Let’s face it – a Halloween celebrity and icon for most everything Fall, the beloved great pumpkin is about more than just some guy named Charlie Brown, or even Jack, for that matter.
With Halloween right around the corner, you may have noticed a lot of spooky, ookie and downright creepy posts here at Glitter Fantasy . Not hard to tell, its my favorite holiday.
Earlier in the week, we shared a ton of pumpkin recipes, so today’s #FreakyFriday blog could be about more than just pumpkin spice lattes.
(But, let me add, if you’re looking for some more ways to use ALL of your pumpkin this year, you might find some interesting ones here.)
I also just stumbled upon this recipe for DIY pumpkin wine, and would be remiss not to include it!
Rich in vitamins and enzymes that help to brighten and nourish skin, this homemade pumpkin face mask might be more beneficial than that PSL (that you know is about 1,000 calories, standard.) If you’re lazy, like me, you can always buy a pumpkin mask, which are all over the internet.
If that’s not quite the pumpkin mask you had in mind, this subtly sexy pumpkin face painting tutorial , might be more of what you had in gourd.
Sweet smelling (and adorable) Jack O’Latern pumpkin spice bath bombs (with a Woodchuck Cider or glass of pumpkin wine) would be a nice way to relax and smell fiercely festive, especially since science has shown that pumpkin pie spice is one of the top scents that turn guys on.
This should go without saying, but please use this next idea with EXTREME caution! Please be sober, have it in a safe area, away from children, and have a fire extinguisher (or two) handy.
Want to spice up your Jack O’Lantern, and make something truly impressive?
2-3 foot flames should certainly do the trick.
Television shows like Halloween Wars are often full of inspiration as well.
And, if you just want to be amused and entertained, Punkin Chunkin, where pumpkins are thrown, tossed and propelled with all sorts of homemade contraptions, for speed, distance and height, is usually televised on several stations from early October through December.
I must apologize that today’s blog wasn’t as thorough as usual; I’ve had a broken tooth that’s been giving me hell for a couple weeks now, and today it’s agonizing. Its made it hard for me to concentrate on anything longer than ten minutes. I do apologize!
If you’ve missed the last two blogs in our #FreakyFriday series, please go check them out!
Also, I ask that you please read Scary Mary, Quite Contrary – as a cosmetologist and FX makeup artist, this is one of my biggest Halloween pet peeves…and it does directly affect you and your (if you have them) children. Please give it a glance.
Wishing everyone a safe and spooky weekend!
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