Saturday, April 24, 2010

prom night!

today's the day. the day that every junior or senior girl in my town wakes up knowing that it will be a memorable night that she will tell her grandchildren about. as she climbs out of bed and into the shower, she thinks to herself about her long dress, the jewelry and shoes she gets to deck out tonight. the manicure, hair do, and makeup application she is about to receive. the junior and senior girls in my town are excited about tonight, that's because tonight is prom night. a night to remember. i night to party. a night to have fun and let loose with your friends. it's also a day to pamper yourself and feel beautiful. tonight is prom night for every junior or senior girl in my town. that is, of course, unless your name is blair fowler.


oh, wait. that's my name! so what does that mean? yep, you guessed it. tonight is not prom night for me, because i am not going to prom. well, not tonight.

you all know that i am homeschooled now. so i don't have a prom. i could have gone to my old high schools prom, but i had to have a date, since i don't go to that school anymore. i was supposed to be out of town this weekend, so i just decided to skip it all together.

but don't forget, i do get to go to prom with jesse! remember? the guy who asked me over a youtube video. click here to watch his invitation. that prom is in connecticut on may 8th. and don't worry, i will be updating this showing you all my dress, (i already bought it, but i don't have it to take a picture because it is being altered) accessories, makeup, and hairstyle!

anyways, tonight is not my prom night, but for most of my friends.. it is! and since i don't have to spend time today getting myself ready, i have time to do their makeup! i have a full day ahead of me. from 12-1 dakota is coming to get made up. ashley will arrive at 1 and stay until 2. emily's "appointment" is from 2-3. at 3 hillary should be pulling into my driveway, and pulling out around 4. then last, but not least, is lori, who gets her make over at 4. i gave each girl an hour just to be safe and make sure that i have time to give them exactly what they want! and also, make sure they have high definition full camera ready makeup on!

you might think that i would be a little bit bitter about not being the girl getting all glammed up today, but i actually feel the opposite. i am so excited to be able to do their makeup. i love when i do a make over on someone, and you can just see their face light up when they look into the mirror. watch the flicker in their eyes when they catch a glimpse on the glass, window, or reflection in a tv screen.

so how do i prepare for doing 5 girls makeup back to back? first, i make sure that all of my makeup brushes are clean and that i have enough disposable mascara wands. if i knew what type of look they wanted, i would go ahead and get the makeup set out, but i have no idea! i also don't even know what skin shade they are right now (since so many girls tan right before prom. yuck! get a spray tan!) which means i can't even set out the foundation. this is another reason i alloted an hour to do each girls makeup. i also ask them all to wear a button down shirt or zip up hoodie, pretty much any top they don't have to pull over their head, which can smear makeup. and i have stocked my fridge with lots of non-bloating drinks, since no one wants to be bloated when there are about to be 2,000 photos taken of you! i got bottled water with the option of individual crystal light packets, green tea, a few different flavors of gatorade, apple and orange juice, and capri suns. i also had mom pick up some fruit, cheese, and crackers that they can snack on while i turn them into glamorous prom night elite. oh, and i didn't forget the gum and mints! if you are going to be that close to someone's face for an hour, you don't want a stinky stench breathing onto you the whole time!

i have also self diagnosed myself with mild insomnia. for the past few weeks i have been going to sleep extremely late, and i wake up super early! naturally! how does that happen? example. i climbed into bed at 11 last night, didn't fall to sleep until about 1 (the last time i remember glancing at the clock it was 12:40something) and i woke up at 3:30, unable to go back to sleep. i would have blamed it on being excited for today, except for the fact that its been going on for weeks, and i haven't been excited for weeks! so my conclusion is mild insomnia. my point of adding that to this blog is because i'm about to have to do 5 hours of makeup non stop... on 2 1/2 hours of sleep. the weird thing? i'm not tired. at all! i haven't crashed once since this started. i need help.

so it is not 7:57 in the morning and i am going to go jump in the shower, get my self ready, eat some breakfast, and await the arrival of my first prom queen ** in my eye's they should all be this years prom queen, along with my BFF lauren, but she's doing her own makeup. she's learned enough tips and tricks from yours truly ;)

xoxo,
blair

btw, i am going to ask each girl if i can take before and after photos, and then do a blog post on it! cross your fingers that they say yes.

96 comments:

Samar said...

i love u blair !

Samar said...

love u blair ur so inspiring! i thought u were leaving us for asecond :) <3

iheartblair said...

YAYYYYYY i wanna see before & after :)

Samar said...

