Prep for Prom: Six Steps to Glowing Skin
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! .
PSA: Prom Dresses Under $250
Prom 2022 is HERE! And if we’re being honest, prom night comes with a ton of to-do’s. Arranging transportation. Figuring out hair and makeup. To after-party or no? Honestly, the whole process can be very overwhelming. Not to mention, planning the entire thing on a strict budget is tricky business. And for a night as special as prom (um hello, once-in-a-lifetime occasion!) there’s no need to let the stress get in the way of the fun, especially when it comes to what to wear.
So if the countdown to prom is moving a little faster than your liking, allow us to intervene-we’ve highlighted a bunch of gorgeous long prom dresses that are all under $250! Browse through and get a feel for your faves-the Camille La Vie collection offers a diverse range of shades, silhouettes, and styles, all at a value you’ll love.
Ready to feel like you’ve just stepped onto the red carpet? Strut your stuff in dazzling sequin and glitter prom dresses, or go for the more demure satin finish to feel like a royal. To add to the drama, opt for a style with a thigh-bearing leg slit-we dare you to feel anything less than utter sophistication.
Add accessories if you like, although with these show-stopping looks, you won’t need much. Shoulder-grazing earrings and a jeweled bangle bracelet are all you need to take these looks to the next level. And as for the price tag? That stays between us.
Get your lavish look for less; shop more prom dresses under $250 on CLV.com!
Our Top Tips on Posing for Prom Pictures
In a world filled with selfies, stories, and other social media shenanigans, the pressure to look good in front of the camera has never been fiercer. And with prom night rapidly approaching, you and your gals are sure to be all over Tik Tok and the ‘gram (unless you’re taking a much-needed break from social media, which in that case…good for you, girl!) But as far as posing, a simple smile can be a tad…boring. And peace signs and duck lips? Let’s not even go there. Slay in front of the camera with our tips for owning every picture, video, Boomerang- anything, really.
Try the Tongue TrickOkay, okay, we know we mentioned that a simple smile can be a little too basic, but hear us out! For those classic moments when you just have to (hello posing in front of the mantel!), gently press your tongue to the roof of your mouth as you grin. This trick helps lengthen your neck and jawline and (ta da!) eliminates a double chin. Sign. Us. Up.
Check Your PostureRepeat after us: Do. Not. Slouch. Rather than over-arching your back, pretend an invisible string is pulling you up from the crown of your head. Think of lengthening versus bending your spine back (because…ouch).
Turn to the SideFact: no one looks flattering facing the camera head-on. Whether you’re in a group photo or posing solo, angle your body about 45 degrees to the side (i.e. midway between facing the camera and totally sideways) Don’t forget to tilt your face slightly as well, and if one arm is free, place it on your hip for a super slender effect.
Don’t Forget Your LegsLooking fab in photos is truly a head-to-toe effort! Make your legs look long, lean, and model-esque by crossing one foot behind the other. Bonus: this tip also works if you’re sitting down!
Do Your Own ThingThis one only applies to group shots. Whether you’re posing with one or three of your besties, have everyone casually do their own thing for a natural, non-stiff look. Pop one leg, blow a kiss, or giggle while looking at the gal next to you for an adorable, we’re-totally-being-spontaneous shot. The best tip for a flawless photo? A standout prom dress! Find endless styles on CLV.com. Xo, Camille
Which 2023 Prom Dress Trend Should You Wear?
‘Tis the season…to start thinking about #PROM2023! And with a new decade comes a host of new prom dress trends. So step away from the neutrals and conventional metallic shades of the holidays…it’s time to lighten (and brighten!) up with the tones of Spring. Whether you’ve got your look on lock or are yet to decide, one thing’s for sure: these 5 trends are sure to be everywhere. Scroll below to get seriously inspired for Prom 2023.
Shop: Jersey Triple Cut Out Dress with Sweep Train
The come back of cut outs has returned and better than ever! Go completely fashion-forward in a cutout prom dress, like this open back jersey style.
