HMOTD 6 – Bitten, A Bloody Manicure @JulepMaven

I have always been fascinated/obsessed (call it what you will) šŸ˜€ with all things Vampire for as long as I can remember. I very much enjoy “True Blood”, “The Vampire Diaries”, “Twilight”,Ā  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 justĀ doneĀ 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.Ā 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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Day 29 Supernatural – 31Challenge

The Challenge is almost over! šŸ˜¦Ā I have to wonder, will I lose inspiration after this, not having defined for me what to do each day… I sure hope not šŸ˜›

I did someĀ searching around,Ā to see what others did for their Supernatural Day. I saw some Vampires, Werewolves, Ghosts.. and I that got me thinking…Ā I didn’t want to do just any old ghost. So I did Zero and OogieĀ Boogie from one of my favorite movies, “The Nightmare Before Christmas”. Now in some argumentsĀ OogieĀ could be a stretch, but I think he’s kind of a ghost in a sense, he’s somewhat Supernatural so he fits, if not, I am bending the rules šŸ˜€

For OogiesĀ coloring, I went for more of the Glow in the Dark OogieĀ Green, for when he glows in the dark in the movie, and I used a mixture of “MilaniĀ NEON – Fresh Teal”, “Julep – Sophia”, “MilaniĀ – White” and “Orly – Lucky Duck” and then “Sinful Colors – Blackest Black”

for Zero I used “MilaniĀ – White”, “Sinful Colors – Blackest Black”, “E.l.f. – Medium Red” for his collar, and “Essie – Vermillionaire” for his Pumpkin nose.

The base color for all of the nails is “OPI – Planks A Lot”

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