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Sunday, June 14, 2015

Prom Makeup & Quick Life Update

I'm still case anyone is wondering. There are a few reasons why I haven't been around much on my blog lately. 

1. My computer is extremely slow. Yes, it's time for an upgrade and I'm hoping to get a new one in the next couple months. Because of that, it makes my time on the computer not very enjoyable since I don't have the patience to wait around, I've lost the desire to be on it.
2. Most importantly, I've hit a huge lack of motivation. I don't feel like anyone cares much my posts so I figure it wouldn't matter much if I don't stick to a routine schedule. 
3. Prom,, this is happening too fast for me. I can't believe my second kid is done with high school already. I feel like I blinked and a decade has gone by already. I'm at a point in my life where I feel something is still missing. Not quite sure what I should do with myself.

Prom week was pretty hectic for me. I wore many hats: seamstress, hair stylist, makeup artist, and photographer. First, we received my daughter's dress just 2 weeks before prom even though we ordered it like a month ago. I was gonna have it altered by a tailor but was too busy with work to find one so eventually I decided to save some money and do it myself at the last minute, smh....
Also at the last minute, I discovered that my daughter's dress was too small. At that point I was seriously freaking out. I'm not sure what happened because the size that we tried in store fitted her perfectly. The one she got even though the size was supposedly the same, it was a couple inches too small! I had to think fast and had the genius idea of creating a corset-like deal on the back of the dress. I purchased a few round jewelry hardware from the craft store and sew them along the zipper line and then used a medium size ribbon and weaved through the loops, which made the top of the dress totally adjustable. One problem solved, one more to go. The dress was way too long for her and had too many layers of tulle I needed to cut out. This project literally took me 8 hours to complete.

I curled her hair but hair styling is not my strong suit and by the time we were ready to take pictures, the curls went flat. Sorry for the lack of detailed pictures on the makeup. I was rushed rushed and forgot.

For Vanessa's makeup I did a smoky teal/purple:

For Mandy's makeup, I did a gold/black cut crease smokey look:
  • MAC Paint Pot Treasure Hunt on lid
  • MAC Pigment Old Gold and MAC Glitter Reflects Gold on lid
  • On the crease, Kat Von D Shade + Light palette (Samael and Shax)
  • Anastasia Dipbrow pomade Dark Brown on brows
  • NARS Laguna bronzer for contour
  • Milani Baked Blush Rose D'Oro for cheeks
  • Revlon lip butter Tutti Fruitti

Mandy's dress is by Charlotte Russe --> HERE
Vanessa's dress is from Peaches Boutique --> HERE

To view the rest of the prom photo session, you can hop over to my photo blog HERE.


  1. Aw, your daughter is so beautiful! Amazing job on the dress, I don't think I would have been so creative :)

    I'm sorry you're feeling unmotivated :( I've had so much going on lately it's hard to want to blog at all. I really want to get on a more steady schedule, but maybe after summer is over it will be easier.

    1. I think a faster computer might help too. Im really dreading turning on my pc. Editing pix take forever.

  2. I enjoy your posts a lot! The pictures are great and your reviews are thorough and helpful!

  3. I missed your posts! I think a close up of the corset DIY you did of the dress would have been nice. They look lovely in their dresses and makeup!

    1. I forgot to take a pic of the back of the the time I was done with the alteration I didnt want to look at it again lol. I have a huge back log of posts I need to work on. I'll try to get those out soon. Thank you for reading my posts :)

  4. just letting you know, i'm still reading your posts! i too was unmotivated but my slump hit my months ago.

    1. Aw blog felt a little dead or maybe its just me idk. Havent seen many exciting products lately either

  5. Those pictures are gorgeous! They are so beautiful! I was wondering where you were :)

  6. I still care about this blog! Love the reviews and makeup looks!

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