10 Must-Follow Nail Artists for Spooky Halloween Looks
With Halloween coming up, everyone is eager to find just the thing to get their creative juices flowing. Well, look no further. These 10 killer nail-art aficionados are just what you need to spark that much-needed creepy creativity. From faux-bloody tips to brain-oozing manis, we’ve gathered the best of the best nail artists and their Halloween-inspired nail art.
1. Nails by Kate: Whether she’s crafting creepy, marbled nails or cheerful candy corn, you can bet Kate will have all the design inspo you need this fall. Seriously, those may be the sickest fake blood designs we’ve ever seen. (via @_nailsbykate)
2. Makeup Withdrawal: Sacramento native Mimi went to school for cosmetology. Hence, her expertise in skincare, makeup, polish, perfume, you name it. Who knew brains could look good enough to eat? (via Makeup Withdrawl)
3. Alicia Torello: We’re totally obsessed with Torello’s lunar phase nails. This manicurist’s attention to detail landed her art in magazines such as Vogue, Vogue Italia, Vogue Paris, W, Harper’s Bazaar, Numéro and 032C. (via aliciatnails)
4. 10 Blank Canvases: Jacks and fangs and brains, oh my! This London-based nail art blogger discovered her knack for nail art in 2011 and continues to wow us with each and every design. (via 10 Blank Canvases)
5. Luna Loves Chocolate: We’ve definitely got our eyes on this young blogger who’s making quite a name for herself with her creative and cutting-edge designs. With an array of Halloween-inspired sets to choose from, we had a little trouble choosing our favorite! (via lunaloveschocolate)
6. BritNails: We franken-love this monster-inspired set. Liverpool-based nail artist Allie has been turning heads with her creative and quirky nail art. PS: the “Brit” is short for British. Yeah, we got a little excited for a moment too! (via BritNails)
7. Cutepolish: Former school teacher turned nail blogger Crystal Ball currently resides in Ontario, Canada, where she teaches nail art to her 18 million+ Instagram and YouTube fans. If her versatile and impressive nail art wasn’t already enough, we also love her sweet and preppy teaching style. (via cutepolish)
8. Adventures in Acetone: Jacki, a mother of two, finds inspiration for her nail art from her kids’ favorite characters, TV shows, fashion, animals, patterns and more. Perfect for Dr. Seuss and Doctor Who fans, her blog is definitely one you’ll want to check out. (via Adventures in Acetone)
9. Petitepeinture: Run by Seattlelites Rathy Yan and Daisy Geng, both senior designers at interactive digital agencies, this nail blog is notable for its clean, crisp designs. We’re really digging their Nightmare Before Christmas-inspired set, and we’re pretty sure Tim Burton would too. (via petitepeinture)
10. The Nail Trail: We can’t stop staring at this adorably spooky set of eyes. But, then again, we can’t stop staring at any of Hannah Weir’s nail art! The self-taught nail artist hopes to inspire others to be creative and confident by sharing her craft with fans on YouTube. (via thenailtrail)
Which of these nail looks were your favorite? Let us know which blogger you’ll be following next in the comments below!
It can be intimidating to step out on your own and build a business from the ground up. As part of our collaboration with Office Depot, we're talking with Selfmade alum and solopreneur Colette Lawrence, the faith-based motivator and relationship builder behind The M.E.E. Movement, about ways in which women in business can find success.
B + C: How did you know M.E.E. Movement was your business to start?
The M.E.E Movement represents motivation, empowerment, and encouragement for women. It is what represents me. I did not know at first that it was my business to start, but then the thought of monetizing what I loved came to me. It scared me, however. I registered the business in July 2020 and have been slowly building my wings since.
B + C: What's one strategy that's helped you start your business?
Thinking through and researching what the requirements are to start my business, and then asking questions of people who are in the business. Not all advice worked; however, it helped me to figure out what I needed to do and not to do.
B + C: Did you always know life coaching would be your entrepreneurial path?
(Smiles) No, I did not. I 'stumbled" on it. I knew that people were always coming to me for advice and I found that I loved having conversations with them, especially with women, young and old.
B + C: What was your most valuable takeaway from Selfmade?
My most valuable takeaway was the first day of training: Get out of your own way. There were a lot of great moments and important takeaways from every presenter. However, getting out of my own way, pushing past doubts, was for me my most valuable takeaway. Doing something that I had never done before took courage. If I do not focus on what is happening with me mentally then I cannot deliver to my clients successfully.
B + C: What's one piece of advice you would give to female entrepreneurs on the brink of starting?
Get out of your head. You have something to offer. You have what you need to succeed so go ahead and do it.
B + C: How do you stay motivated?
I stay motivated by listening to music and listening to motivational speakers, and sometimes someone will just reach out and talk about the impact that I made in their life. That adds the extra juice or sauce I need to pummel through the day.
B + C: What's your best organizational tip?
Keep a diary and journal. It's the best way for me to keep organized and it also provides a source motivation as I record not only my "losses" but my wins as well.
B + C: Who inspires you in the entrepreneurial space?
Shirley Toliver – She motivates and empowers and makes me always want to show up.
B + C: What has receiving the Office Depot scholarship to Selfmade done to help you start or grow your business?
The scholarship was a blessing in that all the areas that were covered offered valuable information that I needed, from social media to HR. As a new business owner, I needed to know this to increase my own personal awareness in what it takes to run a successful business. The candidness of the presenters made it easy to see myself in their shoes and helped me to realize that I can also get there.
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