It's nearly that time of year again, folks (how time flies when you're having fun). Yep, you guessed it: Halloween.
Makeup is a whole different ballgame, one which requires time, patience and relative skill, but, if you're going to put a tonne of effort into your face, you've kinda got to give the same amount of attention to your nails, too.
Behold: Halloween nail art ideas that are anything but boring. We have great DIY options to try at home, and some you may need to head to the nail salon for (unless you happen to be blessed in the artistic skills department). Whether you fancy realllly pushing the boat out, or playing it relatively safe, there's something for everyone here, so get crafting.
1. Frankin-babe stitch nails
But if you're looking for a more advanced stitch nail idea, this 3D set of stitched skin nails is gruesome yet... understated?
3. Dark blood reverse French tips
Thick, maroon blood is offset by gold foil on the ring finger on these cool, coffin nails.
4. Minimal ghosts
If extravagant nails aren't really your thing, ask for something simple but cute, like these little ghosts.
5. Dip dye with cobweb detail
Another understated nail art design from the queen of subtlety, Betina Goldstein, these tiny spiders don't need to be saved for Halloween.
8. Vampire teeth
So simple, so effective. Ask for long, pointy nails on your first and fourth finger to recreate fangs. The red tips makes them all the more realistic. If you've got long nails you're willing to chop you could create at home, or achieve similar by buying white stiletto press ons for the four fangs. You could try clipping them square for the others, or squaring off your own nails.
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