The Vampire Diaries Inspired Nails

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Here's my fourth and last manicure for The Nail Challenge Collaborative. This month's theme is inspired by music, movies, and TV shows. Another favorite TV show that I've been watching for a while is The Vampire Dairies so I wanted to do a nail art inspired by it.

The Vampire Diaires Inspired Splatter Nail Art

I started with American Apparel Mannequin on all the nails. Taking a straw, I did a splatter design using American Apparel Downtown LA, OPI Off with Her Red!, and American Apparel Hassid. For the ring nail, I made two bite vampire bite marks using a combination of the polishes I've already used with a dotting tool. Finished with Sally Hansen Diamond Insta-Dri Top Coat.

The Vampire Diaires Inspired Splatter Nail Art
The Vampire Diaires Inspired Splatter Nail Art

This is my first try at a splatter design and I think I did okay. As you can see, some of the splatters didn't turn out that great like the one on the pinky. I did have a hard time cleaning up around the nail as you can probably tell since the red was kind of staining my cuticle area. What do you think of my first attempt at a splatter manicure?

41 comments:

  1. I think you did a great job! The contrast of the mostly black pinky nail is visually very effective. Looking across your nails from the index finger down to the pinky, the presence of the black progresses and gets stronger. The pinky nail is the period at the end of the sentence!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Liz! I'm happy to hear you like them, makes me happy to know that :)

      Delete
  2. This is pretty cool. I would love to do it for Halloween this year!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Megan! It really is perfect for Halloween too.

      Delete
  3. You did great! That's the best part of splatters, I think - it's so imprecise, and you never know exactly what you're going to get, but it still looks freaking awesome.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you! I guess your right about that too.

      Delete
  4. Awesome first time!! I always end up with a few fingers that don't splatter quite right. So trust me, that's always a problem. I really love this. Perfect vampire colours. And the teeth marks are so creepy!
    You did me proud girl! :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Gio for advice! Its nice to hear that's how it is with splatters then.

      Delete
  5. so cool I love splatter manis :)

    ReplyDelete
  6. I really like the way these turned out! I've never done a splatter mani before because I was scared of the mess... getting polish all over my table and cuticles lol. I love the random pattern this technique creates! :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks! It definitely is messy so I laid down some newspaper so the polish didn't go all over my table. If I decide to do this again, I'm going to tape around my nails to prevent less mess too.

      Delete
  7. Those look seriously gory in a good way. Nice job!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you! That was what I was aiming for too.

      Delete
  8. I almost didn't notice the bites, those are so cool!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Your nails are looking so beautiful! :D And I love splatter manis - your came out cool: just the right amount of gore ;)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. ps. can't believe how neatly you managed to clean up - wow! :D

      Delete
    2. Thanks Mina! It took me a while to clean up but I did my best at it.

      Delete
  10. oh my gosh, I LOVE the Vampire Diaries!!!! Lovely mani, I think it represents it very well!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Awesome to find another fan of the show then! Thanks Gosia! :)

      Delete
  11. Looks fantastic to me! I get put off from doing this technique because of the clean up :(

    I used to love this show but haven't caught up on the last season or so :)

    Mands @ The Bookish Manicurist

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks and yeah the cleanup is one of the reasons why I haven't attempted to do one until now. Its nice to know another person who's watched the show though.

      Delete
  12. Awesome! I did splatter nails for last Halloween and I loved it! :D

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks and its great to hear that! :)

      Delete
  13. Awesome! I can't believe I just found your blog today :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks and I'm happy to hear you found me too! :)

      Delete
  14. Cool...You know what, I was thinking of doing the same thing a few days back and now you did it :P I have to think of another combination LOL. B/w well done on the splatter :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you! You should do one! I would love to see your take on something similar :)

      Delete
  15. Great inspiration and great mani :)

    ReplyDelete
  16. I swear this is very TVD-ish. :D I love how this turned out. Very TVD. :) Can I hug you? Haha. You have given justice to the TV series! Yay for us TVD fans. :) Hopefully, you are also a Damon fan. hahaha.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Breena! Haha, yes I'm totally 100% a Damon fan too :)

      Delete
  17. I love this! My splatter manicures never come out this nice.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks! Mine wasn't the best but I'm sure with practice, your splatter manicures will turn out well too.

      Delete

Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment! If you have a blog you would like me to check out, please e-mail me at thepolishplayground@gmail.com.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
 
FREE BLOGGER TEMPLATE BY DESIGNER BLOGS