Now I have to admit, being the absolute wimp that I am, that I am not the biggest fan of Halloween. When it comes to fancy dress I am a little "bah humbug" so dressing up is out of the question and the last thing I want to do is spend half the night cowering in a corner because I'm too scared to actually look at anyone in their horrific masks. So I decided that this year I would get into the Halloween spirit with a spot of nail art. I decided to go for a simple pumpkin and cobweb design and here's a little tutorial in case any of you fancy giving it a go yourselves.
All you need is:
An orange nail polish
A black nail polish
Apply a base coat of orange nail polish, I used 17's Lasting Fix nail polish in Orange Soda, and leave to dry.
Now if you have a black nail art pen this will be a lot simpler but as I don't I dotted some of the black nail polish onto a piece of paper and used a toothpick to draw on my design.
Draw on two small triangles for the eyes, a small inverted triangle for the nose and a crescent moon smile.
Whilst your pumpkin face is drying draw 5 straight black lines spreading from the corner of each of your other fingernails.
Then join each of these lines together with a small slightly curved line to finish off the cobwebs.
By now your pumpkin face should be dry, so taking another toothpick dip it into the orange polish and use it to dot on some jagged teeth in the pumpkin's mouth. The finish by applying a layer of your top coat.
How are you getting into the Halloween spirit this year? Let me know if you've tried any spooky nail art or make up this year, I would love to see it.