All posts for the month October, 2013

Easy Halloween Nails

Published October 27, 2013 by beginnersnailart

Hi everyone. It’s nearly Halloween so I’ve tried out a couple of really easy Halloween and horror inspired designs.

Blood Splatter Nails

20131027-200946.jpgFor this design you’ll need a white/off-white/nude polish for the base, a bright red for the blood and a thin drinking straw. I’ve used Essie’s Limo-scene for my base and Nails Inc’s Royal Ascot for the blood.

20131027-201308.jpgStep 1: apply two or three thin coats of your base colour and let it fully dry.

20131027-201438.jpgStep 2: put down some paper towels or newspaper (this is messy), put a few drops of polish out and dip the straw in it.

20131027-201758.jpgStep 3: hold the straw over your nail and blow fast and hard to spray the polish onto it. Hold the straw at different angles and distances to make different splatter patterns. You can also touch the end/edge of the straw against your nails to create some smudges.

Gravestone Nails

20131027-202351.jpgFor this design you’ll need grey, black and bottle green polishes, a toothpick and a small piece of a makeup sponge. I’ve used MUA’s Koala Bear, Collection 2000’s Liquorice, and Technic’s Sea Foam.

20131027-203645.jpgStep 1: apply two or three coats of grey polish and let it fully dry.

20131027-203757.jpgStep 2: paint the black polish onto the sponge, dab off most of it and dab it around the edges of your nail.

20131027-204004.jpgStep 3: do the same with the bottle green polish, except only apply this to the tip and one side of your nail.

20131027-204136.jpgStep 4: dip the toothpick in the green polish and draw on some curved lines and dots where you sponged on the green in step 3 to resemble grass or weeds.

20131027-204414.jpgStep 5: dip the toothpick in the black and write RIP in the middle of your nail. Don’t worry if it’s uneven, this looks better.

Last step for both designs:

20131027-204752.jpgClean up around your nails, apply a top coat and your done.

Hope you enjoyed this two-in-one tutorial, thanks for looking, Kirsteen.