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Sunday, 27 October 2013

NOTD: Halloween Nail Art

With Halloween just around the corner, and today being Halloween Fancy Dress at work for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I thought it was the perfect time to share my Halloween nail art for this year! This was actually super easy to do, although I should have waited a bit longer for my base colours to dry, as the nail art pens did snag the purple a little..
I started with OPI Nail Envy as a base coat, then alternated OPI's 'Gargantuan Green Grape Matte', which took three coats, and 17 Lasting Fix Nail Polish in 'Woo Me', which was okay in two. I wish I'd used a slightly brighter purple but oh well - you live and learn! Then, I used my Barry M Nail Art Pen in Black to draw in the cobwebs, by first adding three or four straight lines for the main "spindles" and then filling in the strands in between with slightly curved lines. I gave the design a few minutes to dry before finishing off with JACAVA London's UV Inhibiting Top Coat* for a glossy shine, which sadly meant to matte effect of the OPI polish was lost. I'm pretty pleased with how they turned out, although I'll admit my right hand is not this neat!
Spider Web Nail Art
Halloween Spider Web Nail Art
Cobweb Nail Art NOTD
What do you think? Will you be doing any nail art this Halloween? What's your favourite type of nail art?

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  1. I really need to get my hands on the Barry M nails pens - they look fab and so easy to use. Lovin' the Halloween nails x


  2. This looks really cute! It freaks me out when adults go too far with halloween themed nails - but this is just subtle and amazing. Best halloween nail art I've seen so far!

    curlandpearls | bloglovin'

  3. These look really good Jess! I haven't done any Halloween nails this year, I feel like I'm too late. Might put some together tomorrow :)
    Amy x
    -A Little Boat Sailing-

  4. Your nails look absolutely amazing :) I need to try this design thanks for sharing <3


  5. Wow I love these! They look awesome!
    I can imagine that if I tried to do this, it wouldn't turn out half as good as yours!


  6. So pretty! I love it. Too bad I'm a nail biter :(


  7. This is so cute and simple! I love it (:

  8. These look amazing :) Love the 17 polish it's such a pretty shade x


  9. Oooo I love that you've kept it super girly with the pastel shades :) Lovely :)

    Rachel [at] AMomentInTime.


  10. Great idea! :) Love the nails :)


  11. These are so lovely, so wish I could do nail art. Think I'll have to hire you to complete my halloween outfit!

    Belle x
    Mascara & Maltesers

  12. I've nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! Check it out here http://gingerbreadsmiles.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/versatile-blogger-award.html x

  13. Ah they look so cute, you must have a really steady hand to do those cobweb details! xx

    Gemma ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie


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