Halloween Nails

Hey there! ๐Ÿ™‚ So I realise I am a day late; every year I intend to do a ‘Halloween Nail Art’ post to show you all before Halloween actually occurs, but by nature I am always LATE! So I decided this year, late is better than never (and since it’s the weekend, a lot of you will still have Halloween celebrations to be going to, no?). I am also pretty happy with this year’s offering, so wanted to share with you!

Halloween Nail Art nails

So I thought it best to go ‘nail-by-nail’ as it were, to break down the techniques and polishes I used for each nail individually.

Thumb:
Illamasqua Load (base colour)
Rimmel Venus (base blood colour)
Picture Polish Columbia (glitter bits)

I applied 2 coats of Illamasqua Load, then used a hair-grip (bobby-pin) to dab the ‘blood’ on in Rimmel Venus. I did it at a different angle from the other nails since most of the time when I take pictures of my thumb nail it is angled horizontally. Once this had dried, I used a bobby-pin to pick up the glitters of Picture Polish Columbia, to give it a point of interest and to catch the light. Finished with a coat of topcoat.

Index:
Illamasqua Poke (base colour)
Picture Polish Columbia (gradient glitter)

I started with 2 coats of Illamasqua Poke, then using a torn off fragment of make-up sponge, I sponged on bits of Picture Polish Columbia. My initial intention was to topcoat it, however I decided that the overall effect emulated congealed blood quite well so I didn’t topcoat it in the end.

Middle:
– Picture Polish Vampire (base colour)
Ciatรฉ Fit For A Queen (spider web)
Barry M Diamond Glitter (glitter bits and bobs)

I applied 2 coats of Picture Polish Vampire. Then I took a striping brush and added the spider web part using Ciatรฉ Fit For A Queen, and finally I picked up the glitters in Barry M Diamond Glitter and added them to the joining bits of the web, and a few here and there outside of the web.

Ring:
Illamasqua Poke (base colour)
Illamasqua Load (intermediary)
China Glaze Riveting (orange gradient)
Barry M Black Nail Art Pen (bat)

Firstly I applied 2 coats of Illamasqua Poke for the base. Then, using a make-up sponge again, I sponged on a bit of Illamasqua Load (since orange will have a hard time showing up over a medium purple, I added a light colour to sponge over). Once this was dry, I sponged on 2 coats of China Glaze Riveting. I then added a bat using Barry M Black Nail Art Pen, and finished with topcoat.

Pinkie:
Illamasqua Load (base colour)
Models Own My Midori (green slime)

I started off with 2 coats of Illamaqua Load. Once that was dry, I used a bobby-pin/hair-grip to create a ‘dripping’ effect with the Models Own My Midori lime green. Needless to say, my nails smelled great! ๐Ÿ™‚ I finished with a coat of topcoat.

Overall I was pretty chuffed with these Halloween nails, since I started out with no idea what to do ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you enjoy them too! Feel free to ask any questions in the comments.

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