By Julia Ischinger
As summer comes to an end and school rolls around, you may start to worry about what you’re going to wear on the first week of school. Here are some tips on what to wear and how to look cute while staying comfortable.
When dressing for school I like to stay comfortable. However, during the first week of school you are usually giving people first impressions and you want to try and look good. Looking good doesn’t mean you have to get all dressed up. Wearing a simple shirt with leggings, jeans, or shorts is a great outfit for the first week and is very comfortable. Another great outfit is a romper. They are super cute but also very comfortable.
As of shoes, you can wear your favorite new sneakers. If your school lets you wear open-toed shoes you could also wear a cute pair of sandals. Also, you can accessorize with some cute jewelry. Wearing a scrunchie around your wrist is also cute, and helpful for when you want to tie your hair back.
These are my tips on dressing for back to school and how to look cute while staying comfortable.
By Julia Ischinger
The drugstore is a great place to find affordable makeup. In addition, the drugstore has a very large variety of makeup. I am going to narrow it down for you by showing you my favorite, go-to, makeup picks that you can find at the drugstore. These items are all very good quality for the drugstore and also aren’t pricey compared to makeup you would find at Sephora.
Whenever I do my makeup, I like to make sure i moisturize my face. My favorite moisturizer from the drugstore is the Clean & Clear dual action moisturizer ($4-$8). I like this moisturizer because it makes my skin nice and smooth. A smooth face allows you to apply your makeup easier and gives your face a fresh base.
Before I apply my foundation, I like to make sure I apply a face primer. My favorite drugstore primer is the Maybelline New York Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser primer ($5-$8). This primer closes all your pores and makes your makeup last longer, as well as also supplying a smooth base.
If looking for a makeup look with coverage, I recommend using a foundation. My favorite foundation from the drugstore is the Maybelline New York Fit Me! Matte + Poreless foundation ($5-$7). I go for a matte foundation, but if you like a more dewy foundation you can get the same foundation with a dewy formula. This foundation last me all day long. What I like about this foundation is that it isn’t too heavy coverage.
When it comes to concealer, the Maybelline New York Fit Me! Concealer ( $5-$8) is my go-to for a cheap, high quality concealer. This concealer is really good for covering up any blemishes, and also works great for an under eye concealer.
After you apply foundation and concealer, a powder is really helpful to make your makeup stay matte throughout the day. My favorite powder from the drugstore is the Rimmel London Stay Matte Long Lasting Pressed Powder($3-$7). This powder will have your makeup looking matte all throughout the day.
If you’re looking for a good blush from the drugstore, e.l.f has a really good blush palette for only $6-$9! These blushes are really pretty and pigmented. These blushes give your cheeks a nice rosy tint and I always make sure to put this on whenever I do my makeup.
If you want your face to have a bronzy look, I recommend using a bronzer. My favorite bronzer from the drugstore is the Physicians Formula Murumuru Butter Bronzer ($13-$15). This bronzer is more on the pricey side for drugstore makeup, but works really good and just as well as some high-end bronzers.
When doing your makeup, it is nice to have a little glow. My favorite highlighter from the drugstore is the Wet N Wild MegoGlo Highlighter Powder ($4-$5). This highlighter is really pigmented and beautiful and will leave your face glowing. It also is really cheap and comes with a lot of product.
If you’re doing an eyeshadow look, Wet N Wild has a lot of good eyeshadow palettes for only $4-$7! These eyeshadow palettes come in all different shades. They are really cheap and come with beautiful eyeshadow colors.
There are many mascaras at the drugstore. However, my favorite mascara from the drugstore is the Maybelline New York Lash Sensational mascara ($6-$7). This mascara adds a lot of volume and length to your lashes. These make your eyelashes look more full and longer and is overall my favorite drugstore mascara.
NYX Professional Makeup has many good drugstore lip products. My favorite lip products are the NYX Professional Makeup Soft Matte Lip Cream( $4-$7)These lip creams come in all sorts of gorgeous colors and are really cheap.
