Hello hello hello! Today is Day 6 of the 8 Spooky Nights nail art challenge and the theme is spiders -- eeeeeeeekkkk! I am absolutely terrified of spiders.
No lie I have done some dangerous, once in a life time kind of things to avoid a spider. So for this mani, while I wanted to be traditional and have a spider I wanted to do something different as well :) Let's get to it!
L-R: Nina Ultra Pro Black, Dazzle Dry Portia's Wit, Dazzle Dry Joan's Armor, Zoya Song, and Milani Just Grayt
I started off with a base of Song on my pointer, Joan's Armor on my middle, and Portia's Wit on my pinky. Then to my ring finger, I sponged a gradient of Joan's Armor, Song, and Portia's Wit to look like a day ending which is when I feel like all the spiders wanna come out and play *ick*.
Now, for my middle finger I wanted to do a technique I've been seeing all over the blogosphere lately: the sugar spun mani! What do spiders do? Spin webs *har har har* It's super easy but takes a little time as you have to wait for the polish to get thicker. I dropped a few drops of Just Grayt onto a plastic CD case and stirred it a bit with a toothpick. Blowing on it also helps thicken quicker. Then when you can stir it and a line connects, lift the toothpick out slowly and drag it quickly across your nails to create this cool effect!
After the first coat dried, I went over the grey with Portia's Wit and let it dry! This design is lumpy so I chose to show you both versions of how it turns out! The first two pictures show the spider web without a topcoat in all of it's 3D glory. These next two pictures show it with one coat of China Glaze Fast Forward which looks just as cool in my opinion!
To finish up I used my black striper to draw a spider on my pointer and him with his web on my pinky!
Super cute and easy which is my kind of art! Have you tried any of these techniques before? Be sure to check out the other ladies of 8 Spooky Nights!
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