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE WRITE ME SOMTHING ON TWITTER! im iluvmymusic4 :) please im ur hugest fan everrr! <33 gaahhhh! ur perfect i wish i was u!

maddi_sweeti said...

big day ahead of you! have a great day. xx maddy one of your biggest fans

Elisa said...

I hope you post a video and post some pictures here in your blog. :)

latinainglesa said...

Have fun doing all the make-up! I really hope they let you take photos, I can't wait to see them. By they way I never thanked you for subscribing to my channel, I really appreciate it, I made partner a few days ago so really happy, Jo (latinainglesa) xoxo

maddi_sweeti said...

Goodluck with all the makeup oh and with getting asleep! xx your biggest fan,, maddy :)

Lil_Vanny94 said...

hey blair its really kind of you to do the make up for the girls even if u dont go to prom...i wish i would have a prom but we dont have smt. like that. many wishes from germany!

holly said...

aww that's so sweet of you doing all of their makeup, i'm sure they will all look gorgeous!,X

littlemisskitty04 said...

Hey Blair! I LOVE all your youtube videos and blog posts! I was just wondering, How do the paint pots work for dry skin tones? (not that i have dry skin of course but my friend does and she doesnt know who to ask, But i do!!!) Thanks :D xox

JaneyCheerleader said...

well good luck :) that sounds like alot of fun!!

kjbb28 said...

You are so lucky! Not to mention crazy talented. Hope you have fun today and i cannot wait to see the pictures later :]

So said...

It seems so fun! Have a good day!

Kiss!

Sarah said...

Im sure that everyone will look georus (i cant spell) And i cant wait unntil u get ready for your prom night! thank you for always being so nice and cheery! You always make me feel better :)

xoxoxoxo,

sarah

Ninja Head said...

Blair, your such a good role model esspeically for the younger girls.
I really admire you~
I love your vlog videos, inparticular the follow me around ones. I love seeing what your normal days are like.

Gwendoline201 said...

I really hope we get to see the pictures!!! :)

You should try vervain herbal tea or camomile like 15 min. before you go to bed. That's what I do and I fell asleep so fast! It will just help you calm down and set in for sleep!

:D ~Gwendoline201

cakalei said...

Hey Blair

It's great you're doing such an amazing service for your friends and having such a fantastic time too! I bet they will be the belle of the ball as they say!

I hope you get a good nights sleep!

Amelia said...

Blair you are so nice doing your friends' make up! ahh i wish we had prom here too! about the sleep thing you should try to make your self tired through the day . this way your body and mind will def need more hours of sleep!

Lucy said...

I LOVE YOU BLAIR! So excited that you get to d makeup for your friends!

Beauty Babe said...

That's so sweet of you Blair! I hope all goes well, have fun!

William Wheeler said...

You are such an awesome and selfless friend!

& don't worry too much about insomnia. Most girls your age get that. Its just your bodies way of saying HEY I want to do stuff. eventually it catches up to you and you crash for a nice long sleep. I envy any Teens energy. lol Its like a nuclear power plant or something... Just watch out for them meltdowns. HAHA...

SabraRose said...

Have fun doing it! And please do post some before and after pictures, that would be great! :) xxx

www.sabrarosebeautyandfashionblog.blogspot.com

Kyndal<3 said...

Love it! I miss Prom :(. GO WHILE YOU CAN!!!!

Lily Butterfly said...

Have a terrific day and can't wait to see the before and after's blog...
I feel a tad daft being an 'oldie' following your blog ( and everything else ) but I am getting tons of tips from you so who cares right? lol...

Have a super duper day x

paulina-zi said...

Hi Blair!:)
(love you btw:* )
Can you please.please make a blog post(or video) of a updated Mac starter kit.
I live in Sweden and I dont know anyone that had been in mac and when I was shopping with my BFF I asked her if she wanted to follow me to mac and she said that it wasnt a shop it was a makeup artist haha so no one wants to go with me to mac and im kinda shy and I dont know what to get so the seller wont be able to help me :/
Can you write for example what powder, foundation, concealer you think is the best for summer,winter..
and which eyeliner and brushes are the best, thank you<3

pinkmacprincess said...

I can't wait to see the before and after photos! Try chamomile tea. It'll help you relax and go to bed early.

Carlaaxox said...

I love you Blair! I've been watching you for a few
months now and I still get excited when you have a new video or blog post. I love makeup too and I love learning from your awesome tips that don't make you look like a drag queen. anyway just keep up with all this so we don't miss you too much.!

