Run out of time to put a Halloween outfit together? Well help is at hand, literally! We've rounded up our favourite spooky Halloween nails for you to try at home - Halloween nail art just got easy!
No time to plan a Halloween costume but want to get into the spooky spirit?
Ladies, thanks to the wonder that is Pinterest there’s, quite frankly, no excuse not to be at least a little Halloween ready. If you’re not sure a full face of spooky make-up or an expensive costume is your thing, why not try out some Halloween nails?
And don’t worry, you don’t need to be a qualified nail technician to master these Halloween nail art looks! The secret is to set aside enough time to let the different layers of varnish dry, so that you can build them up into one of these brilliantly scary Halloween nail designs.
What’s more, if you have a little one that wants to get into the spirit this can be a great way to get them involved, you could even let them practice their own Halloween nail art ideas on you (if you dare… ).
Are you a fan of a classic red nail? Spook up your usual look with this fantastically frightening manicure! If red’s not your thing you could try any bright colour, like pumpkin orange.
Paint the bottom colour of choice first, leave long enough to dry, then add a touch of white to the edge of your nails. Once that’s dry you can add a fine line of black varnish with a cocktail stick and voila!
How effective is the red dripping ‘blood’ on these nail tips? And they couldn’t be easier to try yourself! Plus, we bet you have a white and a red nail varnish kicking around somewhere?
Simply paint nails white all over and then get creative with some red varnish. Add glitter for a bit of extra Halloween sparkle!
We’re watching you! We love these creepy eye balls Halloween nail art designs, and whilst they might look fiddly, all it takes is a little patience whilst the layers of varnish dry.
Create these brilliant eyeball nails with white, blue, black and red varnish for a super spooky manicure.
We love the simple yet effective design of these nails – just paint on black varnish, wait for it to dry, add the white spots and then the final black spot once the white has dried. Try submerging nails in a bowl of iced water to speed the drying process, too!
Choosing just one face to carve into your pumpkin is always tricky, but now we have the solution. Paint lots of different ones onto your nails instead!
Kids and adults alike will love this fun friendly Pumpkin faces, and don’t be put off by the detail either. Just grab a cocktail stick for the smaller sections, pratice makes perfect!
Simple but spooky, this Halloween nail design is actually easier to achieve than it looks. Just paint nails white, wait for the varnish to dry and then create spider web shapes with black varnish on a cocktail stick. You could even try reversing the design if you fancy a white on black look instead!
We absolutely love this hilarious zombie design and we reckon the kids will love mum’s nails too! These ones are definitely a little more fiddly than some of the others, so don’t worry if you don’t quite crack them first time round (hey, they’re zombies, they’re meant to look a little mangled!)
You can get really creative trying out different faces and adding the red varnish for the blood.
At first glance these look like colourful nails, it’s not until you look closely that you realise they’re perfectly painted pumpkins! If you have time to allow the different layers to dry then definitely give these a go. They’d even work without the yellow lines if those are a step too far!
How clever are these Halloween nail designs? You’ll need a steady hand to recreate the carefully painted teeth but it will be worth it when you have six of these scary chaps ready for showing off at Halloween.
With accent nails so popular at the moment, we love this Halloween version of keeping all your nails the same except for one designed nail. The black glitter varnish is great if you’re off to a Halloween party! If this particular design is a little too tricky for you, you could always just go for one orange nail for a spooky twist!
Speaking of accent nails, here’s another great design if you want to keep your Halloween manicure on the subtle side. You could try lots of different faces on your nails, so long as it’s extra spooky!
Work your inner Mummy with these creepy Halloween nail designs. We love how all the eyes are looking in different directions! The kids will absolutely love these Halloween nails!
If you’re worried about going too bright or bold with your Halloween nails then try this more subtle design. You could either leave them with the Halloween colours of orange and black or add the little spider on one nail.
Don’t fancy painting skeletons on all your nails? Instead, try keeping them all black and then paint on two halves of a skeleton on two of your nails. Simple but effective! Just take a cocktail stick and a bit of white nail varnish and hey presto – a skeleton buddy!
We love this way of keeping Halloween nails subtle but scary. Paint nails nude all over, then add an orange tip and finish off with a cocktail stick dipped in black varnish to create the stitching. This look would work with lots of different colours, so see what you have in your nail varnish drawer and get painting!
Scary face Halloween nails might just be our favourite, and these are the best of the bunch! You only need green, black and a dot of white varnish to create these goggle-eyed green monsters. Maybe make sure you take them off before the next school run though…
How amazing are these mummy nails? And all you need is tissue, base coat and white nail varnish! They’re so easy to do, just keep layering strips of tissue onto your nails when they’re damp from the white varnish, for these cool Halloween nail art design.
Find out how to create these mummy nails
Oooh, how creepy are these Halloween nails? They might look a bit out there but actually, all you need it black nail varnish and some black powder (there are loads of different craft sites online where you can buy a tub for around £3).
These are guaranteed to give the kids a fright – perfect if you’re on trick or treat duty this year!
There’s something scarily realistic about the blood effect on these Halloween nails. And they’re actually really easy to achieve – simply paint nails white and then, with a little diluted red varnish, use your thumb to stamp ‘blood’ onto each one. The messier the better, gruesome!