Oxblood Flesh Triangle Reveal Nail Art for Halloween

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I don’t really rock nail art manicures too often anymore but simply stick with a few coats of my favorite classic red on my nails… pretty much at all times. However, when I added tiny crystal triangle studs to my deep purple manicure for my Halloween tablescape, I couldn’t help thinking how much better it would look if I could do a sort-of flesh-reveal at the cuticle. I’m sure it’s probably been done before, and I’m guessing by taping off the section, but instead of using tape, I just eyeballed it and used a small brush and my regular nail polish brush to create the effect. It wasn’t difficult, but it did take a lot of patience, but it’s my new favorite. I’d like to recreate it for Halloween but with black or deep purple. But for now, I used a rich oxblood red, richer than my classic red, which created a bit of a sinister look that I adored, of course 😉

It’s subtle and sexy and just a hint of nail art without being over the top.

 

Here’s What I Used…

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Steps…

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Apply two coats of Essie Matte About You {or your favorite matte nail polish} and let dry

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Dip your fine nail art brush into your deep red polish and paint an X on each nail creating a triangle at your cuticle.

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Carefully fill in the remaining nail with two coats and let dry.

Finish with your favorite top coat.

 

And… Voila!

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creepy old hands 😉

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Last weekend I wore my cut-out black maxi that I hadn’t worn since we were in Palm Springs in 2012… it was so so so long I had to wear it with ridiculously high heels, but I realized the hem was raw, so I was able to cut it and wear it with sneakers… YAY. I did leave it long enough to wear with moderate heels just in case I wanted to though.

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Have Fun! Happy Halloween!

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LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at ...love Maegan.com sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.

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