Lafye! said...

I'm soo happy for you! :) Are you thinking of being a makeup artist in the future? Btw check out my new blog - lafye.blogspot.com
It will about beauty, I just started, so I don't have many posts. :)

Amiekay said...

I hope they say yes, I'd love to see what you come up with =]

MACaddict said...

It's so nice of you to be doing makeup for these girls. I hope you all have a great day and hopefully we get to see pics from it!

Diana said...

I would feel honored to get my makeup done by you! ^_^ It's a dream that will never come true though, I'm on the other side of the world >.<

xoxo

AmberSteele said...

heyyy blair , i just did my first three blog posts last night and i would love if you could take a look of it and tell me what you think , ohhhh and your friends are so lucky to be getting all dolled up by you x

Kerry. said...

Aw Blair, that's so sweet for you to do your friends makeup! Could you please do a video on it? Like showing you doing your friends makeup and stuff? xx

Simona said...

I LOVE YOU BLAIR! Have fun today! You mentioned that you were going to prom in Connecticut? I live in Stamford, CT. What city are you going to?

ps. YOU ARE CRAZY TALENTED (:

hillariehz said...

I did my makeup for my prom last week :)

I can't wait to see your dress

anabella339 said...

blair i love you, you always cheer me up ! <3 for trying to fall asleep try chamomile tea and a light lavander smell to help relax you. also try to really work yourself before hittin the hay

JustADreamAway said...

Your beauty tips are second to none, that much is for sure, but it is so encouraging & inspiring to see you demonstrate the principles of having a selfless spirit & a loving heart. I think that these may be some of the greatest lessons you share with us! Thank you for being true to yourself, for being a good role model not only for your younger fans but also your older ones (I'm 24) and for showing how to truly give back. You are blessed and deserve all the amazing things that have come to you, but you are also a beautiful example of being genuine, generous & grateful. The G's have it for you! Fitting since you're a Guru! :)

I hope you are able to get your body back into a normal rhythm soon!! I know you have a whole host of family & friends who care about you and above all others know yourself best, so you surely don't need a stranger giving you advice, but don't let the insomnia last too long without having some sort of intervention. It quickly becomes it's own beast . I only speak from personal experience; one week became 3 & I was an unfocused, anxious mess before I realized it. I wanted to sleep but I just couldn't! It took my immune system down hard. It admittedly isn't all that great anyway, I think mine may have come from some sort of clearance super sale, as I catch every little thing but! I'm rambling! I had to go to my doctor about the insomnia. Anyway! (Rambling..did I mention that? Haha. Have been awake for 2 days)

You will be close in my prayers, as always, for good sleep & good health & continued success!

Have lots of fun today & take care!

<3

Brittanie

victoriathebeautyblogger said...

You seem like such an amazing and caring friend doing their make up for them :) my prom is next month and i am sooooo excited! your youtube make up tutorials help me to practice what make up styles/hair would look best on me! you may not respond to this, and i'll understand.. but i was wondering what make up looks best on a yellow dress? thanks!
xoxo
victoriathebeautyblogger

Char said...

OMG you're going to the prom with Jesse, this is so freaking cute... so so so freaking cute..

Emilyanne said...

*fingers crossed* they let you take pictures.

Good luck today! It should be loads of fun, even if it's not your prom night :)

Jennifer said...

I have the SAME insomnia problem currently. I hope they will let you do the before and after pictures! They are all lucky to have you doing their makeup :-)

Morgan said...

aww! that is so nice of you :) you have such a kind heart :) the first thing i do every morning is run, grab my laptop, and check your twitter :) (btw, i'm morganlovesmac) when you answered my tweet the other day i almost fainted! i'm such a HUGE fan of yours :) p.s. i hope you get your sleep problem under control ;D

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Meaghan said...

could u plz do a video on aleast one for ur channel ive always wnted to c u doing someone eles makeup <3 Love ya blair

Bryant said...

Aww you're going to prom with Jesse?! How cute!

Do you think this year more girls are going towards the dramatic eye look with a pop of color or a more natural look? Last year many girls at my prom went for a more natural look.

T.Makeup said...

Hey Blair, heres a tip for today!! If the girls have recently been tanning or its that time of the month/excited for prom... some of the cream products you put on their face can change colour. (including lipstick!!), because of the chemisty in the body, it can alter!!

