Crime! Hot lifeguards! The beach! Even 16 years after the original Baywatch TV show left the air, the premise of the 2017 movie remake remains the same, save for a few new fresh faces. Zac Efron, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, and Priyanka Chopra joined Baywatch alums Pamela Anderson and David Hasselhoff in this comedic, action-packed interpretation. In the film, these red-bathing-suit clad local lifeguards must protect their beloved beach from a sketchy new drug that's sweeping the area. Drama! This Halloween is the perfect time to channel your inner hot lifeguard and DIY a Baywatch costume. Step aside, Pamela Anderson, there's a new beach babe in town. It obviously wouldn't be a Baywatch costume with an itty bitty red swimsuit, so take it to the next level with this "Bae Watch" one piece. I mean, come on—you honestly can't find a more fitting and fun costume piece than this, even down to the color! It's a bit of a splurge for just a Halloween costume, so save it for future use next summer. Since Halloween definitely doesn't fall under swimsuit season, you'll probably want to wear this as a bodysuit tucked into a pair of jeans or leggings. Since, you know, it gets cold in October and all. For cheaper (but way less entertaining) versions of the famous Baywatch get-up, check out this J. Crew Scoopback One-Piece Swimsuit for $49.99, or this $30 Aerie Super Scoop One Piece Swimsuit. Private Party Baywatch Swimsuit ($99) You definitely don't want to cover up the most important piece of your costume (the bathing suit, duh). But, if you want an extra layer, this tank top's the way to go. It probably won't do much in terms of keeping you warm, to be honest, but it helps authenticate your outfit. Besides, you're a Baywatch babe—you bring the heat! If you don't want to go the traditional swimsuit route for your Halloween costume (which is totally understandable since it's the middle of fall), just sport this top with pants or red shorts and call it a day. Or, for a more revealing and Baywatch-appropriate top, check out this Urban Outfitters Baywatch Cropped Tee for $19.99. Target Men's Baywatch Malibu Beach Patrol Tank Top ($11.99) In case anyone had any doubts that you were a seductive lifeguard on a mission to protect the beach, add this inflatable boogie board to your ensemble. You can even use this comfortable prop to your advantage as an on-the-go chair, and pop a squat wherever you please. Disclaimer: this is not an actual professional life-saving device, so don't get too cocky. Walmart Baywatch Inflatable Mock Life Raft Preserver Boogie Board ($12.90) Your skin also needs to look the part of a sun-kissed lifeguard on duty, so douse your body in self tanner. Start applying a few nights before Halloween to build up a solid base tan. If you end up looking orange, no biggie—it's all in the spirit of Halloween, and it washes off easily. Give your hair a tousled, beachy look, perfect your slow motion running, and then you're officially a Baywatch lifeguard! Jergens Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer ($2.49) For more 2017 DIY Halloween costumes, check out a Wonder Woman costume, an Eleven from Stranger Things costume, and a Gigi and Bella Hadid costume.
It’s no secret we’d all love to be a princess for a day - or at the very least, a princess in waiting. So what better way to fulfill this lifelong dream than to dress up like one for Halloween? Enter the Meghan Markle costume. Markle, who stars in the hit legal drama Suits, quickly became a household name after the press publicly announced she was Prince Harry’s girlfriend last year. And ever since, we’ve watched the couple’s whirlwind romance unfold - from going on sweet date nights and stealing kisses at polo matches to attending Pippa Middleton’s wedding together. With rumors of a royal engagement on the horizon, we can’t help but envy Markle’s impending entrance into the royal family. But for now, we’ll just have to live vicariously through her. In addition to her impending princess title, the actress’ wardrobe is equally lust-worthy (she’s even been known to rival Kate Middleton’s impeccable style!) Markle is always the picture of perfection, whether she’s dressed down in leggings on her way to yoga with her mom or wearing a sleek two-piece set while attending a charity event. Below, we’ve uncovered everything you’ll need to embody the American beauty from head-to-toe for the night. Here’s hoping we’ll find our own Prince Charming… Emulate Markle’s classic look with a tailored dress. For inspiration, we’ve pulled this blue lace number with quarter-length sleeves, similar to the one Markle wore to a red carpet event last October. While her Diane von Furstenberg would cost you a pretty penny, this sweet eyelet version is available for only $99 at Boden.com. With its scalloped hem, bracelet-length sleeves, and skin-baring details, you’ll expertly nail Markle’s look at a fraction of the cost. Plus, you’ll easily be able to wear the dress all year long! Have a formal event or dinner with family you need to attend? We think this option will provide the wow factor you’re looking for. All that’s left to say is, “Yes, please.” [caption id="attachment_616988" align="alignnone" width="196"] Boden Floral Lace Dress, $99.