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The Top 5 Most Iconic Sneakers You Can Still Buy Today

Sneakers, or trainers, are shoes designed primarily for training and exercising purposes, but evolved to be worn as casual footwear over time. These shoes have a flexible sole and an upper part, both of which are made of either rubber or leather and are comfortable for physical activities such as running or jumping because they absorb shocks and provide good grip and support. They come in various designs and colours which also allows them to be a style statement.

Early models came to be known as Plimsolls in the 1870s, according to the book ‘The Plimsoll Sensation’ by Nicholette Jones. The shoes had a coloured band which connected the sole to the upper, and this resembled Plimsoll lines on a boat. Today, these shoes are known for comfort, design, flexibility and most of all, the fame garnered within the fraternities of celebrities, sportsmen and artists. While sneakers are generally affordable, there are many expensive models designed or promoted by well-known sports and entertainment figures.

Let’s have a look at the most iconic sneaker brands, all of which are still available to buy:

#5 Vans

Since the 1960s, Vans have been synonymous with skate culture, starting first in California and extending throughout the rest of the world as years passed. These shoes were specifically designed for skaters, not traditional athletes. Today, they are associated with extreme sports cultures, such as BMX, Motocross, surfing, and snowboadring. The company also sponsors the Warped Tour, an annual travelling rock festival.

Now, Vans is a major apparel brand, and you can even order custom vans online, with yoru choice of colors for just about every element of the shoe. Vans made a splash with their recent release of the Toy Story line of Vans, featuring designs inspired by the Pixar films.

#4 Air Yeezys

Air Yeezy was a sneaker collaboration project between Nike and Kanye West from 2007 to 2014. It is iconic because probably no other non-athletic shoe has ever received as much hype, with collectors showing near fanatic devotion to the brand. Air Yeezy and Air Yeezy II featured various official releases, as well as test samples which only served to increase the hysteria around the shoes, which normally sell out in seconds.

Due to royalty disputes, Kanye moved hsi Yeezy brand over to Adidas in 2015…and these are proving to be even more popular than the original Nike Yeezys. Collectors are willing to pay up to $10,000 or more for cerain mint condition, genuine models. Unfortunately, many of the models available in the market are knock-offs made by Chinese laborers of inferior quality material and craftmanship, so be careful when shopping for you next pair of Yeezys!

#3 Adidas Originals

In 1920, Adolf “Adi” Dassler and his older brother Rudolf created their first sneaker, and Dassler Brother shoes became quite popular athletic footwear. Due to differences between them (Rudolf was rumored to be a devoted Nazi), Rudolf later went on to create his own brand called Puma, while Adi renamed the company Adidas (“Adi” + “Das,” from his nickname and last names).

An Adidas Original is a sub-brand of Adidas and is also its heritage line. An Adidas Original gives a retro feel and is popular amongst celebrities. Adidas has multiple iconic designs which have their own editions like the Stan Smith, Gazelle trainers and Adidas Superstar. Adidas Stan Smith was originally designed as a tennis shoe but is now used more as a fashion item, as are the Adidas Superstar which were shoes designed for basketball players.

#2 Chuck Taylor All Stars

Chuck Taylor All Stars is a casual shoe brand manufactured by Converse, which is a subsidiary of Nike. The design of Chuck Taylor consists of a stitched upper portion, a white rubber toe cap and a brown rubber sole. It was first manufactured in 1917 as a high performance athletic shoe for basketball players by Converse Rubber Shoe Company. Charles Chuck Taylor joined a basketball team which was sponsored by Converse Shoe Company, and he marketed the shoes while he held basketball clinics in high schools where he taught the basics of the game. Chuck Taylor made improvements to the shoe after which the shoe had enhanced flexibility, support and also a patch for ankle support. Initially, Taylors name was engraved on the shoe but later, they included his autograph in the shoe. Initially a sports shoe brand, it later evolved as a casual shoe brand where it gained popularity with teenagers and rock stars everywhere.

Two models of Chuck Taylor All Star shoe have been launched till date, with the new model sporting more modern elements for greater comfort.

