31.10.10

Why, Hallow!


Happy Halloween!

As much as I love dressing up, I'm being a bit of a Halloween scrooge this evening. Are any of you ignoring the doorbell too? Sorry but I barely have enough treats to satisfy my own sweet tooth, let alone sharing with greedy children. Maybe I'm just bitter that I'm too old to go and beg strangers for candy. Sigh!

I have been in AGONY today after doing twenty minutes of my new exercise dvd yesterday. I expected to feel the burn on my tummy and legs, but my ribs? My wrists?! You name it, I've strained it. I'm not surprised really. I'm chronically unfit. It hasn't deterred me though. I really want to keep this up and improve my posture and/or pot belly. The dvd has had really great reviews, so if anything will sort me out, it's this. I'll keep you posted with my progress!

I had work at Topshop today so thought I'd get in the Halloween spirit and go as a (very plain) black cat. I figured going zombie might scare the kids. I'm being a massive outfit repeater and wearing my h&m jumpsuit from the other night, but it was ideal for the black cat look!




I spent most of X Factor painting my nails last night, using my various inspirations from my last post. Here are the results!




(I used Model's Own Misty Grey, red and white nail pens and all the black bits were done with liquid eyeliner!)

Hope you have a fun night, whatever you get up to! We're going to watch X Factor and then maybe Toy Story 3!

62 comments:

  1. Gemma! Go swimming! I swear by it. I've been swimming three times a week for the past month and.. I've dropped a dress size! Without any real pain or effort! I didn't even realise until people actually asked me if I'd lost weight and when I bought an AMAZING dress.. but had to take it back because I realised it was TOO BIG, win! :D

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  2. Love your nails! Really wish I had the time and patience to do something like that x

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  3. These are so good! I love the barry m instant nail effects at the moment. The wah website is amazing for getting inspiration, they should be paying you lady! :)

    Fashion Stereotype

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  4. i love the nails! there amazing. also love the jumpsuit it's lovely! x

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  5. Your nails are amazing, I wish I was remotely artistic so I could recreate these kind of looks!
    I LOVE your hair too, it really suits you. I had mine done in a similar style a few weeks back and it was the best thing I've ever done :)

    Lucy
    www.grazedknees.com

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  6. Wow, your nails look amazing!
    Where did you get the nail pens from? I can never find any anywhere :(
    xx

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  7. your nails are totally fit! i could never be as steady ):
    xxx

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  8. How cute are you as a cat? You look like an adorable kitten! And I feel your exercise induced pain... I did an aerobics class the other week and the squats basically rendered me disabled for the following 3 days... I'd rather have a lard arse!

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  9. Love the nails and I agree, swimming is amazing at working every muscle. Swear by it. Xx

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  10. Great nails, love the cobweb one especially! Can't wait to see what you come up with for Christmas!

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  11. you make a wonderful cat aha and loving those nails! i really can't be dealing with trick or treaters either x

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  12. Your cat ears are so cute!
    I think you should get a job at Wah! you're amazing!

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  13. your cat ears are so adorable! Love this outfit :)

    I'm jealous of anybody who can paint their nails so intricately. I still find it difficult to paint my left hand!

    thank you for following me!

    romance-is-boring xx

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  14. Happy Halloween, Kitty Cat!
    When you show your nail art, it makes me want to have the patience to do mine <3<3

    x x x

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  15. haha! your nails are so fab, I love them.

    I'm being a bit of a scrooge too, I usually do something great for halloween and for some reason I couldn't be bothered this year :(

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  16. I see some of the other girls have suggested it already but honestly - go swimming! I used to go swimming and then to an aqua aerobics class straight after. It works you so well and you can take a friend to make it seem like more of a social event! It really works but doesn't feel painful at all once you've built your initial strength up! PS I love your nails as per usual.

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  17. If you're chronically unfit then I don't even think there's a term for my level! My bingo wings are in dire need of a toning up! All the heavy boxes at work just aren't enough! Nails are awesome! Especially love the vampire teeth and the cute little ghoul! Toy Story 3 is the best xx

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  18. Ha, the nails - they're genius! x

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  19. I'm staying in too! I hate the whole Halloween thing too, I'm turning into a granny haha!

