06 February 2013

Valentine Skull Nail Art

In the mood to play around with something new, I found this tutorial by ProfessionalDQ and couldn't resist. Her results are so cute, and I'm not really sure I pulled off the details, but the only way to learn is by doing, right? And these were so much fun to do!

valentine skull nail art

I started with Skinfood PK202, an adorably bubblegum pink from the Vita Line. On top of that I added some diagonal, zebra-ish stripes with acrylic paint, then a thin coat of OPI Princesses Rule! for some shimmering sparkle. The teeth and bows are my trusty Orly Jet Black nail art striper, and everything else is more acrylic paint.

The big eye on my index finger bled a bit because I'd made my black too watery, so I decided that skull was in Fight Club (she doesn't like to talk about it, though--it's also how her tooth got chipped). I definitely need more practice with small details, but overall I'm really happy with how these came out!

valentine skull nail art

I love the whole grunge princess look of these, and I definitely want to try more fun, funky designs like this one. Maybe next time I'll do my right hand too... (^_-)

39 comments:

  1. LOVE THIS! You managed to find a way to turn scary skulls into a cute girly wearable mani!

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    1. Thank you, Heather!! Wish I could take credit for the design, but I *loved* doing it! ^_^

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  2. These are so flipping cute! Love them so much!

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    1. Haha, that's almost exactly I said when I saw the tutorial--thank you so much, Sarah! :D

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  3. omg, i'm in love, this is so awesome, i must tray it myself *.*

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    1. Thank you very much! I'm sure you'd do a great job with 'em!

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  4. Oh my so cute!!! Love the colours too :)

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    1. Thank you, Plumeria! ProfessionalDQ did the cutest teals in the tutorial but had pink on her other hand. I already had the base pink on and was looking for something fun to do on top, and when I saw this design, I was just, "Yep! That's the one!" =)

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  5. Eeeeee so cute Elizabeth!!! <3 LOVE this! And gorgeous Skin Food colour!

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  6. Ahhh, so cute - and the pink base is perfect :)

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    1. Thank you very much, Maria!! I do love the combo of the skulls and the bubblegum pink. ;)

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  7. Love them! They are perfect for Halloween too :)

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    1. Thanks so much, MissAdelinne! I love how it's both a Halloween and a Valentine's look. :P

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  8. This is so stinking adorable! I love it!

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  9. This is so flippin cute Elizabeth!!! Love the bows on the skulls!

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    1. Thank you, Anne!! Hee, I really liked those too. ^_-

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  10. Oh so adorably cute! Maybe I will try it on Bria's nails!

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  11. These are absolutely adorable! I love valentines day nails that aren't your typical manicures! Those are my favourite!

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    1. Kas, thank you so, so much!! Those tend to be my favourites too. ;o)

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  12. Great mani! I have giveaway in my blog. Enter if you like it: http://kati-kz.blogspot.com/2013/02/my-first-international-giveaway_4.html

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    1. Haha, I'm glad you like them, Amanda! Thank you! If/when I come hang out in your neck of the planet I will totally give you some girly skulls. ^_-

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  14. LOL the fight club skull! I'm actually laughing awkwardly with my roommate in the room hahahah. But anyway, your nails are so cute! I love all of the little details :)

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