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Hello my Halloween beauties!

The past two weeks have been filled with lots of Halloween makeup and nail fun. Today I wanted to share with you two of my Halloween-inspired nail ideas that I got from CutePolish. If you don’t follow her on Youtube you are missing out!

Here’s the first one…

Monster Buddies

This one works great on oval/stiletto- shaped nails. For Frankenstein, paint your middle finger nail two coats of an opaque light green. Create the hair, brows and nose with a black striper. Make the eyeballs using the end of a bobby pin with black polish first, then white. For the Mummy, paint your ring finger nail two solid coats of white and let dry. Then use a black striper for the lines. Fill in one triangle with black, then add two white dots (with the end of a bobby pin) for eyes, and finish off with smaller orange or red dots for “scary eyes.”

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Dia de Los Muertos Sugar Skulls

I got a ton of compliments on this one. Paint three of your nails a bright blue (or any bright color you like!) Paint the middle two fingernails two solid coats of white. Create the eye sockets with a the end of a bobby pin and black polish. Pick 3-4 bright colors and apply them around the eye sockets with either a toothpick or a nail dotting tool (use the tiny end for these). For the nose, apply two dots of black then connect them with a black striper. For the teeth, create 8 big dots of black (four on top, four on bottom), then after it dries, add 8 smaller coats of white, leaving the edges of the black exposed. Finally draw a line between the teeth with a black striper. Done!

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Which one is your favorite? Let me know if you try any of these designs I’d love to see them!

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SpoOoOoOky! Here’s my first look for Halloween this year… I call her SKELETORA. She’s a little two-faced, if you know what I mean..

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This is the perfect look for the girl who wants to do something scary without looking ugly lol. It’s also great if you are on a budget. All you need are the following, which you can find at the drugstore and at the Halloween costume shop:

White face paint– This is your first step. Choose a face paint that dries down (usually water-based, MAC’s Chromacake is fantastic). If you go with a cream it will smear faster than you can say “boo!” Set this down with white or invisible loose powder.

Black liquid linerAny ol’ liquid liner will do, but I prefer waterproof. Wet N’ Wild has an awesome one for super cheap. You’ll use this to create cracks in the skull and drawing out the teeth.

Black face paint– This is to draw the hollows of your bones in (like the eye sockets, nose and jaw)

Black eye shadow- Pick a matte black shadow to buff out the edges on the eye sockets, nose and jaw.

Extra Step: if you have thick dark eyebrows like me, you will need to flatten them down with a glue stick (just run it over back and forth until you get a few layers of glue in there) then cover them up with a heavy concealer before starting the look.

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Tutorial coming soon! What else would you guys like to see for Halloween? Let me know in the comments below.

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Hi beauty lovers!

Fall has been a whirlwind. I’ve been working 6-7 days a week (happily, might I add) but that doesn’t mean I let my nail art fall by the wayside. Here’s what’s been on my tips this past season.

Ursula Nails

These nails look “sinister-cool”, just like The Little Mermaid’s villain, Ursula. I used Essie’s Chinchilly, which is a neutral plum-grey, for the base. I followed the sharp tips of my nails for the stripes of black. You can also rock this look on square-shaped nails, just line the black polish at an angle for the same effect!

Grey with Black Tips

Teal Time Nails

If you follow this blog, then you know that I’m a sucker for anything teal. For this look, I rocked a deep dark teal polish on all my nails except for my accent nail, which I chose to paint with Essie’s Mint Candy Apple. I topped off the thumb with Deborah Lippman’s dreamy confection, Across The Universe. The reason this look works is because the polishes I chose are in the same color family, just different shades. You could also recreate this look with purples, reds, oranges, etc. Just keep them all in the same color!

Teal For Fall

Purple Rain Nails

These nails pay homage to the concept above, except I did it in purple. I chose five different shades of purple- eggplant, eggplant-glitter, fuschia, grey-plum and lilac. Purple Ombre

Metallic Plaid

This one’s a repeat design from a look I rocked last fall. I chose a polish with a duo-chrome finish for the base and used a black striper for the stripes. The accent nail in black just makes the whole look sleeker.

Metal Plaid

What is your favorite nail design? Will you try any of these? I’d love to see any recreations! Hashtag your photos on Instagram with #leadingladynails