Friday, 14 October 2011

Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice (and a little tutorial)!

Hey all!

I promised that I'd be back with my second manicure. This is it, inspired by the movie 'Beetlejuice'.  Admittedly I'd had high hopes for this mani but after all the work doing just one picture of Mr Beetlejuice, I got fed up and didn't finish it.

First,  I painted my nails black with this un-named polish and then put free-hand stripes on with white acrylic paint.  I made a sticker for the face by doing the following (something I saw Amanda do aaaages ago with little hearts):

I let two layers of clear polish dry on a sheet of plastic (you could also use a freezer bag)

I painted on the design after seeing  it on the internet. I started with the white egg shape first and then just built everything else up around it.

I then peeled the design off carefully and applied it to my thumb nail with a little clear nail polish.

Okay. I used a lot of clear nail polish...once again, my generous application caused bubbles. I also should have cut away as much of the hardened clear polish as I could - this would have reduced the bubbles.

I enjoyed wearing these stripes for a day. I think I may do another striped design at some point, but in more subtle I can wear it to work.
Have a lovely weekend.



  1. wow! this is super cute design!! I love the way U made a "stickers"!

  2. Beetlejuice is one of my favorite movies. I always watch it when it comes on TV :)

    This is a great mani and a great method too. I used to do the same thing with fabric paint. I really need to try it with nail polish!

  3. I love Beetlejuice, the movie, Tim Burton... And I love your nails! :D

  4. @Katie, I love the movie too :) I hope it comes on this Halloween because I haven't seen it for ages! Thank you!

  5. This is awesome. Youre awesome.

  6. @Crystal, when I first saw this I knew it would be helpful - I don't know about you, but my right hand designs are never as tidy as my left.This method will change that!

  7. Thank you @Anastacia and @L, you've made me blush!

  8. This is so great for Halloween!
    Your detail on Beetlejuice is fantastic :)

  9. I love it! I have never seen that sticker method and it ROCKS for stuff like that. Great mani and very appropriate for the month, lol!


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