One of my favorite ways to get into the holiday mood is with festive nail designs. Because why dress yourself up for one night only when you can dress up your nails all month long? We want your nails to look purrrfect this Halloween, so follow along with the second installment of our Halloween How-To, featuring the Black Cat Nails! There’s no need to be a fraidy cat because when we show you with this step-by-step photo tutorial just how simple it is to create, you’ll be saying, “You’ve cat to be kitten me right meow!”

Step 1:

For the supplies you will need:
  • Base Coat
  • Purple Nail Polish
  • Black Nail Polish
  • White Nail Polish
  • Top Coat
  • Sally Hansen I Heart Nail Art Tool Kit

Side note: You can use any brand of nail polish, we opted for O.P.I. and Sally Hansen!

Step 2:

Use nail polish remover to remove any remaining nail polish or to simply prep the nail before applying the base coat. Once you are finished, proceed with the application of one layer of the base coat. Once the base coat has fully dried, apply two coats of purple nail polish to all nails.

Step 3: 

After the second coat has dried, use your black nail polish to draw a diagonal line from the halfway point of the outer corner side of your nail to the halfway point on the tip of the nail.

Step 4:

Repeat the process on the opposite corner of the nail, connecting the diagonal lines to form a “V” shape.

Step 5: 

Now draw a straight line halfway between the two lines creating a “V” shape, filling in the upside down triangle.

Step 6:

Once the black nail polish has dried, use your white nail polish to create the two oval shaped eyes. You can also use your detailing brush from the Sally Hansen I Heart Nail Art Tool Kit for a more precise application.

Step 7:

Make sure the white eyes are completely dry before grabbing your black nail polish again to draw a straight line down the middle of both eyes for that slit “cat eye” look. Once that has dried, you can apply one coat of your top coat to seal it all in.



And you’re finished! Tag us in your photos via social media if you decide to get your nails looking good and “feline” fine this Halloween!

Justine Searle