Thursday, 23 July 2015

Wiki'd Nail Challenge

Horror Icon 

So friends we have reached the end to another fantastic nail challenge. At the start of this, I wasn't too sure if this challenge was for me, but I'm so glad I took part as I have enjoyed each theme, and seeing what the other lovely ladies come up with too.
I'll put the main hub page here so you can take a look back at all the themes and awesome manicures.
So back to my Horror Icon nails. I have tried painting freehand faces and believe me they looked awful!  It's something I really need to practice. Then I was going to paint a bloody hand print on black nails. But this isn't really an Icon. So  went with a favourite technique of mine that I haven't done in ages...Water Marbling. 
In not a horror film person, but have watch The Mummy, and this design is perfect for a water marble. I did this mani a few years ago inspired by My Simple Little Pleasures.

Using Sally Hansen White On, Collection Praline Whirl and Fudge Brownie I made a striped design.

I wanted to show how I fix bubbles that you can sometimes get when marbling. In the above photo you can clearly see the popped bubbles that appeared when I applied a matte topcoat on my thumb and ring finger. 
I take a small drop of each polished used for marbling and a very thin nail art brush, and add tiny amounts of the polish where needed to match the design. Only a small amount of polish is needed as it will look darker than the marbled polish. The photo below is the fixed nails and mattetop coated again. 

To this I painted a black stripe across the top of each nail and added 2 googly eyes.

More cute than horror lol, but such an effective look, and would be a perfect Halloween mani.
Hope you have enjoyed this Wiki'd Challenge as much as I have, and hopefully we'll be back with another very soon.
Stay safe and much love....


  1. Brilliant way to use Water Marble for Mummy Design.

  2. Awesome tip on dealing with air bubbles!

  3. These are so adorable! I would love to recreate this look for Halloween if I can remember.

    1. Thank you, I can see myself doing this again for Halloween too x

  4. Definitly my favorite type of Halloween nail art even if it works in the middle of the summer as well :)