Archive for October, 2014

Halloween Movie LOVE

Friday, October 31st, 2014

It’s one of my favourite times of year, Halloween!!! We love this Holiday more than any other. Everything about it: the dressing up, the sweet treats, the movies. We really cant get enough Halloween love at DIY Nails HQ. So to celebrate we decided to come up with a spooktastic list of our fav movies to get you in the Halloween spirit. There is a little bit for everyone, at DIY Nails we understand that some of you are not a fan of movies of the horror persuasion. So we have included some of the softer movies with that splash of Halloween goodness. We even decided to style each movie with the perfect set of DIY Nail decals perfectly inspired by the characters themselves. Ok yeah we just wanted to sit and gossip abut which decals Wednesday Addams would wear! Do you blame us?

Hocus Pocus

HOCUS POCUS, Kathy Najimy, Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, 1993

So first up is our fav witchy trio.The Sanderson Sisters in Hocus Pocus. Nothing fills me with more Halloween spirit that this be-witching cult classic. The ICON Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy and Sarah Jessica Parker star as Winnie, Mary and Sarah Sanderson. A coven of witches from 1693 who in an attempt to regain their youth aim to absorb the life force of local children in Salem, Massachusetts through their witchcraft. Lets just say all does not go well, and fast forward to the early nighties. And the witches are back for one night, standing in their way is teenager Max Dennison and his sister Dani (a very young Thora Birch) and their kitty sidekick Thackery Binx.

Best Bit:  When the Sanderson Sister perform the song “I Put a Spell on You”

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With all the symbolism we thing our DIY Nail collaboration with Bloody Mary Metal would be perfect for The Sanderson Sister.

The Addams Family

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So we couldn’t really talk about Halloween movies without mentioning ‘The Addams Family’ could we. Its probably inspired more Halloween costumes then any other movie ever. I mean everyone in their right mind has dressed up as Wednesday Addams at some point in their lives. Right? So to clarify we are talking about the 1991 movie ‘The Addams Family’ as there as been many variations of The Addams Family franchise. But no body will ever beat ‘The Addams Family’ and the AMAZING sequel ‘Addams Family Values’. For every little goth kid that enjoyed the darker things in life. The Addams Family was a staple movie favourite. Following the lives of the Addams Family a loving all be it slightly strange family. From the super chic mother Morticia played by the one and only Anjelica Huston, the devoted dad Gomez, Uncle Fester(and you think your uncle is weird) and their children Pugsley and off-course Wednesday Addams played by Christina Ricci.

Best Bit: The theme song ‘They’re creepy and they’re kooky, Mysterious and spooky, They’re all together ooky, The Addams Family.’

Hand To Eye

So show some love for ‘Thing’ with our ‘Hand To Eye‘ decals, available from pour website.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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So when you say Buffy the Vampire Slayer most people expect to see Miss SMG(aka Sarah Michelle Gellar) in her iconic role of Buffy Summers in the mid to late ninetiesTV show. But alas this wasn’t the first appearance of the teen vampire slayer. The original Buffy came in the form of a little know actress Kristy Swanson in the 1992 cult classic film, Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Now don’t get me wrong i cannot express the love I have for Buffy the TV show. But trust me on this; the original movie is such an amazing camp classic staring some very young recognisable faces such as 90s heartthrob Luke Perry,  Donald Sutherland, David Arquette and Hilary Swank. This early film version takes Buffy the California valley girl to a whole new level and if you are expecting Buffy the TV show level vampires well you will be sadly disappointed cos these vampires are so rubbish they are amazing. Oh yeah another plus of this film is the outfits are soooo good.

Best Bit: When the vampires attack the prom, its so funny! And LUKE PERRY

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“Does the word “duh” mean anything to you?” Like Duh, of course Buffy would wear our ‘candy‘ decals

Scream

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Last up in our Halloween movie playlist is our fav slasher flick ‘Scream’. This 1996 movie changed the world of horror/thriller movies creating a truly modern slasher film for the internet generation. Breathing life back into a dying style of movie.  Directed by the horror legend Wes Craven and staring Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, Drew Barrymore, David Arquette and Rose McGowan as the icon of Tatum Riley. Scream follows Sidney Prescott, a high school student in the fictional town of Woodsboro, who becomes the target of a mysterious killer known as Ghostface. Based partly on the real-life serial killer the Gainesville Ripper. Ghostface terrorises this small town and shock everyone is a suspect!

Best Bit: Well there is tow of the best death scenes EVER! The first person to die, and the legendary death in the garage door. No names tho don’t want to spoil anything.

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With a killer called ‘Ghostface’ how could we not make the ‘Scream’ decals our Halloween set available from our website.

