Little ghosts design have always been some of my favorite halloween designs. Check out my tutorial for this design on my YouTube Channel! Also,I decided to try to do gel extensions on my nails to get the stiletto nails for the rest of October. Something about the shape just feels more spooky to me so how could I resist. This was my first time doing gel extensions this long so I did have to learn a few things about making them the right curve to make it look more natural.
Continue reading to see how I made this design!
For this design, I used a detail nail art brush, a dotting tool, a UV lamp, rubbing alcohol, cotton rounds, and the following polish
Blue Holo: Color Club "Spell It Out"
White: Gelaze by China Glaze "White on White"
Black: Gelaze by China Glaze "Liquid Leather"
And of course my current favorite quick dry top coat “Marvel Liquid Macro Top Coat" by SuperChic Lacquer.
First, I started with a layer of Color Club "Spell It Out" followed by a layer of quick dry top coat. I allowed this to completely dry all the way through since I will be using gel. The reason I waited for the layers to completely dry is because the UV lamp can cause the polish to wrinkle. So, I did this base layer at night and continued with the design the next day.
Next, I took the nail art brush and Gelaze "White on White" and painted the shape of the ghost. Painting with gel is different because each stroke moves the polish. You have to make sure that you don't paint it too thick. I cured it for 30 seconds. I repeated this step twice.
After, I used a dotting tool and Gelaze "Liquid Leather" to make the eyes and mouth. I cured for 30 seconds. Once it was done curing, I used the cotton round and rubbing alcohol to wipe off the sticky residue that some gel has. I topped it all of with a layer of quick dry top coat.
Tell me what you think!