Halloween Made Easy

When on YouTube or Instagram I always see Halloween posts based on make up, but a costume and/or accessories are just as important. These devil horns for example I purchased last year from Topshop, which I must admit is quite an expensive store to purchase a Halloween costume and/or accessories. Last year I also bought some cat ears that were made of wire and lace, the cat ears I have spotted in my local store in both black and red! Clothes are easily found for Halloween! There are many online stores as well as any in your local shops, but I do always find the best bits in charity shops (plus they are a whole lot cheaper if you're on a budget).

I was intending on making this post a make-up tutorial but decided not to as that is all I have done so far, plus it's the only type I have seen online. If you would like to do a devil type make up it is pretty simple. I just contoured with a red blush and did a red/grey/black smoky eye, along with red lipstick and voilà. 

Thanks for reading,
Poppy x

WHSmith, Primark and H&M Haul.

WHSmiths; Oh Comely, £4.

WHSmiths; 20 push pins, down to £1.37.

Primark; 3 cotton rich socks, £2.50 1 pair individual £1.50 (each).

Primark; fluffy jumper £10.00

Primark; fluffy jumper £10.00.

H&M; Basic Jersey £3.99.

H&M; Basic skirt £3.99.

H&M; Pack of three (the third pair is of a cat) £3.99.
Now this layout is a bit different to my normal haul posts but I thought I would give it a go. I had a quick stock up of autumn/winter clothes, just a bundle of essentials. Except from the WHSmith buys which I quickly spotted in my local store, the magazine is a great read and I would definitely recommend. Cosy socks are a must for cold weather and the cute frilly ones are a great steal compared to the Topshop ones. Plus the jumpers are just the softest thing. Now everyone loves H&M basics they are just so cheap and great for everyday wear.

Poppy xx

Halloween make up #1 - Mermaid tutorial.

 This is something a little different from my usual posts however I love Halloween and thought I would give this a go! For this look you'll need a lot of colourful make up and glitter. The glitter I am using is glitter glue or you could use pva glue and sprinkly glitter, both which you can just peel off and isn't harmful because after all it is made for kids. 

So here I have put my normal make up on which consists of Revlon Photoready foundation in 002 Vanilla all over my face which I blend in using the Real Techniques Buffing Brush. Then I applied Collection Lasting Perfection concealer in Fair 1 under my eyes and over any blemishes, after that I took the Rimmel Wake Me Up concealer in the lightest shade and applied it on my cheekbones. I then covered any concealer with Rimmels Stay Matte in translucent with the Real Techniques Powder Brush. I contoured very lightly with the Sleek Face Form palette in Fair however I used the highlight very heavily so I could add shimmer to my face. I did use the blush from the kit but I also used the Dainty Doll blusher in 001. I used  the Benefit Smokin' Eyes to fill in my eyebrows.

The eyes are very adjustable on this, where I've used some colours just change it to whatever you want and whatever suits you best. I used a Natural Collection eye shadow in Willow right up to the brow bone as well, when have you ever seen a mermaid with too much colour? I then ran a Calvin Klein Sheer Crème Eyeshadow in Retro Silver through my crease, it's not that much darker however it is very glittery. I used a No7 blue eye shadow in the crease to add depth and then I placed the pink (palette seen in first photo) in the middle of my top lid, to add dimension. I then used this blue Me Now eye/lip pencil to create a dramatic winged eye liner. The final step for the eyes is mascara of course, I used my Max Factor Wild Mega Volume mascara .

This is the last and the most fun step, GLITTER. Grab whatever colours you like and apply as I said before using craft glue is just fine and is removed so easily! I then applied a Calvin Klein Sheer Lipstick in Retro and Voilà. 

I hope you enjoyed this different type of blog post, thanks.
Poppy xx