HALLOWEEN NAIL ART: Classic Orange & Black Spiderweb Nails

by - October 01, 2022

Happy Spooky Season - officially! I've managed to avoid posting any Halloween designs until today because I wanted to do what has now become a truly overwhelming tradition - posting Halloween nail art designs every day in October right up until the 31st. For this first one, I wanted to start with a mani design that has become a yearly staple for me. I change up the colors every year, but this is the fifth year in a row and I still just absolutely love this design so I had to include it. It's actually sort of interesting to look back at how my nail art has evolved sort of through the lens of this mani. It's super simple and works for any nail length or shape. 

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I wanted to open this marathon of Halloween nails with a classic color combo, so I just dove straight in with orange and black. I actually picked up Dimension Nails' Julia Butterfly from NailStuff.ca specifically for this Halloween season and I think it might just be a perfect orange polish. If you're unfamiliar with Dimension Nails créme polishes, they really are a stunning, highly pigmented and super creamy formula that has never disappointed me yet.

For this mani, I applied two thinner coats of Julia Butterfly to all of my nails as my base. Next, I decided I wanted to add a little bit of texture and glow to the base, so I added one coat of Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Crystal Top Coat, which is a fairly sparse iridescent flakie topper that's really pretty and subtle. 

As I said above, this a pretty simple design and includes two different spiderweb images from the old favorite Born Pretty BP-L099, which is no longer available, but really all you need is a large full cover spiderweb image with fairly fine lines and a smaller spiderweb image for the middle nails if you want to recreate this design. Honestly, it feels silly to even explain this mani because it's fairly obvious, but here we go. I started by applying the full cover image to my outer nails including my thumb. Normally I would have alternated the direction but... I didn't. For my middle finger, I applied just the smaller spiderweb image to the tip, angling the longer strands of the image towards the edge of my nail. And finally, for the ring finger, I applied the small spiderweb image with the actual dangling spider included to the base on my nail, again angling those longer strands towards the edge.

Once I was happy with the design (which was really, really quick with this one) I sealed it in with a nail art top coat and then followed with a quick dry glossy top coat for shine and volume. And voila!

All Products Used
Dimension Nails - Julia Butterfly**
Sally Hansen Miracle Gel - Crystal Top Coat
Whats Up Nails - Neither Noir
Apipila Smudge Free Top Coat
Sweet & Sour Lacquer Gloss Sauce Top Coat
Born Pretty BP-L099 Stamping Plate
Whats Up Nails Magnified Clear Stamper

** = Affiliate NailStuff.ca code TRYSH

I'm seriously so, so excited to get started on this marathon of Halloween nails and I can't wait to show you guys all of the ideas that I've been cultivating. This is actually a pretty intense exercise and I started planning it all the way back in the middle of the summer (even earlier than that if you consider when I started ordering supplies...) so it's super exciting to finally be here doing this.

If you're not already following me over @pblnails on Instagram, be sure to head over there to check out video tutorials for all of my nail art designs!


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