Mani Monday: A Halloween Mani That’s Out of This World


While Halloween evokes monster movies and slasher flicks of the past, many forget the fear of space (though Gravity is currently taking care of that this year). The aliens and unknown vastness of the universe, as well as the style of the old-school sci-fi movies, provide enough fodder for a costume and even a manicure. Prove to everyone you’re a believer by having your nail tech try out this nail look inspired by Close Encounters of the Third Kind:

Start off with two coats of CNDVinylux in Steal Gaze and wait 10 minutes for it to dry. Using a striping brush, draw two large almond-shaped eyes with the Vinylux in Black Pool. Next, outline the shape of the alien’s head and fill in the surrounding area with the striping brush and Vinylux in Midnight Swim.

For added dimension, use a sponge dipped in Vinylux colors of choice to create a nebulous, spacey look and allow it to dry for a minute. Polish off the look with a layer of Vinylux Weekly Top Coat. Voila! A curious little alien to sit near your cuticle.