Sunday, July 24, 2016

Red Deer Grove's Gothic and Horror Themed Perfumes and Oils

Before you decide that this is like super weird, give it a chance! I definitely overlooked this store several times, but I finally looked at what they had to offer and it's actually quite cool. Take a look at Red Deer Grove's horror themed perfumes and oils on Etsy. Let's hope they smell less disturbing than they look.

I suppose one way to step into a dark Victorian era London is just to use this Penny Dreadful perfume oil on yourself. Or you could lightly spray it on your house! Either way, the scent sounds really bold and bad ass "Heady, spiced, opulent and erotic, this scent is not for the timid." Pretty much the feeling of the show!

The fragrance of this Ghost Gardenia perfume sounds just as mystical as they are wanting. I can imagine it having a beautifully haunting smell with the musk and gardenia mixed together. I wonder if you would leave people feeling cold after passing by? That would be a worth while spooky fragrance!

Smelling like the Goddess of magic, necromancy, and the dead might intimidate some people. Clearly they can't handle a strong woman, am I right? This Hecate perfume has a wicked, spicy and warm scent that is bound to ward off men or women who don't share the same devilish characteristics as you.

This fragrance is based off of one of my favorite Greek Goddesses, Persephone. The scent of this Persephone perfume is lush, warm, womanly, and shadowed. This embodies this beautiful Goddess perfectly. I wouldn't mind smelling like the Goddess of the Underworld - I think every woman secretly has this desire!

I laughed so hard when I saw this Stalker fragrance. Can you imagine someone saying "Oh wow, what's the smell, it's great!" then you reply "Oh I smell like a stalker." What a great conversation starter, hehe! I have a feeling this is actually for men and not women (if you take a look at the description of the item.) Which by the way is incredibly creepy in a very perfect way.

I'm sure you've been dying to get Norman Bates fragrance oil. Maybe you're into mama's boys? Apparently this smells really good, like "fresh out of the shower good". That made me chuckle, I love it. They also have Gacy and Jeffery Dahmer themed oils.

You know, surprisingly, I've always wanted to know how Hannibal Lecter smelled like. Is that weird? He's quite sophisticated so it can't be that weird right? This Lecter fragrance spray will answer all my curiosities! Apparently it smells weird, but not unpleasant? If anyone does get this I really want to know what that weirdness is!

I think that this is such an awesome gift idea. This Walking Dead Survivors gift set has seven different fragrances based on characters like Rick, Daryl, Carol (yay!), Glen, etc. I feel like every fragrance definitely honors each character. The biggest question is do I want to risk smelling like a Walker?

I know it sounds silly, but you should really look at Red Deer Grove's horror themed perfumes and oils on Etsy. The price is really reasonable compared to most places you buy cologne or perfume, plus it's horror themed. What do you guys think? Comment down below!

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Halloween and Horror Shop of the Week: Clown Coffins

The name of this Etsy shop is pretty misleading, as it's not exclusively clowns (if that's what you were hoping for. I'm a bit relieved, personally!) This store has a lot of cool totes that are great for trick or treating or just for shopping at the grocery store. Not only that, but they have cool throw pillows with their designs too! Clown Coffins on Etsy has a lot of cool stuff - come check it out!

I have a soft spot for vintage items, so when I saw this Halloween decorative children in vintage style costume pillow I knew I needed it. If costumes looked like this still I would be definitely be scared on Halloween.

I've never seen anything like this before. I think the art style of this priestess in a coffin is really unique and oddly alluring. Even with how vibrant the colors are, it's still fairly sinister.

This is a beautiful piece and I'm glad it comes in both tote and pillow form. The Gothic bat girl looks like royalty. She looks like she may be hiding something devious in her hands.

I want to take this Edgar Allan Poe vintage tote with me everywhere. I love the Raven and Devil lingering around Edgar as he's driving that retro car.

I'm not sure why this ghost in haunted mansion throw pillow shows him in a bedroom. I do like the decor, but I think I would have rather seen him in front of a grand Victorian spiral staircase.

I love the trees in the background of the Halloween parade tote. They're so twisty and gnarly and look really frightening! The bright colors of their costumes almost offset the spooky background.

The Lady Cottontail tote is really interesting. It almost looks like something from Alice in Wonderland. Though, it's definitely Clown Coffins' own disturbing creation!

This is definitely more decorative than the rest. The Halloween bunny rabbit is wearing a creepy vintage clown outfit. These are the kinds of clowns that really freak me out.

Aren't these really awesome, even though they are super colorful? I think I would like to get a bunch of totes by Clown Coffins on Etsy. Especially for trick or treating - then I can get a bunch of candy. Or at least make the kids get it for me! Comment below and tell me what you think!

Friday, July 22, 2016

Decorative LED Light Bulbs for Halloween

I love decorating for Halloween. I definitely start earlier than most people, because I just like having my house look a little freakier than most. Yes, I'm the weird one in my cul de sac, but I am proud and the trick or treaters love it! These LED Halloween light bulbs are a fantastic way to make your house incredibly festive. The different shapes will put either fun or disturbing Halloween illustrations all over the house. Come take a peek.

