Tuesday, February 26, 2013

World Of Warcraft - Dread Wastes inspired nails

If you follow me on Instagram, you'll know I've recently closed my WoW account.  I've been playing for years and have taken breaks before, but never just closed it.  I've just been so stinking bored with it lately for several reasons that I'm not going to babble about.

While I was playing a few weeks ago & picking herbs for Inscription, I tilted the camera angle up by accident when moving my mouse and noticed the beautiful sky in Dread Wastes.

Isn't that just amazing?

I didn't go for perfection when attempting this as I was just simply inspired by this. 

macro shot
I started out with a base coat + 2 coats of Sally Hansen Lavender Cloud + Sally Hansen Insta-Dri top coat.  Then I grabbed my acrylic paints that I reviewed HERE from Born Pretty Store.  Don't forget if you want to try these, click the link on the blog post or my right sidebar and use my discount code. :D

For the purple, I mixed a bunch of colors together....Phthalo Blue, Crimson Red, Black, Titanium White, and Ultramarine.  For the charcoal, I just mixed Titanium White and Black. 

I then had a happy accident, which I was unable to recreate, when applying the purple.  I did have a damp brush when I dipped into the purple to brush it on and it kinda did the OPI Spotted effect.  Then I brushed on some black strips/branches & applied a little bit of purple over some spots. 

Once that all dried, which wasn't long, I finished it off with my Sally Hansen Insta-Dri top coat. 

I think it looks smokey and almost snakeskin like.  What do y'all think? 


  1. That is awesome. I'll have to show this to my hubby. He plays WoW too. Although, like you, he's taking a break at the moment. I'm sure when they come out with a new expansion, he'll be back at it again. :) Thanks for sharing!

  2. Omg that opi spotted effect, its gorgeous! <3

  3. AHHHH! This is super cool! Love it :)

  4. I know how it is with WoW. I've been playing since the middle of Lich. Lich Baby FTW. I'm getting bored with it again and I haven't even progressed past the first MoP leveling area. Anyway, thats a really unique and interesting screen shot in dread wastes. Pretty cool inspiration to go off of. The manicure came out beautiful and spooky at the same time.


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