Does anyone else out there get excited for Halloween early like I do? It doesn’t help with Dexter coming to an end right now, sadly there are only a couple of episodes left. So today’s nail of the day pays tribute to Halloween and Dexter with Bloody Drips on Flesh!
This is my first attempt at the “drip/drippy nail” trend. I was inspired to finally give it a try when I saw the blue drip nails by Beth Soanes of Nail-Tastic in the July/August 2013 issue of Nail It! I tried to find a link to her nail art but couldn’t find it on her site. I like how she reversed the drip making it come from the cuticle!
Bloody Drips on Flesh Nail Art – Get The Look
For this look I used:
- Sinful Colors – Snow Me White (undie)
- Sally Hansen – I Do (diamond strength)
- Wet n Wild – I Red a Good Book (megalast)
- Bundle Monster – Various sized dotting tools
- No Brand – Thin, small detailing brush (size #00, from Amazon)
- Bundle Monster – Small, flat brush (half sized polish brush)
Bloody Drips on Flesh Nail Art – Quick Steps
- Apply your basecoat.
- Apply 2 thin coats of white polish, or one thick, even coat as an undie.
- Use a transparent nude polish to give a dimensional “flesh” look. You can roll up steps 2 & 3 by just using a flesh-colored polish, but I don’t have one!
- Use your dotting tools to put 3-5 dots on each nail at various distances from where your blood moons will be, drawing the tool down toward your cuticle to make a drip.
- Use the detailing brush to create an outline for your moons – connect your drops from above, making reverse drip shapes with the flesh color, if that makes sense.
- Use the small, flat brush to fill in the blood moon, using the outline you created above.
- I went without a top-coat for this design and put the drips on really thick to add more dimensionality to the BLOOD!