Dripping Blood Manicure

0 Posted by - October 17, 2012 - Hair & Beauty, Halloween & Autumn

Uh, who wouldn’t want a manicure that resembles dripping blood? That’s why I decided to modify this drip manicure with blood colors for Halloween like I’d seen on some other pins without tutorials.

(You write a tutorial, you get my link. Remember that, bloggers of the world.)

Image from Beauty Lish

I tried the bobby pin thing as the instructional tutorial recommended, but I ended up just using the brush, honestly. I are lazy.

Turns out it paid off this time, though, because it kinda worked.

I vaguely considered telling you all that this is really actually how my nails looked after watching the debates last night, because I had to claw out my own eyes upon seeing more lies, patronization, fake grinning, and stupid hair. (And I am mostly directing that at both candidates… except for the stupid hair one.)

But I am a woman with needs, and my needs right now are a flexible work schedule so I can cook dinner for my husband every night and be available to pop out babies should the need arise, and also to be available in case some company needs a binder full of qualified women for something. To hell with equal pay for equal work. We really just want to be able to go home at 5 every day so we can finish the laundry. It’s true.

Anyway, my eyes are barely intact and my manicure is not real blood, so small blessings.

Is it December yet?


  • EllaRu October 17, 2012 - 9:05 am Reply

    That actually looks cool. I mean YOUR manicure, not the Pinterest one. That´s too much color.

  • cheekyweebrat October 17, 2012 - 9:15 am Reply

    I can’t wait until December either. Until then, these pics will lighten your mood 🙂  http://bindersfullofwomen.tumblr.com/

    • Pintester October 17, 2012 - 9:50 am Reply

      cheekyweebrat Love that! I have spent far too much time there already and reblogged way a lot of their stuff on my Tumblr. 🙂

  • JustLexThen October 17, 2012 - 9:35 am Reply

    Success! Nailed it! What? Someone had to do the bad pun.

  • kward3 October 17, 2012 - 9:45 am Reply

    These nails go well with the images of sad animals and bloody meat on the the right. FREE ALL THE ANIMALS! Haha. No really, animal cruelty is no bueno.

  • Christine G October 17, 2012 - 9:55 am Reply

    I have no patience for doing my own nails – the left hand ends up looking okay and the the right hand is a blobby mess. Congrats on your intentionally bloody mess ^_^

  • Christine G October 17, 2012 - 9:55 am Reply

    I have no patience for doing my own nails – the left hand ends up looking okay and the right hand is a blobby mess. Congrats on your intentionally bloody mess ^_^

  • simplifybysara October 17, 2012 - 10:20 am Reply


  • JoyLuVasquez October 17, 2012 - 10:45 am Reply

    When I attempt to do my nails, it looks like I gave the nail polish to monkey on speed. When I enlist the husband in doing my nails, I usually get smiley faces painted on my fingers and toes and a couple drops of polish on the nails, so Kudos to you on your polishing ability.

  • Christine G October 17, 2012 - 11:10 am Reply

    also, I need to be in a “pay this lady lots of money for things she likes to do” binder, who’s with me?

  • PiperAlexander October 17, 2012 - 12:20 pm Reply

    I used to rock this mani all year long. Fuck Halloween, blood is ALWAYS in style!

  • Sara H October 17, 2012 - 12:30 pm Reply

    I think I saw this manicure on an episode of Law and Order SVU. Except it was real blood. And it was used to ID the rapist.

  • ThisSillyGirlsLife October 17, 2012 - 1:45 pm Reply

    It looks really good! Great job!

  • QuillJa October 17, 2012 - 2:45 pm Reply

    I think I like yours better than the pin.

  • PandaFraz October 17, 2012 - 3:45 pm Reply

    The debates would be sooo much better if the candidates had to do them while doing South Park impersonations.  Your nails on the other hand, look like something straight out of a horror movie; which is a good thing in this case.

  • Truffles8761 October 17, 2012 - 5:25 pm Reply


  • pharmd2012 October 17, 2012 - 8:55 pm Reply

    That is a bloody fantastic manicure! Second pun win.

