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Hello lovelies,


I'm back with the promised Halloween nails! My goal was to do (now classic) pumpkin faces that have been done hundred times already but I added something extra - Morgan Taylor Glow  in the Dark polish. So now I'm walking around with scary pumpkin faces on my nails and glowing nails at night. Don't you just LOVE nail art?!


Here's how the final manicure looks:


Halloween Glow-in-the-dark Pumpkin Face Nail Art + TUTORIAL
Halloween Glow-in-the-dark Pumpkin Face Nail Art + TUTORIAL


The nails glow in the dark very nicely but my camera just refused to capture them so I ended up taking picture under UV light so that I could show you how they look at night. Awesome, right?


This look is an intermediate skill level but you can easily modify it so that it's suitable for beginners. Just don't do intricate pumpkin faces. Here's how to do this mani:



Halloween Glow-in-the-dark Pumpkin Face Nail Art + TUTORIAL


How to:


  1. Apply base coat. I've used UNT Ready For Takeoff peel off base coat for this one otherwise my go-to base coat is OPI Natural Nail base coat
  2. Paint the nails with two coats of orange nail polish. Here I'm using Zoya Thandie
  3. Paint to curved stripes using darker orange/orange brown polish and nail art brush. The stripes don't have to be perfect, you'll see why, later. I've used Barry M Paprika and Whats Up Nails Pure Color #9 Liner brush*
  4. Paint another stripe in between the darker stripes with lighter orange colour. I've used Barry M Mango
  5. Now it's time to add the glow-in-the-dark polish. I've applied three coats of Morgan Taylor Glow  in the Dark*. I went to check the level of glowing after each coat and I was happy after three. I suspect that if I applied the glow in the dark polish over white base it would be even brighter or I might need just two coats. But the three coats were just fine and it covered and blended any imperfections in the stripes
  6. Paint the eyes of the pumpkin with black nail polish or acrylic paint. I've used acrylic paint because it gives me more control and precision. The brush I'm using for painting the pumpkin faces is Whats Up Nails #10 Detail brush*
  7. Paint the nose
  8. Paint the mouth and don't forget that you need to think about where the black space will be so that you leave out any 'carved out' teeth ;)
  9. Seal the design with top coat. I've used Revlon Colorstay Diamond top coat



Halloween Glow-in-the-dark Pumpkin Face Nail Art + TUTORIAL


So that's my take on the pumpkin faces nails! I'm not big on Halloween and gory looks so I'm pleased I got myself to do at least two looks this season. I took an inspiration from different cartoon pumpkins that just came up on Google and combined different elements for their faces. What do you think?


I've noticed that Natasha Lee has filmed a similar pumpkin face nail art tutorial so if you'd like to see a video and more Halloween nail art, go check out her channel, she's awesome!


Have a lovely day! Lucie x


*PR sample


Hello lovelies,

I finally finished editing my new nail art tutorial and I think you'll like it ;) I'm calling it Dreamy Mandala Nails because I've used soft and almost pastel-y colours and painted over them with mandala-like patterns.

On another note - it was my birthday yesterday! I've already had a pre-celebration with two of my girlfriends on Saturday where we went to a concert in London and had a great time! I also went lovely dinner with my husband so all in all, it was a lovely birthday. Next year, the BIG 30!

But back to nails - here's the finished look:

Dreamy Mandala Nails with TUTORIAL feat. Sally Hansen
Dreamy Mandala Nails with TUTORIAL feat. Sally Hansen
Dreamy Mandala Nails with TUTORIAL feat. Sally Hansen


I've used the following products:


Sally Hansen Tulips are Talking*

Sally Hansen Grape Gatsby*

Sally Hansen Crush on Blue*

Sally Hansen Barracuda* - These Sally Hansen colours are Superdrug exclusives available now, RRP £6.99 - other colours available at

Crystal Nails One Move white acrylic paint

Winstonia Berry Wine nail art brush

Bundle Monster Poli-Peel Latex Barrier

Make-up sponge

Revlon Gel Envy Diamond Top Coat*


Dreamy Mandala Nails with TUTORIAL feat. Sally Hansen
Dreamy Mandala Nails with TUTORIAL feat. Sally Hansen
Dreamy Mandala Nails with TUTORIAL feat. Sally Hansen
Dreamy Mandala Nails with TUTORIAL feat. Sally Hansen


I instantly fell in love with these nails and wore them for 5 days. I don't know about you, but I could wear feminine and soft looks all the time. I do mix up the colours a lot but vampy colours or these soft looks are my favourites.


And here's the promised tutorial so you can recreate this look on yourself. The hand painted mandalas can be replaced by stamping, MoYou London has some pretty awesome mandala stamping plates.




I'm also wearing a Luna Pyxis 3 Lines adjustable midi ring I ordered a while ago :) It's a nice looking and fitting ring in silver colour and it costed $4.80


So what do you think? Will you try and do this design yourself? If so, I'd love to see it so tag me @lucysstash ♥


Have a lovely day and see you soon! Lucie x


*PR sample