Friday, 31 October 2014

Last Minute Halloween Costume Ideas

If, like me, you're a bit of a last minute kinda gal then this post is for you! I have collected a few images together for costume ideas that are simple yet effective.

Image source: Pinterest

1. Skeleton
This look is so effective, because all you need is black and white face paint. It looks really tricky to do but trust me all you need is a steady hand. Mark it out lightly with black eye liner to start with and then fill in the gaps! To finish just sling on your favourite party dress and some edgy boots and your good to go!

Image source: Pinterest

2. Gothic Princess
For this look just use liquid eyeliner to draw out the creepy black vein like design above your eyes. Make sure your eyebrows are filled in nice and dark, as well as your eyes, to blend the look in and finish with a dark lip. Complete the look with a studded head band (or failing that a floral crown will also work), and a lace dress and voila you're the perfect creepy gothic princess!

Image source: Pinterest

3. Clingfilm Mummy
Got a lot of clingfilm lying around? Then why not wrap yourself up in it and go as a mummy?! Just wear a white dress underneath and get creative with the rest. Use talc to get your hair white and back comb the hell out of it! This costume idea is sure to get some compliments and requires minimal effort!

Image source: Pinterest

4. Dead Doll

Whenever I am really struggling with my last minute costume idea I turn to the dead doll look. This look has worked for me so many times. All you need is a pretty dress, some knee high socks, dolly shoes and a hair band. For the make-up hollow out your eyes with heavy black eye shadow and lots of mascara. For the lips why not try out a porcelain doll design and add stiches through them like the image above. I liked to add stitching with dripping fake blood down my neck - makes for a well creepy look!

Image source: Pinterest

5. Ghost
And finally for the ultimately lazy Halloween dresser go as a ghost!,
 Just cut a whole in a white bed sheet, throw it over your head and paint yourself all white! If you can get your hair like Tilda Swinton's in the the image above then kudos to you! I would imagine lots of hairspray will be needed!

So that's it guys, I hope you have found this somewhat helpful, whatever you do this Hallows eve make sure you have a good one! I am off to get myself all spookified for tonight's festivities!

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Spooktastic Picks | Halloween

Halloween Spooktastic Picks!

Left to right: Pop Boutique Halloween Scene Jumper // Halloween Lips Clutch Bag // Missguided Witching Hour Mesh T-Shirt // Skeleton Print Leggings //Teen Witch Slogan Jumper // Cobweb Choker Necklace // Topshop Lace Up Boots // Eye Clutch Bag // Pumpkin Socks // Monster Face Clutch

Hey guys! As Halloween is one of my favourite holidays, I thought I would pick out a few Halloween-inspired pieces that have got themselves onto my radar. Most of the picks are from Asos, as I always find a wide variety of fun and quirky pieces on their site, so much so that I struggled to narrow it down, so check out their website for lots more! 
I absolutely adore the monster clutch and eye bag, and the great thing is they don't have to be worn just for Halloween, both of them would add a touch of quirkiness to any outfit! The "Teen Witch" jumper is reminiscent of Sabrina which I used to love watching as a kid, and how cute is the Pop Boutique Halloween scene jumper?! Arrgh. I really love how Halloween is such a creepy time of year, yet brands create really cute designs, because cute and creepy somehow really works.
So there you have it, my spooktastic Halloween picks. What do you guys think?
I am hopefully going to be going out for Halloween, but still unsure of a costume, its between a dead doll or Wednesday Addams. What are your Halloween plans this year?

In other news, it has been just over a year since I started blogging again. If you have been following me for a while you may remember last year's Halloween top picks!

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Outfit Of The Day | You Can Go Your Own Way

Duster coat - Primark
Black Camisole Top - Newlook (old)
DIY Ripped Jeans -  H&M (old)
Beaded Handbag - Primark
Cut Out Shoes - Primark
Necklace - Urban Cult
Hat - Primark
Rings - Primark

So this is an outfit I put together the other day. I am absolutely in love with this duster style kimono from Primark. I love the tailored look it brings to an outfit, whilst remaining quite laid back.
The print is sooooo pretty! It makes a nice change to my usual 'all black' without going too far away from home! The best part - it was only £7 in the sale... I nearly died; that's a lot of material for £7!
Obviously, the kimono had to be paired with my trusty DIY ripped jeans (I begrudge paying £10 extra on a pair of jeans with a rip in!) and my cut-out man shoes from Primark that have featured on here before. Still completely obsessed with them. Finally, I own a fedora after searching for one for so long! I have quite a small head, so had trouble finding any that fit me. Thankfully, Primark saved the day with this budget-friendly one, which only cost me £7. 
Now onto the bag: has anyone else seen these gorgeous, beautifully detailed, beaded handbags in Primark? I was quite taken aback to be honest. So much work has gone into them its unreal, and the quality is perfect (not bad for £10). It's the perfect handbag for date nights or drinks out with friends! They have so many different ones I found it hard to pick. Originally I bought this one and a beaded daisy one, but couldn't justify owning two so returned the latter. Sucks to be sensible sometimes!