Saturday, 31 October 2015

SPOOKY WEEK: Halloween Movies

I don't do scary movies. No way. No siree Bob. Nuh-huh. Nope nope nopitty NOPE.

The closest that I've ever got to watching one is when I thought I'd watch 'Final Destination'. Well. I regret that decision to this day. I only managed to watch half of it and then I had to turn it off because I am an impressionable young lady and I don't think I'd ever want to leave the house again if I'd seen it all!

So you can probably guess the type of Halloween movies that I like to watch. Here are the 4 that I've watched in the past few days. In fact, I am watching 'Hocus Pocus' whilst writing this.

Hocus Pocus
"Go to Hell!" "Oh! I've been there, thank you. I found it quite lovely."

Things I that I learnt from this film:
1. Always be nice to cats (especially black ones), as they may actually be a human cursed to spend eternity as a feline.
2. Want to stay safe from all magical things? Sit in a circle of salt.
3. Do not light suspicious looking candles if you are a virgin.

Practical Magic
This one is my absolute favourite to watch on All Hallow's Eve. This movie has everything: magic, drama, romance, comedy, Sandra Bullock and beautiful scenery and I want their house by the sea thankyoupleasemuchly.

"Always throw spilled salt over your left shoulder, keep rosemary by your garden gate, plant lavender for luck and fall in love whenever you can."

Sabrina the Teenage Witch
The movie that started it all for me. I can't remember if I saw this before I started watching the TV show or after but, who cares? All I care about is deciding which Harvey was cuter. At the moment (probably because I recently watched it), Movie!Harvey.
Also, the clothes! Did we really dress like that in the mid-90's? Fashion has come on a looooong way since then.
StTW is another example of being nice to cats.

The Addams Family
Morticia + Gomez = relationship goals.

On a related note, my Halloween costume this year is Addams Family themed as I'm going out dressed as a Homicidal Manic. (if you've seen the movie, you'll understand :D )

So my dearies. That's the end of Spooky Week 2015. I've had terrifyingly good fun and I hope you've enjoyed my rambles too.

See you in the afterlife! xx

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

SPOOKY WEEK: Lush's Halloween Bath Bombs

You would not believe the trouble I've had uploading some of these photos to my laptop! The camera and Macbook are no longer on speaking terms (God knows why) and can I find my camera connection kit so I could upload them to my iPad? No I bloody well cannot. 

Thankfully, I was able to connect the camera to my phone. Which never worked before but this time - SUCCESS!!!

*takes a deep calming breath* 

Who else loves seasonal Lush products? I know do. So when I went on their website last week to buy a moisturiser (more on that later), I decided to pop a couple of the Halloween ones into my basket too.

Oh how I loved this one so much! I'm not a huge fan of the floraly scented bath bombs, so this one is perfect for me as it's got black pepper oil in it, which gives it a bit of a kick. Next time that I'm out shopping in town, I might just have to pop into Lush and buy the shower gel version of it so I can enjoy the scent for longer. 
What also impressed me about Lord of Misrule is how pretty it made my bath water with it's lovely colours inside. 

Do not let the name deceive you. It doesn't smell like pumpkins. Instead, it's full of citrusy smells like grapefruit and lime. This is a bubble bar and boy, it really does make your bath very bubbly!

One thing that I noticed when immersing myself into the water was how soft it was! My skin feels so moisturised now.

Go careful when handling this bubble bar. It's covered in glitter, which gets everywhere! I'm yet to see if my bath is left with an orange shimmer to it. 

I'm so glad that I was able to finish this post after the aforementioned palaver. I'm wondering if my camera's not connecting because I recently updated the OS to El Capitan? idk. 

See you soon my little pumpkins! xx

Saturday, 24 October 2015

SPOOKY WEEK: The Nightmares Fear Factory

Bonjour mes petites sorciers et sorcières! Today it is exactly one week until Halloween

We don't really celebrate it in our house but I do love all things magical and spooky so I've got some special Halloween themed blogs coming up this week. woopwoop!

I have absolutely no desire whatsoever to visit The Nightmares Fear Factory in Niagara Falls, Canada (but if you pay me 675 billionty pounds, I may).

This place is the oldest haunted house in North America (the attraction is apparently built in an old coffin factory *gulps*), and it's known for taking sneaky snapshots and videos of people as they get scared shitless as they go around the place. These photos are hilare!

Here are just some of the ones that made me LOL [all credit goes to their Flickr]:


These are just too great!

Now, here's a few questions for yoooouu:
Have you ever visited this house? Did you chicken out or did you stay for the whole thing? Have you visited any haunted house or do you get scared on the Ghost Ride at a funfair? *whimpers*.

See you lovelies soon for more frighteningly good fun! xx

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Dear Annoying Customer

Hello there internet, nay, world. We need to have a chat. By which I mean that I'll be chatting and you'll be listening. Or reading. (shut up Clarey)

I work in retail. Did you know that? Well, now you do and I would like to say that I have had more than enough of the 1% of customers that my work pallies and I encounter on a daily basis. I say "1%" because 99% of people are full of sunshine, rainbows and all things sparkly, but some are definitely not.

This is a letter to twits who make me swear under my breath.

Dear Annoying Customer,
   Hey you! Yes, you! The one who just can't understand that we don't stock everything that our company makes. How much space do you think we have in the building? Or do you think we have a sewing machine out the back so we can make things on demand? Rather shockingly, we don't. Neither can we control our stock levels. That's not our job, we're just there to actually put it out.

Speaking of stock, OPEN YOUR EYES BEFORE YOU ASK WHERE SOMETHING IS!!!!! Yes, we are there to assist you (because we are assistants) but before you ask where something is, please, I beg of you, LOOK. FOR. IT. And if you've walked past said item/s and then asked, understand that we have to try extremely hard to tone down the sarcasm in our voices when we answer you.

Next thing we need to discuss is that even though we work in a shop, it doesn't make us invisible. So you can pretend all you like that we don't exist when you're complaining to your friend about everything that is wrong with our products/layout, but, get this, we can hear you. Oh, and please, if you are one of those who do acknowledge our existence, there is a wonderfully polite phrase that we all like to hear and that's "excuse me". Lovely. This means no clicking of fingers to get our attention or yelling at us demands like "WHERE ARE THE TROUSERS??!!???" Jeez. Calm down dear.

Need I say more? We are not a playground. Or a skate park. Parents, I implore you to have more control over your offspring. And stop teaching them bad habits. These include:
  • Leaving fitting rooms in a mess
  • Letting them try on all the shoes and not making them hang them up again
  • Taking items off a hanger/out of a packet and just leaving it on the floor or draped over the arm
I could go on and on, but you get the picture.

Finally, we get to the brand-new subject of charging 5p for plastic bags. *gasps* NO! THE HORROR!! 
If you don't live in England, our government has just made it legal that retailers have to charge 5p for plastic bags now for environment reasons. The rest of the UK have been doing this for a couple of years now and they're coping but oh no, not us English. Here are two instances that happened in the past week since it the law was enforced:
  1. A woman actually went to the customer service desk and asked for a refund on her bag as she "wasn't going to use it again" and
  2. A man bought his wife an £89 coat and refused to fork out the extra 5p so, get this, he tried to make her put the new coat on over the one she was wearing!! How pathetic. The wife paid the 5p in the end. And then hopefully tried to slap some sense into him.

GET. A. RUDDY. GRIP! *and...breathe*

And the moral of this story is, treat your friendly shop-worker with respect and you will get respected yourself. #wisewords

Sincerely, Me.

Thank you for having the patience whilst I had another one of my epic rants. This is why I love you all.

See you soon! xx