Wish List # 3

Yes, this is a Halloween themed wish list.  I love Halloween, it means for a whole month I get to decorate my house with Halloween decorations (the Flowerspot in Woodmead Value Mart always sells amazing – and affordable – Halloween decor) and watch horror movies.  The month of October also means watching Halloween-inspired makeup tutorials on Youtube – love watching them!

1.  Sugar Skull & Daisies Earrings – I am obsessed with these earrings!  So much so, that I ordered them off Etsy last week.  They’re still on my wish list because I’m ‘wishing’ / hoping they’ll arrive in time for Halloween.  Retails for around R 200,00 (including shipping) from Etsy here.

2.  Star Wars Dog Hat – seriously, how cute does that dog look!?  I just can’t…  Jeze and Charlie both have little caps that I bought them 2 years ago for Christmas.  Charlie just sits with the cap on his head and with that exact same expression on his face as the little dog in the picture.  Jeze doesn’t take nonsense and shakes it off her head as soon as it’s on.  So I might just get Charlie the one for next year…  Retails for around R 300,00 (including shipping) from Etsy here.

3.  Skull iPhone Case – this one is super cheap from eBay.  I have more phone cases than 1 person should own, but I like to change it up every now and then.  I don’t own a Halloween themed case and think it’s about time I got one.  I am loving skulls at the moment, so this one is perfect.  Retails for around R 17,00 (yes, that’s right R 17,00 and you get free shipping) on eBay here.

4.  Halloween Cupcake Decorating Kit – perfect for Halloween cupcakes – it includes the cupcake cases (in 2 designs) and cupcake toppers (in 4 designs).  I might try out a new cupcake recipe this year, maybe something with pumpkin or PSL flavour.  Yum!  Retails for around R 160,00 (including shipping) on eBay here.

5.  China Glaze Halloween 2011 Collection – I love holiday collections, especially a Halloween themed collection.  This one is the collection from 2 years ago, and included 2 creme polishes, 2 glitter polishes, 1 crackle polish (not my favourite type of polish) and the signature glow-in-the-dark polish they repromote every year.  This specific ‘mini’ type collection contained a green glitter, the glow-in-the-dark polish, the crackle black polish and a fast drying top coat.  Because it’s an old collection, it’s quite pricey on eBay.  Retails for R 300,00 (including shipping) on eBay here.

6.  Spike Headband – another very affordable item off eBay.  I must admit, I cheated with this one because I’ve also already purchased it on eBay (just waiting for delivery).  They come in an array of colours, but black is my favourite.  Retails for around R 20,00 (plus free shipping) on eBay here.

7.  Halloween Hair Ties – I don’t know what it is about these types of hair ties, but I just love them.  They don’t pull the hair as tight and they don’t leave a crease in the hair.  So you can wear your hair in a pony for the whole day, and then wear your hair down at night without having to run your straightener through it.  I have a mother load of these (in pastel colours, black, grey and beige) but don’t own any Halloween colours.  Retails for around R 150,00 for 6 (including shipping) from Etsy here.

8.  Skull Soap – I honestly don’t know why us South Africans aren’t that big on Halloween like the Americans are, it’s such a fun time of the year.  This skull soap would be awesome for the guest bathroom.  You can choose between a black or white soap – black is pumpkin spice scented and white is orange clove scented.  Retails for around R 200,00 (including shipping) from Etsy here.

9.  Halloween Bunting – you guys know I love me some bunting!  These a printable bunting flags, so you purchase the item on Etsy and the seller will send you the PDF document on email.  You are then able to print as many flags as your heart desires.  There are 3 different designs included in this listing.  Retails for around R 50,00 from Etsy here.

I hope you guys are decorating your houses with Halloween decorations?

P.S.  If Ghoulish Glow (the glow-in-the-dark polish) is what you’re after, China Glaze just recently released their Halloween 2013 collection.  I’ll be doing a blog post on the new Halloween collections in a couple of days, so keep a lookout for that.  Anyway, Ghoulish Glow has been repromoted again this year and you can purchase it separately on eBay for around R 90,00 (including shipping) here.



