Saturday 31 October 2015

Halloween R.I.P Nails - China Glaze 'Don't Let The Dead Bite'

Happy Halloween! I've been enjoying Halloween designs all month and I'm a bit sad that the day itself is here already. On the plus side, all of the ideas I have left can be used next year so I won't have to repeat designs. I've managed to squeeze in one final spooky mani for today. As always, read on for more info!

Halloween R.I.P Nails @acertainbeccaa

I started with another China Glaze polish from the Apocalypse of Colour Halloween collection - 'Don't Let The Dead Bite', a fleshy pink jelly base full of red glitters. The glitters lie nice and flat and don't cause a textured finish. The jelly base does start off sheer but builds up nicely. I used three coats to cover up my nail line completely, but you could get away with two due to the glitter.

China Glaze 'Don't Let The Dead Bite' @acertainbeccaa

This is a perfect Halloween polish! I don't think I would wear it at any other time during the year so I'm glad I pulled it out now. I read somewhere that the glitter is supposed to look like blood splatter. It definitely screams fleshy bloody skin - I love it!

I wanted to use some of the vinyls I received in the She Sells Seashells Halloween trick or treat box (unboxing and review here). I ended up settling on R.I.P lettering and a zombie hand. After applying fast dry topcoat and making sure my nails were fully dry I applied a vinyl to each of my fingers.

Halloween R.I.P Nails @acertainbeccaa

I used Ciate 'Boudoir', a nice deep red, to fill in the vinyls before removing them straight away. I wasn't sure how to get the middle sections out of the R and P without ruining them but a pair of tweezers did the trick. Finally, I applied topcoat to smooth everything over.

Halloween R.I.P Nails @acertainbeccaa
Halloween R.I.P Nails @acertainbeccaa

What do you think? I love how they turned out, very Halloween-y. I can't wait for next year to start the spooky designs all over again. A collage of all of my Halloween designs from this month should be up later - just incase you need that last bit of inspiration or if you missed any!

Hope to see you in the next post!
Becca x

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  1. The vynals worked really well,, are they re usable

    1. They're only meant for one use - you could probably try but they wouldn't be as sticky and they end up with polish all over them x