HALLOWEEN NAIL ART: Bloody Red Vampire Teeth Nails

by - October 27, 2023

As soon as I saw this year's Uberchic Halloween plate - 09, if you're wondering! - I wanted to put together some version of today's mani. I love that they included both a full cover image featuring the vampire teeth as well as the single image. I absolutely love when plates do that because it really allows for a cohesive design without having to try and isolate a single image from the full cover image or just fully cover all of your nails. For me, versatility with plates is really important, so this is huge for me.

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For me, the color story for this mani really sort of felt unavoidable - less about what I wanted it to be and more about what it should be. That being said, choosing a base polish for this mani was actually quite a process and I think I pulled out at least a dozen different options before settling on this very cool toned charcoal grey shade from Essie called Carols & Caviar.

I started by applying two coats of Carols & Caviar to my first, middle and ring fingers. Next, I applied two coats of Color Club's Hot Stuff to my pinkie and thumb to sort of bracket the design with the red of the lips. 

For the stamping, I picked up the full cover image and the single image on regular stampers and then I also picked up the single image on a shrinking stamper so that I could use the smaller version for my pointer finger. I alternated between a dotting tool and a nail art brush to fill in the images with red for the lips, white for the teeth, and a very neutral nude pink for the tongue. Once the images were dry to the touch and ready to be transferred, I applied a thin layer of sticky base coat and let that dry down for about a minute. Once the base coat was tacky, I transferred the images to the nail directly from the stamper head.

Once I was happy with the design, I sealed everything in with a nail art top coat and then finished with a matte top coat to smooth everything out and bring down the shine. And voila!

All Products Used
Essie - Carols & Caviar
Color Club - Hot Stuff
Whats Up Nails - Neither Noir*
Whats Up Nails - Blanc My Mind*
OPI - Rice Rice Baby
Maniology Smudge Free Top Coat
OPI Matte Top Coat
Uberchic Beauty Halloween 09 Stamping Plate
Whats Up Nails Magnified Clear Stamper & Scraper*
Pueen Transparent Stamper*
Moyra Stamper No 15 Supersizer 
Orly Bonder Base Coat
Pueen Latex Tape Liquid Peel Off Cuticle Guard*

* = PR Sample

I'm currently having a bit of matte top coat struggle, I must admit, but I'm still so thrilled with how this mani turned out. In all honesty, I actually kept putting this one off because I tend to convince myself that reverse stamping isn't going to go well, but this one came together really smoothly and looks pretty much exactly how I intended it to. Love!

Be sure to head over to my Instagram @pblnails for video tutorials for this and every mani I post here on the blog and follow me there - or check back here - for Halloween nail art designs every weekday in October!

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