#1 Air Jordans

When  Air Jordan’s first came out, they caused nearly the same hysteria as Yeezys do today. They were produced by Nike and specifically introduced for Chicago Bulls player Michael Jordan in 1984. The shoe which was designed for Jordan was then released publicly in 1985.  Unlike what you may believe, Jordan did not design the sneaker himself like Kanye did. The shoe for Nike was designed by Peter Moore, Tinker Hatfield and Bruce Kilgore. Air Jordan launches a model every year and 31 models of Air Jordan’s have been released till date. Air Jordans currently sponsor 21 active NBA players–they are not just reserved purely for Jordan any more.

The nomenclature of the shoes for every year has been AJ followed by model number in Roman Numerals except for some years wherein the launch year was mentioned. The naming examples are as follows: AJ I, AJ II, AJ 2009. There are other shoes also from the Air Jordan line which include Spizek, Defining Moments, Retro 6 Infrared Pack to mention a few. There is also a special edition collection known as Jordan 6 Rings which is a mash-up of elements from Air Jordan shoes that Michael Jordan wore during his 6 championship seasons.

Sneakers are one of the most preferred footwear of our times. They are trendy and comfortable, both of which are the most desired attributes while purchasing footwear. Being closed shoes, they are also protective for your feet. Trainers are a must have and these five iconic shoe brands offer trainers that will fit your budget. You can now choose the one that suits you the most by simply comparing each one on online retailer sites like mandmdirect.com which offer all the brands so you don’t have to go and check each and every brand’s store.

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What Types of Shoes are Trending in 2017?

Looking stylish and fashionable can help you feel great the second you step out the door. A look should work from head to toe. The latest in shoes for 2017 are all about both fun and fashion. Put on a pair of these shoes and you’ll be touch with what’s going on right now.


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Wild Colors

Color is in today. Have your shoes dyed to match your dress. Combine varied shades in a single pair or look for shoes that use multiple colors at the same time. Pick a pair of neon green boots, a lovely pair of sky blue mules or a pair of spiked heels in shocking pink and you’ll be right on trend.

Minimalism

Minimalism is also in fashion right now. Let go of the frills for shoes that have elegant lines. A single strap and understated back is all you need to show off those perfectly manicured toes and toned calves. A pair of sandals without the ruffles is ideal for the beach.

Sixties Revivals

The sixties are back and in style once again. Shoes in wild colors with swirls of color are just right for the fashionista. Paisley colors and psychedelic hints are today. If you have a pair of shoes from that time go back and put them on. If not, raid the vintage shops and your mother’s closet and you’ll look perfectly in touch with what’s hot. Have fun with the look.

Bring on the Bling

Bling is another trend today. The sparklier the better is the new mantra. Take an old pair of plain shoes and make them modern again. Get out your glue gun and add some bangles to the front and the back for the ideal evening look. Choose a mixture of clear and colored stones for your own original look that is sure to attract attention and admiration.

Calf-High Boots

High boots that cover the calve have been seen on the runways from major designers. You can show off your ability to remain fashion forward and help you enjoy additional height at the same time. A pair of calf-high boots will also help you get added height in the winter and keep your legs warm.

New Materials

Designers are experimenting with new materials for shoes. Look past standard leather and you’ll find shoes made from materials such as spandex. Spandex helps you cut an even thinner silhouette.

The biggest key with all of these trends is finding the shoe that best fits. Sometimes that means sacrificing the brand but it is worth it so that you don’t have to see a podiatrist later on.

 

Top Summer Beauty Trends of 2017

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Summer has always been the most exciting time of year when it comes to trying on the new beauty trends for the season. Warm, breezy days and turquoise waters, colorful gardens and lush lawns mean thinner, wispy fabrics to wrap our bodies in. Our makeup and hair can go wild and free for evening parties and get-togethers. Shades you didn’t think you could ever imagine start popping up in cosmetics, hair and fashion.

