So it is almost that exciting time of the year again (Well in Namibia at least) – PROM!! Which is why I decided to do a prom post…I know it’s a bit late, but you can still use some of these to make your day extra special. For those of us living in Namibia, we only get one prom (or as we call it: Matric Farewell) so you need to make sure you SLAY and these tips will definitely help you do that. For those like myself whose prom days are long gone (Gosh do I feel old!), you can still use some of these tips and tricks for everyday use or whenever a special occasion comes up. So without further ado, here are some of the tips and tricks that I wish I had known about when I went to prom, I hope you find them useful.
- Stash a few bobby pins at the bottom of your purse
Trust me you’ll thank me later. You can never have too many bobby pins and just in case your hair comes loose, you’ll have extra bobby pins to put it in place.
2. Spritz your bobby pins with hairspray
Make sure to spritz your bobby pins with hairspray and tuck it into your updo. The hairspray makes the pin hold to your hair for extra reinforcement ensuring your hair stays in place.
3. Double up on hairspray
Make sure to double up on hairspray. The secret to getting an updo to last all night is to apply hairspray before and after styling. This is probably one of the few things I got right on my prom night and definitely works!
4. Pat on Vaseline for long – lasting scents
To smell irresistible all night long pat on a tiny amount of Vaseline to areas you would normally spritz, such as your neck and the back of your wrists. The Vaseline gives the perfume something to hold on to, so it will linger all night long. I only recently heard about this hack and decided to give it a go, even though it does sound weird, it does work.
5. Put that toothbrush to work
Remove any dry flakes on your lips by brushing them with a toothbrush. I find that in doing this, it also makes your lips look a bit plumper.
6. Help your mani dry fast with cold air
Blast your mani with a shot of cold air to help it dry faster. You do not have time to spare when you’re getting ready, so get in front of your AC or use the cool button on your blow-dryer. I literally do this all the time, mostly because I’m just impatient, but it absolutely works!
7. Break in your shoes
Definitely break in your shoes before the time. You do not want to be uncomfortable the whole night. Also learn to walk in your shoes before the time; you do not want to fall flat on your face on your prom day.
8. Avoid uncomfortable shoes
DO NOT wear uncomfortable shoes. Those 7 inch heels might look hot right now, but you’re definitely going to regret it when you’re trying to keep one foot in front of the other.
9. Get your pose on
If you’re awkward in front of the camera, definitely try out some poses and angles before the time, because it’s your special day, which for some only happens once and you definitely want to take as many pictures as possible.
10. Trial run your makeup and hair
Definitely do a trial run of your makeup and hair when you’re doing it yourself to avoid any stressful situations and to make sure you look flawless on your special day.
11. Have FUN!!
The most important tip I have for you though is to have fun! Prom is meant to be a fun event, so try not to stress too much and enjoy every part of it.
A little throwback of my Prom (Matric Farewell) Day, which was in 2011.
But that is it for this post…I really hope you find these tips helpful.
Until next time…