Autumn, Lifestyle

31 Preteen Halloween Movies

This Halloween season myself and Little Legs decided we would countdown to the 31st October by watching a different film every evening. Now we usually always watch a ton of ‘spooky’ movies during the October period in any way but this idea, along with LLs getting older challenged us to find new films to watch for 2018.

However! How difficult is it to find horror film ideas for 11 years olds! I scoured the internet looking for films we could watch and the film lists I kept finding are either for teeny tiny kids, or full-blown horror buffs! Nightmare! So here is our list of 31 films we are watching throughout October that will hopefully inspire your Halloween film viewings or will help you with ideas for introducing your little ones into a slightly darker version of childhood classics.

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Also please let me know if I have missed any pre-teen friendly horror gems off the list! Here we go:

  1. Hocus Pocus
  2. Beetlejuice
  3. Frankenweenie
  4. Edward Scissorhands
  5. Corpse Bride
  6. Coraline
  7. Nightmare before Christmas
  8. The Addams Family
  9. Ghostbusters
  10. Death becomes her
  11. The Witches
  12. The Black Caldron
  13. The Goonies
  14. Gremlins
  15. Box Trolls
  16. Rocky Horror picture show
  17. Underworld 1 – 2 & 3
  18. The league of extraordinary gentlemen
  19. Van Helsing
  20. The Lost Boys
  21. House on Haunted Hill (Vincent price)
  22. Hell Boy
  23. Sleepy Hollow
  24. Tremors
  25. Zombieland
  26. Sweeney Todd
  27. The Birds
  28. Psycho
  29. Frankenstein
  30. The Mummy
  31. Little shop of horrors

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Autumn, Beauty

Scream Queens

Night two of my bath bomb series is another product from The Rage Company and this post is going to be heavy with images as I don’t think I can explain with words the fantastically beautiful bath art this bomb created.

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The bath bomb I used was called B-Movie Scream Queen and looked quite creepy. Not one tiny little detail was overlooked and the little face even had blood coming from its nose, mouth and forehead. In the description of this product it did pre-warn me that this bath bomb had been pressed so hard it may not actually float, so I was pleasantly surprised that mine had no issues at all with staying above the water on its own.

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The fragrance of this bath bomb was also incredible! It smells exactly like the foam banana sweets you get in your mix up which paired wonderfully with The Body Shop banana shower gel and body yoghurt I already had in the house. After the top layer had dissolved and give off a thick yellow foam into my bath I finally hit the electric blue centre that is hidden in the middle of this bath bomb.

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After the bath bomb had stopped fizzing and had completely disappeared I swirled the waters and found the most spectacular emerald green waters hidden underneath. There was no lusture like there had been with the Spellbound bath bomb the night before, however this didn’t make the water any less magical. I have tried to capture the amazing rich green colour of the water in the photo below however it doesn’t look anywhere near as bright as it was in real life.

Now will I buy this bath bomb again? Yes! I am honestly blown away with the quality of The Rage Company’s products if truth be told and I will definitely be purchasing from this amazing indie shop again in the near future!

 

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Autumn, Beauty

Spellbound

Hello, hello, hello and welcome to the first day of my 2018 bath bomb series! You may recall I did something similar this time last year, and if truth be told I really enjoyed that little mini series! So I thought why not try it again? I’ve mixed it up this year and instead of using Lush products I opted for some indie sellers on Etsy instead, and where I say some I actually mean two as I ended up obsessed with pretty much all of The Rage Company’s products.

So based on that I decided to kick-start this weeks series off with the first bath bomb I used from The Rage Company that is called Spellbound. This beautiful spiced plum scented bath bomb was amazing and the bath bomb itself was actually bigger than my hand and was grey in colour with a gold metallic pentagon on top.

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I mean just look at that!

Now, after slowly lowering Spellbound into the bath it seemed to sink straight away before re-emerging seconds later fizzing away quickly creating a beautiful rich plum coloured water and releasing a very festive and warm cinnamon fragrance which also had subtle sweet undertones to it which lingered on my skin and in the air for a very long time afterwards.

