DIY Halloween Nails Tutorial with Matt Black & Red Glitter Polish

Are you ready for Halloween yet!? Have you thought about what nails you are going to have? No outfit would be complete without rocking some awesome Halloween nails. Today I am going to be showing you how to create a really simple technique that creates a really bad ass selection of Halloween nails.

Bristol Life and Style Blog Mermaid Gossip Halloween Nail Tutorial by Kaycie Kyle

What you will need.

Black Polish
 Clear Matt Polish
Blood Red Glitter Polish
Deep Red Glitter Polish
White Varnish
Black Nail Art Pen
Top Coat

How to create your Halloween Nails

 If you want to recreate exactly, alternate your base coat. Three black, one White and one full glitter red.
 Apply two coats if required.
 Allow to dry.
 We wanted to create a Matt black with gloss glitter on top to create a contrast so we used the Matt varnish over the black base coat and allowed to dry.
 We then blobbed some white from the tip on one nails and from the nail bed on the other two, to create a dripping effect on top of the Matt black.
 Once that was dry we blobbed some of the blood red glitter over the top. The initial white coat helps the glitter to stand out against the black.
 Now to create your mummy. Use the black nail art pen and draw some thin and wonky lines to create your mummy’s bandages.
 Leave a slightly thicker gap two thirds up the nail, in the gap draw a couple of black blobs to create the eyes peeping through the bandages.
 Finish that off with a white dot to one side.
 Finish the set off by using a gloss top coat on the nails you haven’t created a Matt finish.

If you would like to see it in action before you give it a go, watch the video below.

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Tuesday Treasures // Frozen in Pink

Good morning gorgeous, how are you? I am wrapped up on the sofa with my laptop, hiding behind the closed curtains away from the ghastly rain. I know I was wishing for autumn not that long ago, but rain was not exactly what I had in mind. However, it does give me a very valid excuse not to get dressed all day, I can stay all cosy in my dressing gown! You may have noticed that my usual Mermaid Tales was aborted yesterday, because (you may have seen on the socials,) I was helping out the beautiful Grace Kingsley at The Kingsley Academy with her make up student Kelly. I spent the morning having a quite a bold natural look applied to my face, with cat eyes and eyebrow application being perfected in particular. The afternoon was a rather different affair altogether, when this frozen in pastel pink, glittery, sparkly masterpiece was created.

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We couldn’t stop looking at all the sparkle in all it’s glory and it got me inspired to create this weeks Tuesday Treasures. With a break from our a month of autumn inspiration, I thought I would throw in some frozen in pink pastel inspiration. These are the perfect outfits for this winter, who doesn’t love a bit of pastel pink and sparkles! Of course, I don’t expect you to make your face up with all this glory (unless you want glitter bogies for days after!) but it was too good not to share it with you, and hey, Halloween is coming up so perhaps your looking for some different fancy dress inspo?

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Outfit Inspiration

Featured in the outfit inspo below: Fur Jacket ♥ Silver Heels ♥ Silver Vest ♥ Sequin Skirt ♥ Heart Belt ♥ Liberace Kitty Ears ♥ Gem Stone Necklace ♥ Pink Glitter Polish ♥

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Vlogtober Update // A Week in the Life of a Bristol Blogger

October is a great month to Vlog (and Vlogtober is a great name for it! Kudos to whoever came up with that one!) it’s my time of year for getting out of the house. I do also get out of the house in the summer, but mostly I spend time in the garden or frolicking in the sun. The autumn is time for walking in the woods, exploring local cafes and switching up styles (and being a damn sight less sweaty!).

If you haven’t had time to read the blogs this week, here a quick summary

Wana know what I got up to over the weekend? – Head over to Mermaid Tales.

I wore red for the first time in three years, and then embraced it with some Autumn outfit inspo.

I unboxed my Crown & Glory Glitterati Box and took my goodies to the park to photograph them!

I spent the morning catching up on my fav blogs, and shared them all with you in Things I Love Thursday

I went to Park Street, in Bristol and found an awesome new(ish) modern vintage shop.

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I have been pretty busy since October start so it made sense to vlog it for Vlogtober, I am not doing a daily vlog, but splitting it in to Parts, I didn’t want to bore you with days I don’t leave the sofa (those days are mostly filled with puppy cam!).

Vlogtober Part 1

I had a wedding in Bath with the photo booth, I prepped the living room ready for decor, I said good bye to Brad and Logan for the week, I started sanding the floor.

Vlogtober Part 2

I hunted for chinese food, wrote some blogs and I went to London Zoo for the Christmas Showcase event.

Vlogtober Part 3

I finished decorating the lounge, I finally got a sofa, I filmed a youtube video, I had WINE with the girls!

Vlogtober Part 4

I explored Park Street in Bristol, I had my fringe cut, drank milkshakes and bubble tea.

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Shop Local #1 // Sobey’s on Park Street, Bristol

Now that the weather is feeling all together more autumnal, it’s the time of year that I like to spend time exploring the city. Yesterday I decided to head in to town and over to Park Street. It has been ages since I have had a wonder over that side of town and Park Street has some really cool shops and cafe’s so I knew it would be a nice mooch around. I love it when the weather is crisp and sunny, meandering in and out of shops, grabbing coffee and milkshakes. I was going to go it alone, but it is always better making it a day date, so I called up Lily as I was passing her house to see if she wanted to come too and she was well up for an excuse to get out the house.

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You can see exactly what we got up to on my vlogtober vlog, there was short fringe cuts, milkshakes and bubble tea. My main aim of popping in to town was to find a shop that has the wow factor that is worth telling you about. I have been wanting to start a shop local series on the blog for a while, I dabble in it on Fishee Designs blog, but it wasn’t the right time or place for it. There’s many reasons why I wanted to start this series, A) because it forces me to leave the house (and actually get dressed!) B) I love to explore Bristol, there are so many places I am still yet to have explored in the two years I have been here (I need to get out more!) and C) I love to promote awesome businesses, just because they’re awesome!

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Lily and I had a browse around a few of the charity shops and vintage shops on Park Street but on our way back to the car, I hadn’t been blown away by a shop and really excited about a space, until we walked in to Sobey’s. About a year ago it replaced the old Motel shop at the bottom of Park Street, they offer a mix of vintage, upcycled and new retro clothing alongside some quirky jewellery and accessories. Although I still like the odd bit of vintage, I have really had my day with trawling uninspiring and over priced jumble sales (for want of a better description). I am a sucker for the way things are presented, and Sobey’s have put a real effort in to the way their items are displayed. They have old next to new, upcycled vintage teamed with modern retro and it all feels like it is of the here and now. It has a really quirky vintage vibe but is aesthetically inspiring and perfectly laid out.

It is definitely somewhere I will be going back to to look for staple vintage pieces.

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Crown and Glory Glitterati Unboxing

What’s Crown and Glory Glitterati? What’s Crown and Glory Glitterati??? Well my little mermaids, let me tell you!! The Crown and Glory Glitterati is a monthly subscription service which offers off the hook hair things delivered direct to your door EVERY MONTH!!! For a mear £20 a month you will receive a whole heap of awesomeness worth £50 every month, the glitterati subscription includes:

a monthly box of hair accessories

designs exclusive to The Glitterati members

themed months (this month was halloween, obvs!)

extra special birthday box

super-special gifts for long time subscribers

exclusive access to a secret facebook group for dedicated tutorials, early-access to sales and offers, and a swapshop.

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Now if that isn’t reason enough to go and get your subscription in the bag (like you need any more encouragement) then why not check out the unboxing video that I filmed for a genuine reaction to the items in my first box!

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