Author: Kim Conley

How To: Winged Eyeliner

Winged eyeliner, also known as the cat eye, is a classic beauty look that year in and year out manages to be one of the hottest makeup trends. But many of us are too intimidated to try it, or get discouraged when we can’t master it right away. The good news is that it’s not as complicated as it looks. Just follow this guide and remember, like any stunt you’ve conquered, practice makes perfect. Step 1 The easiest way to create this look is with a gel or liquid liner. Start at the inner corner of your eye, along the ... Read more

Lead the Crowd, Rule the Sidelines

It’s the first football game of the season. The stadium is packed. The game is tied with 10 seconds left and your team is on defense. Who can muster up enough noise to regain possession and help lead the team to victory? The cheerleaders of course! Use these spirit raising techniques to lead the crowd and rule the sidelines this fall. 1. Be Loud Together as a team, cheerleaders can use their voices to inspire the crowd to rally together! One person alone only sounds like noise, whereas a joint effort with clear intentions of yelling a single phrase together can impact the outcome of a game. The next time your football team is ... Read more

Joining Forces: Cheer and Dance Teams Working Together

Sure, cheer and dance teams are different. But you have to admit, they’re pretty similar too. While it has improved, there is still a competitive air between the cheer and dance squads at many schools. The general view of cheerleaders is driven by their efforts in spirit raising, whereas dance teams are more often remembered for their performances. This view may be correct in some cases; however, it doesn’t mean that dancers can’t elevate school spirit or cheerleaders can’t add an edge of performance value. Wouldn’t it be great if cheer and dance teams collaborated in a combined effort to represent their school in ... Read more