Freitag, 7. Februar 2014

Off season: Nightmare Before Christmas inspired nails

Today, I'm throwing in one of those manicures I did for the Halloween theme last fall: a Nightmare Before Halloween inspired one. I'm still not happy with my tutorial manicures and I'm starting to think that I should just redo them...

So, yeah, this is not the season for either Halloween or Christmas, but I have a friend who loves Tim Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas and she can watch it and sing its songs all year long, so I'm just doing the same with this manicure. I wanted to do a Halloween Before Christmas manicure for about 3 years, but only 2013 I got around to do it. And I haven't even shown it to the aforementioned friend...

Aside from this, I'm choosing this manicure because it also fits the tutorial theme. I can't find the tutorial anymore and I can't even seem to remember the name for the technique, but well, it was inspired by a tutorial too. Maybe anyone knows which tutorial I'm talking about?

Nightmare before Christmas inspired Halloween nails

Nightmare before Christmas inspired Halloween nails

Nightmare before Christmas inspired Halloween nails

Nightmare before Christmas inspired Halloween nails

I remember that I was quite frustrated while painting the details on my ring finger. I just couldn't paint them fine enough. In the end, I ordered new brushes. ^^;

After one day of wear, I decided to mattify this manicure...

Nightmare before Christmas inspired Halloween nails

Nightmare before Christmas inspired Halloween nails

It looks more spooky this way, doesn't it?

Materials used:
- p2 eternal
- my go-to Color Club white
- essie matte about you
- white and black acrylic paint
- acetone

Basically, you paint your nails with your base color (black) and let it dry thoroughly. (You might want to apply one coat of topcoat here...) Then you apply random lines of your second color (white) and immediately dilute them with a fine brush dipped in acetone. You best do one nail at a time here. I managed to smudge my base a couple of times. Luckily, it doesn't show in the pictures.

What do you think about this manicure and the technique?

Thank you for reading!

Kommentare:

  1. This is so cool - and the matte adds something very special to it - but I love both!

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  2. I like it more shinny, but the matte one is special too. Great inspiration theme!

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  3. Aaaaah, ist das cool! Das Weiß auf dem Schwarz sieht echt aus wie Nebel...Ich bin begeistert ^^

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  4. Those are great. We do a lot of designs with pumpkins or even candy corns at that time of the year. Little kids love it.
    Jon
    http://www.findhairsalons.com/nailsalonsanchorage/

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  5. hay
    bei mir läuft grade eine Blogvorstellung würde mich freuen wenn du mitmachst :)

    LG
    http://albers-fotografie.blogspot.de/

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  6. Oh sehr cool! <3 Ich mag Nightmare before Christmas total gerne ^^
    Das doofe war, dass man ja nur das Thema weiß, bei der Wunderbox und nicht genau was drin ist, da denkt man natürlich an richtige holos...

    Liebste Grüße
    http://stylefairytale.de

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    would you follow mine?
    davidoffnails.blogspot.com.au

    would mean the world to me!

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