  1. Lily 1 October 2013 / 22:55

    I’m not much of a Halloween decorator, I’m not too sure why…but I go for a Halloween Cupcake Decorating kit any day! And the bunting is adorable!

    PS-Your girly skull is so cute! :) Also, do you have a Twitter account? Would love to follow you!

    Lily | beautywithlily.blogspot.com

    • Luzanne 2 October 2013 / 08:56

      Really? Wow, I always thought all Americans love to go all out on Halloween (a bit silly of me, now thinking about it).

      Yes, I do have a Twitter account! :) My name is: PinkPeoniesBlog

      What’s your Twitter name? xxx

      • Lily 3 October 2013 / 05:58

        There are a lot of people that go all out. My mom never did, I think that’s why I’m like that. I prefer the harvest-y decor more.

        Just followed you, I’m LilianaAyala07 ❤️

  2. adajeannie 2 October 2013 / 07:53

    Two kids? YES I have to dress them up and go “trick or treat” cause its all about the sweets :)

    • Luzanne 2 October 2013 / 08:51

      That’s so cool! What are they getting dressed up as this year?

  3. Lauren Henderson 2 October 2013 / 08:37

    We’re not that big on Halloween either but I always add a few decorations. It’s something to look forward to each year!

    Lovely wish list, Luzanne! You always find such interesting things!

    Lauren xxx

    • Luzanne 2 October 2013 / 08:52

      I completely agree! It’s definitely something exciting to look forward to!

      Thank you for the compliment, Lauren! x

  4. Chicara 2 October 2013 / 08:42

    Awesome list! I freaking love Halloween. I love the decorations and dress up and scary makeup. I actually love most American traditions. I’m an American teenager stuck in a 30 year old South African body. Haha.

    Chi Chi would hate that hat. She doesn’t like any form of clothing or accessory. She’s nothing like her mama.

    October is my fave month. My Birthday and Halloween! :-)

    • Luzanne 2 October 2013 / 08:50

      I’m exactly the same – big on Halloween, Easter and Christmas. My house is always decorated during those times of the year! The kids used to ‘Trick or Treat’ and dress up in the estate but they don’t really do that anymore. :(

      It kind of sucks that I’ll only have my Halloween decorations up for half a month this year bit I guess it’s better than nothing!

      Yes, October must be the best month for you!! 😉 x

  5. Margs 3 October 2013 / 15:03

    Hi there
    I’m interested to see that you’re buying everything off Etsy and eBay? Do you have things delivered directly from them to SA? What is postage like? And don’t you get massive Customs fees (and delays!!!).
    That crackle polish and glow in the dark polish you can find on bidorbuy.co.za for around R15-R25 – here’s some examples…

    • Luzanne 3 October 2013 / 21:52

      Hi Margs :) I love buying on Etsy and eBay! Yes, all my items are delivered from wherever the sellers are based to SA. Both eBay and Etsy work whereby sellers from all over the world sell their products to anyone (well, it depends…some sellers prefer to only ship to certain countries, so you’ll have to check). You also kind of need to ‘shop around’ to find the sellers who ship for the lowest price (a lot of sellers from Asia offer free shipping). Customs fees are not always bad (some sellers indicate parcels as ‘gifts’ so then you don’t pay any duties / taxes), the norm is usually 10% of the value of anything over R 100, if I remember correctly. :) In terms of delays, some parcels arrive within 2 weeks, others arrive after a month. I’m used to waiting for parcels to arrive, so I don’t mind it. eBay (and PayPal for Etsy) usually protect the buyers against lost/ stolen parcels, I have always received refunds if I did not receive my parcel.

      Thanks so much for the links – will def check them out! :) x

    • Luzanne 3 October 2013 / 21:45

      They are awesome, aren’t they?? 😉

  6. Ronel Marais 13 October 2013 / 10:50

    I love halloween but I dont even decorate the house like you do. Maybe its time I got some stuff for decoration? Will have to look far and wide because I live in the bloemies at the moment. :(

    • Luzanne 15 October 2013 / 00:15

      Oh no! I hope you find some decorations for Halloween, Ronel. Otherwise you can always search the web for some halloween-y decor crafts? That should be fun! 😉

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