Get That Scary Style; Halloween Looks!

With Halloween approaching in just a few days time, I thought this would be the perfect time to create some asy and last minute halloween make up looks complete with outfits and make up.

Now us girls always want to have fun and of course that means dressing up for halloween, but unfortunately long gone are the times when we can cover ourselves with a sheet and call ourselves a ghost. Now that’s not gonna catch the boys eye is it?

Fortunately for you, I’ve put together some sassy, stylish yet still halloween themed outfits perfect for your halloween night out! Let’s get ghostly!

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Look 1;

This first outfit is of course a cat; a typical girl halloween outfit! But I can assure you no other cat in that room while look as stylish as you! This ‘catsuit’ with the mesh and low cut neckline is set to make heads turn all on it’s own, when paired with these gorgeous fur earrings which add to the cat theme perfectly as well as causing extra interest into the outfit. The PVC trench coat will also add extra warmth to the outfit as well as another texture and links to the stereotypical leather catsuit for halloween, in another light. Of course the face lace adds some extra mystery to the outfit and the cat ears…I mean derr…a cat outfit wouldn’t be complete without them.

Catsuit – Missguided.com    Earrings, Coat, Cat ears – New Look   FaceLace- Rosegal

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Look 2;

This day of the dead look will be looking perfect with a sugar skull make up look, which can be done on half a face or even a whole face. Whilst black and white sugar skulls are popular, with the black dress I personally think that a colourful sugar skull will bring a different aspect to the outfit but it’s up to the wearer. This cross necklace adds to the religious feel of the day of the dead theme as well as the headband adding extra interest to the outfit. The lace up boots add extra grunge to the outfit as well as a trend hit at the moment.

Dress – Missguided.com   Headband, Necklace – Boohoo.com   Boots – New Look

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Look 3;

A skeleton look is a amazing look for halloween which can be easily paired with make up. This dress is a perfect example of an easy look for halloween, paired with this facelace to add extra interest and a look of effort. These fringing poncho over the top will add a bit of extra layering and texture to the outfit as well as an entering piece to be taken off during the night. The metallic shoes add a pop of colour to the outfit breaking up the black and white.

Dress – Boohoo.com    FaceLace – Rosegal   Shoes and Poncho – New Look

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Look 4;

This look is a romantic gothic kind of look, a very mysterious look as well. This look is the perfect princess kind of look; to be added with the make up (to be seen further down the blog post) This lace, floorlength princess like dress is beautiful for this outfit with the cobweb effect necklace adding some spook. The beaded clutch bag and earrings also add some different texture and trend to the outfit as well as some extra glam, not to mention the headband for an alternative to a tiara adding a 20’s aspect to the outfit.

Dress – Boohoo.com  All other pieces – New Look

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Look 5;

This look is a very minimalistic look for Halloween, when you don’t really know what to go as, don’t really want to go too full out but still want to dress up. This bodysuit is an interesting way of mixing up an outfit as well as mixing up a skeleton look with the hands. Of course, paired with this PVC skirt adds extra interest and on trend qualities to this outfit. This fishnet tights scream Halloween Style as well as these lace up grunge knee high boots.

Bodysuit – Boohoo.com   All other items – New Look

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Look 6;

These elegant dark gothic pieces are perfect for another princess of Halloween look. This skater dress adds a different spin to the princess look, not all of us love a slinky maxi so this is another alternative. The chunky cross necklace choker adds some metallic colouring to this outfit breaking up the black and again adding a spooky religious look to the outfit. The headband and shimmer in the golden shoes, linking colour wise with the necklace, also add a little extra princess glamour.

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Look 7;

Another a-meow-zing look here! See what I did there…not impressed…No…Ok.  This dress from a distance shows the look of hair linking a kitty look here, as well as with the faux fur gilet. The cat ears once again are a must have for this look, as well as the face lace adding extra interest and mystery to the look for Halloween. The added feathers on the necklace adds to the feline look, adding the clutch and shoes for some glamour for the outfit.

