Halloween Homewares- Spookify your home with my favourite Halloween items

October is here and as we get ready for halloween I share my favourite Halloween Homewares that I’ve come across, to spookify your home.

While many Aussies refuse to embrace Halloween, I’m loving that more and more stores here are getting on board each year. Not only are there plenty of different Halloween decorations, there are also many Halloween homewares availble. 

Halloween Candles and Accessories 

halloween homewares1. Cross Bones Black Skull Oil Burner from Dusk. Dusk is my favourite go-to store for Halloween homewares and this year is no exception. I really love this oil burner. It’s unique and affordable at only $24.99. The best part is that you can continue using it after Halloween. 

2. Pumpkin Crumble Melt 4 pack from Dusk. While you’re there, why not pick up some Pumpkin Crumble melts? I smelled these in store and they smell amazing! Just like a pumpkin pie. Burn time is 10 hours and they are $14.99 for a pack of 4.

3. Bleeding Skull 2 pack from Dusk. I have bought the ‘bleeding’ tapered candles from Dusk a few years ago for Halloween, but these skull ones are even cooler. The inside is red wax and when they melt down they ‘bleed’, hence the name. They are $24.99 for a set of 2.

4. Halloween Glass Tea light Holders from Target (Australia). I saw these tea light holders at Target recently and I thought they were so cute. There are 3 designs available (above) and are crazy affordable at only $3 each!

Halloween Drinkware

halloween homewares

1. Skull Shot Glasses Set from Dusk. These shot glasses would be great as display pieces or as intended for shots if you’re having a Halloween party. Not into alcoholic shots? I suggest using them for esspresso shots to make your own Affogato (hot esspresso shot over ice cream) or for surving short black coffee even. Just remember to wrap a serviette around them if using them with hot liquids. They are $19.99 for a set of 4 or currently $15 with any purchase of $40 or more.

2. Witch Cauldren Mug by The Rogue And The Wolf from Beserk. I am loving this cauldren mug from Beserk. It’s so quirky and unique. There are a lot of great Halloween homwewares on the Beserk site. This mug is $24.95 and is quite large as far as mugs go, holding 400ml!

3. Halloween mug from Coles. I saw these in store and they are so cute! There are a few designs avaible other than the one pictured above (I can’t remember excatly, maybe a witch and ghost?), they’re only $5 each in the Halloween section at Coles supermarkets.

4. Skull Sugar Spoon by Suck UK from Beserk. The perfect spoon to go with a Halloween themed mug! With the holes in the spoon, you’re using less sugar than you think. $12.95 may seem like a lot for a tea spoon, but I think it’s worth it for the novelty factor and it’s functionality. (whatever makes you use less sugar has got to be a good thing!)

 

Note: You can save some money on your Dusk purchases by becoming a Dusk rewards member. I’m not sponsored by Dusk, but I am a member of their rewards program and I think it’s definitely worth it to save a few dollars per item. They also have memer only promotions often as well.

 

Do you like buying Halloween homewares? or do you just stick to regular decorations?

XO XO

Evelyn

Beauty Expo Melbourne 2017- Round Up

Last weekend (March 25th & 26th) I attended Beauty Expo Melbourne, this is it’s first year under that title, it was formally called Salon Melbourne.

I attended as media to watch some of the sessions on offer in the different Hubs, learn about some new and exciting brands (and network with a few) and visit some old favourites.

This will be a quick round up of Beauty Expo Melbourne, but I will explore some of the brands further in separate posts in coming weeks, but more on that a little later.

Day 1- Beauty Expo Melbourne

Beauty Expo Melbourne

Trend edition nail art masterclass with Maria Vlezko – Nail Hub. Photo: © Evelyn Robinson Photos

Maria Vlezko- A talented nail artist, who runs the highly successful nail blog, So Nailicious…your ultimate source for all things nails! Maria ran a few different nail masterclasses during the two days that Beauty Expo Melbourne was on. Starting with the Trend Edition nail art masterclass- pictured above

Beauty Expo Melbourne

Getting Creative With Makeup presented by Sheri Vegas – Makeup Hub. Photo: © Evelyn Robinson Photos

After watching a couple of the Makeup sessions at the Makeup Hub, I walked around the exhibition floor a little more. During this time I networked with a few of the brand owners.

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The Expo floor- Beauty Expo Melbourne. Photo: Provided

Day 2- Beauty Expo Melbourne

On the second day of the Expo I didn’t stay as long because I had already visited most of the booths on the first day. I did however stay for a couple of the sessions at the Makeup Hub once again.

Beauty Expo Melbourne

Camouflage for the Face, Body and Soul presented by Michael Huxley, Huxley School of Makeup- Makeup Hub. Photo: © Evelyn Robinson Photos

After I watched Michael Huxley at the Makeup Hub, it was time for Building Your Bridal Business with Rae Morris. I am not a makeup artist, let alone a wedding MUA, but it was an interesting session and I got some great makeup application tips from it.

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Building Your Bridal Business by Rae Morris- Makeup Hub. Photo: © Evelyn Robinson Photos

I was excited to meet Rae at her booth afterwards and get my copy of her Makeup Masterclass book signed and a photo with her.

Over all I enjoyed my time at Beauty Expo Melbourne 2017! I would love to attend again next year.

Some of the brands that interested me and will be featured over the next few weeks: Pure Nut, Divine skincare, SNS Nails, Cuccio Pro and Young Nails (SlickPour)

XO XO
Evelyn

 

 

*Beauty Expo Melbourne is a Trade only event and is not open to the general public, I attended as Media.