#bhbSpooktober Day 10: Blood and Guts – Barbie Manicure Massacre

I knew right from the start that I wanted to do a bloody splatter mani for this one, but the more I thought about it, the more another idea started to present. Instead of doing a splatter over white or black, I decided to splatter a finished mani. What better than something completely opposite – like a Barbie pink manicure?

#bhbSpooktober - Blood and Guts
#bhbSpooktober – Blood and Guts

To start out, I put on a base of Sally Hansen – Bubblegum Pink. I added a glitter accent, white and pink dots and painted on some roses. Honestly, I was quite pleased with the mani and any other time I would have been really proud of myself over it. Here is where I insert a Halloween-appropriate track of maniacal laughter (but I digress). Here is a before shot of the manicure before I bloodied it. Please pardon the crappy lighting and lack of cleanup:

#bhbSpooktober: Blood and Guts: Before
#bhbSpooktober: Blood and Guts: Before

See? Perfectly good manicure! Oh well, with my idea firmly in place, I couldn’t deter myself – but I did feel a little bit guilty. To make the splatters, I used Sinful Shine – Devious, which is a gorgeous deep red, and picked some up on the end of a short straw and blew it out onto my nails. I did tape up my fingers first to reduce the amount of cleanup I had to do. Splattering is messy business.

The end result, as you can see, is a gloriously bloodied manicure! I love Halloween!


  • Essie – Grow Stronger Base Coat
  • Sally Hansen – Bubblegum Pink
  • Sinful Colors (numerous in small amounts)
  • Sinful Shine – Devious
  • Seche Vite – Dry Fast Top Coat

Upcoming prompts for my challenges include Black Cats, Black and Orange and Candy Corn. I’m trying to think outside the box on these, but depending on time,  I may stick to the basics!


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These are brilliant! I love the preppy gore!