October Favourites ’22

Happy Halloween guys! It’s tomorrow, one of my favourite times of year, and unfortunately, I’m not here for it. I bought decorations and never put them up, and I had a pumpkin to carve (thanks to my dad and his pumpkin patch!) but due to have a cold/flu this week, I haven’t even felt up to doing it. I’m gutted. Halloween this year has been a major flop for me for many reasons, which is a shame.

It’s not all doom and gloom in the run up to November though, as me and Dane are now on holiday from work for a week! We’ve been in need of some long time off of work so we’re both looking forward to it.

October really flew by and I can’t believe it’s November in just a few days. I love this time of year due to Halloween and Bonfire Night, but the weather is vile, which is such a shame. I hope during our week off the weather holds off a little, I don’t want to just have a wet week off work. 😦

I’m not going to waffle on anymore, let’s get on with the favourites!

Beauty – Neutrogena Hydro Boost Body Gel Cream.

This is a body cream I’ve been using for quite a while now, couple of months now maybe? Unfortunately I recently discovered that I’m allergic to The Body Shop’s strawberry body yogurt on my legs, so I’ve had to discontinue using that there, and instead I’ve been using the Neutrogena gel cream. I don’t just use this on my legs, sometimes I will use all over as it’s such a quick and easy body gel cream to use! It absorbs quickly, feels light and cooling and smells lovely and fresh too! This is one where a little bit goes a long way too, and I already know I’ll be repurchasing this, especially when it costs less than £5! I also have the spray version too, which I don’t use too often… I need to use it more!

Movie – Various horror including Rec and House of 1000 Corpses.

The past week we’ve spent many evenings watching horror movies through Shudder, a movie subscription service dedicated to horror! We have a seven day free trial and so far we’ve watched quite a few films on there, but the two that stand out to me are Rec and House of 1000 Corpses, the latter being a movie my boyfriend has wanted me to watch since we got together! Rec is always a film I’d heard of due to the remake, but I never actually knew what it was about. Alas I was surprised as I watched it and I thoroughly enjoyed! If you’ve never seen it, you should watch it too, not the remake, the original!

My boyfriend did pre-warn me about House of 1000 Corpses about how “amateur” it is due to it being done by Rob Zombie, who at the time was more known as a musician than director. This was the first film he directed and you can kind of tell, but that’s what is so charming about the film itself! The film is about a group of teenagers who are kidnapped by a family during Halloween. My favourite character (one I’m sure the film is best known for) is Captain Spaulding. He’s fucking hilarious and I can’t get enough of some of the stuff he says, hence the clip above.

TV Show – Chainsaw Man.

I haven’t read the manga, but I was so hyped about the anime for Chainsaw Man releasing a couple of weeks ago! I’ve always heard amazing things about the manga series from my friend Sammie, as well as from members of the Worlds Apart Discord community. We’re on three episodes so far and it’s constantly giving you action and things to get you to the edge of your seat. We follow Denji, a teenage human boy, who is orphaned, and has to hunts devils in order to pay off his families debt. With his pet devil Pochita by his side, he can do what he needs to. However, something bad happens, which changes Denji’s life. I won’t say anymore as I don’t wish to spoil but… I’m loving this series so far and I already can’t wait for the next episode on Tuesday. 😛

Music – PVRIS – “Anywhere But Here” and “Animal”.

Recently PVRIS released two new songs in the form of a short film, where both songs were featured. I really love both of these songs, more so “Anywhere But Here” as I love the lyrics and melody style vibe and sound behind it. I do really like “Animal” as well as it feels the complete opposite to “Anywhere But Here” with harder guitar riffs and more, with the lyrics being a little more edgy too and with a rebel attitude? I remember seeing around the end of October that PVRIS had something new to reveal to fans, so I was excited it would at least be a new song, but the fact we got treated to two?! I can’t remember if I mentioned on my blog previously, but at the start of August I finally bit the bullet and booked to see PVRIS live, and I’m so bloody excited for it! Since I discovered PVRIS in 2019 I’ve been dying to go and see them live. 🙂

Game – PlateUp!

