Monday, May 7, 2012

Skull and Roses Inspired by Robin Moses

Hey, that rhymes! Robin Moses recently did a tutorial with this gorgeous design. I modified it a bit when I did it this past weekend.

I used Cult Nails Mazo as a base and painted the skull and roses by hand using acrylic paints. Robin's design was a modified french manicure. I put the roses at the top of the nail bed.

Here's Cult Nails Mazo on its own. It is a really interesting nude shade with a gorgeous green/yellow/orange shimmer. I just love it. This is two coats.

ACTION SHOT! I actually did this mani (the nail art part of it) while I was at a broadcast for my radio station. We had to get there really early due to road closures, so I sat at our booth and did this nail art waiting for the broadcast to start. :) And I really need to wash that grey right outta my hair, LOL.

See, there's my palette and my tiny little nail brush. This was a fun design to do (although I realized as I painted this on Cinco de Mayo that I had my Mexican holidays mixed up). 

Another shot of the skull and roses mani. This is a fairly simple manicure to do with really only three colors of acrylic paint to work with. 

Here's Cult Nails Mazo. I love Maria's polishes and this one was really easy to apply and covered in two coats. Now for a little begging: I have entered a nail stamping contest with Bundle Monster. If you would take a second to click this link and vote for me, I would really appreciate it! And be sure to check out the other entries, there are some really talented ladies out there! https://apps.facebook.com/winnailplates/contests/216667/voteable_entries/48985009

16 comments:

  1. This is really well done!! I like the action shot! ^-^

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    1. Ha ha! ACTION SHOT! I made my coworker take that pic. He was less than thrilled to do it, LOL.

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  2. WOW! As I have said before, your nail art is amazing! :)

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  3. I like the action shots too. :D And I think I'll have to try this one! I may even be able to make it look closer to what is intended, rather than my usual "blob effect" hahaha.

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    1. If you do it, please show me! These kind of roses are fairly easy to do. :)

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  4. Looks awesome!! I love sugar skulls, I want a tattoo of one someday.

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    1. I love them too! I go crazy for dia de los muertos!

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  5. These are really pretty. I might try my hand at this :)

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    1. Oh I hope you do! This is a fun mani!

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  6. I love the action shot!!! This would be awesome for my Day of the Dead party!

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    1. Yeah, so much action going on there, ha ha! I definitely had the wrong holiday in my head, LOL

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