Can you believe it? I finally got around to doing a set of bat nails! I had been intending to do bats for a while now but everything that I tried just was not working with me. Finally, I came up with this mani idea. It's a bit of a deviation from a standard Halloween bat manicure, but I dig it. I hope you do too.
For these nails I started with a base of OPI Skull and Glossbones. I used two coats of that. Then I added on two coats of China Glaze Ghoulish Glow.
Then, with a small striper brush, I painted on the wings in China Glaze Street Chic. I freehanded them. Then I added on the white strips of ... bones? cartilage? tendons? whatever those things are made of... in China Glaze White On White. I added the black shading randomly in China Glaze Liquid Leather, and then roughly painted on a tiny bit more brown over the white strips to make them look less clean. The eyes were done in the same colors.
THEN, to be sassy, I added another layer of Ghoulish Glow over all of the white areas.
Let's see how it looks in the spooky darkness...
The addition of glow in the dark to my bat mani was actually a request by a reader on my blog Facebook page! Thanks Karlee A. for the great suggestion, the glow really makes this unique!