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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Matte Brain Graffiti Nail Art


This nail art design reminds me of a brain, and I'm totally okay with that! I was happily doodling along, and as soon as I added the light pink doodles, I just had to stop. There was just something strangely appealing about the brainy effect. This particular shade of pink really locks it in, and I ran with it!

This is an easy design with a fun, edgy effect. Definitely appropriate with Halloween coming up! The key is to start with a matte base (completely dry, of course) so that your nail art pen flows on evenly.


I used an actual matte black polish, but you could also use a regular black and apply a matte finisher like OPI Matte Topcoat.

Then, I used three Sally Hansen nail art pens (light pink, silver, and coral I believe) to draw the doodly marks. I actually don't particularly care for the way these pens work over a glossy base; the liquid seems to contract on the smooth surface or something. HOWEVER, they work really nicely on a flat matte base. Neat!

A final coat of matte topcoat sealed the whole manicure in.



What do you think? Too weird for you, or just weird enough? Would you wear them for Halloween?

11 comments:

  1. Haha this is so cool. My first thought was intestines but I can definitely see the brain thing now you mention it. Perfect for this time of year.x

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  2. awesomely gross- perfect for Halloween :)

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  3. Great pattern! But when I read that this is halloween nails I thouhgt about intestine :D which I think counts too :)))

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  4. Painted FingertipsOctober 11, 2013 at 6:01 AM

    This looks great! Somehow you manage to take random doodles and make them look so 'finished' :)

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  5. What a cool look, I would totally rock this for Halloween :)

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  7. ooh thanks for the tip about trying those sally hanson pens over matte nails! I can never get them to work well for me!

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  8. This definitely does remind me of intestines and brains haha :P

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  9. These remind me more intestine than brains. :D
    Funny!

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  10. thiskittenhasklawsOctober 16, 2013 at 7:47 PM

    They're awesome!
    When I first saw them, they made me thing chalky body outline at a crime scene... I dunno, but yeah.
    Love them!

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