NailArt | Penny Dreadful Inspired Little Scorpion Nails

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Hey guys! Today I have a nail art look inspired by the Showtime show, Penny Dreadful! I loved the first season when it came out and have spent the last week catching up on season 2 in order to be ready for the season 3 premier tonight! I have really enjoyed the take that they have taken on some familiar characters and it really strikes a cord in my weird little macabre heart. Plus in my mind Eva Green can do no wrong, I love that she is not afraid to show herself in unflattering lights and her acting is so incredibly strong. Are you a fan of the show?

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Finished Little Scorpion mani

To begin I laid down a base of Zoya Purity in 2 coats. I then used Zoya Misty and some saran wrap to pounce on some “wrinkle” texture before pouncing over that once more with ZoyaPurity to lighten it up a little bit. I then used my cleanup brush and pounced Misty around all of the edges and bled it out using 100% Acetone. This is the finished “papyrus” look!

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Papyrus Mani under artificial lighting
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Papyrus mani at an angle under artificial lighting
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Papyrus mani plus matte topcoat macro.

Next I used Zoya Pepper to add in the Little Scorpion detail using a small detail brush. I bled it out a little but using 100% acetone once more and added in some shine detail using Zoya Purity. I opted not to topcoat my ring nail because I really loved the raised texture it had.

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Finished Little Scorpion mani under artificial lighting
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Finished Little Scorpion mani at an angle under artificial lighting
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Finished Little Scorpion macro under artificial lighting.

What do you think?

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25 comments on “NailArt | Penny Dreadful Inspired Little Scorpion Nails”

  1. Gorgeous! It looks just like a splash of blood that happened to look like a scorpion. And my aunt has been telling me to watch this show for ages–this clinches it. 🙂

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  2. I loooooove the creativity in this mani, but I *hate* scorpions, so admittedly this makes me cringe a little – which I guess is actually a big complement to you, because it is obvious your art is a bloody scorpion 😛 We have them here in Phoenix the same people have spiders everywhere else, so it’s a real pain to deal with them and scary since they sting. I had 72 in my home one year :-/

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