Tuesday 22 October 2013

Tutorial Tuesday: Models Own Velvet Ghosts

Hey everyone! As promised, today I have one of my 4 halloween tutorials to show you. This design was intended to be a bit different, as I originally intended to have orange ghosts and white ghosts and look a bit like this, but I unfortunately put the white ghosts too close together to be able to fit the orange in as well. However, I like the look of it nonetheless and I thought I'd create a tutorial to go alongside it. The tutorial will be after the jump otherwise the post may end up a bit too long

The base of these nails is the gorgeous Models Own - Absinthe*, from the recent Velvet Goth collection. As you can see, this can be worn either on its own, where it dries matte, or with topcoat (as on the design above) and both look equally as awesome. This was an easy 2 coats. In the pictures it looks slightly textured but it's actually really smooth (although not quite like velvet), which I'm glad about as textured polishes tend to get a bit irritating after a day or so. 

And now for the tutorial, as I'm sure it's the reason most of you are here!

Step 1: Paint your nails with a base colour, of course it doesn't have to be in any way similar to mine, just as long as the white still stands out
Step 2: Paint 'n' shapes on your nails using a tiny detailing brush to mark out where you want your ghosts to go
Step 3: Fill in the shapes and draw the bottom of the ghost with the same detailing brush
Step 4: Again using the brush, paint black dots for the eyes
Step 5: Fill in the centre of the eyes with white (optional) using the detailing brush in a lighter way
Step 6: Finish off with a topcoat of Seche Vite to seal in your design and you're done!

What do you think?
Let me know in the comments!


  1. Ahhh they're adorable! I don't think I'd have the patience to do so many but they're fab. That base colour is GORGEOUS too!

  2. I am loving the velvet goth collection! Need to add this shade to my collection!

  3. OMG, these are so fricken' cute!

  4. Extra ghoul! ( see what I did there?)

  5. I love these so much and that models own polish is gorgeous!

  6. Love these!!!! They're super ghost nails!

  7. Simply love these. They are so cool. Remind me of pac-man game :)

  8. I love this nailart! I thought the ghosts were waterdecals but even better they are hand made! Wow!

  9. This design is so cute! Great tutorial! Just wondering, was the removal process for Absinthe just like glitter, or was it easy to remove? :)

  10. So great!! I thought it was stamping :D Thanks for the tutorial! :)

  11. Lovely design. :)


  12. Another beautiful job. I truly enjoy your tutorials and nail art so I nominated you for a Versatile Blogger Award. http://nail-ineit.blogspot.com/2013/10/versatile-blogger-award.html

  13. These are awesome!


  14. These are the cutest Halloween nails I've seen! So adorable.

    Jennie x