Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Autumn Florals

Blazer: New Look - £24.99
Dress: Primark - £8
Clutch: Primark - £5
Boots: Miss Selfridge - (not sure, sorry! *bad Charlotte*)

This outfit was for my cousin's Christening on Sunday and it was such a lovely day!
Let me know if you want a more detailed blog post on the make up I wore on the day, which is currently my go to everyday Autumn look!

Hope you're all well!

Charlotte xxx


Friday, 1 November 2013

This is Halloween, This is Halloween

Hi Everyone!
As you all know, yesterday was Halloween and to celebrate, I went to a Sixth Form Halloween party. I love Halloween, mainly because I love dressing up and this year I decided to go as a cave girl. I missed out on Halloween last year because I was away so this year, as you could probably guess, I was absolutely buzzing! I bought my costume about two years ago for another party from The Magic Box (I think) and haven't worn it since so instead of buying another costume, I thought I'd give this one a good old recycle. 

Included in the costume, you get two black bits of material which I decided to use as a headband and a belt. I thought I'd go all out on my hair and make it huge! Even though my hair is already big, I went and made it even bigger! I used my Enrapture Extremity Heated Rollers which are amazing for creating big, bouncy curls. I left them in for 30 minutes then, after taking them out, I took the front section of my hair, backcombed it and made it into a quiff. I then tied one of the black bits of material around my head into a bow. After a load of backcombing and ridiculous amounts of hairspray later, my hair was done!
To make my costume look more authentic and "scary", I wanted to paint claw marks and scratches around my body as if I'd been attacked by some sort of animal or something (don't worry I wasn't). I bought fake blood and costume makeup from Poundland for, guess how much...£1! BARGAIN! I mixed the black, dark red and light red paints to form claw marks on my chest where my dress came off my shoulder and then did the same for the scratches on my right arm and left leg. When this had dried a bit, I dabbed some fake blood into the scratches to make them more realistic. Unfortunately, by the end of the night, they looked more like bruises than scratch/claw marks but it still worked, trust me ;-)

Ignore the fact I didn't have my lipstick on here guys, woops

For make up, I used my trusty Urban Decay Naked 1 Palette to create a brown and gold smokey eye and collaborated this with a red lip. I spent so long on my make up, but who cares, I love make up. I'm going to list what I used for you all to read:

Benefit Porefessional
Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation mixed with Estee Lauder Double Wear Maximum Cover
Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
Bourjois Chocolate Bronzing Powder
MAC Extra Dimension Blush 'At Dusk'
MAC Mineralize Skin Finish 'Soft and Gentle'

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion
Maybelline Colour Tattoo in 25K Gold
Urban Decay Naked 1 Pallette - Base and inner under eye: Half Baked, Outer corner and outer under eye: Smog, Crease: Darkhorse
Maybelline Lasting Drama Eyeliner in Black
Benefit Bad Gal Lash and Benefit They're Real
Eyebrows: The Body Shop Brow and Lash Gel

Maybelline Colour Sensational Lipstick in Neon Red

Shoes: New Look
So, there you have it, my cave girl Halloween costume! I had a great night and I hope you all did too. Let me know in the comments below what you got up to for Halloween and what you were all dressed up as!

Have a lovely weekend!

Charlotte xxx

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