Hello everyone! I hope you had a great Halloween with tasty candy, not granola bars or boxes of raisins. Ugh! I always hated getting those. My favorites were Peppermint Patties, Reeses Peanut Butter Cups, and Twix bars. Unfortunately, there is no Halloween in Japan except for a few nightclub parties, so I’ve resorted to buying my own candy. Not quite the same but it’ll have to do for now.
But today is Dia De Los Muertos, or Day of The Dead. I think it’s celebrated primarily in Mexico- someone correct me if I’m wrong. I love the artwork, the brilliant colors and the fun festival vibe. So of course I tried to capture it in a manicure!
First, I painted the skulls on with white polish. It’s just basically a lightbulb shape, or an oval with a rectangle at the bottom. Then I did the blocks of color and the stripes, followed by the dotting. Then Iapplied one coat of Seche and added the clay flowers for the eyes on the middle finger and the decorations.
I got some of those nail art pens with the brush/pen tip on Ebay and they are a disaster. Thick, glunky and I am sure they are chock-full of banned chemicals- they smell awful. Nubar makes the same type of pens but of course they are quite pricey. I may have to invest in some of those. But a tiny brush also works well. Just make sure you have a good brush cleaner and don’t let the polish harden on the bristles.
Happy Day of the Dead, everyone!