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Throwing a Pageant Themed Birthday Party

Nov 27, 2013

A pageant themed party is a great idea to celebrate any little girl’s birthday. Having a pageant themed party allows your little one and her friends to play dress up, play with make-up and practice their unique pageant talents. There are several creative and exciting ideas you can do to create the perfect pageant themed party: Pageant-Birthday-Party

  • Pageant Dresses: What pageant is complete without a beautiful pageant dress? Our glitz pageant dresses for infants, toddlers and children are the perfect wardrobe option for a pageant themed party or even a real life pageant. With a large selection of styles and colors to choose from, your little girl will feel like a true beauty pageant queen on her very special day.
  • Let There Be Games: Have games in place that mimic actual pageant portions. Encourage party guests to showcase their special talents, and award everyone with a pageant themed gift.
  • Party Favors: Party favors are an important part of any birthday! Consider passing out tiaras to each and every girl at the party, so everyone feels like a pageant queen.
  • Set The Stage: Have party guests show off their stunning pageant dresses by creating a make-shift stage. Take photos of each and every guest, and at the end of the party distribute the photos as part of your favor bags. Every girl will love having her very own pageant themed glamour shot.

The best part about throwing a pageant themed birthday party is the freedom and creativity you can use to ensure your party is a success. If you’re planning the perfect pageant themed birthday, don’t forget to make PageantDesigns.com your first choice for the absolute best selection of stunning pageant dresses and more.

Be the Belle of the Ball with These 5 Beauty Must-Haves

Nov 22, 2013

Grab these 5 beauty must-haves before heading to your holiday party this season!

Grab these 5 beauty must-haves before heading to your holiday party this season!

So what are you toting along with you when you head to your holiday ball this winter? Besides picking out one of our adorable holiday cocktail dresses, DressProm.net has some awesome must-have beauty items to keep stashed away in your wristlet so you can “Jingle Bell Rock” all night long!

  1. Alcohol-free chapstick: Keep your lips moist with chapstick that doesn’t have alcohol in it. Alcohol ingredients can dry out your smackers even more than they already are!
  2. Band Aides: It is pretty common for us girls to bring shoes along with us to an event that are a bit uncomfortable. Stash at least two band aides in your wristlet in case a dreaded blister forms on your foot from all that dancing!
  3. Pressed-powder compact: Makeup isn’t made to last forever, gals; it’s an unfortunate truth that we all know too well. Keep some pressed-powder in your handbag during the night so you can make touch-up’s as needed, or zap an oily spot on your skin in no time flat!
  4. Makeup Wipe: If you don’t want to bring your whole package, stuff a few makeup wipes in a plastic bag. A smoky eye can turn into a raccoon eye quick, so save yourself with a face wipe.
  5. Shea butter lotion: Grab a travel-size of one of these light-weight lotions for your small handbag. Not only can it save your hands from being cracked, but it can smooth flyaway’s quick when you’re on the go!

Have anything more to add to our beauty must-have list? Share it with us in a comment below!

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Top 5 Films about Beauty Pageants

Nov 20, 2013

Beauty pageant dresses, all-star casts, and hilarious plots, these are our favorite movies that involve beauty pageants! Grab a bag of popcorn, put your legs up and enjoy our top 5 beauty pageant movies! Pageant-Films

  1. Miss Congeniality - This hilarious comedy stars America’s sweetheart Sandra Bullock as an FBI agent who enters a beauty pageant to prevent a terrorist attack. Miss Congeniality is glitz, glam, action and laughs. Of course, our favorite part is the stunning wardrobe.
  2. Little Miss Sunshine - It’s funny, it’s sometimes sad, but overall Little Miss Sunshine is a beautiful film about a family road trip to get their young daughter into the finals of a beauty pageant.
  3. Beautiful – Beautiful tells the story of Mona, who sacrifices everything in pursuit of winning a beauty pageant. Beautiful is directed by Sally Field, and stars Minnie Driver as Mona Hibbard.
  4. Smile – Smile tells the story of the contestants and people involved in a California beauty pageant. Perhaps one of the first films with a beauty pageant plot, Smile is a classic film that any pageant queen is sure to love! In 1986, the film was made in a wildly popular Broadway play of the same name.
  5. Miss Firecracker – Starring Holly Hinter and Tim Robbins, Miss Firecracker tells the story of Carnelle, a girl who is down on her luck and decides to enter a beauty contest to improve herself. Miss Firecracker is a classic film, that every pageant fan is sure to get a kick out of.

What are your favorite films about pageants? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

Big Dress, Big Dreams: How to Save for the Perfect Prom Gown

Nov 15, 2013

Find out how you can start saving – little by little – so prom 2014’s dress is off the hook!

Find out how you can start saving – little by little – so prom 2014’s dress is off the hook!

Prom is a huge expense, especially when you’re working the most babysitting jobs you can and still have time for your homework. Saving where you can is really important when you’re trying to buy the dress of your dreams, so we have some tips on how you can start stashing away your money for a successful prom 2014!

  • Start by saving 10% of your paycheck weekly, if it’s possible to do so. If you’re making $20 a week when you babysit the neighbors, you’ll be saving $2 from that paycheck towards your prom dress. It may not seem like a lot, but $2 adds up after a while.
  • Stop for coffee on your way to school? Take a thermos from your house to go on your way.
  • Buying your school lunch may seem like it doesn’t make much of a difference, but taking your lunch at least two days a week can help you cut back and save money for prom.
  • Instead of going out to the movies on the weekend, have a movie night in with your friends. Plus – you can wear your pajamas to this movie night and it will be cheaper!
  • Have some old clothes lying around? Sell them to a consignment store for some extra cash.
  • Perhaps you’re an artist and have some great paintings lying you’ve considered selling. Put them up for sale on Facebook or another craft website to help you stash a little more money away for prom.
  • Instead of going out to eat with your boyfriend or friends, stay in and make dinner for a few nights.

