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.
Saturday, April 24, 2010
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 ;)
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.
Posted by Blair Fowler at 7:06 AM