Are you as excited for Halloween as I am? If I could dress up in a costume every day of October, I would. Unfortunately, once you reach a certain age that’s not exactly appropriate. Instead, I can interject some Halloween spirit with Halloween nail art designs. Sometimes, Halloween nails can also really improve my costume – bloody nails for a zombie costume, long, pointy nails for a witch costume, or animal-print nails to go with a jungle creature costume.
Salon or DIY for your Halloween Nails?
Are you unsure whether you should do your nails at home, or get them done by a professional? First decide what kind of nails you want, and how steady your hand is. For some Halloween nail designs, doing it yourself at home is totally doable. All you need is a few Halloween-themed nail stickers, and some orange and black nail polish. You’ll also see some simple bloody Halloween nail design ideas, which would be pretty easy to achieve.
On the other hand, if the design you want is very complicated, or requires a nail printer, going to a salon might be for the best. In every city there are at least a few nail artists that are pros at creating really unique designs. Additionally, Halloween is a great time to go out of your comfort zone, with gel nails or pointy acrylics -you can simply use them to accentuate a cat or witch costume.
Great Halloween Nails Are Healthy Halloween Nails!
To make sure your Halloween manicure looks truly fabulous (or that you have enough space to draw all those intricate designs), make sure your nails are strong and healthy. This is doubly important if you’re going to do something more intense, like acrylics.
• Make sure to regularly moisturize your nail beds with coconut oil or shea butter.
• Get enough calcium and vitamin B in your diet, or take a supplement.
• File your nails with an emery board, instead of trimming them.