Unlike Cinco de Mayo, the Day of the Dead is a holiday that people from Mexico actually celebrate. And it’s not only five million times more fun than Memorial Day, it feels more meaningful too. The most we ever did was go to the graveyard and clean the family tombstones. Definitely an excellent time to take on that task and spend more time afterward remembering your loved one, but…kinda impossible for me now that I live in another state.
Meanwhile Día de los Muertos has beautifully decorated cookies, bright colors, and lots of stories shared about the ones who went before. As someone who knows nothing about my family beyond my parents’ parents (and that mostly secondhand), it sounds fantastic. I can only envy it.
Nail art products used
- Base Polish:
- UR Sugar’s Holographic Thermal Gel “UR-04“
- Stamping Polish:
- UberChic’s “Essential White“
- Water Decals:
- A1123 in a pack of 48 sheets of Halloween water decals
- Stamping Plates:
- Maniology Basic Instinct BM-XL302 (lock and chains)
- Maniology Basic Instinct BM-XL305 (key on string)
Items in italics are debuting on the blog for the first time.
I painted this a few years ago and just haven’t found the time to post it so the photos are different and fewer. I also painted this on my cindy hand. I had a kick for a bit there where I’d paint gel on that hand and use it for a few different designs sometimes. It ended up being kinda hard on my nails so I’ve since stopped the practice.
Final Day of the Dead nail art photos…
Until next time, friends! 🙋♀️