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Fall is in the air, which means Halloween is just around the corner. Whether you plan to go as something scary, sexy, cute, or funny, you will need the right makeup to complete your costume. Here are some of our favorite Halloween makeup ideas to thrill and chill you!

Spooky Or Sweet Skeleton

This colorful take on a traditional skeleton costume has become popular in recent years. To create this look, you will need to start with a white base. Black cream eyeshadow can be used to deepen the areas around the eyes and mouth, while darker powder eyeshadows can add some definition around your cheekbones, nose, and forehead. Feel free to use bright eye or lip colors with small makeup brushes to create intricate designs that transform your scary makeup into an impressive masterpiece. Want to really bring the glam? Apply glitter!

Swashbuckling Pirate

Pirates are popular costumes, and it’s easy to see why. Who doesn’t want to dress in striped pants, wear an eyepatch, and carry a sword? Even better, pirate makeup is pretty simple, but you can still have fun and get creative! If you’re going for a classic pirate look, use your favorite eyeliner or cream eyeshadow to draw a funny mustache and beard. You can also apply lipstick and concealer to create scars. Want to really go all out? Use a thin makeup brush or liquid eyeliner to draw some Sailor Jerry-inspired tattoos.

If you want to make your look a bit less funny and more glam, opt for a sexy smokey eye with scars. Mascara is a must! Also, don’t forget the perfect costume!

Spellbinding Witch

Nowadays, witches can be scary, sexy, and even funny—making them one of the most versatile Halloween makeup ideas on our list! If you have experience or the time to learn about makeup prosthetics, incorporate a plastic nose into your costume and blend it into your natural skin using concealer and makeup. For something a little easier, go for a dark lip, your favorite eye makeup, and a traditional witch hat to finish off your costume. Long, flirty lashes can add a sophisticated touch to your witch look. Talk about enchanting!

Sexy Vampire

This is a recognizable Halloween classic you can easily put your own spin on! A traditional vampire look usually starts with pale foundation, dark eye makeup, and sharp contouring. Depending on what sort of vampire lore you’re into, a little bit of glitter on your cheekbones or nose can really highlight your features. Finally—a red lip is essential to completing the look.

Clown Chic

What would Halloween be without clowns? Some people love them, other people hate them. Either way, they’re great for practicing different makeup techniques. Most clown makeup features a white base, large eyes, and a smile. Embrace someone’s fear of clowns with dark eye makeup and either a blood-red or black lip. For something sweet and silly, try a pastel or natural palette. Add a bit of sparkle with either a glitter highlight or lip.

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Nail foils come in thousands of colors and designs and take a manicure from ordinary to extraordinary in just a few easy steps. Take a break from Zoom calls, homeschooling, and other chores, put some music on and give yourself a nail art foil manicure. We’ve got all the instructions and tips on applying and removing nail foils you need to get started.

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What Is Nail Art Foil?

Nail foil is a metallic-effect nail wrap or sticker used to create intricate nail designs. Chunky nail art foils first turned up in the New Wave ‘80s, but these are not your mother’s foils! Today’s nail foils are tissue-paper thin and come in tiny blotting paper-sized sheets or little pots of foil chips. Both types come in more colors than you can possibly imagine.

Nail art foils are applied over a coat of nail polish and a topcoat. You can use nail art foils to cover the entire nail, just the tips, or splashed randomly over the nail for a sparkly effect. You can also try combining different foil colors or cut them into strips to create a stripe effect. If you can imagine it, you can do it with any set of foil stickers.


How to Apply Nail Foil?

While there are some nail foil stickers you can apply with only your finger, most require a few necessary and easy-to-source tools of the trade. Your nail art foil kit should include:

Nail Polish

Before you apply foils to your nails, you’ll need at least one coat of polish. Some pros suggest a silver or dark undertone, but choose any color you think will look nice with your foils. Experts also suggest using gel polish because it has the tackiness needed for the foils to really adhere. You can use regular polish as long as you make sure to let everything dry completely before moving on to the next step.

How to Apply Nail Foil
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Nail Foil Adhesive Glue

This is a particular glue that helps the nail foils stick to your nail. Make sure the glue is designed for nail foils. Look for it to be included in many nail art foil kits or pick up a few bottles from Amazon (see above).

