Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Prom!!!


One of my most-requested posts lately has been...Prom! I really hope that this post doesn't completely bore y'all, I kind of just started to ramble. But, here we have it, the long awaited prom post!

Before I start, let me just clear something up really quickly- I'm not a senior, this wasn't my senior prom. Where I live, there are a ton of homeschoolers, and so all of the co-ops join up and do a homeschool prom, which is available for anyone in high school. I'm actually only a sophomore. (Have I ever told y'all that before? I don't think I have. Do I seem like a sophomore?) Haha, anyways, thought I'd throw that disclaimer out there.


I guess the beginning of prom would be when a bunch of friends and I went to go get our nails done! I'd never gotten a manicure before, and I really loved it. It's been three weeks since I went, and I still have them! (Well, minus one, but it just fell off this morning.) They've grown out a lot, but I still love them. I'll warn you though, it leaves your nails absolutely dead once it comes off. My nail is super roughed up and short now. Mine tend to grow really fast though, so it shouldn't be too big of a deal. I still totally recommend it!



Next up was the process of deciding hair and makeup. I spent so much time on Pinterest, oh my gosh. I apologize to all of my followers, I totally spammed you all haha. I ended up deciding on a makeup look using my Naked 3 palette- I love that thing so much oh my word. And then I found a hair idea on Pinterest that I based my hair off of. Not going to lie, this isn't exactly how my hair turned out, but I'm still happy with the end look.


This is how my hair turned out when I tried it the day before prom. (Yes I practiced. I'm an easily stressed person, okay?) You'll get to see the day-of hair in a minute. ; )


I also had to pick out jewelry. The hair clip is one that I borrowed from my mom, and the earrings were from my grandma. : )

So now, the actual day of prom. That morning I had a dance rehearsal from 9-11:30, so I had to get up and go to that. Once I got home, I showered and ate lunch, but before I knew it, it was time for hair and makeup! I started off with hair, because, let's face it, hair's a lot less stressful. Makeup always stresses me out. So I did my hair, and then started the process of freaking out while doing my makeup. I love doing eyeshadow, but I never seem to put enough on because I'm typically really light with my makeup. Naturally, you need more for prom, so for the past two years it's basically been me sitting there trying to do my eyes while my mom keeps telling me that I need more eyeshadow. It's honestly hilarious.

Once I was basically ready, I threw a bunch of my stuff in a big bag, grabbed my dress and my shoes, and got in the car to go to a friend's house. About seven of my friends and I had agreed to all meet up at a friend's house to finish getting ready, get dressed, and take a million photos. It was so much fun, it was absolutely hilarious. We were all super hyped up and screaming half of the time. It's a miracle that A: No one lost their hearing, B: None of the moms went crazy and shot us, and C: I didn't lose my voice. Pretty sure our director would have killed us if we'd all lost our voices, haha.



I figured y'all would want to see some photos of the finished look. I have about a million, but I'm only including a couple because most of them include my friends and they might not want to end up plastered all over my blog haha. I'll tell you right now though, they were all absolutely stunning. I have such gorgeous friends!

So anyways, we finished getting ready, binge ate a ton of candy, and took more photos than our memory cards knew what to do with. Then it was time to head to prom! Two of the girls had dates, so they were picked up, but the rest of us single ladies all headed to prom in style- in a limo! One girl's dad arranged it, and it was honestly the most fun thing ever. We were blasting music and just being generally hyper. There was a bottle of sparkling cider, so we drank that and took a lot of photos that honestly look like we had wine. Pretty sure some people would freak out if they saw those, but it was only cider, I swear!

Once we arrived at the prom venue, we took even more photos (what can I say- it's what we do!), and then headed inside. The theme was Shanghi, which wasn't exactly my top choice, but it wasn't horrible. They decorated pretty nicely.

Table Setting
Y'all know that I live in the South, and generally I'm in a pretty conservative environment. I mean, let's be real. I'm in the South. I'm homeschooled. I'm a Christian. And it's great, it's been a great way to grow up. But sometimes, I'm not going to lie- people take it a bit overboard. 

As you can see above, there are some lovely fortune cookies. So, naturally, my friends and I were all like, "Oh, cool! Let's open them and see what our fortunes are!" Here's mine- 


Yep. A Bible verse. Every single fortune cookie had a Bible verse inside. XD We were all absolutely cracking up. My friend's cookie 'fortune' was "Without God, it is utterly impossible. But with God everything is possible." And she goes, "Hey, does this mean it's possible for me to get a date?!" 

So, welcome to homeschool prom. 

Our prom serves food, so we ate dinner, and then it was time for the fun- dancing! I don't remember a lot of it, it's all a giant happy blur. We danced for hours, it was great. They played the typical dances like Cupid Shuffle, Cha-Cha Slide, Footloose, etc, and then they played popular music as well, and everyone just jammed out. My group made a bunch of giant dance circles, and guys would run in the middle and do tons of tricks, backflips, etc. The energy was so high, and it was just all so much fun. 

