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!


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

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

  3. This is disgusting! Great work! :)

  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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  12. Hi! I used your lovely ugly nails as inspiration:

    Thanks a lot, your's are scarier!

  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!

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

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


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