Thursday, October 4, 2012

Halloween Serial Killer Nail Tutorial

Halloween is my absolute favorite holiday of the entire year. Fall is finally here, the weather is not trying to melt my flesh, and there is a new scary movie out in the theater every single week! Plus costumes and candy! This nail tutorial is inspired by Halloween, my favorite serial killer that is finally back for a new season Dexter, and this awesome nail design by my friend Samantha that can be found here.

First you are going to paint your nails with two coats of a white polish. I chose to use Essie Blanc. Then you are going to to want to top coat this so that when you add red they don't bleed together to turn into an awful strawberry milk color. Don't really worry too much about cleanup because it is about to get really messy!


Next you are going to add blood spatter! There are lots of different methods and tutorials but this is just how I do it. Take your bottle of polish, for this I used Zoya Rekha, remove the cap and put it to the side. Now you are going to take a drinking straw and dip it right into the bottle of polish. You do not need to stick the straw all the way to the bottom just stick it in far enough for the tip of the straw to become covered. Quickly aim the straw at your finger and blow through the straw with one big breath. As as much or as little "blood spatter" as you like. This can get very messy so clean up your skin and around your cuticles as you let the spatter dry before you add top coat for the next step.


Now you could stop here or continue on to the next step to take the creepy up to another level. I thought it would be cool to have a little note on my nails in the classic serial killer type ransom letter style with cut out letters from a magazine. For this you will need to work one nail at a time. Add a layer of top coat to your nail and then add your letter clipping to your nail and position it. If it keeps peeling up push it down and hold it in place for a few seconds. Also as the top coat dries it will be easier to push it into the topcoat and make it stick. Once you have it successfully pushed down add another layer of topcoat to seal it all in. You should end up with something creepy like this!






24 comments:

  1. OMG!!! This is soooo creepy-licious!!!! I love it!!!!

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  2. Oh I love adding the letters. That is great.

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  3. I saw lots of blood splatters and like the way you added something to it.

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  4. Thats so cool haha. Never seen nails like this before ! :)

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  5. I absolutely LOVE this! Reminds me of the show Dexter for sure :)

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  6. LOVE THIS! I saw the vampire fang nails and thought about doing that for Halloween but I'm definatly doing these instead!

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  7. I love this! Definatly gonna try this soon! :)

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  8. These are so creative! I love them :-)

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  9. This is so creepy and cute at the same time! Love it!

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  10. These are awesome for Halloween! Definitely a new spin on blood splatter nails. :)

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  11. So you simply blow the red paint toward ur nails using straw? omg cool.. never thought it would work! definitely worth a try!

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  12. Love the idea of adding magazine letter clippings!! I just did splatter nails last week, and while they were messy and cleanup was rather time consuming, I loved the final look. I will definitely add this technique of adding letters to my list of 'to-dos'

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  13. Yes, I will definetely be trying this one!!

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  14. OMG, this is amazing! I absolutely love it, and want to try it out myself.

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  15. Such a good idea!! It reminds me of the bodyguard movie lol

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  16. This is so awesome. Great idea!

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  17. I love this mane...I wish I could do this stuff!

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