Shades of Phoenix 'Day of the Dead' Nail Art

I'm back again with some regular blog programming! Today I have some pretty detailed (for me!) nail art to show you :)

I did these nails for the nail art contest that Shades of Phoenix is currently having (it's international and has an awesome prize, go check it out here). The theme is Dia de Los Muertos aka Day of the Dead and you have to use at least 1 Shades of Phoenix nail polish.

Since the only SoP polishes I have are this years Halloween Trio (based on Dia de Los Muertos), I used all three of them! I also have 5 SoP shades coming to me in the mail next week (including the new 'Furies' Trio) so look out for my swatches of those :)

First, I'll show you the base on it's own because I love it! 'Calaca' and 'Mictlan' look awesome together in a gradient!

I started with a white base and used Ulta3 'Carrot Top', 'Royal', and 'Frog Prince' to sponge on the base gradient. Then I used Shades of Phoenix 'Calaca', 'Mitclan' and 'Catrina' over the top.

Then, for my Day of the Dead design, I was mainly inspired by this photo:

and here's what I came up with! I used all acrylic paint except for the pink which is Nutrimetics 'Cafe'.

anddd, mattified using Revlon Matte Topcoat!

I love how it looks matte! Which do you prefer?

You can purchase the Shades of Phoenix Halloween Trio here for only $25

Caitlin, xo


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