Monday, October 31, 2011
If you predict that a bit of me time will be in order tonight after painstakingly carving a pumpkin, being dragged trick or treating by the childer, or having your head wrecked completely by the noise of bangers and fireworks, well, this post is for you.
This selection of themed products for the day that's in it will hopefully keep you looking and feeling more glam then ghoul.
Lush tend to go all out for Halloween and this year's no exception with a selection of spooky treats in store, including limited edition and strangely cute Skullduggery bath ballistics (above, €3.45, remind me a lot of Darth Vader) and Calacas shower jellies (€3.70.) Both are inspired by the Mexican celebrations for Día de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead, rather than Star Wars.
Closer to home, Ceridwen's Cauldron bath melt (€5.45) is named for a legendary Welsh enchantress. The concoction is oat based to soothe and calm skin, and the muslin bag which contains it can also be used to gently exfoliate.
Apparently the recipe is based on a beautifying spell which, in its original incarnation, required that the bathwater be stirred with a hazel wand... and then spat in.
The update feels like a definite improvement.
It's been around before in the shape of hard-to-get, limited edition releases, but this autumn magnetic nail polish is going mainstream.
Apply one coat of the magnetic polish, wave the included magic wand – sorry, magnet – over the top while it's still wet, and watch as fine metal filings in the formula shift to create unique patterns in the polish.
Give your wallet a fright with Nails Inc Magnetic Polish, €17.50 at Brown Thomas, Debenhams, and Littlewoods. At a comparatively weeny €8.99, 17 Magnetised Polish (above) is more treat than trick (available from Boots stores nationwide.)