I’ve been an absolutely useless blogger lately. I was getting so good at regular posts too 🙁 but, alas, uni life is too hectic – especially as I travel home to work at my local newspaper and in Miss Selfridge on weekends. I feel like I need to scream at the world to STOP sometimes as I am just sooo tired and in desperate need of a break.
BUT.. I did have time to enjoy myself this week as it was Halloween and what student doesn’t love to dress up and get drunk?
I went out on the Tuesday before Halloween with my journalism course mates and decided to go as a cat (yes, so creative and original). It was a last minute thing so I opted for a black body-con dress, some dark eye make-up, whiskers, a nose and some cat ears – simples! I loved the eye make-up I created for this look, using my Urban Decay Smoked Eye Palette and opting for some seriously smoky eyes. I also wore my bright pink NYC Lipstick to complete the look.
On the actual night of Halloween we decided to have a little house party before we went out and my house mates and I decided to go dressed as dead dolls – pretty but scary! I wore my little red bow dress from New Look along with some long black socks and my white Converse and back-combed my hair into curly piggy tails. For my face I did my normal going out make-up, with dark, smoky eyes and lashings of mascara and gave myself bright pink cheeks using my Benefit Bella Bamba Blusher and Posey-Tint. Then I decided to get creative!
For the scars on my face and neck I used some liquid eye-liner and roughly drew a wiggly, black line across my neck, temple area and jaw-line before crossing it with little black lines to create stitching effects. The quicker and more messily I drew them on the more effective they looked and by the end I became quite a pro at creating them! Then I used various dark eye-shadows and quickly dotted them on around the stitch line to give the effect of bruising and general messiness, before applying lashings of fake blood over each area. I was actually really pleased with the outcome and people commented on how life-like they looked, which is always a good sign on Halloween!
We had a really good night and went to Soda Bar in Cardiff which played some amazing old-skool songs and I got very drunk and thoroughly enjoyed myself! It’s got to be done – after all, you’re only a student once!
Lots of love, Jessie. xoxo