Mummy Nail Art

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Halloween is just two short days away!!!  Are you ready??  I can tell you that my nails are!  I'm so proud of myself that I have been able to bring you Halloween manicures all October!  I'm even going to bring you one on the 31st, which is outside of my normal posting schedule.  Trust me, you'll want to see those, I just finished them and they are amazing looking, I'm so proud of myself.

I'm also proud of these little mummy nails that I'm bringing you today!  They are so festive and a great simple manicure!  Last year I did a single mummy as part of my Halloween Creature skittle manicure.  I wasn't too thrilled with how he came out, but it was an overall good first attempt.  To test myself and see how my skills have improved over the past year, I thought it would be a good idea to re-attempt the little guys on all the nails, or at least the accents.  Googly eyes and all!  

Let's take a look!

Colors Used:

  • OPI - My Boyfriend Scales Walls
  • Orly - Liquid Vinyl
  • China Glaze - Ghoulish Glow
Yes, you see that right, I used Ghoulish Glow again!  Let's take a look at the glowing mummies!

Awesome, right?!  I love how these guys looked when they glowed!  I am beyond impressed with Ghoulish Glow by China Glaze and am so happy that I picked a bottle up!  I only used one thin coat over the white polish to get them to glow.  I'm sure if I used two coats, it would have been even brighter, which would have been awesome, but I decided one was enough.  Plus, I didn't want to make my mummies a weird color.

To get the look, I started off with a base coat of My Boyfriend Scales Walls.  I decided to use this white polish instead of a stark white one because mummies are kind of dirty and not bright white and clean.  When the base was dried, with my nail art brush, I painted on the eye area and filled it in with black polish.  After I had the "eye mask" on where I wanted it, I started painting the random lines using the brush to represent the wrapping.  Once the "eye masks" were dry, I used my dotting tool and dotted on the whites of the eyes.  I then took Ghoulish Glow and dotted over the white.  When the eyes were dry, I used the smaller dotting tool and added the pupils.

I waited a good half hour before applying a top coat to ensure that the black polish was 100% dry and the top coat didn't drag the black.  Despite my efforts, it still dragged a little.  I need to use more top coat on the brush it seems.

What do you think?  Like the glowing mummies?  Will you attempt them??

I can't wait to bring you my last design.  I love seeing your recreations!  I promise I'm going to start posting them again to my Facebook page, so please tag me so I can snag them! :)

Until next time, <3.

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