I flipping love Halloween. It’s always been one of my favourite holidays… what’s not to love? Sweeties, horror films, spooky things and fancy dress. I know it’s not everyone’s bag but it is most definitely mine.
Fun story… I once turned up to work in full-on fancy dress as a ventriloquist’s dummy and no one else dressed up!! I sat in the car for a good 10 minutes watching people walk through the car park in normal clothes and genuinely thought about driving home and calling in sick. In the end I scuttled up to my office where I hid for the rest of the day. I literally felt like the biggest dummy in the world.
Anyways… being plus sized can often hold people back when it comes to fancy dress. It seems like most ready made costumes are for slim people only, particularly those who are happy to show a lot of flesh! Not to mention, when you do buy a ready made costume they’re made of cheap, scratchy fabric which should in no circumstances go anywhere near anything flammable. I much prefer to pick some inspiration and then put my own costume together from non-Halloween items. So in this post I’ll share with you some quick and easy ideas…
It’s been a while since I opened my empties box – yes, bloggers get into the habit of essentially keeping their rubbish and putting it all together so they can talk about it in a future post. I have a purple shoe box which lives in my wardrobe, and whenever I finish a product I pop the empty packaging in there and forget about it for weeks on end, until it gets to an amount that’s worth photographing and writing about.
I was scrolling though Twitter earlier this week and I don’t know what sparked it but I had a *ping blog post idea* moment. This hasn’t happened very often in my blogging life – I don’t consider myself to be a very innovative or creative person, I just like talking about makeup and stuff. Now, I’m not saying that this has never been done before, in fact there’s probably a tag going around but I haven’t seen any posts of this nature before so I’m going with it.
The idea is to look through my collection and put together a full face of makeup using all my most expensive products. It will be a two part series (does two constitute a series?!), with the second part coming next week. The second part will be the opposite end of the spectrum, a full face using, yep you guessed it, my least expensive products. I’m toying with the idea of doing a third part with a half and half makeup look to compare the two to see whether it’s worth spending more on certain products – now that I have seen before, but they’re more ‘a full face of dupes’ type posts.