For my Halloween nails for this year, I went with a witch theme. Here’s what I do . . .
Note: I will be providing instructions on how to achieve this look with plain polish, along with Gel Polish.
STEP 1: PREP NAILS
View my post on Nail Polish Prep.
StEp 2: Paint Nails
Paint the thumb, index and pinky fingernails with two coats of black polish. I used the Shellac color called, Black Pool. Paint the middle and ring fingernails with two coats of white polish. I used the Shellac color called, Cream Puff.
Gel Polish: Apply two coats of polish and cure in light (curing after each coat). Cure 2 minutes in the UV light, or 1 minute in an LED light.
Step 3: WITCH LEGS
For the witch legs, I began with painting the shoes. Then, I painted the outline of the legs and filled in with orange and black stripes. Lastly, I repainted the outline of the legs to make it more crisp. Please watch the video below to see how I created them.
(Note: I did the witch legs with black and orange acrylic craft paint. . . Some polishes can dry almost transparent which makes the image hazy and you won’t get the wow factor you are going for.)
STEP 4: WITCH HAT
For the hat, I began by painting a black triangle. Then, paint a long oval shape for the brim of the hat. Next, paint a twist on the top of the triangle, to one side of the hat. Lastly, paint a little band of orange on the hat. For more clarification, please watch the video below.
Step 5: Apply Final Top Coat
Now apply your top coat. Make sure the paint is completely dry before adding top coat to help avoid smearing.
Gel Polish: Apply top coat, only after paint is completely dry. Cure in UV light for 2 minutes, or 1 minute with an LED light.
Step 6: Allow to Dry and Apply Cuticle Oil
Allow your polish to dry completely. Apply a cuticle oil just around your nails on the cuticle and rub into the skin.
Gel Polish: Remove sticky residue on top of nails with a little alcohol or polish remover and apply cuticle oil.
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