• The Ellora - Prom

    Life

    Prom Chaperone Tips

    Prom for my school was a few nights ago and it was the 6th prom I’ve chaperoned. Now, my school is very small so things on my tips/what I’ve learned list is probably going to be different than top tips for someone chaperoning at a large school. Nevertheless, I think I’ve come up with a few things that are basic/universal enough to be applied anywhere. Every year my students ask me what I’m going to wear to prom. I always re-wear a dress from a wedding or party that is appropriate i.e. not too revealing or fancy. So when I tell students “I’m going to wear a dress, but not…

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    Beauty

    Prom [Chaperone] FOTD

    This past Thursday, I chaperoned my 5th prom! I can’t believe I’ve been to that many proms. I thought it would be fun to post a FOTD and show some of the products I used. I used Sephora’s Perfection Mist Airbrush Foundation as my foundation and Benefit‘s Porefessional as my primer (not pictured) to create a flawless base. Next, I used Smashbox’s #ShapeMatters palette for my eyeshadow, contour, and highlight. There are also brow powders included, but I continued using my IT Cosmetics pencil that I’ve been using. This palette is so comprehensive, but surprisingly does not contain a blush which is a shame because this could totally be an all-in-one palette! I…

  • Beauty,  Fashion,  Life,  Looks

    Prom With a View

    Last night I chaperoned my 4th prom so now I’ve been to 5 proms (including my own). Last year I started my blog shortly before prom and I posted about it here if you haven’t seen it and you’re interested in checking it out. So prom last night was at Chart House — there are multiple locations (I think throughout the US) and the one we were at is right on the Hudson River giving spectacular views of New York City. If you follow me on Instagram, then you already got a sneak peak. I got home from work yesterday, got to relax for a little bit, did some more packing…

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    Getting Ready for Prom….As a Chaperone

    Prom comes around every year and unless you’re a high school teacher, hair stylist, or makeup artist you probably don’t give it a thought when you’re in your 20s. This is my 3rd year as a high school teacher and my 3rd prom as a chaperone. I’ve put together some information and tips on what I wore this year and my reasoning. The question we all ask ourselves for various events is “What should I wear?” As a chaperone I know I need to dress with a certain degree of conservativeness, but at the same time not “old” because after all I am in my 20s. This is tricky  because…