Blood Nails

Blood Nails

If you’re feeling gory but gorgeous, blood nails are the one for you this Halloween. The perfect accompaniment to any Halloween costume, or a subtle way to show your Halloween fever, blood nails are super easy and make an impact! Feast your eyes on our 5-step blood drip nails tutorial.

Nail being painted with ORLY First Kiss nail polish

Step 1.


Prep your nails and apply ORLY Bonder Base Coat


Paint each nail with two coats of ORLY First Kiss

Step 2.


Using a dotter tool or striping brush, add a few dots of ORLY Haute Red to the nail and slowly drag up towards the cuticle

Blood nails detail being added to a nail using a striping brush and ORLY Haute Red
Blood nails detail being added to a nail using a striping brush and ORLY Haute Red

Step 3.


Next, using your striper and ORLY Haute Red, paint along the cuticle lines. Don't worry about being too neat, blood nails can be messy! 


A striper brush is a long, thin nail art brush used for creating long lines. If you don't have a striper you can use an old, clean eyeliner brush!


Top tip: Add a few random drips that aren't connected to the main drip to make your blood nails look extra professional!

Step 4.


Thicken your drips with ORLY Haute Red, make it as gory as you like!


Top tip: Use ORLY Star Spangled to add a dark but shimmery accent to the drips



Blood nails detail being added to a nail using a striping brush and ORLY Haute Red
ORLY Glosser Topcoat being painted on finished blood nails

Step 5.


When the nails are fully dry finish with ORLY Glosser Topcoat



Tag us in your spooktacular Halloween nails @ORLYnailsUK

Tag us in your spooktacular Halloween nails @ORLYnailsUK