A Kiki Halloween: Kiki London Nail Art

I thought it was about time I did some Halloween nail art for you, considering it’s next week. I’ve designed all of these using Kiki London Gel colours as inspiration! There are 5 designs and I want to go into detail so I’m just going to jump straight in…Read More »

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Princess Nail Lacquer festive Haul - nothing but flakes duo, allergic to flakeness and pass the fizz swatches

Blogmas Day 1: Princess Nail Lacquer Festive Haul pt. 2

My final Princess Nail Lacquer post this week – definitely not ever! I have a mixture of polishes here that I think would be great for the upcoming months! Sadly, all but one have sold out on the website. However, there are still some very gorgeous polishes on offer, most of which are discounted and they won’t be restocked after Ashleigh returns from her break! Don’t forget to give the PNL Instagram a follow for updates on her return. First up I’m going to share the beautiful Nothing But Flakes Duo.Read More »

Princess Nail Lacquer Nightmare trio and Holo-scream trio swatches

Princess Nail Lacquer: Festive Haul pt. 1

My second Princess Nail Lacquer post of the week – I did quite the haul in the sale! This time I have some festive polishes to share with you. These 4 are actually from the Halloween collections but I think they are very Christmas appropriate! The Holo-scream Trio is still available on the website as individuals, for £5 each but sadly, the last polish I got is from the Nightmare Trio which is sold out. However, there are still plenty of polishes up for grabs, most of which are discounted and they won’t be restocked after Ashleigh returns from her break! Don’t forget to give her a follow on Instagram for updates. Read More »

Sally Nails - The Nightmare Before Christmas Nails

Happy Halloween!

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.

Jack Skellington Nails - The Nightmare Before Christmas Nails Sally Nails - The Nightmare Before Christmas NailsFor 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!

Dexter NailsAs 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.

Alice in Wonderland Nails

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!

C x