Bat | Nail Art

Want to know how to create this bat nail look? Follow our 10 step guide below!

 

The products we used to create this look:

Nail varnish and nail art tools

1. Vitamin Base Coat – Natural Collection
2. 60 Seconds Super Shine – Rimmel London – Black
3. 7 Day Wear Nail Polish – Collection – White Out
4. Glitter Top Coat – Rimmel London – Diamond Dust
5. Dotting Tool
6. Pointed Drawing Brush
7.  Angled Drawing Brush
8. Dotting Tool

 

Now lets show you how we created this bat nail art!

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STEP 1

First of all it is important to make sure your nails are clean and ready to be painted before we start, so we need to do a little bit of preparation. If you have nail varnish on already, you will need to take it off with some nail varnish remover. After this is done, I usually wash my hands just to ensure my nails are completely clean.

Then it’s time to tidy your nails up a little and to shape them to how you want, using with your file. Also, if you want make your nails appear longer – you can push back your cuticles. If you place your hand in some warm water for a few minutes, it will help soften your skin making it easier for you to do this.

Once you are ready, you should apply a base coat to your nail as this will protect your nails from being stained but also will make applying your nail varnish much smoother. We used the Vitamin Base Coat (1) to do this.

 

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STEP 2

Once your base coat is dry, we can start moving on to the more exciting parts – deciding what colour you want your nails to be! For this look, we decided to have the finger nails as the main focus so we painted these nails with the nail varnish in the colour White Out (3), and then painted the thumb nail with the nail varnish in the colour Black (2). We applied 2 coats of the nail varnish as this makes sure the nails are covered well.

We recommend you apply two thin coats rather than one thick one as the thicker the coat, the longer it will take to dry.

 

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STEP 3

Once the black nail varnish is dry, it’s time to start creating this bat nail art! As you can see in the photo above, we firstly painted on 4 small dots using the dotting pen (5) with the nail varnish in the colour Black (2). This is to help plan where the bat will be!

The dots on the middle and ring finger nail are there to plan for the bats ears, and the dots on the index and little finger nail are to plan for the edge of the bats wings.

 

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STEP 4

Next we started creating the bats wings on the index and little finger nail! As you can see in the photo above, we painted on a slightly curved line. To do this, we used the pointed drawing brush (6) with the nail varnish in the colour Black (2).

As we have painted on these dots in the previous step, it helps to plan the shape of the bat wing as we know where it will end!

 

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STEP 5

Once you have finished creating the beginning shape of the bats wings, it’s time to go back and paint on the bats ears. To do this, we used the dotting tool (5) with the nail varnish in the colour Black (2). We painted these on the nails so it will look like they are joined together when the nails are together (you can see this in the images showing the final look!).

 

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STEP 6

After you have finished painting on the bats ears and head, it’s time to create the shape of the wings on the middle and ring finger nail. As you can see in the photo above, we have shaped them so they will look like they are joined together when the nails are together (you can see this in the images showing the final look!). To do this, we used the pointed drawing brush (6) with the nail varnish in the colour Black (2).

 

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STEP 7

Now it’s time to really start shaping the bat wings! We started at the outer part of the wing; painting on curved lines going down towards the bats body on the middle finger nail. To do this, we used the pointed drawing brush (6) with the nail varnish in the colour Black (2).

Don’t forget to make sure the lines match up so the wings will join together when the nails are together!

 

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STEP 8

Now you want to repeat the previous step and paint on the outline for the wing on the other side. Once you are happy, it’s time to carefully fill in the outline with the nail varnish in the colour Black (2).

 

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STEP 9

After allowing the black nail varnish to dry, we decided to add a bit of sparkle to this look by painting the gorgeous nail varnish in the colour Diamond Dust (4) on top of the bat. To make it easier to paint this as the area is quite small, we used the angled drawing brush (7). This helped fit into the small gaps! We also painted a coat of the gorgeous nail varnish in the colour Diamond Dust (4) over the thumb nail.

 

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STEP 10

Now it’s time to add the final touches to this bat nail art – painting on some eyes! To do this, we firstly used the dotting tool (8) with the nail varnish in the colour White Out (3) to paint on the white dots and then used the dotting tool (8) with the nail varnish in the colour Black (2) to paint on the black dots, creating the eyes.

 

And that’s how we created this bat nail look! It’s the perfect Halloween nail look for your nails!

 

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Now it’s your turn! Have you created this look? We’d love to see it – tag us on Twitter and Instagram!

 


If you like this nail look, you may also want to check out our other Halloween nail art:
🕷️ Spider Nail Art 🕷️
👀 Mummy Nail Art 👀
🎃 Pumpkin Nail Art 🎃
🧛 Vampire Teeth Nail Art 🧛

 

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32 Comments

  • Lauren 26th October 2018 at 7:07 pm

    These nails are so cute and such a great idea for Halloween! You are very talented. Thank you for sharing!

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    • Creative Nails 29th October 2018 at 4:56 pm

      Aww, thank you so much! I was so proud of how this look came out 😀

      Reply
  • Ellie Phillips 26th October 2018 at 8:41 pm

    I love this design it’s so cute!

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    • Creative Nails 29th October 2018 at 4:56 pm

      Thank you so much! It’s one of my favourite’s too ❤

      Reply
  • Hanna Rose 26th October 2018 at 10:15 pm

    This nail art design is sooo beautifully executed! If only I could be as precise and neat! I’m so impressed by the results you got with drugstore nail polish. The finish looks so professional, like a salon manicure. Love you’re detailed step by step guide and it was magical seeing it all come together so beautifully!

