HALLOWEEN NAIL ART: Hot Pink & Black Oozing Emo Halloween Nails

by - October 11, 2022

I don't know if it's just me, but the pairing of hot pink and black, especially if it's a little bit deeper and more berry of a pink, just straight up reminds me of the early to mid 00s and the height of the hot topic swoopy haired emo kid revolution. And, of course, that absolutely always ends up being something I'm inspired to play with at Halloween. This particular mani actually started out with an entirely different plan, and then this mani but a much more simple version, and finally this one in all it's simple-but-also-kitchen sink glory!

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When I was deciding on which polish I wanted to use for my base, I knew I wanted a fun indie with flakies in it and I have two in my collection that I thought might work, but in the end I decided that I actually didn't want it to have that see through jelly vibe, so I ultimately went with two different polishes for my base. I started with my favorite Color Club neon berry pink shade and applied one generous coat of that, and then I followed with one coat of a slightly warmer pink jelly from Cirque Colors that's got stunning flakes it in. The pairing was perfect to create just the right pink I was going for, with that little bit of texture from the flakes that I think brings it from the 00s to now.

Initially my plan for the stamping was just to apply the oozing image in black from the base of my nails but I sort of decided at the last minute to add a little bit more interest in the form of sort of random spooky images like bats and spiderwebs towards the tips. I started with the black ooze, applying it a little further down the nail on the outer nails and then a little bit closer to the base on the two middle ones. I'm actually really impressed with how this ooze image picked up and now I just want to do all kinds of oozy nails. Ooze for every occasion, if you will. Anyway, once the ooze was applied was when I decided it needed a little more, so I went in and added some spiderwebs and bats and whatnot from that same plate just to add some interest at the tips as well.

Once I was happy with the design, I sealed it in with a nail art top coat and then finished with a generous layer of quick dry glossy top coat for shine and to maintain that really deep impact of the black oozy bits. And voila!

All Products Used
Color Club - All That Razz
Cirque Colors - Bon Bon
Pueen - 805 Black Jack*
Apipila Smudge Free Top Coat
Sweet & Sour Lacquer Gloss Sauce Top Coat
Born Pretty Halloween-L011 Stamping Plate
Pueen Chunky Transparent Soft Stamper
Pueen Latex Tape Liquid Peel Off Cuticle Guard*

* = PR Sample

I can't be the only one who finds the whole emo scene kids thing to just be a perfect fit for Halloween, right? I mean, the Hot Topic of it all always had a Halloween-y sort of vibe to me, anyway - even when I was a somewhat emo young adult during the 00s with my spiky belts and chunky boots and whatnots.... Anyway, maybe that's why I always have to lean into the hot pink and black combo at this time of year - reliving my youth!

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