Happy Halloween! I have to admit that I don’t really celebrate this day but that didn’t stop me indulging in a little themed manicure. I have seen some amazing Halloween nail art online this week but this is quite a subtle way of embracing the day without going for the zombie/ witch/ black cat/ Frankenstein effect!
To achieve this look, I used three nail varnishes; an orangey shade, a black and white confetti layer and a clear topcoat.
First up was a new shade by Natural Collection called ‘Antique Coral’. I’m not sure where the ‘Antique’ part comes from but this is a lovely coral shade with a slight shimmer to it. I haven’t bought anything from Natural Collection since I was in my teens but this was in a Boots deal a little while ago so I picked it up to try out. I have to say that the first coat was a little thin and streaky but with 2-3 layers, this is a lovely nail varnish and for less than £2 a bottle, I would have a look at some of the other shades.
Next, I added a layer of the L’Oreal black and white Confetti Top Coat which I love using. I like the random placement of glitter pieces and how no nail looks the same as the next.
To finish the look, I went over the manicure with a layer of Calvin Klein topcoat and this actually ended up lasting for a whole week. I really liked this look – I think it is pumpkin-esque without being too obviously Halloween themed.
And finally…Ian and I popped into Bristol for a wander around Cabot Circus on our way home from our hotel break this week and I couldn’t resist this spooky jumper from Primark, which was reduced to just £5! It is so soft and snuggly and fits me perfectly that I won’t be able to resist wearing it for the next few weeks as the cold nights draw in.