Heat Lamp  

Everyone who loves at-home manicures should invest in a nail lamp, but if you want to do nail foils, they really are a necessity. Most nail foil glues must be cured under a lamp to be effective. For less than $35, you can get a heat lamp to complete your nail look and dry your manicure in no time.

Cotton swab, rubbing alcohol, tweezers… Have a pair of tweezers nearby for applying nail art foils and cotton swabs for pressing and smoothing them into place.

Nail Foil Application Steps

Assemble your nail foils and tools and give yourself plenty of time. Precision and curing time are very important. Put on some music or a favorite Netflix series, relax, take your time, and have fun.

  1. Apply the Polish

    Clean your nails and apply base coat and gel nail polish. We prefer gel polish because it’s better suited to the nail foils and the glue. In a pinch, you can use a regular polish but make sure your nails are completely dry before starting the next step.

  2. Cure

    Cure your nails under a nail lamp until they are completely dry. Now you’ll need to gently remove the tacky layer on top of your nails with some rubbing alcohol and a cotton pad. Make sure any tacky residue is completely gone before moving on, or your foils won’t adhere.

  3. Glue It up!

    Paint a coat of the nail foil glue over each nail. Again, this is a very specific glue for applying nail art foils. Make sure the glue you’re using is for foil art applications. Let it dry until it’s completely clear.

  4. Choose Your Foils

    Now the fun part – apply the nail foils! Choose the foil pattern or patterns you want to use. You can apply it to the entire nail or just part of a nail, do your entire manicure, or just an accent nail. Don’t be afraid to cut the foils or use multiple foils on a single nail. The choice is yours to be as creative as you’d like.

  5. Foiling Time!

    Make sure the foil design is facing up and away from the nail. Apply the foil by pressing it down lightly where you’d like it. With the cotton swab, press the foil down to make sure there are no bubbles or creases on the nail. Keep smoothing until the foil starts to separate from the nail. It’s okay to give it a very gentle pull to lift it off completely.

  6. Apply a Topcoat

    Apply a topcoat and admire your work. Stop for a minute, and admire your beautiful nail art design. Now to make sure your beautiful nail art foil doesn’t peel off, apply at least one layer of clear topcoat to seal everything down.

How to Use Nail Foil
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How to Remove Nail Foil Stickers?

Don’t worry, nail foil removal is easy. It does take time and a bit of patience to apply nail art foils, but if you make a mistake or just feel like changing things up, removing your foils is quick and easy.

How to Remove Nail Foil Stickers?
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Foil stickers can be removed with acetone nail polish remover. Dab a bit into a cotton pad and apply to the nails. In a pinch rubbing alcohol may also work. Use an orange stick to pick up stray foil bits from the cuticle and nail beds.

Photos via @nailsmade, @leo_nail_2017, Instagram

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Interesting Trendy Nails Ideas To Consider

Ravishing nails are definitely a must for every woman. But, these days, when the variety of nail designs is greater than ever it is getting harder with every second to pick just one. There are occasions that simply force you to look nothing but classy. That is exactly the reason why we have gathered here all the perfectly suitable designs for all the events in one place. But, unlike all the other sources we made sure that with our designs your nails will not only look classy but sassy at the same time. Let’s have a closer look!

Pineapple of My Eye

Take your nails on vacation with a bright pink and pineapple design.

Flamingo Pool Party

Make a splash this summer with an eclectic combination of flamingos, cacti, and leaves.

Sunset Ombré

Morning or night, you can sit back and watch a gorgeous sunset whenever you want with these nails.

Juicy Fruit

Put the lime in the manicure and shake it all up! Watermelons, limes, and pineapples are the stars of this mani.

We All Scream

What says summer more than ice cream? Nothing! When the weather gets warm, opt for a manicure that’s good enough to eat.

Pink Shades Nails With Glitter Accents

If you are looking for pink nail designs for short nails that we have a perfect suggestion in mind. How about this sweet and elegant blend of sparkles and nude shades?

Classy Nails With Charming Stripes

There are lots of nail designs for short nails, but if you are looking for something elegant and charming at the same time, then we may have something in store for you. Have a look yourself!

