Spoooooky nails!!

spooky nails

I’m very excited about Halloween today, and here’s just one reason why: my spooky nails!! Aren’t they amazing?? I was inspired by the wonderful Alice over at onenailtorulethemall.blogspot.co.uk

I tweaked her design a little bit but you get the gist.

For the base coat I used Essie’s First Base base coat which works really well, I like the way it never fully dries because it seems to me like it attaches to the next coat of polish better that way. I bought it for £8.99 from Amazon ( I will review each of my polishes properly when I get around to it ).

On my thumb and ring finger I used a polish I bought last week from Discount UK. It’s by w7 and the shade is 91 Metallic Saturn. I really like the effect it gave with the glitter on top.

On my other fingers I used two coats of the black polish I’m holding in the photo. It’s by technic in the shade Jet Black and I’ve only ever seen it for sale in Bodycare. Anyway it cost £1 and makes a very opaque shade if you apply two coats of it.

For my first layer of glitter I used a nail polish by Primark! It was given to me by a friend over a year ago and its nearly an empty pot :( i love it so much. It has lots of silver glittery bits in, all really small, and the glitter spreads really easily- there’s so much crammed into the pot! The glitter is floating around in a clear polish colour and I think it’s meant to be a top coat. The brand name is Opia (Primark’s knock-off of OPI) and it has no name for the shade but I like to call it sparkly goodness!

Layered on top of the primark glitter, I used Collection 2000’s Bedazzled nail effects in the shade Razzle Dazzle. This is another glitter but it has different sized pieces of glitter and different colours too. I got it as a freebie in Boots when buying Christmas presents for my friends. There was a deal which I hope they do this Christmas where you could buy 5 Collection 2000 coloured nail polishes and get a bedazzled glitter polish free. So of course all my friends got nail polish for Christmas!

For the white decoration I used another polish from discount UK. It’s a nail art pen with a thin striper brush, and if you remove the lid you get a little dotter thingy. The brand name was Pink Tease and I bought a simple white.

I finished off with Sally Hansen’s Double Duty base and top coat (which i swear is magic, it dries so fast) which i buy regularly-this one is my third bottle since May- from Bodycare where it costs £3.98

I hope you like my look, I sure do :D

Hiya!

Hello lovely people in the blogosphere, I’m Caitlin. This will be my very own fashion and beauty blog. I will be showing what clothing I’ve bought and introducing you to my wonderful world of Charity Shopping! and of course, i can’t forget the nails. I’ve been painting my nails religiously for about a year and i love it. There are so many beautiful colours and styles around and i just lurve it!

I wanna introduce myself properly. I am a 17 year old girl (obligatory WOOP! ?) and i started using nail art as a stress reliever between revising for my GCSE’s. I would revise for 2 hours, take an hour break to paint my nails and let em dry and then go back to revising. Surprisingly it worked really well, so well in fact that my teachers noticed and allowed me to keep the nail polish on my nails (even though School rules said no nail polish). As i result i got a lot of polish practice and can now paint nails pretty well if i do say so myself :)

Being an unemployed teenage girl with a steady growing interest in fashion, i found actually shopping for clothing super hard. There were so many different shops and prices seemed higher than i remembered them being. Then a Primark opened in my town and BOOM! I could suddenly afford pretty clothes every once in a while. Then a family friend set up a charity shop in a local village and i went there with mum and BOOM! again. I bought 3 tops for £1 in total on that day. So now i am fascinated with charity shops and already have quite a haul of clothing from them. I recently found a place in my town which i like to call Charity Shop Row. There is a Bluebell hospice; a British Heart Foundation; a Help The Aged; a British Red Cross and a Breast Cancer Research charity shop. It’s a cheap shopper’s haven!

So this went on rather long and hopefully i wasn’t just rambling on. I hope you find my blog enjoyable, i will be posting recent Charity shop items I’ve bought and my most recent Nail art designs (with tutorials) over the next few weeks. Anything else you would like to see? Don’t be afraid to leave a comment :)