Halloween - My Favourite Scary & Halloween Movies | Life Of Dahlia

Halloween – My Favourite Scary & Halloween Movies | Life Of Dahlia

Hey everyone, as you know October is the spooky season so it’s the perfect time to watch your favourite scary and Halloween movies, today I wanted to share with you some of my favourites.

My Favourite Halloween Movies

  • Hocus Pocus.
  • Nightmare before Christmas.
  • Corpse Bride.
  • Beetle Juice.
  • Ghost Busters.
  • The Frighteners.
  • Dark Shadows.
  • Edward Scissorhands.
  • Harry Potter (any movie)
  • House on the Haunted Hill (original with Vincent Price.)
  • The Craft.
  • The Addams Family.
  • Casper.
  • Casper Meets Wendy.
  • Sleepy Hollow.
  • The Sixth Sense.
  • House of Wax (original with Vincent Price.)
  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
  • Tales of Terror (with Vincent Price.)
  • The Raven (with Vincent Price.)
  • The Comedy of Terrors (with Vincent Price.)
  • The Abominable Dr. Phibes (with Vincent Price.)
  • Frankenstein. (original with Boris Karloff.)
  • Frankenstein’s Bride.
  • The Mummy (original with Boris Karloff.)
  • The Mummy (with ‎Brendan Fraser.)
  • The Invisible Man

  • Dracula (With Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder, Anthony Hopkins, Keanu Reeves.)
  • Practical Magic
  • ET
  • The Haunted Mansion
  • League of extraordinary gentlemen

What’s you favourite Halloween movie?

I might just have to pick out some of the ones from this list to watch this month because why not, October means its totally acceptable for spooky attire and to watch some of your favourite Halloween movies.

I hope this post inspires you to watch some of your favourite spooky movies.


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Favourite Makeup Base Products | Life Of Dahlia

Hey everyone, let’s get into it, today I’m going to be sharing with you my current favourite base products. Let me know in the comments what are your current favourite or holy grail base products.

I’ve included some from my favourite Aussie brands, which I naturally gravitate towards because I can grab them locally. Some of these are products that I use every day and others I use occasionally but really enjoy I’ll talk about this further on.


Foundations, concealers, powders

I’m not one of those people who can wear foundation all the time I will often feel like my skin is suffocating, but when I do I’ve been really enjoying the ‘Matte Velvet‘ and ‘Luminous Hydrating’ foundations by DB Cosmetics. The shade range is ok but I still have to lighten it because I’m quite fair so this is when I will use my trusty Australis ‘Match Maker Lightening Drops‘come in, I couldn’t live without them.

My current go-to concealer is the Australis ‘Bye Bye Blemish’ It can be a bit dark by I love using this under my eye because it has a slight peachy tone so it helps cover up my dark circles and its a setting concealer so I don’t have to worry about it going anywhere.

My go-to powder for setting my base is the Chi Chi Cosmetics ‘Real Minerals’ Translucent setting powder, I love this for when I’m not looking for extra coverage. I may have to look at the rest of this range once I’ve finished up some face powders in my current makeup project pan, they also have a range of shades as well as this one so we will see.


Face Primers

Savvy By DB’s ‘Smooth Finish Primer’ has been a staple in my routine for quite a few years, I really enjoy it for smoothing out my pores. I have also been enjoying the DB Cosmetics ‘Rise & Prime Luminescent Primer’ it gives a nice dewy glow, I actually really love mixing a little bit in with the ‘Luminous Hydrating’ foundation if I want a more sheer coverage.

I’m currently panning this Nutrimetics eyeshadow primer, it’s not bad actually it don’t mind it, it does help my eyeshadow last all day, who knows I may repurchase once I have finished up my bunch of other eyeshadow primers.

What are your go-to base products? let me know in the comments.

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YouTube Channel's That I'm Currently Enjoying | Life Of Dahlia

11 Youtube Channels That I’m Currently Enjoying | Life Of Dahlia

Hey Everyone, I wanted to share a fun post with you all, I’m a very visual person so I enjoy watching things to relax or learn something new. Today I’m going to share with you a list with some of my current favourite YouTube Channels that I’m enjoying watching.

When I’m feeling the effects of my illnesses I tend to want to relax, chilling out and watching something, lately that has been youtube. I’ve been discovering some new channel’s, as well as rediscovering old channels that I followed a long time ago and loving some that I’ve been following for a while now.

