Halloween Grungy Gradient

Here’s my second Halloween manicure of the day! I saw this look on Brit Nails last week and thought it was just perfect for the holiday. The technique for the distressed look comes from Chalkboard Nails so you can jump over there to read all about it. It was a bit trickier than it sounds – I messed up at first when I didn’t wipe the brush enough before painting on to my nail but I got the hang of it after a few tries.

I sort of wish I’d used a more icky green than this but I still like it. Mint just isn’t as menacing as slime green!

I used NYC Mint Macaroon as my base colour and created the gradient (tutorial here) using Collection 2000 Minx.

For the distressed look I used A-England Dorian Gray and followed Chalkboard Nails’ instructions on the technique.

Finally, I used two coats of Color Club Top Coat to smooth things over.