Last year i missed Halloween as i was ill, so this year i am combating any illness with happy thoughts from my nails.
Below are a variety of nail designs for Halloween this year. You can do as i have and have something different for each nail or choose one (maybe it goes with your outfit?) and keep the theme across all your nails.
*Warning* you definitely need a steady hand for this, but give it a go. These are Halloween nails after all, so if the face of your ghost gets a little smudged then just call it artistic development and say its to make it look that little bit more scary…
This first hand is my favorite, it was much easier to paint as i’m right handed. It also contains my favorite two designs the mummy face (on my thumb) and the monochrome ghost (on my ring finger). I think for Halloween i will be going monochrome and a mixture of these two designs.
This hand i experimented with texture and colour, to be honest it was pretty fun. I also love how versatile my new Barry M nail foil is!
I have seen lots of nail art recently focusing on the tip of the nail, especially lots of pastel tips instead of the traditional white tip to the french manicure. A lot of these have based on a darker or lighter shade of the one on the tip or are on a nude base.
By Sarah Redman
It is no secret I love a bit of nail art, so I will try all the latest trends (that I can afford)
So to get at bit of nail inspiration whilst at work the other day was great. My manager Lynn was rocking a fabulous mani pedi, in a fushia pink with diamanté’s in the nail bed of the big toe.
I couldn’t believe I haven’t tried this before, it seems the obvious answer to the chipping off of a diamanté design on the end of the ring figure nail. So I had a go the other night using my new Art Deco nail polish in 221 ceramic nail lacquer (Which I adore for its non-chip great coverage and shine with only one coat. So worth the price tag) and some gold/bronze nail diamanté’s from nail rock set in the nail bed of my ring finger nail.
I love the contrast and whilst Lynn’s may have had a variety of shades from an awesome pack from Primark, I have decided to follow the colour block trend.
Have you experimented with your nails recently or tried this style, leave us a comment or Tweet us @thesarahsblog
The craze of glitter nails has dominated the majority of nail stands, almost to the point that I completely forgot about the edgy shatter effect. I love a bit of sparkle but the shatter adds a more urban and quirky feel to any outfit. In case you want to try out this effect yourself, I used Barry M Berry 308 and Barry M 311 Nail Effects, many other brands also offer this look but I adored the soft lavender shade and thought i’d be daring and go for a harsh black shade on top, for ultimate contrast.