Nail Art

2018 Halloween Nails

For Halloween this year, I decided to go with a quick and simple design using Twinkled T’s nail vinyls and stamping plates by Born Pretty. These nails would be perfect if you are already spending hours perfecting your costume or if you just don’t simply have the time to create a more complicated Halloween nail art.

Orange is usually the colour that is associated with Halloween, but this time I wanted to do something different, and so I chose this ghoulish neon green by Color Club.

** Full list of products used and the links to purchase them will be provided at the end of this article**

Step 1

I first applied my usual F.U.N Lacquer “Triple 5” base coat, waited 5-10 minutes for it to dry, and then applied two coats of Color Club’s “Feelin Groovy” on all nails except the thumbnail. On the thumbnail, I applied two coats of my favourite black creme polish by Maybelline. When the base colour had fully dried, I applied a layer of my quick dry glossy top coat.

Step 2

On the feature nail, I applied Twinkled T’s paint drip vinyl from their Halloween variety sheet to the tip of the nail, as I wanted it to look as though there was green slime dripping down my nail.

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I made sure the vinyl was completely secure on my nail with no gaps underneath and then applied the black polish to the rest of my nail.

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While the black polish was still wet, I carefully but quickly peeled up the vinyl. I also used the Halloween vinyls to apply two bats on my forefinger nail and a pair of green cat/animal eyes on my thumbnail.

Step 3

On my pinky nail, I stamped on a black spiderweb design using Born Pretty’s BP-L078 stamping plate, and on my middle fingernail, I stamped a skull using Born Pretty’s BPX-L016 plate. Alternatively, you could use Twinkled T’s skull and spiderweb vinyls that are included in the Halloween variety sheet. I chose to use the stamper rather than the vinyls as my nails are pretty small and so I wanted the design to show in finer detail.

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For my guide on how to use nail stampers, click here.

Step 4

Once I was happy with the way the design looked, I sealed it in with a layer of Born Pretty’s non-smear stamping top coat. For the extra glossy look, I then added an additional layer of my usual quick dry glossy top coat by Barry M.

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I was pleased with how these simple Halloween nails turned out and how quick and easy it was to complete. The majority of the time spent was just waiting for the base colour to completely dry before using the nail vinyls.


Products Used

F.U.N. Lacquer: Premium Nail Treatment “Triple 5” base coat.
Barry M: Wet Set Quick Dry Topcoat.
Maybelline: Color Show 677 “Blackout”.
Color Club: No N02 “Feelin Groovy”.
Born Pretty: No Smudge Top Coat.
Twinkled T: Haloween Variety Vinyls.
Born Pretty: Stamping Plate BP-L078.
Born Pretty: Stamping Plate “Hipster” BPX-L016.

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