This week’s edition of Nail It! comes to you with the panicked realisation that:
a) I’m going out tonight and cannot step out of the house without my nail game being on point and
b) there hasn’t been a Nail It” post for about two weeks.
(btw, it’s amazing what more water, calcium and fruit and vegetables in your diet will do for your nails, hair and skin. I also caved and bought some fancy olive oil for my hair and skin, but that’s another blog post.)
The colours I used were Stargazer Shade #104 (the neon pink) and Beauty Forever Nail Lacquer Shade #104 (the carroty, neon orange). The stripes were made up of an assortment of pinks, oranges, white, and glitter from my nail art kit.
First step: paint your nails in your desired base colour(s). I used the orange on my ring fingers and the pink everywhere else, as I thought the colours worked really well together, and I liked the arrangement. Wait for them to dry.
Second step: paint your stripes on! I used all of the colours in the picture below.
I wsa going for a sort of candy-cane, sweet look; I wanted my nails to look good enough to eat!
Third step: as always, topcoat topcoat topcoat. Wait until your nails have dried though!
The Saturday just gone, I had an amazing day out at Portobello Road and Camden Market with one of my best friends. I get called a hipster for expressing this sentiment, but markets and charity shops are so much fun! And they’re so much less stress than shopping on the High Street.
We walked past a shoe shop on Portobello Road and I saw this pair of suede studded creepers in the window, and when we went in and looked at the price tags, they were only £35.
To give this post a bit of context, I am the kind of person who lusts after an item of clothing/shoe for years at a time; brothel creepers have been on my to buy list since early Sixth Form. But they were always too expensive for me (my flatmate bought a pair for £69, which is the cheapest she could find online).
They didn’t have the plain studded ones in my size, so I bought these beauties instead.
We wandered further down into the maze of market stalls and I saw a sign that said “Everything from £5”, and of course I wasn’t going to walk past something like that without having a quick look. And of course, I managed to find a dress that I liked and that fit me and the wonderful stallholder was lovely enough to give it to me for a fiver!
Schlepping our way to north London for more shoe shops for my friend, I found a stall selling velvet jackets for £5. I adore velvet. I adore blazers. I adore autumnal shades. Done deal.
Who are they?
Black Sheep Goth is a blog run by Nnyno and Zula, and claims to be ‘a blog for queer/fat/trans/non-binary/disabled/poc goths’.
Who’s it for?
For all the people that most Goth blogs like to conveniently forget the existence of, so pretty much all the people mentioned in the above section.
Why should I follow them?
Because the mods are true to their claim; I’ve been following for a while now, and I can safely say that I’ve seen pictures submitted from all different corners of the Goth community, which is definitely a refreshing change from the usual tumblr habit of only reblogging skinny, cis, pretty, white girls (not that there’s anything wrong with posting/reblogging skinny, cis, pretty, white girls, but if you’re claiming to speak for a community, you really ought to speak for all of it).
Where else can I find them?
After three weeks in a soulless factory job (it’s why I’ve been relatively quiet), I treated myself to some make-up BECAUSE I CAN. I’m trying to break out of my autumnal colours rut, so I banned myself from buying anything purple and/or red, and went for a pink.
Yes, you heard me. Pink. And not just any pink, we’re talking eye-popping-blue-based-bad-Barbie-bitch kind of pink (#Shade 320: Funtime Fuschia).
And it suits me!
I’ve never been one for pink on my lips; the only ones in sight seemed to be frosted or pastel or otherwise not for me. But this is fabulous. It’s bright and eye-catching and it smells like jasmine! I want to grab a beautiful and unsuspecting person, kiss them thoroughly and then sprint away, just for the fun of leaving a scent memory.
Rating: 9/10. The colour is amazing, but for a shade that was meant to give - if not matte - opaque coverage, I can still see my natural lip colour unless I slather it on.
How much is it?
I bought mine at my local Superdug for the grand price of £6.19.
Where can I buy it?
Available here at the link.