Shop: 3D Embroidered V Back Mermaid Dress With Mesh Godets
The new way to wear florals? In the form of embroidery! Rock this delicate design at #PROM2023 to feel like a princess all night long. This plunging prom dress is ready for its debut.
Shop: Metallic Crinkle Grecian Tank Plunge Dress
Who said metallic meant strictly silver, gold, and bronze? Break out of the conventional with a Emerald prom dress with a sheen metallic finish. And don’t forget to take tons of 360-degree Snapchats because that back. Fire.
Shop: Sequin Lace Up Dress with Side Slit
Let it shine and shine in head to toe sequins! After all, it is the start of the Roaring 23’s! A metallic number makes a modern statement like none other; try this futuristic-looking style with an up-to there leg slit.
Shop: Stretch Satin Ruched Mermaid Dress with Rhinestone Straps
PSA to all the #QUEENS out there: this is your prom dress! Satin’s shiny finish is all you need to look and feel like the regal lady you are. And TBH, with a dress like this, you can totally take or leave that crown.
Discover more prom dress trends by shopping the collection here!
Fashion Forecast: Prom 2023
Cookie baking! Gift exchanges! Shopping galore! With all the merrymaking going on this month, it’s tough to look beyond at-dare we say-2023. But the new decade is fast approaching, and it’s almost time to talk prom. Call it the 80’s influence, but it’s about to get loud for Prom 2023. Think voluminous details, bold colors, and a whole lot of shine. Ready to dive into the new decade? Let’s begin…
Shop: Floral Embroidered Ballgown
Pastels for spring? We know, we know, not exactly groundbreaking. But hear us out: the prettiest styles are in store for Spring 2023. Think plenty of airy, fairy-tale-like silhouettes in gorgeous muted hues.
Shop: Metallic crinkle Grecian dress
Yes, metallic has found its place outside the holiday season…and for good reason! Gold, silver, gunmetal; looks like we just found our latest GILT-y pleasure. Test-drive the trend with a knit cutout prom dress with pretty rhinestone trim.
Shop: Sequin Lace Up Dress
Calling all divas! Head to toe shine, whether it’s beading, sequins, or glitter-is ready to turn heads at #PROM23. Step into the spotlight in an open back sequin prom dress, like this stunning rose style. You glow, girl.
Shop: Plunging Beaded Satin A line Dress
Satin’s sticking around for another season, and it’s easy to see why. This luxe, regal fabric gives off a subtle shine that’s perfect if you don’t want an over-the-top look. Give a nod to the trend by slipping into this royal blue satin prom dress bearing a chic leg slit and sheer corset bodice.
Shop more of 2023's hottest prom dresses in our new arrivals!
Camille La Vie Makes Prom Dreams Come True at The Glam of Giving
Prom dresses for a good cause? That sums up The Glam of Giving, which took place at the Vince Lombardi Center of Hope in Newark, NJ on Friday, April 15. The event had one objective: helping underprivileged girls look and feel like a princess for their prom. Here at Camille La Vie, we strive to help every girl find "the one" - from prom dresses to wedding dresses and beyond. Memories from these special events last a lifetime, and the perfect dress only adds to the magic.
Camille La Vie gifted 30 of the 150 prom dresses at the event, contributing to the shoes and accessories donated by other New Jersey vendors as well. Dozens of excited teenage girls shopped the racks, with the company of Miss Newark and Miss New Jersey USA Alexandra Lakhman.
The girls come from modest-income families who simply can't afford to spend $300 or more on a prom dress. Fourteen-year-old Jaylene Santana, who was seeking a gown for her eighth grade prom, found her dream dress from Camille La Vie. "It's just so beautiful! It makes me feel like a Disney princess...like a better version of myself," she said, holding her pastel pink embroidered style.
The right prom dress goes beyond a picture-perfect appearance; but rather empowering young women to feel beautiful in their own skin. Prom isn't just the average school dance; it's a night to dress to the nines, connect, and have fun with your classmates. To us, that's a feeling worth celebrating.
Read more about The Glam of Giving event here!