Happy Lushoween

Halloween used to be my least favourite holiday; mainly because I get scared easily, but as each year passes, I try to enjoy it a little more than the last. Now while I still don’t have the guts to go to haunted houses and scary forest walks, I do like to get in the spirit by watching halloween movies and carving pumpkins. Please note that when I say ‘halloween movies’ I mean The Nightmare Before Christmas and Hocus Pocus.

As Halloween gets closer, it becomes darker earlier so another perfect way that I get myself into the spirit is by having a Halloween themed Lush bath. Every year Lush bring out the most amazing little bath bombs and bubble bars and this year I made sure I indulged. My go to combination is the magic crystals and a monster ball bath bomb; the best combo of spooky and pretty.

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The magic crystals are the most stunning purple colour and I use them to exfoliate my skin, especially if I am going to be shaving as I was my skin to stay soft and smooth. This also means that any moisturiser and body lotion that I put on after the bath stays and really hydrates my skin.

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It’s no surprise that I love a bath bomb and monster ball never disappoints. I don’t know if it’s the whole design or the deep purple it turns your bath water too but I am obsessed with. I think I am going to carry on with this combo for a long while after Halloween.

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Do you like Halloween and if you do, how do you celebrate?

– Hannah X

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Makeup Revolution Halloween Party

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! 🎃👻

Being the ultimate wuss, Halloween is one of my least favourite holidays (after Valentine’s Day) but of course I couldn’t turn down an invite to the best Halloween party of the year, Makeup Revolution’s Halloween party.

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Every year MUR, hold, hands down the best party and this year was no exception. The party was held at One in Marylebone and from the minute I arrived I knew it was going to be amazing. Upon arrival, me and my sister; Holly, we’re greeted with a choice of drinks from wine to special ‘Bloodtini’s’ and other cocktails. The room was full with all kinds of spooky decorations like coffins which displayed Halloween makeup on, to a long table full of spiders and pumpkins.

 

Upstairs led to the ‘Creepy Convent’ which was full of actors walking around scaring everyone. Honestly, I spent the first 10 minutes standing with my back to the wall because I was so scared, but it was actually so much fun.23030912_10155912893379244_732086262_o

The whole night was spent dancing and catching up with my sister who I don’t get to see nearly as much as I’d like to as she’s away at uni doing her Masters. It was great to also catch up with Sophie who I met at MUR’s birthday party earlier in the year.

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Thank you so much Makeup Revolution for inviting me; I had the best time and I already can’t wait for next years!

How did you celebrate Halloween this year?

-Hannah X

Halloween Crafting with Paperchase

Halloween is fast becoming one of my favourite holidays, after Christmas of course; so I was super excited to attend a Halloween themed evening with Paperchase at Intu Lakeside. After meeting up with my favourite blogging sisters Lauren and Rachel, we all entered the Intu Lakeside offices where we were greeted with two lovely ladies from Paperchase and a table full of card, ribbon and tissue paper.

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After finding out we were making Mexican candy skull headbands, we got stuck straight in. We began by picking the main colour for the headband itself; I chose black so that I could add all the colour when I got to the flowers and it wouldn’t clash. We also had to add some card to the sides of the large ribbon so that we could attach some tassels; for this I chose purple because I had decided I wanted a pink/purple/blue colour scheme.

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We cut smaller pieces of ribbon for the tassels so to stick to my chosen colour scheme, I opted for blue but I also decided to pair it with silver as I think the colours really compliment each other. The really fun part came with making the flower pom poms to go on the front. After a bit of fiddly cutting and folding, I had somehow managed to make 5 flowers that looked pretty okay (for the record, I am the least artistic person…ever!). Using double sided tape, we stuck them to our headband and voila, they were complete; and I was pretty proud with how mind came out.

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Thank you so much to the lovely ladies from Paperchase and Voice Communications for hosting such a fantastic event, it was so much fun and I had such a great time. Now I have a Halloween costume for every year.

-Hannah X