Tuesday, August 14, 2012


Nobody understands how long I've been waiting to do this mani. Nobody. Seriously, I've probably been counting down since January. I remember looking it up online in my Spring semester English Comp 1 class and it had said Shark Week 2012 was many many many moons away. AND NOW IT'S HERE. AHHH. I also took pictures during the whole thing for once so maybe people can use it as a tutorial? Scroll down for tutorial!

For this mani I used:

  • China Glaze Base Coat
  • Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear: 130 Blue Me Away!
  • Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear: 460 Wet Cement
  • Maybelline Color Show: Porcelain Party
  • Essie: Lolipop
  • Stripe Rite: Red, White, and Black
  • Essie Top Coat: Good To Go!
Shark Week Tutorial
I'm not the best instructor, but here we go!
Also, I recommend cleaning as you go! Not just waiting to clean at the end!

Step 1: Paint your nails blue! Whatever blue you want. And between me and you, the blue is a bit darker than the picture shows it. If I don't take pictures with flash, then they're blurry and yellow/orange tinted because of the lights. Also I can't go outside to take pictures. A) I'm lazy. B) It's 3:00am for me right now.

Step 2: Add some little sharks to your nails! You can put them on the typical accent nails or wherever you want. You can tape this or freehand it. I chose to freehand it because I didn't want them to look like triangles, I wanted them to look like sharks. Obviously.

Step 3: I sponged a little white tummy on my sharks. But you don't have to do this. You can skip this step if you want. I'm just going the extra mile.

Step 4: You're gonna have to decorate your little sharks with eyes, a mouth, and some sharp teeth! For that I used my Stripe Rites. You have to be very patient with the teeth.. Then you can start your blood splatter. Tape around your nails because this makes a BIG mess as you can see I dripped it on my palms. Whenever I splattered a nail, I lifted all my other fingers up so I wouldn't mess them up. For blood splatter, take a straw and dab it in polish but not too much or it will just throw a glop of ugly on your nail. Then when you have an amount you like on your straw, blow into the straw fast and it should splatter! NOTE: This does not work every time. Again, more patience is required.

 And that's it! You have your shark nails! Happy Shark Week everyone! :D


  1. These....are...AMAZING!! I love how you combined the sharks with the blood spatter, so cool!!

  2. This mani is f/cking amazing!!! LOVE IT xoxo

  3. This is awesome! I LOVE IT! So awesome!

    I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award:


  4. I really love the blood splatter, it looks so awesome!

  5. AMAZING! the blood splatter is so realistic, oh my gosh this mani <333