My Current Favourite Youtube Channels

Below are some of my current favourites, I love finding people who post unique content especially when it comes to beauty channels, I love people that have their own unique style or qualities.

  • Elle S (shadowsmoked88) – I’ve been following Elle for a while now, you may have seen me to posts inspired by some of her videos. She has a very unique style and I love that she embraces her love for Fleetwood Mac.
  • Georgia Harris – Georgia is another person I enjoy watching she does some really inspiring videos like creating her own collections or palettes inspired by the fandoms she loves. You should check out her Star Wars and Beauty & The Beast inspired videos.
  • Safiya Nygaard – This is a channel I recently rediscovered, I used to follow Safiya a long time ago and I recently rediscovered her channel I think she has some really unique content, her recent videos in Japan are a really interesting watch.
  • Makeup Struggles – I discovered Makeup Struggles through Georgia Harris or Elle S, I remember seeing one of them mention her channel so I checked it out. She does some really unique videos like re-designing palettes by well-known brands, these are a definite must watch.
  • Samantha Ravndahl– I’ve seen Samantha’s makeup looks floating around the internet but I only just discovered her channel, through Raw Beauty Kristy, They did a couple of collab videos and so I decided to check out her channel. I’ve really been enjoying her videos.
  • KitchSnitch – I’ve been following Kat’s channel for a couple of the years along with her joint channel with Hailey from ‘Just Buy The Makeup’, called ‘Beauty News’. On Kat’s channel, she does a lot of reviews on makeup as well as project pans, I really enjoy her GRWM’s and wear tests.
  • Justbuythemakeup– On Hailey’s channel she does similar reviews and project pans, If you enjoy that kind of thing I recommend both Kat and Hailey’s channels. Also If your an Aussie looking for some Australian beauty channels I also recommend them.
  • Alexa Poletti I’ve been following Alexa for a long time she does a lot of cosplay stuff but I’ve really been enjoying her recent styling videos.
  • Hellthy Junk Food– Hellthy Junk Food is a recent discovery which I discovered via Thread Banger after their recent collab, I’ve been binge-watching the videos where they make giant foods inspired by modern-day fast foods, ever wanted to know how to make a giant skittle or hashbrown these are you go to and they are really entertaining.
  • Thrifty Beauty – this is a recent channel I discovered, I’m not sure where I found them but I’ve been enjoying her videos a lot.

  • grav3yardgirl & banana peppers – I followed Bunny for a long time but unsubbed a while ago, I recently rediscovered her channel after her collab with Shane Dawson. I’m glad to see she is feeling inspired again and I can’t wait to be part of the Swamp Family again.

I hope you enjoyed this short post, do you follow any of these channels? what are your favourite channels on youtube?

Until next time,


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Favourite Manic Panic Hair Dyes – Review | Life Of Dahlia

I’ve been dying my hair all sorts of bright colours for many years, even now that I’m in my 30’s I don’t feel like its something I have to change just because I’m not in my 20’s anymore. It makes me happy and its part of how I like to express myself as a creative person. I’m fortunate to not be bound by workplace rules so I can express myself through creative hair and makeup colours.

One of my favourite brands that I’ve been using for many years is Manic Panic, if you have ever dyed your hair a bright colour you will probably have heard of this brand. Today I’m sharing with you some of my top favourite colours from the ‘Manic Panic’ line and If I can scrounge up some photos of my hair in these colours I’ll post them.

Favourite Combo’s


Electric Banana & Sunshine

I’m pairing these up because I like to mix colours together to get the colour I’m looking for. I did this with ‘Electric Banana‘ and ‘Sunshine‘ from the Manic Panic Semi-permanent line. These two have been my favourite colours for the last 6 months or so, I love them both they are lovely bright yellow colours and they last maybe 8 weeks or so before you really start noticing any fading. Saying that even when faded they still make a beautiful pastel yellow colour.




Electric Tigerlily & Psychedelic Sunset

This has to be my other favourite combo mixing ‘Electric Tigerlily and Psychedelic Sunset‘. I loved this combo and its something I’ve gone back to over and over again. It creates a fun bright orange. I originally used the darker shade on my roots and then the lighter all over. No matter how I used it I loved both these colours mixed and alone.

I find that the warmer colours that Manic Panic offer tends to have greater longevity, I found that like the Yellows these can last 8-10 weeks before showing fading which is great for a semi-permanent range.

Cool Tones


Enchanted Forest

I apologise for the photos they are pretty old now and not the greatest as they were just bad selfies taken with my phone lol But at least it gives something for reference. I didn’t take many photos of my hair back when these were taken so I don’t have any freshly dyed photos.