This is a game one of our friends was talking about, which intrigued me. I watched the trailer above and I just knew I had to give it a go! As it’s a game Dane already owned, we opted to play it on the split screen play together with said friend and since then I’ve been itching to play it! This was only yesterday by the way. 😛 So, PlateUp! is about running a restaurant, including cooking in the kitchen, serving the customers, as well as cleaning after them. Pretty much Overcooked, BUT it isn’t as stressful, which is always nice. One thing I especially liked about this game is the fact it’s couch co-op, so you don’t need two copies for you and a someone else to play! It’s up to four players, so maybe even four of you could play at the same time!

Just a few of my favourite things…

A new cross stitch project!

At the start of October I started a new cross stitch project and it’s one I was so anxious about at first, so much so I left it untouched for about a week? Since then I’ve been picking it up every other night and a couple of weeks later it’s looking as it does above. If you can’t tell, this is a Studio Ghibli inspired piece from Spirited Away. It’s Chihiro’s little yellow shoes, surrounded by soot sprites. As we don’t like shoes on in the house, I decided to cross stitch this design for our home to hang up! I’m planning to have it completed before the new Pokemon games come out mid November. The design/pattern is by the same person who I bought my Eevee design/pattern off, which I’ll link here.

New smock dresses.

If there’s one style of dress I’m mad about right now, it’s smock dresses. I can’t get enough of them, honestly! I received a couple recently, one being a pre-order, the other being a bargain find on eBay! I’ll talk about them in the order shown about.

The ghost smock dress is by Lazy Girl Club, which I mentioned recently on my October wish list here. I pre-ordered this dress over a month ago and a few weeks ago, it arrived! I love ghosts, so I knew I couldn’t resist this dress for Halloween, as well as all year around! The only issue I have with it though is it’s far too big for me, which people have commented on. If I don’t wear a harness or belt around the middle, I look like I’m trying to hide a pregnancy, which personally isn’t a look I want. Due to this I’m looking for a harness I can wear with this a lot of the time. I do have a Black Milk Clothing corset style harness that I’m wearing in the above photo, which works so well with it! I’ll probably try and wear this at work one day and see how I get on! If you’d like to get one of your own ghost smock dresses by Lazy Girl Club, or any other of her pieces for that matter, get over to her store ASAP as she’s just reopened it for orders!

The eBay bargain I found is this Lazy Oaf sally dress! I’ve seen this dress pop up on eBay and Vinted on and off, but when someone popped one on eBay for under £40, I couldn’t resist! It was brand new with tags and a complete bargain. I couldn’t wait for it to arrive so I could wear it to work and more. I’ve worn it a few times and it’s definitely too big for me, but it’s fine with a belt around the middle! It’s very cosy and perfect for colder days with a cardigan layered over the top of it. When I wore it to work I got a lot of compliments, which was really nice!

Lumichee goodies.

Finally, my long awaited Lumichee goodies arrived that I ordered! I can’t remember if I mentioned on my blog, but I placed this order through a courier service as the costs I would have paid through Etsy were a joke! I have no regrets and since the hoodie arrived, I’ve pretty much lived in it. 😛 I went for the mousemoth hoodie, as well as a sakura inspired mousemoth plush. I’m already chomping at the bit to place a second order, but I must be good due to Christmas looming! I don’t want to talk too much about these as I plan to write a blog post about these at some point in November. 🙂

So, there we have it, my favourites for October! Did you find October flew by really quickly?

What were your favourites from October? Anything I’ve mentioned that you’re planning to check out? Also, what plans do you have for Halloween tomorrow and Bonfire Night next week? Make sure to let me know in the comments!

Until next time, take care all and have an amazing (and safe) Halloween and Bonfire Night next week!

