Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Halloween Nail Art #3 - Dripping Blood Nails.

Hi lovelies!

As promised, here is my third (and final) Halloween inspired nail art look this year! I was partly inspired by the nails from the Prabal Gurung 2013 collection, but I also wanted to use the orange/black Ulta3 colours that Jasmine gave me in our swap, so I decided to make my first attempt at the dripping blood manicure.

I used Ulta3 Fire for the base coat, a fire red/orange shade, and then tried to emulate the dripping blood effect using Ulta3 Black Satin. Unfortunately, I found the brush a little hard to work with and also the polish a little too thick, so I switched halfway through to using Revlon Lunar.

First up, a shot of Fire on it's own, it's such a gorgeous shade, I just had to share. It's actually quite bright, almost neon coloured!

Ulta3 Fire.

And here's what I ended up with. Overall, quite happy with it, but I can already think of ways to improve it for my next attempt!

In direct sunlight.

If you're wondering why it looks a little lumpy in the last shot, it's because I decided to apply that BYS glow in the dark polish to the 'blood'! It actually worked quite well, although I did struggle a little with the BYS brush, plus the formula is a little thick so it was hard to get it looking like the blood drips. But it really does glow in the dark, I just haven't figured out how to take a photo of it yet. :P

Overall, I really do like this manicure and it's a bit less cutesy than the other two.

Which one of the Halloween looks have you liked best, lovelies? If you missed it, the pastel spiderweb manicure can be found here, while the pastel mummy nails can be found here.

Please come back tomorrow to see my three (well, okay, two and a half) Halloween inspired makeup looks)!

Much love,


  1. I LOVE all your nail posts. I really like this one, beautiful shade of red. Great job, its really clever! Might try it out myself if i have time :D xx

    1. Aw, thank you, sarah! I think this would look amazing on you, so please share photos if you do try it! :)

  2. This looks great! I love these drippy looks - shame I missed the boat this year.

    1. I think this one is versatile enough to be used year round, Vita, so it's never too late to give it a shot. :)


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