Halloween Nails

It’s October!  And that means Halloween!  South Africans don’t celebrate Halloween like the Americans do, I never really understood why…  I love the month of October because I get to decorate my house with skulls, pumpkin lanterns, Halloween bunting and all those fun things.  This year, though, I only get to experience half a month of Halloween decorations because we are on our way home from a wonderful 2-week holiday in Cape Town as you are reading this.  Boo!

I always look forward to the OPI and China Glaze holiday collections each year and so decided to show you guys what they’re releasing in the US for Halloween 2013.  While I was doing research online, I also saw the Orly Halloween Collection.  Three collection photos just weren’t going to cut it, so I decided to include some other Halloween nail art ‘tools’ (if you can call it tools?  Are nail stickers and nail stencils called tools?).

1.  OPI Halloween 2013 Rock Goddess Mini Collection – this year’s mini collection contains 3 creme polishes and 1 shimmer.  Also included in the mini collection is a super cute skull bracelet.

2.  China Glaze Halloween 2013 Monsters Ball Collection – this year’s collection contains 1 texture polish, 2 jelly polishes, 2 glitter polishes and 1 glow-in-the-dark top coat called Ghoulish Glow (I own Ghoulish Glow, and I’m really looking forward to wearing it this year).

3.  Sally Hansen Salon Effects Nail Polish Strips in Ghoulie Girl – nail art can be tricky and time-consuming sometimes.  These nail strips take the hassle out of having fab nails for your Halloween party.

4.  Sally Hansen Salon Effects Nail Polish Strips in Numbskull – I’m loving skulls at the moment, so these ones with the cute skull design are right up my street.

5.  Sally Hansen Salon Effects Nail Polish Strips in Hot Wired – these neon green polish strips look great on the nails, the only thing that would make them better is if they were glow-in-the-dark.

6.  Sally Hansen Salon Effects Nail Polish Strips in Spun For You – spider webs on a silver base, what’s not to love?  A great thing about these polish strips, is they require no drying time.  You can apply them in the car on your way to a costume party!

7.  Orly Halloween 2013 Collection –  this year’s collection contains 3 creme polishes and 1 glitter.  A bit disappointing though, because the 2 orange shades look quite similar (apparently the one is a neon).

8.  Revlon Nail Art Stencils in Spiders – I have seen these Revlon nail art stencils in South Africa (floral ones mostly) but have never seen the Halloween themed ones.  What a pity, I would have enjoyed trying them out.  You could even try to use the Spun For You Sally Hansen polish strips and then add a spider to one accent nail, that would look super cute!

9.  Revlon Nail Art Stencils in Skulls – again, skulls are so cool for Halloween (or any time of the year).  Revlon, please bring these to South Africa?

I’m already looking forward to the collections for Halloween 2014!  I’m hoping to see a Liquid Sand or pumpkin shaped glitter from OPI, a neon shade from China Glaze and more Halloween designs from Sally Hansen.

I’m still deciding on what nail art design to do for Halloween this year, I did a dripping blood design last year.  Will definitely use my glow-in-the-dark polish from China Glaze, that’s for sure!



  1. 11 October 2013 / 07:11

    I have an unopened box of the Sally Hansen nail strips in Ghoulie Girl, I almost forgot I had it, I’m gonna have to use them this year. 🙂

    I like the stencils, beats having to use a dotting tool! I’m not very good at nail art.

    • 14 October 2013 / 09:32

      You should definitely use the nail strips this year! Wish they were readily available here! 🙁

      Thanks for commenting, Lily! x

  2. Chicara
    11 October 2013 / 07:54

    Love that you also love Halloween! And I love the Revlon spider stencil with the Sally Hansen nail sticker idea. How cute (spooky) would that be? I would paint all my nails black and then do that on an accent nail.

    I’m so excited for Halloween now. We are going to watch The conjuring. Yikes!

    Great post as always! Safe trip home xx

    • 14 October 2013 / 09:33

      Your idea sounds great!!

      I haven’t seen the preview of The Conjuring (will need to check it out!).

      Thanks for popping onto my blog, Chicara! x

  3. 11 October 2013 / 09:07

    Love this post!!!
    I would love to get the China Glaze – Monsters Ball set but mostly for that black texture and the glow in the dark. Those Revlon stencils are SO cute! I have also only seen the floral ones.

    I like the idea of halloween but we don’t really celebrate or do anything. :/

    Hope you had a lovely holiday (I know you did!) and safe trip back home.

    • 14 October 2013 / 09:35

      Thanks, Michelle! 🙂

      Ghoulish Glow is amazing, I love that my fingertips glow in the dark!

      Thanks for your lovely comment. 🙂

  4. 11 October 2013 / 12:21

    Hi there!

    The skull ones were/are available from Clicks, I bought them a while ago at Eastgate.

    • 15 October 2013 / 00:13

      Thanks for letting me know, I’ll keep a lookout for them when I go to Clicks again! 🙂

  5. 11 October 2013 / 13:28

    I like the Sally Hansen and Revlon ones!!!
    Super nice! Think I will go try it out!
    Thanks for the nice post!

    • 15 October 2013 / 00:12

      Thank you for checking in on my blog and commenting, Johlet! Looking forward to meeting you at the bloggers meetup!

  6. Tjoppie
    12 October 2013 / 10:32

    Cute little spiders! Jeze, Charlie and Daisy can’t wait to see their Halloween outfits!

    • 14 October 2013 / 09:36

      Haha! I doubt they’ll be impressed with me if I dressed all three of them in an outfit! I am positive Charlie will ignore me for at least a week! 🙂

  7. Zee Mohlapi
    13 October 2013 / 09:23

    I want that glow in the dark polish, I lurv things like that.

    I have never tried these nail art stickers, can you please do a blog post to explain how it works? x

    • 14 October 2013 / 09:37

      It is a wonderful polish, so special!

      I will most definitely do a blog post for you, just need to get my hands on some of them first! 😉

  8. Lauren Henderson
    13 October 2013 / 10:48

    Not too big on halloween this side either, but I do love the idea of all these collections. Im always so excited to see your blog posts.

    I love nail art stickers, so easy to use… xOx

    • 14 October 2013 / 09:38

      Wow, thank you for your kind words Lauren.

      I’ve never tried them myself, but I’ve read they’re super easy to use plus doesn’t need drying time – BONUS! 🙂

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