Here’s my final Halloween manicure for 2015 – Cute Skull! This design was partially art directed by my 4 year old girl, Anastasia, who likes all things cute. For example, she preferred to dress up as a princes instead of a ghoul for Halloween. Fair call, she still meets the original tenet of this ancient celebration – to dress up as someone else to mislead bad spirits. It’s only in modern times that Halloween became associated with monsters etc.
So when Anastasia brought this Halloween bracelet to me a couple of days ago and asked “Mama, can you paint a cute skull like this on your nails?”, of course, I had to try! She loved these cute Halloween nails I came up and even requested the same manicure for her little nails too. So if you’re still Haloweening (or maybe for next year), here’s a quick how-to:
- Paint all nails in black except your ring finger – paint that in white.
- To do the ribbons: with a striping nail art brush, first paint white stripes as pictured over the black nails. Over the white nail, paint with the colour of your choice (green, pink, blue and purple).
- To do the skull: on the white nail use a detailing brush and black polish to paint the outline of the skull. Once done, fill in the areas around the skull outline. Paint eyes, lashes, nose and add a pink bow.
- Wait till your design is dry and seal it with 2-3 coats of glossy top coat. Done!
So how do you like these Cute Halloween nails? What nails did you wear and how did you celebrate Halloween this year?
– Maria, xx