Nail Art

Halloween Goth Girly Nails

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Wherever you’ll turn your head, the chances to miss Halloween bats are just as improbable as missing Halloween pumpkins and yummy pumpkin pies! Fluttery bats, menacing bats, creepy bats spread their wings world wide for the last days and nails of October.

My not so creepy gothic nail art may look (I hope) complicated but it is way easier than expected and (I think) happier than most Halloween nails ^_^ – not to mention I got to use my latest topper obsession (wink)!

matte pink nails zoya

As my base color was pink – as I wanted to continue to support (Breast) Cancer Awareness Month, I tried to find something to creep it up a bit. Especially since the name is self-explanatory – Zoya Sweet! A dark, dramatic contrast and a blunt motif can goth up any color, let alone pink! I had to bring on the matte topcoat to dull the shine off so the watercolors/acrylics would catch on the polish surface.

halloween goth nails how to

Trimmed down to only a couple of threads, my nail art brush was ready to give its best bat rendition with a drop of black acrylic colors – not too small, hectically flying, my bats were spreading their dark wings, ready to scare off any errant fly in search of a good laugh!

how to paint bats on nails

See also: Fall Nails for Rainy Days!

Actually, finishing two nails and looking at my silver-eyed bats, I was so spooked, I needed a distraction. The kind which only glitter can provide! So I randomly (ha! Yeah, right!) picked a glitter topcoat to cover the index and the pinkie fingernails to bring out the fun in this gothic Halloween manicure! The salt and pepper Golden Rose topper is perfect for that task! Fun and pretty, it added exactly what my nails were deeply missing – fun&sparkle!

bats nails halloween

Halloween is a celebration. Celebrations should be fun, right? And so should these Halloween Goth Girly nails be! Fun, cute, not too scary, not too gore. Lighthearted and pink! Actually, I think I would love myself some pink pumpkins too, what say you? And pink ghosts while we’re at it ^_^

halloween nails bats glitter

See also: Fall nail polish essentials!

how to halloween nails bats step by step tutorial

I’m Cecilia and I love painting my nails so much that I decided to share my passion and all I’ve learned with you on my website.


  1. Mina

    October 22, 2015 at 7:59 pm

    Pink everything!!! :)) These are most adorable and I love your bats and their tiny lamp eyes! You did great!!

    • Cecilia

      October 24, 2015 at 6:28 pm

      Thank you Mina! You’re so kind on my painting skills! Ever since I saw your portraits and trimmed down my brush I’ve been trying to improve my freehand approach so I owe it all to you – happy you lik’em!

  2. Macar'Ongle

    October 28, 2015 at 2:52 am

    These little bats are so nicely done ! I wanted to do some for a halloween mani, now I know how I will draw them ;)

  3. Cecilia

    October 30, 2015 at 5:14 pm

    Aww! So happy you found them useful! That’s amazing <3

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