Thursday, 30 October 2014

Lush Lord of Misrule

Last year I received Lord of Misrule as a gift and this year as soon as the Halloween collection came out I went to get myself another one.
It is made with a blend of patchouli and black pepper oil. The centre of the bomb is wine red which turns that bath water into a deep, rich purple colour. What I absolutely love about this bath bomb is that as it dissolves you can hear popping and cracking noises. It is so much fun!

This bath bomb is inspired by the ruler of the pagan Feast of Fools. As Lush puts it "Just like at the Feast of Fools, when the wine starts to flow, the popping candy crackles and festivities begin..."

Lord of Misrule retails for R46.50 each. Sadly this is already sold out online but you can visit Lush's website to read more about this amazing bath bomb.

Big Hugs,
Charlene XXX

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Simple Halloween Manicure

This was another challenge for me, I only had a few minutes to do my nails but I wanted to come up with something anyone could do for Halloween no matter what your skill level. many manicure skill level is VERY basic so trust me, you can do this.
I pulled out all the "Halloween" colours I had and painted each of my nails a different colour. Then on my index fingers I used a dotting tool to create the look of blood on my nails with red paint. I did this on the nail I painted white so that it would stand out more. All you have to do is create dots anywhere on your nails and then pull the red up to the tips with the dotting tool - you can use the brush to paint the tips to ensure your entire tip is evenly coated. If you don't have a dotting tool, you can use the back of a pin or a toothpick.

Big Hugs,
Charlene XX

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Essence Halloween Makeup Look

As promised yesterday, today I am sharing my Essence Halloween Makeup look. My inspiration was what I like to call "Midnight Spider" look. The challenge was to create a look using Essence makeup to the value of R100! This is the makeup I was sent to create my look:
I am by no means a good makeup artist and this was quite a challenge for me, but I played around with my look and this was what I came up with.

It was really tough getting the spider webs right and I tried quite a few times until I decided that it doesn't need to be perfect - it's something that is fun, easy to do. So this is how I created the look:

  1. I started off by lining the top and bottom of my eyelids with the essence eyeliner pen and I took the line all the way up the out to create the first line for my spider web.
  2. I then continued to add the spider webs and connected them using the essence eyeliner pen. Once I was happy with the webs I covered my lids in the Pop eye shimmer mono eyeshadow (a smokey black colour). I blended this colour all the way up to my brow bone. 
  3. To help the spider webs stand out I decided to add in some colour in between.  I used the Disco Diva mono eyeshadow  to create a more "moody look" and the Pop eye was uesed to add some smokey-ness to the look. I blended the purple eyeshadow over my cheeks because it gave my cheeks a bit of colour and also helped to blend the look into the rest of the face.
  4. Once I was done with that I used the Essence Crystal Eyeliner to outline the spider webs just to make them sparkle more in lighting and also added the glitter to my inner eyelids.
  5. My lips - this was quite an experiment for me. I used the lipgloss as a base and then added the Disco Dive eyeshadow on my lips. I added the silver and purple crystal eyeliner in the centre of my bottom lip to add some shine and dimension to my lips.
  6. I coated my lashes with Essence multi action mascara to add volume, curl and lengthen my lashes. 
  7. To finish off the look I applied Essence Frame fame glamour lashes. This was the first time I have ever worn lashes and I found this so simple and easy to apply. What is also great is that they are easy to remove and I can use them again.
Don't forget to enter the Essence Giveaway to win one of two R500 Essence hampers. To make it simple I'll add the Raffelcopter gadget to this post as well. 
a Rafflecopter giveaway 
Please feel free to share your Halloween looks with me - I would really love to see them.

Big Hugs,
Charlene XXX

Monday, 27 October 2014

Halloween Week on Gee Whiskers!

I have always loved the idea of celebrating Halloween and as a child I often wished that we had this holiday in South Africa. I love the idea of everyone dressing up and decorating their houses. But sadly I have never actually celebrated the holiday and this year I have the perfect excuse to join in the Halloween fun - Essence were kind enough to give me two R500 Essence hampers to give away on my blog.
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Each hamper contains some really fun and pretty makeup which I personally wish I could keep - but at the same time I am so happy that I get to brighten up two people's days soon. To accumulate entries use the raffelcopter gadget below.
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This week I'll be sharing some fun Halloween posts - an Essence Halloween makeup look, manicure and one of my favourite Halloween bathtime treats. So keep your eyes on the blog and please share your Halloween looks with me! The week will end of with the winners of the hamper being announced.

Come back tomorrow to see my Essence Halloween makeup look!

Good luck and all the best!

Big Hugs,
Charlene XXX

T&Cs
  • All entries will be validated to ensure everything is fair
  • Winner will be announced the evening of Halloween - 31 October 2014
  • Competition is only open to South Africa citizens
  • If you are having problems capturing entries in the Raffelcopter gadget you can gather your entries by commenting on the post letting me know if you follow @essence_ZA on Twitter and like their Facebook page. You can also earn entries by following me, @Gee_Whiskers, on Twitter and tweeting about the competition.

Friday, 24 October 2014

Feel Good Friday!

Today is the birthday of a very special friend of mine. Genny, I hope you have a truly special day. I am so happy that after 10 years we are still friends.  Have a very Happy Birthday!
Big Hugs and lots of love,
Charlene XXX