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Sunday, May 18, 2014

Prom Makeup, Nails, Hair, and Accessories

Hello Beautifuls,

Long time no see. I have been granted to take a couple days off work so I'm having a long weekend to relax. Things are busy as usual, we are still short staffed, and I've been putting in extra hours at work which is why my blog has been in the back burner.
I was busy Friday and yesterday prepping for my daughter's prom. I think I was just as excited as they are.
I did my daughter's hair, makeup, and corsage. She did her own nails. I also did her friend's makeup. On top of that, I also played the photographer briefly. Getting two girls ready for prom, especially when you DIY will take you hours. Continue reading for details on the makeup, hair, nails, and accessories. If you'd like to see the photoshoot and additional prom pictures, please visit my other blog HERE.

Vanessa's Makeup

Because her dress doesn't really have much color, I decided to go with fuchsia lips and bright fuchsia roses of the corsage to add a pop of color and contrast. I did a cut crease eye makeup with a dark plum eyeshadow on the crease and sparkly gold eyeshadow on the lids. 

What she's wearing:


For Vanessa's hair, I followed the tutorial below. I'm hopeless when it comes to hair and the video tutorial make it look so easy. Well, for me it was actually harder than it looked. I have yet to master the art of hair braiding. I ended up braiding all her hair. Including the middle section. I guess I didn't do too bad I think. 


Vanessa decided to use a black nail polish and do a gold glitter gradient to go with her dress. She used Deborah Lippmann Glitter and Be Gay for this nail look.

Vanessa's Corsage

I purchased black and gold ribbons from Michaels, along with floral wires and a stretchy beaded bracelet. Also, I purchased a bouquet of flowers from the local grocery store. I still find making your own corsage challenging but if you just finagle with it, you can make it work.


I can't be certain where we purchased the ring. I think it's either Forever 21 or Icing. Otherwise, the earrings ($16.50), bracelets ($14.50) and tiara ($14.50) were all purchased at Icing. Initially, she was reluctant with wearing a tiara but this one is small and cutesy so eventually she was fine with it.

Mindy's hair and Makeup

I did a loose side french braid on the top and secured with a hair clip and she then made some loose curls with the curling iron. 
For her makeup, I decided to do a soft smoky eye look with some sparkles on the eyes as well. 

What she's wearing:

Whew...I'm done. It was fun getting the girls dolled up. I wanna go see Godzilla now :D

What did you enjoy most about Prom? Did you do hair, nails, and makeup yourself or did you get professional help?


  1. I love both of the lip colors they're wearing! Oh how I love a cool tone deep pink on us asian ladies, so flattering and pretty! And The purple pop in Vanessa's eye make up is gorgeous! Aren't they lucky to have a mom like you!!!

    1. Thanks! I think cool tone pink look universally flattering on everyone.

  2. Wowww, they both look gorgeous. You did an amazing job! Plus I'm sure having beautiful girls to start with helps too ;) I checked out the other photos and I lovvve their dresses. Both look perfect from head to toe ♥ Are you on IG? Would love to follow you there.

    1. Thank you. I do have an IG account but honestly I don't even use it. I'm slow when it comes to social media. There's just so many I can keep up with.

  3. You did such a great job! And I love Vanessa's hair! I can't do braids to save my life, but I love that look...might have to try that tutorial someday :)

    1. Thank you. I don't think I could ever do it on myself, lol. I'm just amazed at the girls who do hair tutorials. It's definitely harder than it looks.


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