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Frightening Fingers: Halloween Nail Styles to Try!

As Halloween quickly approaches, everyone’s anticipation seems to be growing. And while you may not be able to wear your costume every day, there are some things us girls can do to be festive as October 31st approaches. One of these is decorating our nails in a Halloween style. What follows is a list of inspiration for how to make your fingers truly frightening in the spirit of Halloween.

1. Sweet Candy Corn

This cute easy design will you get you excited not just for the holiday but the treats promised along with it. The basic design is fairly easy to replicate, but just be careful not to accidentally mix the colors when applying a top coat.

2. The French Stitch

A Halloween twist on the French tip, the French stitch honors Frankenstein, the true monster of Halloween. After applying a colored tip, simply take a nail art pen and draw the tick marks representing the stitches. The best part of this design is that the stitches aren’t supposed to look perfect, so mistakes won’t be noticed!

3. Webbed Hands

These nails just scream Halloween. To create this design, paint your nails black like you typically would paint your nails. Once this is dry, take a nail art pen and add lines similar to the way shown in the photo. Between the shimmering black base and the white cobwebs your nails will definitely pop!

4. Ghostly Nails

This design is great because of the wide variety of options. There are so many ways to draw a ghost allowing you to give each nail its own design. After painting your nails white, add black in different ways to give each ghost their own personality!

5. Traditional Color Choice

While all of the other nail art may be unique and artistic, at the end of the day it is also midterm season. Very few of us have time to painstakingly paint and design our nails. So, keeping it simple, yet festive, seems to be the easiest and perhaps best option this Halloween.

We hope you love these cute ideas for your nails this Halloween! Not only do you have to wear a costume, but you can also dress up your nails! Happy Halloween!








Hi, I'm Fallon! I'm a senior at Boston College and this year's BC campus correspondent. I am a communications major and marketing minor and I am originally from St. Paul, Minnesota. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with friends, catching up on Netflix, and exploring Boston!
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