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You don't really have to go to a drug store or a department store for your make-up needs anymore. And you definitely don't have to pay an arm and a leg for things like lipstick and perfume. Lots of your fave clothing stores are expanding their stock to include fun stuff, like lip gloss and perfume. The best part is - they're not crap.

The Gap

The Gap was one of the first stores to branch past socks and bootleg jeans. They've been selling their own brand of perfume, in several scents, for a while now. But recently, on a quick trip to my local Gap, I discovered some really cool lip gloss, called Lipshine. It's a total find! It comes in cool flavors like Strawberry or Tangerine and adds a little color and glitter to your pucker. The biggest score is, it's pretty big (size-wise) and it's cheap - under $5. My fave is Strawberry - it swirls white and pink for a frosty, light color.

Banana Republic

Nowadays it's kinda hard to be original, especially when you're talking scent. Seems like everybody is wearing Calvin or Ralph - but believe it or not, they haven't cornered the market on perfume. Years ago, the cool clothing chain Banana Republic came out with their own scents. First they had two, simply called Banana Republic Women and Banana Republic Men.

I found out about 'em cuz a cute boy I knew said he loved when chicks wore the women's scent. Well, nothing beats an endorsement from a cute guy, so I had to check it out. He was right! This stuff is flowery without being babyish and musky without making you smell like you just stepped out of the woods. It wasn't at all overpowering either. And it rings in at less than those designer scents - only $35 US.

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    Dear Dish-It In The Forums

    ShySleepySky
    ShySleepySky posted in Style:
    It's important to think about why you are wanting to wear the makeup. If you are wanting it to impress someone, then chances are makeup is not the solution. When you are in middle school the need to impress escalates greatly. You do not always need to impress people with your looks. Impress them with your mind, blow them away with how good you are in a certain topic or how fast you read your assigned readings. Being pretty is something everyone strives to be, but how about being pretty smart, pretty funny, pretty kind, pretty helpful. There's all kinds of pretty. Now, if you are doing your makeup because it's fun and something you enjoy doing then by all means do it. Makeup can be an art, no matter what people say. I have many friends who's general art skills have increased because they can do their winged eyeliner perfectly, or their contour is just right. The point to all this is simple. Do the makeup for you, not for others. Please talk to your mom respectively about the topic and see if she changes her mind, and please do not be discouraged if she doesn't.  I hope this helps. 
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    blackveilbrides15
    yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    reply about 12 hours
    BestiesFesties
    BestiesFesties posted in Style:
    that's right sis great words xx
    reply about 13 hours
    IndigoTiger19
    IndigoTiger19 posted in Style:
    dont need it too pretty for it :)
    reply about 14 hours
    H3LLSCRIVVER
    H3LLSCRIVVER posted in Friends:
    Thank u
    reply about 16 hours