31 October 2010

Things that make you go Oooooo (October 2010)

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! So Halloween is upon us for yet another year and although not the big celebration I would like it to be here in the UK it's still a good excuse to celebrate all things weird and wonderful. I LOVE Halloween and not just for the candy, yes I love to dress up to but I guess you already know that. I can't wait to break open the horror box set tonight, make some blood strawberry stained popcorn and cosy up to a werewolf. So this edition of Things that make you go Oooooo is dedicated to all my creepy fascinations, enjoy mwhahahahaha!

The Zombie Man -  This is so awesome, strange and crazy but wow!

Famous Last Words

  CafĂ© de L'Enfer - This place is absolutely amazing! if only it were still around because that's one place I would LOVE to visit and it would make the perfect Halloween party location!

Jessica Harrison - You may remember her Flylashes video which gained some popularity for its WTF!? factor. Intrigued? Want to see more? well check out her gallery for more creepy curiosities.

Anna Jagodzinska by Camilla Akrans

A Poison Kiss - Great tutorial from YumeNinja on how to create that poisoned kiss effect.

Young Urban Puppy - Want your puppy to join in on the Halloween fun then this shop stocks some awesome and hilarious outfits!


Nightfall Teddies - If you liked my Halloween creature creations on Etsy then you will absolutely love this shop.

 ☠  Illamasqua - A great selection of make-up for that dramatic look, I LOVE their intense lipgloss in Galactic perfect for those days when you want to feel out of this world.

Climbing Cat Tights

Antique Photo Maker - Great little gadget which will make your pictures look like they're 100's of years old.

Polly Morgan - An artist who can create beauty in death, her works are primarily taxidermy so if that offends you don't click the link.

Overcoming Fear

Russian Omens & Superstitions - Never give your Russian friend a clock as it's an omen of parting. This and more superstitious facts from the wonderful Doe Deere

Black Box TV - Awesome new channel on YouTube which reminds me of old episodes of the Twilight Zone and Nightmare's and Dreamscapes, definitely worth checking out!

Satoshi Kon's last words 

Regrets of the Dying - Some great things to ponder, it's never too late to turn that regret around.

by Boris Ovini

Samurai Wars - Ahhhh how different the galaxy could have been if Star Wars was a samurai movie

Other Worldly Shoes

A House for Books? - I knew there was a reason why I thought Guillermo del Toro was awesome! This house sounds utterly amazing and out of this world how I would love to live in a place like that.

Ten of the Greatest Optical Illusions - I adore brain puzzles, I like to get my noggin' working so I don't turn into a zombie so I recommend you check these out to to avoid that fate!

10 Things to do for a Vintage Halloween - Some great ideas from Retro Chick on how to celebrate Halloween Vintage Style!

Iron Fist Shoes - With designs like the Zombie Stomper and sequin skulls you can understand why I love them so much, I'll hopefully be getting my first pair very soon!

Governers Bridge Road - Indy Grrrl takes a trip to a supernatural hotspot with some interesting finds.

Love, Candy and Fangs

24 October 2010

And the winner is...


I've emailed the winner and she should hopefully be getting all those wonderful prizes soon.

Thank you to everyone who entered the giveaway and reads this blog you're all amazing and I appreciate every single one of you so much and if you didn't win this time then don't worry i'm sure they'll be more giveaways for you to enter in the future.

Love & Glittery Skulls

21 October 2010

Daily Outfit: Fighting for Justice Zatanna Zatara!

Yes I admit I'm a girl who loves comics, I've been to comic con numerous times and you can more often than not find me reading comics in public. I've embraced my inner geek and after being invited to a fancy dress party with the theme "Superheroes and Movie Stars" it was the perfect excuse for me to break out in costume.

Like all heroes I was faced with a big dilemma before the party, my costume not arriving! So I did what any good superhero does I sent out an army of ninja bunnies to the evil costume thief then inspired by the gorgeous and lovely Betty Felon raided my closet for a suitable replacement.

We all need a little magic in our lives and perhaps that's why I'm drawn to this obscure DC character, and although nobody at the party had any idea who Zatanna was she will always be one of my favourite comic book heroes.

