Wednesday, 26 October 2016

#Halloween Inspo & Details

I'm not a pure mua. Granted, I do okay in making my face look presentable, but I wouldn't say I'm great at it. Therefore to kick off my run up to Halloween posts special, I'll spare you the obligatory awkward selfies [until tomorrow] [with half of Smiffys smeared across my face and obligatory cat ears, obv] and today, I'll show you some cute little seasonal beauty & fashion accessories I've picked up instead. Hopefully these picks will inspire you with your final costume decision [and save you a ton of £.] 

Creepy doesn't always have to be crappy OR tacky guys - in fact, you don't have to dress up as anything particularly scary at all if you don't want to - there's no wrong way to do Halloween. You don't have to drizzle a litre of fake blood across your body if you don't want to; if you want to be a mouse [duhh] a la Mean Girls, go 'ed. Just do you, boo. The below picks are definitely on the prettier side of scary - there'll be no nightmares here, folks.

Lovelaughslipstick blog Halloween Inspiration and Fashion Beauty Accessories

Here's a few accessories anyway which I've picked up this Halloween, which will definitely help me formulate a costume plan of my own [if I ever leave the house and be social with other humans, like.] Expect to see some of these crop back up in the makeup posts I have planned for the week.


Lovelaughslipstick blog Halloween Inspiration and Fashion Beauty Accessories Topshop Matte Nails

Lovelaughslipstick blog Halloween Inspiration and Fashion Beauty Accessories Topshop Matte Nails

TopShop Chrome matte nail polish. Might not be an obvious choice for Halloween, but if you'd rather avoid rocking black nails this season, it's a great alternative. This particular shade is pretty grungey [making it ideal for Halloween] but also very on point. Its metallic, space-age, shimmering appeal also means it would work really well as part of a robot / alien / mermaid type costume.

Lovelaughslipstick blog Halloween Inspiration and Fashion Beauty Accessories New Look Gold Cat Ears Headband

Lovelaughslipstick blog Halloween Inspiration and Fashion Beauty Accessories New Look Gold Cat Ears Headband

How pretty are these gold, New Look gold cat ears?! I actually won these on Twitter - but I'm pretty sure you can still pick these up in stores now. These little ears are proper like, all the goals - for wear throughout the year and not just Halloween. These would be nice to wear if you dress up as a lion or a tiger; as the gold of the headband will look well with gold glitter.

Lovelaughslipstick blog Halloween Inspiration and Fashion Beauty Accessories eBay black Cat Ears Headband

Lovelaughslipstick blog Halloween Inspiration and Fashion Beauty Accessories eBay black Cat Ears Headband

These black cat ears cost me about a quid [if that] off eBay this time last year. They're pretty simple, not massively too small on my MASSIVE CRANIUM and can be worn for a number of cat-inspired costumes. Absolute statement in the old fancy dress wardrobe, these.

Lovelaughslipstick blog Halloween Inspiration and Fashion Beauty Accessories Forever21 Floral Cat Ears Headband

Lovelaughslipstick blog Halloween Inspiration and Fashion Beauty Accessories Forever21 Floral Cat Ears Headband

There's nothing really scary about this floral cat ears headband at all, it's just super pretty and I couldn't not have it / feature it here. Although it's probably more suitable for Summer and Festival season, these little ears have definite pretty, girly potential for some kind of dress up. I picked these up from Forever21 for about £2.49 recently.

Lovelaughslipstick blog Halloween Inspiration and Fashion Beauty Accessories Primark false nails manicure

Lovelaughslipstick blog Halloween Inspiration and Fashion Beauty Accessories Primark false nails manicure

These nails, believe it or not, were just £1 for a set of 24 from Primark. I really love them - it's the first time I've ever worn pointed talons, but I can now TOTES see the attraction. You guys seemed to love them too over on Instagram - so when news gets around that they're only £1, I predict mass hysteria. The glue you get with these is pretty good too - I really can't fault them; especially for the price.

Lovelaughslipstick blog Halloween Inspiration and Fashion Beauty Accessories Halloween Makeup B&M Bargains

This might not be pretty, but it's necessary come Halloween! I picked up this fake blood spray from B&M Bargains for £1. Job done. In the past, I've used Smiffys blood sprays - which were good, but this was a fraction of the cost and is therefore classed as winning in my book.

Lovelaughslipstick blog Halloween Inspiration and Fashion Beauty Accessories Lashunlimited eyelashes

Lovelaughslipstick blog Halloween Inspiration and Fashion Beauty Accessories Lashunlimited eyelashes

When it comes to fancy dress, the more dramatic the lashes, the better - and LashUnlimited won't let you down. I go all out at Halloween - strip lashes on my upper and lower lashlines, and these guys have some amazing styles to complete your look. With multi-buy offers available on all styles and super low price tags. FAV STORE EVER.

Lovelaughslipstick blog Halloween Inspiration and Fashion Beauty Accessories black lace cat mask from depop

Lovelaughslipstick blog Halloween Inspiration and Fashion Beauty Accessories black lace cat mask from depop

Well, this is a bit sexy, isn't it! It's black lace, sultry and mysterious - and I got it off Depop for like, £2.50. I thought this was perfect for a Halloween costume or creepy Masquerade Ball. I'm pretty sure this is a cat mask - but you could wear it and claim it was any other animal really [within reason] such as a sexy fox or badger or something. Similarly [and still very much on the bargain wagon] Asda do multi-packs of lace masquerade masks for a quid. Thank me later [with cash, bourbon biscuits & makeup, plz.]

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Any other Halloween props in these photos and not detailed above can be found either in this post or this one

What are you dressing as for Halloween this year? Do you have any suggestions on where's good to pick up pretty budget accessories? 

Keep your eyes peeled to the blog this week, for daily posts in the run up to Halloween with different makeup ideas. You might find these posts useful; or you might just read them to have a good lol at my awkward selfies and below average makeup skills - but have a check back tomorrow, either way.

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