HALLOWEEN NAIL ART: High Contrast Zombie Witch Bride Nails

by - October 05, 2021

If there's one thing that I try to keep in mind when I'm doing nail art, it's the impact of contrast and I always try to be mindful of when to increase and decrease it in a design to create the vibe that I'm looking for. For this mani, I decided to go all in. I not only wanted to have a really high contrast stamping design using crisp black and white, but I also wanted to create a sort of juxtaposition using a really bright base color along with it. I have a sneaking suspicion that this might be one of those ones that I absolutely love but doesn't do quite as well with with my followers, but I still love it either way. 

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I knew that I wanted a really bright berry shade for this mani because I felt like it went with the theme that I was working with of this zombie witch bride, so I went with Biscuits & Jam from Color Club. This is a seriously gorgeous polish and is one of those ones that moves between purple and pink really significant depending on the light. In the case of my lighting (as well as the warm toned flakie topper I added on top of it to give it more texture and interest) it definitely pulled more of that neon berry vibe on me.

For this mani, I applied two coats of Biscuits & Jam and then followed with one coat of Solar Unicorn Skin from Holo Taco.

When planning this design, I knew that I wanted a consistent level of high contrast reverse stamping, so I chose images from the KADS Halloween 010 plate specifically with that in mind. I wanted all of the images to have a sense of balance between the black outline and the white fill to really bring some cohesion. I picked up and then filled each image on a stamper head and used a nail art brush to fill them, giving them some time to dry down before transferring them onto a thin layer of sticky base coat. Once I was finished with my stamping, I went back in with my nail art brush and created a black sort of flowing tip on each nail both for some more visual interest as well as to ground the look overall.

Once I was happy with the design, I sealed it in with a nail art top coat and then followed with a quick dry glossy top coat for volume and shine. And voila!

All Products Used
Color Club - Biscuits & Jam
Holo Taco - Solar Unicorn Skin
Whats Up Nails - Neither Noir
Whats Up Nails - Blanc My Mind
Apipla Smudge Free Top Coat
Cuticula Limitless Quick Dry Top Coat
Orly Bonder Base Coat
KADS Halloween 010 Stamping Plate
Whats Up Nails Magnified Clear Stamper
NailStuff.ca 7mm Nail Art Liner Brush**

** PR Gifted from NailStuff.ca - use affiliate code TRYSH for 10% off your first order!

I must admit, I was pretty tired and having some back pain while I did this design, so it was a bit of a surprise at the end of the day when it not only turned out just the way it looked in my head but also that I liked it - often in those circumstances that is not the case. Also, I continue to be really impressed with the quality of the KADS stamping plates, so that helped!

Be sure to check back every day in October for more Halloween themed nail designs and head over to @pblnails for video tutorials of all of my nail art!

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