Stripes and Leaves

Match your striped beach towels by painting three of your nails just like ’em. With two leaf accents, it’s breezy and beautiful.

Fruit Salad

Fruits aren’t just important for your health; they’re also a crucial part of your summer style. If you can’t decide on your favorite, decorate each nail with a different one.

Delicate Mani With Minimalist Accent

Those of you who are looking for a delicate manicure, you need to bear it in mind that not only hues matter. The way you intertwine the gentle hues with proper accents is crucial too. This design is the perfect proof to the point.

Hawaiian Flowers

Who needs a trip to Hawaii when your nails look like they’ve been there all year? (Okay, we still want that vacation, though.)

Little Lilac Triangles

A pretty lilac nail gets a hint of geometric edge thanks to micro-triangles in a deeper royal hue.

Sparkles and Stripes

Want a simple way to upgrade your favorite neutral polish? Draw a skinny line of gold glitter down the center of each nail and watch how pretty the metallic looks glinting in the summer sun.

On the Flip Side

The top of your nails aren’t the only part you can paint — your undersides can be incorporated, too! Play it cool and neutral in a nude nail color on top, then add a bright tangerine shade to the underside.

Pastel Pieces

This geometric design is totally modern, but the muted shades keep it from looking over the top.

Melon Moons

What could be better than a cool slice of watermelon on a hot summer day? Watermelon nail art, of course. Impress your friends with this adorable look that makes your hands stand out.

Triple Triangles

You’ve seen plenty of reverse French tip manis, but this one trades the typical oval-shapes or circular moons for a zig-zag design instead — and uses four gorgeous summer shades to boot.

Road Trip

Show off your love for traveling with this vintage road map design. Don’t worry if it looks complicated — the design isn’t freehanded. All you need is white polish, clear polish, rubbing alcohol, and a map.

Delicate Dots

Summer nail art doesn’t have to be bright to make a big impact. This blush-colored polish is pretty on its own, but the white dots around the edges make it really pop.

Citrus Squeeze

Show off your love for your favorite citrus with these bright orange slice nails.

Nautical Moons

For something that’s extra funky, try this red, white, and blue nail art tutorial that combines sparkles, stripes, and patriotic shades.

Adventurous Ombré

Pop this friendly little starfish atop your ombré nails for a beach-ready manicure that adds flair to any summer look.

Going Bananas

Andy Warhol (and Curious George) would definitely approve of these bold pop art banana nails.

Summer Stripes

This mani may look complicated, but it just takes a little patience and a steady hand — or at least a bit of striping tape. Swap the colors for other shades throughout the summer to match all your favorite outfits and special occasions.

Hypnotic Contrast

When it comes to short nails designs you should in no case be afraid of experimentation. Use contrast shades to your advantage and enjoy the spicy result.

Chevron Chic

Elongate short nails and make use of all your favorite polishes with a cool, ’70s-inspired chevron design that stacks up different shades.

Orange Color Nails With Black Accent

Classy nails designs can be pretty bright too. This matte bright orange nail art combined with black accents is the best proof of the idea.

Sunny Days

Sunny yellow may not be the first shade you reach for when doing your nails, but a funky negative space manicure like this one could make you warm up to a canary color.

Beach Beauty

Play with primary colors for this bright nail design, a.k.a. the perfect manicure to wear to the beach.

Cute And Classy Nails With Tiny Icons

It may be difficult to choose a proper design for short nails at times. But we think that this combo of simplicity and edginess is worth at least some of your attention.

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Nail Art seems to now be ruling the beauty and fashion world. From the models on the ramp to international movie stars to even school going girls, everybody loves to sport nail art. Thanks to the endless styles you can flaunt and the various methods that make this task easy.

Nail art on toes look very pretty and chic, like the way they do on finger nails. The procedure of doing designs of nail art on toes is almost the same as you do it on your finger nails. With little practice you can master the technique of nail art on toes.

There are a plethora of easy designs that you can create yourself. So to make your upcoming event or a boring Sunday afternoon cheerful and exciting, here we present to you a fine collection of 12 nail art for toes!

