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  • Easy Men’s DIY Halloween Costumes!

    Easy, Cheap and Fun DIY Halloween Costumes for Men

     

    Halloween isn’t just a holiday for the ladies, plenty of guys like to celebrate too! That’s why this post is dedicated to all the fellas who need some inspiration for easy DIY Halloween costumes. Not only can a DIY costume be awesome and funny, but it is also inexpensive, which is a must when attending multiple costume parties this October!

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    So, to all my studs out there, is it your wish to be the hit of the party and have all the girls swarm and think you’re a model? Well, why not dress up as a model? Not just any model…but one who saved the Melanesian prime minister, we’re obviously talking about Derek Zoolander. We know it seems far fetched and it may be hard to compare to such a man but we promise with this easy DIY Halloween costume it’s possible! All you need:

    -Blue eyes or Blue contacts

    -A patterned head band

    -Dark eyeshadow and purple lipstick

    -An intense stare

    -Added bonus for turning left every once in a while

    DIY Zoolander Halloween Costume

     

     

     

    Don’t feel like whipping out your blue steel for just anyone? Then why not tone it down and play it cool, by being the new cool. A nerd. I mean have you seen the Big Bang Theory? Being a nerd has never been more in, and Halloween is your chance to show people just how nerdy you can be! All you need for one of these nerdy DIY halloween costumes are:

    -A pair of glasses (with tape in the middle)

    -Suspenders (or high wasted pants w/ a button up tucked in)

    -Pens and a calculator for your pockets

    -Books or a notepad to carry around

    DIY Nerd Halloween Costume

     

     

     

    More in the mood to show off your hot bod this Halloween? Why not be the steamiest man out there and go as the Old Spice Man! All you need for this sexy DIY Halloween costume is:

    -A towel to wrap around your waste

    -A zip up hoodie

    -A bottle of old spice

    DIY Halloween Costume Old spice

     

     

     

    Want to be something a little more in the Halloween spirit? Maybe something on the scarier side? Don’t worry we have an awesome DIY costume for you that is not only easy but definitely a little scary. Why not rise up from the dead and be a mummy this Halloween! All you need is:

    -A white shirt and pants

    -Toilet paper or gauze pads

    -Fake blood

    -Foundation lighter than your skin color

    Then just put on your clothes, wrap toilet paper or gauze around yourself, apply foundation to your face and throw some fake blood on for the gory effect!

    DIY Mummy Halloween Costume

     

     

     

    Do you prefer to make everyone laugh instead of scream? If so, then we have the perfect DIY Halloween costume that will be sure to make all your friends laugh and give you points for creativity. This Halloween why not dress up as a festive garden gnome! All you need is:

    -A baby blue long sleeved shirt

    -Dark denim jeans

    -A brown belt

    -Red felt and cardboard

    -Brown yarn

    Just put on your blue shirt and pants with the belt over your shirt, make your hat using the red velvet and cardboard, use the yarn for a beard, and feel like the star on any lawn you find yourself on!

    DIY Garden Gnome Halloween Costume

     

  • What to do in Philly this Weekend – Oct. 10th – 12th

    TGIF! Another week down and another fun filled weekend has finally arrived and we can’t wait! We have what to do in Philly this weekend for you! Although the weather might not filled with sunshine this weekend we gathered a few fun activities that are rain or shine to keep that weekend carefree smile on your face!

     

    Pennsylvania Guild of Fine Craft Fair

    Starting tomorrow October 10th, come and explore the hundreds of one-of-a-kind handmade work by over 140 craftspeople! From jewelry to furniture the fine craft fair has it all! The fair will be set up at Rittenhouse Square Park (1800 Walnut St.) from 11 a.m to 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 10 and Saturday, Oct. 11 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 12.

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    County Fair at the Oval

                 This weekend enjoy a 3 day long County Fair at the Oval, right in front of the Philadelphia Art Museum. Starting Friday October 10th and lasting through Sunday October 12th, this fair is bringing everything from a Ferris wheel and carnival games to an outdoor bar and free movie screenings. Adding food trucks, live music, festive apple cider, and wine gardens to the list makes this an event for all ages and all desires. For more information on times and internal events click here!

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     Chocolate: The Exhibition

     The weather doesn’t seem so promising for this weekend so on Saturday, October 11, gather the family and take a trip over to The Academy of Natural Sciences for their new exhibition, Chocolate: The Exhibition! The new exhibit brings guests on a journey through the evolution of chocolate! What a better way to spend a possible rainy day?!

