Halloween Nail Art

 

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.”

Halloween Combo 2

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!

DiaDeLosMuertos

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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A Year in Nails Recap-2012

It’s the weekend! Only a few more hours of work for those of you struggling to make it past lunch.

Every week, I try to paint my nails a normal, solid color. And every week, I end up shellacking them with glitter, stamps, intricate designs and other forms of nail art graffiti. I’m sorry, I’m addicted. It’s gotten to the point where my nails just look sad to me when they are not glitterfied and decorated to the max. Some may think it’s tacky (it usually is) but I truly enjoy it. Here’s a collection of some of my favorite designs I did to my nails this past year. Enjoy!

Candy Cane Christmas

Candy Cane Christmas

Wedding Nails

Gel Nails

Geometric

GeoNails

Jersey-InspiredJersey Nails

Lavender GlamLavendar Glam

Lil’ Frankies

Lil Frankies 2

Metallic Plaid

Metallic Plaid

Pop Art Orange

Pop Art Orange

Snowman

Snowman 2

StitchesStitches
Tim Burton-Inspired

Tim Burton

Tulips

Tulips

These Halloween Nails Will Keep you in Stitches!

Ha ha ha, I crack myself up! With Halloween fast approaching, I was beginning to feel a little burnt out. I’ve been doing Halloween looks and nail art since mid-September, and felt like I ran out of ideas. It took me a couple of days to really think about what I wanted to do next on my nails. I pulled out my polish drawer and poked around to see what color “spoke” to me. Essie’s St. Lucia Lilac caught my eye so I painted all my nails two solid coats. I knew I wanted to do stitches, so I picked Essie’s Chinchilly as the second patch color- this pretty grey compliments the lavender shade beautifully. I drew random angles free-hand as to wear I wanted the patches- no tape needed! Because I’m obsessed with glitter, I topped the Chinchilly off with Sinful Colors’ Frenzy glitter, which is a duo-tone purple and blue glitter. Then, I took my black Kiss nail art bottle and went to town, creating long lines separating the two shades, then short strokes to create the stitches.

This was pretty easy as far as nail art goes. It’s great for a last minute Halloween party or ghoulish night out. Enjoy!

Halloween Costume Nail Ideas

Happy weekend all! Since I’ve been in the Halloween spirit all week, I wanted to share some fun nail ideas to go with your costume looks come October. I’ll start with my most recent creation:

TiM BuRtOn-InSpIrEd

I have this spooky look  featuring Jack Skellington and Frankenweenie (thanks to Goldie Starling for the idea!) on my nails as we speak and get compliments on it every where. It’s a little time consuming, as it’s all by hand, but a really fun process.

You will need:

Black and white nail polishes, black and white stripers (Rite Aid sells them for 1.99 each), top coat and tiny little googly eyes (I got mine at Michaels).

I call this a Sexy Spiderweb look. Paint all of your nails a glossy black (no chips!) and cover the thumb nails in multi-colored glitter. Then, using a silver striper, create the spiderwebs on your ring fingers.

Lil Frankies are another inspiration from Goldie Starling on Youtube. That girl is super talented! I wore these last year with my Bride of Frankestein costume.  

Mermaid’s Tail is perfect for a sea creature of any kind. I painted my nails a medium turquoise shade then covered them with white, iridescent glitter polish (at least 2 coats). I added the purple rhinestone for the bling factor.

November Plaid is super cool for a nerdy school girl outfit or even just a everyday. You will need an apricot-gold polish base and black, white and gold glitter stripers (again, Rite Aid sells those babies for $1.99 each!)

Dead Man’s Tale is perfect for any sea-faring pirate. You will need red and black nail polishes and black, gold glitter and white stripers. I used the end of a bobby pin to get the points on the X’s and the top end of a pen for the skull head, dipped in white polish.

Let Skele-Bones dance across your fingers with any base color of your preference (I actually wish I had picked a darker color like plum or black for this) and a white striper polish!