HALLOWEEN NAIL ART: Simple Grungy Thermal Spiderwebs Nails

by - October 27, 2022

I can definitely get in my head a lot about having to put together really intricate designs to share with you guys here on the blog, but sometimes I think some of the best designs are the really simple ones. Now, admittedly, I don't tend very often to just apply a base polish and then some stamping and call it a day, but sometimes the right combination of base polish and stamping is not only really beautiful but also has enough intricacy to really pop. It's just my opinion, but I really think today's mani is one of those ones that is simple but really pops. And... I just love it. 

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When I got my friend to pick up Lyn B Designs' Rapa Nui for me from the Polish & Beauty Expo earlier this year, it was with the very specific intent to use it this Halloween season with some sort of spiderweb stamping. This thermal polish is a black (cold) to warm toned ivory (warm) crelly packed with shifty flakes and some scattered holo shimmer that to me just screams spooky season... although now that I've actually worn it and fallen so completely in love with it, I suspect this might be one of those polishes that I use fairly frequently because it's actually a pretty neutral base, all things considered.

For this mani, I applied two coats of Rapa Nui to all of my nails.

Now, the design I ended up going with for this mani really was quite inspired by the thermal of it all, because it felt like a really good time to just do what I think of as a spiderweb French mani. Because there was already this darker tip, it just felt like it would fit to add some black stamping at the tip. I ended up choosing this sort of small image from the Uberchic Halloween 07 stamping plate for this because I liked the sort of grungey vibe of the web as well as the angle it was cut at. It felt like it would work really well as a tip. For my outer nails, I applied the image with the finished edge towards the base of the nail and then for my center nails I switched direction and applied it with the unfinished, trailing off ends towards the base of my nails.

Once I was happy with my stamping, I sealed the design in with a nail art top coat and then followed with a glossy top coat to really pop everything. And voila!

All Products Used
Lyn B Designs - Rapa Nui
Whats Up Nails - Neither Noir
Apipila Smudge Free Top Coat
Vibrant Vinyls Fast & Hard Top Coat
Uberchic Beauty Halloween 07 Stamping Plate
Whats Up Nails Magnified Clear Stamper & Scraper
Pueen Latex Tape Liquid Peel Off Cuticle Guard

Like I said, I don't generally love a straight up single polish plus basic stamping nail art design, but when it's the right base polish paired with the right stamping I think it can be pretty swoony and that's definitely how I feel about this particular design. I just feel like it's the perfect pairing for a simple, straightforward, distinctly Halloween-y mani that, honestly, came together in no time at all. Love that!

Be sure to head over to @pblnails for video tutorials on all of the nail art I post here on the blog - including new Halloween themed nail art designs every day in October!

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