Friday, March 25, 2016

Etude House Berry Delicious Lash Perm Curl Fix Mascara

To be honest, I only bought this mascara for the packaging because I love strawberries and this mascara had strawberries printed all over the top of the mascara tube. Well, it wasn’t the only reason. I really wanted a light brown mascara and the color they offered was a light brown. I had high expectations for this mascara, and I wasn’t disappointed! 
The seller I bought it from: 

Packaging: *****
It’s so cute! I love the color combo because it reminds me of chocolate covered strawberries *mouth waters*. Not only that, but there are strawberries all over the mascara tube too! The mascara wand is kinda weird. It’s a bit iffy, but it gets the job done pretty nicely! I use the closer bristled part to comb out my lashes and extend them, then I go into the wider bristled part to add more volume.IMG_0233.JPG

Color: *****
It’s a really nice milk chocolate light brown color. My eyelashes are black, and this mascara tinted it to this soft brown color that I’ve been looking for!

Lasting power: *****
When I say this is waterproof, IT’S WATERPROOF! It won’t come off with water, and you have to use an oil based makeup remover (I use coconut oil) to really get rid of it.

Does it work? *****
I haven’t tried this with uncurled lashes, but with curled lashes, it definitely extended my eyelashes making them look long with a natural voluminous look to them. It held up the curl really well and didn’t let my lashes droop all day. It really is magic!

^ Before (uncurled) ^After (curled with mascara)

Overall: *****
I would definitely recommend this to people who have trouble with keeping their curl throughout the day and also with smudging. It’s great for asian lashes, and I’m sure it would work just as well for any other lash types! Plus, the packaging is really cute :).

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Underrated Stores for Prom Dresses

Underrated Stores for Prom Dresses
by Alicia Massey & Michelle Tejada, staff reporters

PROM. It’s a four letter word that requires a lot of preparation. The guys are expected to dress in suits and girls hunt for the perfect dress. Prom dress shopping is difficult. The style, color, length, designer, and price all come into play.

They carry a variety of well known designers such as Jovani (as shown above in the photos), Sherri Hill, La Femme, Terani Couture, and Aidan Mattox. The store is located in Long Island. If interested, Flair recommends that you schedule an appointment ahead of time.

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(screenshotted from camillelavie.com)

Camille La Vie has tons of different types of dresses for your style and a wide range of colors. From nude to hot pink, this store has all the hues. This store is located in Long Island, New Jersey, and New York.  

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This store has tons of prom dresses on sale from $30-$395. This store includes designers such as Lauren Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Betsy and Adam, etc. This store can be found in many places and one of the famous and oldest one is located in Manhattan, NY.

(screenshotted from Macy’s.com)

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Lord and Taylor has prom dresses for many different budgets. The dresses range from $40 to $1,500. They sell many dress by widely known designers such as Calvin Klein, Guess, Mac Duggal, Nicole Muller, Vince Camuto, and etc.

5. Pzaz

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Pzaz has a new prom 2016 prom collection that includes well known designers such as Sherri Hill, Faviana, and Alyce. They have multiple styles with different lengths. This store is located in Middle Country Rd.

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(screenshotted from: http://www.davidsbridal.com)
David’s Bridal is generally known for their wedding dresses and bridesmaid dresses. Not many would know that they have a selection of dresses. They offer most sized dresses (0- 26).

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For over 27 years, they have been selling party/prom dresses, shoes, and accessories. They buy overstock from stores such as Lord and Taylor, Bloomingdales, Macy's, etc. All dresses are sold for $109.99 and below. Purses are sold at $35, shoes at $30, and accessories at $15 and below. They are located in Maspeth.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Mac "Sweet Sakura" Lipstick

(Excuse my dry hands)

     To be honest, I got this lipstick for it's name "Sweet Sakura". It has two of my favorite things in life, sweet things and sakura flowers. When I tried it on at the Mac counter, I bought it after I tried it out. I'm glad this shade became my very first Mac lipstick!
Price: ***
-It's not THAT bad, but it's pretty expensive for something that I barely apply. 

Packaging: ****
-It looks sleek and like very compact. I especially like the silver lettering.

Shade: *****
-It's really pretty! It's very muted in the photo I took, but in real life, it's a bright red with pinky undertones and has a slight golden shimmer. 

Texture: ****
-It's very creamy and glides on the lips effortlessly. But, I feel that other drugstore lipsticks can also mimic the texture of these lipsticks, for half the price.

Overall: ****
-The names nice, the shade's beautiful, and it's a really good quality lipstick! For $17 I feel like it's what you pay for. 

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Rosebud Salve: Strawberry Lip Balm

      I was running out of my original Rosebud Salve lip balm, so I decided to go for this strawberry one since strawberry is my favorite flavor. I'm naturally skeptical of trying out new lip balms because they either really moisturize my lips or they just sit on top and leave them dry. This lip balm definitely protected my lips from the harsh winds of winter and moisturized them

Texture: *****
-The texture is more harder then the original Rosebud Salve, as it felt like Vaseline and jello mixed together. This strawberry one is much more harder and solid, and it has a thicker consistency when picked up with the fingers. It's not as glossy when put on the lips as the original one was, but it definitely adds a nice shine.

Packaging: ****
-It's not as pretty as the other version of the rosebud salve lip balms. It has a yellow bronze tin color to it and the green lettering doesn't really blend well with it. I really like the strawberry though because it stands out the most. People complain that the pot style is unhygienic, but I have no problem with it. As long as you pick the lip balm up with clean fingers, it shouldn't really be that contaminated.

-I was really worried that this would smell really really artificial, but it surprisingly didn't! It smells like strawberry smoothies. It has a very sweet smell to it. My guy friend sniffed it and said it was a nice smell.

Price: ***
-I'm on the fence about the price. The quality is nice, and you get a good amount of product. A little goes a long way, but a small lip balm like this, I feel like the price was a bit...over the top. But, like I said, the lip balm is potent so a bit of product can cover your lips really nicely. You get what you pay for, and the lip balm takes forever to use up!

     For anyone who has really dry lips, I recommend you try this out. I usually use this during the winters since my lips get more chapped. What this lip balm does (and I found the original lip balm to be like this as well), is it moisturizes the top layer of your lips and then when removed with a towel, it removes the dead skin on top. You can even peel off the dry dead parts of your lips to reveal the plush and soft skin underneath! I mean, that's how it works for me. But, it also does a nice job at moisturizing the lips. I use this lip balm before I go to bed, and I also use it for the mornings.