Apologies for my latest disappearance, I haven't written a blog post in about a month and a half, and I'm really not happy with myself for that. I don't want to go into a lot of detail because this space, my blog, and all of your blogs, is my escape from all of the other things going on in my life, my escape from reality really, and I hate talking about myself and my 'feelings' anyway.. But seeing as most days I struggle with the motivation to even get out of bed and get dressed, it's kind of inevitable that my blog has been at the back of my mind for the past few weeks, and it's one of those things where the longer you leave something, the harder it becomes to do it. Also my internet is being a bitch, but I won't even go there!
Thank you to everyone who has stuck with me through my constant hiatuses, it really does mean a lot, and I've met some wonderful people through this blogging world. I think a giveaway is in order really, to thank you all! I've never done one before so it's about bloody time!
To ease myself back into proper blogging, here are a few Instagram pictures as a kind of update. It hasn't all been gloom and doom, I find lots of kitty snuggles, comforting baths, interesting reads, baking and plenty of new treasures from my beloved Etsy can do you the world of good!
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♥ No October is complete without a few viewings of The Nightmare Before Christmas ;) Seeing as I'm a Halloween baby, when I was younger me and my mam used to have a tradition of watching NBC the morning of my birthday!
♥I went a bit crazy with all of the Halloween treats...
♥Some Halloween-themed birthday cakes I wouldn't mind blowing the candles out on next week!
♥ Amazing black lace trimmed umbrella with a skull handle from River Island.
♥ Metallic red eyeshadow patted over Nars Velvet Matte lip pencil in Cruella, LOVE.
♥ Pretty bat nail decals!
♥ My first Pumpkin Spice Latte of the year (obsessed with everything pumpkin lately).
♥ My first attempt at making cupcakes for my knitting group, of course they were spookily decorated! The spider ones were red velvet cupcakes with whipped cream, black sugar crystals and plastic spiders to decorate them, while the orange ones were pumpkin spice (DELICIOUS) with disastrous orange icing and little batty and orange sprinkles! They went down very well!
♥ Got Felix a Halloween outfit; He was NOT impressed! But look how adorable he looks :3
♥ Flossie giving me bitchface as I try to move her off of the clean laundry..
♥ Snuggles with Felix.
♥ Curled up on my bed.. She left a big puddle of drool for me, how nice!
♥ I've been thoroughly stuck into Ash by James Herbert for the past week, finished it last night, excellent read!
♥ My Victorian ghost lady bookmark from Etsy, such a eerie and unique idea!
♥ Huge ass garden spider outside my front door.. *runs away*
♥ Found another creepy bookmark (It's a hologram!) in a tiny little shop in Co.Mayo that did not look like it would sell scary things like this!
♥ Second attempt at making red velvet cupcakes, this time with proper cream cheese frosting!
♥ They turned out pretty well if I may say so myself ;)
♥ Nellie got a cupcake because I dropped it on the floor taking it out
of the oven, she had already nicked off with a bit before I could
♥ Close up of the pretty red heart sprinkles.
♥ Simply uh-mazing black glitter spider fascinator I bought from Etsy for my birthday celebrations :)
♥ Pretty sheer black lacey patterned tights.
♥ More spider hair decorations! Love the polka dot tulle.. And the huge (but not alive..) spider!
♥ Been looking for a pair of tights like these sheer black heart print ones for ages!
♥ Pretty black rose hairclip with added spookiness in the form of some spiderwebs!
♥ My favourite gothic chandelier earrings from Restyle :)
♥ Obscenely pink and fluffy bath water thanks to Lush's Comforter bubble bar.
♥ The bat decals in action!
Well, that's it! If you want to follow me on Instagram, I am @grotesqueburlesque. The quick and easy nature of Instagram means I update a lot on there, but I *will* try my hardest to post a lot more on here from now on!
What are everyone's plans for Halloween? I was hoping to go to Alton Towers's Scarefest in England for my birthday, but the trip turned out to be quite expensive for a two-night break so I've got other things planned instead! Namely, my first tattoo and finally taking the plunge and going for copper red hair!