12 NAILS OF HALLOWEEN: Simple & Smoky Holo Spiderweb Nail Art

by - October 21, 2020

Sometimes you just have to go back to old favorites and this will be the third year in a row that I've done some variation of today's mani. I just can't help it - this mani is simple, straightforward and quick to do, but really packs a lot of punch when it comes to the overall look. Each year I do change it up, using different combinations of base and stamping colours to give it a different vibe each year. This is actually a mani I've also done on friends and family before and it never fails to excite. 

If you're looking for a super easy, no fuss stamping nail art for this Halloween, I definitely recommend trying this one out!

When I was deciding what polish I was going to use for my base for this mani this year, I went through several ideas before settling on Starrily's E=mc^2*, which ended up being very much the right choice, in my opinion. This polish is a gorgeous smoky grey base that's just absolutely PACKED with holo glitter. Seriously, if you're looking for a super impactful full coverage holo glitter shade, I definitely recommend checking out what Starrily has in their roster. I applied two coats for full coverage. 

The stamping, honestly, is pretty much the same every year but since I was going with a much darker base than I've done before I changed it up from the usual black stamping polish and instead went with white. I use the same two images from the Born Pretty Store BP-L099 Stamping Plate for these mani's every year (with an assist from the Nicole Diary L12 Stamping Plate) and I didn't see any reason to change that up this year. For the first and pinke finger, I use this full nail image and simply flip it over to give a little bit of uniqueness to each nail. 

For the two middle fingers, I use this smaller, corner image from the plate. On the middle finger, I applied it at the tip, with the trailing threads going towards the base, while on the ring finger I go opposite and start at the base with the trailing threads going towards the tip. On the ring finger I also like to add this spider image to really just add a little bit more interest to that nail.

To finish, I sealed in my stamping with a water based top coat and then finished with a quick dry glossy top coat and voila!

All Products Used
Starrily - E=mc^2*
Born Pretty Store Stamping Polish - Pure
Suncoat Water Based Top Coat
Quo Beauty Flash Dry Top Coat
Born Pretty Store - BP-L099 Stamping Plate
Nicole Diary L12 Stamping Plate
What's Up Nails Magnified Clear Stamper

I don't know what it is about this mani that makes me want to recreate it every year, but I suspect that love isn't going anywhere and I will probably do some variation of this next year as well. I think this was my first Halloween themed stamping plate and, though I've definitely built out my collection since I first got it, it's still one that I always know I'm going to reach for when my favorite season for nail art rolls around.

If you're interested in picking up Starrily's E=mc^2*, it's available here in Canada from NailStuff.ca and you can feel free to use affiliate code TRYSH for 10% off your order!

Thanks for reading! Stay tuned for more Halloween nail art!

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