halloween nails, halloween nail art ideas

It’s almost the most wonderful time of the year! Don’t worry; we’re not talking about Christmas just yet, we mean the spine-chilling spectacle that is Halloween. Halloween celebrations are just around the corner, which – if you’re anything like us – means you’ve probably already started thinking about your outfit, Hocus Pocus is on stand-by, and you’re looking for inspo for drop-dead gorgeous Halloween nails! 

Whether you’re planning a socially-distanced tipple or will be enjoying a cosy night in, one way to get into the Halloween spirit is by dressing up. You may be going the whole hog with a full fancy dress, or you may just be looking for that subtle little spooky-season touch; either way, Halloween nails are a must! Here at Naio Nails, we’re embracing all things that go bump in the night, bringing you our favourite thrilling Halloween nail art designs for inspiration this year.

Bloodthirsty Vampire Nails 

Vampires are a Halloween staple, and this screamingly good vampire bloody nail design is simple to achieve yet oh-so effective. A crucial part of these Halloween nails is the shape – you want a talon-esque stiletto shaped nails for a truly authentic vampire look. 

The nail design itself is pretty straightforward, so you don’t necessarily need to be a nail art pro to get this look down. The base of the nails are painted with a lovely subtle nude/ pink shade, while a darker blood-red layer is added to the cuticle and left to drip down the length of the nail for a menacing effect. The finished look is creepily elegant – ideal for teaming with a gothic dress for an eerie, eye-catching Halloween ensemble. 

Classic Fun Halloween Nails

If you’re looking for nails that just scream Halloween, these nails are just perfect for you. Think less creepy and more cute, with traditional Halloween colours and classic ghost, pumpkin and witch designs. 

These seasonal nails use alternating black and quintessential Halloween orange gel bases – for that perfect orange, check out our shade Jaffa Cake! Then, decorate each nail with detailed Halloween stamps for a fun finish that will turn heads at any Halloween event.

Pumpkin Nail Art

It’s not Halloween without pumpkins, and this eye-catching pumpkin nail art will add an instant Halloween vibe to any look! Taking a classic manicure and turning it on its head, this Halloween nail art design uses a pretty nude base with detailed pumpkin tips to create a fun, stylish and seasonal nail that is sure to dazzle this Halloween. 

We love the subtle touch of glam added to these nails with the use of Urban Graffiti shimmer gel polish – check out Carrot Top and Burnt Umber to nail this adorable Halloween design yourself at home.   

IT Pennywise Clown Nails

We really couldn’t chat about our favourite Insta Halloween nails without bringing up Kirsty; her recent Halloween nails are absolutely to die for. Join the Loser’s Club with these unique Halloween IT clown nails, guaranteed to become an instant talking point whatever your plans are this Halloween. 

We could honestly rave about these nails all day, but we’ll let Kirsty and our video below do the talking… 

Dark Ombre Nails

Another stunning option when it comes to Halloween nails is a vampy ombre like this one. This look lends itself perfectly to any Halloween outfit, and you can also play with colour combinations; we love these vampiric shades, but you could also opt for witchy greens.

Ombre nails are surprisingly easy to do once you’ve got the knack! You can find out exactly how to get this look by following the tutorial on our blog: how to do ombre nails like a pro.

Autumnal Nails

And finally, if intricate Halloween nail art isn’t quite your thing or you’re short on time when it comes to the day, why not embrace the season with some autumnal shades from our beautiful autumn gel polish collection? These sophisticated nail colours will make a stylish addition to just about any Halloween look while remaining a great choice all the way through to Christmas! 

Feeling inspired for the upcoming spooky season? Share your gothic nail art and Halloween nails with us on Instagram with the hashtag #naionails  – we can’t wait to see which ones you try! From Halloween nail art to autumnal tones, you can find a vast range of seasonal shades to stock up on in our full range of gel polish. Happy Halloween!

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