I LOVE Halloween. I love the majority of things about it. Dressing up. Dark nights. Pumpkins. But what I do not like is HORROR. I cannot stand horror films simply because they terrify me. This blog post is my little guide on how to enjoy and get the most out of Halloween if you are a scaredy cat like me! Here is a little list of things that will get you into the Halloween Spirit if you do not like horror!
Bath Bomb- Ellie Bomb Cosmetics
“A calming, floral accord with powdery dry floral, sweet orange, delicate green leaf and chamomile on a heart of mimosa and violet leaf. Resting on a soothing base of sandalwood, amber, musk and vanilla flower”.
The main ingredients are Lavender, Vanilla and Chamomile Fragrance Oils. Caster Oil is another ingredients which is really good for your skin and is very nourishing.
I want to focus on the smell of this bomb because it is bloody brilliant. Imagine you are walking in a forest, you stumble across a witches cottage, you walk in, there is a glass potion bottle on the shelf, you open the lid and smell the potion. That smell, is what this bath bomb smells like. I know that probably sounds really weird. You are just going to have to smell it out for yourself right? It does smell very sweet(vanilla) but then there is another smell that makes this bomb so unique! Maybe it is the Chamomile!
In the water this bomb was fab. I thought it was just going to be red and black but NOPE. Halfway through I was pleasantly surprised with colours of blue and pink! Overall, this made the water a deep deep dark purple/black. Very Halloween-ey. Regarding the fizz, it was a slow fizzer and it floated around my bath which I absolutely loved! A perfect bath bomb. Perfect Halloween aesthetic too.
Ellie Bath Bombs do a wide range of products if you do not want any Halloween themed ones!
Read a spooky book
Last year my spooky book was IT, I couldn’t get into it and ended up reading a creepy manga instead. This year my spooky book was The Woman In Black by Susan Hill. I have just finishes reading this, I am sure a lot of you know the story of The Woman In Black or have heard of it before as it is a very popular film. I tried to watch the film years ago but it was too scary. The book freaked me out too!
This was a very spine chilling book. The ghost story which it tells is honestly terrifying. The book didn’t always keep me on edge which made it readable for me. But there were parts where I had to put my book down and turn the light on/ get out of the bath because I got scared (told you I was a scaredy cat). It honestly is a great book though, it is pretty short and easy to read. I loved the detailed descriptions throughout the book and how well the author describes feelings and sounds. Not much character development. I would give this book a 3.5/5 especially because there is a cute friendship with the main character and a dog.
Watch a ‘spooky’ TV programme- Hilda
So, I saw “Hilda” advertise on Netflix and I thought it was going to be more Halloween themed than it was. But, it still was AMAZING. Hilda is a Netflix Original Series about a young girl called Hilda who has blue hair and she is fearless. She travels from her home which is in the middle of a forest full of elves and giants to the city of Trollberg where she makes friends with humans for the first time. I love the diversity in this series, as you can see from the image, one of the main characters is a black girl and a girl wearing a hijab is featured throughout. Love that! Hilda has a fox/deer pet called Twig! Elves, cute creatures, a wood man that brings them wood and much more are in this programme. Give it a watch!
Hilda isn’t spooky at all but I will tell you what is. The Scream series on Netflix. Really good. But scary.
Halloween Sweet Treats
Whilst you are doing all of the things mentioned above. You need to snacks right! Get yourself some sweet treats! The majority of places will do Halloween themed chocolate. I highly recommend the Goo Heads Creme Eggs from Cadbury’s. They are basically a cream egg but smaller so less sweet, they are really nice! The orange flavoured candy floss is from Tiger. I was excited to try this but have realised that it isn’t suitable for vegetarians as it contains E120 which is basically from crushed beetles. Around this time of the year, I also love eating Halloween themed gingerbread!
I hope you enjoyed this, thanks for reading! Lets talk about Halloween, do you like horror films or are you like me? How do you like to celebrate Halloween? Have you plans for the day?
*whilst some of these products were gifted, all opinions are my own*