HALLOWEEN NAIL ART: Spooky & Smoky Graphic Spiderwebs Nails

by - October 10, 2021

With how involved and detail heavy a lot of my Halloween nail art designs have been this year, sometimes I just have to dial it back and it keep it a little more simple. Admittedly, as a card carrying member of the Kitchen Sink Society, keeping it simple isn't necessarily my forte, but I do try from time to time. The trick, for me, when it comes to simple designs is that they have to be really specifically thought out and put together or they're just boring. Honestly, I don't know if I pulled that off with this mani, but I really, really love it!

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When it came to choosing the base for this mani, I knew I wanted something that was going to have some texture and impact but I didn't want something that was going to be too busy and overtake the whole look. For me, that means choosing from one of two indie brands - Picture Polish or Cirque Colors - and in this case I went with Picture Polish. Winter is a stunning charcoal shade that's just packed with those gorgeous holo flakes that Picture Polish is known for, and I think it's one of those must have types of shades. The tone of it is really sophisticated and modern, but it has that real hit of fun with all of those flakes. It's also a really perfect base for nail art because it rides a nice line where it will match with just about anything and it has depth but not so much that nail art doesn't show up.

Anyway, for this mani, I applied two coats of Winter to all of my nails and let them dry down.

For the stamping, I knew I really, really wanted to use this coffin and spiderweb image from the Pict You PY-J050 Stamping Plate and really the entire design of this mani stemmed from that one image. I decided to also use the skull and spiderweb image and pair those two together on my middle two nails, reverse stamping them with a really soft grey fill with the same formula and holo flakes as the base color. I filled them on my stamper, let them dry, and then transferred them onto the nail following a thin layer of sticky base coat. For the rest of my nails, I kept it really simple at just applied this small, straightforward spiderweb image starting from one corner of the nail. 

Once I was happy with the design, I filled it in with a layer of water based top coat and then finished with a glossy top coat for shine and volume. And voila!

All Products Used
Picture Polish - Winter
Picture Polish - LakoDom
Whats Up Nails - Neither Noir
Maniology Smudge Free Top Coat
Cuticula Limitless Top Coat
Pict You PY-J050 Stamping Plate
Whats Up Nails Magnified Clear Stamper
Pueen Liquid Peel Off Cuticle Guard
NailStuff.ca 11mm Nail Art Liner Brush**

** PR Gifted from NailStuff.ca - use affiliate code TRYSH for 10% off your first order.

I really do think the trick when you're doing a really simple, minimal design like this one is to lean into that. It can be really easy to think that you're not doing enough, but in the end that instinct can end up biting you in the end, so I would recommend just keeping it simple and relying on those accents to really pop the whole look. Also, if you haven't yet, I highly recommend checking out Picture Polish - this Austrialian based indie brand is just... stunning.

Be sure to head over to @pblnails and follow me there for more nail art as well as video tutorials for all of my design. And keep your eyes peeled to the blog every day in October for more Halloween themed nails!

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