Ghosts | Nail Art Tutorial
Now lets show you how we created this ghost nail art!
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 polish on already, you will need to take it off with some nail polish 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 polish much smoother. We used the Vitamin Base Coat (1) to do this.
Once your base coat is dry (this shouldn’t take too long), 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 go with a really pretty dark purple colour. Purple is one of the many colours that are associated with Halloween so it’s fits in perfectly, as well as making the ghosts stand out more. We applied 2 coats of the nail polish in the colour Violet Shadow (2) as this made sure the nail was 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!
Once the purple nail polish is dry, the real fun begins – time to start creating the ghosts! We decided to paint the ghosts on every nail apart from the ring finger, as we’re going to add something else to that nail later. To do this, we used the thicker dotting tool (6) with the nail polish in the colour French White (3) – we started with creating an outline for the body so we could shape them how we wanted to, and then added the little arms to them.
We do recommend you use the dotting tool over a brush as this makes it easier shape them!
Once you are happy with where you have placed your spooky ghosts, it’s time to go over them a little. As you can see in step 3, the purple colour can still slightly be seen through the white. If this happens to you too, all you need to do is wait for the nail polish to dry and then reapply some over the top. As you can see in the picture, doing this really makes them stand out!
To add a little bit extra to this look, we decided to have a little fun and write BOO! on the ring finger nail. To do this we used the thinner dotting tool (5) with the nail polish in the colour French White (3).
After you have finished adding BOO! it’s time to add some facial features onto the ghosts. This is the final touch to create this perfect Halloween nail look! We used the thin dotting tool (5) to add 2 little eyes first of all and then a little mouth with the nail polish in the colour Blackjack.
Once this was dry, we then applied a top coat as this creates a barrier to help prevent chipping and gives your nails a lovely shine. The final touch to finish this look!
And that’s it! It’s a great nail look that you can create for Halloween!