HALLOWEEN NAIL ART: The Cutest Little Trick or Treaters Nails

by - October 29, 2021

I very sincerely can't believe that we're already coming to the end of this marathon of Halloween nails. And honestly, I don't really know how I managed to even do it - I'm pretty proud of myself for actually finishing. For today's mani, it's all about the cuteness. When I first saw the product photos for the Uberchic Halloween 07 stamping plate, I knew that I would be doing something with the adorable little Halloween character images, but I wasn't quite sure what. In the end, I leaned on a trick or treating theme and brought it another stamping plate to pair with that one, and I love the way it turned out. 

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When choosing the base for this mani, I was really sort of all over the place. I knew I wanted something dark and spooky, but it couldn't be too dark or I would lose some of the definition of the design. In the end, I decided to go with a deep charcoal créme polish paired with a speckled topper. It has a good amount of texture and a vibe that's a little spooky, but I think it also leans into the fun and cuteness of this overall design. 

I applied two coats of my grey polish to all of my nails and then followed with one layer of a black and white matte speckled hex glitter topper to all of my nails as well. 

Choosing the vibe I was going to go with for the reverse stamping was a little bit tricky, but ultimately I decided to go with a more muted and pastel color palette. There was something about the softness of the colors that I thought really played into the cuteness and an almost overall desaturated vibe. For the images, I went with the pumpkin head and the frankenstein from the Uberchic Halloween 07 plate along with the super cute mummy and the "Trick or Treat" text from the Pict You PY-X015 plate because I felt like they all worked really beautifully together. I picked up the images on my stamper and filled them in using a dotting tool and then let them dry until enough that I could transfer them without smudging, but not so much that they started to get brittle. I've been asked a lot about that recently, the dry time before transfer that is, and it's honestly a bit of trial and error, in my opinion. It's more a feel than any specific period of time. Once they were ready to go, I applied a thin layer of sticky base coat and let it dry down for maybe about a minute until tacky and then transferred directly onto my nail.

Once I was finished my stamping, I sealed everything in with a nail art top coat. For my ultimate top coat, I actually used a glitter smoothing top coat first to eliminate any texture from that glitter topper and then followed with a matte top coat to bring down the shine. And voila!

All Products Used
Sally Hansen - Retro Grade
Sally Hansen - Heather Hustle
Sally Hansen - Thyme Is Money
Sally Hansen - Pink Pursuit
Sally Hansen - Melon
Sally Hansen - Show Steel-er
Maybelline Color Show - Clearly Spotted
Whats Up Nails - Neither Noir
Whats Up Nails - Blanc My Mind
Apipila Smudge Free Top Coat
Glisten & Glow Glitter Grabber
Quo Beauty Flash Dry Top Coat
Uberchic Beauty Halloween 07 Stamping Plate
Pict You PY-X015 Stamping Plate
Whats Up Nails Magnified Clear Stamper
NailStuff.ca Dotting Tool**

** = PR Gifted from NailStuff.ca - new customers can use affiliate code TRYSH for 10% off.

I love how this turned out - I mean, how can you go wrong with adorable little Halloween cuties, right? Also, I have definitely really fallen in love with Uberchic plates over the past few months, so I suspect you'll be seeing them more and more in coming months here on the blog!

Be sure to check back this weekend for the last two mani's of this spooky season - and if you're looking for more Halloween nail art, you can click here to check out all of my Halloween designs! Also, if you're not following me over at @pblnails on Instagram, head over there for all of my nail art along with video tutorials!

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