Monday, May 7, 2012

FORMAL/PROM DRESS, MAKEUP AND HAIR!

Hey girls, 
So recently I went to my school formal and I wanted to share with you all what I wore as well as how I did my makeup, hair, nails etc. I decided I would save my money and skip a tan as well as do my own hair and makeup because I felt I was pretty capable to do so considering I love beauty and have all the products. This allowed me to spend more money on my dress and shoes which I loved! I have included prices just in case your budgeting for your prom/formal and were curious about how much other people spend on average. Lets get started...


Dress ($700)
I absolutely loved the dress I ended up wearing! I has a bit of drama finding my dress as I ordered online and when the dress came it was way too big so I had to reorder! I ended up ordering two just in case one didn't work out, I would definitely have a dress. It was between a red and a blue but I obviously decided on the blue after asking all of my lovely Instagram followers.

Accessories ($140)
I saved money on my clutch by reusing it from my Semi Formal because it matched perfectly as a blue silver! My corsage was white orchids and came to around $50 I think. My shoes were silver glitter, enclosed pumps and by a brand called Lipstick so they cost $80. Earring were a bargain from Equip for $10! I'm not counting my diamond bracelet because it wasn't purchased specifically for this occasion and was a gift.

Makeup (did myself)
I did my own makeup and was really proud of the work I did on myself because I don't consider myself a professional at all and it looked just as good as all of the other girls makeup. I was going for a really glamorous winged eyeliner and red lips look. 
Products used:
Eyes: MAC shadows, Revlon lashes, Chanel eyeliner.
Face: Chanel foundation, blush, bronzer and powder.
Lips: Revlon Lip Butter in "Candy Apple" with MAC "Love Alert" Dazzleglass.  
Hair (did myself)
I was most nervous about my hair because I didn't do a trial and I don't usually put my hair in up-do's like I usually put makeup on. I even considered having it done professionally many times but I was really happy in the end that I did it myself because I thought it looked nice. I used my Modiva 32mm curling iron to curl my hair to the side and then I used blonde bobby pins to pin up all of the curls into a side bun. I then curled some front bits of hair and then I placed two little blue rose hair accessories (that matched the blue roses on my dress) into my bun. I loved the way it turned out and am so happy I didn't pay to have it done professionally.

Here are some pictures from the evening
I had a lovely time, it was so fun getting all dressed up to have dinner with your friends with lots of foods, photos and dancing!

6 comments:

Ashesela said...

You look amazing!!! That dress is so incredibly beautiful! :D

Krissy said...

$700 for that dress!? Exxy!
At my year 12 formal the most I spent on my dress was $250 and even that was among the top range of prices among my friends.
I guess people are spending more on formal dresses these days!

-Anyway-
You look lovely, you did your hair and makeup very well!

My name is Julia said...

you look absolutely gorgeous !

Leslie K. said...

Your dress look perfect & gorgeous & your makeup was so pretty. Hope you had an amazing time. Thx for sharing.

Billi Lilli said...

Super gorgeous formal photos! :) the dress is so pretty on you

Anonymous said...

You look gorgeous.