Happy Halloween everyone! I hope you have had a very festive Halloween season! I’m finishing things off with a classic Halloween mani that sports many of the themes that are dear to my heart!
- For this manicure, I started by applying my favourite base coat, Orly Bonder, to all of my nails.
- For the base colour I painted my thumb, middle finger and pinky black (Maniology Straight Up Black Stamping Polish), and my pointer and ring fingers white (Maniology Bam! White Stamping Polish).
- For all the designs in this mani I used the Lina Nail Art Supplies Spookilicious! 01 Stamping Plate, as usual. This is an awesome plate for Halloween because it has a variety of designs on it, from zombies to witches and ghosts to typical Halloween designs like candy corn.
- For my thumb and ring fingers I reverse stamped pumpkins and candy corn, respectively. For both I used a black stamping polish (Born Pretty Store #3) and I filled in the pumpkins with a sparkly orange (Zoya Amy) and the candy corns with a sparkly yellow (China Glaze Lighthouse) and the same sparkly orange. Since the base of the candy corn nail was already white, I didn’t need to fill in the tips of the candy corns. I did this all with the UberChic Beauty Detail Nail Art Brush. What reverse stamping means is that you transfer the pattern from the plate onto your stamper with a polish shade that you want to be your outline, and then you fill in the design with different polish colours directly on the stamper. After that has dried, you can then stamp the whole pattern onto your nail.
- Before applying the reverse stamped designs, I applied another coat of base coat to my thumb and ring fingers and allowed them to dry for a minute or two. This made the nail slightly tacky, so that the designs would transfer better. I then transferred the designs.
- For the pointer finger I used a metallic purple stamping polish (Maniology Ultra Violet Stamping Polish) to directly stamp some ghosts.
- On the middle finger I stamped on a classic Halloween design with cobwebs and bats using two different stamping polishes, a white (Maniology Bam! White) and an orange (Maniology Pumpkin Head). When you apply a small amount of each to half of the design on the plate, and scrape it, you can get a gradient design.
- Finally for the pinky I stamped on a spider web design with a silver stamping polish (Born Pretty Store #2), and topped it off with a few metallic purple spiders (Maniology Ultra Violet) to really tie things in!
- I finished off the mani by applying the Maniology Smudge Free Top Coat (Use code SUPERNOVA10 to save 10% off Maniology purchases (affiliate)), followed by my regular glossy top coat (Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat).
I think this was a great way to finish off the Halloween season! I have to tell you, I’m already excited to start getting my 12 Days of Nailmas ready!
Watch my video tutorial below to see how it was done!