Five Scarily Good Nail Art Ideas To Try This Halloween


This year Halloween is likely going to be a little different to normal. While it may not be safe to go out trick or treating, or for a night out in fancy dress, there’s nothing stopping you from getting in the spooky spirit at home!

Whatever your plans involve on the 31st, painting your nails is a fun (relatively easy) way of getting into the Halloween mood. Need some nail art inspiration? Here are five of our favourite scarily good Halloween nail art ideas to recreate…

Dripping Blood Halloween Nail Art

If you’re not that confident with your nail art skills, this is a look that won’t be too hard to create. Simply paint your nails a mix of red and white and then, once dry, carefully paint drips of blood onto your white talons. And, if painting on small intricate details are a little outside of your comfort zone, why not opt for Halloween nail stickers to add that final finishing touch!

Try this look out yourself:

Little Monsters Halloween Nail Art

If you’d prefer something more colourful than the usual dark Halloween inspired colour palette, this monster manicure is for you. A mix of purple and green, with small white and black details, brings these little horrors to life!

Try this look out yourself:

Black And White Bats Halloween Nail Art

Bold and beautiful. The black and white Halloween inspired design on these talons couldn’t be simpler to recreate. Paint your nails either black, or black and white stripes (or why not both?) and then try your hand at adding a small bat or two! Again if this is a little too tricky for you, try Halloween bat nail stickers instead!

Try this look out yourself:

Pretty Little Pumpkins Halloween Nail Art

Halloween doesn’t always have to be scary. And these cute little pumpkin and ghost inspired nails prove just that. This Halloween nail art idea is a softer, more subtle design, ideal for those who prefer more neutral nails. Start of with a nude base, paint on delicate black lines and then finish with perfect little pumpkins and gorgeous little ghouls.

Try this look out yourself:

Spooky Spider Web Halloween Nail Art

Nothing screams Halloween more than black and orange! A mix of matte and lustrous paints make this nail art design creepily clever, and an added element of glitter makes this look gorgeously glam too. Paint your nails in black and orange, and add spiders webs in the other colour on top!

Try this look out yourself:

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Emily Cotton

Emily Cotton

Beauty Editor

I'm someone who loves getting glammed up, but I feel like I never have enough time. Frequently running between work, the gym and seeing friends means my makeup routine is quick and often touched up on the go. Therefore, beauty products that serve as multi-purpose are perfect for me - a blush that works for cheeks and lips is a must in my makeup bag!