Pumpkin princess nails

To create a cute pumpkin look for Halloween, and also for the upcoming bonfire night celebrations (I think my nails look a bit like a bonfire, no?), I tried out the new glitter varnish that I ordered last week from Avon.

I painted a couple of coats of no 27 Orange polish from Asda’s make-up range topped with a layer of sparkly gold nail topcoat by Color Trend (currently on offer for £1.50 at Avon online). I was genuinely surprised by the quality of this polish – usually Avon’s cheaper ‘teen’ range is a disappointment in terms of quality and coverage, but this one was worth the cash (I actually bought it at £1.99, so I might go back for the purple and silver shades now that they are reduced).

I often find that glittery polishes catch my eye and I snap them up, only to find that the coverage is so poor that I only end up with a couple of crumbs of glitter on each nail and it takes many coats to get a good sparkly effect. In these images I have used only one coat of the ‘Gold Flecked’ nail polish and I think it’s delivered a great amount of glitter with both large ‘sequin’ flakes and tiny glitter specks. I’ve only had it on today so can’t comment on how long the polish will last, but I am certainly glad that I bought it – especially with christmas coming up, as I like to ramp up my glitter usage around the festive time of year!

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Cassie is a freelance writer with a Masters degree in lifestyle promotion studies. She loves to 'get the look for less' so regularly shares thrifty fashion posts, DIY interior design ideas and low-cost recipes on her blog.

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