Friday, September 2, 2011

Dead Island sponge and splatter manicure

One thing I've noticed about how I do my nails is how sloppy I am with my top coat, it makes my cuticles/skin around my nails look... crunchy? Lol, I'm totally bring this up because I went crazy with my top coat on this manicure to smooth everything out and I didn't realize it was everywhere until... well... now, while I was going through the photos I took this morning before work. Oh well, you guys are cool :P

ANYWAYS! I did this manicure last night thinking the release for Dead Island, a videogame I'm really looking forward to, was today. Unfortunately my brain was a bit derpy, because it doesn't come out til Tuesday. I didn't really want to wait that long to share this, so here it is :)

I based my idea off the cover art for the game (which you can check out here if you feel so inclined), with the gray/blue sponging as the cloudy sky and the red splatter as blood... it is a zombie game after all! I used A LOT of polish for this manicure:

From left to right we have Sinful Colors Snow Me White, Zoya Dove, Funky Fingers Elephunk, Orly Snowcone, Barielle Slate of Affairs and China Glaze Phat Santa. Whew! I think everything came out alright, especially considering this was my first time doing splatter!

Thanks for looking (and sorry about my fingers! ugh!) :D


  1. That looks so good! I don't really play video games, but I am into zombies, so when I saw the commercial for the game, I thought it looked awesome. Those are the games that I like to watch other people play because I suck at them! lol.

  2. @Sarah

    Aw man, it's going to be so good! I imagine it would be a fun one to watch people play too!

  3. Lovely mani and I can't wait for Dead Island! The previews look amazing!

  4. Love this manicure. It is very fun. I do that with my top coat too. I stopped wearing top coats unless I was going to sport the maicure for a couple of days, it needed some smoothing, or I'm wearing a sticker. Most of the time I do not wear a top coat.