This Franken-mani is Easier Than You Think

October 16, 2017
This Franken-mani is Easier Than You Think

Whether Halloween is your favorite time of year or you’re just here for the Disney movies and candy, we can all agree that Halloween nail art is the perfect way to celebrate without going over the top. This week, we tapped Essie nail artist Rita Remark for a spooky manicure that’s also wearable all year round. The key to achieving the look? “Make sure not to use a lot of polish on the brush,” says Remark. “Because the lines are thin and detailed, it's important to have control and not have polish pool into the cuticle area. If you make a line that's too thick, wait for it to dry and then go back in with the detail brush and Licorice to tidy it up.” The Frankenstein-inspired mani is a little nod to the holiday and super easy to DIY at home.

Get the look, ahead:

You need:

Essie First Base Base Coat

Essie Licorice

Essie Blanc

Essie Speed Setter Top Coat

Step 1: Paint your nails with one layer of First Base Base Coat and wait for it to dry.

Step 2: Apply two coat of Essie Licorice.

Step 3: Dip a fine detail brush in Blanc and paint small dashes around the perimeter of your nails so it resembles a stitch.

Step 4: Wait for the polish to dry, and finish it off with a high shine top coat.

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