  • Emily1022 October 17, 2012 - 9:05 pm Reply

    It looks like you changed your tampon and forgot to wash your hands. Someone had to go there.

    • renlish October 18, 2012 - 6:00 am Reply

      Emily1022 Gross… but I can’t help but like your comment. LOL

  • daver9isfine October 18, 2012 - 12:05 am Reply

    Thank god that you’re already married or your children would be fucked up!  I’m sure having a mother with bloody nails isn’t going to affect them at all.  I however, being a lesbian with 9 children, can’t get married so my children have no choice but to start doing drugs in a dark alley.  Damn!  I don’t even have bloody fingernails!  I am a teacher too…how do you think mr. funny hair feels about that!  I think between your nails and my lifestyle, we could quite possibly make his day!

  • CrystalKYuhhyzaguirre October 18, 2012 - 2:00 am Reply

    omg I knew you were gonna say something about that. You know, I pretty much just buy my husband frozen pizzas so he can make his own dang dinner. I’d rather make money than dinner.

  • CrystalKYuhhyzaguirre October 18, 2012 - 2:05 am Reply

    Trap her, Keep her >=] muahahahaha

  • maksassy October 18, 2012 - 10:05 am Reply

    I’m sorry – couldn’t hear a thing. I was too busy jabbing scissors in my ears. But from what I saw, your nails turned out faboo! LOVE them! Nice job! Maybe my husband will help me do mine tonight after I make him dinner. If I can get all this darn work done in time for half the pay, that is.

  • niccimcg October 18, 2012 - 4:55 pm Reply

    I’d say it looks like you are a very violent, but thorough, nose picker.

  • MyPixieBlog October 18, 2012 - 11:45 pm Reply

    Oh, I love this! Also love very much your writing style. 
    I can’t even with the debates. The more I think about them, the more they upset me. The binder full of women, the “he said it was an act of terror,” the indecisive stance on abortion… well, I could go on but that’s not the point of this comment. Yea, the nails are really rad!

  • KendraSmithCaudill October 19, 2012 - 6:45 am Reply

    I think you nailed this one. As a nail tech I like to check Pinterest for fun nail designs, (as long as they are not too complicated!) I saw these bloody beauties and tried it at the shop on my sister but did not read the directions. So I blobbed polish along the tip and pushed it into drip formation with a dotting tool. It turned out well, which surprised me since it was more than lines and dots.

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  • KristyFox October 24, 2012 - 12:24 pm Reply

    i believe your middle finger has a blood penis on it. And who wouldn’t want to flip someone off with a blood penis?

  • TammyMills1 October 29, 2012 - 8:12 pm Reply

    Would you be willing to test cleaning tips? I read about vinegar and water cleaning your microwave by simply steaming, then wiping. No scrubbing. I also read about dryer sheets cleaning baseboards and keeping them from getting dusty again. And last but not least, wax paper to shine stainless steel sink handles? Have you tried any of these yet?

    • Kayla Hendricks January 18, 2013 - 6:50 pm Reply

      That works f.y.i. !

    • Cheryl Lynn February 27, 2013 - 3:50 pm Reply

      I totally did the vinegar in the microwave thing and it worked BRILLIANTLY. My OCD cleaning friend made fun of my dirty ass microwave so I tried it- and lo & behold it is like new! 🙂

  • CurvesAndCoffee October 29, 2012 - 9:37 pm Reply

    OMG! Haha! Totally just did this for Mani Monday (now I have to calm down, that was so much valley girl right there) http://www.curvesandcoffee.com/2012/10/there-will-be-blood.html …anywho, I never comment but love your site and tweet with you from time to time! Better get crackin’ on those turkey and christmas tree mani’s lol
    xo Rena @curvesandcoffee

  • KatherynBeerman November 13, 2012 - 6:36 am Reply

    for the original post, who has pastel blood? Either the Carebears were cutting off their fingertips to avoid identification in the Care-Cousin murders, or the fuckin Easter Bunny picked the wrong garbage disposal to hide an egg in.

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