Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Prom 2013!

Hello there lovelies, today's post is all about prom!  I thought I'd share some photos of my dress etc and give you some advice - most of you will probably already have had prom, but if you've got yours coming up either this year or in the future, I thought some tips might be useful for you!

I struggled to find a dress at first, however I hired mine from Wish Want Wear (find my dress here) for £55. I was so happy with it - it was very different to everyone else's and I know that if I bought a dress, then I would probably never wear it again. The dresses from WWW are all designer as well, so hiring this gave me the chance to wear a dress worth £375. 

My clutch is from Accessorize (a good shout if you need a bag, although not everyone brought one at my prom.) 

I also wore flat sandals - at first some of friends looked at me weirdly that I wasn't wearing heels, but by the end of the night everyone's feet were dying and I was still going strong! I knew I would look silly trying to walk around to sky-high heels, and this way I know I'll wear my shoes again. 

I had my nails done in Jessica 'Sugar Coated Strawberry' - with my dress I needed a bright colour to stand out against it, and I had them done at a local beauty salon. I enjoyed having someone else do my nails as I'm a bit rubbish at them because I'm so impatient! 

I also had my hair done at a local salon, and then when I got ready at a friend's house her older sister (thanks Molly!) curled my hair a little more.

I would say that getting ready at a friend's house makes all the difference - it makes you less nervous and enhances the girly experience of getting ready! I did have a date aswell, but all I'd say about that is make sure you go with someone (if you want to take someone, that is) that you're good friends with/that you're totally comfortable with. 

I did my make-up myself - I went for a smokey eye with nude lips, all the products I used are listed below:


Laura Mercier Foundation Primer
Clarins Skin Illusion Natural Radiance Foundation SPF10 in 103 Ivory
Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in 01 Fair
Topshop Cream Blush in Head Over Heels
Mac Pearl Cream Colour Base (Highlighter)
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in 001 Transparent


Nars Lipgloss in Sweet Revenge
Bobbi Brown Brightening Lip Gloss in Peach 3


Nars Pro-Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base
Mac Paint Pot in Constructivist
Mac Eye Shadows in All That Glitters (inner corner), Omega (middle third of my eyes), Satin Taupe (outer corners) and Carbon (eye liner)
Nars And God Created The Woman Palette, shade in the middle on the bottom row (I think it's Galapagos?) - mixed this with Mac Satin Taupe for my outer corners
Max Factor Max Effect Mono Eye Shadow in 02 Creme Champagne
Max Factor False Lash Effect and Masterpiece Max Mascaras, both in Black


Real Techniques Stippling Brush (for foundation), Blush Brush (for blush and powder) and Shading Brush (for concealer) 
Topshop Eyes Brush (for applying eyeshadow)
Mac 217 brush (for blending eyeshadows), 239 brush (for applying eyeshadow) and 212 brush (for applying eyeliner)
Nars 3 Brush (for a little more blending - the key to a smokey eye!)

I had such a great time at prom! 

Love, peace and chocolate,

Curly Cutie xxx