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Get Your Head in the Pageant Game: Part Three – Let’s Get Physical!

Apr 30, 2014

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If you’ve been following along with us all month long, we hope our tips have been helpful to you. And if you haven’t, please read our last three ‘Get Your Head in the Pageant Game’ blog posts before this one! Thus far we have taken time out for inspirational quotes, and let the music carry us away and get us amped. Now the time has come to embrace the mind-body connection. The two are as intertwined as could be, with each having a pronounced effect on how the other performs and operates. If you want to free your mind and get your head in the game, you’re going to have to get your body there, too!

Getting physical doesn’t have to mean hitting the soccer field or lifting weights at the gym. Of course, if those are the types of physical activities you and your body usually enjoy and benefit from, have at it! We are all unique in what works for us, and learning the activities that we enjoy and feel rejuvenated from can go a long way toward enriching our overall health and happiness. Personally, I feel refreshed inside and out after a slow yoga session. I don’t like being too warm, so hot yoga makes me anxious, but I have friends who swear by it! I also like making myself plenty of space on the floor to really stretch and pay attention to areas I’m tight or holding stress. A long walk through nature is nice as well, and I can’t resist taking a dip in the pool. All of these activities help me put my worries out of mind for a bit, and put the focus on how I’m feeling physically as well as mentally. And, as it turns out, when my body is happier, so is my mind. So, getting my body in the game gets my head in the game, as well. Give it a try!

Get Your Head in the Pageant Game: Part Two – Turn Up these 10 Tunes!

Apr 28, 2014

Terani Couture Mermaid Gown P3112In this next post offering up some ways to get your mind ready for pageant, we’ll be highlighting some of our favorite feel-good, inspirational songs that can get us singing and up on our feet on even the cloudiest of days. Music is a wonderful, powerful thing, and can play a major role in getting you primed and pumped for pageant. Just make sure it’s the right kind of music – you don’t want to listen to something slow and sad and end up with your mascara running!

If you haven’t checked out our previous 2 posts, please do! You can find them here and here. And once you’ve given them a peek, check out some of our top tunes to rock out to below. Don’t worry – there’s a good mix! Some were chosen for their lyrics in particular, and others because they just have a way of making us belt them out loud and maybe even jump around a little bit. When no one’s looking, of course. ;)

10,000 Maniacs – These Are Days
The Black Eyed Peas – I Gotta Feeling
Modest Mouse – Float On
Alicia Keys – Wait Til You See My Smile
The Killers – Mr. Brightside
Faith Hill – Wild One
Enrique Iglesias – I Like It
The Cure – Friday I’m in Love
Taylor Swift – Long Live
Robyn – Dancing On My Own

Bonus Track: Pistol Annies – Hell On Heels (because really – it should be on every list!)

Primping for Prom – The Ultimate Getting Ready for Prom Playlist

Apr 25, 2014

Get ready for the prom of your life with your best friends and this playlist!

Get ready for the prom of your life with your best friends and this playlist!

When you’re putting together the perfect prom look, you’re going to need the perfect primping playlist! Lucky for you – our playlist experts at DressProm.net have devised the ultimate playlist for getting ready – so the time between lacing up your Sherri Hill prom gown and getting on your way is fun, playful, and unforgettable!

Team – Lorde

Timber – Pitbull feat. Kesha

Burn – Ellie Goulding

Lost Queen – Pharrell

Best Day Of My Life – American Authors

Fancy – Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX

Not a Bad Thing – Justin Timberlake

Drunk in Love – Beyoncé

Dance Apocalyptic – Janelle Monae

Counting Stars – OneRepublic

Dark Horse – Katy Perry

Tonight Tonight – Hot Chelle Rae

Really Don’t Care – Demi Lovato feat. Cher Lloyd

Applause – Lady Gaga

TKO – Justin Timberlake

We Can’t Stop – Miley Cyrus

Still Into You – Paramore

Brokenhearted – Karmin

Love On Top – Beyoncé

Glory Days – Bruce Springsteen

Raise Your Glass – P!nk

The Man – Aloe Blacc

We Are Young – Fun. Feat Janelle Monae

Firework – Katy Pery

No Scrubs – TLC

Replay – Zendaya

Good Life – Kanye West feat. T-Pain

Want to see our Sherri Hill prom gowns and other 2014 styles? Visit us today at DressProm.net!

