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Halloween DIY: Googly Eye Manicure

by Grace Bonney

One of my favorite parts about Halloween season is when everyone starts to break out the googly eyes. For me, googly eyes are definitely a craft supply I love to utilize at any time of the year, but around holiday season you can expect to see them everywhere. And what better way to express your love for these little guys than to wear them on your nails for a spooky, Halloween-themed Googly Eye Manicure?! With some help from Gracie J of The Editorial Nail, we dreamed up a manicure that will have all eyes on you (literally). Find the how-to below. With a little bit of practice, you’re going to have the best nails at your Halloween party this year! —Sam



-Base coat
-Top coat
-Polish in white and black
-Nail glue
-Thin nail art brush
-Nail dotting tool or the end of a small brush
-Small googly eyes


Step 1: Prep your nails by pushing back cuticles, filing and shaping nails, and removing any previous polish.

Step 2: Apply an even base coat over the nail and allow to dry.

Step 3: Put nail glue on your ring and middle fingers. With small tweezers, carefully place the googly eyes on your nail and cover the whole nail. We were able to place 7 small googly eyes on each of my fingers, but the number will be determined by the length of your nail.

Step 4: For the pinky, using a thin nail art brush, dip in the white nail polish and paint a ring around the outer edge of the nail, leaving an unpainted oval in the center of your nail.


Step 5: Repeat step 4 for your pointer finger by using the black polish instead.


Step 6: Using a nail dotting tool (or the end of a small brush like we did here), place a black dot in the middle of your pinky finger and a white dot in the middle of your pointer finger.


Step 7: At the base of your thumb, paint a half circle. Using the nail art brush, paint an outline around the white area and draw eyelashes at the top. Use the dotting tool again to put a black dot in the middle of the half circle and a white dot in the middle of the black dot.


Step 8: Apply a top coat over all of your nails (even the googly eye ones) and allow to dry completely.


Nails by Gracie J of The Editorial Nail



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