Halloween Manis

I really wanted to go all out with some festive nails this season, but I just couldn’t get into the mood. There’s an abundance of inspirational Halloween designs and styles that don’t look like they take too much effort to create; my issue is they just look a little.. “youthful.” Like, I’m too old to rock certain looks. Or I’m just not into Halloween like that. So I went on the hunt to find the oxymoron that is sophisticated Halloween nail art:

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I adore this simple style. It can easily be created with a thin striping brush and a steady hand. Plus the tone of this particular orange puts a twist on the traditional orange and black combo.

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With a classic black cat nail decal, you can use any base coat to make this Halloween nail design pop. Meowwww!!

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Sooo not a fan of the creepy stiletto nail, but it gets a pass this time of year. Even in solid black, this shape makes a statement. Add some spiked gems to your ring finger and bamm! These would definitely complete a cat or witch costume too!

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Try a little spin on the traditional white French tip by using the heart-shaped style in black or orange. Super fun meets classy!

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Black varnish always says gothic, dark, but at the same time, it’s timeless. Anyone can pull it off any time of the year, every season, but it works especially well for Halloween if you want to get into the spirit, but just a little. 

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Black tips are sexy and bold, and surely have some festive flavor. If you’re feeling a little  more spirited, try your favorite shade of orange as your main color, or use it as your tip color with a black base. This style can be created easily with striping tape. 

If you’re not into diy nails, a good aesthetician can create any of these simple nail art designs for you. But if you’re on a budget and/or feeling ambitious, take your time to try one out in the comfort of your own home [for free if you already have the tools you need.]  Sidenote: please make sure your cuticles aren’t scary; rough cuticles can really ruin an awesome paint job! 

What nail designs will you be dipping into?? Are you into more literal styles that scream Halloweeeeeen?! Happy painting, ladies!! Muah hahahaa!

 

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