Here are our “Top Summer Beauty Trends of 2017”:

The Smudgy Eye – Sexy but Not Trying Hard

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Makeup artists are calling this one the smudgy eye, inspired by the look of cigarette ash. There’s nothing perfect about this sexy eye makeup either. In fact, messy is better, giving the illusion of a “late night into early morning” kind of vibe.

As Balmain’s makeup adviser recommended, forget the liquid liner, and pick up an eye pencil. Use your fingers to blend, smudge and “muck it up.”

Curly or Slick and Side-Parted–All Pretty

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You’ve got tons of options this summer. If you miss those 80s days of major volume and curls, then invest in a good curling wand and root-lifting hairspray.

Fashion Week also showed models wearing the slick and side-parted style, achieved by spraying on a dry oil mist.

For more hair-confidence, Allure Hair Building Fibers are an excellent, modern solution.


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Bold, Naughty Brows That Rock the Rainbow

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If you’re bored with your eyebrow shape, summer 2017 is bringing on the brow candy. Choose your shade from the rainbow, and live fearlessly.

This beauty trend might be best left for nights out, when self-expression doesn’t have to worry about the corporate world. Runway trends spotted dyed yellow brows and purple brows at Gucci and pink ones from China’s top designer, Lan Yu.

Bright Blush Sweeps More Than Cheekbones

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Accenting your cheekbones is one of the best things you can do, and following a tip from vintage 1980s high glam, don’t spare the blush. It’s a girly appeal with blush warming the cheeks and extending up into the temples and over the eyelids in a feminine wash of color. The blush bomb has arrived for summer.

Whether it’s your hair or makeup, it’s fun to experience the new beauty trends of summer 2017 and how they play against your favorite fashion pieces.

It’s time to get your colorful glam on, ladies!

10 Cheap Ways to Revamp Your Wardrobe

You’ve just been invited to the party of the year. All of your friends – including your longtime crush – will be there!

Excitedly, you run to your closet, but your heart sinks. What will you wear? Everything you see is either outdated, worn too often, or ugly. The panic sets in as you come to the realization that you have nothing to wear. It gets worse: you don’t have enough money to buy new clothes.

We’ve all been there, feeling hopeless as we stare at our dismal outfit choices. Luckily, there are ways to revamp your wardrobe, without breaking the bank.

Here are 10 cheap ways to revamp your wardrobe!

1. Throw out clothes that you’ll never, ever wear again. Remember that lime green sweater that your grandmother bought you 3 years ago? It’s time to throw it out, along with the stained jeans that you wore in middle school. Make some room in your closet for clothes that inspire you!

2. Buy a fashionable belt. It seems simple, but applying an interesting belt to a sweater or dress can make it look more stylish. Guys can add a funky belt and make even a white t-shirt and jeans look dope!

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3. Find your signature necklace. Look for something bold, perhaps a chunky, flashy necklace in your favorite color. Layer this necklace with others, making even the simplest tops look exciting!

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4. Capitalize on coupons and promotions. Certain clothing websites, like Boden and Topshop, have the most fashionable outfits for Fall and are offering coupons and promo codes! It’s time to take advantage of them! See mamma.com for coupons for Bodens.

5. Use your skills. Do you know how to use a sewing machine? You can sew different buttons and badges to your clothes to add some intrigue to your tired pieces! If you don’t know how, reach out to your handy family or friends.

6. Swap with your friends. Unbeknownst to you, your friends are probably going through the same fashion crisis. One person’s trash is another person’s treasure! Organize an event where your friends can trade jeans, sweaters, dresses, and accessories; plus, it’s a fun way to spend time with your friends.

7. Wear fun tights. Pair bright-colored, trendy tights with one of your old dresses. The unexpected pairing will make your style more interesting and authentic.

8.Visit a thrift shop. Look through the clothes at a consignment or vintage shop for some inexpensive, great finds. Meanwhile, sell some of your old clothes for extra cash!

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9. Layer, layer, layer! Try wearing a short-sleeved shirt over a long-sleeved shirt, or a sweater over a collared shirt. Layering adds new visual dimensions to your look, making old outfits feel new.

