Step by Step Halloween Makeup Guide

It’s almost Halloween! Which means by now you’re putting the final touches on your costume…or in a panic because you still don’t have a costume. Let me make your life a little easier with this Step by Step Halloween 2016 Makeup Guide I wrote for CBS. Makeup artist Vito Palazzolo breaks down how to do some of the trendiest looks this Halloween for the ultimate costume. Here are some more Best Halloween costumes for Fall 2016 to check out as well! You can read the full makeup article here.


Happy Halloween!

5 Scariest Haunted Houses in America


Happy Halloween! With the final weekend of October approaching be sure to check outthe  5 Scariest Haunted Houses in America. If you REALLY enjoy being scared be sure to stop by on of these haunted houses to get the full Halloween experience. Just make sure you can handle being touched, grouped, maybe even faux water boarded. The videos alone were enough to give me nightmares. Check out the article here.


New York, Los Angeles

Adults 18+ Only



Dent Schoolhouse

Cincinnati Ohio

Parental Adivsory Explict Content



Haunted Hoochie at Dead Achres

Pataskala, Ohio

Parental Adivsory Explict Content



Freakling Bros: The Victim Experience

Las Vegas, Nevada

Adults 18 + only


McKamey Manor

San Diego, California

Adults 21+ Only!



Best Halloween Costumes for Fall 2016

Still deciding what to be for Halloween? Try some of these ideas! They’ll be the hottest costumes on All Hallows Eve. Check out this article I wrote for CBS here.


Be sure to keep checking back for more Halloween fun and an upcoming article for Halloween Makeup Tutorials.


Happy Halloween,

City Girl Riss

5 Pumpkin Spice Recipes You’ll Love

So this article that I wrote for CBS was technically supposed to be recipes that kids will love but i’m a big kid and I LOVE these recipes. I also happen to work with kids and these little guys gave these recipes two thumbs up. They’re easy to make and will have your house smelling like sugar, pumpkin spice, and everything nice! It’s easy to make your own pumpkin spice or you can pick up a pre made spice mixture at your grocery store. I got mine from Trader Joe’s but any spice mixture will do. To be honest, I am not the biggest fan of pumpkin but these recipes had me coming back again and again. Let me know how they worked out for you in the comments section! Read the full article and get the recipes here.



Happy Halloween,

City Girl Riss

5 Spookiest Halloween Travel Destinations

Here’s an article I wrote for CBS about 5 of the Spookiest Travel Destinations. This year I will be going to Halloween Horror Nights in Orlando, Florida! In 2013, I spent Halloween weekend at Burg Frankenstein where the actors are allowed to touch you. It was certainly my least favorite part about the interactive experience. However, no one was quite as scared as my good friend Melanie. Dear Mel, these are my absolute favorite please don’t hate me. I love you! Thank you Kelly for the pictures. You can read the full article here.




Happy Halloween,

City Girl Riss

How To Turn Your Home Into A Haunted House

With Halloween approaching it’s not too late to decorate your home! Get in the spirit with these easy DIY decorations that you and your whole family will love.


Check out the Article on CBS here.


Happy Halloween!

City Girl Riss