October is a huge month in the nail art world. Why? Because Halloween is one of the best inspirations for nail art! So many opportunities! Many nail artists have a different mani for every single day of October! That’s insane to me! (I’m using a lot of exclaimation points!) … (!!!) …(!)
Anyway (awkward segue), I had plans. I started my Halloween mani list in September. It was a good list. It was also a big list. I had to do better than I did last year. As a nail artist, I pretty much shamed myself by doing one, single, solitary Halloween mani. (Insert embarrassment here). It wasn’t a bad mani. It was a great mani. But there was only one.
I had at least twenty nail art ideas on my list. I managed to do four manis. That’s it. Yep. But I’m feeling pretty good about it, because four is better than one. So I’m going to take you through my gallery of what I wore (on my nails) for the month of October.
I kicked off the month with a mani swap with @prettypinkypolish. She Halloweenized my Furiously Happy mani, and I recreated her radial gradient with spiderwebs.
Next up is the eyeballs. This was a huge idea, that was a huge pain in the butt. I hated it when I was done because it wasn’t exactly how I envisioned it. Some of it distorted. I was in a mood. I took it off immediately after taking pictures. Then I regretted taking it off so quickly when I went back and looked at pictures a few days later. I should’ve had more confidence in it. It wasn’t perfect, but it was pretty cool.
This one was my favorite.
Moving on, we have a super basic Halloween glitter mani. Orange base, and Halloween glitter. That’s it. It was simple and cute. I haven’t even put it on Instagram yet.
The last mani I’m going to show you is the one I’m most proud of. I didn’t go for cute, or pretty, or vampy… none of that! I stepped out of the box, and out of my comfort zone, and went all out gross!
My zombie nails!
That was all done with nail polish. It was fun going to the grocery store with my nails looking like that. Usually people will look at my nails and tell me they look nice. This time, people would glance at my nails and look away real quick, or grimace. My zombie mani made so many people uncomfortable! And that’s pretty much what I was aiming for.
I did do a bit of clean up after I took the pic. As cool as it looked, I couldn’t leave polish all over my fingers like that. I do feel like cleaning them up took away from the overall look, though.
They were still gross, just not as gross. I added a matte topcoat as well. I didn’t feel like zombie nails would be glossy.
And then the magical thing happened! When my real life friend @sunshineandpolish brought her kids over to trick or treat with my kids, she had delightfully disgusting, matching zombie nails! I don’t even have any words for how happy that made me!
So there you have it. My four, fabulous Halloween manis. I can make a goal to do more next year, but I’m making no promises.
Until next time!