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Sophisticated Halloween nails: Ghostly spirit

Kara Endres is a graphic designer, illustrator and fashion blogger based in south Florida. She showcases her DIY skills on her blog, Sprinkles in Springs, as well as shopping guides, trends, fashion inspiration, illustrations, and nail a...

Marbled nails get spooky

These marbled nails bring to mind spooky spirits while giving a subtle nod to Halloween.

Ghostly spirit Halloween nails |

Ghostly spirit
Halloween nails


  • Square Hue's Lincoln Road
  • Orly's White Tips
  • China Glaze's Liquid Leather
  • Toothpicks
  • Paper towel
  • Plastic cup full of lukewarm water
  • Note:  For the white version, we swapped out the black for OPI's Kyoto Pearl

Halloween nail supplies




Ghostly spirit Halloween nails |

Start with a white base coat. This makes the colors stand out more than on a clean nail. You can apply some lotion or Vaseline to your fingertips for easier cleanup afterward. Just make sure not to get lotion on your nail.


Drop and swirl

Ghostly spirit Halloween nails |

Add a drop of black polish to the water. Don't drop it in from too much of a distance because it will fall fast and sink to the bottom. Add a drop of the gray and then the white, alternating as much as you wish. Working quickly before it dries, take a toothpick and draw some swirls to make a pattern.



Ghostly spirit Halloween nails |

Choose which part of the design you want on your nail and dip your nail in parallel to the water. Take it out, and if your polish stayed in place, do more fingers. Repeat this process until all nails are done.



Ghostly spirit Halloween nails |

Taking a cotton swab dipped in nail polish remover, remove the extra nail polish on your fingertips. Finish with a top coat.

Version 2: White

Ghostly spirit Halloween nails |

You can try swapping the black for another pale color like pearl for a more ghostly look.

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