Capture the spirit of All Hallows Eve with these easy, do-it-yourself gorgeous nails that literally scream.
How to: Apply a clear base coat to maintain the natural color of the nail. “I always recommend a base coat, as it gives a smooth surface and protects the nail,” says Tracylee Percival, New York City manicurist stars like Cameron Diaz and Mariah Carey.
DIY Halloween Nail Art Tips
For an application without complications, try using sticky tape or reinforcements. Place the tape horizontally across the finger, exposing only the tip of each nail. Then slide the color of your choice on the tip of the nail, making sure to go over the tape a little. “The film will serve as a guide to keep its straight lines,” says Tracylee.
With a steady hand, draw outlines of pumpkins, bats, creepy emblem or any you choose. Fill with the stylus to catch the eye of shadowy figures, but not the stress of perfection; “Nail art is not always perfect, that’s what makes nail art” reports Tracylee. End of layers of a layer of clear nail polish on their designs.
For super precision, invest in a striper brush (sold in beauty supply stores). Immersion polishing brush and slide 3 or 4 vertical stripes on the nail cuticle free edge (leave space between each strip) of. Repeat 2 or 3 cloves.
Clean your brush, and repeat the lines in a different color glaze. Expert Tip: Painting light colored stripes on the top so you can correct any imperfections with a darker stripes, Tracylee advised.
Blood splatter Eerie
Red Enamel spill something on a piece of wax paper and bathroom at the end of a straw. Blowing on the opposite side in each to give the illusion of blood spatter.
Clean around the cuticles with a Q-tip and nail polish remover before sealing with a matte top coat.