Beauty Tips for the Summer Heat

By Melissa Young

With finals being over and summer break just beginning, all of us are excitedly awaiting the hot summer days ahead. But while we’re out enjoying the sun, we forget how it affects our favorite makeup looks. It can be really annoying when you want to look your best, but your makeup won’t stay on your face. Don’t worry, here are some ways to prevent your makeup from melting and keep it lasting all day long!

1. Primer

This is the best way to get your makeup to last throughout the day. Apply less than the size of a quarter all over your face, focusing on the spots that tend to get more oily.

2.Matte Foundation

Try a matte foundation—it will keep your skin free of oils and prevent makeup from running off of your face.


These kind of eyeshadows don’t cake as much when the weather is hot and are meant to stay in place longer than powder eyeshadow. They even glisten in the sun!

4.Liquid Eyeliner

Liquid liners lock in place as soon as you put them on. They can be really hard to master, but once you get it right, it’s totally worth it to have a good eyeliner on all day.


Anything waterproof is the best to use in the summer. A mascara that is waterproof will help prevent it from running all over your face when you’re in the pool or the ocean

6.Tinted Lip Balm

Lip gloss can get really sticky and messy in warmer weather. Tinted lip balms can both moisturize and color your lips without all of the mess. Try Maybelline’s Baby Lips—they come in many different colors and are one of the best lips balms I’ve ever tried.

7.Makeup Setting

Spraying your face with this spray after you’ve applied all of your makeup will make it last for hours. Try a SPF makeup setting spray to keep your skin protected while keeping your makeup in place.


This is definitely a summer makeup hack! Try Clean & Clear’s Oil Absorbing Sheets. These sheets will absorb excess oil without ruining your makeup. Dab the sheets all over your face when you feel like your skin is getting too oily or your makeup is starting to smudge. It will prevent more smudging and you won’t have to spend any more time applying makeup.

Student Style Spotlight: Jiawen

By Kaitlyn Kerwin

I think we can all agree that there are so many places to go to when in desperate need of some fashion inspiration, like curated fashion blogs (such as our F&B blog!), magazines, and high-fashion runways. But what about right here on Temple’s campus? There are so many stylish people right here on our lively campus that could give those big fashion companies a run for their money, which is why I'm going to turn the spotlight onto a stylish Temple student.

This is Jiawen Yu, a freshman business student here at Temple. I ran into her right after the F&B meeting last week and had to ask her about her style! She was sporting a baseball cap, a forest green Champion hoodie tucked into some unique overalls and some Adidas sneakers. I loved her street style look because she effortlessly pulled off trendy pieces in her own unique way. I asked her a couple of questions about her style. Here's what she had to say!

What is one word to describe your style?
Jiawen: Cute!

Where do you get style inspiration from?
Jiawen: Mostly from Instagram, or other people I follow on social media platforms.  

Where are your favorite places to shop?
Jiawen: In Center City, Philadelphia - Specifically Urban Outfitters, Free People, and Forever 21.

What motivates you to dress stylish for class?
Jiawen: If I dress in a cute way, it makes me feel better, and I feel happy for the rest of the day!

How To Wear It: Temple Gear

By Kaitlyn Kerwin

Being a Temple student can definitely be stressful and overwhelming at times, but the one great perk of going to school here is that there is free Temple swag everywhere. At almost every event on campus that you attend there are endless reusable water bottles, ID holders, and T-shirts branded with that Temple logo we all know so well. Before you know it, you have a Temple tee from seven different events and clubs that you have no idea what to do with. Sometimes it gets hard to find unique and stylish ways to wear your Temple gear, so I love to find new ways to style the classic Temple T-shirt or sweatshirt.  If you want some inspiration for the next time you sport the cherry and white, check out how I style my Temple swag when I want to mix up the ordinary jeans-and-a-tee look!

Temple T-Shirt
I work in an office a couple days a week, so I have to restrain myself from donning my favorite shredded denim. For a more work-appropriate look, I tucked my Temple tee into some thrifted cherry trousers cinched with a thrifted black belt. I threw on a silver chain choker and my go-to black booties to complete my look.

Temple Sweatshirt
On lazy days it is so tempting to throw on a sweatshirt, so why not make it at least a little stylish? I actually found this Temple sweatshirt at a thrift store in New Jersey—I was so surprised when I found it there! I made it my own by cutting it into a cute crop top! This looks great paired with high waisted jeans. I threw on some trusty Converse and Temple socks to
                                                                              finish off my lazy day outfit.

                                                                                                        Go Owls!

Steal My Look: A Day in the City

By Taylor Zubkousky

After many weeks spent cooped up inside my dorm room (hiding from the cold, obviously), I decided that is was time to venture out into the beautiful city many of us call home. Philadelphia is known for many things such as our famous cheesesteaks, the Liberty Bell, and Declaration of Independence, but personally my favorite part of the City of Brotherly Love are all the amazing views it has to offer. One of the best views I found happens to be at Cira Green, which is a rooftop park near 30th Street Station. Of course, this beautiful background called for an impromptu photoshoot with the girls. Okay, maybe it wasn't just a spur of the moment adventure, and maybe I spent hours getting ready, but the most important thing I wanted to share with you is the look I decided to wear for this shoot.

Being one of the nicer days here in the city, I paired a super cute, simple pair of high-waisted jeans with a floral, off-the-shoulder crop top. In my opinion, shirts that show a little more skin always look best when they are accompanied by anything high-waisted to make the outfit look more presentable and classy if you are going out during the day.




As for my shoes, I am wearing brown booties that honestly look great with anything. The small, chunky heel on these booties give your whole outfit an extra boost and make your legs look longer and leaner. Not to mention they are super comfortable, and I could walk in them for hours on end. Anytime I wear heels, it always makes me feel more confident,which is why these booties are a must-have!

