Saturday, 25 October 2014

Halloween Wishlist

Just incase you still haven't got your halloween costume sorted I thought I would share with you some of my favourite Halloween themes pieces. I'm actually still not sure what I am going to dress up as this year but I'm thinking a black cat (maybe Salem from Sabrina the Teenage Witch- get it?!). 

1. Stella McCartney Trick or Treat Tote here
2. River Island Kitten Ears here
3. ASOS Halloween Fang Beanie here
4. Urban Outfitters Velvet Skull Money Bank in Red here
5. ASOS PETITE Exclusive Skeleton Cami Unitard here
6. Topshop Pumpkin Scrunchie here
7. ASOS Reclaimed Vintage Poker Skull Ring here
8. ASOS Halloween Lips Clutch Bag here
9.Accessorize Lace Cornelli Mask here

I'd love to hear what you have planned this year in the comments and what you are thinking of dressing up as. 

Friday, 24 October 2014

The Mondrian London with Witch Skincare

I don't often blog about events which I attend but I feel like this ones is a also a bit of a hotel review. Last week I was (very!) lucky enough to be invited to have dinner and spend the night at the newly opened The Mondrian Hotel London with Witch Skincare. The hotel is located on London's South Bank, next door to the Oxo Tower and in the Sea Containers building. As you can imagine, the hotel comes with pretty impressive views of London, featuring most of the key London buildings such as St. Pauls Cathedral and the London Eye, as well as some of the newer buildings to grace the London skyline such as The Shard and the Walkie Talkie

So on to the event...

Once I had dropped everything in my room and had a chance to make myself look midly more presentable I headed down to dinner. Dinner was Autumnal themed meaning the centre piece was made up of candles, pumpkins, acorns, pine cones and flowers which ran down the length of the long table. We had the chance to mingle with other bloggers, talk to the Witch Skincare girls as well as ask the dermatologist (Dr Justine Hextall) some questions.

My question was about 'exfoliating toners' as it seems that bloggers are so anti traditional ones and she confirmed that as long as they are fairly gentle such as the Witch Exfoliating Face Wash they can really make a difference to the skin. I've started using the Exfoliating Face Wash myself and there is something a little more satisfying about it compared to an exfoliating toner and my skin has been enjoying it too. The dermatologist spoke largely about how the autumn/winter can affect our skin; she told us we should avoid hot showers, use an emollient cleanser and still use SPF. You can find all of Dr Justine Hextall's tip on the Witch Website.
After a beautiful dinner and a few drinks I went up to my room to remove all my makeup, slip into my PJ's, watch a little TV and get some sleep. I had such a lovely time at the event and can't wait to dig in and try some of the Witch Skincare products I was lucky enough to take home with me.

Had a great stay at The Mondrian London and it was particularly nice to spend it with some of my favourite bloggers.

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Thursday, 23 October 2014

Halloween Makeup Look: Vampire & Devil

Excuse the funny poses and photoshopped devil horns. Today I thought I would share with you my most recent video, just in time for any of you that may be going to a halloween party this weekend.

I always try to find a balance between scary and still looking girly. I also try to avoid characters that aren't scary such as Disney Princess for halloween but I rarely go for something that is actually just about the scare factor. I dressed up as a vampire last year but it's undoubtedly my favourite thing to dress up as for halloween!

These two looks have exactly the same face and eyes, with a different lip, the biggest difference would be in what you wear with them. They're both fairly easy to recreate and I really hope you like them. I personally adore the vampire lip, click on the image for a closer look.

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Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Yankee Candle Witches' Brew

I love Christmas Yankee Candles but this is the first time I have tried a Halloween one from them. Witches' Brew is one of three Halloween Candles released this year- there is also Candy Corn and Ghostly Treats.

Although Halloween themed, the scent isn't at all scary. This candle is warm and relaxing with a spicy sweet scent of exotic patchouli. I have the medium size candle which I actually find to be a little large for a holiday candle. However the size smaller than 'medium' is a sampler which doesn't come in a glass jar. I usually buy the small size Yankee Candles jars and find them to be the best, especially if it's a scent which I haven't previously tried and I'm not too sure if I will love it in the long run. That said, I love this scent and have been burning it non-stop since Friday but I doubt I will finish it any time soon.

The glass on these jars is also completely opaque which I find to be quite strange and I am interested to see how much light I will get from them once I burn it down a bit. I love a festive/holiday themed candle and this one has got me really excited for the Christmas ones!

What is your favourite Yankee Candle

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Lush Halloween

If you haven't noticed yet it's a bit of a Halloween week on ALO this week and since it is October there are few things that I love more than hot baths.

This year Lush has a great range of Halloween products from soaps and bath bombs to fabulous gift sets for those of you that want more than just one halloween themed bath. My personal favourite has to be the Sparkly Pumpkin Bubble Bar- it's just halloween perfection! It has quite a citrusy smell but remains still quite warming, it turns the bath water orange and adds a sparkle to the night. However I have heard that you do use this bubble bar in the evening you should be sure to be out of the bath by midnight before it turns back into a pumpkin. 

Since I am all about the bubble, I also have a soft spot for the Wizard Bubble Bar which magically fills your bath with bubbles and essential oils. If you prefer Bath Bombs the Lord of Misrule is a great one to watch and to relax with. It has a spicy scent, a green exterior and a pink centre making it one of the more interesting seasonal offerings- I also love that it has popping candy inside. 

If baths aren't your thing (or if they are), try the Fairy Ring Soap which is made with fresh mushrooms! The mushrooms are believed to increase blood circulation, be antibacterial, whilst the Jasmine and Ylang Ylang Oil give it quite a sweet/floral scent.

And if Halloween simply isn't for you, celebrate Guy Fawkes night instead with the Sparkler Bath Bomb. This smells heavenly and like roses, which surprised me as it is yellow. It spins around in the bath, fizzes and crackles whilst you watch your very own sparkling display. 

The last of the Halloween product is Northern Lights which sadly smashed in the box (which is why all the other products are purple) but the online reviews are great despite it being quite a fragile one. 

Have you tried any seasonal Lush Products recently? 

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