[/caption] Like Markle, you’ll want to show off your toned legs with a traditional pump. Try this nude option for only $39.99 at DSW - and if you’re feeling adventurous, make a statement with the bright red pair. After all, who doesn’t need another staple pair of heels in their closet? Like the dress, you’ll easily be able to wear them for a variety of occasions, so you won’t regret making the investment now. Just make sure to find a comfortable pair, as you’ll likely be on your feet most of the night! [caption id="attachment_616990" align="alignnone" width="196"] Mix No.6 Dignity Pump, $39.99[/caption] While you may look worthy of royalty in this sleek getup, you’ll want to make it clear to whom your heart really belongs. Add an “I Heart Harry” patch to your dress, and no one will have any doubts about where your affections lie! If you’re really looking to spark up some debate, wear a tiara and wave a handheld British flag. If anyone still questions your costume (which would be strange, because we think it’s obvious enough), simply say “Future princess coming through!” [caption id="attachment_616989" align="alignnone" width="196"] I Love Harry Iron On Patch, $3.80[/caption] For more 2017 DIY Halloween costumes, check out a Wonder Woman costume, a “cash me outside girl” costume, an Eleven from Stranger Things costume, and an Ariana Grande costume. [Photo: Splash]
Riverdale has been a smash hit on The CW since its release earlier this year and fans are quickly falling in love with its characters. If you're one of the viewers that's been hooked since the Riverdale trailer release, you may be thinking of how to channel your fave characters for your Halloween costume this year. One costume you should definitely consider if you want to be Betty and Veronica is to dress as one of the high school's cheerleaders. Trust us, this costume is so easy to make -- all you need are a few simple pieces! Before trying to find that cheerleader uniform you have cramped in an attic somewhere, think of what look you can pull together from the items that are already in your closet. Put your costume planning into high gear and think about the outfit essentials first. To begin, you can start off with this affordable blue skater skirt from boohoo for instant cheerleader vibes. Roseanna Colour Pop Skater Skirt ($16) Now it's time to think about the top half of your outfit now that your bottom half is covered. If you're sporty, or have sporty friends, search some closets for athletic gear to make a solid base for a cheerleading uniform. Chances are, you or someone you know has this white long-sleeved Under Armor essential that you can wear under your costume. However, if you don't necessarily want to splurge on an UA mock, you can opt for a simple white turtleneck like this one from Forever 21. UA ColdGear® Authentic Mock ($49.99) Sometimes the finishing touches are really what pulls a costume together. Think of ways you can really make your outfit unique so that you stand out in a crowd. Luckily, scrunchies are becoming undeniably trendy again and will really help tie the whole costume together. While it tops the look off, this blue scrunchie can also be a major lifesaver in helping to put your hair up and keep you cool come Halloween night. Blue Soft Jersey Fabric Hair Scrunchie Bobble Elastic Hair Band ($4.50) The best part about this Riverdale theme is that it would make for an iconic squad costume. So, why not get you and your girls in on a Oct. 31 look together? Amazon sells Gaffers Tape in bulk for less than $20. You can split the cost with your friends to lower the cost of your own personalized Halloween look. REVO Premium Professional Gaffers Tape ($19.99) An embroidered iron on letter 'R' is an extra touch you can include when creating this costume. You could place it on a blue tank top, or order two to also place one on your cheer skirt. The choice is really up to you when working on your own DIY project, you can take the extra mile and go all out or you can make your costume quick and simple. Iron On Embroidered Applique Patch ($3.50) An authentic cheerleading uniform or a costume from a party superstore would certainly cost you a pretty penny. Following these tips will save you cash, and you could use some of the pieces in your everyday wardrobe down the line. You can make the best cheerleader dupe by combing this navy blue tank top and white turtleneck with a matching navy blue skirt. Bella + Canvas Ladies' Flowy V-Neck Tank ($10.54-$13.18) For more Netflix inspired Halloween costumes, check out these items that can instantly create an Eleven Stranger Things costume! [Photo: Instagram]
I'm one of those old-school beauty lovers that's yet to experience a facial cleanser that isn't a gel, liquid or foam. Crazy, right?! That all changed, however, when I got my hands on Elemis' cult cleansing balm. Now if you've never tried a cleansing balm, it's definitely a new experience. The formula is totally different from other cleansers--in a good way. Unlike traditional cleansers, you apply this cleansing balm to dry skin. The formula is creamy, so it dissolves makeup and dirt from your face as you massage it onto your skin. Once you've covered the entire surface of your face, you simply wipe away the balm--and all the yuckiness it dissolved!--with a warm, damp cloth. (Bonus: The balm actually comes with its own luxe cloth!) Within minutes your skin will feel clean, smooth, nourished and renewed. I love how glowy my skin looks after using this. No wonder it is an award winning product. Ready to switch up your cleansing routine? Treat yourself to Elemis' Cleansing Balm stat! SHOP ELEMIS' CLEANSING BALM NOW Be sure to check out how to make your own bath bombs.
