HMOTD 6 – Bitten, A Bloody Manicure @JulepMaven

I have always been fascinated/obsessed (call it what you will) πŸ˜€ with all things Vampire for as long as I can remember. I very much enjoy “True Blood”, “The Vampire Diaries”, “Twilight”,Β  etc. but my interest really dates before those. Naturally I had to incorporate Vampires somehow into a Halloween Mani of the Day eventually.

Since I had justΒ doneΒ fangs for my Werewolf nails, I wanted to do something different. I googled for some inspiration. All that came up were: blood drips, fangs, or grayish/purple Dracula type vampires.Β I noticed nothing featured an actual vampire bite, so I became inspired…

I bring you “Bitten”, Bloody Nails!

I made puncture wounds from a vampire’s bite, with the blood dripping down to create a messy pile on the tip that doubles as a french manicure effect!

Polishes used to create this look were: “Julep – Kelly” for base on all nails, 2 coats, a mix of “e.l.f. medium red and dark red” to create the blood, and “China Glaze – Liquid Leather” for the puncture wounds. Tools used were: dotting tool, sponge, and paper plate.

Here’s how I did it:

  • Step 1: Base Coat
  • Step 2: Two coats of “Julep – Kelly”
  • Step 3: Pour a couple of drops of your red on a paper plate, then with your sponge, dab tip or corner in the red and create a sponged circle on all nails
  • Step 4: Pour a drop of the black on your paper plate, or chosen palette, and with your dotting tool create dots in center of sponged circle to create wound
  • Step 5: with your dotting tool re-dip back into the red and create blood drips from wound holes and then on tips. *Remember messy and uneven is good, its blood!
  • Step 6: Top coat (I used Seche Vite)

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28 thoughts on “HMOTD 6 – Bitten, A Bloody Manicure @JulepMaven

  1. Great job! I attempted a little Halloween nail art myself last night and it didn’t go well…again. Let’s just say that when it comes to nail art, (inserting Sandlot quote)…I am the Sultan of Suck. lol

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    • thank you! ah that sucks! I am certainly not the greatest either believe me lol lots of practice has made me decent, just have to try it often enough and have plenty of fails, trust me!! Lol

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  2. Eeeek…these totally look like real bites. You always do such cute designs. I am so bad at doing any kind of freehand designs that I think I’m just about ready to give up.

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