October has completely flown by and I can’t believe Halloween is less than a week away! I haven’t posted a single Halloween nail design yet this year so I wanted to round up a couple of easy designs that anyone can do for the holiday.
I started on this nail art wheel last week and just had a few details to finish off last night, when I spilled a whole lot of nail polish remover over the whole thing. Despite my best efforts, I couldn’t rescue it so I had to start over! I think the second attempt is better than the first anyway since I knew exactly what I was doing this time around. I also made my way through 5 episodes of Once Upon a Time while doing it so it wasn’t a complete disaster!
No Nail Care
Start with a base coat that matches your skin tone or even leave your nails bare. Use a deep red to give the effect that you’re bleeding straight out of your cuticles.
Polishes Used: Barry M Lychee, Revlon Bordeaux
Paint your nails with a bright orange polish and add details
Polishes Used: Essie Fear & Desire, Black Acrylic Paint
Named so because it’s exactly what Morticia Addams would be rocking on her nails! Start with a black base coat and freehand on the ruffian edge with a silver chrome polish.
Polishes Used: W7 Black, A-England Excalibur Renaissance
Eye See You
I believe this design is originally by Wah! Nails. Over a white base colour, start with the largest blue circle as the pupil. Draw a smaller black circle inside it as the iris and add a small whit dot just to the edge of the iris. Using a thin brush, add some wiggly veins creeping in from the edges.
Polishes Used: Graffiti Nails Ice White, Barry M Malibu, W7 Black, Barry M Red
Over a light base colour, paint on a pumpkin shape at the very base of your nail in orange polish. Mix the orange polish with a little bit of yellow to add some highlights.
Polishes used: Barry M Meadow, Essie Fear & Desire, NYC Lexington Yellow
Paint your nails white and wait for it to dry. You can either freehand on the blocks of yellow and orange or use scotch tape to mark off each section as you go for a super crisp edge.
Polishes Used: Graffiti Nails Ice White, Essie Fear & Desire, NYC Lexington Yellow
Paint a white base colour and add a top coat to speed up drying time. Use striping tape to mark off your pinstripes, paint over everything in black and immediately remove the tape. Perfect pinstripes every time!
Polishes Used: Graffiti Nails Ice White, W7 Black,
This was a bit of a fluke! I used the distressed technique with red over white and got this amazing streaky look. I don’t know if it was the brush or polish but my gosh, it works!
Polishes Used: Graffiti Nails Ice White, Barry M Red