I will not lie to you, Oracle, I am a fan of pampering myself. And one of those ways in which I do so is by getting my nails and toenails done on a regular basis. Something I’ve discovered in the years that I’ve been getting my manis and pedis is this – your fingernails can be an extension of your witchy-ness. Just as your clothes and makeup can make you feel a certain witchy way, so can your nails. Here you’ll find both dark and cute witch nails ideas here for your next sabbat, Halloween, or just to make yourself feel a little more witchy this month.
I shouldn’t really have to answer this, because if you’re here, you already know how magical your nails can make you feel. They can change your mood, your vibe, your MAGICK. Having witch nails can make you feel powerful, beautiful, sexy, and put-together. Just like a witchy outfit can.
Let’s explore what fingernails and toenails actually do. Fingernails are used physically for functionality – they help us grab things, hold onto things, and once helped us climb and protect ourselves in prehistoric times. Toenails also did something similar. Essentially, in modern times, fingernails and toenails are extensions of our fingers and toes. Technically, we don’t need toenails as much as we still need our fingernails…that’s just evolution for you.
The first thing I like to think about when I get my witchy nails done is the color. Does the color I choose reflect my mood and/or a specific magical intention, a period in my life, OR a season or particular upcoming sabbat? Here are some colors to go with each of these categories.
This is typically how I do my witch nails when I’m not choosing colors by mood or intention. I like to celebrate each sabbat and season in the way I dress all the way down to the color on my nails and toes. Here’s a few ideas for you:
Here are a few ideas for gothic witch nails that you can take to the graveyard, coven feast, or to a funeral:
There’s something about black and red witchy nails that make a woman feel more like an enchantress than anything else. Seriously, slap a chevron design on there in apple red and black and you’ll be turning heads like the Queen Ravenna.
I’m also keenly aware that dark, gothic witch nails can double as vampire nails at Halloween. But just know this – many an accused witch back in the day was also believed to have the ability to come back from the dead…as the UNDEAD. So…witches can be vampires and vice versa.
Poison apple red screams WITCH and is perfect for Samhain and Halloween festivities. Get a spider and spidereweb design over the red and have them screaming.
A beautiful jewel tone nail in purple or royal blue or emerald is also incredibly witchy. When I don’t have blue or green on my nails, I typically have purple. Deep purples are best for your gothic months and Halloween season.
You don’t have to be gothic or vampiric to be a witch. There is no specific uniform of dress code. You can literally love to wear nothing but pastel pink and yellow and still be as witchy as the next person. I tend to waver between all subgenres of witchy styles. Some months I feel gothic and wear dark nails, other months I’m feminine and youthful with pastel pink and bright yellow nails. The point is – YOU define your style…so choose your witch nails that make you feel best.
Purple in varying shades of lavender is pretty, feminine, connects us to the Divine Feminine, and looks great in Spring and Summer.
Cosmic nails for a witch or for someone who’s really intro astrology are unique and FUN. Choose black or navy blue with gold or silver accents like above.
Lilac nails with stiletto shape and transparent floral design. Sexy, feminine, and witchy.
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