Whether first thing in the morning, during your lunch break or before bed every night, meditation should definitely be a part of your daily routine. Meditating is not only good for your mental health, but it's been shown to positively impact your physical health as well. Now I know some of you may be thinking, "I don't have time to meditate!" But trust me: you do. Just take 10 minutes out of each day to do it. Here's how to get started. First, get into a position that's comfortable for you, either sitting up straight or laying down, in a quiet space. Next, focus on deep breaths. This is extremely important when you're meditating. You should also try to clear your head by focusing on the present; don't think about what went wrong that day or how many things you have to do. Once your mind is clear, focus on relaxing each muscle in your body. Now you're ready to meditate. If you're not sure how to guide your own meditation, you can easily find a 10-minute guided meditations on YouTube--there are a ton. Don't forget to check out 3 drinks that will help you wind down before bed and all-natural headache cures.
If you're looking to restock on jeans for fall, now is the time to shop. H&M is having a huge sale; all sale items are an additional 25% off with code 6489 at checkout which means tons of great jeans will be less than $20! Obviously, H&M has lots of denim to choose from, but we found the one pair you absolutely, positively need to add to your closet ASAP. These Straight Regular Jeans are not only super cute and flattering, but they have just a hint of stretch and look great on basically every body type. Best of all? They're just $18.75! H&M Straight Regular Jeans ($18.75, down from $39.99) Want to add more great jeans to your wardrobe for fall? Here are a few more can't-miss styles under $20. Straight Regular Jeans ($18.75, down from $39.99) Super Skinny Low Jeans ($14.99, down from $39.99) Skinny Regular Jeans ($9.74, down from $19.99) SHOP MORE SALE ON SALE AT H&M NOW Be sure to check out this must-have dress for fall and these Anthropologie tops that are selling out super fast. [Photo: H&M]
What are super foods? They're foods that are extremely rich in nutrients. Eating them not only means you have a better diet, but can help you achieve a better lifestyle, too. Want to start incorporating more of these super foods into your daily meals? Start with these four. They're not only easily accessible, but they all taste great and can be used lots of different ways. Sweet potatoes are not only yummy, but they are also a super food. Why? Although they're sweet, they boost your immune system and are packed with anti-inflammatory nutrients, Vitamins A and C. If you suffer from arthritis or asthma, this is the perfect food for you. Oh, and it can prevent or control diabetes because it is low on the glycemic index. I'm not going to lie, spinach is a major part of my diet and I'll tell you why. For one, I am iron-deficient and spinach contains so much iron to help me control my anemia. If you're not a big meat eater like me, spinach will still help get you your daily intake of iron. Spinach also contains tons of vitamin A (hello good immune system!) and calcium for healthy bones. And spinach doesn't have to be thought of as a boring, bland vegetable. It's easy to cook and there are so many ways to make it yummy to eat. Greek yogurt has been trending in health for a while now, and for good reason! Greek yogurt is full of probiotics which majorly improves digestion. Plus, it is chock full of calcium, protein, zinc, and vitamins B6 and B12 and creamier than regular yogurt. That's a win! What is an essential food for your diet, but also won't break the bank? That's right. Beans. Beans are easily accessible (and inexpensive!) at any grocery store and they're jam packed with health benefits. They contain tons of fiber, protein, iron and you really can find so many ways to make them. Hopefully, these 4 foods become a major part of your diet. Let us know your fave super foods! Be sure to check out calm-down drinks that will help you wind down before bed and simple stretches to try before bed.
