31 October 2012

Things That Make You Go Oooooo (October 2012)

HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE!! Halloween is one of my favourite holidays of the year I just love all the creepy goodies that are being sold everywhere and have been stocking up on various sparkly skeletons and spider-web tights, plus it's a great excuse to dress up!

 Actually Scary Movies - The perfect way to spend your Halloween night, I love me a good scary movie!


 7 Creepy Urban Legends That Happen To Be True - You will not believe some of the weird things you read here!

 Embracing Our Darkness: We Don't Always Have to Be Happy - It's true guys you don't have to be happy 24/7, just be kind to yourself.

 Strength in Times of Doubt: 11 Tips for Tough Times

 On Soul-Searching, Slaying Vampires and the Quest for Personal Happiness - I adore Buffy and totally agree with this!

 Bleach Painting on Textiles - This is such a great simple idea, definitely going to add this to my projects list.

 Make-up as Art: Does Your Family Get Your Self-Expression

 Ann Demeulemeester Epine thorn bracelet - A beautiful tutorial this would make the perfect goth accessory!

 Style Till You Die: On The Ageless Style of Helen Gurley Brown - Proving there isn't an age limit on style she truly is an inspiration!

 The Weirdest Celebrity Beauty Habits

 Would You Wear Black To Your Wedding? - These dresses are stunning and I don't know about you guys but my inner goth would totally break tradition to wear one of these gorgeous black wedding dresses.

 An Open Letter To Nerds, Geeks And Assorted Other Science-Fiction Loving Outcasts - Such a great read, fellow geeks stand up and be proud!

 Top 10 Things Christopher Nolan Got Right With His Batman Trilogy

 The Makings of a Superhero - Ok so maybe we won't all develop super powers and be saving the world any time soon but there's still some great things we can learn from our favourite superheroes on being  a better person and making the world a nicer place.

 Show Your Films By Candlelight - Such a great way to display those old photos you may have stashed away.

 De-cluttering Tips From An Aspiring Hoarder

 Plain Sailing - I just adore Carrie's outfit her photos are always flawless and it makes me long so badly for those summer days!

 Where The Hell Do I Star? A Basic Grown-Up Gothic Wardrobe - Some great tips here for ageing Goths and aspiring newbies.

 10 Ways To Be Great Today

 How To Make A Bad Day Better - Absolutely AMAZING!

Candy Skulls & Creepy Songs

26 October 2012

Beauty Blitz: 5 October Faves

I've started to slightly change my beauty routine now the weather is starting to get much colder as I find in the winter I have to use more heavy duty products as my skin seems to dry out quite fast. I'm also slowly working my way through my summer beauty haul although I still have a lot of old products lying around which I want to use up, so here are a few of my faves for this month.

Skinfood Apple Cinnamon BB Cream
An accidental purchase as I picked up which I was about to return but as the tube is "purse-sized" I thought I would keep it and try it out and I'm glad I did as I loved it. This was definitely a lucky find and it doesn't have that strong smell that some of the other Skinfood BB creams have, is perfectly light and the shade matched my skin tone nicely, so it worked out great and kept me protected and looking fresh throughout the summer and into the winter. 

Laura Mercier One-Step Cleanser
My skin is going through that seasonal transitional phase where one day it's really dry and the next it's greasy and this is one of the products I keep on hand for those times as it works out great for creating a nice balance. I use this mostly at night as it's great for removing make-up (although not heavy make-up)  and although this was a really pricey purchase for me, considering I've had it over two years and I've still got a third of it left it's worked out as great value for money!

The Body Shop Shea Shower Cream
I have a whole stash of The Body Shop's shower creams mostly citrus scented but the scent of this just reminds me of autumn days and I love it. It has a nice creamy texture to compared to the others so leaves my skin nice and moisturised.

Rimmel 60 Seconds Nail Polish
I haven't bought nail polish in a long time but I ran out of black and spotted this one on sale in the supermarket and decided to try it out and I actually really like them. One of my fave things about this nail polish is the brush which gives great nail coverage and it also dries really quickly which is great for me as I'm so impatient and normally end up chipping or smudging them within the hour. They've got a great choice of colours to so I'll definitely be getting more the next time I see them!

Nivea Extra Whitening Deodorant Stick
I very rarely use deodorant as I never really need to and also because the skin under my arms is so sensitive and gets aggravated easy by perfumed products. Whilst I was in Thailand though I thought I needed something with the hot weather and inevitable sweatiness so I picked this up and it worked out really well for me. It actually has lightened my skin slightly and it does an awesome job of not only keeping me less sweaty under there but keeping me moisturised to which is always a problem for me. The tube is HUGE so there's plenty of product in there to last me a long time so I don't have to worry about it running out before I go back to Thailand.

What products have you been loving this month? Be sure to share in the comments
Love & Lavender

16 October 2012

Inspirational Quotes #31

"Fashion should be a form of escapism, and not a form of imprisonment"
- Alexander McQueen

10 October 2012

05 October 2012

Elizabethan Lemon Cakes

Inn At The Crossroads is one of my favourite Game of Thrones blogs, I just love how they bring all that delicious food that's mentioned in the books to life, so when I heard that they were publishing an official Game of Thrones cookbook it just had to be mine!

Lemon Cakes were the first thing I had to make not only because I love lemony cakes in general but because they are probably the most popular food mentioned in the book and I adore Sansa Stark so really wanted to make her favourite treat.

The Elizabethan version (as they have a modern day version of each recipe to) is surprisingly really easy to make and I had so much dough that I managed to make over 50 cakes and to add an extra zing to the cakes I decided to use lemon juice instead of milk in the icing which worked out really well.

All the Lemon Cakes were gobbled up in less than a few days so needless to say they were absolutely delicious and I shall be making them again as they make the perfect tea time snacks. So Thrones fans go out and get your copy of A Feast of Ice and Fire now because the food is just as good as the books!

Lamprey Pie & Honey Wine