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....



16 comments:

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

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  2. Awesome tip on dealing with air bubbles!

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

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

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

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