In between dances, there was a photobooth, so my friends and I would run in there and take tons of photos. I'm planning to hang those strips up on my wall- I'm keeping them forever. 

Then it was more dancing, more craziness. The music blared, and we were all exhausted but it was so much fun. At one point there was a conga line, and every year there's a contest to see which of the guys has the craziest socks (it's a tradition, don't ask xD ), so we did those. There was cake, and laughter, and so many fun memories. 

The night wound down around ten-thirty, and one of my friends and I headed back to my house. We crashed in the living room, eating way too many nachos and watching Anastasia, because we are mature teenagers who know how to rock a prom afterparty. 

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So, in a nutshell, that was prom! It was such a blast, and if you're on the fence as to whether to go to prom in the future, GO. Get a group together and have a ball. 

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Lately I've been having the absolute worst case of writer's block ever. I just can't seem to come up with good topics to blog about! SO, I'm turning to you all. Is there any type of post you'd be interested in? I've also considered doing a Q&A, although I'm not quite cool enough to do a video like Abbie, Olivia, and Rachel did ; ) (I'm so awkward on camera, guys. It's bad.) But I've thought of doing a Q&A blog post, would anyone be interested in that? Let me know in the comments!


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  1. YOU
    ARE
    QUEEN
    YOUR HAIR
    HOW ARE YOU EVEN
    THIS SOUNDS ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC. SAME. I can hardly remember that dancing hahahahaha it's like a giant blur of adrenaline and music and hype ;) HAHA, home school life. sometimes it's just too much. Also, I THOUGHT YOU WERE A JUNIOR BUT CAN DEFINITELY SEE YOU AS A SOPHOMORE TOO. EITHER WAY. also you're literally stunning if you didn't know. AND YES best kind of prom after party there is. duuuude a limo. high style. OK at this point I'm probably just ranting BUT I LOVED THIS POST AND HEARING ABOUT YOUR PROM FLKSD. you're fabulous. and YES do a q&a!!! or whatevs you want (OR DO A VLOG- IF I CAN DO IT YOU CAN TOO ;)

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    1. I said Queen but what I really meant was goddess like look at you what

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    2. OH MY GOSH OLIVIA YOU ARE JUST THE ABSOLUTE SWEETEST BRB WHILE I CRY.
      Um you need to go look in the mirror tho because you're the goddess <3
      It's seriously the best adrenaline rush everrr. Hahaha isn't it tho? AHHH PEOPLE SAY THAT I SOUND LIKE A JUNIOR BUT YEP SOPHOMORE LIFE RIGHT HERE. gahhhhhhhhh you're so sweet i can't handle this. ALso I love your rants they make me really happy. <3 <3 <3 <3I'M TRYING TO WORK UP THE NERVE FOR A VLOG WE WILL SEE

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  2. AHH You look gorgeous! Positively Lovely. I wish my school did prom. :( Your hair looks gorgeous, I love your dress, Ahh it's all lovely.
    Gooo prom afterparty! Yours was most definitely the best of ever. Food and sort-of Disney, what more do you need?
    You should do a Q&A! Only of you really want to, of course. I say go for it! It is 99.99% guaranteed to be fun. O.01% for possibly scary vlog. But I think you can do it!
    Did I mention that you look lovely? WELL YOU DO AHH I LOVE THIS POST SO MUCH ASHGFKL

    Katie katieconfetti.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh my goodness thank you!!! You're so sweet!! <3
      It definitely was. I think I'm making a tradition out of it.
      I might try. Still slightly terrified. I CAN DO THIS.
      Gahhhh YOU'RE THE BESTTT AND YOU'RE BEAUTIFUL AND I LOVE YOU.

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  3. You look absolutely amazing. You're like the Pinterest queen...that looked incredible. I hope my senior prom next year is as awesome as that!!

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    1. Aw, thank you!! I honestly think that Pinterest queen is the most amazing compliment I have ever received. You'll have to post when you go to prom!!!

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  4. OHMYGOODNESS SOOOO GORGEOUSSS <3

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  5. OKAY SO RT OLIVIA TO THE MOON AND BACK. HOWWWWWWWWW IS YOUR HAIR LIKE PINTEREST GOALS??EVERYTHING AAAACK HOW DID YOU DO THAt??!1 IC AN''T DO MY HAIR LIKE THAT EVER IN ANY UNIVERSE EVER OMG.

    *breathes*

    ALSO YOU ARE SO FLIPPING GORGEOUS. ALSO IT SOUNDS LIKE Y'ALL HAD SOOOO MUCH FUN!! omg so like I'm still freaking out about your perfect hair O_O CAN'T. HANDLE IT. CNA'T EVEN TYPE OKI

    Nachos and Anastasia sounds like the best after party ever. <3 GAAAH WISH I COULD HAVE BEEN THERE WAA. *hugs* okay this post was lovely. ^.^ AND YES TO Q&A POST!! ;D

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    1. rt Olivia again too because vlogs are amazing no matter what and i mean i'm super awk on camera too just roll with it but you know WHATEVER YOU LIKE, GIRL!! <3

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    2. UM LOOK WHO'S TALKING OH QUEEN OF HAIR YOUR HAIR IS MY LIFE GOALS <3 <3 <3

      Asdfghjkl brb crying.YOU ARE JUST SO SWEETTTT.

