Last night, I didn't know what the heck to do with my nails. I must have cleaned nail polish off of my nails about 4 or 5 times before I finally settled on the color I'm wearing now, Sally Hansen Xtreme wear in Green With Envy. I don't often wear green polish, but I really liked this one. After looking at it for a while, I was reminded of Frankenstein. At first, I wanted to do an accent nail with the face of Frankenstein. Unfortunately I didn't have the time or the dexterity for such fine detailing, due to the consumption of a couple of after work celebratory beers ;). In the end, I decided to just draw stitches, and they look awesome!
I'm pretty sure I've seen something like this done before, but as usual, can't remember where I saw it originally. Please pardon the appearance of my cuticles in these pictures. I take my best pictures in my mother's little garden, but I usually I don't make it over there until after nearly a full day of work. I wash my hands almost every 5 minutes at work, so my skin dries out really quickly during the day. I can never remember to lotion my hands after every hand wash, so my skin suffers for it :(.
I used a Kiss nail art pen to draw the stitches, but I'm sure a fine tipped sharpie would work just as well. Just make sure that the underlying polish is completely dry before you try to draw on it. I made the mistake of drawing on nail polish that wasn't completely dry yet, and ended up having to clean the dented mess off my nail and start over.
|Frankenstein Inspired Nail Art|
I decided to use the glow-in-the-dark top coat on a whim. But I realize that the glow in the dark factor isn't even that big a deal, now that I'm actually wearing the polish. I'm not in the dark often. I found myself closing the bathroom door and turning out the light just so I could see the glow in the dark effect, and felt like a total idiot both times.
These nails proved to be quite a distraction to some of my co-workers. I work with mostly women, so my nails get looked at a LOT. People think I'm absolutely crazy. And I'm just crazy enough to be happy about that :)
| Materials Used:|
Orly Bonder Basecoat
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Green with Envy (2 coats)
China Glaze Ghoulish Glow-Glow in the Dark Top Coat (1 coat)
Kiss Nail Artist Fine Art Pen in Black (to draw stitches)
Seche Vite Top Coat
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