Halloween is right around the corner, but if you don't have a costume planned, don't fret! These simple, spooky nail art designs by Fleury Rose will get you into the spirit in no time.
Step 1: Apply a base coat, followed by a base color of polish in two coats. Fleury chose a neutral gray shade - be sure to give your nails extra time to dry before you start the art!
Step 2: Use a regular nail polish brush and wipe off most of the polish to be sure it doesn't go on too thick. Make little blobs that come up toward the top of the nail, and add a couple of little dots towards the base of the nail to look like drips.
Fleury's tip: The less polish you have on the brush, the easier it is to control.
Step 3: Connect the "blobs" of blood together at the top of the nail with curved, short strokes. This will help to create the "dripping" effect!
Step 4: Almost done! Fleury recommends that you "cap the tips" with your polish - make sure you cover the very tips of your nails so that the art lasts longer.
Step 5: Add a top coat and you're set! Fleury suggests that you invest in a top-of-the-line top coat if you want your nail art to last.
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