Hey everyone! With Halloween fast approaching, I’ve been really inspired to go a bit darker and make lots of my nail designs more sinister, creepy and… gory. With the start of fall, I gravitate towards darker colours and this year is no exception. My colour crush this season is deep, dark oxblood red and I’ve searched my stash for one that is perfect, but came up empty-handed. I think Nic from Julep would be a really gorgeous polish that perfectly fits that deep, vampy dark red colour category. I’ll have to add that one to my wish list! I don’t have too many Julep polishes in my collection, and just browsing the colour selection on their website (here) I think Beatrix, Cleopatra and Austen would also be amazing polishes to sport at this time of the year.
Anyway, here is the inspiration of my gory halloween nail art:
I first used Google to search for “evil villains in halloween movies” and stumbled upon a top five list that featured a character from the Texas Chainsaw Massacre series known as ‘Leatherface’ – one look at his sinister face (complete with decaying flesh of one of his victims as a mask… gross!) I knew that I wanted to use this character to create a manicure for a nail art contest!
After deciding on a design for each nail, I set to work and this is what the end result looks like:
On the thumb I portrayed Leatherface using his chainsaw for a killing rampage, the index/pointer finger shows the bones of victims that were used to decorate the inside of the Sawyer household, the middle finger has drippy blood sliding down the nail, with the word ‘leather face’ written below, while the ring finger is my attempt at a chainsaw (with added blood squirting out all over the place) and the pinkie is a close up of Leatherface wearing his signature face mask.
I have to admit, I’m scared to watch scary, gory movies because my mind will start to play tricks on me. So, just doing research online for this nail look really creeped me out. Do you think I was able to capture the essence of the movie franchise with my manicure? What Halloween manis are you sporting? What spooky, creepy, thrilling movies/shows do you like to watch to freak yourself out? Let me know in the comments!
Here is one last look at my manicure:
I also have a cool (finally, one without any “blood”!!!!) design that I think I will try out – it is an exclusive tutorial from Julep that was shared with me by Abbey (thanks so much Abbey!) that I cannot wait to recreate and show you guys. If you attempt it, please show me what polishes you used and how easy/difficult you found it! (if you cannot see it, right click the image and then you can zoom in!)