A few days ago, my bitch of an index finger nail broke after a violent arm twitch at the door frame, she betrayed us all and even though I decided I was going to wait for her to grow back, I hate having such uneven nails so I had to file the others back a bit and meet her halfway so it's not too noticeable. Annoyingly, I have been planning these nails since I got the Uberchic Zombie Love stamping plate about a month ago and so I had envisioned them on longer nails but I think it still works.
I love Halloween, it's at a great time of the year and all the myths and legends speak to my soul, plus, who doesn't love getting free sweets from strangers? Each year, I get so pissed off when I see the disappointed look on Kian's face when loads of houses don't take part, it seems to increase every year and it makes me so sad, which is why I tend to buy extra sweets and sneak them into his bag here and there when he isn't looking.
I was going for an old school B-Movie Zombie movie kind of look, where the special effects are minimal and it's mostly just smoke machines and bad lighting that do the trick.
I used Nails Inc black Magic, then sponged on Barry M Arabian, leaving the bottom bit of black showing through. I then stamped on a few zombies across the nails using Barry M Black, which stamps a bit sheer so it looked like these were in the distance, then I applied a coat of Seche Vite. Once dry, I stamped on my 'up front' zombies using Moyou Black Knight then using Barry M Cotton and some nail polish remover to make it sheer or whatever that does to it, I did smoke/fog around the bottom of the zombies.
The thumb is supposed to be one crawling along the floor, kind of like The Walking Dead half zombie from season 1 but ended up being just a head and shoulders because I got a little over zealous with the smoke.
A while back, I also bought some cuticle tattoos, they don't work. After applying them, they stayed gummy and moved around constantly. So in place of these, I decided to stamp onto my finger, which lasted longer than the cuticle tattoos btw, and I love the look. I love how the mani turned out too, I expected it to be crap on short nails but it kind of works.
The Uberchic Zombie plate is amazing and I hope I can come up with few more mani's using it for Halloween month.
Are you planning on doing any zombie related nails this month? Would you stamp on your skin to complete a look?