PLUS DIY fright night nails that are terrifyingly easy

Instagram is already awash with freaky fingers, ready for Halloween on 31 October. It looks like this year is going to be even more spooktacular than ever before.

So here are 20 nail-bitingly good Instas from the world’s top manicurists, and eight buzz buys that’ll dress up your nails without you needing an art degree.

1. Stylishly spooky
Now we think these are a really quite classy take on the trend. Bright turquoise decals that you could wear all year round. For a really up-to-date look, pay an extra pound and you can have them in a matte finish, or protect the decals with a matte finish topcoat, like Rimmel London’s (£4.59).
£7.99, Lazy Nails, Mardi Skulls

2. Creepily colourful
Also falling into the flashy not trashy camp are these stylised wraps from high street stationary giant, Paperchase. They’re a total bargain too at £1.25 for a set. Layer on top of a coat of white or yellow so the colour will really pop.
£1.25, Paperchase, Skull Nail Wraps

3. Subtly scary
A spooky skyline more your thing? Then try these understated wraps.
£5.99, Rebel Nails Inc Halloween Nail Wraps

4. Gorgeously glow in the dark
You’re never too old for ANYTHING that glows in the dark, right? So how about your nails? Take your trick or treating to the next level with these luminous spider-inspired wraps.
£6.99, Thumbs Up Glow IN The Dark Halloween Special

5. Frighteningly funny
These hilarious falsies are set to be a monster hit. Hit up House of Holland for comedy gold in the form of these coloured critter nails.
£8, Topshop House of Holland Monster False Nails

6. Spell-bindingly simple
Just want to zhoosh up your usual pop of colour? These black nail stickers have ghosts, enough letters to spell out ‘trick’ and ‘treat’, ‘Boo’, ‘eek’ and ‘spooky’ in speechbubbles and simple spider webs for your cuticles.
£6, ASOS, DIY Nails Nail Transfers Halloween

7. Spine-tinglingly stand out
3D nail art is big news among the bigwigs in the nail industry at the moment. This wheel of bats, skulls, ghosts and pumpkins will give you talking-point talons at any fancy dress party.
£4.50, eBay, 80 Assorted Nail Art Halloween Slices In a Wheel Set 2

8. Um, freakily horrible?
Painting the tips of your nails to look like they’re bleeding is one way to tick off the frightening finger trend. OR you could accessorise a zombie outfit with these creepy cracked press on nails. Looks like a bad case of fungal nail infection to us…
£3.29, Amazon Stick on Zombie Nails

Jess Spiring