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Horror Movie Tag

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Halloween is literally under a week away now and whilst I’m excited for it, I’m also not all that arsed… Why I hear you ask? I’m just not arsed anymore… The last time I went out for Halloween was back in 2015 and it was so much fun, but shit at the same time. Me and Dane dressed as South Park’s Mysterion and The Coon and we had such a laugh! Loads of people recognised who we were (some too bloody much!) but the whole night we couldn’t get a drink and we constantly had the same guy shouting out character names out. After the 10th time, we knew it was time to go home.

So since then, we’ve stayed in and greeted trick-or-treaters. We don’t even watch a horror movie it anything. This year however we’re staying in and playing Luigi’s Mansion 3, which we’re looking forward to! May also watch some scary films too… Just to shake it up a bit!

Last week the gorgeous Sarah over at Raiin Monkey tagged me to take part in the Horror Movie Tag that she had taken part in. I know she’s been loving Halloween this month and as I got myself into the spooky spirit a few weeks back at the Bubble Boba Halloween event (which you can read here), I thought this tag would be a bit of fun to take part in! I don’t recall doing anything like this before and I do miss taking part in tag posts on my blog.

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1. What is the first horror movie you remember watching?

Alien and I fucking hated it and still hate* it! I was only 6 when I first watched it and the only scene I saw was the chest burst one. It frightened me so much that I didn’t sleep for about a week. Since then I can’t watch that film (or any of the other Alien films for that matter) because they just make me anxious and sleep doesn’t happen.

*I don’t HATE the film… But it freaks me out! 😛

2. What is your favourite horror movie?

Shaun of the Dead. Now I know this is a comedy style horror, but it’s still up there as a horror movie for me and as it’s one of my favourite films, it’s definitely up there as my favourite. Alongside that however I also love 28 Days LaterHostel II (I love the first one but I prefer the second one more), the Saw series (Saw II is my favourite!), Rosemary’s Baby, A Quiet Place, Carrie, Planet Terror and many more. Those are just a small few.

3. What’s your favourite horror movie genre?

Does thriller count? Alongside slasher and zombie. I’m not a massive zombie movie fan, but I have named a couple on here so… 😛

4. What genre scares you the most?

Probably sci-fi to be honest with you. As I mentioned, I hate Alien due to how much it freaks me out… But alongside that some other alien style films creep me out too. I guess it depends, but other than that nothing really scares me, you know? Might make me overthink and be anxious after… Which the Alien movies are good at! 😛

5. What is the last horror movie you watched that actually scared you?

I haven’t in all fairness… Again Alien creeps me out so if I re-watch any of those I do usually feel a bit… Unsettled when trying to sleep. The last time I watched an Alien movie was when I lived at home and that was over 3 years ago now!

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6. Who is your ultimate Scream Queen?

Nah not really… If anything I usually react by saying, “Whoa what the fuck is going on?” I never scream at horror movies. I might jump at times, yes, but never scream.

7. What’s a concept that you’d like to see in horror?

I don’t know in all fairness… This is a tough question! Something unique to be honest with you. I feel like we rarely get this now! I did love A Quiet Place as I found this was done so well! I couldn’t say what concept I would like… I do love my horror comedy films like Shaun of the Dead and Doghouse.

8. What is your favourite on-screen kill?

Definitely the scene in Hostel II where Beth cuts off Stuarts genitals and lets him bleed to death. He’s such a prick at the end of the day and was going to rape and kill Beth! He deserved to die, he was such a fool. 😛 I’m sure there are better on-screen kills but this is the first one that popped into my head.

9. What’s your favourite franchise?

I don’t think I have one when it comes down to horror to be perfectly honest with you… I’m not really all that arsed about horror when it comes down to it… If anything probably Saw because it’s probably the only horror series and franchise I’ve fully kept up with. That and I do really love the story behind it. BUT although I used to be a massive horror movie fan growing up, I’m not so arsed about it now. 😦

10. Who’s your favourite horror director?

Eli Roth is one of the first people who come to mind. He’s the guy behind Hostel I and Hostel II, as well as Cabin Fever. I can’t think of anyone else in all honesty with you. 😦 I’m so crap when it comes down to horror movies! 😛

I have to add though what an amazing job John Krasinski did with directing A Quiet Place! I honestly loved that film so much and if anything I regret not watching it in the cinema. A Quiet Place: Part II is set to come out at the start of 2020, so I am beyond excited for that! 😀

So that is the end of the Horror Movie Tag! 😀

I want to say a massive thank you to my best blogger friend Sarah for tagging me to take part in this! It really cheered me up yesterday on my lunch break at work as I wrote my answers!

