Nail Art Sunday – Halloween

The theme for today’s Nail Art Sunday is Halloween and that leaves room for a lot of nail art and a lot of different interpretations. I’ve always wanted to paint a spider so I went for a spider accent nail together with a dark and (hopefully) mysterious background based on one of the Halloween’s colors, red. I tried to paint the spider with acrylics and it looked OK but not OK enough so I washed that off and started to paint the spider with a white nail polish. I’m not completely happy with my spider but I’ll practice more for my next spider :)

Halloween - Spider

Halloween - Spider

For the background I started with one coat of A-England Lancelot. Using the watercolor technique I created some red areas. I started with Essie – She’s Pampered but that was a little bit too dark and didn’t create enough contrast to the black so I continued with Essie – Bazooka to lighten up the background a little bit. Bazooka isn’t that light itself and it’s a little bit sheer but it managed to bring enough light to the background to make me happy.

Halloween Spider background

Halloween Spider background



  1. October 27, 2013 / 8:17 pm

    i love the background :D

  2. Cindi
    October 27, 2013 / 9:06 pm

    I love the background on this. You did a great job on the spider too!

  3. Delphi Michaels
    October 27, 2013 / 9:25 pm

    I’m not that find of any spider but, I agree, your background is beautiful! You found a gorgeous blend. May I ask what your topcoat is? Thank you!

    • October 28, 2013 / 6:45 pm

      Thank you!
      I’m currently using Poshé topcoat :)

  4. October 27, 2013 / 10:06 pm

    Jag tycker det var snyggt jag! Både basen och spindeln :)

  5. October 27, 2013 / 10:41 pm

    Men fy, så sjukt höstigt och snyggt!

  6. October 28, 2013 / 3:33 am

    This is awesome! I love your spider! :D

  7. October 28, 2013 / 5:57 am

    Jag tycker det blev väldigt effektfullt och mystiskt!

  8. October 28, 2013 / 9:48 am

    The background looks amazing! And the spider does too :)

  9. October 28, 2013 / 1:59 pm

    Amazing model :)

  10. October 28, 2013 / 7:04 pm

    mystiskt, effektfullt och väldigt snyggt.

  11. October 28, 2013 / 10:35 pm

    The base is gorgeous! I’ve never tried the watercolour technique, but I really must!