    Love the nails. Wish I had the patience to do that!
    xx

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  20. DvD exercise , ummmmmmmmmmmmmm I love all that wonderful nal work.
    Well done.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  21. your nails look amazing! theres no way id be able to do that though haha xx

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  22. The nails are great! And yes, I'm joining you in Scroogedom. Humbug to Halloween. I only like it when I'm at my family's and have access to a massive dress-up trunk. Otherwise, I'm out!

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  23. The Barry M crackle polish looks great over the grey!

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  24. Amazing nails - very inspiring as always. Now i'm off to do mine while watching desperate housewives. xx

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  25. You work at Topshop? Wow that's so cool! Even though i have like a rule of not working in places i really really like lol sometimes you end up getting tired of them.
    Your halloween nail art looks really cute :). I specially liked the vampire lips and fangs :p.

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  26. i have that dvd!
    it's strange stuff to do for your abs, i dont know what part you did, but it's a great workout.
    the six-pack one is pretty intense.

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  27. *also recommends swimming*

    I love your nails! They're just so fun and the perfect addition to a Halloween outfit.

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  28. Loving the Halloween nails Gem and I need that jumpsuit it's so cute.

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  29. gem! you're killing me here, i've just spent the last six months growing out a haircut like yours, but every time i click onto your blog it makes me wanna get the chop again! eeeek.

    those nails are amazing, well done.
    xoxo avs

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  30. Those nails are so cute I just wanna pinch you!

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  31. You look lovely, nail polish is cute!

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  32. Wow - your nails look super pro! You could charge for manicures. Looking forward to hearing about the workout video. Might be interested in trying it... x

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  33. Loving your Halloween themed nails and your cat costume! Must check out that DVD, need to get rid of my pot belly too :\

    Leia

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  34. Aww Gem you look adorable! Loving the Hallowe'en nail art - if only I had the skill/patience/time :(

    Sally x
    Louder Than Silence

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  35. I was a total Halloween scrooge too, spent my evening with my Granny, watching X Factor and eating insane amounts of food, sweets and ice-cream ;) Lovee that jumpsuit Gem. Exercise DVDs are a killer to start with! Gonna get mine out soon I think! xxx

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  36. Very cute!

    www.ameliais.blogspot.com

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  37. Two things - one, nails = awesome! You're so artistic!

    two - pot belly my ass! You look great. Still good to be healthy, eh? I'm trying Body Attack tomorrow...

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  38. Hmm, that workout dvd sounds painful but i'm thinking i need one now!
    You look super cute :) Your nails look awesome! x

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  39. your nails look dope!
    oh tell me about being unfit, went to Sainsburies the other day to do a mid-week shop, the next day I couldn't bend my arms from holding the basket :(
    xx

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  40. Great nails nice to see you got into the spirit we ignored the doorbell too one of the little beggers (child) looked in our window wilst walking past of course the blinds were open and the lamp was on they knew we were in but no-one acknowledged them :L xx


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  41. Woah, your nails are insane! I think if it was me it would break my heart when the first chip arrived though!
    Tell me about it, I did the Mel B Workout with my 9 year old sister. She coped a whole lot better than I did :S

    http:/pookieloves.blogspot.com

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  42. Wow you are super good at painting nails. I'm really impressed. The ghost is my fave one. I wish I had the patience to make my scruffy nails looks this cool x

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  43. AWESOME nails! And I totally agree with you about the kiddies - I purposely stayed out the house from 6pm last night haha :)

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  44. Your nails are actually amazing! I love them!

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  45. gem, your so pretty its not even fair !

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  46. awesome nails!;)

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  47. I was a cat too! It's such an easy costume to throw together, and also has a lot of potential for warmness! Besides, my face physically resembles a cat, so I guess I should accentuate it rather than hide it.

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  48. Your nails look great, I don't know how you manage to do the left hand without shaking! I can never manage it.

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  50. GAH these are so much better than my feeble attempts at pumpkins... you really are the queen of nail art. Seriously girl, get a job at WAH. Or even, start your own business, doing some sort of commission design thing! The possibilities are endless, and come on, you have the fan base! jazzy ♥

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  51. Meow! Classic costume, wish I could actually become a cat though :)

    R x
    therobyndiaries.blogspot.com

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  52. Meow! Classic costume, wish I could actually become a cat though :)

    R x
    therobyndiaries.blogspot.com

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  53. The nails are so much fun - and I love you in that jumpsuit!

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