Nail Tutorial: Spooky Halloween Ready Glad News Nails

First of a series of nail tutorials. All three are based on something trending within gyaru style. This time being Halloween and creepy cute gyaru rock style.

This nail tutorial will show you step-by-step how to make Halloween nails like bones, spooky drips, and gyaru eyes. I choose this set because it’s based on 3 levels of difficulty so no matter how comfortable you feel about doing your nails you can do at least one of these. Also if you have at least 2 contrasting polishes and a bobby pin you have all the supplies you need.

The above three is what you’ll be doing. I think these are my non-dominant hand painted nails so you can get a lot cleaner.  :peace:


Easiest – Bones Nails

Supplies needed: Two constrasting colors or more. A dotting tool for nail art, or a bobby pin, needle or safety pin.

While a dotting tool is great, you don’t need it necessarily for this easy one. Instead you can use an object from around your house to make these work. Bobby pins tend to work the best. I did these all with just a dotting tool and nail polish.


It’s really easy to do. Bones look organic so you can look a bit messy if you want.


Medium Difficulty – Gerlan Jeans Inspired Drip Nails

Materials needed: Two contrasting colors, dotting tool (same as above)

I debated on whether or not to make this the easier one, but in practice it requires a bit more of a lighter hand. I’m sure everyone has seen the traditional drip-style on nails and it’s a bit overplayed. However I feel like this rift of the Gerlan Jean’s Oil Slick print (that JSG copied) is more refreshing and looks prettier.


I love the red. I might have to do that on its own sometime!

 Hardest Difficulty – Gyaru Eyes

Why Gyaru eyes? The lashes of course! Also you can really circle lens them up if you want. The Wah Nails eyeball is one of their signature styles, but I decided it’s a bit creepy and could use a little more cute. I did these intentionally using only my dotting tool, if you use a paintbrush it’s a lot cleaner. However, I didn’t know how many readers had one, so I’m doing it with minimal supplies to show you how exactly they look with those supplies.

The eyeliner line, eyeball, highlights, lines, and eyelashes were all done using the dotting tool. The eyelashes were made just the same way as the drip nails above.

For some reason my red nail polish smears with clear coat. GUH annoying!



  1. October 9, 2012 / 8:02 pm

    Very awesome! I really like the contrasting bones in white and pink. The drips in red look really cool, and I wonder if pink would look good as well (maybe to pair up with contrasting bone nails and keep the same color scheme)?

    Thanks for such a simple to do tutorial :) and I’m really looking forward to the next! :heartcat:

  2. October 10, 2012 / 4:32 am

    Looks so cute <3 woah and super simple as well! Too bad I can't do my nails because of work =[
    Thanks for the tutorial <3

  3. October 10, 2012 / 6:46 am

    Thank you for sharing the tutorial! :heartcat:
    I really want to try the bone design :alpaca:

  4. October 10, 2012 / 9:00 am

    Red polish is one of the hardest to work with because the pigmentation is so strong, it stains and often drags with any other color/coats. What brand is your red polish? I found that personally, China Glaze reds are the easiest to work with.

    My Gelish red does stain my Top coat though :(

  5. October 10, 2012 / 10:44 am

    Look good!

  6. October 11, 2012 / 12:02 am

    You know I love all the designs! I would totally try it if I had some tools, maybe I’ll get some someday when I am less cheap/have more money XD

  7. October 11, 2012 / 11:23 pm

    How cool~!
    I like bones design ^^

  8. anon
    October 19, 2012 / 7:36 am

    Love them! Wouldn’t bother doing them though, I always smudge my nails :/ The bones design could easily be modified into something a lot dirtier hehe

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