We know everyone else posts themed beauty picks for different holidays, but I don't think witch stuff should be limited to the crisp and chilly vibes of October. I'm a closeted goth who's ready to celebrate Halloween in July. And March. And all the other months.
I have a pretty witchy aura. I'm super-pale, wear black almost exclusively, and have had a life-long desire to possess the powers of Samantha from Bewitched, so there's a very prominent witchiness emanating from my persona.
Plus, if you think about it, beauty editors are kind of witches in their own way, what with all the mixing of various products to create an exquisite, otherworldly result. When I think of all of the lotions and oils I blend together on a daily basis to make myself smell enticing, I feel pretty spooky.
If you are keen on adding some witchy, mystical steez to your life, cue up this track and then look no further than the products below.
Lush Ceridwen's Cauldron Bath Melt is an Ophelia-worthy blend of rose and lavender, combined with oats and walnut oil that make bath time all soothing and frothy. Forget the idea that witches have nasty, wart-ridden skin. You're going to be a witch with skin like buttah, thankyouverymuch.
Now all you need is to light a few candles. Might I suggest ...
Catbird's Tarot Deck Candle. Sometimes there are candles that smell amazing when you sniff them from the jar, but as soon as you light them they kind of smell like... nothing. Catbird's candles do not fall into this category. They fill a room with noticeably gorgeous scents that make everything seem so much cozier.
Tarot Deck is made to smell like incense perfume, Turkish rose, and pencil shavings. Pencil shavings! So dreamy. Like someone who's been up all night sketching something beautiful in a garden. That makes sense, OK?
Long Winter Soap Co.'s Dark Side Perfume Oil is made by an indie brand based on Etsy that creates super-unique, all-natural oils with mega-interesting scents. Dark Side is a rollerball with notes of cedar, clove, patchouli, and smoky vanilla, so I don't know why they didn't just name it We Made This For Hannah Perfume Oil.
It's perfect for those days when you want to smell like a deliciously enticing mystery. So, every day.
Urban Decay's "The Glinda" and "The Theodora" Palettes were created for Disney's newest release, Oz The Great And Powerful, and were inspired by Mila Kunis and Michelle Williams's respectively smoldering and ethereal characters. Basically, a palette for the naughty girl and palette for the nice girl. I'd suggest buying both since I'm a pretty multifaceted human being, and they both include stellar shades of intensely-pigmented shadow (I favour the lush greens of Theodora, intended for eyes only, not all over the face), an eyeliner, and one of the brand's fantastic lipstick pencils.
I'm a sucker for a well-named product, and Deborah Lippmann's Nail Color in "Bitches' Brew" (a shimmery berry) and "Dark Side Of The Moon" (opaque eggplant) both evoke incredible imagery for me. Try "Bitches' Brew" for those days when you won't take any crap from anywone, and "Dark Side Of The Moon" for bouts of introspective, spell-casting moodiness (or those Pink Floyd listening parties you have all the time). You paint your nails to match your mood, right?
Now tell me your favourite spell-casting beauty products so that I can be the Witch Queen of Everything, please and thank you.