Jasmine Maki is a features reporter for Accent. Her main beats are arts and entertainment and life and style. She also occasionally covers health, family and TV.
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Product: Suave Professionals Touchable Finish Extra Hold Hairspray Price: $2.85 at Target. A touchable finish is exactly what I look for in any hair product. No one wants sticky, stiff or greasy hair. But, when I saw Suave Professionals Touchable Finish Extra Hold Hairspray, which promises "to lock in your style while remaining touchable, without stiffness," I have to admit I was a bit skeptical. Other products left my hair in a sticky, hard mess, or gave me a touchable finish but didn't hold my curls.
Wearing a black and white peter pan collared top, a pleated gray skirt, maroon polka dot tights and cream Oxford flats, Madeline Comeau's style has very apparent European influences. Comeau, a senior at Grand Forks Central, went to Europe two years ago for a high school class trip.
Five out of five stars. If you love testing your knowledge on various topics, you'll love QuizUp. The free trivia app available for iOS has 100,000 questions in more than 250 categories. Users can connect through Facebook to challenge their friends or play random people around the world in real time. Users pick a category from general knowledge to movies, arts and business. From there, they are matched up with an opponent, and the game begins. Each round has seven questions with just 10 seconds to answer each one.
Whether it's an elegant braided updo or a simple side braid, plaits have been seen everywhere from the runway to the red carpet, to the office. And, many brides are choosing to incorporate the trend for their walk down the aisle. Tara Nelson, a hairstylist at Jo Jo's Hair Boutique in Grand Forks, said at least 50 percent of her clients who come in for an updo ask her to incorporate some kind of braid. Mandi Smith, a hair and nail stylist at Jo Jo's, said she thinks Pinterest is responsible for the growing popularity. "It's huge," she said.
Churches may not be known for the humorous events that happen within their walls, but in "A Mighty Fortress is Our Basement," the Church Basement Ladies remind their audiences that a lot more goes on behind those doors than singing hymns and reciting prayers. The musical comedy presented by Troupe America, Inc., based out of Minneapolis, puts the women of the church in the spotlight. As they prepare coffee and meals for the congregation, they remind us of the relationships formed, the lessons learned and the hilarious happenings that occur in a small Midwestern church.
From the membership costs to available equipment, to childcare, tanning and other amenities, there are a lot of factors to consider when choosing a gym. While no fitness center is better or worse than another, a certain gym may be a better fit for one's lifestyle than another. Below we breakdown the gyms and fitness centers in Grand Forks and East Grand Forks by what they offer in equipment, classes, personal training and special amenities. Anytime Fitness Locations: 1010 Central Ave. N.E., East Grand Forks, and 3750 32nd Ave. South, Grand Forks. Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
After a busy day of work at Altru Health Systems, Nicole Nelson, of Grand Forks, made her way downtown to O'Really's Pub for a couple of drinks with friends. Wearing a casual pink and gray striped sweater and a black statement necklace, Nelson's look was great for a day at work. Nelson said she typically wears skinny jeans and boots when she goes out, which would have transitioned this look perfectly for the bar. On this particular day, she didn't have time to change clothes, but even with her black slacks, the look worked for either occasion.
Five out of five stars. Socks? Check. Glasses? Check. Charger? Check. No matter how many lists we make or times we check our bags, it seems we always forget one thing or another when traveling. The free app Stow may solve that problem. With preset editable check lists, the app helps users ensure they have all of their bases covered when it comes to packing for a trip. First, the user selects whether it's a business trip, cruise, camping trip or family visit.
John Nordine says he does everything from A to Z as far as upholstery is concerned. And, it's true; he's done airplanes, zebra skin foot stools and everything in between. The owner of John's Upholstery Center has been doing upholstery work for more than 35 years, and one could say he knows all the in's and out's of the craft. He opened his workshop at 1390 13th Ave. South, Grand Forks, about five years ago and started reupholstering everything from antique chairs to boat seats.
Subzero temperatures may not be ideal for a wedding day, but a snowy scene can make a beautiful backdrop for those brides who choose to brave the cold. We talked to experts in the wedding industry and gathered some tips for couples who chose a chilly month to exchange vows. Here's their advice: • Dress: When choosing a dress for a winter wedding, Nancy Zalewski, owner of Kristen's Bridal, said luxurious satins and brocades are wonderful.