For Halloween 2011, OPI has developed a scare-tastic selection of polishes for your fingers and toes. Spookettes, a collection of four mini polishes, has the nail brand’s typically cute names for each colour: He’s My Boo (orange), Mummy Knows Best (white), I Only Date Werewolves (Black – Team Jacob, anyone?) and Zom-Body to Love (glow-in-the-dark). Pair’em Scare’em is a duo of regular-sized polishes, one glow-in-the-dark and one black shatter.
We invited a few friends over to test out these limited edition shades and get our nails in the Halloween spirit. Zom-Body to Love with the Black Shatter was a hit (it really does glow in the dark, so long as you apply three smooth coats). You could also decorate your nails with Halloween decals. The OPI set comes with a few, or you could try Haute Nails, which has cute 3D rubber sets that include spiderwebs, pumpkins and ghosts. A single spiderweb perched on a sleek white mani would be scary chic.
FLARE picks: OPI Spookettes, $17, and Pair’em Scare’em Duo Pack, $21, at professional salons and spas. Haute Nails 3D Rubber Nail Art, from $5 per sheet, hautenails.ca.