Just like last year I've been slow on the Halloween nail art uptake. Also just like last year, the heat has only just broken here at the very tail end of October. Coincidence? Yeah, not likely. Now that it actually feels like it could conceivably pass for autumn in these parts, though, I'm finally finding a little bit of Halloween spirit.
All I really had in my head when I started these was, neutral base, get some pumpkins in there, and maybe mix it up a little with something else. OPI Did You Ear About Van Gogh?, one of my favourite neutrals, served as the base. Then a quick Google of "adorable pumpkins" turned up this cute craft project, which was both adorable and relatively simple to translate it into nail art via acrylic paint. I also embellished the vines a little for bonus pumpkin patchery.
The ghosts' eyes were dotted with polish, which I had out anyway to do a little saran wrap treatment on the un-pumpkinated nails with OPI In My Back Pocket (orange), Wet n Wild Ebony Hates Chris, and Sinful Colors Snow Me White. Once it was all dry and top coated, I liked it a lot but thought it was missing just a little something, so I gave the nails another pass with some butter LONDON matte top coat and liked it a whole bunch more.
With maybe twenty minutes left before November gets here, I have a few more ideas for some Halloween nails, but none of them is leaping onto my fingertips at the moment. I'm going to mentally cross some of those fingers, though, and see if I can't find a little more of the seasonal spirit. Wish me luck!