I tag EVERYONE who reads this post to give this tag a go themselves! 😀 If you do take part, please tag me in your posts so I can come and read your answers myself! 🙂

Until next time all, take care and I hope you’re having a lovely weekend. 🙂

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Halloween Tag 2017

I swear if Sarah over at Raiin-Monkey had a super power it would be to read minds, as she certainly read mine recently! A few days ago she tagged me to take part in the Halloween tag that she’d recently done herself. I wanted to have a go at a Halloween tag again this year, so I thought HELL YEAH I’LL DO THAT! 😛 You can read Sarah’s answers on her post here.

It’s officially Halloween today and although I didn’t go out for Halloween this year, I’m staying in on my own watching some horror movies and giving out sweeties to trick or treaters. Me and Dane have decorated the house this year for the first time and it certainly won’t be the last!

So without further ado let’s get onto the tag questions!

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(1) What’s your favourite horror or Halloween-themed song?

If anything probably “Thriller” by Michael Jackson as I just always remember it being on during nights out, as well as on a radio show I used to listen to when I was younger (KERRANG! RADIO’s Tim Shaw’s Asylum was my holy grail growing up!). Can “Dragula” by Rob Zombie count as well? 😛

(2) Name something you wouldn’t want to run into in a dark forest or abandoned building.

The Alien! It’s definitely one of the things that still gives me nightmares to this days. If I ever watch the Alien movies I am guaranteed to not sleep for a week.

(3) Have you ever played with a Ouija Board?

Never and I don’t intend to either… I remember when me and my cousins were younger we discussed the idea but it never happened, thank God.

(4) Favourite horror monster or villain?

Ooo I don’t know really to be honest… I legit have had to Google because I can’t think of any! xD Seth Brundle from The Fly came up on a list I found and he’s not my favourite, but he’s one of the creepiest for sure. Jigsaw from the Saw films is always a good choice too! I didn’t really class it as a horror (but some people do) but Annie Wilkes from Misery would probably be my favourite to be honest!

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(5) What’s the creepiest thing that’s ever happened while you were alone?

Years ago not long after my aunt died and before her funeral our house didn’t feel quite right. It was freezing cold whatever room I was in, doors were creaking open and slamming shut on their own and something just felt off. It was after the funeral that all these things stopped and it wasn’t as cold in each room anymore. I’m sure it’s nothing to do with ghosts etc, but it was definitely odd at the time.

(6) If you were dared to spend the night in a ‘haunted house’, would you do it?

Fuck no! I like my sleep. 😛

(7) Are you superstitious?

I am sometimes, it depends really. I believe that bad things come in threes, I don’t cross people on stairs (in a house mainly), groups of black crows make me think about death being on the way and so many more things I could think of!

(8) Do you ever see figures in your peripheral vision?

I probably have when I’ve felt anxious or paranoid but otherwise not really…

(9) Which urban legend scares you the most?

I don’t really have any in all honesty… At least none I can think of anyway. If anything has ever creeped me out it’s probably been like creepy shit Dane has told me he’s read about on Reddit.

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(10) Do you prefer gore or thrillers?

Thrillers usually to be honest. Gore is good, but I love a good thrill. 😉

(11) Do you believe in multiple dimensions or worlds?

Not really to be honest… I like to just focus on one dimension and world at a time. 😛

(12) Ever made a potion of any sort?

No, although I remember looking at the articles in Mizz magazine as a teenager and remembering all the jokey sort of potions you could do! I remember trying one where you would pull a hair from your head, write the name down of the boy you wanted to have fall in love with you, put them both in an envelope and say some words on it and it would “come true”… NAHHHH IT NEVER CAME TRUE!

