Prabal Gurung inspired nails – how to

prabal gurung inspired nails how to

Even though I wasn’t there in person, I kept a close online eye on the proceedings at New York Fashion Week this year. It wasn’t just new clothing designs that grabbed my attention, there were some amazing nail designs too. After seeing Prabal Gurung’s bloody (or dripping) nails, I was inspired to try the look myself. Shortly after the photo of my freshly painted nails was posted on Instagram TracyLee, the celebrity manicurist (AKA  The Great Nail Ninja) who originally created this bloody manicure for Prabal Gurung, left a nice comment! How flattering!!! Anyway, want to know how to re-create this look yourself? Read on dear reader…

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prabal gurung bloody nail art

Here we go:

1. Apply one coat of nude nail polish. Make sure you leave enough time for this coat to set properly. I used OPI Coney Island Cotton Candy.

2. Draw a thin line along tip of your nail with deep burgundy or plum nail polish and then draw the dripping pattern. I used Revlon Vixen. Make sure the pattern is thick – it emulates that dripping effect. You can do it with the same nail polish brush. No specific tools required.




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  1. Nikell October 5, 2012

    I love it!! I have been experimenting a lot with my nail polish and I will definitely try this this weekend. I’ll let you know how it goes. Thanks for sharing (^_^)

  2. Miranda October 5, 2012

    Thank you for sharing this :) I can’t wait to try it myself!


  3. rachel October 5, 2012

    these look great! I’ll have to give them a go. how exciting that the nail artist herself commented on your photo! x

  4. The Dainty Dolls House October 5, 2012

    They look gorgeous doll, I like the effect and colour used. Hope you have a great weekend :) Xx

  5. E-von October 5, 2012

    You are so good at nail art Maria! You must have a steady hand, maybe an artist in another field maybe?? It looks great, perfect for Halloween coming up ;)

  6. Cassandra October 6, 2012

    This is tooooooo cute! I don’t think I can do this as well.

    I hope to see you at

  7. Antonia-Ivana October 11, 2012

    Turned out absolutely great!

  8. Fashion Hayley October 15, 2012

    I recently did dripping nail art too… Yours looks so awesome, so cool that TraceyLee left a comment!

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