As far as cool tones this was probably one of my favourites out of these three cool-toned dyes and probably lasted the longest as far as longevity goes. I did find it faded patchy but most colours do that on my hair.



I couldn’t find any photos with this colour on my hair but it was a pretty colour, this colour probably faded the quickest out of all the colours I’ve tried from manic panic and this was probably why I only had it once. Now that I have a better hair care routine I would try this out again, maybe I would have different results.



I remember using this teal shade, it was one of the first cool tones I used and I loved the colour when I first put it one. I don’t know why but I just had to try this out, I had similar results to the ‘Enchanted Forest‘ shade as far as longevity. I would try this colour again or go for a brighter blue, or maybe mix two.

Sorry, this turned out to be more random than I anticipated, I do love Manic Panic they are one of my Favourite hair colour brands. I love experimenting with colours and they offer a huge range of colours to choose from, I do find that their warmer shades have longer longevity than the cool toned dyes.

I have tried coloured ombre’s with Manic Panic dyes before and as far as that goes it just never worked out because they do tend to bleed, I have tried dyes from other brands as well and I have found similar issues so I just think its a common thing and not specific to this brand alone.

I’m going to leave you with a few tips to help your colour last longer.

Tips –

  • If you use a sulfate free shampoo and conditioner it will help any colour last longer.
  • Washing your hair with cold to luck warm water will help your colour to last.
  • If you are pre-bleaching your hair, to keep your hair healthy consider using sulfate free hair treatment to put moisture back in your hair. Do this everytime you wash your hair.
  • Try to wash your hair once a week if possible this will help your colour to last.
  • Also, try to refrain from using heat tools as much as possible and when you do make sure that you use a heat protectant spray to prevent damage to your hair. (heat tools will help in colour fading and damage if used excessively especially without a protectant spray.)

I’m by no means a hairdresser this is just things I’ve learnt over the years from my own hairdressers. If you have any questions I would as a hair professional for advice.

If you’re interested in the brand you can find them via multiple retailers, for Aussies you can find them at Price Attack and Hair House Warehouse stores or via sites like Beserk. If you’re international you can find it via the brand website.

Have you tried any colours from Manic Panic? What are your favourites? What other brands do you like? let me know in the comments.


P.s Manic Panic is a cruelty-free and vegan brand, thought you might like to know.

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My Top 5 Favourite Youtube Channel’s| Life Of Dahlia

I wanted to create a fun post sharing my Top 5 Channel’s to watch on Youtube. My feed mainly consists of beauty related channels at the moment but not entirely, there is one in particular that I’ve been watching for many years.

    1. Beauty News

      Number one on my favourite channel’s is ‘Beauty News‘, I fell in love with this channel a year or so ago and I’ve been tuning in 3 days a week for ‘Beauty News’ (both new releases and updates episodes) and ‘The Makeup Breakup‘ where the girls break up makeup and weigh it to make sure your getting what is advertised. I also follow both Kat and Hailey‘s personal channels. I just love their personalities and the fact that they are Aussie girls makes them really relatable.

    2. ThreadBanger

      I’ve been following Rob and Corinne on ‘Threadbanger‘ for so many years that I can’t count. They have a DIY channel, back in the day they posted all sorts of tutorials including sewing and crafts; They are still crafty but now they post series like Man vs. Pin, Corrine vs. Pin and Man vs. Din just to name a few.
      Both have their own personal channels which are great to watch to, so if you like DIY and a laugh you will probably enjoy this channel.

    3. Atleeey

      I’ve been following Ash for a while now and I’m constantly inspired by the looks she creates and the videos she posts. I love that she is also open about her anxiety, I think that makes her really relatable.

      Check out her channel for some awesome makeup inspiration.

    4. Liv Loves Makeup

      I love Liv‘s no bullshit attitude, this girl is one of the very few beauty YouTubers who tells it how it is and she has some of the most original content on the platform. They usually are short and sweet kind of videos which I don’t mind, she has more of a review channel than applying makeup but I know I can rely on her to tell me whether a product is good or not.

    5. Raw Kristy Beauty

      I followed Kristy for the longest time without watching a video but once I did I loved her. She does both reviews and makeup looks, she does a lot of first impressions but I feel like her opinions are quite honest and her makeup looks are really inspiring.

    Who are your Favourite Youtubers? Are you a fan of Beauty News, Threadbanger or any of the other channels I mentioned?