Dress – MotelRocks.com   Facelace – Rosegal    All other items – New Look

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Look 8;

This final look is a different look for Halloween, some most people probably wouldn’t even think of. This outfit is linked with a make up look I have for you (seen below) Therefore I have gone for this simple slogan T shirt from the Terminator ‘I’ll be back’ which perfectly sums up the outfit. Since the terminator is very strong and tough I have chosen this PVC leatherette mini skirt, which I envision the T shirt tucked into, to extra toughness and grunge to the outfit. As well as adding these bad girl fishnet tights (rip for extra terminator-esque look) I have given two shoe options for this look, a low pair and a heeled pair. The lace up stiletto boots which add extra trend and once again a bad girl sass look for the outfit, however if you want to continue in the more grunge, harsh, true terminator style look then these low top heavy boots are the way to go.

T shirt – Primark   Both pairs of boots, skirt and tights – New Look

No Halloween Look would be complete without make up! I have two looks for you guys today…one is a look perfect for them princess outfits…but a lot more…dead! Another look is a terminator look. Both these looks were done on my sister and her friend.

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For this look I first created a glamour make up look complete with a pink and purple shimmer cat eye look complete with winged liner, mascara and of course a pop of lipstick. For this part of the look, in this case, the products used were;

Eyeshadows – Kiko Shimmer Eyeshadow in Purple, Tarte Palette for Green eyes (the purple shade used in the crease) As well as a dusty pink shade eyeshadow from Barry M

Eyeliner – Seventeen Wet Look Liquid Eyeliner

Mascara – Benefit Roller Lash

Lipstick – Mac Matte Lipstick in the shade Heroine.

The rest of the look I dusted a black and grey eyeshadow under her eyes to give that deathly, ghostly look. I then lined out where I wanted the scratches to go using a variety of irritated pink, reds, purples and a hint of black eyeshadows to create that bruising look. I then used thick scab look fake blood to create the deep scratches look.

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For the second look I created a terminator look which I actually created based on a look my sister wanted. IMG_8015

This look will look perfect with the terminator outfit I have pieced together. I created this look by marking out where I wanted the metal looking parts to go, then going over this line with liquid latex (which can be bought at any fancy dress store around this time of year as well as online, but I picked mine up at Hobbycraft this year) After letting the liquid latex to dry, with the help of the hairdryer set on the cold setting, I then grabbed some tweezers and began pulling around the edges on the inside of the wound.

Once this was done, I then grabbed some foundation matching my model’s skin tone and placed this on top of the edges to make the liquid latex blend with the skin looking more like flapped skin. I then took a silver grease paint and began painting this on the inside of the wounds. After this was dry I made a black oval around the eye to look like a black hole robot, as well as drawing in the panels and bolts of the robot, with liquid eyeliner. I then began bruising and creating the look of irritated skin on and around the outside of the flapped skin. I did that creating light pinks, reds and purple eyeshadows. As well as adding some black to create the charcoal, burnt effect that the terminator obviously goes through in the film. When you’ve been beaten up, set on fire and dragged across the pavement, you’re bound to have some dirt and charcoal in your wounds wouldn’t you?

I then added some extra extra scratches around the outside of the wounds and along the face and of course added some thick scab fake blood around all the outside of all wounds on the face as well as some on the scratches…some spots of blood thicker than others as of course not all cuts scab evenly.IMG_8017

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And those are the finished looks!

I hope you have enjoyed these posts and let me know if you end up recreating any of these looks or even what you do go as for Halloween…you can do this by tagging me in an instagram re-creation post at gracedowns3 or on twitter @gracelanddowns.

Until next time…Have a spooky Halloween Night and stay sassy! xox

Motel Rocks; Party Style A/W15

A motel girl is not afraid to play around with prints or colour and she knows how to style an outfit to always look her best – even at 1AM!!

So with Motel’s latest A/W15 Partywear range hitting the site, I have been challenged by Motel to create this personal wishlist for me and inspiring look for you…dressing up and styling some of their oh so gorgeous ‘Finn’ dresses.

