Showing posts with label Halloween. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Halloween. Show all posts

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Easy Last Minute Halloween Looks

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Halloween is right around the corner! Of course, we are the ultimate procrastinators on costumes, so for our other fellow procrastinators, below are two super easy Halloween looks that you can shop from your own closet or you can easily order online! Links and descriptions are provided below!

Skeleton woman

How to create the look:

Click here for the exact look!

Cat woman

Here's how to create this look:

Black bodysuit
Cat ears
Black knee-high boots

Happy Halloween!

Monday, October 19, 2015

A Sorority Girl's Healthy Halloween Treats

[image: Candy Corn Fruit Cup]

Despite all the goblins, ghosts and ghouls, the spookiest part about Halloween may just be the outrageous amount of sugar and candy we all consume on this one night each year. In fact, 4% of all candy eaten in the U.S. occurs on Halloween night, making the average trick-or-treater’s bag of candy equivalent to 4,800 calories and 3 cups of sugar!

As sorority girls, we know how much staying healthy and fit means to you, so to avoid all the sugar this Halloween while still enjoying your Halloween with your sisters, we are sharing some healthier Halloween treats created by Chef Anthony Stewart.

Bake these at your next Halloween Party or sisterhood event!

Candy Corn Fruit Cup | Healthy Halloween Party Ideas

Excellent for a Halloween party or for a dessert any time of the year. It’s healthy, sweet, tangy, and oh-so-easy to put together.

Servings: 4


2 cups mango cubes

2 cups clementine segments

2 cups fat-free, plain Greek yogurt

Top with zest of clementine

Chocolate Jack O’Lantern | Healthy Halloween Party Ideas

For spooky, chocolatey fun, carve out oranges and fill with Pritikin’s Chocolate Mousse.

Servings: 5 half-cup servings


1/4 cup water cold

1/2 cup cocoa powder unsweetened

1/4 cup Splenda granulated

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

12 ounces tofu silken, extra-firm


In a medium saucepan, add water and warm over low heat, bringing to a low simmer.

Add cocoa powder to saucepan, stirring constantly until the mixture becomes a fudge-like consistency.

Remove from heat.

Add Splenda to fudge, mixing well. Add vanilla extract, mixing well.

In a food processor fitted with a metal blade, add tofu and chocolate fudge mixture. Process until mixture is smooth and creamy.

Pritikin Halloween Kabobs | Healthy Halloween Party Ideas

How easy! Simply skewer cantaloupe cubes and blackberries. And so easy for the kids to pick up and snack on! (We’re not guaranteeing they’ll forget the sugary treats in their bags, but these colorful kabobs just may do the trick.)

Thursday, October 30, 2014

9 Halloween Makeup Looks

More and more each year we see some super creative Halloween looks done purely with makeup. There is something really fun about transforming your face and body into a work of art. Kappa Alpha Theta and Makeup Artist, Mackenzie Brown is the guru of fun Halloween makeup looks so we asked her to share some of her favorites. Be sure to follow Mackenzie's YouTube makeup account for even more every day makeup looks!

1. Cheshire Kitten
-What you need:

· White, pink and purple face paint, pink and purple eye shadow, white eye liner and false lashes for added dramatic effect!

2. Doe, a Deer, a Female Deer
-What you need:

· White eyeliner, bronzer (or contouring powder), brown eye shadow, black liner, brown/taupe face paint for the lips

3. Teenage Mutant Ninja Babe
-What you need:

· Green and blue face paint, green and blue eye shadow (for contouring/highlighting to give the look more dimension) and glitter!

4. Cute Scarecrow
-What you need:

· Pink lipstick, pink blush, orange eye shadow or eyeliner and black/brown eyeliner!

5. Pixelated Pixie
-What you need:

· Black face paint, White face paint and lots of time and patience!

6. Jungle Cat
-What you need:

· Black eyeliner, brown eye shadow, gold eye shadow, black lipstick

7. Comic Book Heroine
-What you need:

· Black eyeliner, bright lipstick, white eyeliner, false lashes for an added dramatic effect!

8. Masquerade Ball
-What you need:

· Black eyeliner or face paint, glitter and patience!