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Spooky Ooky Kooky

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Alyssa Edwards’ Secret – Halloween Special with Sharon Needles

If you haven’t watched RuPual’s Drag Race you must remedy this immediately. But if you have, you will remember Alyssa Edwards. She was the Pageant Queen with “Back-Rolls” who will always remain a true Queen icon in our eyes. Alyssa has a web series called “Alyssa Secret”, now if you watched the show you will remember her secret was…she’s a man! In this web series produced by drag loving World of Wonder Alyssa gives us the T, in her oh so Alyssa Edwards way!

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To celebrate Halloween she decided to have fellow Drag Race Royalty and season four winner Sharon Needles to beat her mug and give Alyssa a grusome “glam” makeover, all in the spirit of Halloween. YES GAWD!!


New episodes of Alyssa’s Secret every Monday on WOWPresents!
Twitter: @AlyssaEdwards_1
Twitter: @SHARON_NEEDLES

Producers:
Thairin Smothers
Pete Williams
Blake Jacobs
Adam Asea

“If you don’t love yourself, how in the hell you gonna love somebody else?”-RuPual

National Cat Day

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Ok so those studious Cat lovers may notice that it was National Cat Day yesterday. But we really didn’t want to miss our chance to celebrate our feline friends. So for this one year only we are extending National Cat Day for one day. So today the 30th of October in DIY Nails world it is National Cat Day Part two!

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At DIY Nails HQ there is very few things we like just as much as nails. BUT animals is one of those thing. Of course everyone knows about our mascot Betty the French Bulldog. But we are not just dog lovers. We LOVE the kitties too. There is no preference here, we hate the cat or dog choice. Why not choose both. So to show out love for our feline friends. We wanted to celebrate National Cat Day!!
ASA Flash
Super QT

Falling on the 29th of October National Cat Day is a celebration of our furry little friends. Founded in 2005 by Pet and Family Lifestyle Expert & Animal Welfare Advocate Colleen Paige. National Cat Day’s intention was to as she put it: “to help galvanize the public to recognise the number of cats that need to be rescued each year and also to encourage cat lovers to celebrate the cat(s) in their lives for the unconditional love and companionship they bestow upon us.”

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Awwwww what a nice message. To us their is nothing more important that a pet. Many people don’t like cats but they are just really misunderstood. Sure they can be temperamental. But that makes it all the more special when you get the love of a cat its not easily given away. To us they make the perfect companions. So why not show them your love by wearing them on your nails.

Black Cats

We have a selection of cat decals that can be worn as nails decals or even as temporary tattoos. Head to our website and you can choose from the Abandon Ship Apparel ‘tattoo flash’ set, featuring some kitties big and small. Our pastel dream ’Super QT’ or the classy kitty’s of the ‘Vintage’ set. Need more cat love? Then choose from out decals dedicated completely to the cat with the ‘Black Cats’ and ‘Here,Kitty’

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So embrace your inner cat lady and wear your cat decals with pride in celebration of National Cat Day.

Meeeeooooowwwwww!!!

 

Ways to Wear: Halloween

Friday, October 24th, 2014
DIY Nails Halloween
Hubble, bubble, toil and trouble! Check out our polyvore for spooky style inspiration!

Ways to Wear: Creepy

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014
DIY Nails Creepy
Creepy-cute drippy letters in pastel colours inspired this sweet, AHS Coven style outfit. Embrace your inner cutesy witch and check out our polyvore for more outfit posts!

Henna & Body Art

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

We at DIY Nails are obsessed with the amazing art of Henna. Well you know how much we love to decorate ourselves! And along with decorating our nails we occasionally decorate our body. We have been known to get a tattoo or two but Henna is WAY cheaper and its a far smaller decision to get some temporary body art. We just LOVE henna. Well; we love every kind of body adornment. Our bodies are blank canvases why wouldn’t you want to decorate them.

We recently got some AMAZING henna done by the super talented Sadia from @heenatastic and we recommend that all you Glasgow ladies check her out! This particular product is all natural henna, which the lovely Sadia informed us is much better for you body and lasts just as long (around two weeks) as chemically formed substitutes. Can you also spot Tammy’s cheeky nail piercing? More on that later though…

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Fancy decorating your body, then get some henna done! Or if you’re not a fan why not give our Paisley Print decals a try. Just for that Henna feel. Our decals are easy to apply, all your need is water and a clear topcoat. You can even use them as temporary tattoos on your cuticles and around your eyes, cool huh?!

Paisley Print

Create paisley print nails and extend the design to your fingers with these amazing decals/cuticle tattoos.

Have you guys ever had Henna done? We’d love to see. Post a photo and tag us with #diynailshenna