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Halloween‘s here! Well, almost. But with days to go, it means we need to start prepping our Halloween looks. While Singapore doesn’t really have a culture of dressing up in spooky outfits and playful costumes, it doesn’t mean we can’t participate in the festivities by jazzing up our nails. Here are 15 Halloween-themed manicure ideas that you can recreate at home or at the nail salon.

1. Spooky Spider Webs


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These delicate cobwebs are surprisingly chic and are perfect for the office too. Thinking of doing it yourself? Use a matte black base and gently go over it with sparkly silver or white nail polish.

2. Bloody Prints

2. Bloody Prints
15 Halloween Manicure Ideas You'll Love

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Okay, this might be a little gutsy and sort of gruesome too but, you can’t deny how perfect this is for Halloween! Try it out, if you dare.

3. Fun with stickers

No time for intricate nail art? We feel you. Use playful nail stickers to effortlessly dress up plain nail polish and get your spook on.

4. Spooky Splatter

Using the two colours most associated with Halloween, this shiny splatter design is surprisingly pretty and elegant.

5. Faux Flurry


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Complete your costumes with these terrifying faux fur tips! Yikes!

6. A Scare Medley

Can’t decide on just one design? Put them all on your nails!

7. Creepy and Cute

Who said ghosts can’t be cute? Pair them with colourful florals and create a design that combines Halloween and cute boho energy.

8. Blood Red

Those who love the classic simplicity of French nails can still get in theme with the addition of some blood drip effects.

9. Die De La Muertos

Love those Mexican sugar skulls? Get them on your nails! This Day Of The Dead-inspired design is ultra feminine and so pretty.

10. Candy Corn Chic


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This manicure design is far from corny and looks super fierce in that talon-like shape.

11. Scaredy Cats


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How cute are these black and white kittens peeking out from your nails?

12. Pumpkin Spice

Instead of painting just a pumpkin on your nails, why not go with an ombre option? It’s perfect for fall too!

13. Splatter Effect


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These nail splatter design looks straight out of a blood splatter analysis chart!

14. Positively Glowing


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These glow-in-the-dark nails are perfect for Halloween!

15. Red Underneath

15. Red Underneath

This idea is so sneaky and stylish, and subtle enough!

Updated by The Singapore Women’s Weekly on 15 October 2023.