5 Halloween Nail Art Tutorials For When You CBA With A Costume

28 October 2015, 09:36 | Updated: 17 July 2017, 12:11

We the Unicorns

By Hollie-Anne Brooks

Nailed it!

Nail art is one of those things that you can either do really well or you suck at but, either way, it's really fun. The holiday season is the perfect time to turn your fingertips into mini works of art so we've compiled a list of some really easy - but very impressive- tutorials.

So if you seriously can't be bothered to go all out this Halloween or just want to up the drama even more, give these quick tutorials a go. And if you attempt one, let us know how you got on.

Blood splatter nails

This tutorial requires only two colours (white and a deep red) and takes next to no time. You'll get some (a lot) of mess so have the polish remover on hand and maybe do this on some newspaper as opposed to your duvet cover.


The spooky take on the French manicure

Forget the princess inspired white and pearly pink French manicure, it's time to go ghoulish. This tutorial uses orange but we reckon greens would look equally as great for a Frankenstein look.


Spider web nails

If you're not in a position where you can go crazy with your nails (like in a strict workplace, for example) then get on the ring finger manicure and give a nod to spooky season. Matte black nails look great in Autumn/Winter time anyway so the addition of a white nail with a neat web still looks chic and (fairly) sensible.


Pumpkin nails

The joy of this tutorial is you can make every pumpkin have a different expression- sad, excited, angry and even heart-eyes if you so desire. If doing all 10 nails like this seems tricky, just opt for the ring finger like the spider tutorial above.


Glow in the dark alien nails

We've left our favourite to last and whilst these require a little more skill than average, we think they're worth it. The secret to making the nails glow in the dark? A special powder which is applied over the nail polish. Spooky stuff!


Now, is it too cheesy to say #NailedIt?