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Swimwear That Doesn’t Break Bank

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With summer comes fun tropical vacations, delicious fruity drinks and long days spent tanning in the sand. But for a quality vacation, all of that fun can sometimes come at a high cost. While cheap flights and inexpensive tropical drinks can be difficult to find, one thing that shouldn’t be difficult is affordable swimwear that keeps you looking and feeling your best.

Many times, some of the cutest swimwear is right under our noses. Forget waiting months for your online order or driving hours to find your favorite pieces that still break bank. Check out some of these convenient, everyday shopping stores and find some of our favorite affordable swimwear for the summer!

 

Aerie – Perky Triangle Bikini Top ($29.95, ae.com) Following a more traditional bathing suit style with a subtle twist is Aerie’s perky triangle bikini top! The halter top neck and triangle bust is accompanied by a thick band around the chest that accentuates your cleavage and helps to slim your shape so you always look stunning. In a dark navy and a double bow back, this $29.95 suit is one we already have in our swimwear drawers.

Pacsun – Amor Y Besas ($39.50, pacsun.com)

Pac Sun is known for their fun clothing and unique styles, and that’s exactly where their Amor Y Besas bikini top comes in. With a cage neck top to show off subtle cleavage and fun bright colors, this top will have you turning heads as you go for a quick dip. Even more impressive is the swimsuit’s reversible top half for two fun designs. For only $39.50 (without their awesome sales) this cute top is a must have!

H&M – Floral Super Push-Up Bikini ($24.99, hm.com)

For a brighter more summery style, check out H&M’s coral, floral bikini top with matching high waisted bottoms. This fun and fully lined, push up top maximizes your bust while ensuring comfortability. The balconette features detachable, adjustable shoulder straps for various wear, making this bikini versatile and the best bang for your buck!

Vanilla Beach – Ribbed Scallop One Shoulder Bikini Top ($27.99, target.com)

One of the most convenient places to find quality swimsuits for a good price is Target! With so many fun options, you can’t go wrong with a quick trip to Target’s bathing suit section. One of our favorites is the simple ribbed scallop one shoulder bikini. In general, one shoulder swimsuits are super unique and creative but pair it with the soft scalloped design and a light olive green and you’re ready for a day out in the sun with your girls.

Aerie – Wraparound Scoop Bikini Top ($34.95, ae.com)

Lastly is one of our favorite tops from the American Eagle, Aerie collection.The Wraparound Scoop Bikini is a flirty yet modest top with thick, ruffled straps, a triangle shape bust and a thin wraparound string that bows in the back. But the cut of the top isn’t why it’s one of our favorite swim pieces, it’s the leafy design that has us wishing we were somewhere tropical.

Let us know where your favorite spots are to buy affordable swimwear that will keep up looking ready for the sun and sand but won’t break bank.

 

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Swimwear That Doesn’t Break Bank: Featured image courtesy of pacsun.com.

Affordable Valentine’s Day Outfit Ideas

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Red Hot Alert! Valentine’s Day is only days away, and we are counting down the moments until we can get dressed up and look our best. But why does looking our best have to come with such a hefty price tag? With the winter holidays only just coming to a close, it’s time we substitute our expensive brands for more affordable looks this Valentine’s. Don’t worry; here at Cliché, we will help you trade in those wallet-crunching outfits for affordable look-a-likes and stylish pieces with our low-cost Valentine’s Day outfit ideas.

Mesh Mock Neck Bodycon Dress ($20, charlotterusse.com)

First up on our Valentine’s Day radar is the Mesh Mock Neck Bodycon Dress from Charlotte Russe. Straying from the typical red and pink look that usually debuts on the lover’s holiday, this black bodycon is the anti-Valentine’s look we have all been craving. With a sheer mesh top half, edgy cap sleeves, button-closed back, and curve-hugging bodycon shape, this dress will make your date drool. Priced at only $20, this dress is an absolute steal.