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    Taste Of Rittenhouse

    On Sunday, October 12th try a taste of some of the best restaurants in Rittenhouse. Luke’s Lobster, Capogrio, Hip City Veg, Insomnia Cookies, honeygrow, and Good Stuff Eatery have come together to give you a food crawl like no other! During each of their store hours stop in for a little tasting of their fan favorites for just $20! For more information and ticket purchases, click here.

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  • November Project

    Are you a fitness fanatic, always working out in the gym, but also a people person? Everyone who is tired of the typical gym routine can find new adventure with the November Project. What is this November Project? Well the November project is a Philadelphia tribe that turns brotherly love into brotherly hugs. Located all around the United States, Philadelphia has its own group of outgoing fitness enthusiasts that meet every Wednesday and Friday at 6:25AM to complete morning runs and exercises together as a team, all for the low price of $0! Check out the November Project blog to read more into not only what Philadelphia’s club is up to, but get some insight on the rest of the country as they run down goals and achievements.  For more information on where to meet and prepare you for this amazing group adventure click here!

     

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  • DIY Halloween Costumes For Girls

     DIY halloween costumes for girls.  Create your own outfit right at home!

     

    Halloween is right around the corner and so are all of the exciting costume parties that go with it. Not to mention all the free candy that this fantastic holiday brings us as well! It’s safe to say that we’re not complaining about halloween, and neither should you! Especially after seeing how easy (and inexpensive) it is to look awesome at any costume party you attend. Check out these DIY halloween costumes and we promise they will get you pumped and into the holiday spirit, just like us!

    DIY Halloween Costumes

     

     

    First off, for all you ladies out there who love to wear black and love to look sexy, we have the perfect costume for you! This year, stay away from the usual cat costume and stun your feline friends as a sexy halloween bat! This DIY halloween costume is not only easy, but pair it with some dark winged eyeliner and we promise you will be the perfect halloween vixen. All you need is:

    -A cute black outfit

    -A black umbrella that you can rip apart (for the wings)

    -Black ears ( Can be made with felt and a headband)

    Some killer makeup (eyeliner and smokey eyes are a must!)

    DIY Halloween Bat Costume

     

     

    Are you a lady who loves her baths? Does the idea of warm running water, a glass of wine and bath salts sound like the perfect saturday evening? If you answered yes, than we know the perfect costume for you! Why not be an adorable loofah for Halloween? We promise you will feel right at home in this amazing DIY Halloween costume! All you need is:

    – A LOT of tulle (from any fabric or craft store)

    – Pins or thread and needle

    – A tube dress or outfit to go underneath

    Then you bunch the tulle and either pin it or sew it onto your outfit and voila! Add a white string for a little extra pizzaz!

    DIY Halloween Bath Puff

     

     

    Are you the type of girl that always gets called a sweetheart? Are you always craving sweets and sugar? Well than we know the perfect DIY halloween costume for you! Why not be an adorable bag of jelly beans so you can show your friends just how sweet you are! All you need is:

    -A clear trash bag

    -A black marker

    -Colored balloons

    -A ribbon

    Then you just cut holes in the plastic bag for you arms and legs, write the nutrition facts on the back of the bag with your marker, fill the bag with the blown up colored balloons, tie the ribbon at the top and have fun!

    DIY Costume Jelly Bean

     

     

    Does the idea of a tough go getter woman inspire you? Would you love more than anything  to dress up as an american symbol of feminism? Well we have some good news for you because You Can Do It! Why not try out the perfect DIY halloween costume and show up as none other than Rosie the Riveter?! All you need is:

    – A long sleeved denim or blue top

    – A pair of jeans

    – A red bandana

    Then you roll your shirt up passed your elbows, put your hair up with the headband and make sure you pouf out your bangs. Apply some 1940’s makeup and walk into any party like a hot and proud woman, that no one should mess with!

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    Does True Blood, Vampire Diaries and Twilight make you grin like a young school girl? Do you wish your grin was a little more pointy, maybe even a little fang like? Well then Halloween is your perfect opportunity to play the role of a smoldering hot vampire vixen! All you need are:

    -Fake vampire fangs

    -Foundation a few shades lighter than your skin

    -Fake blood

    Then just put on the fangs, makeup, fake blood, and then get creative with your outfit! You can play the role of a normal girl who just turned vamp, a scary vampire who was turned centuries ago, a sexy vampire vixen from another decade, or anything your heart desires!