Nail Art For Toes – Top 12 Ideas:

Nail art designs sync perfectly with any trend and from our collection you can draw inspiration for your next pedicure session. You can choose nail art patterns to match your personality or mood and add flair to your look.

Moreover if you love glitzy-glam nail art, then you will definitely try these below mentioned nail art designs for toes. These combine the power of glistening nail art accessories and glitter with the pretty powerful mood changing properties of high pigmented nail lacquers.

Check out these 12 easy nail art ideas for toes which will make your foot look lovely…

1. Polka Dot Toe Nail Art:

Creating simple polka dots on toes look cool and very pretty. This gives vintage look. To create this look, you just need to paint your nails in any color and add contrasting dots using a dotting tool or tooth pick. When the design dries up, add a top coat.

This simple Polka Dot design will surely grab eyes.

2. Half Moon Toe Nail Art:

Opt for a stylish ombre nail art style! Spice up the look of a monochrome nail polish with a contrasting glitter applied asymmetrically over the nails. You can also try stylish rhinestones that can easily be applied over wet nail polish.

Creating half moon on thumb of your feet and alternating the colors on other toe nails look very chic and quite easy to do. Your feet will not go unnoticed!

3. Stamping On Toe Nails:

One of the modern trends that are in peak is Nail Stamping Art. It is easy, quick and effective. You just need to apply or stamp the pre-designed images on your toes. Since other nails are very small to stamp, you can stamp on your thumb and use it as an accent nail.

This not only looks beautiful on your toes, but it gives gorgeous effect to it.

[ Read: 11 Best At-Home Gel Nail Kits ]

4. Floral Pattern On Toe Nails:

Floral toe nail art paint is the prettiest.You can paint the toe with a base color of your choice and then draw a flower on it.

If you are very good with free hand painting then it would be very easy to draw them on the toes, similar to one in the picture. Isn’t this looking beautiful?

5. Multicolored Thumb:

You can paint multiple colors on your thumb and keep other toes simple. You can choose these colors that match your dress.

This nail art will look very elegant. This can also made funky by using glitters.

6. Five Dot Flowers On Toe Nails:

Creating five dot pattern flowers on the thumbs of your feet is very easy. You can also match your toenail art with the footwear and the dress you are wearing.

Look at the picture, isn’t it looking spectacular? If yes, then why not give a try!

7. Lady Bug Toes:

Creating lady bug pattern on toes looks very cute and summerish! Lady Bug is also considered as good luck symbol.

You can then paint lady bug on your thumb using red and black colors. Red being the base color and on that you can draw black bug (dots) as shown in the image. Isn’t this a versatile way to accentuate your feet!

8. Sticker On Toes:

Decorating your toes with sweet little stickers in fashion now a days. These stickers are easily available in the market. Choose whichever you like as per your mood or party theme!

Apply stickers or water decals on toes and give yourself a pretty look. It is easy and not time consuming at all.

9. Leopard Print On Toes:

Animal prints on feet look phenomenal! One such animal design is Leopard print. All you need is golden and black color nail paints. Color your toe nails with gold color and on that make black curves, as shown in the picture.

This is quite easy to do using nail art pens. You can also make it more interesting with pink hearts on it. You can also choose color of your choice to give it more innovative look.

[ Read: Summer Nail Polish Trends ]

10. Star Toe Nails:

Stars are easy to draw and adding these star patterns makes your toe look cute. You can also add glitter on nails and make it look very beautiful.

Apply some star shaped stickers to a glittery silver base to get the look just like this picture. Now you’re all set for night parties!

11. Bindis Or Rhinestones Toe Nail Art:

If you are in a hurry and want to do nail art in few minutes, then you can create this look by sticking bindis on your toe nails. Apply a top coat and you are good to go!

A simple base color which matches your dress and on that the design which you like using bindis will look wow.

12. Stripes Toe Nail Art:

You can draw stripes on toe nail to make them look spectacular. You can choose the color according to the dress you wear and match it with footwear to make this look pretty. We have used here shades of blue, black and white.

A nice combination will make your toes look beautiful. They are very easy to do, Isn’t it!

Did you try any of these nail art designs? There is also a free nail art app that will give you a huge collection of images for inspiration. Share your views and let us know your favourite toe nail art by commenting below.

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