Makeup Monday by Alanna!

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Clutch Essentials for Prom Night!

It’s prom night and you don’t want to carry around a bunch of unnecessary things! Grab a clutch that matches your dress and fill it with the following items:

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-blotting sheets, you don’t want to look oily in pictures

-a makeup setting spray/mist, it’ll refresh your makeup

-lipgloss, pick a color that compliments your makeup/dress and you’ll be able to reapply throughout the night

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-chapstick, just in case your lips get dry

-matte powder and travel brush, once again to get rid of shine and make your makeup last longer

-small perfume, so you smell nice all night long

-phone, an obvious one but you’ll be able to snap pictures with friends and instagram them all of course

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Feel free to add a few other things or leave out blotting sheets if you have dry skin, etc. Hopefully this post will give you some inspiration on what to bring with you to your prom and help prevent any mishaps throughout the dance.

To keep up with all of Alanna’s fabulous prom tips check out her Youtube Channel, Tumblr, and Twitter!


Makeup Monday: Winged Eyeliner

This week on Makeup Monday we have the fabulous Cassandra Bankson showing us the best way to apply winged eyeliner for prom. Its all the rage this year!

Makeup Monday: Tips for Prom


Trying to figure out your makeup for prom can drive you crazy! But don’t worry because we have some tips that will help you during this process. We’ve  gathered tips from experts all over to give you the perfect tips that every girl needs for prom. This advice will keep you looking fabulous no matter where you are for prom!

1. Pick your eyes or lips to focus on

2. If you can’t decide between lips and eyes try your best feature

3. You don’t have to match your eyeshadow to your dress. Try to choose colors that complement your natural coloring (hair, eyes, and skin)

4. Be sure to put the essentials in your purse

5. Avoid MSF-style, high-shine powders when you’re doing your makeup

Makeup Monday by Emily!

This week on Makeup Monday we have our After Prom Clique member Emily showing us the best way to apply foundation for prom. She gives great tips so your makeup will last all night!

Makeup from New York Fashion Week

New York Fashion Week gives so much inspiration for the upcoming prom season. The trends that dominated the runways were bold hues and cat eyes. If you want to spice up your look for prom this video will give you all the inspiration you need to pull off a new look!

Makeup Monday with April, Miss Atlantic Coast USA 2013!

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april collage 3Having clear skin is all about protecting the skin you’re in, not transforming it. Whether you have blemishes, discoloration, which by the way, you’re not the only one, they are there as a result of the way you eat, sleep, cleanse, and stress. Most skin problems are surprisingly in your control and can be fixed quite rapidly as long as you discipline yourself to live a healthy lifestyle.

            Stress is completely inevitable, but try steering clear of as much stress as you can for one week. Do that by managing your time, having a better sleep schedule, and taking a much needed break when needed. Whatever blemishes occur along your jawline, are actually a result to stress. If you find most of your breakouts and problems there, you know exactly where your problem lies.

            Any blemishes or bags that occur right underneath your eyes or along your cheekbone area are a result of unhealthy eating habits as well as a lack of sleep. Having a balanced diet, will not only help you look great, but you will also feel great. Try and keep a healthy consistent diet for about seven days and I can guarantee your skin be clearer, moisturized, and evenly toned. Try and stay away from caffeine as much as possible. I know coffee can be so addicting, but try replacing it with tea. It’s just as great and much healthier for you.

Try avoiding makeup! If you’re like me, and you can’t stand leaving the house without foundation, try replacing it with a BB Cream. They are cheaper, better for your skin, and still give you coverage. Every night before I go to sleep, I use an SPF 110 on my face and that helps my skin replenish itself quickly. Having a consistent routine for your face is so important to maintaining a clear face. My biggest trick to tightening pores back up to avoid breakouts is washing my face with lemon juice. It brightens, tightens, and gives your skin a healthy glow. Another great way to do that is by mixing an egg with honey and letting it sit on your face for 20 minutes like a facial, then washing it off.

Consistency is the most important thing to having clear skin. Your body will naturally react to change so it’s very important to stay consistent and healthy. Try this for just one week and you will notice the biggest difference in your skin and will gain more confidence.

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Makeup Monday: Spotlight on Beauty Guru, Cassandra Bankson!

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  • Have You Already Attended Prom?

Actually- I never attended my prom!! I had a difficult time in school due to my skin, so before Prom I switched schools to study one-on-one, and graduated early. Although I didnt go, I LOVE dressing up, and going to “Prom-Like” events (being a model allows me the awesome opportunity to go to many of these!) and I think that’s why I enjoy posting prom videos & tutorials so much!

  • What Are You Working on These Days?

Currently we have some exciting projects underway. I’m always working on creating and posting my next video to be helpful, fun and informative, and as a Model I’m preparing for Fashion Week later this year!

  • What is your favorite part about being a Youtube Beauty Guru?

My favorite part about being a guru is that I feel like I dont work! If I worked at a coffee shop, or behind a desk, I would still spend my free time creating Youtube Videos, Modeling & Creating. These are things I would strive to do regardless of time or compensation- I feel so overwhelmingly blessed that I am able to peruse these passions full-time. Because I am so passionate about what I do, I feel like I don’t work- and I feel like my “fans” and “co-workers” are really just my best friends! The people I get the honor to work with and communicate with are friends to me- we always have a great time together, support each other, and follow our dreams. It is such a blessing to be surrounded by such amazing people, and the relationships I have with them, along with being able to do what I love, are certainly the best parts about what I do

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  • What do you see as the best beauty trends for this spring?

There are many exciting trends this spring, but some of my personal favorites are the smokey eye/nude lip/straight hair look! It’s very “New York Chic” to me- and I feel it looks downtown-edgy and effortlessly classy! Also, having a smokey look with a natural lip brings out the color of your eyes so well! Pulling back your hair also shows off your facial structure. I also love the natural nail trends- glossy or matte I think they make hands look so elegant!

  • What would your advice be for the Class of 2013?

My personal advice is to be yourself, and learn who YOU are! With social cliques, school and family pressure, the media, and even “whats in” it can be hard to know who you are, and what you really believe in, vs what society tells you you should be. Have a “out of the box” hobby such as a fun collection, or an unusual talent? Share it with others! Know what YOU like vs what is in, and what your passions and hobbies are. As fun as it is to fit in and be “on trend” be sure you know what you like and don’t, what you think is right and wrong, and really take time to understand and get to know and love yourself 🙂

  • Tell us about some of your favorite hobbies, pastimes, or any organizations you’re involved with.

As far as organizations go, I’m passionate about many different causes and try to do my best from donating my old clothes, to helping build homes for kids in need overseas. I’m proud to be an Ambassador for BullyBust, an organization that was formed by the NSCC to put an end to bulling in schools- and across other age ranges. Bullying happens to kids and teens, but it is also a problem for adults. It can take many forms from physical and emotional teasing on campus, to gossip, and discrimination in the workplace. I also love Fashion For A Cause- A charity by Truman Medical Center that aims to better the community and the rest of the world by creating and supporting fashion, while raising almost $1,000,000 for quality & compassionate women’s healthcare.

As far as hobbies go I have way too many! Hiking, anything to do with cats, learning-(anything, I love to learn!), (attempting To) dance ballet, I love helping others through church/charity- (I’m trying hard to gain direction on creating my own), modeling (yes, its technically work but I find it to be so creative and I meet the most amazing people! I’m blessed to say its something I would do even if I wasn’t paid!) Travel & learning about new places, fashion and personal style, flowers, different cultures, and to be brutally honest, I love creating YouTube videos! (nerd here).

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To keep up with what Cassandra is doing check out her Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and of course her Youtube!