Get Your Head in the Pageant Game: Part One – Inspirational Quotes!

Apr 21, 2014

Tony Bowls Pageant Gown 114C04As we mentioned in our previous post – Pretty, Powerful, Positive – Get Your Head in the Pageant Game! – this month we’ll be posting ideas for preparing yourself to shine your pageant brightest even if you aren’t feeling your best, or your mind is on something else. It’s important to really be in the moment during a pageant, focusing on everything from your smile to your walk, to your talent to your communication with judges. And one of the helpful ways we have found to do just that is to read some inspirational quotes before leaving the dressing room. So take a deep breath, brush your troubles aside, and really let these quotes sink in!

“When I was a child my mother said to me, ‘If you become a soldier, you’ll be a general. If you become a monk, you’ll be the pope.’ Instead I became a painter and wound up as Picasso.” ― Pablo Picasso

“What could we accomplish if we knew we could not fail?” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

“Believe in yourself and there will come a day when others will have no choice but to believe with you.” ― Cynthia Kersey

“Walk amongst the natives by day, but in your heart be Superman.” ― Gene Simmons

“You have been told that, even like a chain, you are as weak as your weakest link. This is but half the truth. You are also as strong as your strongest link.” – Kahlil Gibran

“Your greatness is revealed not by the lights that shine upon you, but by the light that shines within you.” ― Ray Davis

“Always Remember to take your Vitamins: Take your Vitamin A for ACTION, Vitamin B for Belief, Vitamin C for Confidence, Vitamin D for Discipline, Vitamin E for Enthusiasm!!” ― Pablo

“If you doubt you can accomplish something, then you can’t accomplish it. You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.” ― Rosalynn Carter

“If you don’t have confidence, you’ll always find a way not to win.” ― Carl Lewis

“Remember, happiness doesn’t depend upon who you are or what you have; it depends solely upon what you think. So start each day by thinking of all the things you have to be thankful for. Your future will depend very largely on the thoughts you think today. So think thoughts of hope and confidence and love and success.” ― Dale Carnegie

“If we all did the things we were capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.” ― Thomas Edison

“A winner is not someone who wins. It’s someone who tries and isn’t afraid to lose.” ― Nusrat Sultana

“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!” ― Audrey Hepburn

DIY Prom Beauty: Split End Mask

Apr 18, 2014

Try out our DIY Split End mask to heal those broken ends before prom night!

Try out our DIY Split End mask to heal those broken ends before prom night!

Don’t get upset about those split ends – you can take care of them before prom and skip a trip to the salon! With our DIY Split End Mask, your prom gown won’t be the only thing that’s glimmering – your locks will be too!

DIY Split End Mask

Ingredients:

  • 1 Ripe Banana
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Tbsp. Coconut Oil, virgin/organic
  • 1 Tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 2 Tbsp. Organic Honey

Directions:

Before you start to mix this transformative hair mask up, take your banana, egg, and a small bowl, and mash together. Once this mixture is fully combined, add in your room temperature coconut oil, olive oil, and honey to the bowl. Mix these ingredients together until they are fully combined as well, making sure the mixture is smooth.

When this mixture is done, apply this mask to your ends (or full head) for at least 25 minutes. Once your time is up you can rinse the mixture out of your hair with cold water. Check out your split ends when you style your hair out – almost looks like you just left the salon chair with a fresh trim.

Want to see the rest of our stunning prom 2014 gown collection? Visit us today at DressProm.net!

Pretty, Powerful, Positive – Get Your Head in the Pageant Game!

Apr 16, 2014

Sherri Hill 2753 Short Pageant DressThere are certain simple truths that we can hear a million times in our lives and some of us will still be cautious of believing them. For example, that one of the sexiest things about any woman is her confidence. We almost don’t want to believe this, because sometimes we aren’t feeling all that confident. So we put on our stilettos and our shiniest lip gloss, and we try to make up for our lack of confidence with sexy accessories that enhance our assets. And you know what happens? We end up getting less compliments than we did the day we wore a baggy t-shirt but were super confident and happy!

