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Super Simple Halloween Costume and Nails: Suggestions and Ideas

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I wanted to show you guys some of my really simple suggestions for Halloween, because to be honest with you while I think I’m creative in terms of ideas I come up with, I really have almost zero artistic skill! I know how frustrating it can be when you see awesome Halloween ideas on the internet but you know you could never recreate them for yourself! So here are some quick suggestions I’ve got for a DIY Halloween.

SUPER SIMPLE HALLOWEEN COSTUME AND NAILS: SUGGESTIONS AND IDEAS
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Reality TV I’m loving right now!

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There is so much Reality TV that I’ve been enjoying recently, so I thought I would share my favourites with you guys. I’d love to know if you watch any of these shows and what you think about them!

REALITY TV I’M LOVING RIGHT NOW…
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NOTD: Food Inspired, Cupcake and Strawberry Nails for #MissGuidedMani

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So I saw the #missguidedmani food inspired competition pop up on twitter and I got a bit inspired. I am by no means a nail artist and these were really just for fun, but I thought I’d share them with you guys!

FOOD INSPIRED CUPCAKE AND STRAWBERRY NAILS…

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Songs I’m loving right now!

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Usually I turn on the radio and just hear noise (#oldlady) with the odd song I really like, but that is not the case right now. I am loving so much of the music on the radio at the moment and I thought I’d share some of my favourites with you guys!

SONGS I’M LOVING RIGHT NOW…
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Ciate Caviar Mother of Pearl Nail Polish Review

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One of my oldest friends bought me this the Ciate Caviar Mother of Pearl nail kit a while ago, I tried it at the time and I’m going to be completely honest I found it a bit of a faff. I rediscovered it in my drawer the other day and I thought I’d give it another go.

CIATE CAVIAR MOTHER OF PEARL NAIL POLISH…
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Primark nails?! Simple and cheap nail polish!

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Just wanted to share with you a couple of the nail polish products I picked up from Primark recently. I’ve been super impressed with their £1 bargains including their polish, nail art pens and best of all their polish remover twist pot!

PRIMARK NAIL POLISH…
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Happy Easter! Spring, floral vintage style nails!

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Happy Easter Sunday all! Whether you celebrate over Easter time or not, this super easy nail design is perfect for springtime and can be done with whatever colours suit you!

SPRINGTIME FLORAL NAILS…
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The Incredibles: A Costume in Thirty Minutes

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I’m off to a Disney themed birthday party and I’m borrowing my friend’s Belle costume so I’m sorted. Only when I go to collect the costume from her house, two hours before the party, she declares that she’s so sorry and she left it at her home away from uni. Next step, try not to panic. Go home and and search every inch of the internet for an idea. Type all sorts of things into google… easy disney costumes, quick disney costumes, disney costumes from household items… Nothing seems to come up, and that’s when you have an idea. (I also love that you get a full view of my old lady trolley in the image above, oh and ignore the dirty mirror!)

THE INCREDIBLES…

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Fishing out an old black vest top and old orange/yellow tank top out of the back of my cupboard, I set to work! I get the symbol off of a simple google image search and print it off my computer…

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I then cut out the yellow/orange parts and the black parts separately and trace around them onto my fabric. I sew the orange section on top of the black section and then sew the entire thing onto a red blouse that I have. The best part is, I have to sew it on as I’m wearing the shirt because otherwise it won’t go over my head. Joy!

I pair the shirt with red tights (I have no idea why I have these), black heels and a black skirt (I unfortunately don’t have black shorts) but in all I think it comes off alright.

In all honesty, I know this is a complete shambles but I’m really quite proud of what I achieved in literally half an hour. The make up took a further ten to fifteen minutes but that was only because I really had no idea what I was doing with it when I started…

I used Barry M dazzle dust in Charcoal to create the mask with the No7 High Shine Lip Crayon in Berry on my lips. I really wish I had taken more pictures now, but at the time I was in such a rush and I had absolutely no intentions to blog about this whatsoever!

Hope you like it! xx

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SOURCES AND RELEVANT LINKS

The Most Amazing Disney Make Up || The Incredibles! || Follow me on Bloglovin’

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A New year: A New Gym Playlist

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I know this is not technically an “arty thing” but it’s technically something that I made, so it’s going in this category. So there! Since it was back to the gym today it’s time to get ready. You see the thing is when I was going to the gym last year I would just listen to the radio or the music channels on the screens of the exercise machines but I found that by doing that there were too many periods where I just wasn’t motivated to work hard enough… Either because of a slow song or because a radio presenter was babbling on about something. But this shall no longer be the case! I’ve made a 111 song playlist to take to the gym with me!

It’s lots of fast paced, let’s work hard tracks but I’ve got some slower stuff in here too, because I can’t be going full speed for an entire workout, plus I’ve added some songs that I know will cheer me up if I’m nearing the end a need that extra boost of motivation. Although with some of them I am mildly worried that I’ll start singing along in the gym… Nobody wants to hear that. At the same time I didn’t want to pick any of my favourite, favourite songs because I didn’t want to subconsciously associate them with the gym and not be able to listen to them anymore… A few years ago I made You Talk by Babyshambles my alarm every morning and now it just doesn’t sound the same!

THE BEST OF THE LIST

Here are my top ten (in no particular order) tracks on my gym playlist:

Chelsea Dagger by the Fratellis

Holding Out for a Hero by Bonnie Tyler

Uprising by Muse

I Like You So Much Better When You’re Naked by Ida Maria
It’s upbeat and the lyrics will remind me why I’m in the gym–everyone wants to look good naked

Pump It by the Black Eyed Peas

The Final Countdown by Europe

Don’t Stop Believin by Glee
Don’t hate me but the Glee version just fills me with such joy

Locked Out of Heaven by Bruno Mars
This was my favourite song to work out to in 2013

Somebody Told Me by The Killers

And no list would be complete without…
Eye of the Tiger by Survivor

SOURCES AND RELEVANT LINKS

THE REST OF MY GYM PLAYLIST || MY FAVOURITE HOME WORKOUT || GYMSPIRATION

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