Prep for Prom: Six Steps to Glowing Skin

PREP FOR PROM: 10 Beauty Tips Every Girl Should Know

French Fashion Words to Know for Prom 2022

The Only Music Playlist You'll Need For Prom '22

The Ultimate Guide to Prep for Prom '17

Prom Dress Shopping 101

Prom 2022: A Total Planning Checklist

Join Our CLV Prom Committee!

Meet the Band: Midnight Red!

Prep for Prom: 10 Tips to Get Super Fit

How to Determine Which Dress Color Fits You Best

Undergarments to Work with Every Dress Style

Top Skincare Tips in Preparation for Prom!

Prep Your Dress for Prom 2022!

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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! .

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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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French Fashion Words to Know for Prom 2022

Camille La Vie Prom DressesWe already know that the French are super stylish peeps, but did you know that certain fashion words we use are straight from their language? Words like boutique, tulle and ombré don’t even need transition, but if you’re looking to expand your vocab, we’ve got you covered. To get a small taste of our prom catalog, check out the French words to know, below, and feel free to whip them out whether you’re heading to Paris or en route to prom (or just looking to impress your French teacher!)

Très chic: “Very stylish”

Chances are you’ve heard this popular phrase before! Whether it’s at prom or on a random occasion, make someone’s day by telling them their style is très chic. They’re sure to love you forever and ever (we know we would!) Pronounce it: “Treh sheek”

Rouge: “Red”

Ooh la la! Our 2022 prom dress collection is booming with this haute shade! Make a punchy statement by rocking this power color for the big dance, then impress your crew with your stellar French pronunciation of it. Pronounce it: “Roozh”

Déco: “decoration” or “embellishments”

Deck out with tons of déco! From beading and sequins to tulle and lace, a prom dress is nothing without show-stopping details! Be on the lookout for high shine and delicate extras (you won’t have to look hard –your eyes will draw right to these striking looks!) Pronounce it: “Deco”

Bleu: “Blue”

Soothing and ever-so chic; there’s a reason Cinderella wore this classic color to the ball! Whether you go for a soft tone or high shine, there’s a hue for everyone en bleu. Pronounce it: “Bloo”

Élégant: “Elegant”

No hidden meaning here! Just get your French accent ready; aside from the e’s, the only difference with this term is how you say it. Embody élégance on prom night with a dress that’s long, flowy, and ready for a slow dance or two. Warning: your evening’s about to take a turn for the classy. Pinkies up! Pronounce it: “Ilee-gan”

Éblouissant: “Dazzling”

This one’s a toughie, but it’s perfect for describing the déco prom dress of your dreams (see what we did there?) Casually drop the term while prom dress shopping with mom or your girls; you’re sure to get an interesting reaction. Scenario: Friend holds up a plain prom dress. You: “I’m actually looking for a style that’s more… éblouissant.” Pronounce it: “Eh-blu-ee-san

Luxueux brocade: “Luxurious brocade”

Okay, okay, so this phrase might be a little less ordinary, but nail the pronunciation and you’ll sound seriously French. What even is brocade? A fabric, with a slightly raised pattern that offers a super lavish finish (not to mention is a huge trend this year). Find an entire section of brocade dresses in our 2022 catalogue! Pronounce it: “Loox-ee-uh bro-cad”

J’adore: “I love” or “I adore”

How sweet! Say this to your bestie to let her know how much you appreciate her – or her style! Pronounce it: “Sjay-door”

Robe: “Dress”

You know we couldn’t leave this one out! Just don’t pronounce it like the garment you wear over your pj’s. Pronounce it: “Rhub” Xo, Camille
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The Only Music Playlist You'll Need For Prom '22

Prom Music Playlist Let’s face it: between tulle, tears, and future #tbt moments, prom night can get emotional. We totally get it; on such an iconic night, the pressure for everything to be perfect is real. In the midst of beauty time and coordinating with your crew, it’s easy to get lost in the sparkly shuffle about what prom’s really about: having an amazing night with even more amazing people! And what sets the tone for an unforgettable evening? Music! Whether you like to get down to the most current beats or prefer Gaga and Beyoncé classics, our playlist is a music mix that will surely get you pumped up for prom, from getting ready beforehand to the last song of the evening. Now get ready to make some memories, one twerk at a time. Xo, Camille
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The Ultimate Guide to Prep for Prom '17

Ultimate Prom Guide It may be months before you slip on that corsage and tear up the dance floor like Beyonce, but it’s never too soon to start thinking about Prom ’17! What with all the important decision-making that comes with formal, where does a girl begin? Right here, right now dolls. Read on for must-have tips to get the ball rolling for the glam night. Let the prep begin!

