Halloween is one of my favorite holidays… probably because it’s only a couple days before my birthday! You get to eat candy and dress up, and pretend to be someone else for a night….and who doesn’t love playing dress up! I love different types of nail art, and I was on Pinterest a few nights ago and I saw a picture of dripping nails nail art. I recreated it, in the spirit of Halloween, and I absolutely love it! It’s super easy to do, so I thought I would share it with all of you. Normally blood is not as bright in color, but this is my favorite shade of red nail polish, so I decided to use it instead of buying a more natural looking shade. Plus I love that it’s so vibrant. The amazing thing about this tutorial is that you can make it your own by using any color, so it doesn’t have to be just for Halloween. So enjoy and have fun with it!!!
Red nail polish (I used Sally Hansen Right Set Red), and a Nail art brush or tool (I recommend using several toothpicks for a cheap and easy no hassle design)
Before you start with your design, prep your nails by filing and buffing them, and applying a base coat to protect the nails.
Step 1: Dip the toothpick into the nail polish bottle so that the tip of the pick has a round bead of polish.
Step 2: Place the polish on your nail and drag it upwards, to create a line.
Step 3: Create two to three more lines, re-dipping the toothpick into the nail polish each time, so that you get a bead on the pick before you start each line. Each line doesn’t have to be even or perfect, your creating dripping blood so a little jaggedness is ok.
Step 4: Re-dip the toothpick into the polish and drag a line across the tip of the nail.
Step 5: Go back and with the toothpick add a bead of polish to each “drip” to get a more drop like effect, and to soften the look of the design.
Step 6: Repeat the steps on the rest of your fingers, and tada!! you have blood dripped nails!!