      It literally was. Like, what else do you need in life? I WISH YOU COULD HAVE BEEN THERE WE WOULD HAVE AN AMAZING AFTERPARTY TOGETHER. One day we need to have an awesome blogger party. *hugs* THANK YOU SO MUCHHHH <3 <3 <3 You are the loveliest person ever.

      I'M GONNA TRY WE'LL SEE HOW IT GOES #prayforgraceanne

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  6. what everyone else said^^^

    TEACH ME YOUR WAYS!

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    1. asdfghjkl *hugs* <3 You are the bestestttt

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  7. You look so pretty!!! Sounds like you had a ton of fun!! My gosh, your hair!!! I can literally do nothing with my hair, yours looks like a golden waterfall from heaven or something xD
    I probably sound like such a creep.

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    1. Oh my goodness I'm dying xD You don't sound like a creep you're so sweet!!!! Thank you!!
      <3

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  8. YOUR HAAAAAIR! My hair used to be that color when I was younger but then it faded into brown and ugh. I'm thinking of possibly dyeing it a lighter shade. You literally look like Rapunzel.

    I'm a freshman (I know. My grade is annoying. I know. I hate my classmates too) so I haven't been to prom yet but Homecoming at the beginning of the year was great! I'm glad you had fun.

    A Q&A sounds awesome, and I totally get you on the blog thing. Not that I haven't been writing but I haven't even started on Part Six and I've been working on a prompt for literally months and it's less than a page long. But instead of picking something short to write so I could get something on the blog faster (the smartest thing to do, right?) I decide to write Annie's Victory Tour in entirety because that'll only take about two weeks to finish…I'm so smart, aren't I?

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    1. Ahhhhh I honestly just want to be Rapunzel. It's the dream. I have a friend who used to be blonde and her hair literally just turned jet black. It was bizarre.

      Psh SOME freshmen are annoying. Some freshmen (hint hint you) are fabulous. But you're seriously a freshman??????? Gosh you seem so much older!! And the fact that you're such an amazing writer and you're only a freshman kind of kills me. I want to be you. Share some of the talent, Abby.

      Haha well I can't wait to read all of it!!!!!!

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  9. YEEEEESSSSSSS!!!!!!!! I went through the same dramatics getting ready for my eighth grade May Crowning. I crowned Mary! Super cool. Except, all this happened at before nine o'clock in the morning. Everything is really amazing. I have my graduation next week*tears stream down my face*. The other day my best friend signed my yearbook. Most of the time people just sign their names but he sent me an extraordinarily sweet message. I about cried reading it. I love him so much. I honestly feel like I will experience a glimpse of hell saying good-bye to him next year*sitting down and sobbing desperately*. I guess I'm not really ready for high school quite yet. I have to get used to it soon enough though

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    1. That's all so exciting! I feel ya on the losing-people thing.

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  10. GIRL, YOU ARE GORGEOUS. and howww can you make your hair look like a magazine?? You're so talented! I think I would probably have a break down trying to do something that fancy. XD and I love the bible verse fortune cookies ahhhhhh

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    1. AGH YOU ARE SO SWEET THANK YOU!!! Haha, I love doing hair so much. I get a lot of practice- both of my sisters have hair even longer than mine! It's crazy. I knowww XD

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  11. oh, i adore Anastasia. It is literally my favorite movie, it is so good. And for all the haters on it not being accurate...deal with it, its amazing without being accurate.

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  12. OH MY GOSHHH.
    OKAY.
    FIRST OF ALL, YOU LOOK AMAZING.
    SECOND OF ALL, I LOVE YOUR RING IN THE PICTURE OF YOUR NAILS! IT's just, omg so gorgeous. Where did you get it? I've been looking for a ring like that for FOREVER and it's just what I love and ajsdklaf;sfj. *so much flailing*

    AND YEAAAAH I WANT TO SEE A Q&A! It's always so much fun seeing bloggers like "actually talk." I'm always sooo tempted to do it... but I don't know if I would be even remotely interesting. I have a habit of badly rambling and just kind of going like "blah." Maybe for my blogoversary I should consider something like that. *nod*

    BUT ANYWAYS. You should do a vlog type thing. xD

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    1. AGH THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!! <3
      Thank you! So do I! Ummm I believe that I got it at Altar'd State!
      Still working up the nerve...doing it for a blogaversary is a really good idea!!!
      THANK YOU FOR THE ENCOURAGEMENT!!! :D

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  13. The way your did your hair. SO. PRETTY. Looks like so much fun!

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    1. *I should say sounds like you had a lot of fun. Haha thing is I can picture what your saying soooo

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