Halloween-Themed Nail Art Ideas

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Those of you who follow me on Twitter might know that I’ve a bit of an obsession with nail varnishes. I’ve been… well, let’s just say collecting them for quite a long time and I’m constantly on the lookout for funny, cute and creative nail art designs. Since Halloween is only a week away, I decided to share a few Halloween themed designs with you, just in case you’d like to make this year’s celebrations a little bit special.

Originally, I wanted to come up with my own designs but my week has been super crazy and I wouldn’t have had time to experiment and do some tutorials as well. So what I’m going to do instead is post some design ideas I’ve seen on the Internet in the past few days – designs that I found interesting and ones that I will try myself. To see the tutorials just click on the images and you’ll be redirected to the designers’ blogs.

Spider and bat nails by Polished Love Affair

This one looks really cute and I love white-based nail designs. Although I’m pretty sure it’s not as easy to do as it looks. I’ll definitely give this one a try, though.

Spiderweb Funky French by Kayla Shevonne


I love this one for its simplicity. It’s not over the top, not too gory and you don’t even need more than 3 colours.

Dripping Blood nails by Lacquered Me


I stumbled upon this dripping blood manicure on Lacquered Me’s site but there’s no tutorial on her blog. If you’d like to try this design, check out this video. It actually looks very simple and again, you only need two colours. Love it! :)

Frankenstein’s Monster Nails by Swatch and Learn

This one is something I’ve seen a LOT on Pinterest and I really like it. I got a lime green nail varnish only last week so I’m going to try this one first.

Pirate nails by Swatch and Learn

Hahaha! These little guys made me laugh so much. Mary at Swatch and Learn says she purposely tried to do a design that didn’t use too many colours so that it’s a look that more people will be able to attempt, regardless if you have a huge lacquer collection or not. And the tutorial is pretty straightforward too which is always a plus. :)

Black spiderweb nails by Syl and Sam

Again, it’s a super simple design – you only need one colour and one striper brush and that’s it. The funny thing is, I’ve never been able to get this striper brush business right. Never. In my entire life. I’ve tried using it for a few different designs but the result was always disastrously messy. But I’m not giving up!

Do you have any favourite nail designs for Halloween? Or are you going to give any of these a try? :)

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40 Responses to “Halloween-Themed Nail Art Ideas”

  1. Pragya says:

    Aww, I adore pirate nails, they are damn cute.

    I really like black spiderweb nails too.

    Would love to try them but I work in a mental health setting and not allowed to be that adventurous with my nails. :(
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  2. MamaJ says:

    I love these. Might have to give them a go on my kids during half term next week!
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  3. I’m not a big nail person, but these are awesome. I especially like the one with dripping blood. :)

  4. Where to begin…??? I love them all, I want them all!!! :)
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  5. Gaby says:

    These are amazing!!! It’s a shame I’m a disaster trying to do my nails :(
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  6. Sarah E. says:

    I absolutely love both the spider ones!

  7. Petra says:

    I love the spiderweb nails! :)
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  8. Ow wow, these are all great! I don’t paint my nails often but I want to try some of these in time for Halloween. :)

    Thanks for sharing, Vicky!
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  9. JennRenee says:

    The dripping blood one is creepy. I like the first white ones and the Frankenstein ones. How fun.
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  10. Kelsey says:

    Those are all so awesome, I love the last ones with the webs that you found, that’s one that I would probably try out. I’m just starting to get into putting nail polish on, but what I did last week was black and orange on the toes and they’re so awesome! Maybe next year I’ll make something awesome like these :) Thanks for sharing!
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  11. Melissa says:

    OMG! I so totally love the 1st one and the last one…but I am so clumsy…especially with my left hand…don’t know if I could ever pull it off!
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  12. That’s great! I’m also a fan of nail varnishes and I already have a nice collection of colors. I’m definitely going to try some of these out! The first one, Frankenstein & the pirates ^^
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  13. Bonnie says:

    Okay, the bloody manicure? Is awesome. I want to try that but anytime I try and do ANYTHING with my nails its disastrous (including use of the striper brushes!) Oh well, I shouldn’t give up either. :)

  14. WOW! I love these so much! Thanks so much for sharing them! I’m a beautician myself and I have to say these are some of the best designs I have seen, I couldn’t do them as well, lol! I think I will attempt the little pirates as they are mega cute. Bet I do them and end up going into labor, the midwifes will think I’m bonkers lol! :)
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  15. Henrietta says:

    I like the spiderweb ones :) Thanks for sharing them with us!
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  16. I love these designs! I definitely want to give the bloody manicure a go, it’s so simple yet so effective.
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    • Vicky says:

      Oh, do let me know if you do! Or just give me a shout on Twitter if you have a photo – I’d love to see it! :) I think I’ll start with the Frankenstein one.

  17. SweetMarie83 says:

    These are fantastic! My sister-in-law has a little side business where she designs nails, and she does this type of stuff. I particularly like the dripping blood ones, although I’d have any of them if I could! :-)
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  18. Alex says:

    I love the blood red nails! :) They look so easy to do.. might try them :) xoxo
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  19. Oh my I love them, especially Frankenstein’s Monster and the last one. I’d have no idea where to begin with these sorts of designs.
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