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10. Try garage sales. Look to see if you can get accessories, or even clothes, cheaply at garage sales. Don’t feel nervous to bargain for even lower prices!

You should feel inspired while looking through your closet; your style is an expression of your unique, authentic personality. These 10 cheap ways to revamp your wardrobe will give you the confidence to conquer that party, without draining all of your funds!

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Summer Beach Swag Giveaway with Jessica Robertson, Pedi Princess, Red Water Designs and My Beads!

Summer is officially here…YAY!

Of course, that means we have stuff to give away from some great brands…DOUBLE YAY! While we are getting some stuff together for the guys for another giveaway, this one is perfect for any teen girl who wants to add some pizzazz to her personal style this beach season.

Let’s check out what is included in our giveaway:

First up, we have some beauty items from the Jessica Robertson Collection (of Duck Dynasty fame) by Podz Eyewear and Dr. Sun Rx:

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Jessica Robertson Collection Sunglasses – Find your own signature style in Jessica’s handpicked Sunglass Collection. These fresh, on-trend shades are available in black, red and brown and will keep you looking cool in the heat. $12.00 at your favorite local tanning salon. Our lucky winner will get the red pair, as shown above

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Jessica Robertson Collection Facial Bronzing Powder – Keep your tan luminous and your skin glowing with this 3-in-1 bronzer that has just the right amount of color and moisture in its unique formula. This tinted powder gives sheer, natural-looking color while being skin-conditioning providing a smooth, never splotchy application. The natural tint works for all skin types and is ideal for enhancing a skin tone or strengthening and prolonging a tan. $20.00 at www.drsuncosmetics.com or your favorite local tanning salon. Our winner will receive one bronzer pack

aLipglossJessica Robertson Collection Lip Gloss – Look polished even while sunning and swimming with pout-perfecting lip glosses. Available in 6 luscious colors: Cherry Red, Berry, Nude, Peach Mango, Iced Mocha and Cotton Candy. Why not get one of each? $7.00 at your favorite local tanning salon. Our winner will get ONE OF EACH lip gloss–the entire set!

Now that we have covered the face…its time to move onto the feet. The next piece in our giveaway is a pair of Pedi Princess flip flops!

Fashion and interior designer Laura Slipak grew tired of waiting around for her pedicure to dry and smudging her fresh polish.  This sparked an idea; to create a cute flip flop with built in toe separators that were fashionable and comfy enough to wear inside and out. Pedi Princess was born! Gone are the days of hobbling out of the nail salon with uncomfortable tissue paper jammed between your toes, or wearing rubbery toe separators that are destined to be in a landfill for centuries. Now there is a designer flip flop that saves your pedicure, the environment AND your time. Just slip on your flip flops, polish your toe nails and go!

  • Available in XS (3-4-perfect for girls!), S(5-6), M(6.5-7.5), L(8-9), XL( 9.5-10.5)
  • Come in a variety of eye-catching patterns and colors
  • Adorned with a blingy rhinestone at the straps and each toe separator

Pedi Princess is available at wholesale prices or can be purchased for $15-$20 online at www.pediprincess.com.  One word of caution…they run small, so order one size bigger than your actual foot size. They are also available in select boutiques, hair salons, nail salons and gift shops around the country. Our winner will receive one pair, size 5-6 (for small feet).

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Now that we’ve got your face and feet ready for summer, how about a little bling for your wrist? The next item in our giveaway is a beautiful piece from The Elements Collection by Red Water Designs.

Sometimes a bracelet isn’t just a bracelet, it is a message, a spiritual token, a healing agent. Red Water Designs combines the beauty and ethereal quality of natural gemstones with their deeper meaning in The Elements Collection — jewelry that focuses on the 4 Elements: Earth, Fire, Water, and Air.

Each piece in the Elements Collection focuses on a key element and comes with a card detailing the personality trait and healing properties associated with the element and stones, making it the perfect gift for anyone on your list. Need a gift for a new graduate? An Air Element Bracelet will inspire them to be positive and adaptable as they go out into the world. Would you like to get a special gift for the mom in your life? A Water Element bracelet will let her know you value her generosity and trust.

