A LOOK AT MY PIXIE CUT OVER THE PAST SIX MONTHS

I can't quite believe it's almost been 6 months since I cut off my hair and went pixie! It's been such a fun ride and I have totally embraced all different lengths and styles so far. 

24th June
This was the first cut and oh my god I just love it! But it was extremely high maintenance because my hair is naturally wavy. So it needed constant straightening to make it look sleek and manageable because if I left it, all of the mid length hairs would kink all over the place. It was a lot of upkeep so I knew I wanted to go shorter to see how that faired.


8th July
This is the same cut as above but a little grown out and I styled it by pushing the front off of my forehead. It was a go to hairstyle as the fringe was just too long and were getting rather annoying! I also pinned the fringe back with bobby pins just so it was out of my face.


30th July
It was finally time for a cut! And it was wonderfully short! The fringe was short on my forehead, the length was just right and the sides were short enough that I didn't have to straighten it! This was a great cut and I embraced the shortness with ease.


10th September
There was a cut before this in August, but I didn't take a photo but it was more or less the same as this one. Just before this, I went to Boardmasters Festival and it was rather annoying to style. It definitely was fluffy and all over the place, but it was manageable by just brushing it and leaving it alone. The sea air wasn't my best friend.... but it wasn't the end of the world!


14th October
The cut is still short and it is super easy to manage; air dry on the evening and lightly straighten pieces in the morning depending on what is needed. But.... I'm getting a little bored with it! I know, I know, it's only been 4 months but I think I just need to change the cut itself slightly....


12th November
So I did! I am sooo in love with this cut it is UNREAL. I asked for shorter sides, a good 2 inches off of the top and the main request - the top part to be separate from the sides. If you notice in the other photos, my hair always falls to the left. So I asked the hairdresser basically cut it like a man. I wanted the sides symmetrical and the middle to be fluid enough to lay flat and to spike up if I wanted. And thats what I got! 


I really do love this cut on me and it's such a fun, funky style! But I am daydreaming about my longer hair again...


HALLOWEEN HORRORS


Halloween. All Hallow's Eve. A night where the undead is reborn, witches cast their spells over bubbling cauldrons and black cats roam the streets. It is also a night for pesky kids to knock on your door for treats or an evil trick. So instead of answering the door, eat the treats yourself and get ready for the ultimate Halloween movie binge. 


Whilst browsing my DVD shelves, struggling to decide on what to watch one night (Hocus Pocus won obvs), I realised how varied my horror section is. Not every film suits the genre exactly, but there are a few oddballs here that really make me feel really creeped out.

PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLERS
Misery. Based on Stephen King's book of the same name, it's about a writer who gets in a car crash and is rescued. Little does he know his saviour is a huge fan who is very angry about his most recent book and things get INSANE. Like tying him to the bed and keeping him prisoner insane. Very psychological and makes your heart race.
Another one that doesn't fit inside the 'horror' box is The Hole. If you want a messed up thriller, then this is your baby right here. A group of kids skip a school trip and hide out in a bunker for a few days. But after the trip is over, the guy who locks them in doesn't come back and no one knows they are there. So fucked up and there is an incredible twist that will mess with your head.
Final Destination is a crazy ride for all the right reasons. A group of kids (see how being in a group isn't the best idea?) skip death and end up being picked off one by one through crazy premonitions. One to make your heart race and full of gory and gruesome deaths too.


STRAIGHT UP HORRORS
There's no point sugarcoating these bad boys - they fit the horror genre to a T. As there are quite a few here, I'm not going to go through each one but some need an introduction. 
House Of Wax. This film is every cliche in one but it is so good - Paris Hilton is in it, do I really need to say anymore? A group of kids (what did I say about groups?) break down and decide to go to the next town for help. They end up stumbling into the town from Hell, complete with its own House of Wax, full of sinister questions. It is terrifying and possibly one of the most underrated horror movies ever.
Ouija is one of the things you have always wanted to do but should never mess with. A girl finds an Ouija board and plays it on her own, welcoming the evil spirits to reek havoc and her decision to play comes back to haunt her. Literally. Great for lovers of the good ol' jump scare.
And we have Scream, the OG of slasher films. A serial killer is on the loose, murdering high school kids one by one. Sidney is trying to figure out who the killer is whilst trying not to be next on his list, and everything else is ending in bloodshed. Scream is an absolute classic and always will be. It also has Monica from Friends in it if you need any more reasons to watch it.


THE CHILD-FRIENDLY HORRORS
 I had to include some less bloody more PG, and these three do not disappoint. 
Hocus Pocus is the ultimate Halloween movie. Want to get in the Halloween spirit? Put on Hocus Pocus. It's autumn? Put on Hocus Pocus. It's Sunday and its raining? PUT ON HOCUS POCUS. A virgin lights the black flame candle that awakens three witches that have been waiting 300 years to come back and get revenge. Pretty much everyone's favourite Halloween film and for good reason.
Hotel Transylvania and Monster House are two beautifully animated movies with some lovely stories full of ghouls and ghosts to suit the horror junkie in you. Monster House is rather scary at times, whilst Hotel Transylvania is fun and cute and warms even the coldest of hearts.


I hope you enjoyed this little film guide as much as I did! 



DVD HAUL


After reevaluating my income and what I need to be saving rather than spending, DVD's have unfortunately taken a back seat. 
But they haven't been completely out of reach as you can see because I have gathered quite a collection over the past few months! Due to the spending ban, none of these are very recent - I'm waiting for them Christmas and New Year sales, girl) so there are a mix of new releases and older ones, and a few 80's flicks in there too.

Disney brings us Moana, a dash of some 80's classics like War Games and The Goonies, a crazy Los Angeles musical, whips and chains accompanies Fifty Shades Darker and the ultimate tear jerker that is Titanic. Some absolute gems welcomed to the collection. 



STYLE APPRICIATION | CARRIE BRADSHAW


Carrie Bradshaw is the embodiment of New York. Crazy and calm. Cool and collected. Sophisticated and slutty. She has the city wrapped around her little finger. And she finally got Mr Big. Iconic.