At the risk of causing controversy, I am not a huge fan of Halloween. I have never been into scary films and I am one of those annoying people who shuts the curtains and does her damnedest to ignore the children knocking on the door trick or treating. We always have something on at work though that I struggle to avoid. The good thing about this though, is that it can either be as subtle as you like, or more far out. This year, I’ll be in the office and then going to University. With meetings all day, I can’t really get away with sitting there in full fancy dress, so I have opted to do something spooky with my nails.
I have written about Leighton Denny’s nail care products before. For the price, they are excellent quality and the nail polish colours last ages, whilst remaining as bright as the day I applied them. The new shade Maneater is a high gloss jet black, perfect for nail art or just a ‘dark as night’ all over nail shade. Perfect for both Halloween and Christmas (sorry, I know I said the C word!) is the shade Caught Red Handed. It is a high gloss bright red with a subtle shimmer for a bright yet more understated red.
I saw a fabulous nail art tutorial where the nails were painted black, topped with a matte top coat. The red was then dripped from the top and delicately topped with a shiny top coat. It looked like blood dripping down the nails and would be the perfect Halloween statement without going all out gruesome.
To stop bright colours staining my nails, I have been enjoying using the Leighton Denny CC Bear It All Base Coat. I sometimes wear it on its own and have had some lovely compliments on its browny nude shade. Aside from that it hides previous discolouration, prevents other shades from permeating the nail and gently fills in ridges. I won’t go without it now and I can really tell a difference in the longevity of my nail colour when I have this underneath.
All polishes, including the CC Base Coat are £12. What understated look will you be wearing this Halloween?
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