The Internet is no stranger to child stars that seem to gain popularity overnight - remember "Cash Me Outside" Girl? So when Instagram star “Backpack Kid” captivated audiences during Katy Perry’s SNL performance back in May, we knew kids all around the nation would be eager to copy his signature moves and universal style. Managing to steal the spotlight from the iconic pop singer, who was dressed in a quirky Beetlejuice-inspired coat, the young boy quickly won over our hearts with his hilarious “too cool for school” vibes. Needless to say, we knew from the moment we saw him, his look (and persona) would make history. In fact, we think his outfit is so great that it will make the perfect (and oh-so easy) Halloween costume this year! The best part? You may even have all the necessary items to recreate the look right in your very own home. Here’s everything you’ll need to make the clever costume so you won’t have to scramble to find everything at the very last minute. Trust us, this costume will make you the life of the party, and could even earn you the “Best Costume” of the night award! Starting from the top, you’ll simply need a plain gray T-shirt. Any high collar cotton tee will do. Try this Hanes version from Amazon, starting at only $2.66! It's super simple and just what you'll need to look like "Backpack Kid." [caption id="attachment_616727" align="aligncenter" width="196"] Hanes Ecosmart T-Shirt, $2.66[/caption] "Backpack Kid" clearly gets his groove on by wearing a comfortable pair of sweatpants. To nail the ensemble, try this sleek black pair from Fruit of the Loom, available at Amazon for $20. What's more, this version includes handy pockets for storing those extra pieces of candy. Enough said. [caption id="attachment_616725" align="aligncenter" width="196"] Fruit of the Loom Men's Pocketed Open-Bottom Sweatpants, $20[/caption] Here's the part that really makes the costume. You'll want to get specific for this item, so all the kids will be able to identify the character from a mile away. This MATMO camouflaged backpack from Amazon ($28.99) is a dead ringer for the real deal seen in the viral video. Plus, it’s not only a cool addition, but it’s also quite handy, too! Think of all that extra storage space it provides, when buckets and pockets simply aren’t enough to hold all those sweets. [caption id="attachment_616726" align="aligncenter" width="196"] MATMO Kids Backpack Waterproof Camouflage Student Backpack School Bag Bookbag, $28.99[/caption] Last but not least, the look wouldn’t be complete without "Backpack Kid’s" trusty watch. Of course, you couldn’t miss the piece as Perry’s backup dancer swung his arms from left to right in a hilarious new dance move he now dubs “The Russell.” Get your groove on with this G-Shock World Time Black Dial Men's watch, available for $69.99 on Amazon. Although it will probably be the most expensive part of the outfit, the authenticity it brings to the look is definitely worth the price. So what are you waiting for? Get the full outfit before "Backpack Kid's" fans get them first! [caption id="attachment_616724" align="aligncenter" width="196"] Casio G-Shock World Time Black Dial Men's watch, $69.99[/caption] [Photos: Youtube, Amazon]
Name a more powerful (and good looking) dynamic sister duo than Gigi and Bella Hadid, we dare you. From landing spreads in almost every major mag to stealing the show at New York Fashion Week, these genetically-blessed siblings have accomplished a lot more than their average 20 and 22-year-old counterparts. If you're not a celebrity junkie and you've somehow managed to avoid encountering any news on the Hadids, A.K.A. the new Kardashian family, here's a quick recap. One of their first claims to fame was appearing on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills with their mom, Yolanda. Now, they're huge names in the fashion industry and have landed themselves the notorious title of "it-girls." Woah. They've also made their marks on the celebrity dating scene—Bella used to date rapper The Weeknd, and Gigi is currently dating former One Direction singer Zayn Malik. These gals pretty much have it all, which makes them the perfect alter egos for Halloween. We rounded up all the DIY essentials to channel your inner style queen and grab a friend for Bella and Gigi Hadid Halloween costumes. First, decide which sister you want to dress as. Their mom describes Gigi as the blonde girl next door, and Bella as an edgy brunette. Choose wisely. For either of their costumes, it wouldn't be complete without a little Tommy Hilfiger action. Gigi actually has her own Tommy line, and is set to design another two collections in the future, so you obviously need to show that you're a true Tommy Girl in your Halloween outfit. Naturally, in true Hadid sister style, your Tommy Hilfiger top