I have done a mummy nail art and decided to do a remake for a week long adventure I had with friends. Island hopping was in the itinerary and I initially wanted a beach inspired nails but since it is Halloween season, might as well wear Mummy nails!
I did this freehand nail design the night before our flight and I wasn't able to take photos as how I normally do. The pictures here were all taken during our vacation.
Base color is one coat of Dazzle Dry Midnight Express. I think a rich brown color for background would also work for this nail art. I used a detailing nail art brush and acrylic paints for the design.
I mixed white and tan for the color of the bandages. To get that antique look, I watered down white paint and brushed a few strokes on the bandages. This extra detail actually makes a difference.
I would have made a mummy on all my nails if I had more time. But wearing 2 mummies, 1 on each hand was enough to accompany me on my vacation.
Did you notice the teeth on my mummies? Well, it's one of the things I did differently for this remake aside from how I painted the bandages. It would have been easier to use a flesh base color and just paint black lines to create the effect of bandages. So why did I paint this differently? Well, I wanted some texture so I really packed up on the acrylic paint. Even if you'll use a self-leveling top coat, the texture will still be there. ;)
One good thing about this design is that chip offs from wear is welcoming and makes the mummy and the bandages look more authentic. I've been wearing this nail art for more than a week now and it still look good aside from the visible growth near the cuticle area.
I didn't get to experience Trick or Trick this year but my mummies were able to go island hopping, enjoyed 2 waterfalls, and met new friends!
How about you? How did you wear your nails for Halloween?