19.10.11

DIY // Vampire Nails!

To get into the Halloween spirit, I thought I'd share a little nail polish tutorial.  I call this the Vampire Nails because it reminds me of shiny white vampire teeth :)  The steps are super simple and easy for anyone to do and all you will need are 2 nail polish colors and your everyday tape that is hidden somewhere in your junk drawer.  I used black and white nail polish but to make it even more halloween creepy, you could add a dash of red on top to look like blood!  Heehee.  You can also reverse the chevron like Liz from Srsly Liz did with her nails.


Written Steps:
1.  pick your colors
2.  paint your base color.  this will be the color of tip of your nail (the teeth)
3.  tape the tips of your nails.  (wait for the first layer to dry before applying the tape.)  cut a square of tape and place it on the tip of your nail at an angle.
4.  paint your second color over the top of the first layer and over the tape to create a crisp edge when you peel off the tape.
5.  Let the second color dry completely and then slowly peel off the tape.
6.  If there are any little mess ups, just apply a little paint touch up where needed.
7.  You are finished!


26 comments:

kirst said...

love this! i always get so jealous of you guys over there celebrating autumn and halloween - us kiwis dont get into it. i think i need to start a new tradition for myself! happy "fall" xoxo

Zoe said...

Thats such a cute idea, i love it, im gonna give it ago tonight.

Zoe x
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Suki said...

Very clever, love it!

I also adore that orange/horse print scarf... I think you featured it in another post... anyway, it's gorgeous and looks amazing on you.

Angie said...

You make me squeeee. So adorable! Love this idea. VAMPIRE NAILS!!! <3333

Little Lo Hood said...

I really like the look of that! Even for non halloween days! thanks for sharing! :) -Lo

AMBER♥ said...

this is a great idea! will have to try it for sure!

Joy said...

This is awesome for halloween! Thanks.

Sandra said...

Looks cute!

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Sarbear said...

Your nails look great! :) I feel like everyone who does this must have so much patience. I feel like when I paint my nails it's a two hour affair where I can't use my hands for much of anything else. Hmm. Am I the only one with this problem?

-Sara-

mandyface said...

Ooh cute! And I like your last rawr pic ;)

Katie said...

such chic/fun nails and you look lovely in the pics too. thanks for sharing. think i might have to try this tonight:)

Amie said...

This is so simple and sweet! love.

Chelseabird said...

What a sweet DIY! PS Those two photos of you are adorable! XO

Ruzu said...

jeje funny faces... great DIY nails,

Jodi Ann said...

cute!! I'm totally going to do this. :)

LauraJane said...

Oh cute, I love this idea. Really clever!

Sleepy Darlings said...

These are so fun! I recently got the fine liner brushes in a few colors so i could make little designs, but i never thought to just tape off designs.

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photography4thecreator said...

Amazing, I am so doing this!

Awmber said...

Cute!

katrina said...

i loves it -- the colors and simple pattern you created are so pretty, moorea. and, just an observation -- you've got pretty nails & hands!

Sweet Harvest Moon said...

So cool!

Meanz Chan (Koi Story) said...

Ah I love this idea! :)

sarah nicole said...

These are adorable! I'll have to give it a go.

xo,

Sarah

Caitlin said...

I can't wait to try this :)

Je suis une monstre said...

Oh wow this is so brilliant!! The perfect fang is made by the corner of the tape! Genius! Thanks so much for sharing Moorea, I'm gonna go and try this right away! Katie. xxx

Skinny Love said...

i love these nails! i'm gonna try it at home with different colour, then i'll let you know how it went ;D
btw, i'm a new subbie :3
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