Some of you who have been around for a little while might remember I used to be a member of the Crown & Glory Glitterati. It's a monthly subscription box of hair accessories, usually with a monthly specific theme. I cancelled it in the run up to the wedding because well, weddings are expensive and I couldn't justify it when I had wedding stuff to buy! I haven't rejoined it since, but this month was the first month I have been really gutted to miss out on. Because Halloween is my jam. I love Halloween, and the Halloween box is always the cutest!
I caught a glimpse of a few photos of the boxes on instagram and commented how fab they were, and how this was the first box I've been sad to miss out on. A couple of days later I got an email from Lisa-Marie, of Last Year's Girl. She'd seen my comment and wanted to know if she could send me some bits from her Glitterati box. How sweet is that?! After much delight at her adorable gesture on my end and a couple of emails, she was kind enough to pop it in the post for me!
When it arrived, I was totally blown away, she'd had a change of heart and had sent me the whole damn thing! She popped the cutest card in it with a little note to me about how she couldn't resist, because 'Halloween is basically Kitty-fest anyway'. All the feels! Such a lovely thing to do, from someone I've never even met in person. Just the sweetest thing. So I had to share what she sent me!
The first thing to catch my eye was this teensy kitty hair clip, you know I was going to love that! The red glittery eyes are a nice touch, it's pretty small, so you could easily work this into an outfit for work to still feel spoopy on the daily, in a discreet way.
This little vampire cutie totally stole my heart! Look at those big sad eyes, and those cute little heart cheeks. What an endearing little chap!
One of the staples of the subscription box is these no-snag hair ties. Glitter is always a good thing, and the one with studs is very rock and rool cool. The other is a more traditional hair elastic with a skull on it, perfect for vamping up a quick ponytail.
This little skeleton hand is a delight, clips like this are always an easy way to make wearing your hair down look like you've made a bit more effort.
And finally, the real star of the show, this darling bat bow hair band. I plan to basically wear this every day now, even once Halloween is over! The wired headbands from Crown & Glory are always relatively flexible, so even my massive head is accommodated.
This glittery material is so lush, the sparkles pick up blues and silvers, reds, yellows, all the colours of the rainbow. It has so many dimensions to it, I might just have to wear this on the day itself.
Thank you Lisa-Marie for sending me this, it means a lot!
Halloween Homeware : Autumn Layering