Halloween Accessory - Fair-a-Porter


Spooky nail art by Madleine Pool © https://www.instagram.com/mpnails/

Halloween Accessory

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.

Try this sshade of black by Treat © PR

Try this sshade of black by Treat © PR

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.

Nr.129, a shade of white by Kure Bazaar © PR

Nr.129, a shade of white by Kure Bazaar © PR


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



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