Hello lacquered loves and welcome to Day 27: Inspired by Artwork! I am sooo excited for this mani! I have been so into the awesome artwork I have seen on pinterest of sugar skulls. Whether it's make-up looks, paintings, or actual candy sugar skulls, I think the work and imagery is amazing! Sugar skulls are used in the Mexican holiday, the Day of the Dead or Día de los Muertos, when those have passed are honored and remembered. This dates back to Aztec tradition. The holiday is observed on November 1.
To make my cute little simple sugar skulls, I used a variety of colors! On all five nails, I started with a base of Milani High Speed Fast Dry White On The Spot. For each nail, I used a light and dark shade of a certain color, as well as Wet N Wild Wild Shine Black Creme, It's So Easy Stripe Rite black, and White On The Spot for the accents. From pinky to thumb, with the light shade listed first, I used the following polishes: Finger Paints Sexy Sundress, Julep Emilie, Julep Hayden, Sinful Colors Citrine, Julep Jessica, Julep Annie, China Glaze Pink Plumeria, OPI That's Berry Daring, Wet N Wild MegaLast On a Trip and Wet N Wild MegaLast Disturbia. I used Out the Door top coat.
I purposefully made my sugar skulls super simple so that others could replicate them, but you could definitely get super ornate with them!! I have a tutorial made up that I will be posting once the challenge is over, so you can make your own super simple sugar skull nails!! Here's a picture of some super pretty sugar skulls that inspired me!
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Go on over to Sincerely Stephanie and check out what she came up with for Day 27! I am so excited to see what inspired her today! I loved her DNA nails yesterday...it was so funny...I was going to do DNA nails and changed my mind at the last minute, so I was thrilled when I saw hers!! Click the image below to see all of my 31 Day Nail Art Challenge posts!
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