Neon Sugar Skull

July 25, 2013

Hello lovely ladies!
Today I have another post for you featuring a design from my new Nailz Craze NC06 Tattoo plate.
I know many of you were curious about the sugar skull design, so I decided to create this colorful manicure for you to see this image in action.
I wanted to create something bright and fun, so I did a neon sugar skull mani, and this is how I've created it:

I applied two coats of my favorite light base - Lime Crime - Milky Ways to all my nails, and then I applied one coat of Out The Door - Northern Lights, just to add a little holo sparkle to it.
I picked the beautiful Lush Lacquer - Clowning Around as the colorful inspiration for this design, and applied one coat of it to the nails, leaving the ring finger and thumb blank for the stamping.
This beautiful polish was in my wish list for a long time, so I was very excited to finally use it for my nail art. It's an awesome mix of neon hex glitter in various colors and sizes, in a clear base (although I was a bit disappointed to see that the base of my polish was a bit pink tinted, looks like some pink glitter bleed out and changed the base color. You can barely see the tint in the photos, but it is quite noticeable over white or light colors in real life).

For the For the sugar skull designs I used the Nailz Craze NC06 Tattoo plate, and picked a few neon colors for the stamping: 
China Glaze - Hanging In The Balance
China Glaze - That's Shore Bright
Etude House - Scandalous Pink
Barry M - Key Lime

Lucky for me, these colors worked pretty good for the stamping, even though they are not meant for this job, and some of them were not as thick as stamping polishes are. I personally don't rush to buy special stamping polish, I prefer to experiment with the colors I already have, and actually the only stamping polishes I own are black and white from Konad, because it was hard for me to find these colors from other brands that will stamp well.
The image of the skull transferred really good, so I was very pleased with these polishes as with the design.
I applied one coat of Poshe Top Coat to seal the design and smooth the surface of the glitter.
The final look came out very fun and colorful, I love the neon colors of this mani and I'm so happy with how the sugar skull image came out.
I hope you will like this designs as well, I would love to hear your thoughts on it :)
Thanks for reading!
xoxo






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28 Comments

  1. Absolutely love this! Will have to pick up this plate.

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  2. Loveeeellyyyy colours. Wow! I want :/

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  3. This manicure is gorgeous and super fun! I love it! I can't wait until the plate arrives...

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    1. Thanks! :D
      Hope they get to you soon!

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  4. прикольно! нравится очень)

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  5. que coisa mais linda e meiga esta unha..arrasou..
    beijo

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  6. Looks amazing! I'm really into stamping right now (and loving my NC02 plate!) so I might just have to pick this one up :D

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  7. Ordered 3 plates which have been shipped :) While Im waiting to try them myself I love these creative examples you are showing!

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    1. Thanks, hope it arrives to you soon so you can enjoy the plates too :)

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  8. OMG! I looooove this manicure! It's awesome!!

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  9. Love it! This glitter has been on my wishlist for a long time too. It's so pretty! And the stamp is awesome!

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    1. Thanks Yael! I've been wanting it for a long time too :) Happy I finally got it!

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    1. Thanks!
      I'm happy if you're happy!

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  11. I agree with Trina! I might have to buy this plate! These look stunning!!!!

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  12. This is absolutely fantastic! Love the colors!!

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  13. I'm not a big fan of skulls but with the colours it looks really pretty !

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  14. I am loving this so much! The combo of the glitter topper and the stamp is perfect ♥.

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  15. You're very clever with the colour combos. Stunning, hope my plate arrives soon :)

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