Hello everyone! I have been having so much fun finishing up my last year as a high school student (it’s so crazy to finally be able to say that!!). I’m never one to go all out for dances, but it’s always nice to have an excuse to pamper yourself. I did a little extra since it was my senior prom, baccalaureate mass, graduation, and a bunch of other events are coming up where I need to look semi-decent for.
Anyway, back to prom. One of my best guy friends asked me, which was super fun, and we decided to do white orchids for the corsage and boutonniere. My whole friend group rented a party bus which took us from pictures to dinner to prom, and then we all broke off into separate cars on the way to after prom, where we got to go ice-skating, play bumper cars, and laser tag until 2 a.m. I had such a good time hanging out with all my friends and dancing the night away! As for actual prom preparations, let me take you throughout the day of prom:
A few days before…
EYELASH EXTENSIONS // This may not have been the day of, but it was definitely something to prepare for prom with. I’ve never had eyelash extensions before, but graduation is coming up and I’m actually in Florida right now, so I wanted to look good without having to wear any makeup around the pool. I actually had a really good experience and am loving them so far! They’re pricey, but worth the investment in my opinion. My friend and I got 20/20 lashes, which is the most natural option, and they look great!
Day of prom…
LIFEGUARD SWIMMING PRETEST // Okay, definitely not prom prep… but I’m going to be a lifeguard this summer and since my schedule has been so hectic, there wasn’t another time I could do it. It actually helped me a lot, though, because it started my morning off with a really nice and calm cardio exercise… And I passed!! LOL.
MANI & PEDI // I love getting my nails done and choosing from all the different colors. Whenever I look down at my hands because I’m writing something down or doing something on my phone, I get an instant mood boost when I see how good my nails look. I really like doing brighter colors, like baby pink or blue, because it lightens my day. Lol I’m literally the cheesiest person I know, but I honestly just feel more put together with pretty nails. #GirlBoss amirite?
BLOWOUT AT DRYBAR // This is honestly one of my favorite things to do. My hair always smells and looks so good afterwards, and I just love the atmosphere and aesthetic of it all. Their buttercup yellow everywhere makes me happy!
MAKEUP AND DRESS ON // I did my own makeup, because my eyelashes were the focal point of my face. I did a very light gold eye and regular concealer, highlight, bronzer… you know the drill. Then I put on my dress, grabbed the boutonniere, and we were out the door! Pictures were at 4:30 p.m. which actually ended up being a little rough because the sun was still pretty harsh, but everyone looked beautiful and we made the best out of everything (even when we showed up with a group of 24 at a restaurant who had lost our reservation… another story, another time). Enjoy these semi-decent photos of all of us!