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10 Spooky Gel Nail Ideas to Make Heads Roll This Halloween

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Having a ‘mare picking your Halloween nails this year? We’ve got you covered.

Whether you’re hunting for a sinister set or wanting to ‘creep it cute, Gelous has got the holiday's most scream-worthy nail art and gel polishes for you, boo. It’s RIP to lifeless manicures, and a haunting hello to DIY gel nails to die for. Keep reading to find your signature set for the spooky season. 

Batmani Gel Nail Polish Art

Gelous Batmani Halloween gel nail art - photographed in USA on model

Glam meets gloom, this Batman-inspired ‘Batmani’ calls you over to the dark side. A hauntingly chic combo, the gothic, black base sets the stage for a sinister silver design that everyone will go batty over. For this badass set, we’ve mixed black Gel Nail Polish with Silver Mirror Chrome Powder to form a striking silver gel. Use your Nail Art Palette and a Dotting Tool to blend these, before intricately painting five lines up the nail using your Thin Nail Art Brush. Create the bat's body by then joining the lines together, taking care to keep the tips pointed. Dark and ominous, this 'Batmani' is everything you could ask for in a DIY Halloween manicure.

Looking for a tutorial?

To recreate this look, watch our ‘Batmani’ Gel Nail Art Tutorial on YouTube.

Ghost Tips Gel Nail Polish Art

Gelous Ghost Tips Halloween gel nail art - photographed in USA on model

Perhaps our favourite nail art for the spooky season, these adorable ‘Ghost Tips’ prove Halloween manicures don’t have to be scary. Not only do they make for a boo-tiful set; they're also ghoulishly good for nail artists of all skill levels. To create them, start with a barely-there sheer Gel Nail Polish as the base, then use Whiteout and its brush to paint swirls across the tips of your nails. Keeping one end thick and the other thin, this will form the distinctive ghostly shape. There's no need to be overly particular, these little souls shouldn’t be perfectly symmetrical! Complete the look by crafting the eyes using Black Out and your trusty Dotting Tool. The perfect nail design for those who prefer celebrating Halloween with a more subtle touch, these cuties can always be called on.

Looking for a tutorial?

To recreate this look, watch our ‘Ghost Tips’ Gel Nail Art Tutorial on YouTube.

Bloody Chrome Gel Nail Polish Art

Gelous Bloody Chrome Halloween gel nail art - photographed in USA on model

Carrie, is that you? Shine with a side of sinister, this ‘Bloody Chrome’ nail art is a beautiful nightmare. With chrome hugely trending at the moment, once it's paired with an oozing-red-glitter-blood tip, you’ve got the ultimate cool girl Halloween manicure. Start by curing Black Out and Gelous Top Coat, before rubbing Silver Mirror Chrome Powder in a circular motion over the nail. Apply a further layer of Top Coat, cure, and dust off the excess powder. Next, let chrome meet crimson by taking your Thin Nail Art Brush and sultry-red-shimmer, Blood Lust, to paint the blood drips. Once appropriately gory, connect the drips to create a swirly, oozy tip. Glamour’s got a dark side this Halloween.

Looking for a tutorial?

To recreate this look, watch our ‘Bloody Chrome’ Gel Nail Art Tutorial on YouTube.

Creepy Crawlies Gel Nail Polish Art

Gelous Creepy Crawlies Halloween gel nail art - photographed in USA on model

Send shivers down your spine this Halloween with a spider-inspired DIY manicure. Dare to get closer? This ‘Creepy Crawlies’ Gel Nail Polish Art promises to weave a wicked web on your spooky season mani, cursing your nails with a haunting ombre and itsy bitsy spider details. For this frightful look, we’ve used witchy Glitter Gel Nail Polish, Black Magic, the gorgeous sheer, French Kiss, and the beautifully bold purple polish, Violet Delights. To create the ombre French tip, simply glide Black Magic down the nail with your Ombre Brush. Allow spiders to crawl their way up by first forming a cobweb using Black Out and your Thin Nail Art Brush, drawing a line down the nail. Next, take your Dotting Tool to form the body and head, whilst using the previously mentioned brush to paint the legs. Add the final chilling touch by dotting a Whiteout speck on the spider's back – your own tiny arachnid horrors.

