The Skull Mani: 6 Steps to Halloween-Ready Nails

No Halloween costume? Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered. These DIY skull nails are a quick, easy, and just-whimsical-enough way to support the holiday without dressing up.


What you’ll need:

  • White nail polish (I like Sally Hansen’s "White On")
  • Black nail pen
  • Clear top coat

The how-to:

  1. Paint your nails with two coats of white nail polish and let dry completely.
  2. Next, use your black nail pen to make circles for the eyes (the more imperfect the better) up by the cuticle.
  3. For the nose, draw a very small upside-down heart right below the eyes.
  4. Make thin, semi-jagged lines along the tip of your nail for the mouth.
  5. Repeat for all nails.
  6. Finish with a clear top coat.

Want more Halloween nail inspiration? Check out this Pinterest board.

By Carolyn Schultz, Staff Writer

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