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Halloween is right around the corner, so we've already started planning our costumes and beauty looks to lift our spooky spirits. Obviously, one of the easiest ways to show your Halloween pride is by painting your nails to celebrate the occasion, so it's the best place to start. Thankfully, the Instagram search for “#halloweennails” yields nearly a million results, so there’s no shortage of inspiration this year. From cute ghosts and delicate spider webs to elaborate graveyard scenes and glow-in-the-dark designs, these Halloween nail art designs do not disappoint.
Black, white, and clear is all you need for a cute but spooky look.
2. Sparkle and skulls
We love the pop of this white skull against a metallic purple base.
3. Black widow
Gems form the foundation for these 3-D spiders.
4. Here kitty, kitty
Claws and kittens.
Layer on a glow topcoat for the ultimate trick-or-treat light, and make your mani midnight-ready.
6. 'Til death do us part
These nails are perfect for your Halloween trip to the graveyard.
7. Got stitches?
Frankenstein’s monster and bride are looking more cute than scary on these sparkly tips.
8. Graveyard smash
A subtle hint of gravestone marble with a fierce French maid flair.
9. Finger fangs
Who needs fangs when you can have claws like these?
10. Black and fright
This artist only needed two finishes of the same dark shade to achieve this striking set.
Raven claws perfect for rapping at chamber doors.
12. Bloody brilliant
Fresh out of the grave with A+ nails.
13. Spidey sense
A classic black French (with a twist) is perfect for the season.[/header]
14. Witch fingers.
Witch fingers on a real witch’s fingers.
15. Hey boo
Boo-tiful and simple
16. Mi querida calavera
Subtle skulls peekin’.
17. Pumpkin patch
It doesn’t all have to be horrifying!
Black and grey silhouette of witches reminiscent of a classic movie.
19. Blame it on the moon
A striking black/gold combo.
20. Filigree from the grave
Intricate gold-painted skulls over a translucent rinse of gray.
21. Cullen stan
You already know what it is.
22. This is Halloween
Jack Skellington again, this time on some cute matte and short nails.
23. Delicate spooks
Simple, dainty, and super cute.
24. Pumpkin claws
25. Dead to me
This hand-painted skull is very impressive.
26. Matte illusion.
The old matte-and-gloss juxtaposition is always on point.
27. Who goes there?
Who knows what’s lurking in the dark…
Nail wraps can help you achieve these Malfoy-approved claws.
29. Funky freaks
Make your creepy crawlers pop with a lavender background.