Hello and Happy Halloween! 🙂
Now, I’m not a huge lover of Halloween normally but this year I did a few manis to ‘celebrate’. I have the 3 halloween specific nails I did during October and the one I wore with my Halloween outfit from last night.
First up, 2 that come hand in hand, Jack and Sally from The Nightmare Before Christmas.
For Jack Skellington I used Barry M Matte Espresso as the base and used white acrylic for the design. For Sally I used a whole bunch of Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine polishes, mostly from their newest A/W collection (which I’ve swatched for you here): Cardamom, Mustard, Chilli, Rose Hip, Huckleberry and Elderberry. I used acrylic paints for the detailing and design.
The next design was inspired by Dexter, which I’m currently binge watching with my boyfriend using Netflix. If you haven’t seen it yet I highly suggest you do. It’s all about a blood splatter analysts that works for Miami Metro Police.. sounds dull? He’s also a serial killer!
As you can see, I used Barry M again for this one, in Coconut. I used acrylic paints for the rest and the ‘splatter technique’ which I showed you in my latest Untried series.
My last design isn’t anything Halloween related, other than it was part of my costume this year, but I really wanted to share it in this post regardless.. I went as Alice from Alice in Wonderland! I love the books and films and my nails had to match the outfit.
The nail polishes used were Barry M Huckleberry, Matt White and Gold foil effect. The black and red detailing is acrylic paints. I finished it all off using a matte topcoat. I absolutely love this nail art and I never want to take it off! But if I want to continue blogging and posting to my instagram I’ll sadly have to.
I’m sorry if you get fed up of me using Barry M all the time but at only £2.99-£3.99 for their polishes they’re so affordable and as I’m a student this is all I can really stretch to. Also, a lot of the time Boots and Superdrug have 3 for 2 or some sort of offer on them which means that around 70% of my nail polishes are Barry M!
I hope you enjoyed these Halloween manicures. I really enjoyed painting them and wearing them this month! It’ll be time for christmas manis before you know it! 😉
I’ll definitely try and post the Untired I missed this week the Monday coming but I’m incredibly busy with Uni at the moment so I apologise If I’m not blogging on a regular basis!