The devil really is in the details, especially when we are talking about Halloween night! Makeup, hair, nails, shoes, eyelashes, and accessories matter. I know you can buy glue on nails at the grocery store or Target, but have you ever considered making your own Halloween nails with hot glue? Sounds like too much work, right? Nope, not anymore work than meticulously gluing on your plastic nails that look cheap, unrealistic, and are falling right off in ten minutes anyway. My only work of caution. Be careful with that hot glue gun, so you don't have a nasty burn for the big Hallow's Eve night. Hold onto your seats, we are making nails out of hot glue.
What you need:
- Hot Glue Gun
- Hot Glue Sticks x 4
- Halloween Nail Polish(your choice, however, black is the best)
- Top Coat Nail Polish
- Nail File
First, make sure your nails are clean, dry, and free of nail polish. Take your nail file and gently file the entirety of your nail for good "hot glue" adhesion. PLUG IN your hot glue gun and keep it on the "low" setting. Wait 1 to 2 minutes. Put a thin lay of hot glue on your nail bed being careful of staying away from the surrounding skin. Do this with all 10 fingers and then UNPLUG your hot glue gun for 1 to 2 minutes.
Next, PLUG IN your hot glue gun and keep it on the "low" setting. Wait 2 minutes. Use gravity on this step and allow the hot glue to drip down toward the tip of your nails. Again, be careful and stay away from the surrounding skin. Work quickly to cover all 10 nails then UNPLUG your hot glue gun.
Lastly, PLUG IN your hot glue gun and keep it on the "low" setting. Wait 2 minutes. It is time to shape those nails with tip of the hot glue gun. I would also go back to the tips of the nails to define the tips. You may think they look a little gnarly, but they are Halloween nails and gnarly is what we are trying to achieve.
Let your nails dry and paint your nails per usual. Pay attention to the sides and underneath the tips. They look awesome right!? Word of caution: If you get a nail caught on something it will rip right off. Also, keep them as dry as possible. I hope these DIY Halloween nails make you the creepiest guest at this year's Halloween party. Happy haunting everyone!
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