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It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Nope, we’re not talking about Christmas (not just yet, anyway!); we’re talking about the spine-chilling spectacle that is Halloween.

You’ve been to the local pumpkin patch and stocked up (and snapped those like-worthy Insta shots), Hocus Pocus is on stand-by, and Halloween celebrations are just around the corner.

Whether you’re partying the night away or enjoying a cosy family 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 and inspirations.
Brace yourselves… this could get scary!

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 key part of this nail 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/dusky 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 eerie, eye-catching Halloween ensemble.

Classic fun Halloween nails

If you’re looking for nails that just scream Halloween, these next 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 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 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 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 wherever you’re headed this Halloween. 

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

Autumnal burgundy nails

And finally, if intricate Halloween nail art isn’t quite your thing, why not embrace the season with some autumnal, gothic shades? With colours from our Urban Graffiti gel polish collection, these sophisticated nails will make a stylish addition to your Halloween look while remaining a great choice all the way through to Christmas!

Are you feeling suitably inspired? Share your gothic nail art and Halloween nails with us on Instagram with the hashtag #naionails – we can’t wait to see what you’re getting up to! Or, if you’re looking to stock up your gel polish collection with some seasonal shades, be sure to check out our Spooky Gel Polish Collection and Autumn Gel Polish Collection. Happy Halloween!

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