Monday, May 16, 2011

Prom Night

I remember in the fifth grade i counted down the years until i could go to prom.  It made me feel so old at the time - i remember thinking "just six more years and we'll all be high schoolers and go to prom".  Now that the event has come and gone (it was on Saturday night-Sunday morning), it seems time just went by way too quickly.  It's funny how prom seemed like the biggest deal back in the day, and now that i'm actually at the age where i can go to things like prom and such, it's not that big of a deal anymore.  It seems overrated even.  That might just be my take on it, since a ton of people from school were sharing how super duper excited they were about the night on Facebook.  Maybe i'm just a party pooper?


We all met up at my house to put on our dresses and take pictures before the dance, where the limo driver met us as well.  Yes we hired a limo driver to haul us around for the night!  Are we cool or what?  Four people in a ten-person-capacity limousine.  It was quite the squeeze (that was sarcasm, obv haha).  We decided to go with a smaller group (sans dates) because we all just find it more fun, and with more people comes more drama in our opinion.

With my lovely mother ♥
I went with a fairly simple dress in a bolder color.  It was actually the first one i tried on and was so relieved that it was long enough (maybe too long as everyone, including me, was stepping on it!).  For my hair, i tried to compliment the dress as much as possible, but keeping it casual as well, so i just did a messy side bun on the opposite side of where the asymmetrical strap was, with little twists on both sides of my part.

For my makeup, i tried to do a bit of an Adele-inspired look.  She always looks so flawless and classic with her makeup - it's simple, but a bit dramatic at the same time, which i think is perfect for prom (or everyday if you're like me) and went really well with the dress and hair.  So for the look, i did some contouring & highlight of the cheeks, dark black liquid winged eyeliner, a shimmery lid with a defined crease, false lashes, white eyeliner on the waterline, and a nudey-pink lip.

Everyone usually gets their hair, makeup, and nails done professionally, but i don't trust other people with trying to make me look good for events like prom!  I'm also a bit skint atm haha.

Ooh la la!  Inside the limo.

Didn't take any pictures at the actual venue where our prom was held, but we went to this really classy Roman-inspired place, ate some delicious steak with prom king & queen, and tried to dance without looking like slags and without sweating too much.  Lovely image, no?  Wish people would actually dance and not ahem... do whatever you want to call how the kids are 'expressing themselves' these days.  I have to say the icing on the cake was when they played Friday by Rebecca Black - some hardcore dance moves and stellar singing ensued.

After prom, the prom committee every year organizes a 'post-prom' at the Y, which is basically a lock in that goes on from 12:30-3:30 AM, where everyone still has their makeup & hair done, but changes into sweats.  There's a ton of food, inflatable obstacle course, and fun times to be had.  The best part was the hypnotist though!  Can't even begin to describe that... People were genuinely hypnotized and it was the strangest, yet most hilarious thing i have ever seen.  Maybe next year i'll be able to actually be hypnotized, my brain wouldn't shut off & let me fall into the trance...

Another photo in the limo / A picture of the airbrush tattoos my friends and me got at post-prom!  Mine is the ace of spades card.

After post-prom, my friends and i came back to my house, where we stayed in the hot tub until the sun started to rise and then we passed out in the basement for a little bit.
Overall, it was quite a fun night!  Wish i could've let go a bit more and gotten into the whole 'prom experience'.

20 comments:

  1. Wow you prom sounds amazing and you look gorgeous Laura! I know what you mean about being so excited when your younger about Prom, my prom is at the end of June and i used to look foward to it soooo much but now its just stress haha! :) xx

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  2. Love your dress : sounds like a lovely way to celebrate :)x

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  3. Wow, you look so gorgeous :) I'm always so interested in American proms haha. Everyone over here in the UK has pretty much adopted it. I love your dress - too cute. I love that you had a post-prom event too! Sounds cool.

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  4. I don't get my prom until year 13, I'm only really excited about the dress haha!
    You look absolutely stunning and your dress is so, so pretty! xxx

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  5. you look lovely laura :) love your dress! x

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  6. You look so pretty Laura, your post prom party sounds so fun! I'm absolutely dreading mine!xx

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  7. You look gorgeous Laura and that dress suits you so well :) Beautiful! xx

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  8. You look amazing, LOVE your dress. You're post-prom sounds amazing! You're so lucky!

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  9. Love your dress, you look gorgeous! Your prom sounds so much better than the two I went to :) xxx

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  10. oh wow, i just LOVE your dress! being quite young and not having had prom yet, i'm super excited!
    hope you had fun, it looks amazinggg ♥

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  11. its so amazing to hear about american proms. you wear the big dresses, have the dates and the after parties.. ours are pretty crap. we all just wear dresses we would normally wear on a night out, its optional to bring a date (we go to all all girls school, so loads of people don't have dates), prom only lasts a few hours, and there are no after parties :(
    i'm glad you had fun anyway! xx

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  12. You look amazing! I love your dress! I had my prom last weekend too and the after prom party sounds like such a good idea! It looks like you had a great time. :)

    xo, gina

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  13. You look gorgeous :) such a pretty coloured dress xx

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  14. You look gorgeous and looked like you had a great time!
    xx

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  15. You all look amazing!
    I laughed out loud when you said they played Rebecca Black! TOO funny! =)
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  17. You all looked so amazing! :)
    I was the same, counting down the years til our prom and it really did go by SO fast! it felt like we were only at the venue for 2hours!
    But it was a pretty nice night, a great way to end the school years :)
    xx

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  18. Gorgeous dress and you all look gorgeous. Sometimes it is better to do your own make-up and hair as I've seen some disasters from professionals. Also much cheaper :)

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  19. you looked gorgeous for prom! I love your hair, and the color of your dress. that sort of mint green/aqua hue is my favorite color...it's actually the shade of carpet in my room, heh!

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