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April Hot/Not

    By Vanessa Wu

    Staff Writer

    Hot: Spotify

    There are many music streaming platforms, but none can beat Spotify. Furthermore, a free Hulu subscription is included with the premium plan. Spotify also allows users to listen for free with ads.

    Not: Apple Music

    Though it may have the same features as Spotify, users only get 3 months of free music before they have to start paying for subscriptions. Apple music is not as accessible as Spotify.

    Hot: Drunk Elephant

    Even though it is a little pricey, “you get what you pay for” comes into play with this brand. Drunk Elephant provides many skin care products for different skin types and recently become popular in stores such as Sephora. Unlike other products, they exclude toxins and chemicals in their products, leaving users satisfied with their skin.


    Not: Proactiv

    They are not as effective as they claim to be as seen in ads. Once users attempt to stop using the protect, their acne will come back at even greater lengths than before.




    Hot: Scrunchies

    They made a comeback in 2018 with popular stores such as Brandy Melville, Sephora, and PacSun selling them. Scrunchies come in many colors, designs, and sizes that we can match our outfits too.


    Not: Regular hair ties
    The biggest problem with hair ties is that pulling one out comes with a chunk of hair and it also leaves a crease in one’s head. Why would one want to endure this pain everyday when wearing a cute scrunchie is so much better?




    Hot: High-waisted jeans

    These are the new must-haves. High-waisted pants allows one to have a more balanced look and they are more comfortable when sitting down. To look taller, consider wearing high rise jeans because they make the legs look longer.


    Not: Low-rise jeans

    They are one of the most uncomfortable pants anyone could ever wear. Low-rise jeans used to be in style but let us not dwell on the past.

    Hot: Birkenstocks

    All of their products, from sandals to shoes, comes with foot health benefits. Once worn for a while, it will shape it to the form of the foot making it comfortable to walk in.

    Not: Rainbows

    Although it is popular, rainbows does have its disadvantages. If the leather sandals get wet, the cracked leather will start to curl up and it will not be covered by the “Rainbow Guarantee.”


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