Sequin Hat - Fancy That
Jacket - H&M
Necklace - Handmade by Moi
T-Shirt - Primark
Gloves - Vintage
Skirt - Fanplusfriend
Tights - Primark
Shoes - The Mall (Thailand)
Bunny Bag - Baby, the Stars Shine Bright

P.S. Only 2 days left to enter my giveaway if you want to be in with the chance to win some awesome prizes!

16 October 2010

Inspirational Quotes #7

Fashion is very important. It is life-enhancing and, like everything that gives pleasure, it is worth doing well. - Vivienne Westwood

10 October 2010

Filofax: An Effort to be Organised and Inspire

When September rolled in the school girl in me decided that I needed to be more organised and if I wanted to achieve my goals for the year I needed to put some real effort into it. I normally carry a notebook and pen with me when I go out just in case I need it or get a sudden bout of inspiration and I'm a big fan of moleskines but I've already gone through five mini moleskines this year!

Filofax and I go way back, I remember I had two when I was a kid, one I kept like a diary and the other I use as a scrapbook keeping articles on Barbie dolls, photos of cute animals and interesting feathers I would find on my walks inside, believe me not much has changed! One of the things I love most about Filofax is the ability to customise it and the way that your Filofax can grow and change with you, you can rip pages out put more in, use it as a sketchbook, scrapbook or diary and when you get bored you can just as easily change it into something else.

Filofox has a wide range of different organisers which come is all sorts of shapes and sizes, they can get pricey but their philosophy is that a Filofax is a way of life and I know people who have had and still use theirs after almost 20 years!

Paper refills are not the only things Filofax sell, there are all sorts of interesting things you can add to your Filofax such as mirrors, calculators, maps, folders, post-its, perfume pens it's easy to get carried away with all the great supplies they have.

My Filofax is not only something to keep me organised it's something I use to inspire me, I keep a list inside of all the amazing adventures I want to have, I've stuck inspirational quotes and photos all over it, I jot down my thoughts as well as my appointments, and the addresses of my family and friends so I can send them special gifts in the mail.

I'm a Filofax-a-holic and not afraid to admit that I get excited at the thought of jotting things inside and buying pretty new refills for it (which reminds me I really need some more to-do list refills!), it's something I keep with me where ever I go and something to inspire me, definitely something every girl (and guy) needs to have in their life.

Get your Filofax at filofax.com

05 October 2010

Daily Outfit: This Must Be Underwater Love

Aquariums are one of my favourite places to visit, seeing all those fish gliding gracefully through the water can be so peaceful and calming and a nice break away from out crazy busy lives. Fish are one of the most beautiful creatures on the planet with their glossy bright colours and unusual patterns and when you see them up close you realise it's no wonder designers get such inspiration from them.

Blue is my new obsession, maybe the hair dye has got to my brain but I've fallen in love with those deep blue tones. This is one of my favourite dresses which I got earlier this year from the H&M Garden Collection as I adored the colour and surprisingly despite my love for the colour blue it's one of the only blue dresses I own.

Headband - Accessorize
Necklace - Disney Coture
Jacket - H&M
Dress - H&M
Belt - Etsy
Bracelets - Handmade by moi
Socks - Bodyline
Boots - Dr Martens
Avast wench!
Love & Pirate Kisses

P.S. Don't forget to enter my giveaway if you want to be in with the chance to get some lovely prizes!

01 October 2010

Cateaclysmic's 1st GIVEAWAY!

I'm starting October on a positive note and giving you an early Christmas present. I noticed that Cateaclysmic has now reached over 50 followers (wow I still can't believe that many people read this blog!) and wanted to do something to celebrate and what better way than to give you all something special.

Pink Ruffle Headband
A Cupcake Necklace and Keychain (which I handmade)
Eyeko Nude Nail Varnish
Marie Pocket Mirror
Panda iPod Speakers

To enter the giveaway it's simple, all you have to do is follow this blog and leave a comment on this post, be sure to also leave a valid email address or place to contact you if you win.

Additional Entries
Follow me & Tweet about the giveaway  - be sure to @kattykinns and link to this post!
Link to this giveaway on your own blog, tumblr, facebook etc.
Make a purchase from my Etsy shop - this will get you 5 bonus entries!

The giveaway is open to everyone and anyone anywhere in the world and will close on the 22nd October

Good Luck