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5 Nail Art Design Ideas to Embrace The Spirit of Halloween

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  5 Nail Art Design Ideas to Embrace The Spirit of Halloween

The spooky season has commenced – sprinkled generously with horror movie marathons, trick or treating, and, of course, costume parties.

Wish to dabble in the festivities while sparing yourself the ‘horror’ (pun intended) of coming up with something elaborate? Well, if that's the case, you have landed on the right page! Embrace this kooky and eerie season with spruced up nail designs and nothing more. Moreover, this is the perfect way to indulge in the theatrics of Halloween without splurging the big bucks – trust me (cries in broke).

From a coat of solemn black to channel your inner Goth Goddess to a wash of pretty pink that screams Barbiecore, here’s a list of the five best nail art ideas for Halloween.

1. Tingle My Spidey Senses

spider web nail design for halloween

The mere sight of cobwebs gives many the heebie-jeebies (I happen to be one of those). So, why not channel this terror into creatively done nails? Use a swipe or two of black nail paint to perfect the opacity. Once the paint is dry, follow it up with a white nail polish to design the spider web! Add a layer of nail lacquer for the high-shine, mirror-like finish.

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2. Don’t Ghost Me

ghost nail design for halloween

Halloween is incomplete without the rattling yet kind-of adorable sheet ghosts. From decorations to costume ideas (ah, a classic), the world can never seem to get enough of these renditions. If you wish to play peek-a-’boo’ with your nail design, summon a white nail paint to create blobs on the nail bed. Once dry, use a jet black colour to sketch the eyes on this cute monstrosity. If you wish your ghost version to be snazzy, add a layer of glitter atop the polish!

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3. Dagger to The Heart

bloody nail design for halloween

We couldn't help but feel a fatal attraction to this nail art design. It is easy-to-create at home and wickedly delicious. Use a crimson hued-paint and drip it onto the nail bed from the edges. Alternatively, sprinkle the colour with a spare toothbrush to recreate a more realistic, straight-from-a-crime-scene vibe.

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4. Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice

pumpkin lanterns nail design for halloween

This holiday season is known to glorify one mundane veggie, the pumpkin, generously. Bet you already knew that, unless you’ve been living under a rock. Be it the smell of spiced lattes wafting through the air or the beautiful veggie carvings used for lanterns, pumpkin is undoubtedly the essence of Halloween. So, why not embrace the kooky season with a pumpkin inspired mani! Use an orange tint on the enamel and follow up with thin, ‘barely there’ parallel red lines to replicate the unique pumpkin texture. Finally, draw a pair of eyes, a crooked mouth, and you’re good to go.

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5. Simple yet Spooktastic

skull nail design for halloween

Last but not least – we bring a sinister treat for your nails. Use a piercing black to cover your nails thoroughly. Once the paint is dry, opt for a white to create deep hollows for a pair of eyes and a stitched up mouth to ape a scary skull. If your drawing skills are questionable (like mine), let the pitch black sit untouched on your nails and call it a day.

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