When I was thinking about what to do for today’s theme – Zombies, first thing that came to mind were bloody, dirty nails. I already knew that I was going to use Sally Hansen Brick wall since it’s the perfect blood color (and is the only darker red I have in my collection). To represent the dirty nails portion, I eventually narrowed it down to essie Chinchilly and China Glaze Agro. Below is a picture of the three colors I used for this manicure.
I wasn’t sure how I was going to use either Agro or Chinchilly at first. Originally, I thought of using Agro for the base, putting Chinchilly on top of that, then the blood splatter with Brick Wall. Problem with that was how to exactly what design to make with Chinchilly. I thought of doing some kind of crackle design, but I wasn’t sure of how it’d look.
I wished I knew a way to make my own crackle nail polish, but I’ve yet to find a tutorial that actually works. I could have just painted the crackle design on top of Agro, but when I pictured it in my mind, it didn’t look right. That’s when I decided to use Chinchilly as the base layer and put Agro on top.
I wasn’t sure what design to do, but I knew that I wanted to emulate dirt in some way. I finally got inspiration when I saw this tutorial for turquoise stone inspired manicure – link here. The process itself was quite simple and I loved how the result came out – not too much polish to give that dirt/stain-like appearance.
The last part was the blood splatter, which I used the same technique that I used for the blood splatter on my Saw manicure. Unlike that manicure, where most of the blood was hard to see since I had used a black base layer, this blood’s fully visible to its gory glory. 🙂
So much blood!!! I love it!! I’ve learned from my last experience with splattering with a straw, which made this splatter a hell of a lot easier this time around. 🙂 Practice makes perfect. Definitely a fun and gory manicure!