Darling reader Sara recently wrote to me asking for advice on how she can bend her mom's budget so it will accommodate a Jovani dress. While getting a parent to change their mind about a prom budget might be a task too tall for any teen, there are ways that you can still wear your dream dress to prom. Here are some creative ways to afford your prom dress.
Justin Timberlake did it. So did Mila Kunis. Supermodel Nina Agdal soon joined in the fun. These A-listers were all asked to attend a formal dance or prom by a seemingly average guy or girl, and they said yes. So, how can you score your very own celeb date? There are no guarantees, but here's a rundown of dance proposals that worked on celebrities. Most of them involve a charming YouTube video and a persuasive personality.
Even if you don't have a 1920s bob, you can still get a cute flapper updo. All it takes is some curls, bobby pins, hairspray and a knack for twisting and pinning. See how here.
I love unique manicures inspired by my favorite things. I've seen tons of DIY nail art on Instagram, so I finally decided to try my own nail design. I chose ice cream as my inspiration, and I am totally going to wear this manicure all weekend with my cutest dresses. Try this nail art for your spring and summer special occasion: Ice Cream Sundae Nail Art!
Did you know the average American family will spend $1,139 on prom this year? Yikes! Here's how to cut costs and go to prom on a budget... without looking like you are!
Cheap makeup doesn't have to be, you know... cheap. Instead of blindly throwing your money away on all the under-five-bucks products you can find in the drugstore aisle, shop smart with my favorite affordable makeup products for prom. They're just pennies apiece... and worth every one.
Want to make your eyes absolutely irresistible? So when it's the last dance and your date is gazing into your eyes, they can't look away? Well then, you'd better be wearing a dress color that flatters your eyes color. You can actually bring out certain colors in your eyes and make them appear lighter or darker depending on the hue you're wearing. It's a pretty sweet wardrobe trick that will work for prom and every special occasion.
Strapless, one-shoulder, keyholes and low backs make it clear that your every day t-shirt bra isn't going to fly for prom. Check out these eight different bra options for tricky dresses, and find the right bra for your dress. No wardrobe malfunctions, here!
When it comes to prom dress shopping, getting the right fit is only half the battle. You'll want to find a color that flatters your skin tone too. Here's how.
Your prom makeup should play off your dress, make your eyes pop, and make your lips look super kissable and crush-worthy. Selena's red carpet beauty looks are always flawless and perfect prom makeup inspiration, so I put together some of her very best here: Prom Makeup Inspiration: Selena Gomez. She's been known to experiment with multi-colored eye shadow, lip shades from pale peach to red, and plenty of false eyelashes and black eye liner. Plus, most of her makeup looks are super easy to copy with a little practice. Happy face painting!
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