But Have a great time, it sounds like fun :D!!

shravya1996 said...

blair! i live in ct too! that would be so cool if i saw you. anyway that's great that you're doing so many people's makeup. have fun!(:
xoxo

purplecherry2010 said...

cool i luv proms nearly as much as ur videos please check out my blog purplecherry2010 and give me some ideas on wat to right about

girl said...

I truly wish I could sleep that little. I'd get so much more done in the day

Lisa said...

Ohmygosh, i am so happy for you to go to prom with this guy who asked you over youtube. I think its really super duper sweet of him to be so brave to ask you (i mean, you're like the most beauftiful girl who is going to be at his prom!).

But he's really cute aswell so I hope you'll have a great time!

Also I would LOVE to see you doing the makeup of the 5 girls because I guess that they all have different types. maybe one is blonde or so?
It would be super cool if you could film how you get them ready and maybe post it on youtube (you wouldn't have to do it as a slow tutorial, maybe you can fasten it with imovie and have some music in the background?)
Would love that :))

Please twitter as soon as you have before-after-pictures! :)
xoxo

Val said...

I think it's sooo cute how you're going to prom with Jesse!! Have fun being a makeup artiste!

Val

vals-closet.blogspot.com

lillzzmary said...

i hope you have lots of fun today doing the make up for the girls ^^

xoxo

ErikaBby said...

blair you are such a great person. i just finished watching the youtube video from jesse. that was really sweet of him. well blair i hope you have a great time doing what you love && i will be looking forward to what the make up looks came out too once you are able to put the video. take care.

guitarchick said...

I loovvvvve u Blair! Your totourials are fun and look awsome! I hope they lat u take before And after pics! I really want to see how u would do someelses makeup!

guitarchick said...

Omg I lovvvve u Blair! Your makeup always looks awsome and your ramblings are usually pretty funny! Lol I hope they let you take before amd after pics cause I really want to see how you would do someone elses makeup!

ashleysett said...

That is so adorable!
Blair I'm sure you will look GORGEOUS for your prom night!

Savannah said...

Oh my golly goodness! That is so cool! I was reading this and actually getting excited FOR you? How weird is that? haha, anyway, have fun! I know you don't need it but - good luck!

fabulexis said...

haha blair thats so cute that you give them drinks and crackers!

raquel said...

that's pretty cool you're doing your friends makeup for prom. i didn't get to go to prom. =\

billy said...

You are a Great Friend Blair; doing makeup for 5 young ladies. I do hope they let You take before and after shots all though I have no doubt You will have them Perfect for the evening.

Jesse is one Lucky Guy for sure. I am looking forward to seeing You in Your yellow prom dress.

Polish Earthgirl said...

Wow! That sounds like SO much fun! It's cool that you can do everyone's makeup and not get jealous, really sweet :) Luv u Blair and hope you all have fun this afternoon

Nstylgirl said...

I'm homeschooled 2 :-)

PaintAwayGirls! said...

This is super cute!
Your a great friend to them :D
xoxo

tofupoo said...

Hi blair! You said on your twitter that you were looking for small yellow hair pins i think. I saw some in my magazine and thought of you, they are by L. Erickson, who makes lots of other bejeweled hair peices, you can find them here! http://www.amazon.com/L-Erickson-Triple-Jewels-Bobby/dp/B002S4WXO2

Vanessa said...

have fun blair! seems like such an awesome day with your girlfriends :)

Bellesme said...

Thats soo cool! I cant wait!!! you are soo sweet you have like 20 different drinks for them =P

Elida Knows About That said...

Hi Blair, I have been following you a while, and am so excited you will be in CT. I live in CT, have fun at Jesse's prom!

sugarspiceandeverythingnice said...

Wow, Blair, you have got a lot of work ahead of you. But I know you'll do a fantastic job on all the girls' make up. they're going to look beautiful for prom. I'm glad you enjoy doing peoples' make up so much, its always good for everyone to have a passion. And yours makes so many people happy, from doing videos to blog posts, to doing your friends make up. they are so fortunate to have you as a friend.

i'm also sorry though that you're having sleep problems. even though it doesn't seem to be effecting you much, it still could be problem.

so good luck and i hope you get some more sleep tonight.

I really hope your friends let you take picures. (:

xoxo
meggie

Gini Lynn said...

awesome! i'm doing some of my friend's makeup for prom, but it seems like you've got it planned out wonderfully. good luck!

Nattilein said...

I really want to see some before and after fotos. I hope they said yes.

Zoey said...

