Sugar Skulls

Today is Día de los Muertos, wrapping up the season’s macabre celebrations. Tomorrow I’ll put my spooky decorations back into the closet, but until then the reveling continues with calaveras on my nails.

sugar skulls

These designs leave a lot of room for variation, and it was really fun picking out different looks for each nail.

  1. I used Nubar White Peony for the base.
  2. Using just the bottle brush swiped almost dry, I shaped the skulls with Zoya Dove.
  3. The pink eyes  and noses are SpaRitual Reveal Yourself. A dotting tool made it easy to create equal sized eyes, but everything else was done with a small angled nail art brush.
  4. The decoration colors are SpaRitual Circle of Life (blue) and Enlightened Soul (yellow), and Zoya Midori (green) and Sooki (red).

Peace & love,

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5 Responses to Sugar Skulls

  1. Sal says:

    This is freaking awesome!!! I love it.

  2. Aunt Vicky says:

    So fun & well done! Do you realize how much you could charge for that?! Can’t wait to see what you come up with for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hannukah, Winter Solstice, Kwanza, New Year’s….

  3. Mom says:

    I gotta have this one on my nails next year! What are you going to do for Cinco de Mayo?

  4. LOVE! This actually brings back memories when I met a painter named Carmen Lomaz-Garza. 🙂

  5. WOW! That is so impressive! Did you use a sperate brush? Any helpful tricks?

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