Wonder Woman is set to be one of the most popular Halloween costumes of 2017. If you’re planning on transforming into the princess of the Amazons this Halloween, we’ve got the perfect mani to match. Jayne, nail art enthusiast and blogger of Cosmetic Proof, will show you step by step how nail the look – no superpowers necessary – using the brand new Prim + Proper nail lacquers, available exclusively at London Drugs. The formula is 7-free, non-chip, and has a brilliant shine that lasts and lasts. You won’t be able to resist their Canadiana-inspired shade names, either!
Halloween is a great time to get your kids interested in science. When else does it make sense to make slime and goop and bubbling witch’s brews? They’re not just fun to play with; they’ll teach your kids about how the world works, too. Chemistry and physics can be exciting!
Whether you’re throwing a kids’ Halloween party or just want some spooky educational experiments, we’ve got you covered.
Slime is the classic spooky science-y experiment for good reason: it’s easy, sticky, icky, and oh so fun to play with! You can make slime yourself with these borax-free slime recipes–make a bunch of different coloured batches with food colouring! You can also purchase DIY slime kits which contain everything you’ll need, as well as instructions. Want something even cooler? Make bubbling slime with xanthan gum, baking soda, and vinegar!
Ooze is a bit more foamy and a bit less sticky than slime. Think about those vinegar and baking soda volcanos you used to make as a kid, only with a bit more structure–that’s ooze! You can make ooze with hydrogen peroxide and yeast, both easily available ingredients. For your little witch or wizard, make this magical brew in a cauldron or beaker. Or if you’d prefer to scare your neighbours, make an oozing pumpkin for your front steps!
Teach your children about static electricity by making a ghost dance! Science Bob has the scoop; all you need is a balloon, your child’s hair (to create the static charge), and a ghost made out of tissue paper. Oh, and maybe some spooky tunes to add to the effect.
With a little tonic water and a black light, you make make glowing liquids that are safe to drink. Tonic water contains quinine, which has been used historically to prevent malaria. British colonists in India would drink gin and tonics for this very reason (the gin makes the tonic a bit more exciting.) Quinine will fluoresce under a black light, which just means that it glows! You can usually get a black light at a party supply store.
If you’ve got older kiddos, make some fake blood with them! Steve Spangler Science has a bunch of recipes. It’ll add some amazing colour to a scary Halloween costume!
If you’d prefer to make something a little less scary, try making some galaxy play dough. By adding glitter and glycerin, you’ll have a shiny, sparkly dough to pull, stretch, and play with.
It’s time to start planning awesome Halloween costumes for 2017. TV studios have been particularly kind to those who are costume-inclined this year. Check out our list below for 7 Awesome Pop Culture-Inspired Halloween Costumes for 2017. And if you should happen to try any of these, please, please share a photo with us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or in the comments below.
You might be able to tell simply by paying attention to what you buy this year, since a good portion of adults actually choose the treats they hand out based on their personal favourites. (We don’t, after all, want to be left eating treats we don’t like, should the little ones not show up, right?)
Or check out our list below to jog your memory. And if we haven’t included one of your all-time faves, just let us know!
Halloween is only a few weeks away – so now is the time to start planning your costume. Whether you’re trick-or-treating or celebrating with friends, Halloween is the one day a year that you can be anything you want – so make it a good one!
Here, we’ve picked our top 5 favourite on-trend costumes, and as an added bonus, they are all pretty simple to create.
One of the year’s hit films, there’s definitely going to be a bunch of ghostbusters circling the neighbourhood come October 31. This one is easy to DIY – you just need a cheap backpack, a tan jumpsuit, and some craft supplies. An accompanying ghost is optional.
Harley Quinn from the Suicide Squad is going to be one of the hottest Halloween costumes this year, and for a beauty lover, it’s a really fun look to recreate! In this video, our Beauty Blogger Britta will give you tips on how to get Harley’s signature pink and blue hair, and walk you through a full Harley Quinn makeover, from her matching pink and blue eyes to her facial tattoos.
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The end of summer is a sad time – farewell to warm sun, blue skies, and bare feet. Many Canadians wait all year for the summer months, and quick as a flash, it’s over. But don’t worry! Before winter descends, we’ve got fall – the most beautiful, colourful season of them all. There’s lots to look forward to – here are our favourites.
Rake all the leaves!!!
“It’s as big as my head!”
Whether it’s a pumpkin-spice something or a steaming cup of chai, hot drinks are everything in the fall.
Bye bye flip flops, helloooo slippers.
Come on, you totally went out of your way to squash that particularly crisp leaf.
There’s nothing like that mix of blue, green, and orange.
Pumpkins aren’t just for Halloween!
You’ve waited all summer for this. Enjoy.