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Beauty ULTIMATE PROM GUIDE Prom preparation prom tips

Prep for Prom: Six Steps to Glowing Skin

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You might be wondering how you are going to get your skin to look perfect for prom. Don’t stress out! Getting your skin to look clean and glowing is actually a lot easier and cheaper than you think. Don’t go crazy trying to buy all of these products at top dollar to help cleanse your skin. By following these six simple steps you can have the glowing skin you've always dreamed of in no time! And with prom night getting close, you'll surely achieve those goals if you get started now. 1. Start with Steam. The steam from taking a hot shower can help open your pores so you can get all of the gunk out of your skin and let the good stuff in. 2. Drink up! Water is definitely your friend if you want beautiful glowing skin. Even just the slightest dehydration can cause your skin to look dull. Water can help give your skin a natural glow and helps eliminate the puffiness underneath your eyes. So make sure you drink lots of water weeks before prom so your skin is perfect for the big day. 3. Sleep, Sleep and more Sleep: Lack of sleep can be extremely detrimental for your skin. It can leave behind dark circles and bags, which is definitely not what you want on prom night. While you sleep, your skin is being restored and renewed from the day’s wear and tear. It can help improve the texture of you skin and give it that supple, gorgeous glow. Make sure you develop an appropriate sleeping schedule (at least 8 hours of sleep a night) before prom. 4. Green Tea: Drinking a cup of tea every night a couple of weeks before prom is a cheap and easy way to get glowing skin. The antioxidants in green tea help to flush out toxins and keep your body hydrated. 5. Don’t forget to exfoliate! Make sure you exfoliate once or twice a week for a couple of weeks before prom. Your body is shedding skin cells all the time so it is important to get rid of dead skin or else it will end up looking dull and dry. Use products like Clean & Clear Advantage 3-1 Exfoliating cleanser for your face and Neutrogena Body Clear Body Wash to help give your skin a glowing look. 6. Give Your Skin Oxygen: Spend some time every day doing some exercises to help improve your skin. The increased oxygen supply to your blood stream during exercise helps improve your complexion and gives you an instant glow. So dish the thought of having to buy high-end, expensive skin products to get that glow. All it takes is some natural healing and detoxifying methods in a set routine and a couple trusty skincare items at a fraction of the cost of those luxury brands and you're good to go! .

Beauty ULTIMATE PROM GUIDE Prom preparation prom tips

PREP FOR PROM: 10 Beauty Tips Every Girl Should Know

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As a girl, getting ready for prom can be a complicated task. Guys have it easy: rent a tux, buy a corsage and have little prep work the day of prom. But for girls it is a different story. Getting the perfect prom look could take lots of time and preparation. There is finding your dream prom dress, shoes, makeup, and hairstyle to complete your head-to-toe look. With so many things to think about, prom can be a very overwhelming time. That is where this list is here to help. Here are 10 easy beauty tips to help get you ready for prom and have a great night! 1. Find the right moisturizer: Finding the right moisturizer for your exact skin type can do wonders to make your skin smooth and shiny. Imperialis from Lush Cosmetics is a perfect moisturizer that works for basically all skin types. All of their products are handmade and consist of all natural ingredients. No harmful chemicals are added to their products, making your skin look healthy and smooth. 2. Start whitening your teeth early. The perfect smile can make all the difference at prom. It is important to start whitening you teeth at least two weeks before prom to achieve those pearly whites. Products like Crest White Strips work great and are easy to use. 3. Freeze your makeup: Once you apply you foundation and makeup on your eyes and cheek, stick your face in the freezer for about 20 seconds. Now you might be thinking “why on earth would I put my face in the freezer?” Your makeup will essentially “freeze” to your face, making it last longer then usual. 4. Clean up your brows: Some might get their brows done the day of or before prom but this is a bad idea. Some girls might have sensitive skin and will get red marks that take sometime to go away. About one week before prom will give you enough time to get them done and look great for the big night. 5. Finding the best hairstyle: Months before prom, schedule a “practice” session with you hairstylist. It might happen that the hairstyle you picked doesn’t look exactly the way you thought it would. Getting a practice run will give you an idea how your hair will turn out, saving you from a potential mistake. 6. Getting the perfect tan: While most people book multiple tanning bed sessions before prom, this can eventually damage you skin. Spray tans are a healthier option to get that perfect glowing skin for prom. Take some time to find the right spray tan for your skin like St. Tropez Bronzing Mist. 7. Hydrate your hair: Dry and damaged hair not only doesn’t look good but it can cause problems when styling your hair. Use a leave-in conditioner like this multi-tasking hair mist from Ouai . This will leave you hair super soft and hydrated without weighing it down. 8. Highlight your eyes OR your mouth: One of the biggest mistakes you can make is putting on too much makeup. Have a nice clean look by highlighting either your eyes or lips. If you focus on lips try a bright color like red or pink from fan-favorite Kylie Cosmetics. If you want to make your eyes pop instead, go all out with liner, shadow and mascara. Maybelline makes a variety of cost-friendly products to help get the right look for your eyes. 9. Use a good deodorant: This is especially important if you are going to be dancing the night away at prom. A product like Dove Advanced Care Beauty doesn’t leave white marks and it will keep you smelling fresh all night long! 10. Pick the right shoes: Having the right shoes is an important part of preparing for prom. Not only do you want shoes that look good but also feel good. You are going to be walking around a lot and dancing so you want shoes that aren’t going to hurt your feet. Master these TEN TIPS and you'll be ready to party the night away at Prom...and feel absolutely fresh 'n fabulous from head to toe! XO, Camille La Vie