    DIY Halloween Costume Vampire

  • National Sausage Pizza Day!

    This Saturday, October 11, is national sausage pizza day! It feels like these national days keep getting better and better and give us just one more excuse to eat delicious foods. Check out our recommendations and click the hyperlink to see the menu from a few of our favorites! national sausage pizza day

    Kermit’s Bake Shoppe

    2204 Washington Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19146

    Our recommendation, Sausage & Peppers: red sauce, house-made garlic sausage, roasted long hot peppers, caramelized onions, and sharp provolone.

    Nomad Pizza

    611 S. 7th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147

    Our recommendation, Spicy Sausage: Italian tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, renaissance spicy fennel sausage, caramelized onions, basil, organic olive oil, organic Parmesan and sea salt.

    Santucci’s Pizza

    901 S 10th Street Philadelphia, PA 19147

    Our recommendation, The Works: extra cheese, pepperoni, sausage, green peppers, mushrooms, and onions.

    Osteria

    640 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19130

    Our recommendation, Lombarda: baked egg, bitto cheese, mozzarella, and cotechino sausage.

    Rustica

    903 N. 2nd St. Northern Liberties, Philadelphia, PA

    Our recommendation, Mustard Pie: whole-wheat pizza with sausage, sauerkraut, and caramelized onions.

     

    We hope you enjoy our recommendations, be sure to schedule in another food tasting testing tour for this Saturday you are not going to want to miss a bite of these delicious pies!

     

  • Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk

    We are so excited about the Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk! Philadelphia has gained another trail to its beautiful city! The views are amazing and the boardwalk was built to make it feel like you are “walking on water”. Very cool!

    The 18 million dollar, 2,000-foot boardwalk starts at Locust Street and takes you to the South Street Bridge. It is an extension of the already wonderful Schuylkill River Trail, which is used by thousands of Philadelphians! It has 3 access points, at Locust Street, and 2 at the South Street Bridge

    The Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk opened just in time for those beautiful fall bike rides, runs, walks with the puppies and even romantic evenings that end with watching the sunset. Rumor has it that one day it might even become a “love lock” bridge like the ones seen in Paris and Germany, according to Joseph Syrnick, president/CEO of the Schuylkill River Development Corporation. Lets keep our fingers cross that someone starts this trend, how great would that be!

    We are excited to see what the future holds for the Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk and River Trail!

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    Want to see more pictures? Check out this beautiful gallery from PhillyMag!

    And if you’ve visited the Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk already, let us know what you think!

  • National Frappe Day

    Happy National Frappe Day!

    Last week we were #blessed that it was National Coffee Day because who can make it through the day without a cup (or four) these days? We sure can’t! Today, October 7th is National Frappe Day! And we are daring you to take a taste tour of the 3 best frappe spots in the city! Check them out below.

    Café Fulya

    727 South 2nd & Monroe Street

    Philadelphia, PA 19147

    Café Fulya is known for their amazing Turkish pasties, and of course their frappes! They have 7 different kinds of frappes some tea, some espresso, and even a banana nutella frappe! Check out the menu here!

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    Max Brenner

    1500 Walnut Street

    Philadelphia, PA 19102

    If you haven’t that the opportunity to visit Max Brenner, the most amazing chocolate bar in the city you must go for not only the chocolates and desserts but for a frappe of course! At Max Brenner they have the classic Cappuccino Frappe but we promise that you will not be disappointed, check out the dessert menu here!

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    Capogrio Gelato

    119 S. 13th Street

    117 South 20th Street

    1625 East Passyunk Ave

    3925 Walnut Street

    We highly recommend Caporgio Gelato if you want a little bit of everything food, gelato and a frappe. At Caporgio they have a gelato version of the Frappe and it is delicious! Check out the menu here!

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    We hope you enjoy National Frappe Day! Keep checking back to get the scoop on more fun national days this week!

  • Heads & Tails recieves Allure’s “Best of Beauty”

    We want to give a big round of applause to our fabulous client, Heads & Tails Beauty Boutique! They have received 3 different awards just this month for their amazing work in hair styling and waxing!

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    Heads & Tails most recently won Allure Magazine’s “Best of Beauty Award” title for waxing! This is the second year the salon has been recognized for their amazing Brazilian waxes using French wax followed by calming lavender oil. They are also part of the Philadelphia directory of salons.