Looking for a tutorial?

To recreate this look, watch our ‘Creepy Crawlies’ Gel Nail Art Tutorial on YouTube.

Ghost Grid Gel Nail Polish Art

Gelous Ghost Grid Halloween gel nail art - photographed in USA on model

Cute, creepy, and creative, this ‘Ghost Grid’ manicure brings a modern vibe to your Halloween nails. A ghoulishly good combo, the slime-green grids, paired with sparkling French tips and haunting ghost accents is a real ‘scream. Craft the trendy grid by using Let’s Be Frank and your Thin Nail Art Brush to create precise, even lines, followed by painting Silver Lining French tips over top. Give your nails the official spook factor by then painting Whiteout ghostly figures using your Nail Art Brush, and finish by dotting on their scream-worthy eyes and mouths with our best-selling Black Out Gel Nail Polish. No costume? No worries. This DIY gel manicure makes for the trendiest spooky surprise.

Blood Lust Gel Nail Polish

Gelous Blood Lust gel nail polish - photographed in USA on model

Love at first bite, Blood Lust brings the Halloween heat. The sultry, red-glitter Gel Nail Polish you’ve been yearning for, this shade is made for those with a thirst for glamour. Flawlessly pairing with any costume, it’s the ultimate Gel Nail Polish for those wanting to level up their traditional red manicure for the spooky season. Devilishly good, and ghoulishly glam – it gets our seal of approval.

Midnight Blues Gel Nail Polish

Gelous Midnight Blues gel nail polish - photographed in USA on model

An enchanting blue Gel Nail Polish with a gentle metallic shimmer, Midnight Blues is total moonlit magic. An eerily elegant hue that’ll have you under its spell, this shade ensures your nails will be ready for the witching hour. Brewed up in the finest of cauldrons, Midnight Blues is a moody mani essential. The perfect choice for those looking to give a subtler nod to Halloween, and even better, it won’t look out of place come November 1st.

Let’s Be Frank Gel Nail Polish

Gelous Let's Be Frank gel nail polish - photographed in USA on model

Looking to bring your nails to life? Let’s be Frank is the answer. A green Gel Nail Polish with a slightly warm-yellow undertone, this vibrant potion is monstrously chic. Reminiscent of Frankenstein’s iconic creation, there are no secrets here – this hue is specially concocted for fright night. Flaunt it solo, or team it up with white or black nail art for a spooky look that’ll leave you feeling frankly fabulous.

Don’t Trick Me, Treat Me Gel Nail Polish

Gelous Don't Trick Me, Treat Me gel nail polish - photographed in USA on model

The most Halloween-coded shade, Don’t Trick Me, Treat Me is an essential Gel Nail Polish for the spooky season. An electrifying, pumpkin orange that's bursting with holographic glitters, you need to get your claws on this must-have ASAP. Your perfect treat-or-treating companion, this Halloween Gel Nail Polish gets straight to the point. All pumpkin spice and delight, it’s all treats and none of the tricks.

Violet Delights Gel Nail Polish

Gelous Violet Delights gel nail polish - photographed in USA on model

All eyes on Violet Delights, this lavish purple Gel Nail Polish makes for wickedly good manicures. Channelling all the ‘Hocus Pocus’ vibes, this bewitching shade promises to sprinkle a little magic on your Halloween nails. Lending some purple powers to the haunting hours, Violet Delights is a great shade if you’re short on time. Whilst considered a Halloween holy grail, its sumptuous tones ensure it’ll look beautiful any time of the year.

With all this spooky manicure inspo, why not ghoul all out this Halloween with a scary-good set? Whether you’re after something more frightful or delightful, recreating these nail designs at home with Gelous is a breeze. Shop the Gelous Gel Nail Polish Halloween Collection now!

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