Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Day of the Dead Mani

I was scheduling appointments in my daytimer yesterday and seen that November 2nd had a notation that it is Day of the Dead. I don't know much about Day of the Dead to be honest....all I really know is that I've seen some really cool tattoos and makeup with this theme! So I do apologize in advance if I've offended anyone if I've done something taboo by doing this mani as its not really a holiday/tradition I'm familiar with! Anyway, I thought, why not try out a Day of the Dead themed mani?...this is what I came up with.



Here's mani in progress. Colours used are OPI Bride's Bouquet (white), Misa Hanging with the Girls (yellow) and WetnWild Black Creme (black). Two coats each.





Stamped using black and white Konad special polishes using Big SdP B (middle finger; full image plate of flowers), D03 (skulls on ring and index fingers), S8 (tombstone on thumb) and H12 (skull on pinkie).





Then just added a series of dots to make flowers and dots.





Polishes used were Konad special polishes in yellow, apple green, black, blue and CND Raspberry Parfait.









Until this morning, I only had one implement to use for dotting...the end of a brush I use for cleanup. I usually make small and large dots just by adjusting the pressure when I'm applying them...well, this mani proved I have no dotting skills (!) when I needed to do more than one or a few so I went out and bought a dotting set so hopefully will have more uniform dots when and if needed! (or it could be just that I was getting tired as I started this around midnight!)



This mani took me about an hour and a half. Looking back, I have no idea why it took so long...I mean, its just a couple of stamps and a few dots!





Lastly, added a coat of SV after about 10 minutes of applying my last dot....wanted to make sure they were all dry so I had no SV drag!



Thanks for looking!

22 comments:

  1. wooooooooooooooooow! you seriously outdid yourself here! this is awesome!

    /Hugs

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  2. Wow! Is amazing!! I love it! :D
    Kiss*

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  3. Wow o_O this mani is amazing!!

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  4. Looks so awesome, I love how colorful it is.

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  5. Wow!! They turned out really cute! ♥

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  6. OMG I love it!!! You are so creative!

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  7. Not sure if you offended anyone as I'm not familiar with the tradition myself, but I just love this manicure. Looks great :)

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  8. It's amazing!! I love it. You did a great job.

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  9. This is why you are Sarah Louise are my stamping experts! THIS IS FREAKIN AMAZING!! I love day of the dead stuff and I am really digging this a lot. Have been dabbling in the double stamping and Sarah told me your thoughts on it. My fave is the yellow middle finger!

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  10. Oooooh so original! Very cool.

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  11. That turned out amazingly, I love it!

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  12. Hello, I enjoyed your blog and am following. Take a look at my =)
    This comment is in an English translator google, sorry if there are errors, it is important to communicate and wanted you to know that I liked from his post. Kisses = D

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  13. I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED THIS MANI!!! Yes I am yelling but I am clapping my hands also ^_^
    LOL. I am so very jelous... LOL... Hope you have a great weekend!!
    Nicky

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  14. I love this. The color combination is great, especially on the nails with the black background.

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  15. wow....this is seriously amazing! you're so talented and creative.

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  16. I'm familiar with the Day of the dead tradition and I'm telling you you captured the theme really well on through your nail art. It is a day most people in Mexico visit the graves to clean and decorate them because it is supposed that the spirit of loved ones come back to earth that day in specific (Nov. 2nd)

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