Pumpkin Nails

Pumpkin Nails

If you’re looking for a cute-but-creepy Halloween nail design, look no further. Pumpkin nails are taking the world by storm, and they can be as scary or as adorable as you like! Read on for our step-by-step tutorial telling you how to do pumpkin nails using best-selling ORLY nail polish

If you’re looking for a cute-but-creepy Halloween nail design, look no further. Pumpkin nails are taking the world by storm, and they can be as scary or as adorable as you like! Read on for our step-by-step tutorial telling you how to do pumpkin nails using best-selling ORLY nail polish

ORLY White Tips being painted onto nails to create a base for pumpkin nails

Step 1.


Prep your nails and apply ORLY Bonder Base Coat


Paint all nails using ORLY White Tips, then paint the thumb, index and pinky finger with two coats of ORLY Melt Your Popsicle 


Top tip: by painting the nails with ORLY White Tips under a bold colour you'll get better coverage

Step 2.


Starting a third of the way, paint the middle and ring finger with two coats of ORLY Melt Your Popsicle, taking care to leave a white crescent moon shape at the cuticle

ORLY Melt Your Popsicle nail polish being painted onto nails to create pumpkin nails
Pumpkin detailing being painted onto nails using ORLY Liquid Vinyl black nail polish

Step 3.


Using a thin brush dipped into ORLY Liquid Vinyl lightly paint 4 thin lines from the top centre of your pumpkin, arching round to the end of the nail


Top tip: Make sure each layer is completely dry before moving on to the next step to avoid smudging your hard work



Step 4.


Use your thin brush dipped into ORLY Liquid Vinyl and paint a curved mouth line about a third up from the free edge

Pumpkin mouth being painted onto nails using ORLY Liquid Vinyl
Pumpkin mouth being painted onto nails using ORLY Liquid Vinyl

Step 5.


Paint little vertical line details to the mouth using your thin brush

Step 6.


Dip a dotting tool into ORLY Liquid Vinyl and add a small dot for the nose


Top tip: If you don't have a dotting tool you can use a cocktail stick or the end of a bobby pin!

Pumpkin nails detailing added to nail using a dotting tool and ORLY Liquid Vinyl
Pumpkin nails eye details added to nail using a dotting tool and ORLY Liquid Vinyl

Step 7.


Using your dotting tool and ORLY Liquid Vinyl, draw little C shapes for the pumpkins eyes

Step 8.


Grab your thin brush and dip into ORLY Hip & Outlandish. Draw a small stem right at the top of your pumpkin

Pumpkin nails being finished with ORLY Hip & Outlandish stem detail
ORLY Glosser Topcoat being painted onto finished pumpkin nails

Step 9.

Finally, apply ORLY Glosser Topcoat to all nails. Make sure your designs are completely dry before applying your topcoat.


Top tip: To quick dry your nails use ORLY Spritz Dry or ORLY Flash Dry Drops


Tag us in your spooktacular Halloween nails @ORLYnailsUK

Tag us in your spooktacular Halloween nails @ORLYnailsUK