    Hanna x | missbeautysaver.com

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    • Creative Nails 29th October 2018 at 5:08 pm

      Omg, thank you so much for this lovely comment! That put a huge smile on my face. I try really hard to create looks that hopefully people will like and create these tutorials. It can be a lot of work! I was so happy with how this one came out. It’s so fun to have an image in my head of a look I’d like to create, and see it come to life 🙂 ❤

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  • Nancy 27th October 2018 at 6:20 am

    I am so in love with your bat art! Big plus that the bat spans across four nails. I think that’s a neat trick. I love how you make it seem so easy to do nail art when in reality, it’s so hard! You got some mad talent there :).

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

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    • Creative Nails 29th October 2018 at 6:28 pm

      Aww, thank you SO much 🙂 I had an image in my head of what I was hoping it would look like, and I am so proud of how this turned out! Haha – it takes a lot of patience, but it’s so worth it ❤❤

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  • Miss Blogs-A-Bit 27th October 2018 at 11:32 am

    This looks great! You must have such steady hands to do this, I can barely even paint my nails in just a plain colour without it ending up all over my fingers ‍♀️ Keep up the good work!

    http://www.missblogsabit.com

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    • Creative Nails 29th October 2018 at 6:29 pm

      Haha, thank you! It does require a bit of a steady hand, yeah 😛 and a lot of patience. It’s worth it all though when you see the pretty nail looks at the end 😀 ❤

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  • Jenny in Neverland 27th October 2018 at 1:33 pm

    These are so cute and delicate! I’d never be able to draw a bat as good as that on paper, let alone on nails! xxx

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    • Creative Nails 29th October 2018 at 6:30 pm

      Thank you! Haha, I hadn’t really drawn a bat before so you might surprise yourself. I did 😛

      Reply
  • Morgan Miller 27th October 2018 at 7:39 pm

    Love the way you’ve edited your photos! Gorgeous design as always, this makes me so excited for Halloween x
    Morgan // http://www.justmorgs.com

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    • Creative Nails 29th October 2018 at 6:33 pm

      Aww thank you 🙂 I tried to have them Halloween themed and then have them set out so that it would be easy for someone to look at and follow 😀 glad to hear I have got you excited for Halloween!

      Reply
  • Geraldine 28th October 2018 at 1:34 am

    I love this idea! I’ve never done a nail design that is one picture expanded into several nails, they all fit together so well!! 🙂

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    • Creative Nails 29th October 2018 at 6:35 pm

      Thank you ❤ I really enjoy doing nail looks like it – I feel it makes them different to the usual looks that I see 🙂

      Reply
  • Jess 28th October 2018 at 9:50 am

    You always come up with such amazing, creative ideas for your nails! I love this and it’s perfect for this time of year!

    Jess // foundationsandfairytales.wordpress.com
    xx

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    • Creative Nails 29th October 2018 at 6:35 pm

      Thank you so much ❤ that is lovely to hear that you think that! I’m so glad you love this look 😀

      Reply
  • Chloe 28th October 2018 at 10:19 am

    These are PERFECT for Halloween – love them! Xx

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  • kate 28th October 2018 at 10:58 am

    You did a great job there, your nails look great! I’d also like to say that your tutorial pictures are excellent and it makes it so easy to follow the steps. It must take you a lot of time to do that 🙂

    Kate | https://katedaysaweek.be

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    • Creative Nails 29th October 2018 at 6:45 pm

      I am so happy to read that! Thank you so much. I really do try to create these tutorials easy to follow, so it really means so much to know you think that. It does take quite a bit of time, but it’s worth it. Especially when reading comments like this 😀

      Reply
  • Chloe 28th October 2018 at 11:02 am

    I love how detailed this post is, these are perfect for Halloween! I might try to recreate them x

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    • Creative Nails 29th October 2018 at 6:37 pm

      Thank you 🙂 I’m so glad you think so! We’d love to see a picture if you do recreate this look ❤

      Reply
  • The Nail Chronicle 28th October 2018 at 11:10 am

    I love your nails! I wish I could free hand to do a design like this.

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    • Creative Nails 29th October 2018 at 6:38 pm

      Thank you so much! It’s so much fun painting the looks freehand, I love being able to be creative and create the designs 😀

      Reply
  • Sophie Wentworth 28th October 2018 at 3:59 pm

    You’re so talented! I love the way the bats spread across all 4 nails. The detail is incredible!! All of your Halloween looks have been amazing. The mummy is still my favourite so far I think! x

    Sophie
    http://www.glowsteady.co.uk

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    • Creative Nails 29th October 2018 at 6:40 pm

      Thank you so much ❤ I thought it would be really cool and interesting if the bat was across the 4 nails. Making it really different to other bat looks I had seen before. I love the mummy one too, it’s so cute 😀

      Reply
  • Lozza 28th October 2018 at 4:58 pm

    Wow this looks so awesome! I wish I was good at doing my own nails but I’m so clumsy! This is absolutely fantastic though and so creative! Xo

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    • Creative Nails 29th October 2018 at 6:42 pm

      Thank you! Haha, yeah – you do need a bit of a steady hand and to be patient and careful 😛 I am clumsy too sometimes though, don’t worry 😀 I am so happy to hear you think that! ❤

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  • Cora @ Tea Party Princess 29th October 2018 at 11:15 am

    This is *so* cute!
    I don’t think I’d be able to do anything as delicate, but it looks amazing.
    Cora | http://www.teapartyprincess.co.uk/

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    • Creative Nails 29th October 2018 at 6:44 pm

      Thank you so much! ❤ I just had an image in my head of what I hoped it would turn out like, and I am so proud of how it did turn out! One of my favourite Halloween looks I created 😀

      Reply

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