Friday the 13th is upon us, and what better way to celebrate than with a dark, moody mani to spook up your look? This midnight-white nail look by Essie evokes creepy feelings with an innovative edge thanks to a slivered moon detail. With a sleek mix of black and white, this manicure will give your simple black polish a run for it’s money. Try is this week, and we bet you’ll be reapplying for Halloween.   

Here’s how to get the look:

Step 1: After hydrating and prepping your nails with an Essie base coat, apply 2 coats of Blanc.

Step 2: Once dry, apply 2 coats of Licorice on 3/4s of the nail, leaving an upside down white “C” at the base of the nail bed.

Step 3: Seal with an Essie topcoat


About the Author:Alanna Martine Kilkeary is a native New Yorker and an assistant beauty editor at She has had the opportunity to grace the digital pages of Harper's BAZAAR, Rolling Stone and Teen Vogue with her words and skills. She runs a literary infused fashion blog in her free time, her heart belongs to William Shakespeare, and most importantly, she believes that Wes Anderson should serve as art director for the entire universe.

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