(13) Do you get scared easily?

Oh God yes! I have anxiety so I get uptight, worried and scared over silly little things.

(14) Have you ever played Bloody Mary?

Never… What is it? *Googles* NAHHHH NOT DOING THAT! xD

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(15) Do you believe in demons/the devil?

I don’t know to be honest… I don’t think I do really.

(16) You’re home alone but you hear footsteps in your house, what do you do?

Scream and probably die of a heart attack. 😛 Nah I joke! I’d probably freeze wherever I am in the house, listen a little more and then maybe go and check it out… Probably stop off at the kitchen on the way and grab the biggest knife I own. 😛

(17) If you got trapped in one scary movie, which would you choose?

Erm I’m not sure… I said Saw but no way would I want to be in that franchise! xD I’d want to be in Scary Movie because it’s all jokes. 😛

(18) If you could only wear one Halloween costume for the rest of your life, what would you be?

Definitely Alex DeLarge from A Clockwork Orange! It’s by far been my favourite Halloween costume of all time! 😛

(19) Would you ever go to a graveyard at night?

No and not because I’d be frightened as to what could happen, but more because that’s just gothic and creepy! 😛

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(20) In a zombie apocalypse, what is your weapon of choice?

I was going to say a baseball bat, but I don’t have one of those to hand… So I’d probably grab one of our bass guitars or my camera tripod.

(21) Would you rather go to a Halloween party or go trick or treating?

Definitely a Halloween party! I only ever went trick or treating once as a kid and I hated it to be honest, purely for the fact I felt like I was being so cheeky asking for sweets from a stranger. If me and Dane ever have a kid/children I’d want to hold an awesome Halloween party for them and their friends and hold a competition for the best costume etc. I love Halloween!

(22) You’re in a horror movie. Are you the final girl, the first to die, the comic relief, the skeptic, the smart one, or the killer?

Ooo I love villains so I’d definitely want to be the killer! 😛

(23) Do you have to watch something happy after watching a horror movie so you can go to sleep?

Not really, unless it’s an Alien movie. Then I need to watch puppy videos… Lots of puppy videos! 😛

(24) Whilst watching scary movies, are you the person who yells at the characters, the person with their eyes covered the whole time, or the person who falls asleep?

Oh I am for sure the one who yells at the characters! Watching the last couple of episodes of Stranger Things season 2 I just kept screaming at the characters! It was making Dane laugh loads. 😛

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(25) Are you the one who gets scared, or the one who does the scaring?

I’m more so the one who gets scared, but depending on the situation I can do the scaring too. 😛

(26) Favourite scary book?

I can’t say I’ve ever read a scary book…

(27) How old were you when you saw your first horror movie?

HA! I was 6 years old funnily enough. I remember waking up due to noise downstairs so ventured down to see what was happening. My parents had the original Alien film on and my mom said, “come sit and watch this, it’s ever so funny!” and thinking it would be I sat, watched and waited for the funny moment to come on. She was referring to the chest bursting scene, which scared the crap out of me! I didn’t sleep for a week and since then whenever I watch Alien movies I don’t sleep properly and get night terrors. My mom scarred me! 😛

(28) What was your first Halloween costume?

Probably a bat, I loved them growing up. 😛

(29) What are you going to be for Halloween this year?

A disgusting late twenties mess of a coach potato. 😛

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(30) If you could have a spooky Halloween pet (black cat, owl, bat, rat, wolf), what would you pick?

Oh my if I could have a wolf I would love it! A bat would also be amazing to be honest. I’d feel like some sort of evil villain with those two by my side. 😛

So that’s the Halloween tag! I have to be honest I really enjoyed doing this one as there were loads of questions that I’ve never answered before!

A massive thank you to Sarah for tagging me to take part in the tag, I really needed to do something like this to give me that nudge to do work on my blog. My mental health hasn’t been too great the past week so it’s been lovely to have this as a way to encourage me slowly back into writing on here.

I tag everyone who reads this tag post to have a go yourself.

Until next time, take care all and have a spooky Halloween!

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