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    The salon was also placed on Philadelphia Style Magazine’s “most relaxing spots” in the city for a “quick yet super luxe pick-me-up” and lastly, Co-Owner Dana Morrison was selected as one of PhillyBestHairStylists.com 2014 top stylist! She was selected for her one of a kind talent as a hair stylist as well as being recognized in the past for her work.

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    This is an extremely exciting time for Heads & Tails as they continue grow to be recognized for their hard work throughout all different types of publications. Don’t miss out on the buzz and book an appointment and experience ultimate beauty assistance, call (215) 875-8343 today!

    And don’t forget to follow or “like” Heads & Tails on Social Media!

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  • What to Do in Philly this Weekend

    Woohoo! The weekend is finally here again and that means waking up late, having a few drinks and worrying about absolutely nothing! We mean it, we don’t even want you to stress about plans for the weekend. We’ve got you covered! We’ve picked out  what to do this weekend in Philly, for you…so you can relax, not worry and most importantly, have fun!

     

     6th Annual Charlie Brown Pumpkin Beer Fest

    -Saturday, October 4th from 10am-6:30pm

    – At the Institute Bar

    For $47-62

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     We don’t know about you, but we’re all about the fall flavors, especially PUMPKIN! Pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin pie and the best of all pumpkin beer. If you’re a fan too than you seriously cannot miss this awesome festival! Iy id liyrtslly the worlds biggest pumpkin festival with over 90 draft pumpkin beers, ciders, lambic’s and sours. Oh and of course some various yummy pumpkin mixed drinks! There will also be outdoor food sections to ensure tht you and your pumpkin filled livers can last and drink the tasty night away! Some of the featured beers include:

    Ace Pumpkin Cider

    Dogfish Head Punkin

    Elysian Giant Pumpkin 

    -And many many more!

    Philadelphia’s Bacon Festival 

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     -Saturday, October 4th from 1-8pm

    – At Xfinity Live

    For $25-70

     BACON. Need we say more? Okay, how about, all types of bacon, sweet bacon, salty bacon, savory bacon .. are your mouths watering yet? If they are, than there is no excuse not to head to xfinity tomorrow! For only $25, you can taste 3 different bacon dishes from any of the stands you see fit! There will also be live music and a full bar, for those of you who really want to celebrate the amazingness also known as bacon!

     

    Philly Mag Shops

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    -Sunday, October 5 from 12-3pm

    -1400 N American St

    -For $22-25

     Want to be fashion forward without letting your bills get behind? Join Philadelphia Magazine and the areas best boutiques for a one day wear house shopping extravaganza! Get the chance to browse all of the latest trends and styles with price tags up to 40% off! With over 30 different shops and designers gathered at the event, there is sure to be something there for everyone! Some retailers that are going to be there are :

    Knit Wit

    Nicole Miller

    Aoki

    Vagabond

    -And Many More!

  • National Taco Day

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    Forget Taco Tuesdays, what about National Taco Day! Could the name grasp your taste buds anymore?!  This Saturday, October 4th 2014 is National Taco Day and boy do we have some must stop places for you to sample a variety of tacos at. You can get yourself multiple varieties of tacos, everything from traditional chicken and beef tacos to a more unique pork & pineapple option. The following list of restaurants are a must for this upcoming holiday!

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    Check out the top 3 places we think you need to stop by for a Taco this Saturday:

    1. Mole Poblano

    1144 9th Street, Philadelphia, PA – Website

    Voted Best Tacos fro 2014 by Philly Mag, Mole Poblano better be on your list of placing to eat on National Taco Day! Located in South Philly this Mexican spot will be sure to get your taste buds moving. We suggest the Al Pastor or Chorizo!

     2. Cantina Los Caballitos & Cantina Dos Segundos

    931 N 2nd St & 1651 East Passyunk Ave – Website

    With 2 convenient locations – 1 in Northern Liberties and 1 in South Philly the “Cantinas” will be the place to be on National Taco Day! With an eclectic atmosphere and a broad menu of margaritas, you should plan your night around this Mexican spot!

     3. Taco Mondo

    On-the-Go – Website

     Are you gonna be out and about on Saturday but still want to celebrate, National Taco Day? Track down the Taco Mondo food truck. They will serve you up some delicious tacos and you can be right on your way! We suggest the Fried Mahi Mahi Tacos!

     

     

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