Since each piece comes with a detailed card about both the element and gemstone featured in the piece, you provide a story with your gift that will be valued as much as the beautiful jewelry design.

Red Water Designs was created out of a desire to see jewelry that is based on simplicity. Hailing from the once jewelry capital of the US– Rhode Island,Red Water Designs is a fashionable line that is straightforward as well as spiritual in their approach. By capturing the beauty and power of the 4 Elements into their jewelry, each design brings simplicity and well being into the everyday.

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Finally, we take care of your ears with a new way to stop your headphones from getting tangled.

My Beads has created a creative and stylish way to decorate your headphones while also preventing them from getting snarled up. You can create a pattern with your favorite colors or even your school colors. Each bag contains a whopping 500 beads, which are a breeze to apply to your headphone cord. Our winner will receive one bag of My Beads for free!

SPECIAL DISCOUNT FOR TWK READERS: ENTER CODE VG5NENB8 AND GET 10% OFF YOUR PURCHASE when ordering from MyBeadsUSA.com!

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So to sum up, here is what our winner will get (the exact items are pictured below):

1. A pair of Pedi Princess flip flops (size 5-6)
2. One Red Water Designs bracelet (“Air”)
3. One bag of 500 My Beads for your headphones
4. Jessica Robertson Collection Sunglasses
5. Jessica Robertson Collection Lip Gloss Set (6 total)
6. Jessica Robertson Collection Bronzer

How to enter:

1. Follow @teenswannaknow on Instagram
2. Post a pic of your favorite thing about summer. You can enter more than once and increase your chances of winning–each different picture counts as an entry!
3. Mention @teenswannaknow in your description and use the hashtag #TWKgiveaway in each picture posted
4. Winner will be DM’d once selected, and must reply within 48 hours with a mailing address
5. Contest open only to those residing within the United States, as we will only ship to US addresses.

We will pick one random winner from all entries received by 11:59 PM on Thursday July 2nd, 2015. SIMPLE! We’ll also follow you back if you enter and follow all the rules.

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Bring Out Your Inner Ballerina With Comfy Linge Ballet Flats

Feeling nostalgic for your ballet days as a little girl? Or maybe you just want some super comfy flats that are suitable for both just lounging around or a stroll around the mall?

Then check out the ballet flats made by Linge Shoes!

What we like about them:

  • High quality, soft and supple leather
  • Stretchy ankle strap and front drawstring keep them from slipping off
  • Suede bottom for grip and comfort
  • Come in 6 nice bright colors
  • Can roll up or fold up to be carried in a purse — great for travel or to change out of your high heels

$39, available in 6 colors at lingeshoes.com
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Accessorize Like a Celebrity for Graduation with Shatra Designs

The following is a sponsored post.

Graduation is coming up, and for many of you, this is the biggest moment of your life so far. This means its time to celebrate!

If you are looking to hit graduation parties in style, or want a way to stand out from the crowd in the fall once college starts, check out the one-of-a-kind, handcrafted jewelry for both guys and girls offered by Shatra Designs.

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The pieces are high quality, with a bohemian-spiritual vibe to them (think Coachella) thanks to artisanal craftmanship plus the design work which features such motifs such as The Buddha, feathers, love medallions, skulls, keys, and natural beads.

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Spotted wearing the pieces are showbiz stars like Marcia Gay Harden (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Trophy Wife), Harry Connick Jr. (American Idol, Dolphin Tale), and Christian Milian — lending some Hollywood clout to the funky, eclectic necklaces and bracelets made from materials such as onyx, leather, agate, gold, silver, red crystals, bone, and lava.

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These are premium products, so expect to pay a bit more than you would down at the mall, but don’t you deserve the best for making it through four years of high school? : )

Check out Shatra Designs on their website, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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Prom/Graduation Skincare Giveaway! CapriClear, Jojoba Oil, Swim Spray, ScarAway, AcneFree

With Prom season well underway and Graduation right around the corner, it’s time to highlight some great products to keep your skin in “primo” condition for some of the most memorable times of your life.

