Much easier than I thought but I made two mistakes
1) I applied the pumpkin facing myself, rather than outward 😆
2) I went over the pumpkin with a sparkly nail varnish that wasn’t as sheer as I thought. I should have applied the sparkly coat before and then gone over the decal with a clear top coat (which I did with the cobweb decal).
I’ve got a new topcoat ordered from Orly Nails UK (with a fantastic easy grip lid).
These wickedly wonderful nail decals are from ClawedbyGrace. I thought I better share these quickly so that you can order them yourself before Halloween, although I’ll be using these all year round.
These are basically just transfers that you cut out, place on your nails, dab water onto the back of them and then slide the back off, just like the old fake tattoos. It’s always a good idea to glide a top coat over to make them last.
Right, I’m off to have a look at which colours of polish I have…
One of my fave series as a teen as they were short enough to hold my shockingly short attention span.
‘Delia can’t stop reading the old diary which mysteriously appears in her locker one day. Little by little, she starts to become more like the girl whose words she reads – even having her memories and seeing the world through her eyes. A dead girl’s eyes. Soon Delia is convinced that she was the girl who wrote the diary – in a past life.’ – Goodreads
But the terror is about to come alive once more. For the girl who wrote the diary was murdered.
The Diary by Sinclair Smith has a mild fantasy-horror vibe. It’s fairly predictable but in an enjoyable way and has a few good twists near the end, which I didn’t see coming.
A woman wakes out of a coma and slowly realises she isn’t exactly human and hoards of vampires have taken over the country. This starts slow (inside an abandoned hospital) but give it a chance to open up into an absolutely epic adventure.
Graphic violence and gore.
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
Less of a remake of the 90’s show Sabrina The Teenage Witch and more faithful adaptation of the original 50’s comic by Archie Comics.
Drama with jump scares, a little gore and the odd murder.
Two brothers follow in their father’s footsteps as hunters of the supernatural. They fight ghosts, monsters, demons and gods that roam the earth.
Some episodes are atmospheric, some scary and some are more tongue-in-cheek or emotional.
A Discovery of Witches
What happens when a young witch and an older vampire fall in love, when it is forbidden by both of their kind?
This is so dramatic and emotional you’ll be on the edge of your seat, rather than hiding behind a cushion.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
A teen discovers that she’s a vampire slayer and has a Watcher to guide her. She also realises some vamps are seriously hot.
Dry humour, so many quotable lines, satire on US society/pop culture and a lot of fun!
A pre-teen escapes from a facility and is saved by a cop and a group of kids. This is the least strange occurrence in the show as much creepier and stranger things are yet to come.
Great drama about a small town under threat, with a lot of atmosphere and some fun scary parts.
A virus outbreak which unleashes a very old sort of evil, one which can’t be contained. Eventually, an unlikely bunch of people come together to fight back but first they need to understand what exactly is hunting them.
This is creepy as hell and also gory and graphic in places. Monster based, rather than psychological scares.
Light as a Feather
A group of teenage friends play Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board for a laugh but don’t realise just how much the new girl has invested in it…until they start dying in turn.
A creepier version of Pretty Little Liars, this is perfect to binge watch over a weekend.
Instagram Quiz Answers
I’m asking my followers on Insta if they can guess which series is which, just from the below images, even if they haven’t watched some of the them.
1, Supernatural; 2, The Strain; 3, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina; 4, A Discovery of Witches; 5, Van Helsing; 6, Light as a Feather; 7, Stranger Things; 8, Buffy the Vampire Slayer
How could I not include this! With every 80’s horror-fantasy clique, this series somehow manages to seem fresh and retro at the same time. It’s equally charming, funny, subtly creepy and action packed.
Buffy The Vampire Slayer 1996 – 2003
Total classic about a teenaged slayer, her ‘Scoobie gang’ and her grown up (and very handsome) Watcher who, together, deal with all sorts of supernatural goings on in the town of Sunnydale. Snappy dialogue and wonderful three-dimensional characters.
Preacher 2016 –
Based on the adult comic book series by DC’s Vertigo line, this story is about a jaded preacher who, stirred by a crazy happening at a church, joins up with his ex and a vampire to fight injustice and to find god. If you are vegetarian you might want to skip all of the scenes with the self proclaimed ‘King of meat’. Thoughtful, darkly funny and a bit nuts!
Supernatural 2005 –
Two brother follow their fathers lead and hunt supernatural creatures. Some episodes can be genuinely creepy but it’s a bit of a mixed bag – depending on what creeps you out.
Doctor Who 2005 –
The Dr arrives again – this time in the form of a woman who can’t quite remember who she is. When strange things start to happen in the Northern town, she teams up with the people who found her as a race to survive ensues.
The Strain 2014 – 2017
One of the more creepy shows in the list but as a result of a particular person and circumstance, rather than the marauding zombies hordes. The Strain goes from sci-fi outbreak thriller – to holocaust flash-back drama – to zombie horror.
Charmed 2018 –
Modern take on the beloved 1998 series of three sisters who discover they are much stronger together as they have magic abilities. And boy will they need them!
A detective realises he descended from a line of Grimms who are sworn to hunt vesesen – people who turn into animals and other beings – who are disrupting the equilibrium. What happens when he realises some of them are his neighbours and how does he explain everything to his girlfriend and colleagues? Loosly based on Grimms Fairytails, this show is so much fun!
The X-Files 1993 –
This classic, iconic show has covered, sci-fi, fantasy, pseudo science, the paranormal, myths and legends and in a few episodes straight up horror. Here’s a link to the 10 most scary episodes so you know what to avoid, hehe!
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
Sabrina is still about a teen witch coping with everyday teen life but it’s darker than the original; a mash-up of True Blood meets Pretty Little Liars in tone maybe?
Which ones have you watched or are planning on watching?
Fringe (bangs) – Dry shampoo and styling putty. I ran out of dry shampoo but would have like to apply more so it looked grey.
Face – Green eyeshadow, mixed with a too-pale foundation and a silvery highlighter to give my face a pale but eerie glow. Used my fingernail to gently score out bits of makeup around my nose, mouth and chin for an uneven look. This refused to show up on my camera as well as it did in real life so I had to add a green filter.
Eyes – Dark green eyeliner randomly applied, blended up to my eyebrows. Green liquid eyeshadow applied thickly to eyes and smeared down my cheeks like slimy sludge (bottom picture).
Lips – A nude-brown lipstick with foundation lightly dabbed over the top.