Nail Friday: Halloween Fingers (With Video!)
Happy impending Halloween, Feminspire readers! To mark the occasion of Feminspire’s favorite holiday (besides my birthday – Pi Day everyone!) I bring you an extra-special, awkward-as-shit Nail Friday VIDEO TUTORIAL. In the video below I will show you how to do five, count ‘em five, different Halloween-themed nail designs. I will also test the boundaries of Rhiannon’s patience with my truck driver mouth and general sassy demeanor. Shall we?
For this tutorial you will need the following colors of polish: white, black, green, orange, nude, yellow, and red. You will also need a small nail art brush (or nail art pen), a dotting tool, and a top coat. You should start each nail with a base coat you trust.
1. Pumpkin nail – Paint the entire nail orange. Add a dot of green polish to the base of your nail in the center. This will be the stem. Taking your thin nail art brush (or nail art pen), use black to make rounded stripes down the nail that will create the pumpkin’s ridges. In retrospect, I should’ve used a darker orange as the black was a bit too harsh. Hindsight is 20/20, folks!
2. Mummy nail – Paint the entire nail white. Using the thin nail art brush (or nail art pen) create lines that resemble bandages across your nail. Make one of these lines thicker than the rest so that the mummy’s eyes peek though. Grab a larger dotting tool (or pen/bobby pin) and dip it into your yellow polish. Dot two yellow eyes inside the thicker black line you made. Wait for these dots to dry for about five minutes and then repeat using a smaller dotting tool with black to make the pupils.
3. Blood nail – Paint the entire nail nude. Using your red color, drag the polish from the tip of your nail downward to form drips. Don’t worry about the shape being perfect.
4. Frankenstein nail – Paint the entire nail green. Using your black polish, outline your cuticle area to create Frankenstein’s hair. Next, using your large dotting tool (like you did for the mummy’s eyes) pick up some white polish and make two dots where his eyes should be. While waiting for those to dry (five minutes), use your thin brush (or nail art pen) and some black polish to create the mouth. Start with a straight line across and then make a couple short lines across (and perpendicular to) the first one in order to create a stitched look. Finally, using the smaller dotting tool, place two black dots inside the white dots for his pupils. This nail is the most complicated but, in my opinion, the freaking cutest.
5. Ghost nail – Paint the entire nail white. Using the dotting tool, pick up some black polish and make two black eyes. You can stop here or make a howly mouth like I did. In order to make the mouth, repeat what you did to make the eyes and, rather than making just a dot, drag the dotting tool down a bit to create more of a long, howling mouth look. This nail was the easiest for me to do!
Wait about five minutes for each nails to dry before applying your top coat (so none of the colors run). I hope you guys enjoyed my first foray into being on camera for public viewing. Comment below with suggestions, links to a charm school program, and/or how badly you want to see my bunny featured in the next video tutorial (if I’m ever allowed to make more).