And, of course, these great brands have also provided some GIVEAWAY SWAG…you can enter to win all of these great items at the bottom of this post.

So let’s get right into the products. First up we have CapriClear Spray On Moisturizer:

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CapriClear is an all-natural, exceptionally pure and gentle spray-on moisturizer designed to hydrate and soothe even the most sensitive skin using a single, highly effective ingredient: 100% fractionated coconut oil. Fractionated coconut oil (FCO), also known as Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, is extracted from whole coconut oil. It is the purest and most stable form of coconut oil available, offering all of the ingredient’s skincare benefits, without the fragrance. FCO also has natural antioxidant and anti-bacterial properties. CapriClear can be used by all skin types and people of any age. It can even be used on the delicate skin of babies and children. It is great for anyone who is sensitive to ingredients commonly found in skin care products. CapriClear also bears the National Eczema Association (NEA) Seal of Acceptance™, and is part of the Eczema and Sensitive Skin Education (EASE) program. CapriClear has proven clinically effective in helping to relieve symptoms associated with eczema and atopic dermatitis such as flaking, cracking, itching, scaling, redness, etc. It also penetrates the skin to help improve the appearance of scars and stretchmarks. CapriClear is free of fragrances, emulsifiers, dyes, preservatives, additives, parabens, phthalates, sulfates, PABA, gluten, and other toxins that can cause skin irritation. CapriClear is sold in a full size 5.2 oz bottle (MSRP $19.99) over-the-counter and is available at fine retailers including ULTA, Harmon, Bed Bath & Beyond, Amazon.com, drugstore.com, AskDerm.com, GreenCupboards.com and more.

Next is 100% Natural Australian Jojoba from The Jojoba Company Australia:
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Jojoba is pure bottled goodness with just one ingredient and multiple uses.  Made exclusively with 100% natural Australian jojoba grown, nurtured and harvested on the company’s own farm, this lovely liquid acts as a natural moisturizer and skin soother, makeup remover, hair, scalp, hand and cuticle conditioner, and more. Jojoba is a wax ester, a key component of healthy, young human skin, which allows skin to “recognize” jojoba as its own, and allows it to absorb deeply for greater hydrating benefits.

With the end of the school year comes pool parties, and the next product in our giveaway, SwimSpray, helps eliminate chlorine odor and irritation from hair and skin.

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 Invented by a swimmer, SwimSpray is a 100% natural Vitamin C-based technology. Swimspray solves the problems chlorine leaves behind – strong chlorine odor; dry, itchy, and irritated skin; bleached, straw-like hair; etc.  Leave the chorine smell where it belongs – poolside.

“I’m absolutely addicted to SwimSpray,” says Olympian Chloe Sutton. “I don’t know how I ever got along without it. The biggest thing that I’ve noticed is that my hair and skin are so much healthier.  My hair feels lighter since it’s not weighed down by the chlorine, and I no longer get itchy dry skin.  And it neutralizes chlorine from my swimsuit.”

Suffer from acne scars or other skin blemishes? ScarAway is a miraculous product — we can vouch for it at Teens Wanna Know because we have used it to great results. Read on to find out what it does.

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ScarAway Silicone Scar Sheets effectively shrink, flatten and fade hypertrophic (raised) and keloid scars. Using advanced patented silicone technology, previously available only through hospitals, burn centers and plastic surgeons,this medical-grade scar treatment product providesthe ultimate in non-invasive, drug-free scar treatment. Ideal for scars caused from surgical procedures, injuries or burns. Scars may feel softer in just a few days, with visible results seen in as little as 4-8 weeks. Delivers slight pressure directly to the scar and mimics the natural barrier function of healthy skin, diminishing the scar’sappearance and restoring skin to a more natural texture and color. May be used on any skin tone and on scars that are old or new. Each ultra-thin, breathable, washable sheet lasts up to one week; remove while bathing or showering and keep in convenient storage case that comes with each kit.

