I’m not dressing up to go trick-or-treating, but I wanted to do something with my nails. This year, I didn’t have much time to work on intricate designs on my nails so I went with the easy route. Plus, I could not find my nail art tools! I was stuck with using a bobby pin instead of a dotting tool. I had this elaborate plan for how I wanted to do my nails, but I had to rethink everything. Since this is such a simple look, it can be easily recreated. Keep reading if you would like to see what polishes I used.
I used just 3 polishes for this manicure. Sinful Colors Black Magic, OPI LLincoln Park After Dark and OPI Alpine Snow. I used Lincoln Park After Dark as my base, it’s a vampy blackened berry color. I wanted to use a color that is almost black to give a little more of a mysterious feel.
An additional black polish is optional if you want to use it for the little spooky eyes. I used a bobby pin to create the dots for the eyes. If you can’t find a bobby pin, probably because of those wicked bobby pin stealing creatures, you can always use a toothpick or any small pointed object. I thought this manicure needed a little something, so I added my favorite Halloween glitter, Sinful Colors Black Magic.
Black Magic polish was LE, but it can still be found on eBay. There are tons of polishes similar that have been released lately. Check out China Glaze’s Loco-motive or NYC’s Rule the City (Fashion Queen Collection). They’re not dupes though, these two have red glitter instead of orange like Black Magic.
In this picture, you can really see that my base is not a simple black. The berry tones show through more in this picture.
I liked that I needed just one tool for this look and it was an item that I’m sure everyone has. If you’re limited on time and supplies, try this out for yourself!
Enjoy the plethora of candy around you. Cuddle up in the blankets with a bowl of popcorn and chocolates beside you and watch your favorite scary movie, or maybe Hocus Pocus? Happy Halloween!