Buying makeup can be very expensive, but these drugstore finds are cheap and seem to work just as well as the more pricey items. You don’t have to break your budget, and can have beautiful, glowing skin at the same time.
By Julia Ischinger
In the United States, different states have different laws. There are many strange and bizarre laws throughout America. Here are some strange and bizarre laws from each state that I bet you never heard of before. Which ones are your favorite?
In Alabama, it is illegal to wear a fake mustache that causes laughter.
In Alaska, it is illegal to whisper in someone’s ear while they are moose hunting.
In Arizona, you can’t walk through a hotel lobby with spurs on.
In Arkansas, it is unlawful to walk one’s cow down main street after 1:00 PM on Sunday.
In California, it is illegal to rob a birds nest from a public cemetery .
In Colorado, it is unlawful to walk under a ladder .
In Connecticut, it is against the law to see a UFO.
In Delaware, women may not drive while wearing a housecoat.
In Florida, it is illegal to eat cottage cheese on Sunday after 6:00 PM.
In Georgia, donkeys may not be kept in bathtubs.
In Hawaii, by law, twins must not work for the same company.
In Idaho, bicycles are not allowed on tennis courts.
In Illinois, it is against the law to make faces at dogs.
In Indiana, it is against the law to pass a horse on the street.
In Iowa, horses are forbidden to eat fire hydrants.
In Kansas, hitting a vending machine that stole your money is illegal.
In Kentucky, is it illegal to put an ice cream cone in your pocket.
In Louisiana, “fake” wrestling matches are prohibited.
In Maine, dog leashes may not be over 8 feet in length.
In Maryland, it is illegal to mistreat oysters.
In Massachusetts, it is illegal to read newspapers or books on the streets after 8 PM.
In Michigan, alligators may not be tied to fire hydrants.
In Minnesota, animals may not sleep in bakeries.
In Mississippi, you can’t honk horns because it might scare horses.
In Missouri, it is illegal to honk someone else’s horn.
In Montana, is is illegal for married women to go fishing alone on Sundays.
In Nebraska, sneezing or burping is illegal in a church service.
In Nevada, it is illegal to have a spray painted shopping cart in your basement.
In New Hampshire, it is illegal to pick seaweed off the beach.
In New Jersey, it is illegal to slurp your soup in public places.
In New Mexico, it is illegal to carry a lunchbox down a main street.
In New York, it is illegal to shine shoes after 1:00 PM on a Sunday.
In North Carolina, it is illegal to sell cotton lint at night.
In North Dakota, it is illegal to keep an elk in a sandbox in your backyard.
In Ohio, it is illegal for stores to sell cornflakes on Sunday.
In Oklahoma, clothes may not be washed in bird baths.
In Oregon, it is illegal to eat a donut while walking backwards on a city street.
In Pennsylvania, you can’t sit down while watering your lawn with a hose.
In Rhode Island, you may not sell toothpaste and a toothbrush to the same customer on a Sunday.
In South Carolina, it is illegal to shine a flashlight on a sea turtle.
In South Dakota, it is illegal to fall asleep in a cheese factory.
In Tennessee, it is illegal to roller skate and listen to the radio at the same time.
In Texas, it is illegal to milk another person's cow.
In Utah, no one may walk down the street carrying a paper bag with a violin.
In Vermont, it is illegal to whistle underwater.
In Virginia, it is illegal to hunt any animal besides racoons on Sundays.
In Washington, it’s illegal to buy a mattress on Sunday.
In West Virginia, one may not walk a lion, tiger or leopard, even on a leash.
In Wisconsin, it is illegal to produce cheese that is not “highly pleasing”.
In Wyoming, it is illegal to take a picture of a rabbit from January to April without a permit.
We continue sharing what the girls like in our leadership programs and will hear from some of our middle school girls today.
"I like the leadership program because you can get to meet new people and make up new programs that you could teach to all the upcoming leaders in your group.
I would recommend this program to other girls because of how fun it can be to make up a program on a topic they like and share it with others.
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