Are you a fan of Tim Burton or of The Nightmare Before Christmas? Then you might like these Jack Skellington Nails!
When I sat down to paint this, I didn’t have much time, so a nail-art design that was fast and that didn’t use too many colours was imperative.
I’m so happy to share this look with you because it’s perfect if you’re just painting your nails tonight and need something easy. This is also a design that doesn’t require too much concentration. It’s okay if the lines aren’t really straight and even. It all goes together.
I want to wish you all a very HAPPY HALLOWE’EN! Please be safe no matter what you decide to do, and HAVE FUN!
Jack Skellington Nail Art Swatches (Nightmare Before Christmas Nail Art Swatches)
All swatches have:
- CND Stickey Anchoring Base Coat
- Base Colours
- China Glaze Snow (White)
- China Glaze Liquid Leather (Black)
- White Stripes
- L.A. Colors Art Deco White
- Black Facial Details
- Milani Nail Art Black Sketch (This was provided by PR.)
- Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
Natural Light Photos
*~* Jack Skellington (Nightmare Before Christmas) Nail Art Tutorial *~*
What I Used:
Step 1: Apply a Base Coat
Step 2: Paint the Base Colours
You could choose to just do one Jack Skellington on your accent nail if you want to save even more time.
But, if you want to recreate the same look I’ve done, you’ll need to alternate between black and white on your nails.
Wait about 5 minutes before proceeding. Your nails don’t have to be fully dry, but they just shouldn’t be very wet before you continue.
Step 3: Give Jack Sight
Using your nail striper, paint the eyes. I experimented a bit. I think that the pair of eyes on the left look better and are more menacing, so try to do that shape.
However, if your eyes turn out like the one on the right, it’s okay, too. It’ll just make Jack look friendlier…haha!
Step 4: Let Him Breathe
Using your nail striper, add two short lines to represent the nostrils.
Step 5: Begin the Creepy Grin
You’ll want to make it really wide – wider than you normally would. You want the mouth to be exaggerated. Remember, you’ll be putting stitches on top, and if the mouth is too short, you won’t be able to add as many stitches. (I think more stitches looks interesting.)
Tip: Instead of trying to paint the smile line from left to right in a single stroke, try painting from the left to the middle. Then, re-dip your brush to get more polish and then paint from the right to the middle. Re-dip your brush, and then thicken the line. I find this is much better than trying to do the smile in one stroke.
Step 6: Add Stitches
Using your nail striper, add lots of short vertical lines along the smile you just drew. This part is really fun!
Step 7: Paint Vertical Stripes
This was my favourite part of the entire manicure! (I can’t wait to wear a full manicure with just vertical lines!)
Take your white striper and paint a line near the middle of your nail. Then add vertical lines to the left and right of it.
After this, make sure you wait a minimum of 20 minutes to allow most of this design to dry. You don’t want to smear your design at the very end.
Step 8: Apply a Top Coat
Hope you enjoyed this extremely easy and fast Hallowe’en nail-art design. Even though it was so simple and it’s not perfect, I actually got a lot of compliments on this look, even from the woman at Starbucks (because ohhh yeahhh, I was enjoying the Pumpkin Spice Latte)! 😀
Do you celebrate Hallowe’en? If so, what are you doing today? What’s your favourite thing about the movie, The Nightmare Before Christmas?