Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Bat Nails!

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!

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26 comments

  1. Damn this is awesome!! I love this -- you are so talented Sarah :)

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  2. OMG!!! AMAAAAZING!! I love the glow in the dark effect! You're so great at nail art!

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  3. This is amazing! Can I have some of your talent?

    xoxox

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    1. Hahaha:P Same thought here:)

      Love your awesome designs!!!!

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  4. I like this alot the wings looks great btw. (:

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  5. cool how you added the glow in the dark polish!

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  6. This is so freaking cool! I LOVE it.

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  7. This looks so good, Sarah! I like that it's a little abstract. I mean, bat wings aren't what I'd typically call pretty, but this mani is really gorgeous!

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  8. This is too awesome!! I love it!

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  9. Those look so cool. You did a great job!

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  10. OMG you come up with the most amazing ideas ever!!

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  11. Very cool! And it glows in the dark... Love it :)

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  12. How neat! Really cool, I don't think there'll be any bat designs for me this year, but I've made loads of other Halloween design so it's okey

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  13. Omg I love these! They're really great!

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  14. Wow! The wings are amazingly drawn! I love how it glows in the dark as well.

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  15. Wow Sarah! These are amazing! You rock

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  16. I keep coming back to look at these!!!

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  17. So super awesome!!! LOVE this design!!! :D

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  18. LOVE IT!!! I'll try a nail art using some glow in the dark polish too. (^__^)

    Thank you for following my blog!
    Followed you back dear.

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