Sunday, 30 October 2011

Bloody Hallowe'en Nails

This year for Halloween, I am going as one of the Grady twins from The Shining with my friend Jess. The costume involves some serious creepiness and blood so I decided to try out some spooky, drippy bloody nails to push it to the next level.
For these nails, I used Deborah Lippmann's Waking up in Vegas as the base colour. This polish is a-ma-zing. If applied properly, only a single coat is required! Plus, Lippmann polishes have the longest lasting wear I have ever encountered. Overall - a solid laquer!
I painted the bloody drips using a tiny craft paintbrush and OPI's Quarter of a Cent-Cherry - the perfect blood red! (The photograph above shows the red slightly darker than it truly is)

The nails completed the costume perfectly - we scared ourselves every time we looked in the mirror!
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  1. what a great costume and great nails, i adore your site!

  2. Where did you find your dresses?

    1. They are nightgowns from Sears. I sewed ribbon around the edges of the sleeves and at the bottom, and tied a thick ribbon around the waist.