The Halloween spirit is still in full swing here at Old World New, and for the occasion we have a guest post today by Mehwish of Wonder Wishy Nail Art bringing you a simple DIY Halloween nail art tutorial. I say simple because I was able to recreate it, and that’s something special. haha! So let’s get to it! Mehwish, take it away!
Hello everyone! The weather is finally cooling down and the leaves are turning (maybe not in Texas, but somewhere), which means the first big holiday of Fall is just around the corner! In keeping with the holiday spirit, Addie and I thought it might be nice to help everyone get in a festive mood with a little tweak to your personal style. I have here a very simple, very cute manicure you can do on yourself or a friend to kick off the great month of tricks, treats, and scary movies!
What you’ll need:
Orange polish (Barielle: Gotta Have Fate)
Black polish (Nailtini: Espresso)
Gold polish (Sally Hansen Diamond Strength: Infinity Band)
Green polish (Sinful Colors: Exotic Green)
Base and Top Coat
(These are just the polishes I used, but you can substitute any of these with what you have or brands that you prefer)
1. Start with clean, dry nails; file and shape if needed.
3. Use your black polish to paint two solid coats on your index finger and pinky nail. The index finger will be the pumpkin nail, so you want to do this before painting your other nails so it has time to dry a bit before we add art to it.
4. Apply a thin layer of gold metallic polish on your ring finger; the color doesn’t have to go all the way to the tip of the nail since we will be using two more colors for the chevron. Use the same gold polish to apply two solid coats to your thumb nail.
5. Now, with a steady hand, take your orange polish and carefully drag the brush in a downward diagonal motion first from one side of your ring finger to the middle of the nail, then from the other side to middle to form a v-shape.
6. Use the same orange nail polish to apply two solid coats to your middle finger.
7. With your black polish, make another v-shape at the bottom third of your ring fingernail.
8. Going back to your index finger, use your orange polish brush to make two humps halfway down the nail (lower if you have longer nails).
9. Take your green polish and, using a toothpick, make your pumpkin stem.
10. For this step, you can use a black nail art striper or a toothpick dipped in black polish. I used a striper to make the eyes on my jack-o-lantern. Just make two upside down v’s and fill in.
11. Optional: if you want to give your pumpkin more character, you can make little lines going outward from the stem, but just far enough to where the lines don’t interfere with the rest of the design.
12. Use a fast-fast-dry topcoat to finish off your manicure and proceed to be awesome.
I really hope you enjoy your Halloween manicure and get lots of compliments! A big thank you to all of you reading this post and to Addie for the opportunity of doing this collaboration with her; its been a blast!
Thank you so much for this lovely tutorial, Mehwish! I recreated this nail look on my sweet little friend (my hand-eye coordination on my own nails has no game compared Mehwish)! Hopefully I can meet up with Mehwish soon to get this look for myself! Like Mehwish said, I hope you give this fun tutorial a try. It is just another creative way to be festive and get in the holiday spirit, like the DIY pumpkins! Be sure to stop by Wonder Wishy Nail Art to see of Mehwish’s fun and lovely nail designs.
Happy Fall & Happy Halloween, loves!
xoxo, dolls & dudes