DIY Halloween Nails!

Toodles my lovely people. Today we have a ghoulishly ghoulish tutorial for some pumpkin nails! Just a disclaimer, I am in NO WAY any good at doing nails, as you can tell. But I tried, and that’s all that matters! I will list the names of the nail polishes at the end…let’s go!

YOU WILL NEED: a dotting tool (or a hair grip/toothpick), base and top coat, white, orange, green and glitter (optional) nail polishes.

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Paint your nails with a base coat and let them dry for 2 minutes. Then apply a thin coat of white and let dry for a few minutes. Pai a second coat and let dry for a few more minutes. Put some of the orange nail polish on a piece of paper or old magazine. Take you dotting tool and put two large orange dots next to each other on your nail. Then, using the same tool, gently dab more dots going down towards the end of your nail until you create a pumpkin-y shape. Let these ‘pumpkins’ dry. Put some of the green polish on the paper. Gently drag the dotting tool from the top of the pumpkin to halfway down the nail to create stalk. Let dry. Now you can either paint a glittery coat over the top, but I decided not to. Apply top coat. To create the look on my pointing finger, I just dragged the orange and green polish around my nail randomly! I also changed up the design on my middle finger with just streaks, though it looked pretty good.

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Sinful Colors – Snow Me White

Sinful Colors – All About You (Gold)

Barry M 3 in 1 Top, Base and Nail Hardener – Clear

Collection 2000 (shows how old it is!) – Ninja (Green)

Nails Supreme Nail Art Pen – Orange

It’s simple, but effective! What do you think? Will you try it out? Let me know on my Twitter, Facebook or in the comments!

Lots of Love,

Lottie ♥

Satsuma Halloween DIY’s


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Oooooo t’is the season to be spooked. Halloween us just around the corner so I thought it was time for some much loved Halloween DIY’s! These use one of my favourite fruits, the wonderful satsuma/clementine/orange. We have been using most of these makes in my family since I can remember, especially the Sharpied pumpkins! Enjoy my beautiful people…

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Pumpkin Treats
Peel your satsuma. Cut a small green piece of ‘sweet pencils/liquorice’ the type you get at fun fairs or just a small pipe cleaner (I twisted purple and green together). Push it gently into the centre of the peeled satsuma and voila!

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Pumpkin Faces
Simply grab a satsuma and draw faces on it with a permanent marker. You could get lots of satsumas and make a sort of Happy Halloween ‘banner’ or just draw pumpkin faces! We do this every year in our house!

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Pumpkin Lantern
This one takes a touch more effort. Carefully cut off the end of a satsuma and scoop out the centre with a spoon (you can add this to fruit salads if you wish). The easiet way to do this get the segments out separately, instead of doing one all round scoop. Clean the peel ad gently dry it off. Add in an electronic tea light or a real one, but I’m not sure how flammable that is. I cut a slot in the back of each one and slotted these cheapy £2.50 Christmas lights from Primark into the peel! I think it looks pretty good, if I say so myself! You could add the lid back on if you wish, but remember to clean and dry it.

Well, I hope you enjoyed this week’s post! Are you going to try out any of these ideas? Are you having a spooooky Halloween DIY fest? Let me know!

Lots of Love,

Lottie ♥