And finally, speaking of acne, our last item AcneFree Body Clearing Acne Spray will help you clear up right before your big Prom or Graduation night.

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Everyone wants to avoid zits on their face. But one acne problem which affects teens all over, and which hardly gets any attention from acne treatment makers, is body acne. AcneFree Body Clearing Acne Spray addresses body acne with an effective spray that helps reach those difficult places, like your back. Containing the very effective main ingredient of Salicylic Acid, it also contains some moisturizers to help keep your skin supple and soft.

TEENS WANNA KNOW PROM/GRADUATION SKINCARE GIVEAWAY!!!

Win all this stuff below if you are chosen as part of our random drawing.

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Daphne Blunt from Fanlala.com and Disney’s “I Didn’t Do It” Reveals Her Top 5 NOW Fashion Trends

Daphne Blunt is a teen actress, host, singer, and blogger who also just happens to have a bit of an obsession with all things fashion. 

You might have spotted her interviewing celebrities such as The Vamps for Fanlala.com, or heard her on Radio Disney’s “My Dream” where she played Kayla — or perhaps you saw her recently on the top-rated “I Didn’t Do It.” Despite her busy schedule, we got her to share a few of her top fashion tips for our readers.

Hello there lovely readers!

Allow me to introduce myself, my name is Daphne Blunt and I am 17. I’m a host and red carpet reporter. You may have seen me on Disney Channel’s I Didn’t Do It and I recently started my own fashion blog www.tostylewithlove.com.

I have been fashion-obsessed since I was a wee toddler and I always try and keep up with what is on trend. Trends come and go and they are not all actually stylish, but here are 5 trends I actually adore right now!

Enjoy xx

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It’s not just a shirt it’s also a dress! These dresses re timeless and can work for all occasions. Dress them up with some heels and statement necklace or dress them down with some leggings and flats. Either way it is super chic.

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Overalls are back from the 90s and better than ever. There are loads of different styles these bad boys come in and there are a million and one ways to style them.

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I love the grungy and edgy feel this type of boot has. It can take any look and flip it upside down. They still have a feminine feel but go right along with the “men’s wear for women” trend.

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A big nice knit is my favorite thing this time of year. When paired with a tighter fitting bottom and some nice boots you cannot go wrong. Just cuddle up with some hot apple cider by the fire and have a perfect fall evening.

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I am utterly obsessed with matching separates. Whether they are a skirt, pants, shorts or whatever — I love matching separates! They are really put together looking and always make for a quick easy outfit.

For more style tips, follow me on Twitter and Instagram @DaphneBlunt and check out my blog www.tostylewithlove.com!

Holiday Gift Idea: Cate & Chloe VIP Jewelry Box Subscription

It’s hard to resist the draw of the bling.

Shiny stones and gleaming metal are especially prized during the holiday gift-giving season. And one company is making it easy, to give your jewelry-loving friends and family (or yourself) a monthly fix of some nice pieces at a very affordable price.

Cate & Chloe offer their “VIP Box” which features two pieces of jewelry, including a pre-release piece from their upcoming collections, for a monthly subscription price of $39.99. According to the company, each shipment is worth at least $200 retail.

Here you can see what we got in our sample box. Notice the sweet, sweet gleam off the rock on the necklace!

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While the jewelry we received was quite beautiful, we take the stated retail prices with a grain of salt. They are based on the prices on Cate & Chloe’s own website, and a quick online search reveals that similar items are priced at around the same level as the discounted price. In other words, Cate & Chloe’s VIP Box offerings appear to be priced at a fair market value, rather than be some huge discount.

Also, if you are looking for solid gold and silver, and real diamonds, look elsewhere, as Cate & Chloe offer mostly silver- and gold-plated items with cubic zirconia or simulated diamonds. Of course, we really cannot expect solid gold and real diamond jewelry anywhere on earth for $20 apiece, can we?

Still, to have two very nice pieces of jewelry delivered to your door for $39.99 per month and free shipping is pretty awesome, and from what we can tell they have an good customer service department should you encounter any issues.

Check them out at http://www.cateandchloe.com/