Monday, October 31, 2011

31 Day Nail Art Challenge: Happy Halloween!

I made it! Besides being a little late with the last few posts, I did a different nail design for 31 days. This was really fun. If other nail artists are thinking about doing a challenge, I say go for it! 31 days is a long time, but you will really improve at nail art with all of the practice! And after doing this challenge I have SO much more respect for Melissa of The Daily Nail who did an entire YEAR of nail art. Melissa rules!!

My final manicure for this challenge is zombie nails! I think this is actually my third set of zombie nails for this challenge. Zombies RULE!

Oookie! I have a bunch more ideas for Halloween nails, so I guess I will just save them for next year. These matched the costume I am wearing today. 

I started with a lovely pink shade, though it looks more orange in this shot. 

I added red polish in random patches to the tips of each nail. 

Then I used a dark brown acrylic paint to make jagged cracks, and then highlighted the bottoms of each crack with black acrylic paint. 

I did both hands! Hello right hand, long time no see!

So my costume is Miss Zombie Sonoma County! I had fun putting this together. As soon as I had the make up on, the character just came together. So funny!

Grrrr! Arg! Brains! (I photoshopped my eyes in this pic. No money for cool contacts.) Polished used in this manicure: Sally Hansen First Kiss, Revlon Raven Red, Cult Nails Get It On basecoat, and Seche Vite topcoat. 

And I was even inspired enough to make a short video. Meet Miss Zombie Sonoma County!

Hahahahaha! Happy Halloween!


  1. OMG! That video is great! I've loved everyday of your 31day challenge. Happy Halloween!

  2. Great video! Lol That's hilarious!

    I know I've kept putting off responding to your comment on what kind of lighting and tripod I used for my nail art video. Sorry about that! I have a little 7 inch desktop tripod to put my camera on (it angles downward and locks into place), and for lighting I have one of those 5 head gooseneck lamps beside my desk with several pointed downward at different angles! Hope that helps!

  3. Heh heh, thanks Genetta! Happy Halloween!

  4. Oh thanks so much Leslie! I am going to try to do a video before the year is over, we will see how that goes. :) Now it is time to take a wee break. My stained nails need a few days of breather. :)

  5. Your costume looks great, but I must admit, I'm pretty sad that you're done with the challenge... Whose blog will I stalk everyday for amazing Halloween nail art now? Please tell me that you'll still be painting your nails semi-often!!

  6. Aww, thanks Nev! I hope to post 2 or 3 times per week. I gotta take a little break here. :)

  7. Those nails are so awesome looking!

  8. with those eyes u scared me:) haha :)

  9. Thank you so much for sharing your nail art with us!!! I loved loved loved this challenge!!! You're so talented. I hope you do more horror nail art <3<3<3

  10. Thank you Alexis! I had so much fun doing it. I have more ideas that I did not get to. I really loved your Birds mani and want to do one myself. Thanks for checking out my blog! Hugs!