As you can see, I kept this look very simple in regards to my jewelry and only wore a watch. I believe that every woman should own a nice watch as it is a staple piece and automatically dresses up any outfit. This look is the perfect springtime outfit to rock around campus or in the city, which is why I linked similar items that are very affordable for college students who are trying to look good on a budget.

Outfit Ideas for Spring

By Melissa Young

It can be hard to decide what to wear on any day, but with the weather changing so much lately it seems almost impossible. You have to try to find a balance between staying warm and wearing your favorite outfits. Here is some of this year’s fashion trends that will also keep you comfortable when you’re outside in the cold:

Long Sleeve Dresses
These type of dresses are the best way to dress up your everyday look. Mix a long sleeve dress with your favorite pair of boots or sandals and wear this cute outfit no matter what the weather brings!



Bomber Jackets
This jacket will always keep you comfortable and let you show off your favorite tank top or T-shirt underneath. The leather material will protect you against the cool temperatures while adding some edge to your outfit.

Cold Shoulder Tops
These tops can be worn at any time of year, but will still let you show off some skin. Pair a cold shoulder top with some skinny jeans to get a simple, stylish look.

Bell Sleeves
These kind of sleeves are not for everyone, but they can be used for many different looks. If you want something more edgy, wear a matching choker with your outfit. If you want something more simple, wear the sleeves with a pair of your cutest jeans.



Pink Clothes
This year’s trend for spring and summer is wearing a pink piece of clothing with your outfit. You could wear a pair of pink jeans with a matching scarf and black top to brighten up your look. If you want an all pink outfit that is also cozy, you could wear a pink dress or sweater with some denim. A pair of ripped jeans or a jean jacket would give you some warmth while you wear your favorite spring color.

Spring Break Essentials

By Lindsey Joseph

When going on a trip to a new and exciting place, hopefully tropical, it is important to make sure you have everything you need. With all of the excitement coming over you that you get a week off of school and get some time in the sun, sometimes the important things just slip your mind. So here are a couple must haves that you will need to add to your list to make your spring break not only great, but ultimately the cutest.

1. Make sure you have a reusable water bottle or drinking cup. It's easier to fill up cups then having to buy a drink and carry another cup everywhere you go, plus you can find super cute bottles that will make for great spring break photos.


2. You want to make sure you have comfortable and stylish bathing suits.

3. Make sure you have a large beach bag that will hold everything you need and will make your journey to the beach a little easier.

4. You want to make sure you have a comfy chair, towel, or blanket to use when relaxing on the beach, which can also be another cute accessory for a beach photo-shoot.

5. Obviously you want to make sure you have enough snacks and drinks; fruit is the perfect go to beach snack that will taste good and make you feel good.

6. Always stay protected remember your sunblock, because nobody likes looking like a lobster, and add a hat to protect your head from the sun with a baseball cap or sunhat with a trendy saying on it that will make your look stylish.

7. And lastly, you cannot forget a pair of fab sunglasses.

So have fun over break, and just think only three more months until summer!

(Freezing) First Friday Fashion

By Kaitlyn Kerwin

Ever wondered, “What would be the perfect outfit to wear while exploring cool art galleries and Old City bookstores on First Friday?” Probably not, but I definitely thought this as I was putting my outfit together hours before walking the uneven streets of Old City, Philadelphia. This Friday in particular was especially chilly and windy, so I pulled out my trusty black thrifted turtleneck. I think turtlenecks pair great with high-waisted bottoms, so I threw on a thrifted high-waisted denim miniskirt.

To keep my legs from freezing off, I doubled up on tights, wearing maroon tights with black fishnets on top to add more texture and style. I added my favorite shoes at the moment, which are thigh-high boots–also great to keep your legs warm in this crazy Philly weather!

After throwing on a silver choker, black belt, and my favorite hat (that I wear way too often), I was ready to brave the freezing weather in the name of free art
                                                                              galleries and cozy bookstores.

If you like my look, use it as inspiration to create your own cold weather look! It is totally possible to wear a miniskirt in sub-freezing weather. Just throw on some thick leggings or double up on tights like I did, and your legs will stay toasty! Another great cold weather fashion tip is to wear turtlenecks that can look sophisticated and stylish while also keeping your neck warm. Throw on your favorite accessories, and you are good to go!

How To Style Fishnets

By Chi Pham

Hey loves!

It’s your girl Cheese here. Spring is around the corner so it is time to show some skin! Fishnets have been on trend for the past couple of months, and it is finally warm enough to wear this the. Fishnets can be a tricky piece since many people think they are too sexy and bold for daily outfits. Don’t worry though because I have some ways to incorporate this trending item in your wardrobe!

1. Under ripped jeans:

If you don't want to show off too much of your fishnets, this look is for you. A pair of fishnets will spice up a pair of regular ripped jeans, giving you a grunge look.

2. Under thigh-high socks/boots:

This combo is super sexy without you showing too much skin. A perfect way to style this is with an oversize shirt/dress shirt, giving you a casual but still sensual look.

3.  With skirts or shorts:

If fishnets are your thing, the easiest way to style them is by paring them with a skirt or shorts. You will have a full on fishnet look for the best pattern showing. Since this combo is intense for a day look, try to play with soft textures like cotton or knits and minimal color like black to balance the boldness.

4. Fishnet socks or fishnets under high-waisted pants:

If fishnets are not your thing, but you still want to wear the trend, this one is for you. The minimal showing is just an interesting peekaboo. Since it is easy to style, you can pair the fishnets with basically any outfit. Sneakers with fishnet socks are on trend now. You can also wear high-waisted pants with a cropped sweater that lets you show off a bit of the fishnets on your stomach.