Stamped Halloween 2017 Nail Art

Here are my nails for Halloween! There were a ton of images on the stamping plates (BPX-L007 and BP-L057) I loved and was saving to use all together in one design. I had planned to color these in, but due to time I just did them in black and white. I’m actually glad I didn’t color them in because it has a coloring book style that looks really cool. I used Pure Ice Super Star for the white, and Pueen Black Jack as the stamping polish.

Have a Happy Halloween everyone and stay safe!

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Glam Nails Challenge Oct – Frankenstein Nail Art

Here’s the last prompt of the Glam Nails Challenge October and I think these nails are so cute – I love them! At first I wasn’t sure what to do for the Frankenstein prompt, but then I got the idea to do the monster’s different facial expressions. I started with two coats of UNT Olive Branch for the monster’s face, then used Sinful Colors Lavender for the accent nail. I drew the expressions using Sally Hansen I Heart Nail Art pens in black and white, although you could get the same result with a liner or a similar brush.

I had a lot of fun with this challenge, and I was able to do several Halloween designs I hadn’t done before. I only regret not posting more earlier in the month since I had hoped to do a few more non-challenge Halloween designs, but I do have one more to post.

Glam Nails Challenge Oct – Stamped Ghosts Nail Art

I wasn’t sure if I was going to do ghost nails again since I recently did ones for the 31 Day Challenge (here), but since I wanted to complete all the prompts, I just took a different spin on it. I applied two coats of Revlon Silver Dollar, then once that dried, stamped on the ghosts image from plate BPX-L007. In person it’s a bit hard to tell since the white doesn’t stand out as much against the silver, but I like how subtle it looks.

Glam Nails Challenge Oct – Stamped Haunted House Nail Art

I love these nails so much I don’t want to take them off! But I still have a few more Halloween designs to do before the month is over. As with my previous stamped designs this month, I’ve used the plates BPX-L007 and BP-L057. I love the images on them and want to use as many as I can while still keeping a good balance of freehanded and stamped nail art posts.

These nails didn’t take long to do at all since the stamping was so quick. I began by applying one coat of Fresh Paint Firefly, then sponged OPI Color Paints Landscape Artist over it. Once the stamping was done, I started sponging Icing Gargoyle to resemble fog, but I didn’t like how it was turning out so I stopped before making it too intense.

Glam Nails Challenge Oct – Sugar Skull Nail Art

When I started this design I wasn’t sure if I should add any embellishments to the sugar skulls apart from the painted designs, but I’m so glad I did. The pearls and bows really make a huge difference to how the design looks overall. Due to the size of the skulls, the designs I did weren’t detailed, just mainly dots. The deco ties everything together and makes them look fancier.

I wasn’t able to take photos outside, so I had to use indoor lighting instead. Because of that the holo in the background doesn’t look that strong, but under the right lighting it’s amazing. I used the Sally Hansen Salon Chrome in Holographic Kit and it worked really well. I was skeptical at first because I had previously bought the pink version and it didn’t work at all, but I saw the holo version and had to give that a try. I’ll have a review of that up sometime next week!

Anyway, to paint the skulls I used Fresh Paint Firefly, a light gray. Some of them came out looking more like skulls than others, but thankfully the deco covers the majority of the misshapen parts. I think this nail art came out pretty cute and it’s a great option for a not-so-dark Halloween design.

Glam Nails Challenge Oct – Candy Corn Nail Art

Candy corn has always been representative of Halloween for me. I’m not a fan of the taste, but I do think it has a cool design. I’m a little disappointed in myself for messing up the color order (orange is in the middle), but I double checked once the design was completely finished and I didn’t feel like redoing it. I still really like how it turned out though!

I began by drawing two diagonal lines down the nail to form a triangle. I then filled in the top section with the white, then proceeded to fill in the remaining sections using Hurricane Nail Art Yellow and Sinful Colors Clementine. I did these on my bare nails without using a base color.

Glam Nails Challenge Oct – Stamped Skeleton Nail Art

I love these cute stamped skeleton nails! If you look closely, you can also see that I used newspaper print for the background. I wanted it to have a vintage look, so that’s why I chose a sepia palette using Essie Case Study and Milani Creme Brulee.

For the newspaper background, I cut out sections of random text from the paper, then using a cotton ball soaked in hand sanitizer (because I didn’t have any rubbing alcohol), I pressed it to the newspaper and that to the nail. It transferred the print really well. I then applied a top coat to seal in the ink and keep it from fading. Once that dried, I stamped on the skeletons using stamping plate BP-L057.

Glam Nails Challenge Oct – Black Cat Nail Art

Freehanded black cat nails for the Glam Nails Challenge! These took me a while to do, but once I finished I was super happy with the result. Unfortunately, a while after applying Seche Vite, the edges shrunk a bit and some of the white from the background came through. Not a major issue, but still annoying.

For this design, I did a radial gradient to resemble a street light. I used three polishes for the gradient: Revlon Parfumerie Lime Basil, Kleancolor Neon Yellow, and Ciaté Talent Scout, applying them like a bullseye on the sponge. To draw the black cats I used my Sally Hansen I Heart Nail Art pens in various colors.

Glam Nails Challenge Oct – Stamped Spider Web Nail Art

My second design of the October Glam Nails Challenge: spider webs on a purple gradient! It’s hard to actually see the gradient effect on these nails since the spider webs cover up most of it, but I used three different purple polishes: Sinful Colors Fig, Salon Perfect Purple POP!, and Kleancolor Metallic Fuchsia, which gave it a super pretty shimmery effect on one side.

For the accent nail, I applied Kleancolor Metallic Mango, and I absolutely love how it looks! Metallic oranges and copper are some of my favorite shades of nail polish and they’re perfect Halloween colors. I stamped in the spiders and webs using images from the two Halloween plates I own: BPX-L007 and BP-L057.

Last year I did a similar spider web design, but completely freehanded, which you can check out here!

Glam Nails Challenge Oct – Stamped Pumpkins Nail Art

This month I’m participating in the Glam Nails Challenge October from Instagram. I’ve previously participated in this challenge for the months of January and June and it’s always a lot of fun (and way less pressure than the 31 Day Challenge!). I won’t be doing it in order, but I will get to all the prompts before the month is up. I have some separate Halloween-themed nail art I want to do as well that’s not included on there.

As you can see, this first design is for the pumpkin prompt. I really wanted to use the Halloween stamping plates I got since I received them too late to use last year, and there are several pumpkin images on them. I began with two coats of Salon Perfect Traffic Cone, a neon orange, then topped it with two coats of Sinful Colors Devil’s Stare, a beautiful red flakey-glitter. You can make this glitter more orange or red depending on the color you use for a base.

I used stamping plates BPX-L007 and BP-L057, which I’ll probably be using a lot for this challenge since there are many images and patterns I like.

I have plenty of other Halloween nail art that you can check out by clicking the Halloween tag on the sidebar. Some of my favorites are here, here, and here!