Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Penguins vs Polka Dots

I don't know about anyone else but when I was younger, I loved Pingu. Honestly, as my five year old self there was nothing more exciting than watching a programme about a bunch of plasticine penguins who spoke an incoherent language.

This Pingu-themed nostalgia trip influenced my latest nail art offering:

I also threw in some polka dots because, well, I like polka dots (I'm preeeetty deep, I know!).

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Halloween Nails

Here are my Halloween-themed nails from last week:

Right Hand

Left Hand

I used nail decals for the pumpkin faces and sugar skulls which I'd bought from Etsy. The nail decals are so easy to use and look really effective, they're also cheap which is just an added bonus! I did the Frankenstein's monster faces, blood drip, and 'BOO' all freehand, using a mixture of my Wah Nail Art pen, red and white nail polishes and a dotting tool. These Halloween nails are definitely one of my favourite nail designs so far as they were so easy and quick, they also look pretty decent which makes me love them all the more! 

.........GRRR. ARGH.

That Awkward Moment When No One Else Is In Fancy Dress.........

Happy (Belated) Halloween!

So my friends and I went out for Halloween last week in fancy dress. We figured that as it was a Halloween themed night at the club and that there was a 'best costume' competition that everyone would be in fancy dress................but they weren't. Don't get me wrong, there was the odd person in fancy dress but no more than the lone, odd person. So there we were covered in our fake blood and wearing our Halloween inspired outfits whilst everyone else was in their standard Saturday night going out clothes. And do you know what's worse? NOT ONE OF US EVEN WON THE 'BEST COSTUME' COMPETITION. Not that we were bothered or anything. I mean, who needs an iPad, right?!

Nonetheless it was still a good night, well, I mean the music was shockingly bad and, as is usual for that club, ridiculously loud, to the point of which my ears were still ringing 3 days after and felt like that there was a good chance that they would drop off. But we still had fun - even if we looked stupid, and it gave me another opportunity to recycle my True Blood costume which I'm determined to get my money's worth out of! Plus fake blood is always fun and by fun I mean extremely gross and goes absolutely EVERYWHERE. As does glitter hairspray, just, you know, FYI and all that.

A few of my friends and I also decided to go to Tulley's Farm Shocktober Fest which was just an allround bad decision for someone like me. If you don't like people jumping out at you dressed as zombies, creepy clowns or crazy chainsaw people then it's probably not for you (something that I wish I'd known beforehand!). I have never screamed so much before in my life. We had to go round this 'haunted' cellar with people jumping out at us, but obviously dressed in horrible costumes, I pretty much had my eyes shut the entire time because I am terrified of EVERYTHING. We ended up doing a haunted hayride and going round the 'creepy cottage' as well, both of which evoked an unnecessary amount of screaming from me. I have to say that even though I was frightened the entire time, I would consider doing it again next year because as frightening it was, it was also fun.............but then again don't hold me to that, ok?

I also did some Halloween themed nail art which will follow after this post, so check it out!