Monday, 27 October 2014

Pumpkin Nail Art Tutorial

Hello!

I have been so busy lately that I am only just getting round to doing some Halloween nail art! Today I have got a tutorial for you and in a couple of days I have something quite crazy to show you, fingers crossed it works out as planned though!

So, the Halloween tutorial for today is a pumpkin, it's really easy to do with only 5 steps involved. The main colours used are O.P.I's 'Bouquet of Violets'* and Essie's 'Fear or Desire', both of which you can get from Unineed at nearly half the RRP! The colours I associate with Halloween are orange and purple, and as purple is the 'in' nail colour right now I am killing two birds with one stone!




Steps
1. Paint a base of O.P.I's 'Bouquet of Violets'.
2. Paint an curve using Essie's 'Fear or Desire'.
3. Mix a small splodge of 'Fear or Desire' with white, and another splodge with black to make different shades of orange. These are used for shadows and highlights. Use a small brush to draw stripes on the pumpkin using the two shades.
4. Use a small brush to add a square of Barry M's 'Key Lime' to the top of the pumpkin.
5. Use a black nail art pen to draw three triangles for the cut-out eyes and nose.


If I'm honest I think the pumpkin looked much better before I added the eyes and nose, they look too dark, maybe I should have used grey instead?

O.P.I's 'Bouquet of Violets' is really pretty, it's quite a vibrant purple which I love because purples usually disappoint me - they're nearly always darker than they appear in the bottle, fortunately this one doesn't do that though. I'll add a swatch of it to this post in a few days time, I stupidly forgot to take a picture of it before painting the pumpkins over the top - duh! 

I hope you like the tutorial! Check back in a few days for the 'Bouquet of Violets' swatch, some more Halloween nail art with O.P.I polishes, and something a little bit different too!


*Sample

5 comments:

  1. I really love your cute little pumpkin, with and without the eyes and the nose, but you made me very curious about the quite crazy thing you want to show us.

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  2. Gorgeous nail art, I love the dimension you've given the pumpkings.

    I'm at http://elesaurusrawr.blogspot.com / https://www.bloglovin.com/blog/12399521 & https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFW7hM80-l8Y5WnJjBn2i5A

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  3. This design looks great, the pumpkin is so cute! xx

    Toasty

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