Thursday, 9 August 2012

Cinco De Mayo, But Not Really!

Despite my obsession with skulls, I've never attempted a sugar skull before. Now I know why, they're very tricky to paint on to your nails! I don't really love this outcome but for a first try, it'll do!  



The base colour is Barry M Blueberry Ice Cream and the Sugar Skull is freehanded with a striping brush and acrylic paints. Then I added some Barry M Blue Glitter with a sponge for the gradient effect. The chevron is freehanded and the yellow stripe is acrylic paint.


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18 comments:

  1. I'm also crazy for skulls... this one (on your nail) is different indeed and I think it's really nice. Moreover, there ombré nails are really gorgeous!
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  2. hihi it's cute, i like it.!

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  3. wow I love the blue with the glitters!

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  4. I like it! He has a resigned look about him.

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  5. I think he's a cute skull =) I love the other nails too!!

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  6. im obsessed with sugar sculls! i think its cute and i love the blue glitter gradient

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  7. Think it is coool. I have girly sort of skulls on my nails now.

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  8. They're totally tricky, but I think it looks cute! The dotting tool is seriously your best friend with the sugar skulls :)

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  9. When I was at Ulta yesterday OPI had a Halloween mini set with 4 nail polish colors & it came with sugar skull decals. I think it JUST came out. love the gradient.

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  10. That skull is awesome and the sparkle really adds to it! Love these nails!

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  11. Your skull is so cute! It would be perfect for Halloween too! :)

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  12. I think its pretty well done!!

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  13. I'm not a big fan of skulls (that's just me) but I love the glitter gradient!

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  14. Oooh, the glitter gradient is GORGEOUS!

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  15. This looks great! So clean looking!

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  16. This is really cute! I think it turned out great :)

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  17. I love it! It's brilliant for a first attempt - heck, it's brilliant for any attempt! Love sugar skulls x

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  18. Sweetness everytime I check your blog I get so much inspiration and I live in awe cause you have so much talent :) And since you did the gradient tutorial - which I absolutely love - I was thinking of asking you how do you gradient glitters? I mean in this mani your pinky and middle finger shows how gorgeously you sponged or something the glitter! Do you have any tips? Or would you be kind enough to make a mini tutorial?

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