What’s up my fellow followers, its your girl Viola, ready and typing, as always. On this mighty fine day that is today on my 15th blog – as promised – I am writing about my secondary school prom and giving you the details on how it went down.
It was a Thursday (Thursday the 30th June to be precise) and I was woken up to the sound of my alarm at 8am on the dot. I would have stayed in bed longer but my mum was leaving for work in an hour and I needed to make her a coffee and take my dog for a walk before she left. My dad had already left at 7 so after she left it was just me and my sister in the house.
I had a refreshing shower, dousing my hair in pretty much an entire bottle of apple scented shampoo and conditioner, and put on one of my favourite t-shirts and a pair of black shorts; this is my usual daily attire. I went downstairs and had a bowl of mangos (my favourite fruit) for breakfast as it was “a healthy start to the day”. I don’t diet as i love pizza too much so that is the extent of my healthy lifestyle. While eating this important meal I watched an episode of Friends for the millionth time: The one wear Ross marries Emily if you’re curious to know.
After a while I went upstairs to begin getting my hair done. Now my hair is very thick and VERY stubborn, so as you can already tell it was quite a chore to curl it all. 2 hours it took me. I split my hair into three sections to do this and I used all of my hairspray I had left (shopping list: more hairspray). Before this I had put a face mask on which I’ve never done before. In conclusion, some had got into my newly washed hair so I had to get it out using a damp flannel which just about did the trick.
I didn’t get my hair done at a beauty salon so I had to try and come up with something myself, which I was a bit anxious about as I’m no good with fancy hairstyles. I tried doing a neat bun using one of those squishy doughnut things and then have two braids coming from the front of both side of my head to the back, wrapping around the bun, then adding some blue and white flowers. Sounds easy enough right? Wrong. So wrong. Messy buns i can do, neat buns…..not so much. It was going well but when i had to pin the excess hair around the bun with bobby pins, it wouldn’t stay and kept falling apart. Bobby pins never work for me so I gave up on that hairstyle and decided to leave it down and figure something out later. I still had all day to get ready so I wasn’t worried.
The mangos weren’t very filling so I went to the freezer and found my secret Ben and Jerry’s tub hidden behind a bag of frozen peas that I was safe keeping for such an occasion. Cookie Dough is the best, without a single doubt. I ate the entire thing as I watched The Terminator from start to finish (since I finished school this is all I’ve been doing, TV, video games, wifi and junk food).
Finally after the movie finished I went upstairs and begun my makeup. I also had to do this myself as well but I preferred this as I am awesome when it comes to makeup; it’s one of the only things I’m actually good at. I did my eyes first as I wasn’t yet sure what I wanted, so if I tried something and didn’t like it I could scrub it off and start again without spoiling the rest of my makeup. In the end I went for a black smokey eye with cat-eye eyeliner and a sparkly blue shimmer. I then did my eyebrows, which I don’t have to do much to as I am blessed with naturally dark eyebrows (haters be hating) and then did my foundation and conture. For my lipstick I selected a dark reddish-purple Rimmel matte lipstick but as I had already gone heavy with the eyes I soon realized I looked like Morticia so in the end I went for a light pale pink matte lipstick.
Tip on Makeup ; either go heavy on the eyes OR the lips, NEVER both at the same time.
After finishing my makeup I had an hour and a half till I had to be there and my hair still wasn’t styled. Eventually after debating different options I did my Katniss Braid, which is the hairstyle that Katniss Everdeen wears in both arenas in The Hunger Games. I can’t do many hairstyles but that one I can do really well. I put flowers around the braid and wore a hairband to match. My parens then arrived home from work and I put on my blue dress and my heels.
When we got there in my mums car there were already so many people there. I scanned through the crowds soon found Charlie and Alisa near a tractor at one end of the car park. We took some photos and mingled with fellow classmates and not long later we found James as he just arrived.We took yet more photos before the coach arrived. Me, Charlie and Alisa didn’t want to waste money on transport so we just used the school coach, whereas James tagged along with my old friend Talia in her car.
When we got to our venue it was beautiful. We had a red carpet welcome and the floor in the entrance hall was sparkly black tiles where you could see your reflection. In the room there was a bar and sofas and an arch which led you to 9 large round tables with 3 helium balloons as center pieces. The walls had white sheets covering them with multi-coloured lights behind, and the ceiling was black sheets with little sparkling lights and chandeliers and a disco ball. At the far end of the room there was a big dance floor and a stage, DJ and loads of disco lights. Me and my friends managed to get a table nearest to the dance floor and we sat down.
After everyone took their seats the food arrived. It was supreme chicken with a tomato and basil sauce with potatos. It was truly scrumptious (chitty chitty bang bang refrrence). Then for dessert there was a chocolate mousse with a sour raspberry sauce at the bottom.
I danced all night. I did Cha cha slide, Macarrena, Grease lightning, Whip nae nae, Gangman style. They played two of my favourites, Mr Brightside and All Star. All Star is number 1 in my books, my most favourite song ever. I nearly fell over twice but I managed not to. When we were leaving I took the 3 helium balloons from my table with me and James took the 3 from another table (we weren’t stealing, everyone else was doing the same).
On the coach journey back it was me Charlie, Alisa and James. I was going to keep the balloons just because of the sake of but James dared me to breath the helium and talk with a high pitched voice. I’ve never done it before but I’ve always wanted to try it so I put a hole in one of the balloons and breathed it in. It didn’t work the first two times as I wasn’t holding it in but the 3rd time I did. James was struggling to put a hole in his so I was going to say “Just bite it with your teeth” but it came out super high pitched and took me by surprise so I burst out laughing mid sentence, but my laugh was high pitched too so that made me laugh even more. I turned around and said “I like cheese” to the people behind who looked taken back by my high voice which was very humorous to see. That was one of the best parts of prom.
5 years I’ve been waiting for prom now it’s all over. Just a memory. It’s kind of sad when you think about it. Oh well, onto the next chapter of my life suppose. I am really excited about college. I don’t really have anything to do over the summer so I can’t wait till it starts.
That’s all for now guys, please leave a like and a comment and stick around for next weeks blog about my year 11 leavers assembly.
Stay swagalicious guys! Viola over and out xxx