Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Bloody Fingerprints

I was a massive Dexter fan, so must admit these nails were slightly inspired by the series (about a normal-ish serial killer who only kills the bad guys and works as a blood spatter analyst for Miami Metro Police). The idea crept into my mind a while ago but I wasn't sure whether or not it would actually work. I then saw someone on Instagram had created something similar (I'm really sorry I can't remember who it was now!) As Halloween rolled around I thought it was the right time of year to give it a go so here they are.

These were so quick and easy, the only tricky part was being patient enough to let the base coat dry. I used two coats of Barry M - White, and a thin layer of Seche to hurry up the drying process. I then dipped my finger in some Barry M - Blood Orange, dabbed it off a bit and then pressed it onto my nails. Voila! Finger print nail art. 

I must admit, it's a little strange seeing finger prints on the other side of your hands! Close up I think these nails look awesome as you can really see the fingerprints coming through. From further they just look like red/pink slightly patterned nails, but that's cute too I suppose. You could experiment with the amount of polish to get different effects.

If you're after a simple Halloween nail design, this is it, easy quite and creepy!



  1. I love the look of these - they're a very individual design I've never seen before!
    Olivia xxx

  2. What a cute idea, I am going to keep this one in my mind!


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