For me, partywear should be all about dressing up, feeling confident, sexy and care free, ready to go out for an amazing night ahead. But these outfits don’t have to be just for a night out, they can be for a classy afternoon lunch with the girls or a dinner with the bae!

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This first look I love because of the mink pink colour scheme going on; I think this colour perfectly compliments the shimmer of the dress here as well as adding in some of the latest trends seen on the catwalk to create even more of a stylish party vibe such as the snake skin lace up shoes, mink fur evening bag and mink fur coat as well. As well as pairing the whole outfit with a light accessory, with minimal sparkle, as we have quite a lot going on already; we don’t want to distract with too much jewellery.

Look 1;

‘Finn’ Dress – Motel Rocks                                              Coat, Bag and Shoes – New Look

Screenshot (36)This second look is a look for the dark version of the Finn dress. I have styled this with a very in this season, black fur gilet for some style as well as some added warmth for those ‘grabbing a kebab whilst waiting for a cab’ moments. As well as some chunky boots for those ‘can’t be bothered with heels tonight’ moments but still giving some extra height with the block heel. The jewelled choker necklace gives some definition to the low neck of the dress as well as matching with the added sparkle of the dress. All finished off with a black lightly dazzled with black gems for again a little extra jazz. Overall I think this outfit gives a bit more of a rocky vibe to a partywear outfit with the chunky boots and rocker black fur gilet. Perfect for that effortless glam punk look.

Look 2;

‘Finn’ Dress – Motel Rocks       Boots and Gilet – New Look          Necklace -Topshop

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Now this look doesn’t involve the ‘Finn’ dress but involves another piece from the Motel Rocks partywear range which I just loved and had to style an outfit for. This black sequin playsuit with bell sleeves (which I am loving at the moment) is so beautiful and will look just fab on a night out on the town. I have paired this with some burgundy pieces which is another fashion statement colour this season, another which I am loving. This suede belt, I thought would look beautiful around the empire waistline of this playsuit to give a bit more colour and depth to the outfit breaking up the black. I have then given two shoe options for this look, both burgundy and both snakeskin. As said earlier, heels aren’t for everyone so I have given the option of a boot with a slight heel for the same height effect and colour. I have then thrown a crop fur coat over this, preferably to sit on the shoulders as a style aspect but also some extra warmth for them trying to get home treks.

Look 3;

Playsuit – Motel Rocks Partywear A/W15   Coat, both pairs of shoes – New look

Belt – Topshop

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This look I loved because of the fringing aspect I sneaked in. With all these 70’s trends floating around, I couldn’t help but popping in some fringing to this outfit which is seen on the black leather jacket as well as on the top of these gorgeous thigh high boots, another key trend for A/W. I’ve then paired this with a gorgeous iridescent necklace and evening box bag to compliment the iridescent look of the dress.

Look 4;

Finn Dress -Motel Rocks       Jacket, boots and bag – New look       Necklace-Topshop

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This final look is one I really love. This necklace matches the shimmer as well as the colouring of the Finn dress perfectly and compliments the dress as well, not being too over the top or understated. I have then matched these gorgeous black suede heels, again sneaking in the fringing which I think gives another aspect of definition and style to the outfit. Finally I have topped it with this stunning PVC /Leather trench coat with these large pockets great for holding your phone and a lippy. This coat will truly make a statement entrance to your destination, ready for the unveiling of the rest as well.

Look 5;

Finn Dress- Motel Rocks        Coat – New Look         Shoes and Necklace – Topshop

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I had so much fun creating this post, fashion is truly my favourite thing and actually styling outfits is something I find so interesting and exciting to do. Let me know if you enjoyed this post and if you will purchasing any of these items or looks after this post, even if you have been inspired. I know I am definitely heading over to Motel to order my Finn Dress and after spending ages deciding on what shade I’ve decided….BOTH! So make sure you too head over and check out the rest of their Partywear range which hopefully I will showing a lot more of ASAP!

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Until next time, Stay Sassy xox