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Makeover Essentials: “The Complete” Petite Travel Kit

By quovadis November 26, 2018

By Bridget Quimby Managing Editor “The Complete Petite” by Makeover Essentials is an all-in-one makeup kit for your beauty needs when you are on the go. Whether you are traveling, rushing or just want to freshen up this sleek travel kit has everything you need right in the palm of your hand. The compact design of this kit is so small it can fit in your pocket which makes it that much easier to take this product...

Transitioning from a Community College to a Four-Year School or University

By quovadis April 30, 2018

By Kayla Lombardo Staff Writer With the end of the semester quickly approaching, many students are graduating from MCC and are going to attend a four-year university. This transition can be very stressful for students and many of them are probably not sure what to expect. I am one of the students who will be graduating, but I am very excited for what’s to come. The process of applying and waiting to be accepted is very nerve...

Makeup Tips and Reviews: The Weirdest Mask Ever

By quovadis April 30, 2018

By Samantha Casano Staff Writer It’s no secret that I love pampering my skin and trying out new products. Recently, I put a mask that I’ve seen surfacing the Internet for a while now, the Elizavecca Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask. Yes, you heard that right: a bubble clay mask, as in a mask that literally bubbles on your face. The Elizavecca Milky Piggy Mask is filled with charcoal powder, green tea and pomegranate extracts and...

Feria de Sevilla Comes to Woodbridge

By quovadis April 30, 2018

By Claire Lacy Lifestyle & Culture Editor A New Jersey Spanish dance company, Alborada Spanish Dance Theatre, will be bringing their Feria de Sevilla (also known as the Seville Fair) to Parker Press Park at 428 Rahway Ave. in Woodbridge on Sunday, May 20, starting at 3 p.m. and ending at 6 p.m. The Seville Fair is a tradition in Seville, Spain that occurs after Easter. According to the Alborada Spanish Dance Theatre website, the following will...

Makeup Tips and Reviews: My Favorite Beauty Gurus Part 2

By quovadis April 24, 2018

By Samantha Casano Managing Editor A few weeks ago, I talked about some of my favorite beauty vloggers on YouTube, and I am coming at you today with another edition of my favorite beauty gurus. The first male beauty vlogger I started watching was MannyMUA, who has been on YouTube since 2014, and currently has four and a half million subscribers. I mainly enjoy watching Manny’s in-depth makeup reviews and tutorials. He recently announced that he is...

The Bahama Breeze in Woodbridge Center to Throw a Cinco de Mayo Party

By quovadis April 24, 2018

By Claire Lacy Lifestyle & Culture Editor The Bahama Breeze at the Woodbridge Center will be throwing a Cinco de Mayo outdoor party at their Restaurant on May 4 starting at 3 p.m. and May 5 starting at 1 p.m. with live entertainment, giveaways, food and beverage specials and more. Both parties are scheduled to end at the restaurant’s closing time of midnight. The Woodbridge Center website states that there is a $10 cover charge to be...

Garnier Whole Blends Conditioner Works Wonders

By quovadis April 24, 2018

By Claire Lacy Lifestyle & Culture Editor The Whole Blends collection from the hair and skincare company, Garnier, uses natural ingredients as hair moisturizers. This line consists of shampoo, conditioners, hair masks, leave-in conditioners, detangling sprays, and more. The conditioners from this collection are a great way to try Whole Blends. Conditioner is very important in haircare because it helps to keep hair moisturized and soft. Though shampoo is important to haircare as well, it is mostly...

The Importance of Learning New Languages

By quovadis April 18, 2018

By Scott Pietschker Managing Editor Learning new languages is a very important mental tool for anyone. The United States is full of people who only know one language, and this needs to change. Many other countries have more bilingual citizens than the United States does. Learning these languages does not only allow you to communicate with the people of that country, but it also allows you to think in a different way. When learning a new language,...

Benefit Cosmetics “BADgal BANG” Mascara Review

By quovadis April 18, 2018

By Bridget Quimby Staff Writer “BADgal Bang” mascara is a 36-hour, long-wear, voluminizing” mascara that was released by Benefit Cosmetics on Feb. 1. The outer space-themed mascara’s exclusive launch party intrigued beauty influencers and enthusiasts, as it was revealed to the makeup world between the stunning Amangiri rock formations in Utah. Many famous social media beauty gurus, such as James Charles and Nicol Concilio, attended the event and shared their amazing lash results with the world. This...

Ultimate Media Holds Asian American Heritage Festival in Edison

By quovadis April 18, 2018

By Claire Lacy Lifestyle & Culture Editor Ultimate Media will be organizing the Asian American Heritage Festival at the New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center in Edison on Sunday, May 20, starting at 11 a.m. “The Festival will cater to the Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Chinese, Filipino, Korean and Japanese groups,” according to the Asian American Heritage Festival website. “The festival starts with cultural performances, which are a very classy mix of Asian fusion acts by various top...