I love mini pumpkins -- Just saying. ;)
You will need a black and white nail polish along with a form of dotting tool. :) I used Black Heart and Hard To Get by Sally Hansen and just a wooden pencil.
Here is Black Heart by Sally Hansen. I'm sorry to admit that I haven't used this little bugger for a while and I forgot how wonderfully it applies! This is just ONE coat! It's very black and applies smoothly. :) I've been using Smoke and Ashes by China Glaze too much. :'(
Ghost Nail Art Tutorial:
1. Paint your entire nail black. (Or any background color you desire).
2. Using your white nail polish, draw a large hill onto your nail. It's like your covering the entire nail, but you're going to leave the area near your cuticle your base color. (Does this step 2 look familiar? ;) Penguin nails you say? ;))
3. Now draw some black triangles at the bottom of your mound. I just free handed it by dipping my pencil into nail polish, but you can use tape if you really want to. Also, I realized later that the ghosts would be super cute if they had more of a squiggle bottom instead of a sharp zag like mine. But either way, they're still fun!
4. Add some eyes and a mouth to your ghost! Don't hesitate to add some bows or other accessories or body parts like arms. ;) I'm just too lazy and liked mine simple. :)
And here goes my larger pictorial! I haven't done one of these in a LONG time!! :D
My black base
White mounds and oh! I added "Boo" :) Just because I wanted to. ;)
My little ghostie bottoms :)
Eyes! And if you just wanted to stop there, you could!
And taaa-daah! Various facial expressions. ;)
I hope that you enjoyed this really simple Halloween nail art tutorial idea. If I can do it, I'm positive you can as well! These little ghosts are perfect for that spooky night. ;) And if you have glow in the dark polish (*cough cough* Such as Ghoulish Glow by China Glaze), do try this out! That'd be sooooo neat to have them glow in the dark! :D Anyway, let me know if you try this idea out! I'd love to see how you did it. :) Until next time, Your Polish Pal, Jenna :)
(P.S. Just in case no one gets my "wanna-be" pun... It was supposed to be like "I gotta do it" as in Halloween tutorials. *bahahaha corny laughter* ;) Or maybe not. :'( Hehe, well have a great Halloween and BE SAFE if you're going out! :D And bring me lots of candy. Yes. Thanks. ;))
(P.S.S. LAST post script! Did you know you could do Pac-Man nails with the basics of this tutorial? ;) Just turn these little white ghosts into red, yellow, and blue and you're set! Just another idea hehe).