Halloween Nails

Something wicked this way comes…

Just because it’s Halloween, doesn’t mean all sense of class and decency has to go out of the window. Audrey Hepburn once declared ‘I believe in manicures’…you would NEVER find her at an All Hallows party dressed as a giant pumpkin without her nails perfectly matching her outfit!

Black & White

Channel the eternally chic black and white palette with these eerily elegant ideas.

  Perfect these looks with OPI’s My Boyfriend Scales Walls and Essie’s Licorice.

If, like us, you’re a leeetle bit, how can we put it…RUBBISH at nail art, these babies are maximum impact for minimum effort. Check out spoonful.com for the how-to info.

Spooky eyeballs

‘Ooooh!’ (That’s the reaction you will receive when you flash these talons, courtesy of Polished Love Affair, at your Halloween shindig.) A steady hand is definitely needed, so probably best to begin the process before you’ve had a few glasses of pumpkin punch.

Black & white scary manicure

Who would’ve thought Beetlejuice could be such a tasteful fashion icon?

Beetlejuice nails

 

Essie Orange, It's ObviousOPI Hot & Spicy

 Orange

Nothing says Halloween like a burst of bright orange! OPI’s Hot & Spicy and Essie’s Orange it’s Obvious are the perfect popping shades of pumpkin.

 

For general catwalk-inspired nail inspiration, we definitely recommend that you check out the gorgeous blog Miss Ladyfinger.

Hair raising spider nails

Green

If it’s Frankie who floats your boat, (thanks to Nails by Kayla Shevonne) nail the look (see what we did there?!) with Nicole by OPI’s Daffy Dill– a wickedly satisfying shade of slime.

 Frankenstein monster manicure

Nicole by OPI Daffy Dill

Blood Red & White

For these bloody good nail tips (Groan!) editor in chief of Nail It! magazine Stephanie Lavery used a very pale pink here- but a white, or nude base under OPI’s Big Red Apple would work equally as well.

Blood red talons

And finally, our favourite eerie manicure for fright night…drum roll please…

Mummy Dearest by Peace Love Polish

Surprisingly simple, but a guaranteed talking point at any spooky soirée!

Mummy Dearest

So, go forth fellow revellers and enjoy bobbing for apples, trick or treating and creating jack o’lanterns, safe in the knowledge that your ghoulishly gorgeous manicure will be the talk of the ghost-town. (We just had to get that one in!)

sam

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