It's prom season! My daughter had hers this weekend. Her school does a junior/senior prom, she's a junior this year so we will get to do this again next year. Prom is easy for boys, I'm not saying it's cheap, just easier! When my son went to prom we rented a tux, gave him money for tickets and dinner and that was it. Girls are whole different ball of wax. The dress shopping starts early, luckily we found the winner pretty easily. I loved the dress my daughter chose and it was it was well within our budget. I have heard horror stories of girls trying on dozens of dresses or finding the dress they really wanted only to find that it's way out of the price range. Hallie did try on several dresses but she found the one pretty easily. It was really fun to see her in all the different colors and styles, but the one she ended up with was just so perfect for her. Mom was with us on the dress shopping trip and she purchased the shoes for us, thanks Nana! After the dress, there's the hair, the makeup, the nails, the accessories...the primping seems to be endless. We opted for Hallie to do her own hair, but she did have her makeup done. We felt this was a good compromise since so many girls that do have their hair done for prom end up hating it anyway. Some even redid their hair themselves after taking the time and spending the money for someone else to do it. We have always had good luck with makeup at the MAC counter. The makeup artists are so fun and really want the girls to be happy with their look. Hallie wanted something really bold and fun, and we were both thrilled with the results. The prom was on Saturday and lots of the kids were taking the ACT that morning too. Since she had to be up early and needed to be well rested, Friday night we went to the nail salon. We both got pedicures, then she had her nails and brows done. It was fun mom and daughter time, we even ran into some of her friends doing the same thing. I thought I'd share some pics with you guys so you can see the fruits of our labor, hahaha! She looked gorgeous, but more importantly, she had a great time.
Somehow, getting measured for a tux just isn't near as fun!