Don’t get us wrong – we love stilettos and lip gloss! – we’re just trying to highlight that if your mind and your heart aren’t in something, all the shoes, makeup, jewelry and clothes in the world aren’t going to hide it. And sometimes, for many of us, we aren’t really ‘up for the pageant’ the day it comes. Maybe we were the whole week before, and maybe we’d be excited for it the whole week after, but that day? Nope, not feeling it! Maybe we’re fighting with our best friend, or maybe we haven’t been sleeping well. Perhaps we are coming down with a cold or are distracted by how busy we are with work or school. There are countless reasons it can be hard to get your head in the pageant game, but it’s important to overcome them before you take the stage. Because just like stilettos and lip gloss aren’t going to hide how you’re feeling on less-than-confident days, a gorgeous gown and impeccable hair aren’t going to hide that you aren’t as excited to be there as much as the other contestants are.

So what’s a girl to do? How are you supposed to put everything else out of your mind and fiercely focus on the pageant at hand? Don’t worry – we’ve got some great ideas! And we’ll be sharing them throughout the month right here. So be sure to check back all April long for tips on getting in a pageant state of mind when your mind is somewhere else!

Looking for a Prom Date? Here are some fun ways to ask that special someone!

Apr 11, 2014

Find some fun, creative ways to ask that special someone to be your prom date!

Find some fun, creative ways to ask that special someone to be your prom date!

Perhaps you have someone in mind that you’d like to ask to prom but are not sure how. You have your prom gown, but you’re still trying to figure out how to ask your date to go with you. First things first – get your confidence pants on, because getting the courage to ask someone to prom can be scary for some people; however it can also be a fun, unique way to show someone you care! We have some creative ways to ask the person you want to go to prom with the big question!

Send them a pizza – First of all, who doesn’t love pizza? Second of all, who doesn’t love a pizza being delivered to their house? Order a pizza from your local pizzeria and give specific directions to the delivery person to write your question on the box.   If you want to say it in a funny way, maybe try something like “I know this is cheesy, but will you go to prom with me?” You can even spell out the word “PROM?” in their favorite topping!

Balloons – There are so many ways to ask someone to prom with balloons! Tying them to their car with a little note, filling their locker with them, or have them pop a bunch of them to find the one with the card inside that asks them to go to with you are all really fun ways to ask them to prom. You can even get super creative and stuff all the balloons with notes in them, and at the end your future prom date has to solve the ultimate puzzle – you asking them to be your date!

Video – We’ve been seeing a lot of it lately, but asking your prom date to go with you through a YouTube video is sweeping the nation! If there’s a certain song that reminds you of your prom date, or even a funny sketch you’d like to perform, you can ask them literally anyway you can imagine with a video. You can film it anyway you’d like – just grab some friends, get creative, and ask away!

Want to see our full collection of prom 2014 gowns? Visit us today at DressProm.net!

Spring makeup trends – Rock a fun, new look to Prom

Apr 6, 2014

Find out which trends are taking the makeup world by storm this spring - so you can wear them at prom!

Find out which trends are taking the makeup world by storm this spring - so you can wear them at prom!

Don’t forget about your makeup when you head out to prom 2014! For some – this part of the prom puzzle might be an afterthought, but don’t worry – we’ve compiled some of the hottest spring makeup trends for you to take a look at so you don’t wait until the last minute!

Nude lips – This trend looks amazing for spring time, and even better with formal wear! One of the best ways to rock this look is to not go with a matte lipstick, but something a little bit glossier. Consider what shade of nude would look best with your skin tone, and rock this fun trend all the way to prom court!

Liquid Eyeliner lids – What’s more dramatic than a cat-eye look when you get into your prom gown? This awesome spring makeup trend is a gorgeous way to accentuate those beautiful eyes, as well as create a classic, bold look!

Bold brows – Girl, if you can perfect your eyebrow game – you can rule the world! With models like Cara Delevingne showing off their thick, dark eyebrows, this look has totally become one of the hottest spring makeup trends. Use an eyebrow pencil that is similar to the natural color of your brows, and create a classy, retro-looking feel to your prom attire!

Purple eyes – Looking to be a little daring when it comes to your eye makeup? Give some purple eye shadow or eyeliner a try! Pantone’s 2014 Color of the year is called Radiant Orchid, which is a vibrant shade of purple. We suggest giving that a try on your lids for an excellent prom look!

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