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  • Drugstore Prom Makeup Tutorial

    So, you have your prom dress, shoes, and accessories. All that's left is to decide on your hair and makeup. And, those decisions can be just as big as the dress decision! You'll want to choose a hair style that compliments your dress, and the makeup is all about what you're comfortable with. You can go to a makeup artist and get it done professionally, or do it all yourself. Since the professionals have you covered, today's post is all about creating that perfect prom makeup look yourself!

    Youtuber Melissa Allen recently posted a drug store prom makeup tutorial, and we're loving her makeup picks. She called it a drugstore haul because all of the makeup that chose chose can be found at your local drug store, and she tried to keep all of her choices under $10. So, if you're looking for a last minute makeup look, or need a makeup look on a budget, Melissa's video is a great one to take pointers from. Check it out below! She listed all of the products that she used in her video in the information section of her youtube video, but here it is listed out to make it a little easier:  Continue reading

  • Ariana Grande Looks Pretty in Pink at the 2016 MTV Movie Awards

    It's no surprise that Ariana Grande took our award for best dressed at the 2016 MTV Movie Awards - she always looks stunning, from the stage, to starring on Scream Queens, to every red carpet she's ever walked on. But, her look for the 2016 MTV Movie Awards was just stunning. And, it's not only her gorgeous dress that below us away - she performed a stripped down version of "Dangerous Woman," and it was dangerously good!

    Ariana Grande MTV Movie Awards

    In the solo performance, Ari showed of her incredible range, leaving the whole audience in awe over her voice, the beautiful silky pink strapless gown she wore, and that pretty white fur stole. The look was extra special, because, as MTV pointed out, Ariana seemed to be channeling Marylin Monroe's bright pink look from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. Ariana may not have gone 100% Marylin when it came to her hair, but she did trade in her signature high pony tail for a low one.

    Of course, one of the reasons that we loved Ariana's 2016 MTV Movie Awards look is because it couldn't be more prom perfect! See three of our favorite pink gowns to take a cue from Ari's look below.  Continue reading

  • Carrie Underwood at the 2016 ACM Awards

    A couple of days ago, we showed you the totally on-trend pantsuits that some of the celebs wore on the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Awards red carpet. As we mentioned in that post, another major music awards ceremony was held on the same day as the iHeartRadio Music Awards: the Academy of Country Music Awards! Of course, the celebs on the ACM Awards red carpet were just as glammed up. While we loved all of the look, there always seems to be one celeb that stands out on the ACM Awards red carpet. Yup, you guessed it: Carrie Underwood.

    Carrie knows how to bring Hollywood glam to any event, and she certainly did so yet again at the 2016 Academy of Country Music Awards. She wore a stunning sparkly nude gown that was the perfect compliment to her pretty blonde hair. She made sure to let her beautiful dress do the talking by keeping accessories to a minimum.  Continue reading

  • Pantsuits and Jumpsuits Galore at the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Awards

    While all of the famous country artists were at the ACM Awards in Las Vegas on Sunday night (April 3rd), the rest of the music industry could be found in California at the annual iHeartRadio Music Awards. Even though the music industry was split between two different coveted music award ceremonies, the red carpet fashion couldn't have been more fierce at both events. We were particularly impressed by the celeb looks at the 2016 iHeartMusic Awards, because we saw a certain trend forming on the red carpet: it was all about pantsuits and jumpsuits this year! Check out which celebs rocked pants, rather than the traditional dress, at this year's event, and then see how you can steal them for your next event!

    Taylor Swift at the iHeartRadio Music Awards

    Taylor Swift iHeartMusic Awards

    Even though Taylor Swift got her fame from her famous country songs, she's all about those catch pop songs these days, and was resultantly found walking the iHeartRadio red carpet, rather than the ACM awards red carpet. She wore a sparkly all black halter top jumpsuit that had her looking like she was straight out of her Bad Blood music videoContinue reading

  • Hello April 2016 and Prom!

    We're still having difficulty believing it, but April 2016 is here, and prom is just around the corner! If you haven't found your perfect prom dress yet, it's high time to do so!

    April 2016

    Get excited for the warmer weather, May showers, and so much fun at your prom dance. While searching for your perfect dress, make sure to also read up on these tips to know before going to prom, so you're ready for the best day of your life!

  • Prom Advice: 10 Things To Know Before Going To Prom

    As the old saying goes, hindsight is 20/20. No matter what the situation or event, it always seems like there's certain things you wish you knew before hand that may have resulted in you making different decisions. Well, prom is no exception to this rule. It's a big day with lots of planning, and one where you tend to have high expectations. While you always hope that prom day will go exactly how you envisioned it for months, that's usually now how the day actually goes down.