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Valentine's Day Ideas Whether You're Single or Coupled Up

Valentine's Day PlansCue the groans (or the cheers); it’s Valentine’s Day! Whatever your stance on the holiday, it’s a day to honor love, and that alone is worth celebrating. While the day historically seems to honor couples, more recently it evolved to friends (hellooo Galentine’s Day!) parents, and even pets. No plans yet? Scroll below for our celebration ideas whether you’re single, coupled up, or seeking a night with your girlfriends. Not a candlelit dinner in sight!

With Your Bae

Go for a hike. Whether it’s a popular trail that’s a short drive away or local park around the corner, spending time in nature is a scientific mood-booster. Make a day of it with your other half by packing a picnic lunch, exploring new trails, and enjoying fab views. Because it's outdoors, we recommend saving this activity for a weekend afternoon versus Valentine's night. Plus...did we mention its free? Order in. Stray from the typical pricy dinner out and opt instead for a chill night in! From pizza to tacos to Chinese food; the menu options are limitless. Then cue up a movie you’ve both been dying to see as you veg out on the couch. Romance at its finest. Skip right to the sweets. Rather than shell out big bucks for a fancy-schmancy feast, have a normal dinner at home and go out for dessert instead. Whether it’s a cool fondue place, crepes, or waffles and ice cream, the saying “save room for dessert” has never rang more true.

With Your Girls

Bake something yummy together. Cookies, cake, donuts, you name it! Better yet, each choose something and make it a friendly competition, having a neutral third party, like a sibling, be the judge. Regardless of who wins, you’ll all have plenty of goodies to share! Go bowling. Even if you’re horrible. Even if you haven’t bowled since your tenth birthday party. At the end of the day, it’ll make for a fun story with lots of laughs (and gutterballs!). Have a rom-com movie marathon. Complete with popcorn and make-your-own-sundaes! Have each of your besties pick their fave flick, then get together slumber party-style with pjs, pizza, and face masks. No boys allowed!

With Yourself

Take your dog for a nice long walk. Though you’re not technically by yourself, is there anything more chill than spending time with your fave furry friend? Make it a point to be mindful during your walk; avoid peeking at your phone and let your pooch spend some extra minutes sniffing around that tree before you tug him away. No dog? Offer to walk someone else’s; perhaps a neighbor’s or your bestie’s. Buy yourself something pretty. Flower and chocolate? Sure. That cute clutch you’ve forever had your eye on? Even better. Treat yo’ self to a little gift, because, why not? Now’s your chance. Have a spa night. Candles, soft music, and all! What better day for some tender loving care than Valentine’s Day? Take a bubble bath, paint your nails, cue up your fave show on Netflix, whatever relaxing ritual means self-care to you! Because sometimes, your own company is the best company. Still love a classic dinner out? We’ve got outfit options for days on…or depending on your plans, check out a few of our fave short cocktail dresses. Happy Valentine’s Day! Xo, Camille
Beauty holiday hairstyles style guide

Your Holiday Hair Inspiration is Right Here

Holiday HairstyleYour clutch is packed, presents are poised for unwrapping, and your holiday dress is hanging patiently in the closet, but your hair? That’s a separate issue. While you could always go for the classic curls or straightened strands for this year’s party, it might be fun to experiment. Venture away from your tried-and-true style with an easy update like a glam high bun or deep side part. Ready to try a new ‘do? Whether you’re headed to a restaurant feast, NYE party, or annual gathering at Aunt Linda’s house, cap off your party dress with a super sleek hairstyle. Scroll below to get ultra-inspired. Ponytail with RibbonGot 5 minutes? Then you’ve got time for this simple, yet chic ‘do! Tie a gold ribbon around a low ponytail, then tease the back for some volume. So pretty, so festive, so done. Elsa BraidMove over Elsa; there’s a new princess in town! Loosely curl random strands around the crown of your head for a tousled, romantic look, then braid it up in honor of your favorite Frozen lady. “Let it goooo…” Old Holly Glam CurlsWell, hello, Old Hollywood glam! Use a comb to create a deep side part on one side of your head, then grab your curling iron to create soft barrel curls. No Oscar nom necessary. Curly HairWondering how to tame your uber-curly tresses? No need; apply your fave styling cream and just let your natural texture flow! Use a pretty hair clip to pin back any locks that fall in your face. Tousled Bun HairstyleSecond day hair, who dis? This high bun fares well on a day when you’re in-between washes. Spritz hair with texturizing spray to give it a lived-in look, then roll into a bun on top of your head. Leave a few stray pieces out in front, then loosely curl for a fancy finish. Half UpdoFor a polished finish to any look, straighten your strands, then pull back into a half up-do and fasten with a fancy barette to complete your #ootn. Who said holiday hair had to be complicated? Half Updo with PoofBombshell hair, right this way! Great if your tresses are naturally wavy, spriz in texturizing spray, then pull hair back and poof it up at the crown to add volume. Braided HairstyleFulfill your inner flower child with this boho-glam style! Starting at the crown, French braid each side, leaving the bottom half of hair loose. Fasten the braids together with a festive pin, then curl remaining hair. Next year’s prom look, perhaps? Now let's shift from festive tresses to dresses; pull your whole look together and shop all holiday dresses! Xo Camille
Beauty holiday gift guide

