Work The Monster Look
Fake blood? Check. Vampire fangs? Check. Mental Monster adorned nails? Double check. We’re obsessed with these cartoon-like monster faces from House of Holland Nails for Elegant Touch, £7.99, www.asos.com. The kit comes with nail glue, a nail file and ten nail sizes to fit, making a menacing monster mani super simple to create.
Go For A Vampy Hue
Ok, so you’ve planned your Halloween costume well in advance but forgot to sort the finer details like that oh-so-important nail shade. Fear not! Our fright night favourite hue is a rich, glossy blackened maroon shade such as Dior’s Vernis in Nuit 1947, £18.50, 0207 216 0216. It’s the perfect pairing for any scary outfit – bright or bloody – and won’t look outdated come the 1st November to boot.
Chains And Crosses Scream Halloween
Heading to a chic masquerade ball? Juku Nails’s gothic-inspired Black Inverted Transparent Nail Wraps, £7, www.marketplace.asos.com, are just what you need. They come with gothic-inspired stick-on embellishments such as gold chain links, and black and silver gem crosses that ensure you’ll turn heads – or at least your nails will – at any Halloween soiree.
Add Some Spooky Glitter
Dazzling OTT sparkles aren’t only for Christmas party season. Think of them as added glam factor for any creepy costume. We love a heavy helping of blackened purple glitter (try Butter London’s Nail Lacquer in The Black Knight, £12, www.butterlondon.co.uk) painted over a dark black nail polish base for a sinister twist. Or, cover just the tip of the nail for a ghoulish take on the French mani.
Trick Or Treat Your Nails
Scary pumpkins, haunted houses, ghosts and bonbons – if you, like us, love a traditional Halloween you have to try these Trick Or Treat nails from Elegant Touch, £7.95, www.eleganttouch.co.uk. Besides the frightening designs they’re ideal for the run-up to the 31st thanks to their on-trend slightly pointed ‘stiletto’ shape and easy-to-apply adhesive.
By Malena Harbers