Halloween Pumpkin & Spiderweb Nail Art
It’s almost my favorite time of year… Halloween! I love carving pumpkins, decorating, costume parties, trick-or-treating… the list goes on. You can also dress up and be as creative, silly, or strange as you want. This is the first of a few different nail art ideas that I have for this year.
For the pumpkin nails I started with two coats of Pink Gellac Velvet Purple… this is one of the new shades that I just started selling this week. I thought the dark purple with blue flecks resembled a night sky and would work well as a backdrop. I painted the pumpkins with some Mundo de Unas stamping polishes. I’m admittedly not very good with hand-drawn nail art, but I recently purchased some fine-tipped Wistonia sable brushes to practice with. I’m hoping to master fine lines and details eventually.
The spider web nails have a base of two coats of Pink Gellac Magic Pearl… also one of my new colors. I stamped the spiderweb over top using a plate from the Bundle Monster Holiday set (BM-H07) and my black Mundo stamping polish. I added a few extra lines into the spiderweb with my brush. After letting the stamping polish dry completely, I topped each nail off with my Pink Gellac top coat (which you will learn more about in a few days).
- Prep your nails for a gel mani – lightly buff and cleanse.
- Apply your base coat & cure.
- Apply your color coats & cure.
- Apply a thin layer of top coat & cure.
- Wipe off the tacky layer (if there is one).
- Stamp over the top coat using your stamping polish or regular nail polish (RNP). I get the best results with very thick polishes like ones from Mundo de Unas, and Konad. I have found some regular nail polishes that stamp well including metallics from China Glaze and Klean Color.
- Let the stamping polish dry and then apply another layer of gel top coat over top & cure.
- Clean any excess stamping polish off your skin using polish remover. A little acetone won’t hurt your new manicure as long as you are quick and don’t let it soak on your nails. You can also use non-acetone remover or alcohol.
For more info about stamping, please watch my Nail Art Stamping Basics video.