12 NAILS OF HALLOWEEN: Modified French Frankenstein Nails

by - October 23, 2020

Happy Friday, everyone! Can you believe we're already ¾ of the way through 12 Nails Of Halloween? I can't! The world is in a mess and my 2020 burnout is strong at this point, but time seems to be downright hurdling. Anyway, for today's mani, I feel like I somehow managed to keep it simple but also... like, a lot at the same time. 

Let's just proceed, shall we?

So this inspiration for this mani is pretty obviously Frankenstein - I really, really wanted to do Frankenstein inspired nails this year - but it was really ultimately informed by the base polish. This is Cadillacquer's Wicked*, which is from their 2019 Halloween Collection but is actually still available from NailStuff.ca if you hurry! This polish is SUPER cool. It's a thermal that transitions from a sort of more neutral, grassy green shade to this super stunning neon green and it's got a bunch of different sizes and shapes of this really bold purple glitter in it. I love the pairing of purple and green forever, but especially for Halloween, so this is just a stunner to me and is about to become a Halloween must-reach-for.

For the design, I started with stamping the stitches design to all of my nails and for this one I decided to flip it over for the pinkie and first finger just to make them a little bit different. I used all What's Up Nails Products - B023 Creepin' It Real Stamping Plate, Neither Noir Stamping Polish and their Magnified Clear Stamper - for the stamping and I have to say... I'm kind of in a full What's Up Nails obsession at the moment. GIVE ME ALL THE PLATES AND POLISHES!

Anyway, once I was finished the stamping, I went in with Dimension Nails' Black Rhino and a super fine liner brush to apply this modified french tip. I really like the idea of pointy nails at Halloween, but since I don't want to change my actual nail shape, I like to do it with nail polish. Because the black can easily sort of disappear, it ends up really bringing that pointy shape forward. 

For this mani, I wanted to go matte, so once I was finished with the nail art, I applied first a thin coat of water based top coat to seal in my design and then finished with a matte top coat - and voila!

All Products Used
Cadillacquer - Wicked*
Dimension Nails - Black Rhino* 
(^ available from NailStuff.ca - use affiliate code TRYSH for 10% off your order!)
What's Up Nails - Neither Noir
Suncoat Water Based Top Coat
QUO Flash Dry Matte Top Coat
Pueen Liquid Peel Off Cuticle Guard
What's Up Nails B023 Creepin' It Real Stamping Plate
What's Up Nails Magnified Clear Stamper
NailStuff.ca Fine Liner Nail Art Brush*

Can you tell I'm running out of words on these posts? I'm running out of words on these posts.

HALLOWEEN NAILS - LOVE 'EM! Seriously, though, I love how this turned out and I think I'm going to end up dipping back into more modified French mani's in the future to play with my nail shape... because why not?

Thanks for reading! Be sure to come back next week for the last 3 mani's of 12 Nails Of Halloween!

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