a geeky nail artist with a crafting streak and an obsession with all things beauty

Cinco de Mayo sugar skull nail art

Hi girls!

Happy Cinco de Mayo! My nails are inspired by the sugar skull in the background, it came from a little shop in Albequerque New Mexico. It was surprisingly difficult to get pictures of the nails holding the skull so I have some creative prop placement, haha.

I started with a base of white and went from there, the eyes are some rhinestones that came in a 3N1 nail art pen by Sassy+Chic. I wasn’t sure if they were too yellow, but they turned out to be a dead match for the real eyes on the sugar skull!


I used a mixture of dotting tool, striping brush, and detail brush for the features of the skull. I broke my middle nail down to the quick a couple days ago, so I’m down to a nubbin on that one, but I really didn’t wan’t to hack my other nice long ones so I think I’ll just let it be for the time being.

Polishes I used:

Wet n wild wild shine clear nail protector,
Wet n wild wild shine french white creme,
Color Mates nail art black,
Color Mates nail art lime,
Wet n wild wild shine lavender creme,
Wet n wild megalast candy-licious,
The Color Workshop base coat,
a dotting tool,
and a detail brush.

Thanks for reading!

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