Did we miss any tips when it comes to saving for prom 2014? Leave it in a comment below!

Pageant Designs Favorite Beauty Pageant Beauty Secrets

Nov 13, 2013

There is much that goes in to preparing for a beauty pageant. In addition to choosing the best beauty pageant dress, contestants must also prepare themselves mentally and physically for every pageant they compete in. Here are some of the pageant industries best kept beauty secrets. Makeup-Tips

  • Beautiful skin starts from within. Eat a lot of vegetables, and keep hydrated, by drinking plenty of water. Water flushes the toxins out of your body and helps you look your best on pageant day.
  • Every night, brush your hair from roots to ends. This evenly distributes the hairs natural oils, providing a healthy sheen.
  • When hair is dry, comb it with a wide tooth comb to avoid frizz.
  • Tweeze eyebrows in the direction that hair grows.
  • Keep eye shadow in place by using a primer. In a pinch, moisturizer or foundation work well.
  • Breakouts can be caused by your own fingers, so don’t touch your face unless you have a reason to.
  • Smile when you’re applying lipstick. This ensures complete coverage.
  • Elevating your feet while resting will improve circulation in your legs, and lower the risk of unsightly veins.
  • The best time to apply lotion is directly after a shower.

What are your favorite beauty rituals? Let us know in a comment below. For more beauty tips, follow Pageant Designs on Facebook and Twitter.

Trending: Miss Universe 2013 Pageant Dress Fashions

Nov 8, 2013

On November 9th Miss Venezuela, Gabriela Isler was crowned Miss Universe 2013. Gabriela looked ravishing in a sparkling, long sleeved, silver pageant dress. She may have scored the crown, but she wasn’t the only pageant contestant who was turning heads that night! Here are some of our favorite dresses and style from this year’s Miss Universe pageant. Miss-Universe-Dress-Fashions

Miss Puerto Rico, Monic Perez was an absolute knockout in her bright yellow, strapless pageant dress. The long train only added to this Puerto Rican beauty’s exotic look!

Pageant Dress Tip: If you’re looking to stand out among the other contestants, a brightly colored pageant dress is a great option.

Miss Australia, Olivia Wells was elegant in a silver pageant dress with sheer panels along the sides.

Pageant Dress Tip: Sheer pageant dresses are definitely trending this season. Choose one in a neutral color, and let the sheer panels act as your statement piece for the evening.

Miss India, Manasi Moghe stood out in a light pink pageant dress, decorated with shimmering bead accents and feathers.

Pageant Dress Tip: Feather pageant dresses are also trending this season. Choose a light colored dress, and you’ll look like an angel as you strut your stuff across the stage.

Which pageant dresses worn by this year’s Miss Universe contestants were your favorite? Let us know in the comments below.

DIY Deep Conditioning Mask: Have Great Hair and a Cocktail Dress for your Holiday Party

Nov 8, 2013

Treat yourself to a cocktail dress and this DIY Deep Conditioning hair mask for the holidays!

Treat yourself to a cocktail dress and this DIY Deep Conditioning hair mask for the holidays!

During the winter months, your hair can take a beating from the cold temperatures and static electricity. Treat it to something really nice before you head out to your holiday party with our DIY Deep Conditioning Mask! Plus – you can also treat yourself to one of our adorable cocktail dresses so your whole look is glam from head to toe!

DIY Deep Conditioning Mask

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tbsp. Organic Coconut Oil
  • 1 Tbsp. Organic Honey
  • 1 Large Egg
  • ½ of an Avocado, pitted

Directions:

Heat the 1 tbsp. of Organic Coconut oil until it is liquid. Make sure it isn’t scalding when you take it off of the stove or out of the microwave, because it does hold its heat for a while – and you don’t want to scramble the egg when you add it in. Once the coconut oil cools but is still a liquid, add in your honey and avocado. Mix these ingredients until they are smooth and well-blended, and then add in your egg. Once the mixture is fully combined, you can start applying it to your damp hair. Start by adding the mask from your roots and gently combing it through to your ends. If you have enough of the mask leftover, you can apply a little more to the ends since they take the brunt of the damage done to your hair. Leave the mask on for 10-20 minutes. If you’d like to intensify the treatment, cover your hair in plastic cling wrap with the mask still on and blow dry for 5 minutes. When your time is up, rinse your hair thoroughly.

Designer Highlight: Blush Prom Dresses

Nov 1, 2013

Find out why Blush prom dresses are some of our favorites of 2014!

Find out why Blush prom dresses are some of our favorites of 2014!

At DressProm.net, we’re totally ready for prom 2014! All of our dress designers are awesome, but there’s a few that stick out – one being Blush Prom Dresses! Find out what makes this prom dress designer one of our top picks for prom dresses in 2014!

Blush is one of our favorite prom dress designer for many reasons, but specifically because of their unique, flashy sense of style. Not only do they design prom and homecoming gowns, but this trend-setting designer also has a line of pageant, bridal, and Quinceañera gowns as well. At Dress Prom, we only carry their cocktail and prom dresses, but we still love looking at everything else they have to offer. It doesn’t matter what collections you check out at Blush, all of them are fun, trendy, and ready to make a statement at any event you go to!

From red carpet chic to classic elegance, Blush has dresses for just about any personal sense of style you can think of. They have a huge selection of prom dresses in many different colors, as well as any design you’re looking for too. Remembering your big night and making a bold statement at prom shouldn’t be hard when you’re wearing any one of our Blush prom dresses for 2014.

Want to check out our selection of Blush dresses? Visit us today at DressProm.net!