Friday, 10 November 2017

Tips on Moving Out!

Even though I have only moved twice myself, I know how stressful it can be moving house. My dad was a removal driver for years and I used to go out with him on jobs, so I have picked up a few tricks of the trade to make moving (slightly) less stressful and a bit smoother. Here are my top tips to help you move house! 

Friday, 3 November 2017

Makeup and Book Haul!

So you may or may not have seen my swatches post of the new Kat Von D Saint and Sinner Palette (link here!), but that was part of a lovely haul I did recently! I haven't treated myself recently so this was really nice for me! I've been feeling books and makeup recently so here is what I picked up!

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Kat Von D | Saint and Sinner Palette Swatches!

I am SUPER excited to share this post with you guys! Ever since I saw the swatch video on YouTube  from Kat herself, I wanted to get my hands on her Saint and Sinner eyeshadow palette! Well, I did get it and here are the shades inside! Enjoy!...

Friday, 20 October 2017

Lush Halloween Mini-Haul!

Everyone gets excited for the seasonal Lush products, but I think that there is a certain buzz around the Halloween collection that they release! Autumn and Halloween brings something out in people, it makes people feel cosy and they love the warm scents that get released around this time. Me however, I'm a weird one, because I have to be really careful with what I buy around autumn, because I thoroughly HATE the smell of spices and certain 'cosy' scents.

I went to Lush to try some of their Halloween products and here are the ones I picked up!

Bewitched: This is the main reason I wanted to go to Lush. I adore kitties and this was just too good to pass up on. Luckily the scent is not spicy and is really pleasant and fruity (supposedly smelling like blackberry). This bubble bar is like all others and creates a gorgeous lather that explodes in your bath! The scent is great and it turns your water a grey colour, that is surprisingly not nasty looking! The only problem I have is chopping this little cat up to put in my bath *sad face*.

Pumpkin: This one does what it says on the tin... well... bag? This bath bomb shaped into a Halloween classic does have a slightly spicy smell but the sweetness definitely overpowers it! It smells slightly orangey/citrus  but the spice subtly comes through. The vanilla is what causes it not to be overpowering but doesn't mask it enough to wipe it out completely. I'd definitely recommend it for when you want a cosy night in but also want a bit of fun!

There were quite a few others in the collection that I really like the look of but these were the ones that won me over. I really hate the look of the jelly bombs, I tested one in store and it literally creates a layer of 'jelly' on the top of the bath, which honestly just looks like slime. I can't even imagine having to get out of the bath after a jelly bomb because I think you would just need to have another shower afterwards! The jelly bombs really don't float my boat, but let me know what you think of them if you have tried them!

Have you picked anything up from the Halloween collection? What are your favourites? Let me know!

Speak to you soon!

TheDarkeowl
xox

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Autumn Post Ideas!

The 22nd marked the start of autumn (according to some calendars), meaning it's time to break out the hot chocolate, the knitted fashion and the deeper lip colours! To start off this season, I thought I would create a list of autumn blog post ideas! 

Makeup 
1. Favourite autumn lip colours
2. Autumn makeup looks
3. Favourite makeup for autumn
4. Easy Halloween makeup looks
5. Bonfire night makeup
6. Everyday autumn makeup look
7. Favourite autumn nail colours
8. Leaf nail design
9. Easy smokey eye look
10. Halloween nail design 

Lifestyle
11. Favourite things about autumn
12. Autumn goals
13. Autumn home makeover
14. What you loved about the summer just gone
15. Halloween party ideas
16. How you get cosy in autumn
17. Homemade Halloween treats
18. Favourite autumn candles
19. A night out in autumn
20. Favourite Halloween movies
21. Hot chocolate creations

Fashion
22. Halloween costume ideas
23. Favourite Halloween costume
24. Favourite outfits for autumn
25. Bundle up for Bonfire night

I can't believe how quick summer has passed. I do like autumn time but I wish the warmer months could stay a little longer! What's your favourite time of year? Do you have any other autumn post ideas? Let me know! 

Speak to you soon!

TheDarkeowl
xox

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Homeware Wishlist!

There have been exciting changes in my life recently, which is one of the reasons for my lack of posting. But, since my last post, me and my partner have found a flat! I'm super excited but it has been very stressful and tiring trying to get everything organised and in its right place! Since I lived with my parents before moving out I haven't had the luxury of decorating the house how I want to, but now I can let loose with ornaments and my style and there are so many different things I have on my house wishlist!

Constellation Globe: £29.99 from MenKind. I have a thing for stars and space and I think that this globe is absolutely stunning! I think this would look so pretty at night in the living room when we're all snuggled up on the sofa! 

Kitty Salt and Pepper Shakers: £23.51 from Etsy. As you may or may not know, I love all things cat! Even though they are rather expensive for what they are, I might have to give in and buy these beautiful little shakers for my new home! 

Black Cat Bookends: £14.99 from Attitude Clothing. Another beautiful item to add to my kitty collection! i've been looking for some bookends for months now and none have been as perfect as these!

Starry Bed Set: £25 - £55 Next. Even though not as realistic as the globe, this bed set is super cute and right up my street for bed decor. 

Octopus Candle Holder: £32 from Rockett St George. I'm all for the quirky decor, I can't wait to fill my home with curious items and as a lover of candles this would be great! Although I'm not a massive fan of the colour, it's nothing that a little lick of heat-proof paint couldn't fix! 

Vampire Candles: £4.99 4 pack from Kate's Clothing. These candles would be perfect in the octopus holder! When burning the wax turns from black to red. How cool is that?!

Until next time...

TheDarkeowl
xox

Friday, 8 September 2017

Exciting changes and taking a break...

So guys, for the past month or so I have been really struggling to keep up with my blog, and I feel as though the content I am posting is struggling with it's standards too. There is a lot going on in my life at the moment, and although all of it is good I just have to put those areas first! I've started a new job and I am settling into that, but it's 18 miles from where I currently live, so by the time I get home I just want to relax and sleep. Because of my new job I am actually moving too! Me and my boyfriend are looking for a place to stay together; and this is pretty much filling up my weekends (it is soo stressful!) so when we have got back from the viewings we are discussing what we have seen and we again, just want to relax. The other part to my busy schedule is something I have tried to share here on my blog. It is my room redecoration at my current home. It's my dad's place so I will still be staying there a lot of the time and the redecoration is coming along great. 

I even feel that this post has been difficult for me to write and isn't the greatest of quality. But I definitely wanted to make sure that I shared something with you before I just dropped off for a little while! I am super super grateful to everyone that reads my blog and I would be even more grateful if you would continue to support me and wait until I return! I hope I come back with posts that you all enjoy reading and really help you decide on things you may have been unsure on before.

Truly, until next time...

TheDarkeowl
xox