    That's why we were happy to see that 20-year-old Olena of YouTube fame, known by her YouTube name IamJustaMakeupLover, listed out the 10 things that she wished she knew before attending her prom. She explained that she had planned her prom day out schedule by schedule, hour by hour, but things tended to veer off course a little. Watch the video below to see what she wished she knew before attending  prom.

    Below a quick run-down of everything to know before going to prom, from Olena's video. Olena said she gave 10 tips, but we actually heard 11 great prom day tips from her!

    Prom Day Tips from YouTuber IamJustaMakeupLover:

    1. Things will go wrong - go with the flow.
    2. Don't stress out over your date; if you're not in a serious relationship or don't have a BFF you're going with as a date, your date really only comes into play when it comes to the pictures. You'll be dancing the night away with your friends the rest of the time!
    3. It's okay to not have a group. You'll see your friends at prom, and don't worry about the pictures so much.
    4. Uncomfortable shoes are optional! You'll most likely be wearing a long dress where you won't even see your shoes, so choose ones that are comfortable for 5 hours of being on your feet and adjust your dress to those shoes.
    5. Make sure you do your hair in a way that's comfortable.
    6. Do a makeup test run. Even if you go to MAC or Sephora, you could end up with a look you're not comfortable with. When you do the test run, take pictures with your eyes closed, eyes opened, and to the side so that the look can be easily re-created by anyone.
    7. False eyelashes are a must! They look great in pictures. You're supposed to look fabulous at prom, after all! Also, remember to use waterproof mascara because there may be lots of crying!
    8. Don't trust your makeup artist on their artistic vision - know what you want and tell them! Olena recommends going with a natural, bridal inspired look, perhaps that's a little more dramatic and smokey.
    9. Have a backup place for your pictures - have an indoor, and outdoor, and another indoor. It may rain on your prom night, or schedules may end up being re-arranged.
    10. Don't feel like you need a stretch limo. A small limo or even a black car is fine (our tip: you could even have fun in a sports car, like a Mustang, if you or a friend own one!). It's just a ride! You may also want the ride to take you from prom to wherever you're going after-prom.
    11. Have fun, it's a celebration! Dance and have fun with your friends because you won't see them for much longer with school ending and going off to whatever comes next for you after high school.

    One last tip from us: while it's of course important to simply go with the flow come prom day (just like Olena mentions), start thinking of your prom day as early as possible to try to prevent as many unwanted surprises as you can. Olena's tips will certainly help with this! Good luck on your special day!!

  • Beautiful New First Communion Dresses

    The First Communion, or First Holy Communion, is a special moment in the Christian religion and is one that will be remembered in the family forever. It's a person's first reception of the sacrament of the Holy Eucharist, and is full of so much love for the religion. Since the moment usually occurs at the age of seven to twelve, it also represents the purity of a child's soul and that soul accepting their family's religion.

    That's why it's so important to dress appropriately for this occasion, but it can be difficult to find that perfect outfit for seven to twelve year old girls. Traditionally, communion dresses are pure white, evoking the purity of a child's soul, just like the ceremony. Since we know how important the First Holy Communion is to our customers, we've recently added a new section to our website for First Communion Dresses, and these dresses can even be found in our store in Linwood, NJ.

    All of our First Communion dresses are by Joan Calabrese for Mon Cheri. You probably know dress designer Mon Cheri from their beautiful prom and bridal dresses. Joan Calabrese is a fashion designer that specializes in children's high end clothing. Joan and Mon Cheri teamed up to bring you these gorgeous First Communion dresses that are also perfect to use as flower girl dresses for weddings. The white gowns are all classic and timeless with an edge, as well as affordable. Check out three of our favorites below, and visit our website for the rest!

    Joan Calabrese for Mon Cheri 115326

    Joan Calabrese Mon Cheri 115326

    Joan Calabrese for Mon Cheri style 115326 is is a sleeveless satin, tulle and lace tea-length A-line dress with a jewel neckline. The re-embroidered lace bodice features a removable double faced satin ribbon at the natural waist and the full gathered dirndl skirt is accented with rows of gathered tulle. This dress is suitable as a flower girl dress or a First Holy Communion dress.  Continue reading

  • An EGG-cellent Prom Surprise!

    With Spring 2016 here and Easter tomorrow, it's time for an egg-cellent surprise to help you get ready for prom. From now through Easter (Sunday, 3/27), you can get free shipping and a free mystery gift with all orders of $100 or more. All you have to do is use promo code EASTER at check-out.

    2016 Easter Promo

    The free mystery gift will be a special surprise that you'll only discover once you receive your dress in the mail. A perfect little Easter treat!

    So, if you haven't found your prom dress yet, get shopping before this Easter promo disappears. If you love the dress above, it's Sherri Hill style 50421, a vividly floral print two piece dress. The lovely lace top on this dress features an illusion neckline and cap sleeves, and the flared mermaid slit has a beautiful sweet train. It's a perfect way to bring a spring colors to your prom dress.

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