Plugging in this flying bat bulb would give your house a really cool cavernous feeling!

Not like I don't have enough issues with spiders. This spider LED light bulb would give arachnophobics the chills.

All I can think of when I see this skeleton LED bulb is the "Spooky Scary Skeletons" song! They just look like they're dancing and having so much fun.

This small red pumpkin LED light is more kid friendly. It isn't super scary and could even be passed off as a little night light.

I can see this being a little disturbing. The funny face pumpkin LED bulb would show lots of creepy faces all over the walls.

The crossbone pumpkin LED light bulb is pretty simple. I think I would rather see the traditional skull and crossbone look. It's more cheerful than ominous unfortunately.

I'm actually really happy to see a flying witch LED light bulb. Just the illusion of having a cackling witch on my walls makes me happy. There aren't enough spooky witch decorations since sugar skulls have become more trendy.

I love the colors on this haunted witch LED light bulb. It definitely would give your home a more sinister feeling rather than joyous.

If I had to pick a favorite, the haunted witch LED light bulb is my favorite. I think purple and red make a evil duo. What do you think of these Halloween themed LED light bulbs? Comment below!

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Cast Eerie Yet Comforting Candlelight Shadows in Your Home

As much as I love pumpkin carving, some years I honestly forget about it. Not only that, but all that hard work just ends up going in my compost after two to three weeks. I want all those awesome shadows to shine all year around! These laser-cut wood candle holders by Elise Koncsek on Etsy are an awesome way to cast shadows forever.

This rib cage tea light holder is nice for a house with an apothecary or medical/anatomical decor theme. I can definitely see this being used during all of October to give your house an eerie feeling.

Is it just me, or are silhouettes of dying trees on your wall or windows really freaky? I know it's a bit stereotypical, but I'm always wondering what's lurking outside in the middle of the night. You won't need moonlight if you had this Raven in Branches candle box! This will give the illusion of being alone in a creepy cabin out in the middle of nowhere.

This is a great way to freak out your arachnophobe friends! The black widow laser cut out projects this huge spider on your wall. The coolest part, in my opinion, is the red hourglass that just glows. I honestly can see using this all year around. I don't know why, but has a very mystical feeling about it.

Instead of a disturbing image, this Cat in Window laser cut wood tea light holder is a warmer, cozier Halloween option. If you're a bit of a crazy cat lady (like myself) then you can definitely appreciate this for all seasons. It's slightly welcoming, so maybe this would be a better option if you have kids.

Even though it's hard to tell that this is supposed to be a Crow Skull cut out, I actually like it. It almost looks like a piece of stained glass. Now that I know about its macabre theme, I can appreciate this for myself.

These laser-cut wood candle holders by Elise Koncsek on Etsy are really awesome. What do you think of them? I've noticed that these laser cut candleholders come and go really quick, so if you're interested in something I would jump on it fast. Check out more of these and tell me about some of your favorites!

Monday, July 18, 2016

New Children's Books for Halloween 2016

I think most of us during Halloween are going to be preoccupied with the kids. I know I am, since it is on a Monday this year (darn.) I will be watching some of my nieces and nephews so I want to have as many activities as possible. These Halloween children's books look like a lot of fun. Most of them will be out later on this year, so keep your eyes peeled!

I think this is going to be an interesting story. The Bone Soup book is about a hungry skeleton who is infamous for his voracious appetite. When he moved to a new town on Halloween, no one would share their food with the forever starving skeleton. So now Finnigin needs to find a way to stir up new ideas to fill his tummy. Maybe there is a message about caring and sharing? Either way, this book has some cute and creepy illustrations that are great for elementary kids. It has a little Tim Burton feel to it.

One of my favorite activities to do with the kids is playing with sticker books. This My Little Book of Spooky Stuff looks like it would be a lot of fun. The stickers look like they come straight from a comic book, and they're a little sketchy. That kind of edgy and chaotic style gives the book a more eerie feeling rather than cutesy. There are plenty of scary characters in this activity book that the kids will adore.

I remember reading this young adult novel called "Which Witch?" that I really loved reading (in the middle of summer.) This I Want to Be a Witch book reminds me of that book because both stories push against the traditional rules of being a witch. Instead of a creepy, gross, and malevolent witch, this little girl wants to change what a witch should be.

This book is built on a moral code! The book Brunhilda's Backwards Day is about a witch who always wakes up on the wrong side of the bed. She thrives on being mean and causing suffering for her neighbors. Then one day her cat decides to stir up trouble which turns this mean witch around. She wakes up on the right side of the bed, takes care of herself, and is suddenly generous. Clearly, the message that being a good person is more rewarding, is great for the kids. You can be a good person and still have disturbing thoughts, right?

These brand new books for Halloween on Amazon this year look like they would be a lot of fun. I know my kids would enjoy all of these books, but would yours? Tell me about it down below!