All posts tagged: October

Fright Night on October 31.

Originally posted on SHEU QUEN | THE RACONTEUR:
Pumpkins, bats, witches, cats… how are you celebrating Halloween this year? | Photo by Aventure Parc. In four days’ time, you will have the perfect reason to break out the candy bars, restock the chocolates and sweets and all manners of tasty treats in your kitchen. Not because it’s football season (although the Barclay’s Premier League 2015-2016 has already began), but because in four days’ time, on October 31st, it will be Halloween. Children will come knockin’ on your front doors, trickin’ and treatin’. Say, will children end up with diabetes and toothaches as they grow older, after having devoured all the candies they received on Halloween? I used to ask myself how did Halloween come into existence. I thought it was a publicity stunt by Hollywood or Disneyland. Making up stories to scare the kids into behaving themselves, that sort of thing. Parents are pretty good at doing that. Especially when they want you to eat your greens or brush your teeth before bedtime or adhere to…

Halloween Cupcake Baking!

Originally posted on The Flower That Blooms:
Halloween is just around the corner and what better way is there to celebrate than baking cakes?! Everywhere you look there are Halloween cake cases, cake decorations, jelly moulds you name it they probably do it! With all of this stuff reminding us how much we love baking, we recently made some Halloween cupcakes so we thought we’d show you how they turned out! We are lovers of a good chocolate cake so of course we decided to bake chocolate cupcakes! Now we’re no professionals and half the time we just guess and experiment but cupcakes are so easy to make so why not give it a go yourself? The cake recipe is a one by Mary Berry that we always use and the icing is from an old book, we’ll post them below so you can try it! Cake Ingredients 4tbsp Water boiling 40g Cocoa powder 3 Eggs 175g Softened Butter  165g Unrefined golden caster sugar 115g Self-raising flour  1tsp Baking powder Chocolate Icing Ingredients 60g Butter 30g Coco Powder About 175g Icing Sugar 3tbsp Milk Method…

Top 5 Halloween Makeup Tutorials

Originally posted on Views of Venus:
I am one of those girls who likes to really prepare for an event. I even go as far as checking out YouTube tutorials for the best makeup tips. Since it’s now October, I thought I’d put together a list of some incredible Halloween makeup tutorials that I’ve come across recently. Once you can master at least one of these looks, there’ll be no need to splash out on an expensive costume. Here are my top 10 Halloween makeup tutorials: Chrisspy gives us a step by step guide that makes this professional looking makeup look so easy. This is not the only Halloween tutorial on her channel, so check it out if you want to find the perfect look for you. 2. 18 year old Erin looks stunning as the gory Little Red Riding Hood. This look is perfect for Halloween, but still absolutely beautiful. Click here FreshBlush to go to her channel for more beautiful makeup tips. 3. Halloween is also the perfect opportunity to show off your sexiness. This…

LibraryReads: October 2015 List

Originally posted on cup of tea with that book, please:
LibraryReads published next month’s LibraryReads List, a monthly list of top ten books recommended by librarians across the country. And I’m so excited that After You is one of the recommendations! Check out these new hot releases! (All links are from Goodreads) City On Fire by Garth Risk Hallberg (Available 10/13/2015) After You by Jojo Moyes (Available 9/29/2015) A Banquet of Consequences by Elizabeth George (Available 10/27/2015) Slade House by David Mitchell (Available 10/27/2015) The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood (Available 9/29/2015) The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks (Available 10/6/2015) Welcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor (Available 10/20/2015) In Bitter Chill by Sarah Ward (Available 9/29/2015) Then Comes Marriage: United States v. Windsor and the Defeat of DOMA by Roberta Kaplan, Edie Windsor and Lisa Dickey (Available 10/5/2015) We Were Brothers: A Memoir by Barry Moser (Available 10/20/2015)