Pumpkin Carving Antics♥

Halloween. The one time that it actually seems enjoyable to get your hands sticky and covered in pumpkin guts, getting over excited like a child. Pumpkin carving is so creative and it is a task of which I enjoy every time the end of October comes around. I especially love the finished pumpkins with tealights lighting up various rooms in the house, hopefully looking vaguely scary, but most of the time not actually doing so (in my case, anyway...). Not so long ago, we carved our pumpkins to decorate our home and thought we would share our designs with you today.

When carving pumpkins, we cut a hole from the bottom rather than the top. This is a different technique to what I have usually done with my family in the past, but it so much easier! You no longer have that worry that the lid won't fit back into it's original hole, and the bottom can just be discarded, leaving the tealight on the surface you are putting your pumpkin on, rather than the pumpkin flesh itself. (Mmmm...pumpkin flesh...tasty).

The particular pumpkins that we used were from Morrisons for only 50p, which I thought was a bargain. So much fun for 50p, eh? 

This year, I decided to go for a less traditional pumpkin, one of which was not a scary face, but instead an attempted crescent moon with bats.

And my sister, the other owner of this blog, did a more original pumpkin. A scary Halloween face that looks awesome in the dark.

How have you carved your pumpkins this year? Send us photos on twitter, @floralandcoral , we'd love to see your creative ideas!

Top Autumn Drugstore Lip Picks♥

Lipsticks are definitely my favorite ever makeup products created, and always have been, so narrowing my autumnal shades down to a top five was not something of which I found easy to do. (I do now feel terrible for the ones that I have left behind, but that's life, we just gotta roll with it). I just live for bold lips and so when the leaves begin to yellow even the tiniest bit I dig out my collection and go cray cray for them, fitting as many different ones in as I possibly can in one day. The deep reds, deep purples, plums and even darker nudes I adore endlessly but when October arrives I finally have a reasonable excuse to dig them out. 

From left to right - W7 Teddy Bear, Natural Collection Raspberry, Rimmel Kate Moss 107, Soap and Glory Nudist.

Oh me oh my, this lipstick is amazing, although highly cliche, sorry guys. I am sure you have heard so many other people talking about this product at the moment as it is, for many people, THE autumn lipstick. It's beautiful matte finish helps it's staying power to be phenomenal and it's wine pigment is gorgeous for this season. Cant go wrong for just £5.49!

This lipsticks literally costs only £1.99 and lasts hours upon hours. It is a beautiful muted pinky red that goes perfect with a gold/brown smoky eye and a blushed, contoured cheek. It is like nothing I have seen before and so for that, I love it! It is not a berry tone, not a nude tone, but not a pink tone, it is all three in one. Love, love, love.

This shade is actually really similar to the Rimmel one, except that it does contain some shimmer and is slightly more red toned. But, apart from that, it is practically identical. Again, it has a gorgeous matte consistency that helps it to stay put for hours. It is also a little cheaper and so if you are looking for a less expensive option that won't burn a hole in your 
pocket, this one would probably be better for you.

I do love this all year round, but Autumn is the perfect time to put it in use. Recently, Soap And Glory have released a new packaging and reduced the price. The new packaging is smaller and more compact than this one, and so would be more useful for handbag use. The consistency of this is gorgeous and it sits so beautifully, giving a good, not over the top, amount of gloss. The colour is very 'my lips but better' and so therefore is very natural indeed, a great option for everyday if you are a little more cautious of the bold, berry tones.

What are your current lip obsessions? Let us know!

Autumn Sundays♥

That time of year has arrived again when the trees begin to take on their vibrant yellows, reds and oranges whilst we all cuddle up at home with candles, netflix and blankets. It is my all time favorite time of the year and so this fine Sunday afternoon we decided to hop off out at make the most of it, taking cameras, scarves and welly boots with us a long the way. So, why not share our day to you on our little place on the internet for you to enjoy (hopefully...) just as much as we did..Warning, there are a lorra lorra photos to come!

 We found a lil' froggy along the way.

What do you like to do around this time of the year? Let us know, we do love to chat!