of choice should be of some sort of cropped variation. Not all of us can boast having chiseled cores like Bella and Gigi, so if you feel uncomfortable wearing a midriff-baring top, no worries. Pair it with super high waisted jeans or just tuck a regular length Tommy tee into your pants. Tommy Hilfiger Crop Top ($25) Here's an excuse to buy new jeans! The Hadid sisters are active wearers of ripped, high-waisted boyfriend style denim. Even though the modeling mavens have legs for days and the rest of us mere mortals have average-length stems, high waisted jeans give you the illusion of taller legs. Bella wears all-black more often, so look for darker jeans if she's your costume inspiration. Boyfriend Low Ripped Jeans ($39.99) What better way to show off your newly discovered longer legs than with sleek black booties? When they're not on the runway, both Bella and Gigi top off their street style looks with some elevated leather kicks. Opening Ceremony Livv Leather Bootie ($99.99) Even indoors in late October, you still need a pair of sunnies to block out the paparazzi, duh. The Hadid sisters frequently sport round shades, because they're super in right now, so this cheap pair can do the trick. H&M Round Sunglasses ($9.99) Since both Bella and Hadid are photo-taking extraordinares (as referenced by their combined 49+ million combined Instagram followers), use a selfie case as a prop for the finishing touch on your DIY costume. You can look and act the part with the Allure x Case-Mate light up selfie case to snap pictures in style. For more DIY 2017 Halloween costumes, check out a Wonder Woman costume, an Eleven from Stranger Things costume, and a Belle from Beauty and the Beast costume. [Photo: Splash]
Ariana Grande has continued to rise to queen superstar status in 2017, so it doesn’t come as a shock that you’re thinking of dressing up as the pop singer for Halloween this year. It’s certainly not a secret that Ariana loves to switch up her look, whether it’s for a music video, while she slays on the red carpet, or for her Dangerous Woman world tour style. While some of her street style looks resemble pieces you probably already have in your closet, other looks are definitely more elaborate. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to create an Ariana Grande “Dangerous Woman” Halloween costume inspired by her album artwork. This red hot look is sure to be a hit, especially since the outfit has already caught the attention of more than 66 million viewers in Ariana’s acapella music video. Everyone’s eyes will surely be all on you this Halloween. The styling options that are at your fingertips are endless when it comes to creating an exact replica of the "Dangerous Woman" look. Thankfully, many of the pieces that you can purchase are both affordable and stylish— you may even sport them after Oct. 31! For starters, it's time to hunt for that little black dress. Ariana's black latex look can be turned into a more practical outfit with this simple faux leather dress from Forever 21. While you could opt for an all latex look, sticking to this simple look can help you to save major bucks while also keeping your future outfit possibilities in mind. Let's be honest, a full-out latex look would only really work on Halloween. You could also pick up this affordable black bodysuit from H&M that’s more fit for everyday wear if you want to go for a skater skirt and bodysuit look. Faux Leather Mini Cami Dress ($11.99) Adding a little extra bling to an outfit never hurt anyone, right? Ariana flawlessly wears a crystal choker necklace to make her "Dangerous Woman" look truly sparkle. You can dish out some extra cash on such a beautiful piece yourself to add even more style to your everyday outfits. Nordstrom offers this Rose Station Choker Necklace that closely resembles to the one Ariana has. Rose Station Choker Necklace ($78) You can also copy the Dangerous Woman signature look with shoulder length black gloves as they will instantly give you major classy throwback vibes. While you certainly wouldn’t sport these every day, they are a fun addition to your Ariana-inspired Halloween costume. The best part? You can order them online or pick them up at your local Party City for an affordable cost. Adult Extra Long Black Gloves ($12.99) Saving the best part of the look for last, you’ll definitely want to recreate the iconic bunny headpiece that Ariana has donned to promote her album. While any rabbit ears would get the point across, you can copy the style with this black rabbit ear mask. Black Rabbit Ear Mask ($3.48) Gaining some inspiration from these pieces and ordering them for yourself will give you the perfect Ariana Grande "Dangerous Woman" Halloween costume in no time. You can check out these revealing Halloween costumes for more DIY ideas. [Photo: Instagram]