Get your own set of mummy nails!
Every year around this time I get excited and have most of my friends crunch up their noses at me. I admit it freely, though: I like Halloween, no matter if this is a festivity that has no tradition in Europe, no matter if it’s a kids’ holiday, an event shamelessly comercially exploited or whatever other reasons people have in stock to not like it. Maybe I owe my enthusiam to having lived in the states for a while, maybe it’s because I like dressing up, decorating and the odd dinner party. Anyways, I will not only have my own little pumpkin fest, I will also share one of my internet finds for Halloween with you: The most subtle as well as quirkiest accessory, mummy nails!
How to do mummy nails
I came across this invention by manicurist Madleine Poole at Coveteur and thought they were the perfect accessory that you can either sport at a party or even at the office (unless of course it’s a very serious business you do) without being too goofy. Here’s how to get the look:
1. Start with a base coat, followed by two layers of “Smokey Nail” by Treat Collection. This Berlin and L.A. based brand is fomulated without Toluene, DBP, Camphor, Formaldehyd and Formaldehyd Resin, a feature that sets it apart from many drugstore brands.
2. For the eyes draw semicircle shapes in a shade of white such as Kure Bazaars Nr. 129 – another brand with a formula up to 85% of natural origin and has reduced the amount of petrochemically based ingredients. Add tiny black dots for the eye pupils.
Do the strips of mummy gauze by painting diagonal lines below the eyes and on some of the nails. Top your art off with a transparent top coat and you’re good to go. Happy Halloween!
Words: Alex Bohn