Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Zombie Skin Nails

Hey y'all! I had this idea rolling around in my head for a few days for zombie skin nails and finally made it happen today.  I practiced on a false nail first and it came out exactly as I had hoped but it wasn't quite how I wanted it on my actual nails.   I still think it turned out pretty cool though.  I did the main design using the spray water marble technique.  What do you think? 

My pinky is my favorite, it turned out the best.  The other fingers just look like I did splatter or something.  

Here's a step by step gif when I was practicing on the tip.  I started out using a lighter gray polish and then randomly sponged a darker gray to give it a little bit more depth.  After the sponging I did the spray marble using the red first and then again with the black.  Then I finished it off with a matte top coat. 

I am pretty pleased with how it all turned out.  I think I need to practice more with the spray marble.  I used hair spray and sometimes it would spread right and sometimes it wouldn't.  I guess once the water gets too contaminated with the hair spray it just doesn't work as well. 

Shortly after doing this I ended up having to cut my nails down because they were all breaking.  I'm sporting super nubs right now and it really sucks.  Right before Halloween too :/  I hope they grow out a little bit so I can have super awesome nails with my costume.  My costume is going to be the bomb.com.  I did a practice run on makeup and will be posting that in a few days so stayed tuned! 

Hope everyone is having a great week and I hope you enjoyed my post tonight!  XOXO