Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Halloween 2017 Makeup and Nails!

Hi lovelies!

Happy Halloween!! If you've been following me for any period of time, you'll know that I love Halloween, and usually do something on the blog every year, so I couldn't let the occasion pass without doing something special.

I went to a makeup event at Spooktober a few days ago and as I was coming straight from work, I didn't have many options, so I created this quick and easy look. However, I literally did that in 5 minutes in my car outside the venue, so I did want to do something here on the blog that would take a bit more effort.

Now, I've always wanted to try the mermaid look and then I received a Halloween challenge from one of my favorite brands, Rimmel London, where I was challenged to recreate a look created for them by British Blogger/Youtuber called CocoChicBlog. The look is called the 'Dark Mermaid', and encompasses ombre brows, fish scales, smudgy tear stains and a dark lip. Here is my take on it, together with a few small touches of my own! I also decided to do nails to match, which you can see later on in this post.

Before we go further, I'll just admit that I wasn't too happy with this look for a couple of reasons.

1) I couldn't buy proper fishnet stockings anywhere! I went to four different stores on the weekend before finally giving up and buying the pair I used here, but the fishnet pattern was quite small, which became a real struggle when I slipped it over my head, so the 'fish scale' pattern wasn't as clear as I'd have liked.

2) I had really hoped to finish work early, finish this look and take the photos in natural light, as I'd managed to do for the manicure photos. Unfortunately, I left work a little later than expected, by which time the weather had taken a turn for the worse and started storming, so I had to take these photos by the light of my makeup desk which is quite warm. Still, something is always better than nothing, right?

Keep reading after the jump!


Also, here is a close up of my nails!

There you have it, lovelies! My nails and makeup look for Halloween 2017! What did you think? Don't forget that you can also click on the Halloween tag below to view everything I've done in previous years!

Have a happy, safe and fun Halloween with your loved ones!

Much love,

Note: Some items were provided for editorial consideration, and used to create these looks. This has not affected my opinion in any way. For more information, please refer to my Disclosure Policy.


  1. I love halloween your nails and lips look amazing!

  2. What an amazing work, love the whole look, specially the eye makeup. The nail art looks great too. Perfect for Halloween!

  3. Thank you, Preet! It was a lot of fun to do!

  4. Happy Halloween lovely! Your makeup looks so fierce! I love it :)

    Amy | http://www.herquarters.com

  5. This look is amazing, and your nails too!! I love it so much! Happy Halloween gorgeous! xx

    Laura || www.thelifeoflaura.com.au

  6. DANG!!! Girl your Halloween makeup is so cool! Happy Halloween!

    Wendy | http://www.wendyquah.com/


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