Is my hair done? Do I have enough lip stick on? These heels, or maybe the shorter ones? We’re running late! We can’t miss pictures!
If all of these thoughts are going through your head it must be formal!
I just had formal this past weekend and it was amazing! It is fun to get dressed up and have your nails done! There are so many things that I wanted to do, but being in college I am always on a budget, and most of us are!
To get ready for this years formal I tried to not spend more than $100 for the night. It wasn’t hard at all! The tips that I have for a formal on a budget still let you look great, but your wallet won’t be crying.
1. Get your hair done at a beauty school or ask a hairdresser to come to you. The women that do your hair are still super talented and they can have your hair done for half the cost. I know that a lot of Salon’s charge $80-$100 on an undo alone! That is way to much for me! I got my updo done for $35. If you go to a Paul Mitchell school, they will charge $30-35 for your hair.
2.Make a dress exchange with your sisters or re-wear one of your own dresses. Formal dresses are expensive and I know that my sisters have a lot of different dresses they would be willing to lend to other sisters! It is a fun, free, and easy way to look great! Who cares in someone wore it last year, or it was your prom dress, do you really think anyone is going to notice?
3. Use shoes that you already own. Most formal dresses are long, and you can’t see the shoes anyway! So throw on a cute pair that you already own, or a pair of nude flats or heels!
4. Treat yourself to getting your nails or make-up done. Some of us are bad at doing make-up and some of us are bad at doing our nails. I like to play with my own make-up so I ended up getting a gel manicure! And even though gel is more expensive it lasts 2 weeks, not 2 days!
Happy formal season sisters!