By Kathryn M. D’Imperio

Halloween nail decals or nail stickers offer a versatile way to decorate your nails for Halloween or any costume party occasion. You can choose nail sticker style Halloween nail decals, temporary tattoo style Halloween nail decals, or water slide Halloween nail decals. Nail decals can be an easy way to spice up your nails for a holiday or special event. Even if you aren’t skilled at painting designs on your nails, you can choose creative and spooky nail decals to use instead for a similar effect.

Halloween decals and nail stickers or nail tattoos come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, colors, and styles. You can find countless peel-and-stick nail designs, like the Halloween Collection from nubar, which includes spiders and spider webs, witches, black cats, pumpkins, bats, ghosts, skull and crossbones, candles, masks, candy, and more. You can also find other nail art tattoos, nail art stickers, and nail art decals for Halloween from other brands like Joby or Nail Art™.

How to Apply Halloween Nail Decals
Some nail decals are just like stickers! You can clean and paint your nails and allow them to dry fully, then press on each Halloween nail decal you want for your manicure or pedicure. To make your Halloween manicures last longer you can apply a clear or glossy topcoat to help protect your nail polish and nail decals.

If you are applying Halloween water slide nail decals, you can add these to your manicure or pedicure in as little as ten minutes at home. You will need some water slide nail decals, scissors, a dish of water, and nail polish, including a bottle of clear polish. For a complete overview of water slide nail decals, please see: What are Water Slide Nail Decals and How Do You Apply Water Slide Nail Decals at Life Love Beauty.

Halloween Manicure and Pedicure Styles for Spooky Nail Decals
When you prepare to paint your own Halloween manicure or pedicure, be sure to consider the colors of the Halloween nail decals you plan to use. Try to maintain good color contrast as you plan your spooky manicures and pedicures. Pick dark nail polish background colors for light colored nail decals and vice versa. You don’t want the color of your nails and the Halloween nail decals to compete.

You can also use a clear nail polish background or glitter nail polish background for your Halloween decals. If you prefer something a little more elegant for a fancy costume party, plan to do your nails in a French manicure or French pedicure and then apply a Halloween nail decal to one specific nail as an accent.

You can have a lot of fun creating different Halloween manicures and pedicures using fun nail art items. Once you get the hang of applying Halloween nail art decals, you should attempt more complex nail art techniques like water marbling and painting specific nail art designs for any occasion.