Happy Halloween, fine folks! I was a little stumped as to what I wanted to do on my nails for the actual holiday, but after browsing some of my older Halloween manicures I decided to take some nail art from 2011 and redo it. You may recall my Eyeball Pattern Nails Tutorial if you've been a longtime reader... this year I supercharged it!
I wanted to go kind of bananas with the eyeballs, but I knew it would be a lot of work. I settled in with yesterday's episode of Survivor and prepared for a few hours of eyeball creation! As it turned out, each hand took me about 45 minutes to complete... not too bad honestly.
I chose to go with an orange base this year and be a little more "on the nose" with the Halloween theming. The base I used is OPI In My Back Pocket.
Then I added the white bases of the eyeballs. I used dotting tools and my rhinestone picker (as shown in my punchy dot manicure - you could use a pencil eraser to stamp the large circles) for the different sizes.
Next up was adding the bloodshot veins. I stuck by my original tutorial and reached for OPI Do You Think I'm Tex-y?. The irises were added using OPI Can't Find My Czechbook, OPI Jade Is the New Black, and OPI A-Piers to Be Tan from the new San Francisco Collection.
Finally, I added the pupils and the highlights in black and white.
These look especially awesome at arm's length.
Here's my own Halloween eyeball with these eyeball nails!
Have a safe and Happy Halloween! CANDY FOR EVERYONE!