We are always impressed by the ingenuity of the top nail artists on the web, but especially on Halloween, when nails become weird, phantasmal, and utterly brilliant.
Chalkboard Nails nail art blogger extraordinaire Sarah White says, “The ghosts of untrained nails don’t seek you out this Halloween!” “Complementary or coordinated nail art can be the perfect finishing touch for your dress. No one to prepare? Celebrate the spirit of the season with candy corn or jack-o-lantern nail art, or go the scary route with skulls, blood drips, or eyes!
Haunted house nail art
Gradient yellow-orange backgrounds are an uplifting backdrop for Pshiiit’s haunted houses, willow trees, black cats and crows.
Halloween pattern nail art
From cobwebs to candy corn to stylish stripes, this mix-and-match money is everything from Daily Something!
Shiny nail art faded
We love how Nelasaurus mixed colors and effects in this shiny mani. This is a glamorous lake on Halloween noir that is perfect for dark cocktails.
Spiderweb nail art
The chalkboard nail’s inspiration for this dark evening mani is downright poetic: “I had this vision of Spiderweb, lit in darkness, shining with rain.” To that end, she started at the base of the naval shield, then freed the kaboos with a nail art brush, before finally finishing with drops of shimmer.
Tip: No time for nail art? We love White’s shortcut suggestion: “Paint on a shiny dark polish for a scary mani that will stick to it even when the sun goes down.”
Smoke nail art
We have never seen watercolor nails like this before! The chalkboard nail used technology to create ominous smoke bills against a black background. Perfect with a witch costume or LBD.
Candy Corn Nail Art
What makes this candy corn inspired manicure so awesomely cool? A matte topcoat, which leaves the nail with a creepy, soft-focus effect.
Eye nail art
The chalkboard nail created a supercharged eye manicure for the holidays, complete with a rainbow of bloodshot veins and iris colors, all on a festive orange backdrop.
Brain nail art
If you really want to freak out your friends, then paint on this mindless design from a chalkboard nail. The color palette of watermelon, gunmetal and coral is amazingly instant – and easy to make with a nail art pen.
Polka dot nail art
This daily varnish design could not be simpler: start with an opaque black base, then add irregular dots in orange and white.
Crisp Straps Nail Art
This money is so clean and well organized from Sammy of Nelasaurus, we will also wear it in October’s business meeting or dinner date.
Colorblock Nail Art
Petite Pintur used Halloween’s mellow treat colors to create a festive – but still chic – Halloween manicure. Sophisticated touch? A shiny gold accented nail.
Jack-o-lantern nail art
French blogger Pshiiit Pumpkin drew a different face on each nail for a unique take on the nail.