Make prom night absolutely unforgettable with these beauty emergency must-haves any prom queen would want. From a life-saving lip gloss to a rollerball perfume that will zap away unwanted odors in a flash, get those beauty cheat sheets out and start jotting down these prom picks right now!
1. Nanette by Nanette Lepore Rollerball ($7.19, FragranceNet.com)
When you’re dancing the night away, it’s hard to stash that huge bottle of deodorant in your mini clutch. Don’t want to smell? No worries! Rollerballs are a great way to take your favorite scents with you 24/7. Killing odors and helping you smell prom perfect, try this classic Nanette Lepore rollerball for a burst of feminine elegance.
2. Stila Glitter Eye Liner in Silver Lilac ($15, FragranceNet.com)
For alluring eyes, try this fun and sparkly liner dressing up everyday eyes instantly. If you find your liner is a little smudged throughout the night, glitter it up with this Stila find.
3. Candy Fixations Sugar Shock Hair Bodifying Sugar Spray ($12.96, FragranceNet.com)
Decided to take down that updo? Embrace those waves and pump up the volume with this yummy smelling hairspray adding body and volume to your tresses.
4. DiorSkin Nude Compact Nude Glow Versatile Powder Makeup SPF 10 ($62, FragranceNet.com)
Nothing says camera-ready beauty better than a sheer glow, so treat those cheeks (before those prom pictures) to a radiant glow with this fancy schmancy versatile powder. Use throughout the night for a breathtakingly dewy look.
Ever stand on the scale and just stare in disbelief before doing the magical scale dance? You know the one I mean. The one where you step off of the scale and shake it off before taking a deep breath and stepping right back on, trying to figure out if the scale was just suffering from temporary insanity? Or, maybe there is a sudden onset of increased gravity that exists only in the area right around you and that scale?
Don’t worry – it’s a dance we all know pretty well, but it’s a dance we all need to stop doing.
The scale is not your friend, but it’s not your enemy either. It’s a tool – and truthfully not the most important tool in your arsenal, when it comes to embracing healthy living. The most important tool you have is you! I am going to weigh-in on the topic of weight by very simply saying: forget about it!
How much you weigh means nothing. In case you missed it, I will say it again. How much you weigh means nothing. What I’m saying is that what really matters is your health, not the number on the scale. Worry about your body fat percentage and your muscle tone – ignore the scale for a while and just live healthy.
Your weight isn’t what makes you beautiful. YOU are! Health is important, not weight. When you feel yourself starting to doubt or lose your motivation – remember that! Don’t take my word for it, though, let’s take a look at what some of your favorite celebrities have to say about it:
“You have to stay in shape. My grandmother, she started walking five miles a day when she was 60. She’s 97 today and we don’t know where the hell she is.” – Ellen DeGeneres
“There is no definition of beauty, but when you can see someone’s spirit coming through, something unexplainable, that’s beautiful to me.” – Liv Tyler
“It’s not a diet; it’s a way of life that teaches you better skills. For years I felt like I could never have an ice cream, but I now know that I can eat ice cream occasionally. “– Jennifer Hudson
“I don’t need plastic in my body to validate me as a woman” – Courtney Love
“I might have cellulite. I might not be toned everywhere. I might struggle in this area or that. But accepting that just empowers me.” – Kim Kardashian
“There is no easy way out. Believe me, if there were I would have bought it and it would be one of my favorite things!” – Oprah Winfrey
“Just because someone is blind and unable to see my beauty doesn’t mean that it does not exist.” – Margaret Cho
Did you notice that not one person there mentioned anything about only weighing 100 lbs. or fitting into a size zero as being what they thought was beautiful? Your beauty, your TRUE beauty, is something that shines from within you. It’s not your waistline or the number on the scale. So while it’s important to make small lifestyle changes that will lead to healthier living, TRUE BEAUTY is in your smile and in the joy you bring to life. Smile – it is what keeps you gorgeous no matter what!
After hours of putting together the perfect outfit, accessories and makeup included, nothing is more frustrating than seeing your makeup fade before you’ve left the door. Our biggest pet peeve? Disappearing lipstick. We’d rather spend our evenings sipping and smooching than reapplying. Here, we give you some fool-proof tips to help your lip color survive, regardless of the product you’re wearing, so you can have long-lasting color all night long.
When prepping your lips for color, the most important thing you can do is exfoliate them. This will get rid of any dead skin cells built up on your lips, and give you a clean, smooth canvas to work with. We really trust Bliss Fabulips Lip Scrub to do the trick. Packed with granulated sugar, almond, shea and cocoa butters, this product will buff your skin and fight dry flakes. Your lips should always be moisturized after an exfoliation, too, so the product will appear smooth and not bumpy.
Fill Your Lips
One of the best tricks to get your lipstick to last is by picking a lip pencil that matches your lipstick perfectly. Instead of lining your lips ’90s-style, color the whole lip with the pencil. Lip pencil lasts a lot longer than lipstick, so if your lipstick should fail you, the lip pencil will still be in place. Think of it as plan B. We love Borghese's perfetta lip pencil in no.02, scarlatto.
Buy a Brush
While bolder lip colors tend to last long longer than nude ones, with the right technique, any color will stay put. The best way to apply your lipstick is actually not directly from the tube; if you have the time and patience use a lip brush, like the Cle de Peau Lip Brush. This small tip brush gives you the precision to reach every corner of your mouth evenly and smoothly. The result is lip perfection, as apposed to the smears you get when applying straight from the tube.
Learnt to Blot
The last step to making your lipstick last is blotting. Once you’ve covered your lips in color thoroughly, take a tissue between your lips and blot a few times. This will get rid of the excess product that would otherwise try to stain your wine glass or silverware, and leave a perfectly stained pout in its place.