photo via Swellmayde for Style Stories
Stumped on a costume, or just not feeling the whole dressing up thing this year? Or maybe you just want a more sophisticated, daytime-appropriate way to show off your Halloween spirit all week long? Try some awesome DIY nail art. From cute and subtle to frightfully creative, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite (totally wearable!) designs to inspire your Halloween edition #nailedit.
via Julie Ann Art
1. Candy Corn Nails
Because what is Halloween without candy corn? This super-sweet mani is a spin on the classic French.
Get the tutorial at Julie Ann Art.
via Top Coat It
2. Mummy Nails
The painted-on googly eyes give these mummy nails an adorable touch.
Get the tutorial at Top Coat It.
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via Wonderously Polished x Lulu’s
3. Glow-in-the-Dark Blood Splatter
Lindsay of Wondrously Polished created this incredible blood-dripping mani using glow-in-the-dark white polish as a base for an extra-spooky effect.
Get the tutorial at Lulu’s.
via The Nailasaurus
4. Halloween Patchwork
Kind of how we’d imagine the Bride of Frankenstein might do her nails for date night.
Get the tutorial at The Nailasaurus.
via One Nail To Rule Them All
Because you absolutely need some pumpkin nails to go with your pumpkin-flavored everything this month.
Get the tutorial at One Nail To Rule Them All.
via Syl and Sam
6. Spiderweb Nails
The matte finish gives this spiderweb design a luxe salon feel, but it’s actually super-simple to recreate.
Get the tutorial at Syl and Sam.
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via Kayla Shevonne
7. Halloween Dots
Use Halloween colors like orange and green to create polka dots on a black polish base. So festive and easy.
Get the tutorial at Nails by Kayla Shevonne.
via Flails and Nails
8. Day of the Dead
While definitely not suited for a nail art newbie, this sugar skull Dia de los Muertos-inspired mani is just too cute not to include!
Get the tutorial at Flails and Nails.
via Swellmayde for Style Stories
9. Spooky Accent Nails
For a more subtle touch, try limiting your spooky design to an accent nail, like blogger Aimee Santos did for this look.
Get the tutorial by Swellmayde at Style Stories.
via A Girl and Her Polish
Totally polished (ahem) and monster-free, this color scheme feels festive while still being 100 percent office-friendly.
Get the tutorial at A Girl and Her Polish.
Bonus: Batty Nail Decals
If you’re looking at all of the above and thinking, that’s nice, but I have ZERO artistic talent, we recommend getting some fun decals to stick right on your nails. We love these by MakeitStickDesigns ($5 for set of 50), available at Etsy.com.
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