7 Spooky Halloween Nail Art Ideas for 2022

  • 5 min read

Halloween is fast approaching and here at Gelous we love any excuse to paint our nails with fun, themed gel nail art designs. Our amazing resident nail whiz has created some epic designs for people of all skill levels. Whether you love an all-out spooky-themed gel manicure or something a little bit more fun, we have the perfect gel nail art design for you!

Medusa Snakes Halloween Gel Nail Art

Gelous Halloween Medusa Snakes gel nail art - photographed in New Zealand on model

This striking serpent-themed gel nail art is relatively easy to recreate and gives us all of the Slytherin vibes that we adore during the spooky season. Start by filing your nails into an almond shape. Next, you'll want to paint some nails with plain Never Never Land Gel Nail Polish, some with an ombré blend from Never Never Land to Black Out Gel Nail Polish, and some with a delicate snake design on a French Kiss Gel Nail Polish base. This design is simple and subtle, but definitely not dull, with the mesmerising Gel Nail Polish making it incredibly eye-catching. 50 points to Slytherin!

Looking for a tutorial?

To recreate our Medusa Snakes gel nail art, watch our YouTube tutorial here.

Spider Web Tips Gel Nail Art

Gelous Spider Web Tips gel nail art - photographed in New Zealand on model

If you’re into something a sophisticated but still with a Halloween feel, then this gel manicure will be right up your alley. To recreate this nail art, start with a classic French tip using Black Out Gel Nail Polish on a French Kiss Gel Nail Polish base. On top of this, you'll want to paint a white spiderweb design. The spider web design will be the trickiest part of this manicure, as the lines are fine and detailed. We recommend taking your time, using our Nail Art Brushes and flash curing your nails regularly so you don’t bump or move any of the lines you create. In reality spiderwebs are never perfect, so don’t be too hard on yourself and enjoy this cute spider-themed gel manicure.

Looking for a tutorial?

To recreate our Spider Web Tips gel nail art, watch our Mini Tutorial Highlight on Instagram here.

Devil Tips Gel Nail Art

Gelous Halloween Devil Tips gel nail art - photographed in New Zealand on model

We’re obsessed with this devilish gel manicure - it's just too cute to pass up! This design uses the French manicure theme again, but we've added cute devil-themed touches to add a hint of Halloween to create a chic and understated gel manicure. Paint your base of French Kiss Gel Nail Polish to start with, then paint your French tips using Red Sass Gel Nail Polish. Before curing, you'll want to turn some of these French tips into tiny devil horns or the spiked tail that the devil is known for. Voila - you've got a gorgeous, chic manicure sure to dazzle at your Halloween party.

Looking for a tutorial?

To recreate our Devil Tips gel nail art, watch our YouTube tutorial here.

Swirls & Stickers Gel Nail Art

Gelous Halloween Swirls and Stickers gel nail art - photographed in New Zealand on model

If you want something super simple, then you'll love this fun gel manicure using our Glow in the Dark Spider Nail Stickers and Trick or Treat Nail Stickers. Start out with a base of French Kiss Gel Nail Polish, then create asymmetrical swirls on your nails with Just White Gel Nail Polish. Line your swirls with Ablaze Gel Nail Polish, then apply your Nail Art Stickers to whichever spots that suit. There you have it - a simple, cute and festive nail art design for those of us who aren't so confident with our Nail Art Brushes.

Looking for a tutorial?

To recreate our Swirls and Stickers gel nail art, watch our Mini Tutorial Highlight on Instagram here.

Subtle Cobwebs Gel Nail Art

Gelous Halloween Subtle Cobwebs gel nail art - photographed in New Zealand on model

These sinister gel nails look amazing and are simple to recreate without needing to have them absolutely perfect. This design looks great on almond-shaped nails to provide a large canvas area. Begin by painting a base of Black Out Gel Nail Polish, using Matte Top Coat instead of regular Top Coat as your final layer for that suede-like finish. Now you’ve got your matte black base, it’s time for the spiderweb! Using our fine Nail Art Brushes and standard gloss Top Coat, paint your shiny spiderwebs and cure. We love this subtle gel manicure - it's perfect for a creepy, yet understated Halloween look.

Looking for a tutorial?

To recreate our Subtle Cobwebs gel nail art, watch our Mini Tutorial Highlight on Instagram here.

Halloween Ombré Gel Nail Art

Gelous Halloween Ombre gel nail art - photographed in New Zealand on model

Ombré black and red gel nails seem like a no-brainer for Halloween gel nail art. It’ll look like you’ve dipped your nails in blood, which couldn't be any creepier, right? Luckily creating an ombré nail look is simple and always looks amazing! Start out by painting Black Out Gel Nail Polish on the bottom half of your nail, then paint Red Sass Gel Nail Polish on the top half of your nail. Without curing anything, use your Ombré Nail Art Brush to lightly brush across the join of the two colours, blending them upwards and downwards for a gradient effect. This gel manicure design is perfect for when you don't want to go all-out Halloween.

Looking for a tutorial?

To recreate our Halloween Ombré gel nail art, watch our Mini Tutorial Highlight on Instagram here.

Dripping Blood Gel Nail Art

Gelous Halloween Dripping Blood gel nail art - photographed in New Zealand on model

It wouldn't be a Halloween nail art blog without the dripping blood gel manicure. We've taken the look from gory to classy, with a mix'n'match combination of blood drips, french tips and plain red nails. Paint each style of nail separately - your first style with plain Red Sass Gel Nail Polish, your second style with a base of French Kiss Gel Nail Polish and a Red Sass Gel Nail Polish French tip and your third style with a base of French Kiss Gel Nail Polish and Red Sass blood drips. To create your blood drips, start by using a fine Nail Art Brush to line the top of the nail with Red Sass. After this, use your Dotting Tool to paint the bottom of the drips, then join it all together. Blood nails for Halloween? Iconic.

Looking for a tutorial?

To recreate our Dripping Blood gel nail art, watch our YouTube tutorial here.

We hope that this blog has given you some inspiration on how to use our Gelous Gel Nail Polish, Nail Art Brushes and Nail Art Stickers for your spooky Halloween manicures. We can’t wait to see what you come up with, so be sure to tag us so we can share and admire.

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