9. Porcelain Doll Face
-What you need:

· White face paint, red lipstick, purple and red glitter, purple eye shadow, black eyeliner, pink blush and brown face paint/brow gel

*For a lot of these looks Mackenzie used the Make Up For Ever flash palette instead of face paint, but you could also recreate the looks using the NYX jumbo crayons and they’re more affordable for college students!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Fun Pinterest Pumpkin Designs

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Last year we shared with you some helpful pumpkin carving tips, so this year we wanted to share with you some of our favorite carved pumpkin (or pineapple) designs as seen on Pinterest. Be sure to follow our 'Boo' Pinterest Board for some Halloween inspiration! Share with us your pumpkin designs by hash tagging #TSSPumpkinFun. We will feature some of our faves on our Instagram page!

Happy October!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

5 Must-Try Fall Activities

Pumpkin Picking

  • Skip picking up pumpkins at the local grocery store and make an adventure out of it by pumpkin patch picking. There are a lot of secluded farm areas that offer this fun activity. Take your friends, nieces, and nephews and it will be a fun time. After, you can do some cool pumpkin carvings.


  • A hayride is simply going for a ride on a cart either pulled by horses or a tractor. It is typically decorated with bales of hay and it a really fun ride to do with kids and adults on open farms.

Haunted Houses

  • With Halloween being a part of the fall season, you would be doing yourself a disservice {or maybe not for all of you scaredy cats] by not going to a Haunted House. It's always fun to go with a group of friends to haunted houses to scream, laugh, and see who can last all the scariness!

Apple Picking

  • This fun, leisurely activity is great to do with friends as you can pick the best apples since it's the season. Afterwards, gather around the kitchen to make some tasty, homemade, apple pie or apple cider.

Corn Mazes

  • Weave in and out of corn mazes for all sorts of adventure. Make it a competition between your friends to see who can successfully complete the maze first!
What are some fun fall activities you plan on exploring this season? Share with us below!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Best DIY Halloween Costumes

Halloween costumes can be super expensive so we're really loving the idea of making them this year. Back in our college days, Halloween was reserved for an entire week. So for one week you recycled Halloween outfits with sisters in hopes that you weren't caught in the same costume from the party the night before (#CollegeProblems). DIY Halloween costumes usually get more attention than store bought costumes! One year Co Founder Karen painted herself into a tiger and she was turning heads. Sakura kept it simple and cute with her BFF rocking the Audrey Hepburn classic look. This year, get into the Halloween spirit by making your costume. Below are some super easy, cute, and affordable costumes you can make yourself.

Cat Woman

What you will need: A Black body suit, black eyeliner to draw on cat eyes, whiskers, nose, and lips. Add in cat ears and you're all set!

Little Mermaid

What you will need: An old bra to glue purple sequins, jewels and seashells on. Green pants, leggings, or skirt. A red wig to look like Ariel!

A Nerd

What you will need: A plain white tee, suspenders, jeans or jean shorts, Thick glasses and your hair in pigtails.

Jungle Woman

What you will need: Fake leaves from the Dollar Store and old clothing to hot glue the leaves to. Add some branches in your hair for a more jungley feel.

What are some quick & easy DIY costumes that you've created? Share with us below!

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Halloween Nails!

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Today's the one day out of the year where you can dress absolutely crazy and insane and act like a little kid, but don't limit yourself with just wearing a costume... take off that plain Essie and OPI nail polish and get creative like these nail arts!

Pinterest is filled with all different types of nail art including Halloween themed nail arts!  Since it's Halloween, we thought we would give you our Top 9 Favorite Halloween Nail Art Looks we found on Pinterest!  These nail arts are all so much fun and crazy that you absolutely have to have your nails painted like one of these for the Halloween party you are attending tonight! 

Happy Halloween, everyone! 

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

LAST MINUTE Halloween Makeup Look by Becca

Halloween is right around the corner, but what's that you say? You have no costume?! Not to worry, here are 2 Halloween looks you can achieve with makeup you've probably already got at home!  

Party At Gatsby's  

Start with a standard smokey eye using silver eyeshadow as a base and blending upward with black eyeshadow. Add a good pair of false lashes and line eyes . Next, follow your normal foundation routine and add a touch of pink blush. I used NARS Orgasm here. Lastly, add a BOLD red lip! I used NARS Flamenco here! For the finishing touch, curl your hair, pin it up, and you're ready to go!  Tip : Outline your lips with concealer to help emphasize your cupids bow ( top of the lip ) like the ladies of the 1920's.  

OH Deer!  

