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5 Spooktacular Halloween Nail Trends To Try With Or Without A Costume

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As Halloween creeps around the corner, it’s not just about the costumes or the candy–it’s about flaunting new frightfully fab nails. Whether you’re a fan of the ghastly and gory or the chic and spooky, Halloween-inspired nails have become a trend that’s hard to ignore. With more and more individuals searching for unique nail art inspirations, this October offers a chance to get truly creative with your fingertips.

From spider webs and ghoulish ghosts to vampy reds, the options are endless. Nails serve as tiny canvases, and with the right design, they can be the perfect accessory to complement your Halloween ensemble. Gone are the days of plain orange and black–today’s Halloween nails encompass a wide range of designs, textures, and techniques, making each nail a masterpiece in its own right.

Ready to explore the world of Halloween nail art? Ahead, you’ll find the top trends, DIY tricks, and the best nail polishes for this spooky season. Whether you’re aiming for a subtle nod to the holiday or a full-on tribute to all things eerie, these have you covered.

Sneaky Spiders

Use: Essie Nail Polish in Sugar Daddy and Beetles Gel Polish Art Liner in Black


At home Spooky Nails 🖤🕸️🕷️#diynails #nailsathome #halloweennails #amazonnails #easydiynailart

♬ t h r i l l e r – ✦ ࣪ ˖ 👻🎃꒰ f a y e ꒱ 🎃👻✦ ࣪

Ghostly vibes

Use: Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Nail Polish and Beetles Gel Polish Art Liner in Black 


14 days till Halloween 🕷️👻🎃 Some easy last minute Halloween nail inspo 🖤 #easydiynails #halloweennails #easynailart #spookynails #ghostnails

♬ S o m e b o d y s W a t c h i n g M e – 🤘🏼🤘🏼🤘🏼

Orange is the new black

Use: OPI Nail Lacquer in Silicon Valley Girl and Beetles Gel Polish Art Liner in Black 


3 Easy Halloween Nail Art Designs 🧡 #thisishalloween #halloween #halloweennails #halloweennailart #halloweennaildesigns #nailart #nailartdesigns #easynailart #easynailartdesigns #easynailarttutorial *gifted

♬ This Is Halloween – Hairy & Scary Creatures

Splatter nails

Use: Revlon Super Lustrous Nail Polish in Clear and AUBSS Gel Polish Liner Gel Nail Art in Red


Replying to @add ²⁸ I used a straw to make these 🩸 splatter nails! #halloweennails #spookynails #nailart #diynails

♬ original sound – Sigourney Nuñez

Vampire aura nails

Use: Essie Gel Couture Long-Lasting Nail Polish in Scarlet Red and Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Color in  Black Heart


Replying to @Alina 🖤 this wd be so cute for halloween !! ☺️🩸 Makeup sponges linked in my amzn sf under ‘nail art’* #auranails #auranailtutorial #nailhacks #beautyhacks #halloweennails #fallnails #rednails #almondnails #diynailsathome

♬ Paint The Town Red – Doja Cat

Andrea Marie
Andrea Marie