Hallowe’en Nail Art Ideas

Halloween Nail Art IdeasCan you believe that Hallowe’en is almost here? Since this year I haven’t had time to do as much Hallowe’en nail art as I would’ve liked, I decided to do a ’round-up’ type of post with Hallowe’en Nail Art Ideas in case you’re looking for some ideas.

You can click on the links or photos for each to be taken to the original blog post with the tutorial where I showed you how to recreate the look with step-by-step written instructions and visual aids.

As usual, if you try out any of the looks, I would love to see how yours turned out (and I’m sure that other readers would enjoy seeing it, too)! Please feel free to share photos of your nail art on my Facebook wall. 🙂

Halloween Nail Art Ideas

** Click on the links or photos below to go to the tutorial **

Candy Corn Nails

Not only is this sweet-treat design very quick to whip up on last-minute notice, but it only requires 3 different colours.

Halloween Candy Corn Nail Art Tutorial & Swatches

Skull Nails

This is one of the simplest Hallowe’en design I’ve ever done, and it only uses two colours, which you probably already have. However, you’ll need a striper brush for the teeth and a dotting tool (but you could also use the end of a bobby pin or an old makeup brush).

Skull Nails Nail Art & Swatches

Neon Skull Nails

 After I enjoyed wearing the traditional skull nails, I decided to put a twist on it and add some fun colour. Who says that skeletons have to be just black and white? Dare to mix things up and put Technicolour twists on classic designs. 😉

Neon Skull Nail Art Nails Photos

Witch Nails

If you own the first BundleMonster nail-stamping set, you’ll have the image plate with the witch flying on her broomstick. With some yellow in the background, it looks like she’s flying across the yellow moon.

Flash Witch Nails Halloween Nails Nail Art Tutorial

Mummy Nails

Here’s another super-easy design that uses very few polishes. To get an underground-comic-book feel, make the lines really sketchy and give a ‘wrapped’ effect by painting the lines in different directions.

Sunlight Mummy Nails Halloween Nail Art Tutorial

Frankenstein’s Monster Nails

By painting your nails green, adding a little emo hair and putting stitches onto the mouth, you can turn what would otherwise be a regular face into Frankenstein’s Monster.

Flash Frankenstein's Monster Nails Tutorial & Swatches

Spider & Web Nails

Channel Charlotte’s Web by wearing some cobwebs on your nails and accenting one or a couple with spiders with yellow eyes. This look hardly takes any time at all, so if you’re in a pinch, try this one out.

Flash Spider Manicure Nail Art Tutorial

Haunted House Nails

Out of all the Hallowe’en designs I’ve done, this one was my absolute favourite because whenever I think of fright night, the first thing that comes to mind is this scene.

Sunlight Halloween Nail Art Haunted House Nails Tutorial & Swatch

Pirate Nails

And, I’m sure you remember these little guys because this is the most recent design. 🙂 Again, it’s very simple and uses just a few colours.

Nail Art Tutorial Pirate Nails Photos

I’ll be trying my hand at one more Hallowe’en design. Hopefully I’ll have it ready and posted before the 31st, but we’ll see. 😉

Do you know what will be on your nails this Hallowe’en? 


14 thoughts on “Hallowe’en Nail Art Ideas

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Karen!

      Thank you! 🙂 I really try hard to keep the majority of my designs simple…mainly so that I can do them (haha) and so that others don’t feel intimidated and will try to replicate the looks. Having fun is the most important thing!

  1. Faye

    Perfect idea nail design for this coming Halloween! I think I can do it on my own. I love the skull design and I think its not hard to do. 🙂

  2. maddy

    Awesome nail art. I think I might try the Frankenstein one and the spider web one. Are you dressing up for Halloween? If yes, what are you going to be?

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey maddy!

      I usually dress up for Hallowe’en, but this year maybe be the very first year where I don’t go to a party! Things are realllly hectic for me lately because in addition to having a full-time job, I’m also doing freelance writing on the side for some extra cash. But, in the rare event that I’ll have time to go out on the 31st, I’d just wear my favourite Hallowe’en costume – it’s a dark angel (all black, with black wings, black halo, and a cool dress with lace, mesh, and other fabric all in black)! The quality of that costume is so good, too. It’s as comfortable as regular clothing and doesn’t even feel like a costume. Haha, if I were a goth, I’d wear that in public all the time. (But I’m too chicken to do that.)

      Will you be dressing up?

    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Gabriella!

      No, there’s no special polish that you need. As long as the black polish is relatively opaque (or fully opaque) in one coat, it’ll work. You just need a thin striper brush to paint on the thin lines. But, if you have a black striper polish, even better! Hope that helps!


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