Holiday Gifts $35 and Under

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The stockings are hung. The cookies are baked. And the gift list is, well, in progress. Seriously, how did you wind up with so many gift exchanges? If you’re feeling a little fa-la-la frazzled, allow us to help: all of these presents are super cute, plus $35 and under. You’re welcome, darlings.

Lavender Cedarwood Sweet Dreams Gift Set

The color lavender may have had its moment, but the scent is here to stay! Her dreams will be extra-sweet when she winds down with this body wash and lotion set. The soothing lavender aroma and smooth texture will send her off to dreamland in no time. #Loveit.

Mario Badescu Drying Lotion and Facial Spray Duo

This one’s for the sustainable chick: a face duo that’s vegan, has recyclable packaging, and contains under 1% of synthetic fragrances. Not to mention, this travel-size lotion and facial spray targets acne, blemishes, and dryness, and is good for all skin types. Perfect for a quick refresh mid-party.

Pop Fizz Cheers! Nail Polish Set

Gift her dazzling digits with this festive mani set! And you can’t beat the price; scoop up a couple of these kits for when those last-minute presents pop up (like your neighbor or brother’s new girlfriend).

Origins Mask and Go on the Go Masking Must-Haves Set

Hard truth: holidays = stress = skin flare-ups. Keep her in the clear with this fun on the go mask set! Perfect for tucking into her medicine cabinet or carry-on, these masks all target different skin concerns, from oily texture to dryness. Nothing like the gift of self-care.

52 Lists for Happiness Journal

Whether she loves to write or could use a little gratitude boost, there’s no denying how cute this journal will look on your bestie’s nightstand. Get her inspiration flowing for the year ahead with these weekly lists for happiness (and scoop one up for yourself while you’re at it!)

Satin Pleated Clutch

Give her something that’ll come in clutch this season…a pretty satin handbag! Perfect for when she’s party hopping all month long, this festive clutch comes in 4 neutral shades that will complement any holiday outfit. For a cute surprise, tuck a few of her fave lip glosses inside. And bonus: she won’t be on the hunt for a handbag come prom season.



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Fill Your Beach Bag with These Summer Beauty Essentials

Summer Beauty EssentialsA few short weeks and summer will be HERE (can we get a whattttt?!) In preparation, we have a few essential products you’ll want in your beach bag ASAP. We already did the digging; scroll below to beat the heat in gorgeous, glowing style.

Playa mini styling essentials kit

From beaches to barbecues, when it comes to effortless summer hair styling, Playa never disappoints. And this portable trio doesn’t disappoint either: The Leave-In Conditioner will take your beach frizz and soften tangles, the Mini Endless Summer Spray will creates soft and tousled texture, and the Mini Ritual Hair Oil will add weightless shine. This trio will polish your post beach look.

Made for curls coil ties

Nope, not your grandma’s telephone cord. During those dog days where you just can’t bear to wear your hair down, this coil hair ring should best be on your wrist. Why, you ask? It’s super strong grip is long-lasting, doesn’t dry hair out, and-get this-won’t cause headaches. ::Add to cart::

Purity Made Simple Pore Extractor Exfoliating Clay Mask

Sometimes, you just need to kick back and relax with a mask. And when you do, make sure it’s this natural exfoliant. It minimizes pores, gets rid of blackheads, and leaves skin with a pretty glow. Not to mention, its travel size is perfect for taking on your next vacay.

PURE gradual tanning lotion

The true OG of self-tanners, this moisturizing lotion creates a gradual, streak-free tan with totally natural reults. And bonus; you’re not left with that pungent self-tanner smell. Smooth it on daily and you’ll be shades darker for swimsuit season, no ticket to the Bahamas needed.

Benefit lip blush & cheek tint

‘Tis the season for bronzer, bronzer, bronzer, but let’s give blush another moment in the spotlight. This richly pigmented lip and cheek tint comes in 6 sweet shades and is easily buildable for day or night. This doubles as a blush and lipstick with no brush needed to apply! And did we forget to add it’s super affordable?!

Voluminous Lash Paradise Waterproof Mascara

From sweat to swim, this waterproof mascara has your back lashes. Just one swoop of this formula gives length and volume, and the wand’s bristles leave lashes with a feathery, long-lasting finish. #Goals. Xo, Camille