Halloween is a time of celebration and superstition. It is thought to have originated from the Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off roaming ghosts. it also marks the time of year between the end of harvest and the start of Winter.
To help you get organised for this Halloween on the 31st October, I have put together a list of all the things you could possibly need and things to do.
- Trick or Treating
- Dressing up for costume parties
- Carving pumpkins
- Apple bobbing
- Playing pranks
- Visiting haunted attractions/houses
- Telling each other scary stories
- Watching horror films – (here are my top films)
I have always been a fan of Lee Stafford products, so when I was asked to review the Lighten Up Mirror, I was very excited! Not only is it in one of my favourite colours, but it’s a very useful product that will stand out on my bathroom shelf. I will keep it in here for use in the very early mornings (I’m talking before 5am!). It’s very lightweight so great to transport to your dressing table if needed.
The Lighten Up Mirror arrived very well packaged in polystyrene inside the cardboard box. This is needed due to the breakable nature of the mirror. We don’t want 7 years bad luck do we?
What is the purpose of the Lighten Up Mirror?
So the purpose of the mirror is to complete your dressing area in style with the pink chrome mirror – I love this!
It has a soft warm illumination perfect for your beauty regime – Totally needed to cover up my bags under my eyes from the lack of sleep!
Double sided with a 360 degrees rotating angle to make sure you look glamorous from every angle – aww thanks, just what I need!
1x and 3x magnification for those close up moments when a steady hand is needed.
These are my latest competition wins that have arrived. I love the signed football shirt! Its from a Twitter win with Capital One and the team is Swindon FC. I absolutely adore little wins like these that are special.
My next one is a cute little love hearts air freshener from Evan Halshaw on Twitter. It smells gorgeous! I was only going to buy one the other day as well, so luck was definitely on my side.
I have to say most of my wins come from Twitter, but then that is my preferred social media site. My Twitter handle is @RachelBustin
if you want to pop over and say hi to me over there! I spend many hours a day on there catching up on book news, entering competitions, reading new posts from my favourite bloggers and catching up on news in general. I have been on Twitter since 2009 and have loved every minute of it!. It is the quickest way to enter competitions, with most only needing a retweet. When you are time short (like me!) it’s ideal! I enter loads when I’m on my lunch breaks at work!
I won the book Techbitch by Lucy Sykes and Jo Piazza in the photo from a Goodreads giveaway. It’s a chick-lit novel about Imogen Tate who is editor-in-chief of Glossy magzine, returning from a sabatical to find someone else in her job. I see a lot of rivalry and fighting going to happen here hence the name Techbitch!
I received this beautiful perfume sample through the post yesterday. It’s called La Petite Robe Noire Eau Fraiche by Guerlain Paris. The scent is exquisite, flowery with a pistachio note. It is one I would definitely go out and buy. I love perfume samples, they are ideal testers to see if the scent suits you before you go out and buy the full size bottle.
I won these gorgeous eye shadows from Twitter as well! They are a collection of Next eye shadows. I normally always wear brown shades so will come in very useful. The quality of the shadow is fairly good but after a few hours I did notice some cracking on my eye lids. I don’t normally buy makeup from Next preferring brands like Rimmel that specialize in makeup, but I will make use of them.
So that’s my mid week catch up for you on competition wins. Don’t forget you can follow me on Bloglovin
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