Friday, 4 November 2011

Born this way?

So my ambitions of being a regular blogger failed once again! I was doing fairly well on the blogging front, Music Monday's and all that, until these past two weeks of incredible 'busy-ness'. Firstly the wedding (it was amazing by the way and my dress, the red Miss Guided one, got me lots of compliments), then being back at home, rushing back to Edinburgh, dealing essay dramas and finally HALLOWEEN...

Halloween is one of my favourite holidays. Even when I was very young crying on the floor demanding my mother would allow me to go trick or treating on my own since none of my sisters were interested...
Throughout the years I've been all the typical things: a devil, a witch, a vampire (too many times!), just donning a scary face mask or the lazy cheap idea of being a 'dead Eda'. This year I had to plan my outfit very last minute (being a couple of hours before heading out). As I racked my brains for something that was different, cheap, easy but still quite stylish looking, I remembered the Lady Gaga video 'Born This Way' with Rick Genest (the guy who permanently has his face tattooed as a skeleton).

I trawled through endless Youtube make up tutorials on how to do it, either they required too many make up tools or didn't look the way I wanted it to...I finally came across iwanted2c1video and her tutorial was just amazing, all I needed was an eyeliner!
Ok so I'm not the most talented make up artist, my face was no way near as good as in Lady Gaga's video, but I think I still looked scary (which is the whole point of Halloween, right?!) and people did like it and realise what I was aiming for.
So what do you think?

Alicia was a 'woman killed and drowned by her husband'. Pretty dark stuff haha!

I'm wearing:
H&M Leather Panelled Trousers
H&M white shirt
H&M Blazer
H&M brogues

Oh dear! I didn't realise until just now writing it all done that I was head to toe H&M! Haha!
However my 'bowtie', well just a ribbon...was actually the straps of my old Topshop canvas shopper bag, tied together and put around my neck as a bow.

Hope you all had a good Halloween!


  1. OMG, your Halloween makeup is amazing! I don't think I'm capable of doing anything like that! xoxoxo

  2. Bloody hell thats fricking amazing! Best halloween costume/make up defo goes to you and Ive looked through a lot of them. Really amazing, well done xxx

  3. Wow, you costume and make up is amazing! You look so great! xx

  4. You are very welcome, its bloody amaszing you managed to do this. Im seriously in awe xxx

  5. this looks insane! love the whole look, great make-up skills :)

    ♥mollie from musicandmollie

  6. Wow you did an amazing job with the makeup! x

  7. Oh my, it is such a cool Halloween look, you look amazing!!
    Hey, and it would be great if you could visit my blog and follow if you like it! I'd be glad to do the same for you! ♥ Eliza