Bloody Halloween Nails

This design seems easy to me since its more of a care free design, however it does take a tad bit longer to do.

What you need:

  • Red, black & purple (or blue) nail polish
  • Toothpick or dotting tool
  • Makeup sponge
  • Qtips (for clean up)

First off apply a base coat.
After your base is dry take your red polish right out the bottle (without taking off excess polish) and wipe it onto the edge of your nail.

As you can see there is quite a bit on my nail, this is good since we are going for the dripping blood effect. Hold your hand up to allow it to drip down (will only work if polish is not thick) if it doesn’t drip naturally (which was may case) take your dotting tool and just slightly touch the top of the polish and pull down to form the drips. Do NOT press down and drag, it will give a harder effect that we don’t want. Dab off excess polish on the edges of your nail.
Now apply some purple or blue polish to a make up sponge and lightly dab the tip of your nail going down to the end. It should look like the image below.

It looks faint right now but later we add more to the top. Its time for your black polish, apply a very small amount to the edge of your makeup sponge and dab it onto the top corners of your nail. We would eventually end up with a bruised effect.

To make the black less prominent you can go back in with the purple. Below is how I averaged out the black and purple on one makeup sponge.

More purple over the black and clean up with a Qtip.

And that’s it! We’re all done. Hope you enjoyed. Be on the look out for more Halloween nail art. 🙂