Treat Yo Self: Halloween Edition.
Welcome to a new segment on Tea Break, the ‘Treat Yo Self’ article series. The rules are simple, we pick six ‘luxury’ items (from food to cosmetics and everything in between) that cost less than £5. Since Halloween is a WEEK AWAY, why not start the series with a spooky theme. Get your money at the ready and prepare to find the ultimate student luxuries.
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Website Image Link: https://uk.lush.com/products/halloween/sparkly-pumpkin
Where you can buy it? Lush.
Why you should treat yourself? For any students who are lucky enough to have baths in their accommodation this year, this is a must have. With a fresh smell with a hint of cinnamon, all you need to do is crumble it into your bath whilst the water’s running and enjoy. The best bit? It also has glitter! Perfect for getting ready for that Halloween party.
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Website Image Link: http://www.shakeaway.com/index.php/menu/halloween
Cost: £4.15 for a regular (Top Tip: you 10% off with your student card).
Where can you buy it? Shakeaway.
Why you should treat yourself? Chocolate milkshakes are fabulous. Turn that into a hot chocolate and that’s even better. The final touch, adding pieces of Crunchie Bar with butterscotch sauce. And as if things couldn’t get better, top it with popcorn. Milkshake perfection, especially if you ask for it hot.
The House of Mosh:
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Cost: £2 all night if you place your name on the Facebook guest list; £5 if you haven’t.
Where is it? Mosh Nightclub, Nicholas Street.
Why you should treat yourself? Three floors of cheap drinks and great music. You better dress to impress (or scare in this case) since there costumes prizes all night. You might get to win a £10, £25 or £50 bar tab! Free drinks for you and your creepy crew.
Miss Sporty’s spooktacular bundle:
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Image Website Link: http://www.superdrug.com/holiday/halloween
Where you can buy it? On Superdrug’s Website under the Halloween section.
Why you should treat yourself? Halloween is a time to look sickening. However the downside is that make-up can be expensive. This bundle from Superdrug however changes that, which comes with mascara, eye liner, lip liner, a eye shadow palette and gothic red lipstick all for a fiver. Great for sinking your Halloween fangs into.
Sweet Stores and Devilish Drinks holders with a twist:
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Cost: £8 for 2 sweet holders (The pumpkins are 2 for £3) and £5 for two drinks holders.
Where to buy the materials? Tesco
Why you should treat yourself? We at Tea Break know to hold a good Halloween party (check out this article if you don’t believe us). Not to mention this is such a clever centrepiece idea. Simply carve and hollow out the pumpkin as normal. Then fill your pumpkins with sweets (I recommend buying a sweet bucket and splitting the pack between the 2 pumpkins). Or for some creeptastic drink holders, fill your pumpkins with ice and insert your cans and bottles to keep them cool.
Velvet cat ears
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Website Image Link: http://www.newlook.com/shop/womens/jewellery-and-hair-accessories/black-velvet-lace-cat-ear-headband_388227901?productFind=search
Where to buy? New Look.
Why you should treat yourself? They’re not only purr-fect for Halloween but the lace design means that they are fashionable for daily use as well. If you’re stuck for a costume simply team these with black jeans with a matching T-shirt, some liquid eyeliner, some whiskers and you’re sorted!
We hope we’ve given you some inspiration and proved that treating yourself doesn’t have to be expensive.