Hey the prom u r going to in conneticut with jesse is on my b-day i hope u have fun i just thought that was funny and hope u have fun

Michi said...

hey girlie :) what a nice blogentry. i'm glad you didn't shut the doors to the youtube and twittercommunity, i can imagine, that growing up on youtube is not always the easiest thing to do, because of all the critic and hate. i think its difficult to stay real, because its hard to handle the negative critic/hate (postitively communicated critic is a totally different thing, i think), the natural move would be not to show so much of ones personality, when one is critisised in a bad way. but don't let the haters get to you!!! so stay brave and follow your heart! i <3 whatcha doing :) greetings from vienna, lousalome

Reyna said...

So nice of you to help your friends look beautiful on the night of their dreams!

p.s: I loove all your videos and you are amazing ♥

Shiela said...

Blair you should try taking some melatonin at night to help you sleep. With melatonin it works best if you have your room completely dark.

webrocker said...

lol u posted it 2day!!!!!!! i am being random 2day and im having a suger rush hehehehehehe :)

C said...

Can't wait to see your prom look :)!

Miss Justine Jones said...

Go blair!! Your so talented good luck and have fun ;)

shopaholic9 said...

omg i live in Conneticut! do you think you can do a meet up if you stay long enough?!?!

Gigi said...

Can't wait for the pics :)

laurenlollypop said...

please will you record every girls make up and while your doing it and make a video on it and it might be long but i will watch it lol lozza .x.

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TheAudir8Fan said...

would you come to my Graduation Banquet too, it's on Friday June 4th

hhorner25 said...

ahh blair! this is amazing :)
i wish you could do MY make up for prom!!! :P

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Morgan Grindell said...

bllllaaaaaaaaaaaaaiiiiirrrrrrr, i love you.

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oohmagosh said...

omg, that would be really fun :)
i would love to do something like that.

did you say yes to jesse? i saw the video and i thought it was really cute:P

keep up the good work

x

Wendy Peralta said...

Post photos! Have FUN!
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Niamh said...

i tjought the invitation was so cute, i'm not a traditional kind of person so i thought it was brill!!
i'd love to go to prom, but i live in ireland and we go to a "debs" when we are 18, only 3 years to go!! ha, love the videos!!

xoxoxoxox
niamh!!

Okay.Rowan said...

can you post the pics of the girls? I'd love to see them!!

Peaches said...

Just letting you know that you've made it on Australian TV. They play his invitation to you and then your reply!!! Love love love you!!! Have a fantastic time!!!!

An said...

I have the same sleeping "problem", but i work 4 or 5 nights a week, so my system is upside down. I have to go to sleep at 7 or 8 PM when I have a free night and then, at about 1 or 2, I get up. Of course, in the morning, when all normal human beings are just waking up, I am already tired. Great, don't you think?
Waiting for those before and after photos.

Andreiutza from Romania

jennifer said...

wow Blair that is so sweet of you to do all your friends' makeup. five hours of makeup is a really long time. I wish i had such a kind and sweet a friend as you are. thank you so much for every thing you do your and inspiration and I love you!

Hina said...

Hello Blair! I just kinda stumbled on your make-up videos because... I dunno, I'm a girl lol.

You sound like a sweet person and I enjoy the few vids I've seen (I never actually try the make-up out in the end, I just don't have patience ^^;).

You looked so pretty in that boy's prom, as did the other girls. I loved all the dresses. Uuugh my prom was a disaster. I live in England so it hasn't really caught on here but what a nightmare it was, whatever it was lol. It was slap in the middle of my exams, so I had a vvv important Biology exam that morning and I'm the type of person to stay up until 5 AM revising. So after my exam I rushed into town just to get some last minute things and I got ready for the prom in like 30 mins (like I said, I'm not big on make-up but my friends really helped me out, bless them). Me and a couple of my friends wore proper ball dresses but the rest of the girls wore short clubbing dresses. What a let down it was and I don't drink so everyone was drunk around me and... yeah it wasn't so nice.

Sorry for that anecdote but... I dunno I like looking into other people's cultures and stuff. It's cool how its such an important thing in USA but here its just another night.

I didn't know you were homeschooled. How is it? I always liked the idea of homeschooling but it doesn't really happen in England.

Oh and about your insomnia, that's happened to me before - its so annoying! It's nothing to worry about, you've just got too much energy. Avoid eating so late (less glucose and all that) and try to get more physical activities in the night. If it's actual insomnia then you should be feeling tired and disorientated.

Anyways, I hope your doing well. Take care.

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