Thursday, October 31, 2013

Tutorial - Candy Corn Nails

Happy Halloween everyone! This is my last Halloween manicure tutorial of the year. So I know that you are probably going to be munching on candies and chocolates no matter how old or young you are. What's more suitable than candy corn on your claws?

Here's the triple striped look we're going for.

What you'll need:
-Orange nail polish
-Yellow nail polish
-White nail polish
-Quick dry top coat

Paint first coat of orange nail polish

Do a second coat when the first is completely dry

Cut a strip of tape that's about 1/3 of the length of your nail

Use the first piece of tape to measure the other pieces

Make sure that your nails are completely dry then stick the tape across the centre of your nail. Stick the tape on well to ensure that the colour doesn't bleed

Paint two coats of white nail polish

As well as two coats of yellow nail polish

When your nails are completely dry, peel off the tape carefully

Apply the quick dry top coat

Weeeeeee, candy fingers! Enjoy your treats, Happy Halloween!!

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Tutorial - Slime Dripping Nails

The other day, when I was working on the Dexter Manicure Tutorial, I really couldn't decide whether I wanted the blood to drip up or down my nails. For that reason, I decided to make a tutorial for the opposite direction but with slime rather than blood.

Here's the look we're going for. Slime dripping from your attractive.

What you'll need:
-A baggy. Sandwich or zip lock - doesn't matter.
-Light green nail poish
-Neon green nail polish
-Thin paint brush
-Quick Dry Top Coat

Paint first coat of the light green base colour. When first coat is dry, apply second coat

Let base colour completely dry

Take the neon nail polish and dab a good amount onto the bag

With the thin paint brush, apply the second colour to your nail. You can start from the base of your nail and paint lines towards the tip of your nail. Vary the length of the drips

Paint a half moon shape at the base of your nail

You can also do it the other way around. Paint the half moon first...

...and then the drips

Dab some dots below the drips

You may allow the thickness of the nail polish can be inconsistent. It makes it look more...slime-like

When your nails are completely dry, apply the quick dry top coat

and that's how you paint slime dripping nails! Spoooooky

Happy Eve of Halloween!

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Tutorial - Beetlejuice Manicure

So today's tutorial is for a striped nails but they're not just for Halloween...seriously. Quite simple and you could fully mix-up the colour combinations!

Here's the look. Just black & white stripes.

What you'll need:
-White Nail Polish
-Black Nail Polish
-Quick Dry Top Coat

Paint one coat of white nail polish. Do a second coat when the first coat is dry.

Cut thin strips of tape. It's all up to you whether you would like super thin or thick stripes. I opted for 5 stripes per nail which means two pieces of tape per finger.

I snipped the tape lengthwise rather than widthwise because the tape wasn't wide enough for my nails.

Ensure that your nails are completely dry otherwise the tape may damage your base colour.
Apply the tape to your nail and try to keep an even distance. With light pressure, rub the tape to remove air bubbles

Repeat on all fingers

Apply black nail polish between tape

When your black nail polish is dry, remove tape carefully


If necessary, remove nail polish from skin

Apply quick dry top coat

Complete, pretty striped nails!

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Monday, October 28, 2013

Tutorial - Stitched Frankenstein Manicure

Halloween nails! I can't stop. I don't want to...but after this Thursday...until next year! So I shall do as many as possible.

Here's the look we're going for. Frankenstein-ish with green and purple patched manicure with a stitching detail

What you will need:
-Green nail polish
-Purple nail polish
-Black nail polish
-Thin paint brush
-Quick dry top coat

Paint one thin coat of green nail polish on all nails except for your accent nail. Paint your second coat of green when the first is dry.

Paint one coat of purple nail polish on your accent nail. Paint your second coat of purple when the first is dry.

Let your base colours coat dry completely

Take your contrasting purple and paint your first thin coat of a somewhat of a french manicure tip but slanted! You might need two coats

Take your contrasting green and paint the first coat of your tip on your accent nail. You'll definitely need two coats since you're painting a lighter colour on a dark colour

When nails are dry - using your thin paint brush, pick up some black nail polish for the stitching detail

Paint a thin black line across line where your tip ends

Paint in tiny stitches. No need for uniform stitches just be random and throw in some crosses in there too

Apply top coat once your nails are dry

...and you're done! You've successfully sewn together a cute frankenstein manicure.

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