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Now at first this just seemed like your regular bath bomb doing its usual thing, however after Spellbound was around halfway through its spectacular show it started to speed up fizzing away and give off the illusion of a witches caldron bubbling away, after it finished doing this I noticed that their was a spectacular amount of gold lustre floating through my bath water. This lustre was so beautiful I actually think it rivals and beats that of its main stream rivals.

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I later realised that this bath bomb contains both olive oil and coconut oil which would explain why my skin felt beautifully soft after I left the bath. I even seemed to be glowing slightly which I imagine has something to do with the oils found within this bath bomb and the spectacular shimmer that I was mesmerized by. It was a wonderful start to my week full of baths and will definitely be a bath bomb that I will be purchasing again as soon as it is back in stock!

Autumn, Fashion

Irregular choice Halloween collection

Shoes!

My god how long has it been since I last wrote a post about shoes? That’s quite sad considering that this was the subject that kick started my blogging adventure over a year and a bit ago.

So why are shoes appearing in the middle of my blogtober posts you may be wondering? Well, that is because these shoes aren’t just any bog standard normal shoes. No these are Halloween themed, glitter entrusted shoes, I mean what more do you need?

There are three shoes in this collection, and it is the first time Irregular Choice have created a Halloween collection as far as I am aware, which is strange considering they are a brand who have always embraced quirky and unique styles over the years.

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Batty For You have a similar heel unit and heel size to that of Mal-e-bow and Ascot which have both been incredibly popular styles over the years. On the front of the right shoe you have a metallic spiders web with little gemstone embellishments, and on the left shoe you find the spider who created the web. The main feature of this shoe is the bat wings found at the back of the heel which contains wires so you can manipulate the wings to sit how you would like them to, be that flush up against the shoe or sticking out as if you are about to take flight.

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Next up are probably my favourite from this tiny collection which are called Mrs Webb. These black velvet shoes have a small heel unit that is similar to the popular design Ban Joe and they also feature a T-bar that resembles a glittery spider web complete with a tiny spider at the top. There is also another silver-embroidered spider’s web found at the back of the shoe that runs down the heel unit as well as glitter and silver little gem stones that have also been dotted all over the velvet uppers. Lastly, and what makes this shoe stand out to me personally is the metallic pumpkin orange trim that runs around the shoe and sole unit. Fantastic!

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The last of this collection is the Incy Wincy flats that don’t seem to scream Halloween season in the same way as the other two heels do, however they are just equally as striking in their own right, and are a style you could wear throughout the year. A web laced mesh sits over a silver metallic upper with sequence that catches the light as you walk. There is also a rather large orange metallic and black matte bow that sits on the front of the shoe and looks incredibly cute. The tiny little heel is also glitter encrusted and has an orange heel tip which again complements the shoe nicely.

Now, even though that is the entire Irregular choice Halloween collection I feel I must also mention the Miaow boots which is a core classic to the Irregular Choice brand. This was the first IC shoe I fell in love with over a decade ago and it definitely has a witch like vibe going on, and the silhouette of this boot gives me hocus pocus vibes. There is also a cat broach sitting on the outside of the upper which has the most amazing amber gemstone eyes which is the perfect finishing touch to this iconic boot.

Which of these are your favourites for this Halloween season? Let me know in the comments below!

 

 

 

Note: All the above images are Irregular Choices photos and I have taken them from the Irregular Choice FaceBook page, because I’ve been mega busy at work and I haven’t had a chance to take my own photos. Very sorry! 

Autumn, Beauty

A Lush Halloween: Hubble Bubble Toil and Trouble

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Lord of Misrule Bath Bomb

This wonderful little bath bomb may be my favourite product from the Halloween range which I admit has shocked me. With all the hype that surrounds Lord of Misrule and how much people harp on about it, I wasn’t expecting to like it as much as I did as I assumed it would be like the Halloween version of Snow Fairy.

