There’s something about having your nails painted that can completely transform the way that you feel. It gives you confidence and makes you feel a little bit better. Well at least it does for me. And am I the only one who constantly notice’s nails? I know that people always notice shoes, but for me it’s all about the nails. What nail varnish someone’s wearing, whether it’s patterned or just a straight colour, shellac or home done, I even take note of the chosen shade. That’s probably why I hate having unpainted nails. It just makes me feel so dull and boring. So when I have a nice fresh manicure, I can’t help but flash it around for everyone to see. Not that I’m saying I shove my nice new nails in people’s faces, but you know, I might have them on show a bit more then I usually would…
When I was younger I loved dressing up, but really what little girl doesn’t? Admittedly, I was more of a fairy princess kind of girl and found any excuse to whip on a pair of sparkly wings and tiara. But Halloween always seemed a time to be a bit spookier, and a fairy never seemed to cut it. For me, it was all about the witches. Maybe it had something to do with my love for Charmed and Halloween Town, but I really believed that once the outfit was on, I had real magic powers.
For as long as I can remember, I always dressed up as a witch on Halloween. Except one year when I dressed up as a weird ghost thing, a memory I try very hard to forget! I even have pictures from when I was around 4 years old adorned in my full witch outfit. I had it all, the strap on pointed nose, complete with a hairy wort. The plastic fingers with pointed nails that you put on top of your own; they always smelt so bad and came off half way through the night. The tall, pointed black hat which was always too big for me and fell half way down my face. I even had a black cape and an authentic, twiggy witches broom. Complete with sparkly black tights, I was always the best dressed little witch!
Ghosts always seems to be a simple go-to Halloween costume. Especially for kids. You just throw an old sheet over your head, cut out some eyes and a mouth hole, (to eat all the sweets you get from trick or treating), and you’re done. But let’s be honest, it’s hardly the most terrifying outfit you can find!
But there’s also another aspect to ghouls beside the shapeless blob that walks through walls. There’s the pale skin, dark, lost eyes and the creepy blank look on their faces. The pure white dress, long uncoloured hair and the lurking and sneaking around which is what I think of when a ghost comes to mind.