Are YOU ready for Halloween? Costume all figured out? Undead nails all set to go?
I didn't think so.
I'm a bit confused why a magazine would want what I consider to be a Halloween mani for a spring/summer issue, but who am I to question the powers that be at Les Nouvelles? If they use this one, I'm interested to see what the article is going to be about. This one sure as hell doesn't fit in with anything else they asked for.
All in all, it's kind of a fun mani. If I was under the age of, say, 20? I certainly don't know where I could ever wear something like this. Can you picture me showing up at the law office in this one?? The bossman might even notice, although in the past year the only one he's ever commented on was my snakeskin foils. I'm pretty sure he'd have something to say about this look.
Festive, right? I mean seriously, who wouldn't want blood-dripping nails for everyday wear?
This was pretty fun to do, though. I did three coats of Julep Jennifer as my base. I wanted something just a little pink-toned but neutral and thought this suited my purposes pretty well. I looked through a lot of my red/burgandy polishes trying to choose one that wasn't too bright and settled on "10" Professional Holiday in Spain. I think it's a great color for blood. Personally, I'd prefer mine to be blue, but it's not. Thanks a heap, mom and dad.
I had never heard of "10" Professional before but found a lot of ten on eBay awhile back that I think I paid something like $16 for. It was such a good deal with such good colors, I decided to grab it. It was awesome because I ended up really loving these polishes. I still look for it on eBay hoping for another bargain. I'd like even more colors, of course.
Again, I digressed. I plopped a pretty good-sized amount of the burgandy right along the top edge of my tips and then dragged it down with my smallest dotting tool. I didn't bother to topcoat it because I preferred that the "blood" not get smoothed out with the base.
I figured in real life, if I somehow managed to get blood all over just the tips of my nails like this, once it was starting to dry it wouldn't be all blended in and smooth. Ya' know, cuz' for sure that could happen. Just ten bloody tips with no blood anywhere else. Yup. True story. Believe it.
Although with that zombie apocalypse coming......