Undead Matilda Halloween Dress Up!

Helllllllo readers, hope you’re well. Today is a spooooooooooky post *wails,* because it’s all about halloween.

I never really liked halloween that much until I went to university and it was a fully fledged thing that you went out dressed as a witch/ghoul/skeleton, then drank enough snakebite to kill off a vampire and spent the end of your night digging your fingers into a steaming hot greasy pile of chips, cheese and beans. This year I kinda went all out with my halloween party; there was  a massive mound of chilli (and a vegetablarian option for T) some wild alcoholic punch and just some hella crazy fun. But, the reason I’m telling you all this is because I went to the party dressed as ‘the undead Matilda.’

(me and Derek Zoolander)

I wrote a post last week about my top ten halloween outfits to wear out and how to recreate them and it seemed to get a lot of likes so I thought I would share what I actually dressed up as. So firstly I went to Newlook and picked up this long sleeved blue flowered playsuit which is really similar to the one that she wears in the film. Also *utter BARGAIN,* the playsuit was a mere £3.50. Sorry wuht. When does that happen?

(Spooooooky goings on)

I skipped along to Claire’s (my favourite shop as a smaller child) and forked out another £3.50 for a very sparkly red headband with a pretty bow affixed to it which is very similar to one Matilda wears. I was tempted to buy some funky tights but I thought keep it simple. I then wiggled along to Wilkinson’s and bought a face-painting palette which came with a really little bottle of fake blood which I didn’t  use because I kind of want to keep the playsuit to wear again and you can see the results here ^. I didn’t get a fullll length shot (I’m no lifestyle blogger and totally forgot) but you get the idea.


For my makeup I applied my lightest shade of foundation and then concealer over the top to get that dead-pan look and then blotted on some extra white facepaint just to make it look as ghostly as possible. Make sure to add extra white facepaint in a semi-circle under your eye  to make it look like your eyes are huge! Then using my liquid eyeliner I applied a ring under my the white circle (extra -eyes) and added vertical lines underneath to look like eyelashes. I then drew a line over my eyes (do this with your eye open so you make sure it can be seen) and added more eyelashes. It doesn’t matter if it’s a little messy. Lips are just simple putting a little colour in the middle smaller than your actual lips and then lining them and adding stitching

^ I found this at Little Miss Katy – all credit to this fantastic look is her and you can see the tutorial in full hereerere.

ALSO shout out to the wonderfully epic Oliver Birch who went out as a bunch of grapes and drank a hole lotta wine and dressed up like this. #legend.

Ask Lizzy at my little book blog

Ask Lizzy

Hello readers, it’s finally time to get round to answering your questions as to the Q+A I posted a little while back now. There have been so many posts to fit in and get written up for you so this one is a little overdue. I received a number of comments and emails with questions and I’ve picked seven to answer in this post.

So firstly: Are you a SuperWhoLockian? Or watch at least one of those three shows? Are you a Marvel (movie/TV) fan?

As I’m sure I’ve mentioned many a time I am a really big supernatural fan. I was introduced to it by my boyfriend at the time and it’s developed into a full-blown addiction. Before you ask Dean wins as to my favourite of the two. I am also a definite Sherlock Holmes fan both the books, films and the television show. Benedict Cumberbatch is just, sublime. Doctor Who, not so much. My aversion to Sci-fi has killed that interest unfortunately.


Next, If you could travel to one place in America, where would you go?

I can only visit one place? I think if that was the case it would have to be New York. I could explore the bustling Times Square, peer up at the Empire State Building, gaze upon the Statue of Liberty and finally I could munch on a bagel whilst sunbathing in Central Park. Ugh, can I go now please?

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What are your thoughts about the book-to-movie trend that’s been going on much more so than usual recently?

For me, as long as I’ve read the book, if I want to then I think it’s great. For me I’m unlikely to go and read a book after seeing the film but many a friend has mentioned that they now ‘have to go read the book’ and I think anything that gets people reading more is just brilliant.


When you were little, which literary character did you want to be friends with and why?

I think Matilda, because all she wanted to do was read and from such a young age she adored books and was just lost in them. I was often teased for how long I spent in the library and all I wanted was someone who just understood the magic and fantasy of reading.


What is the most random thing you’ve ever watched all the way through on Netflix?

Well, this one is a little weird. I was watching Netflix with some friends and as a giggle they had picked lots of favourites that were the polar opposite of the shows the person would normally pick to watch. One of the suggested television shows was ‘Barbie Life in the Dreamhouse’ and we decided to watch an episode. As a mention it was me and four guys who were watching this; the episodes were really sarcastic and ironic and we were all looking at each other as in, what is going on? Needless to say we watched a number of episodes and the next time I was round I managed to convince them to watch it again. A random choice, but a rather wonderful one at that.


Who is a character from a TV show or a book that you’ve always resonated with?

Good question, I think honestly Amber from The Chocolate Run, she’s one of my favourite bookish characters of all time. We agree on ambition, following your dreams, love of chocolate and never being quite okay to open up and let people see everything about you. I think she is an adorable character and I see a lot of the qualms she’s dealing with currently in my own life. We could watch films together, eat chocolate and hide from the world for a little while.


Gin, vodka, or tequila?

Tequila, tequila, tequila.


So seven brilliant questions and seven hopefully interesting answers; thank you to everyone who commented and emailed.