Wednesday, October 27, 2010

One More Experimental Nail, A Halloween Treat!

Good news! I spoke with my doctor and I've got meds now that should help me sleep tonight. I love my doctor and her office staff. They get back to me in a reasonable amount of time, they work with me and they're always super nice. I got really lucky to get into this clinic.

So, one more sparse post and tomorrow may be a post-less day due to RL constraints. Then I'm hoping to get back in the swing of things with the blog. I've got some fabulous photos to share with everyone if only I can stay awake and focus long enough to prep & post them! Thanks for being patient with me!

I did this sample nail a few days ago while I was feeling in a halloween-y mood. I wanted something purple because... well, because I've been almost obsessed with purple lately, and the "blood" matched nicely. Because it was such a cute manicure I decided to name it something cute- My Bloody Eggplant! Sort of like My Bloody Valentine, only with eggplant!

Hey, I haven't slept in days. Cut me some slack already! =P

Because the flash photos sort of blocked the images, I wanted to take another set of photos to show the design that much more clearly. As you can see, the blood drips seem three dimensional, with a nice shadow underneath the edges. I absolutely love the way this nail has come out! I may need to do an entire set of nails in this style.

So what do you think? Would you wear them? Let me know in the comments!


  1. I like lots! How did you get the dimensional effect on your drips??

  2. Love it! I like the drippage look!

  3. MissMidnightBlue- That's high praise! Thanks!

    Anita- I actually used a black striper polish to paint in thin black shadows along the edge of the blood drops. It's just the tiniest hint of a line but it helps to make the drops seem to pop out. Then I put the tiniest touch of sparkle polish (Dazzling, of course) at the high point where the highlight would be to help catch and focus the light there. I'm so glad you noticed it!

    kittypolishnbags- thank you! It was a lot of fun to do!

  4. These are really cool, when I looked up bloody tips to research how I would do my clients on Tuesday yours were the most eye catching and you're right the black really makes it pop and the highlighting it very nice! :)

  5. Jess- glad to hear you like it! It was a lot of fun...


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