TUTORIAL: Halloween “Blood Splatter” Nails

I’ll be taking my little girl to her first ever Halloween party soon (yay!), and I always relish an opportunity for themed nail art! I wanted to stick to something simple so all of you lovely people are able to join in regardless of your skill level. These nails have a certain Dexter or CSI feel to them, don’t you think? So, here is my super easy, super effective “blood splatter” nail tutorial. Enjoy!

What you’ll need:

  • White and deep red nail varnish
  • Clear nail varnish (optional)
  • Nail varnish remover
  • Cotton bud (Q-tip)
  • Plastic straw

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Step one:
Paint a layer of matte white varnish over all of your nails. Leave to dry before applying a second coat.

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Step two:
Once the white has completely dried, take your red varnish and dip the end of your straw into it. Place your hand onto a piece of scrap paper or a surface which you don’t mind getting a bit dirty.

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Step three:
Blow hard out of the other end of your straw so that the varnish splatters onto all of your nails. Keep going until you’re happy with the amount.

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Step four: 
While the red varnish is still a tad gooey, dip the end of your cotton bud into your nail varnish remover and use it to wipe around your nails to tidy them up.

Step five (optional):
If you want the varnish to last a while it’s always a good idea to go over with a final layer of clear, just to seal it all together.

And you’re finished! Don’t they just look bloody amazing?! I know, terrible.
I hope you all enjoy Halloween! Please message below with any questions. Toodle-pip!

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