The Prom Dress

You bet we’re starting with the dress! Rather than go from store to store in a total fog, start thinking now about the colors, cuts, and silhouettes you love. Have you been told that blue brings out your eyes? Or that green looks ah-mazing with your skin tone? Do you love to show off your legs, back, shoulders, etc? Take these Q’s into consideration when selecting your prom dress! And if you live for being a trendsetter, our spring lineup contains tons of hot trends that hit the status whoa. Not to mention our surprise collab with a hot boy band that we can’t wait to reveal! Browse to begin the journey towards your dream dress!

The Prom Makeup

Similar to the dress, makeup is all about personal style. Are you a romantic? Consider gold hues or a red or pink lip for a princess-worthy finish. More on the edgy side? A cat-eye is purr-fect for you! Still stumped? When all else fails, remember your daily makeup routine. Looking like your most gorgeous self at prom is the goal, so don’t assume you need to load up on the makeup if you sport a more natural look on the reg.

The Prom Hair

Oh the possibilities with hair! Once you have a dress lined up, the question mark on your hairstyle will likely get easier. Long cascading curls or half up-dos look fab with strapless styles, while high-neck looks like racer fronts and Cleo collars pair great with full up-dos. Or, toss the unwritten rules and just do you. Whether you choose a simple or elaborate hairstyle, looking like yourself is key.

The Prom Skin

Who doesn’t want glowing skin? Keep your complexion selfie-ready for prom and beyond by following a special skincare regimen. Visit your dermatologist ASAP to take care of any flare-ups or to talk skin strategy in the weeks and months leading up to formal. On a side note, resist the urge to pick at blemishes and remember to always wash makeup off before bed.

The Prom Bod

Get your figure in tip-top shape before prom by keeping up with a fitness routine you love! Whether you are obsessed with the calming effects of yoga, like to pound it out on the treadmill, or get your daily sweat on at volleyball practice, staying consistent with a healthy exercise regimen is critical for looking and feeling your best. Check your local gym for student discounts or find an awesome workout online. And who knows? You might love it so much to do it all year long. Follow these tips to look polished and pretty for prom night! Xo, Camille
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Prom Dress Shopping 101

Prom Dress Shopping 101 The 6 Rules of Prom Dress Shopping: It's officially Prom 2023 season! We know how excited you must be to start shopping for your dress, but also know how overwhelmed you may feel about finding the perfect one. With new arrivals dropping in-stores and online, from trendy to timeless, we've got you covered! We guarantee you'll find the right one for you, as long as you go in knowing a few key rules! Now, KEEP CALM AND SHOP PROM! Rule number 1: Research what's trending. Whether or not you want to follow them, knowing what's trending can be a huge help when you're out shopping. You'll have a better idea of what to expect and what you want to look for once you know what's popular right now. Hint: High shine is in right now, so keep an eye out for glitter and sequins in our Prom 2023 collection! Rule number 2: Figure out your personal style. How do you want to look at prom? Trendy? Classic? Edgy? Dreamy? With so many different styles to emulate, it's easy to get overwhelmed, but there's a simple solution. Take a look at your daily wardrobe. How do you dress on a daily basis? For the most part your personal prom style is just your daily style with a glam revamp! After all, you want to stay true to you! Rule number 3: Learn what style looks good on your body type! Finding the right prom dress has a lot to do with a sense of style and attitude, but it's also got a lot to do with shape. You may love a dress for the way it looks on the hanger and hate the way it looks on you. That's because some hem lines and bodices may not be as flattering on certain body types. For example, if you're super petite, a huge ballgown may overwhelm your tiny frame. Remember to keep your shape in mind while you shop! Rule number 4: The Buddy System! Bring along a few trusted friends for honest opinions, but remember it's you who ultimately wears the dress so don't let anyone talk you out of something you love and feel comfortable in. Whether you bring your mom or your best friend or both, they can all play a big part in helping you select the prom dress of your dreams! Rule number 5: Always try dresses you wouldn't normally go for. Force yourself out of your style comfort zone, you may hate what you try or you may fall in love; either way, it's fun and necessary to experiment with your fashion sense! If you're a girl who always goes for sparkle and glitter, why not try a sleek unembellished dress with cool cutouts? And vice versa. Rule number 6: Keep it school appropriate. Last but not least, be sure to keep in mind that Prom is a school funded event; therefore, you should dress respectfully. Don't freak out, there are tasteful ways of looking drop dead gorgeous for prom. Keep an eye out for dresses with peeks of cutouts or illusion if you want to show some skin without going over-the-top. Now that you're an expert on shopping, take a peek at our 2023 prom dress collection! Xo, Camille