so, it's now just over a week until halloween and i'm feeling pretty seasonal! i have hocus pocus and the nightmare before christmas ready to put on at any time, and i can't wait for some toasted pumpkin seeds- yum!
i mentioned trying some gradient style halloween themed nails, and have done a step-by-step below. i really hope it makes sense; with nail art i usually just make it up on the spot!
please let me know if you try these, i'd love to see how they turn out if you do :)
what i used:
natural collection base coat
rimmel tangerine queen
the body shop starry night
burts bees lip balm (i couldn't find my vaseline, but this worked just as well)
a small piece of sponge
first, apply your base coat and colour as normal.
next, using your finger or a cotton bud, rub vaseline on the skin around your nails. the sponge can create quite a bit of mess, and putting vaseline on first means that you should be able to wipe of any excess nail varnish pretty easily.
place a few drops of your chosen nail varnish onto a scrap of paper, and dab the sponge in.
i try to start off quite lightly, and then build it up with a few coats. i also try to keep it darker at the tips with a few more "scattered" drops towards the middle of the nail.
once you've done a few coats your fingers will probably look like this- a mess! but hopefully if the vaseline worked, you should be able to wipe the excess off with a cotton bud.
a little bit of cleaning, and voila! spooky and easy halloween nails.
p.s. thank you to everyone who commented about noah and the whale- they were bloomin' amazing!