I'm not sure how many of you readers are Dexter fans, but for the few that might be, YOUR AWESOME!! I only say that because if your a Dexter fan, you totally understood the title of my post. Dexter is a show on Showtime , its about a Blood Spatter Analyst/ Serial Killer named Dexter Morgan. While after seeing a look that inspired me, I decided to take it my own, horrific and twisted route. I named this look after the blood lust Dexter has for being a Vigilante, which he refers to as his "Dark Passenger". So, now that we are all on the same page, check it out:
Nail Polishes used
Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in "Without a Stitch"
Spatter(In this order):
Wet n' Wild in Nail Color "Black Creme"
Wet n' Wild Megalast Nail color in "Haze of Love"
Sinful Colors in "Ruby Ruby"
PRO-FX Complete 3 Top Coat, Base Coat, Nail Strengthener
In order to create the "spatter" effect, I used a coffee straw, cut into three pieces for the three colors.
After Applying the base, I used the coffee straws by dipping them into the polish, then blowing them on my nails, one color/nail at a time. For the base and the top coat, I wanted to use something more study as far as quality to retain the look as long as possible (or until I felt like taking it off), but for the spatter colors, I used inexpensive brands because they would be covered with top coat anyways. It took about 20 mins and made a giant mess (both on my hands and on the paper towels I laid down).
MAKE SURE TO MESS PROOF YOUR WORKING AREA IF YOU ATTEMPT THIS EFFECT- ITS MESSY!!!!
Really, I almost threw in the towel half way through because I wasn't up for cleaning up the big mess I was making. This was my first attempt with making a spatter look, and having done it once now, there are a few things I will be doing different next time to make it less messy (like tapping my fingers off and getting smaller straws). I hope you enjoyed this scary look that would be ideal for a gorey halloween look. Make sure to follow my blog!
Stay doll. Lovelies!