Glamourpage.com: Skull Nail Art Tutorial

Friday, 26 July 2013

Hello!  Glamourpage.com recently asked me to collate a tutorial for their website, which is very exciting!  Skulls are pretty in at the moment and I thought I'd show you how you can do some pretty easy skull nail art. I've done large skulls on every nail, but this would totally work as an accent nail, or as smaller skulls also, so definitely feel free to mix it up.


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For this you will need the following:
  • Base colour (I've chosen a deep red).
  • White polish
  • Black polish
  • Coloured polishes for skull face (if required)
  • Dotting tools
  • Diamantes
  • Top coat
So, start by painting your nails with your chosen base colour.

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Then use a large dotting tool (or a paint brush) and draw a large circle on your nail using white polish.

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Extend the large circle at the bottom with a small square/rectangle shape using white polish.

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Use black polish and a large dotting tool and place to large circles for the eyes.

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Use a small dotting tool and black polish and place three small dots close together in an upside down triangle pattern for your nose.

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Use a thin dotting tool, or thin paintbrush to paint a straight line for the mouth.

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Add in little strips of black across the mouth using black polish.

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Now, I've then added some orange/ red dots onto the face of my skull, this is up to you, I just thought it made it look a little funkier.

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Wait for this to dry thoroughly and then apply a top coat. I've added some orange and red diamantes for the eyes to finish the look off.

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So there you have it!  Skull nail art, done, and it's all pretty simple.  I may give this another go soon and mix up the colour combinations as I reckon loads of different colours would look pretty ace too.


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4 comments:

  1. Claire!! This totally rocks!! Big Time! It's so cool and vintage at the same time! It kinda also reminds me the skulls for Dia de los Muertos - awesome! :D

    ps. really happy you've been getting invitations from several publications! Congratulations! :D Your talent totally deserves it!

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  2. nice and so easy! must try it! :D

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