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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

ABC Challenge: Z is for Zombie Nails


Howdy, everyone!  Well, this is it.  The final ABC Challenge :(  It's been so much fun and I've really enjoyed the group as well.  Bunch 'o great gals around here!  The good news is that there will be a new challenge (christened the Mish Mash Challenge) beginning in just a few weeks, so we'll all be back with some awesome new challenges and great manicures!

For today, the letter is, of course, 'Z'.  Anyone who knows me, knows I love zombies.  My favorite TV show is The Walking Dead and these Zombie nails are inspired by it. 


My index and ring fingers are adorned with "Walker eyes", one of the defining characteristics of TWD zombies.  I used 2 coats of Julep's Alma as a base, topped with a red striping polish for the veins and black striping polish for the pupils.



The "blood" around the broken nails was created using the same 2 striping polishes mentioned above and Sally Hansen's Diamond Strength in Chocolate Kiss.  The nails themselves are from an old artificial nails kits I bought ages ago.  I used scissors to tear them to create that lovely ragged appearance.


And finally, I used little bits of a cotton ball to create the gooey look on the broken nails.  Gross, right?  lol 

I can't tell you how much fun this challenge has been.  Thank you all for sticking around and checking out what my silly imagination came up with each week.  One last time, I must ask you to go look at the other ladies' pages because I'm certain they've all come up with great 'Z' manicures, being the talented bunch that they are!  You can find them via the thumbnails below.

Stay tuned this week for some 4th of July nails and an upcoming giveaway!  I'll be announcing it in the next couple of days :)

Thanks so much for reading!


24 comments:

  1. Oh my God, this nail art is really shocking! So well done! I'm scared now. Seriously!

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    1. Sorry to sneak it up on you, but thanks, Cristina! :)

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  2. I'm speechless. You absolutely nailed it.

    Brava!

    <3

    Lisa

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  3. Looooooooool this nail art is amazeballs! :D You've done such a great job! I am in awe!

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  4. Oh my gosh!!!!! Amazing! It look so gross yet so cool at the same time! Awesome job!

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  5. WOW what a way to finish up the challenge! This is incredible, great job!! :D

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    1. Thank you! I'm thinking about doing a tutorial for these for Halloween maybe?

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  6. These are so amazingly cool!!! I totally want to vomit!!! LOL!! Your nails are disgustingly great!!!!

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    1. Ha! Thanks, Dionne...that's the exact reaction I was looking for!

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  7. OMG!!! Natalie! My mouth is wide open! I need to pull my lower jaw up off the floor!

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  8. Oh. My. Gosh.!!!! This is so unique and gross and gorgeous at the same time! You are officially our Z-Queen Natalie!!

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    1. Thanks, Simona...I like the attraction/repulsion angle ;)

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  9. Amazing! They're so awesome and gross and awesome =D

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  10. This is a great idea!! Another fabulous mani, Natalie!

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    1. Thanks, Meredith. They were fun to do!

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  11. LOL!! I love everyone's comments! When I saw the thumbnail picture, my first thought was "Oh My God!! WTF??????" I LOVE this! Are you going to whip out these bad boys for Halloween this year?

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    1. If I do use them for Halloween, I'll be sure to buy nail glue. For this one, the falsies are just stuck in wet polish...wouldn't last 30 seconds IRL, but they held on for pics lol

      Thanks, Liz! And thanks for the nice words in your Z post ;)

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  12. Jesus Christ. O.o what the heck?!! Hahahahaha ....you've got some serious talent my friend!
    Great job!

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