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This Week’s Nails – Halloween Inspired

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.

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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.

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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.



About hannahhotcakes

My name is Hannah. I live near Bath in a lovely village in the Cotswolds with my husband Ian, the love of my life for the past 10 years, in our dream cottage. I have landed my dream job as a primary school teacher and I can’t think of anything else I would rather be doing. I am a self-confessed foodie and I love to cook, bake, and eat out as much as possible. Here are some things I love: My friends and family, travelling, fresh flowers, good books, having breakfast on my balcony, horror films, Christmas, tea, Las Vegas, lie-ins, red wine, Liverpool FC, music, sausage dogs, Spain, rare steak, fashion, cheese, American TV series and camping. And here are my pet hates: People dressed as animals, whistling, being rushed, being made to wait, girls who act stupid to impress a man, spiders, sunburn and rocket (it comes with EVERYTHING!)

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