I was drawn in by Lord of Misrule whilst looking at the ingredients list online, as it was described as a ‘mischievous bomb that features a spicy herbal blend of patchouli and black pepper oil.’ With one of my favourite Lush scents Karma also including Patchouli in its ingredients list I decided to give this bath bomb the benefit of the doubt and added one to my online order.

I wont lie, when it first arrived I was a little disappointed by how Lord of Misrule looked. Just this moss-green coloured bath bomb with a few speckles of pink dotted about. However, knowing not to judge a book by its cover, I popped this bath bomb into the tub one night and was bowled over by its spectacular bath art and the show it puts on.

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As soon as it touched the water it started slowly frothing away its green outer layer, before rolling around in the bath. After a few moments pink tones start to appear and at this point I could smell both the patchouli and black pepper fragrance escaping into the air. It was after this that the bath bomb becomes truly iconic in my opinion and I will admit nothing prepared me for the beautiful magenta pink colour Lord of Misrule spews out or the sound of popping candy crackling away in the background, like a witches cauldron bubbling over creating the best bath art I have ever seen from a bath product to date.

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The water ended up going a wonderful crimson red colour with a faint silver lustre. Also, the spicy, warm scent hung around for a long time, and clung to my skin for quite a while after leaving the bath.

Now the important part. Would I buy this bath bomb again. Hell Yes. After my experience with it I can now say that I 100% understand why this bath bomb is a cult favourite due to both the way it performs in the water and for how wonderful the fragrance is. This is going to be one of the few bath bombs I will be stocking up on this season and allowing myself to stash away to use throughout the year.

 

Autumn, Beauty

A Lush Halloween: ‘Who You Gonna Call?’

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Ectoplasm Jelly Bomb

Ectoplasm was first seen at the Lush summit at the beginning of the year and was the first jelly bomb to be shown to the public with a small amount being available to purchase as a limited edition product on the day. Fast forward a couple of months and Lush released four new jelly bombs, but ectoplasm was nowhere to be seen. It turned out we had to wait a month or two until the official launch of the Halloween range for this Ghostbusters inspired product to be released.

I picked up two of these jelly bombs on the day they were launched online back at the beginning of September, and after little legs used his I was a little apprehensive about using my own. Jelly bombs were never something that appealed to me as I didn’t want to sit in a bath full of slime regardless of how soft it would leave my skin feeling. I also wasn’t a huge fan of the smell of this bath bomb, it smelt rather bitter to me like how the white pith from an orange tastes.

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When it came to eventually using Ectoplasm I decided to pair it with Man on the Moon bubble bar which is part of the Christmas range. Man on the Moon is part of the popular Calacas scent family and to me it smells strongly of limes, it also turns your water a glorious bright crisp green colour. The ingredients in this bubble bar combined with the grapefruit and tangerine oil found in Ecoplasm jelly bomb created a wonderful uplifting scent and cut through the bitterness of the tangerine oil that I originally found off putting.

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As Ectoplasm dissolved it left a magnificent thick purple jelly that sat on the top of the lime green water creating a stunning contrasting colour combination that I have never seen from a bath product before. As the jelly oozed out from this bath bomb, it left a trail of coloured frothy bubbles in its wake and was mesmerising to watch. I will admit once the jelly settled it didn’t look as visually pleasing and looked a little like when mold grows in a pantry dish in a lab.  However, this disappeared after running my hand through the jelly which was incredibly fun to do, and brought out my inner child / nerd watching the thick slime collect in my hand and slowly drip back into the water below, which did remind me of when the ghost Slimmer slimmed Peter Venkman in the original Ghostbusters movie.

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It also didn’t feel as disgusting as I had first anticipated, and not slimy at all. Instead it left the water feeling soft and my skin felt moisturised.

Would I buy this again? I’ll admit I’m not 100% sure. Yes it was fun but I’m still not convinced jelly bombs are for me. However, I can say that I would buy this product to gift to my friends and family. It seems to be one of those products that are really gross but really interesting at the same time as well as being incredibly fun to watch with the bath art it creates.

Let me know how you feel about Ecoplasm and if jelly bombs something that appeals to you or something you would rather steer clear of.

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