Recently, I was browsing through my Facebook and I happened to stumble across a hidden gem, my old high school dance pictures. My reaction was subpar. Most of it was me yelling ‘OMG’ as I scrolled. I wished that I would’ve changed many things in order to actually represent my style today, first being the dresses, the makeup, and the hairdo.
When I was in high school, I was unable to define what my personal style was because I had no inspiration whatsoever. My style was basically ripped off by my classmates and the world of brand names everyone just had to have. So when it came to picking my dresses it was kind of like that and I wasn’t happy with the choices, well except for one. If I could go back, I’d tell my high school self to not give in to the ruffled and glittery strapless dresses.
Is there anyone who knows how to do their makeup in high school? Back when tutorials were non-existent, I did not know the techniques I know today. Tip for the future….BLEND GIRL! I swear the only makeup I knew how to do in the 9th grade was winged liner, mascara, and lipstick. If someone told me how blush or a little concealer would help my face out, it would’ve saved me some trouble during dances.
The one last thing I would’ve changed would have been my hairdos. I went through a couple phases with my hair and picking a homecoming hairstyle was tough. Overall, they were boring and needed color. Even if your dress doesn’t stand out, your hair can! I recently discovered Garnier Color Styler and I would have LOVED to use this for homecoming or a fall/winter dance.
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So if I could go back and update a couple things for my dances, I would definitely change my dress wardrobe, fix my makeup faux pas, and make sure my hair wasn’t just a nest on my head and instead had its own story.
Disclosure: This post was created in collaboration with Garnier and Style Coalition.