Friday, October 31, 2014

Before & After: The Walking Dead

(Bunny Nail plate HD-C and MASH pen originally sent for review)

Hello!

It's here, it's here it's here!!!!! The ghosties and ghoulies are among us, coming in search of our souls--but they'll settle for candy, so make sure you have plenty!!

Today is also the last day of the Challenge Your Nail Art Halloween challenge, and the theme for today is to do a mani inspired by scary movies/tv.




For the last few years, I've been obsessed by The Walking Dead, but this season...OMG, this season. THIS SEASON! I will say no more in case there are fans out there who aren't yet caught up. Suffice it to say, this mani was an easy call for me.

I started with a base of Lucky 13 Fool Of A Took, which turns out to be a continuous Halloween favorite for me:

Lucky 13 Fool Of A Took
Lucky 13 Fool Of A Took


Lucky 13 Fool Of A Took
Lucky 13 Fool Of A Took

Lucky 13 Fool Of A Took
Lucky 13 Fool Of A Took


Then I stamped three fingers with awesome zombehs from Bunny Nails plate HD-C (click to see my review), and then wrote the title using a MASH nail art pen:



What did the zombie lose his lawsuit?


He had no leg to stand on!






For this one, I decided that I wanted a little negative space on the thumbs:







To finish up, I want to share a little trick with you. You might notice that I'm showing you my left hand; you might also remember that I am left-handed. That means I wrote that title with my non-dominant hand. Not too bad, if I do say so myself--want to know how I managed it, especially in that little teeny writing?

Shhhh...don't tell anybody...

I wrote it upside down. 

Yes, you read that right. Write the words in block letters on a piece of paper, and then turn it upside down. Then copy it on your nail--because when you do it this way, you're not 'writing', you're drawing straight lines and half circles, and that's it. Your brain doesn't try to 'write' and it's a lot easier to get something you can read.

Now I don't know if this will work for everyone, but it works for me, so there's a chance it will work for you--so give it a shot and see how it goes. :)

Happy Halloween everybody!!!
M.



15 comments:

  1. This looks so cool, great job! I agree, this season is INTENSE so far! Your method for writing on your dominant hand is really interesting - I wouldn't dream of using my dominant hand for my blog. I ALWAYS show my left hand (I'm right-handed). I've seen on Lucie's Stash that she creates decals of her art on a piece of plastic for using on her dominant hand. I'm not sure if your way would work for me as I can read upside down so I'd probably still end up trying to write it! For something like this, I'd probably just use the base colour on my dominant hand and leave it as that :)

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  2. That green just screams Halloween to me. The zombie stamping is perfection.

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    1. Doesn't it?? It's beautiful for other things too, but I find myself pulling it out again and again at Halloween. And that says something given how many polishes we polish addicts have, lol!

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  3. Me loves it!!! *swoon* You are such a clever puss. <3

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    1. Awww, thank you...I'm inspired by my clever puss friends!! <3

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  4. That is SO clever [to "write" (or rather draw) upside down]!

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    1. Thank you!! As a left-hander I've had to be creative about a lot of things in life, lol!

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  5. I love everything about this! Fool of a Took was a fantastic choice for the background, the stamping is great, and your technique for not-writing the words is a good tip. The little joke in your captions made me snort too. And finally...OMG THIS SEASON!

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    1. LOL!! I put little jokes like that in from time to time just to see if anyone notices...I should make it like a contest or something! So far you're the only one that has (or has said anything, at least). And yes!!! THIS SEASON!!!!!!!!!!!

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  6. The Walking Dead...OMG...
    And I am so going to try your little trick! Thank you!

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    1. Yes yes yes yes...They just keep racheting it up...:) And let me now if it works for you or if I'm just a weirdo!

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  7. This is super awesome. I love it. And I need to get my hands on that stamping plate!

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    1. It is a truly awesome plate. I love it!! :) And thank you!

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