Guest Post by Klenails

Hi Everyone!

I'm Kat aka @KLEnails. I've been posting my nail designs on social media for over 2 years and writing my own blog for almost a year. I've followed Leanne for such a long time now and she is one of my guilty pleasure reads.

When Leanne asked me to guest post on her blog, I jumped at the chance. I asked if she had a theme in mind and we decided to go for Halloween.

So here is my Halloween inspired design!

Vampire Nails

To start the design off I began with a base of Barry M Gelly Hi Shine in Black Forest. I have recently reviewed this polish, which you can find here. I used two thin coats, which I allowed to fully dry before adding any art.

To create the vampire nail art I found a selection of images I wanted to use on my Uberchic Halloween 01 plate.

Image credit: UberChicBeauty.com

For this design I used the large bat, vampire fang, blood drip and full bat pattern.

My go to stamping kit consists of Bundle Monster's Clear Jelly Monocle stamper set and for a crisp and clean stamp image I use Mundo De Unhas (MDU) stamping polish.

MDU White Stamping Polish

Using the White MDU stamping polish I added the vampire fang detail on my middle finger and the blood drip on my ring finger. Once this had dried I then used Wah London in Love My Team and a Twinkled T nail art brush to paint the blood drips bright red and to add some blood detail to the fangs.

Wah London - Love My Team

To create the bat pattern on the other fingers I started with a good coating of Lea-Tex Liquid Latex. This provides a protective layer around the cuticle which allows for quick and easy clean up after messier nail art techniques.

The sparkling silver polish used to create the bat pattern is Aphrodite's Kiss from my very own collaboration collection, The Euston Collection. This is available to purchase on the Ard as Nails website.

I have previously swatched and reviewed all the polishes which you can see here.

Aphrodite's Kiss - Ard as Nails

Once the bat design had dried off I peeled away all of the latex. Then added a thick layer of Rimmel London Finishing Touch top coat.

Rimmel London - Finishing Touch Top Coat

Overall I absolutely love how this design came out!

The starkness in the contrast of the white, black and red give the design a eye catching appeal, whilst the silver sparkles add a touch of class.

Perfect for any Vampire Queen out there this Halloween!

For other Halloween nail art and tons more nail related goodness, please come on over to my blog.

Thanks so much for reading, and a huge thank you to Leanne for inviting me to guest post!

Kat x

 

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