Monday, November 1, 2010

Dia de los Manicure


So I'm back. Version 2.0. The redesign isn't done yet, but the nail designs are here! :) Like I said before, it won't be every single day (I need a life, too!), but I'll try! :)

Today's manicure was in celebration of Dia de los Muertos, the Mexican celebration also known as the 'Day of the Dead'. Some of the most incredible art is made for this celebration and because of this celebration, and I LOVE this style of art. I based this nail art on an embroidery pattern that I bought from Urban Threads, which is the most amazing site for awesome and nerdy embroidery patterns. The design I used is a skeleton mariachi band! :) Hope you like it as much as I do!


I used American Apparel Cotton as a base, with American Apparel Hassid to outline the skulls, and American Apparel California Trooper to shade. For the background colors, I used Zoya Jancyn on the index finger, Zoya Robyn for the middle finger, and Nubar Sexy Red for the ring finger. For the pinky and thumb, I used American Apparel Hassid for the background, with Nubar Sexy Red for the roses, American Apparel Manila for the trumpet on the pinky, with Zoya Jancyn to shade inside the bell of it. For the guitar, I used American Apparel California Trooper as a base, with MAC Brown Bag over it. I also used MAC Brown Bag for the sombreros. Topped it all off with 2 coats of Seche Vite top coat.

Welcome back! ;)

Oh! And Happy Belated Halloween!!





25 comments:

  1. That is FAB!!! You have no idea how much I love Dia de los Muertos art... now you make me want to take a stab at it, only in my way! Gotta look through my colors, look through some art, see what I can come up with.

    This is really great, though... I love the way you did it!

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  2. OMG you look so DISGUSTING!!! You would def give my kids nightmares for life!

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  3. Welcome back! Great to see your nails again :)
    absolutely lovin' the halloween costume

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  4. You're costume is INSANE!!! You really went for it!

    http://onetrickyblonde.blogspot.com/

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  5. So great to see you back, that is one hella scary face you've got on!!!

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  6. :D You always have the most creative designs!

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  7. Omg your halloween costume is freaking scary! >.<''

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  8. That costume is awesome! I am loving it! You are very talented!

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  9. I loooove this nail design. The artwork for Dia de los Muertos is always so colorful and amazing. Your zombie pics are great and freaky!!

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  10. that is some scary ish! love the muertos mani :)

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  11. YAY!!!! WELCOME BACK!
    I suppose the best thing to say is that you look completely awful! Great makeup!
    We had a 'Zombie Walk and Pub Crawl' here in my town, and 250 people showed up! Way to go, Zombies!
    UUUUrgh....

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  12. Super awesome nails! You scary beast!

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  13. Awesome!!

    Materialgirls23.blogspot.com

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  14. Freaky! Love the stylized Dia de los Muertos band. The colors really pop. And you makeup is beyond amazing. Scary, but amazing.

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  15. Poor puppy dog..... love the nails too. Glad you are back!

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  16. you really captured the DIA DE LOS MUERTOS feeling...
    trust me! i`m mexican!! ;)
    btw, is nice to have you & your nails back!!! :)
    - Marsella

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  17. The mani is rad! But your Halloween makeup is rad-der(?). lol! Both are awesome!

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  18. ...how did I miss this post? Omg EW!! Your face is so scary!!! (I mean that in the nicest, best possible way).
    But I love how the dog is clearly not concerned with your shenanigans...he/she doesn't look scared at all. LOL.

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  19. This is my version of Dia De Los Muertos nails, inspired in part by yours from last year. Thanks for the inspiration!
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/plymouths/5138315751/
    I used black as a base with white lines mostly because I already had a white pen (I originally bought it to repaint the key letters on an old laptop I was giving to my mom).

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