Halloween has been one of my favourite times of year ever since I was little. We never really went Trick or Treating, but my Mum would decorate the house and we'd always have a pumpkin twinkling by our front door. We would watch Hocus Pocus and have a fun 'party' style dinner with lots of treats like Halloween themed crisps and cakes and it was just a good excuse to all spend the day/evening together. I've tried to carry on this tradition a little since I've had my own home and I now like to celebrate Halloween by having a bit of a pamper and a cosy movie night in with some yummy treats #grannyforlife So when an email from Boohoo popped into my inbox asking if I'd like to take part in their Halloween campaign by sharing whether I'm #HALLOWIN or #HALLOWOUT I jumped at the chance of receiving one of their onesies to snuggle up in for my pamper evening...
For me any cosy pamper evening has to start with a long hot bath or shower using my favourite Soap & Glory products. I always love using these this time of year as they get me all excited for their giant Christmas gift set which goes to half price in Boots one week in December not that I've got it marked on my calendar or anything. The original scent will always be my favourite and I love that the Clean On Me Shower Gel has a really creamy consistency with built in body lotion as it's just too chilly this time of year to be standing around in my pants applying moisturiser! After being on my feet all day at work or college I like to spend a few minutes massaging Heel Genius into my soles and then I pop on some slipper socks to keep my tootsies warm and give the cream a chance to sink into the skin properly. I get quite a lot of dryness between my fingers in the cold months so I like to slather Hand Food on throughout the day and I love how this leaves my hands feeling moisturised without making them all slippery and oily.
(Excuse my makeup free face!)
I then like to snuggle up in something cosy and comfortable, so you can imagine my excitement when my Boohoo Shelly Teddy Bear Onesie* arrived (a.k.a the onesie of my dreams!) It's like the fabric of slipper socks so is super soft against the skin and keeps you quite literally snug as a bug in a rug. I've had a bit of a nightmare with onesies in the past as I've never found one that was long enough for my legs and would end up with a very sexy gap between my onesie and slipper socks (oh the lols) so I was holding my breath a little when I tried this on for the first time, but thank heavenly jesus it fits like an absolute glove!! How cute are the little ears as well?! I'm literally obsessed with them and think they're so much more exciting than dressing up as something this Halloween I promise I'm 23 ;)
hocus pocus, mean girls, twilight
Hocus Pocus, Mean Girls and Twilight are my favourite movies to watch on Halloween (much to the Mr's delight!) I love how Hocus Pocus appeals to all ages (well to my mind it does anyway) and it reminds me of my childhood home when I'd snuggle up on the sofa with my brothers and sister and my giant TY Beanie Babies Pumpkin on Halloween afternoon (my sister does the best impression of Winnie!) I like to watch Mean Girls because of the fancy dress costumes I'm a mouse, duh and I always love The Twilight Saga this time of year because me and my sister went to see each of them at the cinema for my birthday which is in November so they get me feeling all festive.
candy, chocolate, sweets
Of course the very best thing about Halloween is the excuse to eat lots of naughty goodies - what is it about Halloween/Christmas/Easter themed chocolate that tastes so much better than normal chocolate?! I'm sure these little treats are designed for children, but I'm a sucker for cute packaging and the little evil pumpkin face chocolates really make me smile :)
I also like to paint my nails whilst watching films on a cosy pamper evening and whilst I'm rubbish at fancy nail art, I do like to have them looking slightly Halloween themed with a pretty purple or sparkly nail polish. Boohoo kindly sent me a little package of goodies with my onesie (which I'll be sharing a photo of on my Instagram very soon) which included these beautiful 'Galactica' press on nails from Elegant Touch*. I haven't used press on nails for years but I love how easy they are to apply, especially if you're rushed for time as you don't have to worry about polish smudging and they're super quick and easy as you just pop a bit of nail glue on your nail plate then press the nail on and voila! I love the metallic pink toned purple of these and they're so super shiny, I couldn't stop staring at them *insert all of the heart eyed emojis*

If you're like me and enjoy to be #HALLOWIN you can see all of Boohoo's cosy onesies and loungewear here or if you enjoy dressing up and are more of a #HALLOWOUT kind of gal you can see their fancy dress range here :)

Happy Halloween!

*PR Samples


  1. Looks so cosy! (: btw your nails look so pretty with this Galactica press on nails!!
    Nati xx

  2. I used to be obsessed with hand food! An old holy grail!

  3. Mean Girls is my favourite film haha and I can never resist a Soap & Glory offer, I love Hand Food and Heel Genius :) xx

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  4. Love your onesie x


  5. Loved this post Holly, the onesie looks SO cosy, I want one! Also, how lovely are Boohoo for sending you these lovely things x

  6. Looks like such a lovely time, beautiful photos x
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  7. I'm so glad other people just want to spend the night in watching movies. I feel kind of bad about staying in on Halloween, but all I want to do this weekend is cuddle in with some food, a movie, and some pampering. Thanks for the inspiration for my Hallowin!

  8. Sounds so nice to stay in and watch movies and pamper yourself a bit. Love the nails by the way!


  9. I am really excited to get soap and glory products and at Christmas because I've been desperate to try them all year and I've been hearing such good things about them especially within the blogging community ! That onesie is adorable .. I might have to get one it's seriously me defined in fabric hehe :) Also I think your make up less face is lovely , I didn't notice you had no make up on until you said ! I'm very jealous of your skin hehe :)

    Lots of love, Marianne xxx


  10. I'm in too! Jealous of all your goodies! Have a great night xx
    Glossy Boutique

  11. I love the nails! Glad to know I'm not the only one who spent Halloween partying in bed with my PJs on haha x