Start by applying foundation to the face. Next, using NYX Jumbo Milk Pencil, color the perimeter of eyes ( in a mask like shape) and down the center of the nose; blend using a brush. Around the perimeter of the white mask you've just created, use a Dark Bronzer from your forehead down to your mid cheek. Using a black eyeshadow, my personal fave is Carbon by MAC, place shadow on the lid only- follow with black liner adding a wing on the edges and also in the front going towards your nose. Using the same liner, draw in your nose then, using the NYX Jumbo Milk Pencil, draw spots on both sides of your face. Add Lashes to the top and on the bottom away from your actual lashes. Darken your eyebrows with black eyeshadow and you're set to be what all the hunters want this Halloween! Happy Halloween Loves !  

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Pumpkin Carving 101

It is totally pumpkin carving season and we have been brainstorming some awesome designs for our pumpkins. Pumpkin carving is so much fun and lucky for us, it doesn't require too much skill. Whether you're carving out a word {how cute would it be to carve out TSS?!} or an intricate design, it's probably worth your while to know how best to carve out your pumpkin. Let's face it, you know you're favorite part of pumpkin carving is pulling out all the pumpkin guts and roasting the seeds! Ok, so if carving out the pumpkin is really what you're after, then check out these awesome pumpkin carving tips we came across:
  • Know what design you want to carve before buying your pumpkin so that you have a mental picture of what shape and size would work best.
  • When picking a pumpkin, make sure the color is even throughout and there are minimal scratches and bruises as they can shorten the lifespan of the pumpkin.
  • Never carry the pumpkin by its stem.
  • The whole cut around the stem should be approximately 2/3 the circumference of the pumpkin and cut at an inward angle to keep the lid from falling through.
  • Use a crayon or poke small holes to mark your design before carving.
  • A votive candle placed in a glass holder is safer and will last longer than a candle without a holder. White candles give off the most light.
  • Carved pumpkins can last up to a week if left untreated. There are pumpkin preservers you can buy at the store, but petroleum jelly works great as well to keep in the moisture and prevent mold. Just rub the jelly on the inside and the carved areas.
HAVE FUN! Oh, and show us your awesome pumpkin designs by hash tagging #tsspumpkinfun.

Monday, October 21, 2013


Halloween is right around the corner and with a full agenda, finding a Halloween costume could have completely slipped your mind! Well, for those of you that forgot to get a Halloween costume or want something completely original- Rent the Runway and Etsy (two online stores that we just can't get enough of!) have brought you Halloween Bazaar! Check out their list of 100+ creative and fashionable Halloween costumes you can easily RENT, SCARE, and RETURN!

Rent the Runway has saved our lives yet again!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

A Day At The Pumpkin Patch

TSS Readers, meet Maddie... an Alpha Chi Omega from San Diego State University!  Maddie is the newest addition to our It Girl team for 2014.  Want to learn more about her?  Well, you're going to have to wait a little bit-- our new It Girl team will be unveiled soon!  Until then, here's a sneak peek into the life of the newest member of our It Girl family!  Welcome, Maddie!

There’s something magical about fall- the leaves change, the air is crisp, and you can order pumpkin-flavored anything. We don’t exactly get a traditional fall season in San Diego; we’re still wearing flip-flops and going to the beach. But, our sisterhood event at the Pumpkin Station in Del Mar let us pretend! We picked out pumpkins, rode the rides, bought huge buckets of caramel corn, and pet adorable animals. It was a great way to bond with our new members and celebrate this beautiful season.

When we got back to our chapter house, we held a decorating competition- it was so fun to see everyone’s crafty side. We split the girls into teams and gave them supplies to decorate with, including pipe cleaners, pom poms, paint, glitter, and different types of candy.   One team crafted a hilarious witch with hay, a paper hat, and a pickle nose.  Another team did a cute aqua ombre pumpkin using paint and glitter.  All of the pumpkins make a festive addition to the front of our chapter house.

We love the mix of Halloween tradition and glamour on the pumpkin with the jeweled spider on it. Some pumpkin patches sell kits with stick-on jewels, but you can also get large gems and rhinestones from any craft store and hot glue them to your pumpkin!  When you decorate your pumpkins, you can get inspiration from Pinterest, your favorite movies, and even the supplies you have lying around. We had a blast at this sisterhood event! I encourage you to go with your chapter or your friends. Even if you don’t pick a pumpkin, you’ll get loads of great photos together!

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