Nail art can be a challenging trend to get behind—especially when it's themed for a specific holiday. There's so much time-consuming, detail-oriented work that goes into it, and often, we don't have the time. Instead, this year, we're going for an easier look, one we can pull off in a few minutes with very few extraneous purchases.
Below, find our favorite Halloween-themed nails that won't break the bank to pull off and certainly won't take hours to complete. They each require no more than three colors and very little expertise. So without further ado, your next Halloween manicure awaits. Keep scrolling for some seriously spooky inspiration.
For the Angels
If an angel costume is more your speed, this sparkly, glammed-up look is for you. It's far less complicated than it seems. All you need is a sparkle-infused nail polish and one hand to paint it on. Bonus points for the clear base color to keep things mess-free. Luckily, Jinsoon makes the perfect shade—Absolute Glitz ($18).
For those Who Love Candy Corn
Nail artist Madeline Poole created this candy corn confection for the Halloween candy devotees. The ombré effect is a bit more involved since you'll have to do some blending, but the final product is worth the work in spades.
Just a Little Bit of Gore
For those adding a little gore to their costume, take a neutral manicure and add a little drop of polish to keep things creepy (use this manicure by celebrity manicurist Mar y Soul as inspiration).
It's time to break out your handy Lycra suit. This holographic nail design is simple (it just requires a few coats of paint) and works for more than one costume. Pair your out-of-this-world holographic nails with a neon green look for a simple full-on alien costume, or go the Britney Spears "Oops!... I Did It Again" route with an iconic red PVC catsuit. The choice is yours.
All Eyes on You
Some strategically applied polish and peel-off stickers get the job done here (and they look amazing). These stickers from Olive and June are our personal favorites.