You may or may not know this about me, but I’m an avid Dexter fan. I’ve never missed an episode, and have been a follower since the Ice Truck Killer in Season 1 (the theme song is even my ringtone.) So, naturally when I saw Refinery 29’s blood splatter nail DIY tutorial, I just had to go for it this Halloween.
I love them so much I might wear it year-round!
1. Prep station– definitely cover surfaces, as this gets messy.
2. Apply two coats of opaque white nail polish. Once dry, surround fingertips with scotch tape. (TIP: Unless you have a helper around, cut the tape ahead of time. It was a pain to cut tape along the way, with one hand covered.)
3. Take a thin straw (like those coffee stirrers at 7-eleven,) and dip it into the red polish. Blow through the straw at various angles to get different kinds of splatter designs. I found it helpful to dilute the color with acetone for a proper splatter consistency.
The finished product– Dexter-inspired blood splatter nails.
Our favorite serial killer, Dex. If anyone else decides to give this a shot, I’d love to see how unique they can get!