Audrey Keyhole Ruffle Sleeve Dress ($32.90, agacistore.com)

If you’re looking for a sexy red number that’s ideal for a fancy date and a night out, the Audrey Keyhole Ruffle Sleeve Dress is perfect for your V-Day. This elegantly short number will have people wondering where you spent a fortune for such a high-quality dress. The unlined, high round-neck bodycon dress with flirty, ruffled sleeves and an elongated keyhole cutout on the chest will make you the talk of any party — in the best way possible!

Woven Heart Frayed Stripe Poncho ($19.60, forever21.com)

If you’re looking for something a little less dressy, consider the Woven Heart Frayed Stripe Poncho from Forever 21. This soft, knit poncho features an open front, frayed trim, and multi-stripe pattern. It’s subtle yet vibrant burgundy color and handkerchief hem will look perfect when paired with ripped jeans or even a skater skirt. Trade in your dress and heels for this causal look and pair it with a simple shirt, some knee-high boots, and a long necklace. You’ll be turning heads all night with this simple yet classy style. This look is best for a long night out on the town.

Off-Shoulder Mini Dress with Trumpet Sleeve ($24, us.ASOS.com)

Our final must-have this Valentine’s Day follows the off-shoulder fashion trend that everyone is still buzzing about. This red, off-the-shoulder mini dress from ASOS features a flared-gone-chic sleeve design, flowy hem, and elastic strap around the shoulders for optimum control. Trade in the sexy, bodycon look for this more flirty and refined style for a casual date or for a more comfortable long night. Pair it with sandals or heels and a long lined poncho-style coat for walking outside, and you will absolutely look your best this February 14.

Don’t let high-end brands convince you that looking good has to come at a hefty price. There are several reliable brands with runway-style clothing that will keep you looking your best while saving tons!

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Affordable Valentine’s Day Outfit Ideas: Featured image courtesy of agacistore.com

Affordable Makeup Brushes With Professional Precision

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“An artist is only as good as his tools,” said someone, somewhere, but sometimes those tools cost a pretty penny that can’t be expended by every self-proclaimed cosmetic connoisseur. It’s easy to get lost amidst the sea of synthetic hairs and shiny packaging, and Cliché here to squash the misconception that spending a fortune on makeup brushes guarantees flawless quality. There are a variety of brushes on the market, but you don’t have to break the bank in order to achieve flawless application!1253-ecotls-le-fresh-and-flawless-open_1

EcoTools is an eco-friendly brand that is just as passionate about the quality of their tools as they are about protecting the environment. Sold in several drugstores, EcoTools produces a wide range of makeup brushes made with soft, airy bristles and recycled bamboo handles. Their tools are sold separately, or packaged in convenient sets based on purpose-specific needs, catering to every kind of application necessity under the technicolor cosmetic sun.

Real Techniques is a line designed by YouTube beauty guru duo Samantha and Nic Chapman (known as ‘pixiwoo’ on YouTube). The brushes are created with precise, synthetic bristles that offer a clean, effortless application; there are several kits in the Real Techniques line, making it possible to build up a full collection of brushes without burning a hole in your wallet. The success2229995 of these brushes is global, reaching from their native origin in the United Kingdom across the pond to United States cosmetic retailer Ulta, as well as appearing online through various vendors. Because this range of tools was created and tested by professional makeup artists, they are on par with elite brand name brushes without the grimacing price.84022_900px_100011

Eyes Lips Face (E.L.F.) have set the bar for excellence in affordable makeup brushes with professional precision! Known for their outstandingly affordable cosmetics, E.L.F. have stepped up their game with their studio line of makeup tools. The 25-piece range encompasses a variety of brushes that fit every small niche in the world of cosmetics. From defining crease brushes to lush blush brushes, the possibilities are endless with E.L.F.’s studio line that gives expensive, professional grade brushes a run for their money – literally!

– by Amanda Curran

Photo’s courtesy of Jnoemi, EcoTools, Ulta, and Eyes Lips Face