You'll be fine. This is not high school, and the point of the party is to have fun, and be silly. Relax, take a deep breath, chill, and laugh a little.
I hope you have a blast!
P.S. Don't forget how proms usually end. Good luck scoring after the party. *wink*
And I did have a blast, dancing until 1am, but we're so damned old there was only collapsing in a heap when we got home.
Luckily, scoring had happened earlier in the day. ;-)
*giggle* Don't forget the cheezy photos!
(and I'm sure you'll look gorgeous!)
I have the same problem with the nails painting. And the boyfriend mentioned just yesterday that somewhere there's a woman trucker in flannel all for me, as I was pulling the spare tire out of the trunk to swap it out with the one that picked up a screw.
You'll be lovely and have fun. What the other people think won't matter, so it'll be moot, but they'll enjoy hanging out with the fun-having lovely person you are.
I paint my nails myself when I'm using beige or transparent varnish. Otherwise, I go to a pro. In Manhattan, you can find places that'll do it for under 10 bucks. Surely they exist in Cleveland?
Yes, but you need appointments, and time, and I was doing homework all day, playing "beat the clock" so I didn't have time.
In the end, they weren't so bad. And we had a great time.
*hug* I can so relate. I am clutz central, and though I can clean up nice, I inevitably end up with a ruined pair of stockings, nailpolish all over everywhere, and makeup smears.
Hence, I have tricks! If you have nailpolish remover and some q-tips, put the remover on the q-tips and use it to remove it from where ever it's not supposed to be. :)
Insecurity about your appearance is just part of the quintessential prom experience, I think, so don't worry about it too much--you'll get there and it'll be fun.
Of course I wouldn't know, since I didn't get asked to my prom....*pout*
This was my first prom, too, having never been asked. I think it was way more fun than actual prom would have been!
I swear, there's a sect of females that get taken aside during school and put in a class that teaches them how to do the expected girly stuff.
Aside from being able to do the towel-on-the head thing (which I believe is encoded on that second X chromosome), I fail. I go to the hair salon before special events to get a blow-dry because that "shiny/voluminous/sleek" look that some women can do with a blowdryer still mystifies me.
my husband is in awe of my towel skills and refers to it as 'towelgami'. i have tried to explain how easy it is, but i suspect he doesn't want to know.
and oh yes, seriously lacking in the girl genes here except if i do have an event to go to i MUST have the perfect dress and shoes. it's rather disorienting even to me.
to balance this out, i am seriously oversensitive to makeup and never wear it.
Don't make me dig out my prom pictures to make you feel better. I had a Purple Curl Pom-pom atop my and an iridescent blue sequined dress.* I looked like a drag-queen disco ball.**
* Black was in that year, so I just HAD to be different. I suceeded.
** I think this was the last time I had my Mom be my clothes shopping backup.
Bwaha. I'd *love* to see pictures of that!
Is there a bottle of TJ Swan in the glove compartment? :)
Popov. Which was used to spike the punch. Which was already spiked.
It kicked back.
Also, we require photos. :)
Shoot, my friends think I am the biggest girly girl in the world- I can do makeup well, and my toe-nails are always perfect.
That's because I have my friend Mr. q-tip. Mr. Q-tip quickly unsmears makeup (with either a bit of water or spit), and with a little bit of nail polish remover, your toes will look perfect.
She does indeed. And we did indeed.
Have a great time at prom!
Don't worry, mangling your nails if you do them yourself is a given. My prom was three weeks ago, and I just prayed that no one would look closely at my french manicure.
Just have fun! Oddly enough, my daughters need me to do makeup and polish when they want it done, _quietude_
never learned how (One of the major things that attracted me to her.) I, on the other hand, have done several theater productions and can do makeup. I am also enough of a perfectionist that nails are not a problem, if I am doing someone elses. (I never tried doing mine, it never occurred to me...)
I am busting with pride that all my daughters can work power tools and fix stuff on cars. Looking frilly you can buy, doing useful work you need to earn. Sounds like your priorities are in order.
Your daughters sound like they rock.
2006-06-04 01:09 am (UTC)
I'm a bundle of insecurity,
You are so cute.......I know what you mean though, I have to go get my nails done cuase I can't do them.....but no matter what the package looks like ( and I know you'll look beautiful!) it's the gem inside that counts, and there baby you shine!!
2006-06-04 03:26 pm (UTC)
Re: I'm a bundle of insecurity,
Aw, thanks. It was loads of fun.