We were immediately inspired the moment we saw bare nails with blood-like, drippy polish accompany Prabal Gurung‘s spring collection at New York Fashion Week. Halloween is one of our favorite holidays and thus, the timing couldn’t have been better to recreate this deliciously daring DIY for our phalanges. Though a more vampy, burgundy color went down the runway, I went for more vibrant red . . . but the best part about this tutorial is that you can make it your own with just about any color, for any season!

You’ll need:

Dip the toothpick into the nail polish bottle so that the tip collects a round bead of polish.

Place the bead of polish on a bare nail and drag it upwards, creating a tapered line.

Create two to three more tapered lines, re-dipping the toothpick into the polish each time.

Reload the toothpick with polish and drag a line across the tip of the nail. Go back and soften the curves between the tops of each “drip” with the toothpick.

Repeat the steps on the other nine fingers and voila, you’re done!!

(all images by HonestlyWTF)