicure Zombie Manicure
I was trying to make them look like they were rotting, bloody and bruised under my nail.
I love how it came out :)

What I used!

I started with Nailtiques & basecoat per usual, followed with a single coat of Deborah Lippmann-Naked.
Afterwards I used a medium striping brush to line the Lunula of my nail with Urban Decay-Apocalypse.

Then using wedge makeup sponges, I sponged the following colors on rather randomly.
I used Zoya-Codie plus three acrylic paints in Burnt Umber, Burnt Sienna, and Raw Umber.
I also used the same colors to paint a bit of lines/marks with the same striping brush.

When that was dry I used two very thin coat of French Tip Dip Sheer Genius to sandwich what I did to make it appear beneath my nails. I added a coat of Seche Vite.
Here is what I did that you shouldn't do! (If you wanted to create this effect anyway.)
Do NOT add the blood before you use matte topcoat! Unless you want it all matte.
I wanted the blood to look fresh and running down my finger tips. SO I had to go back over it with topcoat to make it shiny lol. Not the end of the world but meh. Anyways..
After that is dry, using China Glaze-Ravishing Dahling (my go to blood color!)
I added the "blood"with a combo of the striping brush, and the brush from the polish bottle. Mostly the bottle brush to make it less neat. I used Butter London-Matte Finish to make it matte, and SV to make it shiny.

That is all! It sounds like it took sooo much longer than it really does-trust me!
I really hope you guys liked my gross nails :)
I'm a weirdo and seriously love them! Speaking of Zombies who else can't wait for The Walking Dead?!

Off to sleep! Bye guys!
-Sarah!

25 comments:

  1. This looks rad! Love that you took it a step further by making your hands look the part :)

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  2. Wow, those are crazy creepy. Nicely done!!

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  3. This is disgusting! Great work! :)

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  4. These are so bad ass! I'm going to try my hand at it ;). I can't freakin wait for th walking dead! Dying here!

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  5. Good job! Looks like you slammed both hands in your car door!!!!

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  6. Stunning!!!!! Amazing job!!! Thanks for letting us know how you did it! :)

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  7. omg I need a video reference, I can't do it! XD

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  8. This is SICKKKK! I want to try! :O

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  9. Wow! This is so good it's sick! Awesome job (and I love your hand makeup too)!

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  10. Love this! I did zombie nails last year but I like yours better!

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  11. Nice and dirty looking FTW! Zombie all the way :)

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  12. Hi! I used your lovely ugly nails as inspiration:
    http://polishedlove.blogspot.mx/2012/10/zombie-nail-manicure-halloween-nail-art.html

    Thanks a lot, your's are scarier!

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  13. I think this is one of my favorite manis that you've ever done! It's so creative and totally nails the zombie inspiration. Plus, after you posted this I keep seeing recreations that look similar, but yours are the best I've seen so far. Awesome!

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  14. I am totally stealing this idea for my zombie costume!

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  15. this is the true Zombie nails :D

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  16. OMG!! This looks so scary. It really looked like zombie nails. Great job! Love it!

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