Monday, 20 November 2017

Formal Season - Princess for a Night

Year 12 has come to an end.

The books are gone, the exams are finished, the stress is over! 

It's now time to get out the high heels, frock up and party at the formal.

This blog post is a bit different to the regular Fabulous and Fun Life posts in that it features my lovely daughter and her transformation into a beautiful fairy tale princess for the night of her formal.



The formal preparation for my daughter started months ago with the search for THE dress, shoes and handbag. 

She started off searching for dresses in stores in Sydney but then her search went online with her finally buying her dress from Lulus online.


Formal Ready

My daughter's formal up do hairstyle incorporating a tiara was created for her at Alchemy For Hair at the Macquarie Centre by the lovely Sarah.

The tiara was bought from Lovisa.


Formal Up Do Hairstyle With Tiara

She then had her makeup applied at Sephora Macquarie Centre by Kat. The cost for a full face of makeup is $85 which is fully redeemable on products. What a great excuse for me to stock up on some Sephora products whilst my daughter got her makeup done. Any excuse to buy more makeup and skincare - lol!

She also had a mani and pedi the day before at Professional Nails at the Macquarie Centre.


Formal Nails & Clutch

Below is a list of all the makeup used on my daughter. 

I have provided links to each product on Sephora online where possible to make it easy and convenient for you to find if you are wishing to purchase any of these makeup items to help you prepare for your Christmas and New Years Eve party season makeup looks.

Formal Makeup & Formal Hairstyle - Up-Do With Tiara



OMG! This newly released palette is sooooo stunning! Expensive but absolutely gorgeous! 

I need this in my life NOW!

Natasha Denona Star Palette

This amazing palette consists of 18 shades including 2 never before seen textures! 

It has 4 crystal eye shadows, 9 creamy mattes, 3 metallics & 2 duo chromes with silky soft textures. The shades are long lasting, have strong colour payoff and are easily blendable without creasing! What more could you possibly ask from a palette!

I so need it! It's at the top of my Christmas wish list! It will be THE perfect palette for the party season and especially for New Year's Eve!

Click HERE if you are interested in buying this palette but run don't walk as I've been advised it is likely to sell out!

Formal Makeup

Tom Ford Cream & Powder Eye Color in Sun Worship
Another amazing product that is on my wishlist!

Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner Blacquer - top, Brownout - bottom





This is another product I NEED in my life. 

Not only is this a lovely flattering blush with its combination of warm pinks and shimmering gold, it also smells divinely of pink grapefruits and vanilla! 


Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick in Beach Babe
Long wearing and moisture-rich this creamy full coverage lipstick is perfect for formals and the party season! And how gorgeous is the Beach Babe shade on my daughter! I bought this as soon as I saw it applied to my daughter's lips!

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So there you have all the steps involved in transforming my lovely daughter into a princess for the night of her formal.

And here's one last photo of my daughter with her twin brother before the formal. 

Yes, this proud mum had to sneak in a photo of her son too seeing that he looks so super handsome in his formal tuxedo. 




What makeup from Sephora would you buy to redeem a makeover?


NOTE:

Why pay full price when you can save! 

If you are wanting to buy any of the products listed and linked above please note that 
SEPHORA HAS 15% OFF ON BLACK FRIDAY on 24/11/2017 until Cyber Monday on 27/11/2017. 

Booktopia

xxx
Ingrid.

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* I paid for all my daughter's formal items myself. This is NOT a sponsored post NOR were any of the items gifted.  It's a post written by a proud mum. This post does however contain some affiliate links. Using these links to purchase an item doesn't cost you any extra but may earn me a small commission which I do appreciate. Full disclosure policy here.

45 comments:

  1. Congratulations! I feel like I just finished VCE though it was a long time ago in ‘88! Your kids look gorgeous!

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    1. It was lovely seeing all their year dressed up in their formal outfits for their graduation before they left for their formal.

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  2. What a way to finish after all that hard work. She looks stunning and worth all the effort. Gorgeous dress too. #teamIBOT

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    1. It's definitely a great way to finish your high school years! Now onto the next adventure!

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  3. Love this post Ingrid! Your daughter's makeup is gorgeous and I love the dress, too. And you're right, that Natasha Denona Star palette is stunning!

    Di from Max The Unicorn

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    1. Thanks Di! I'm so glad we had my daughter's makeup done at Sephora!

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  4. Congratulations on your kids finishing Year 12! This post brings back memories of my own school formals (although they were both a long time ago now - 2000 + 2002).

    Your daughter looks absolutely gorgeous & I LOVE her hair & clutch bag! The makeup is wonderful too. That's my biggest regret - not getting my makeup done professionally, especially for my Year 12 formal.

    Shell // The Novice Life

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    1. I'm sure you still would have looked gorgeous even if your makeup wasn't done professionally. My makeup for my formal wasn't done professionally either!

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  5. I think both your son and daughter both look gorgeous - you must be so proud! That dress is just stunning. I hope they both had a magical night x

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    1. Thanks Sammie! As you can probably tell I'm very proud of my twinnies! They've worked hard studying for a very long time and they deserve to party now!

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  6. Oh wow the back of her dress is amazing! I still feel like my formal was just yesterday, hard to believe it was 16 years ago! Gosh I feel old now. #teamIBOT

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    1. The back of the dress was the deciding factor in choosing it! Formal memories are forever!

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  7. Naaaw, congratulations to you all! She looks beautiful and I love that colour on her.

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  8. Such a special time and she looks gorgeous - they both do! Enjoy your proud mum moment - it's quite affect getting them there! #TeamLovinLife

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    1. It is a special celebration with all of their high school friends before they all start going in different directions!

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  9. Your daughter looks beautiful and the style of her dress really suits her. It's a very special occasion for them. #TeamLovinLife

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    1. Thanks Kathy! Year 12 formals are special, you remember them for the rest of your life!

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  10. Congrats, mumma! Your daughter looks amazing.

    SSG xxx

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  11. Oh how gorgeous... such an exciting time and soooo different to my high school 'dinner dance' back in the mid 1980s!

    I love the dress as well and am envious I can't wear something backless or with such an open back. xx #teamlovinlife

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    1. There are so many beautiful backless dresses out there. I wish I could wear them too but I can't! Nor would I really have anywhere to wear one to either - lol!

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  12. Your daughter looks so happy! Congratulations to her. She looks divine! x #Lovin'LifeLinky

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    1. Thank you so much! She had a magical night!

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  13. I feel like I am reliving my formal! Your daughter looked absolutely beautiful xx
    Isabella | wwww.digyhu.com

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    1. Thanks Isabella! She loved every minute of getting pampered whilst getting ready and obviously she loved the formal itself too!

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  14. Your daughter looks so gorgeous!!! And of course, you've gotta get yourself a Tom Ford product because COME ON!! ITS TOM FORD RIGHT!?

    Lubz || http://lubzsays.com

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  15. She looked so beautiful!! Definitely a good proud mum moment! I hope they both had a wonderful night xx

    Laura || www.thelifeoflaura.com.au

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    1. They both had the best night! I can't believe they've grown up so fast and have now finished year 12!

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  16. She looks so lovely! What an exciting time for her!

    Emma

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    1. Thanks Emma! It is an exciting time and the formal is a great celebration of the last 13 years of school before all the kids start moving off in different directions!

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  17. Your daughter looks so pretty, beautiful dress and beautiful makeup. Your son is a handsome boy. Best wishes for their further career choices and studies. The Natasha Denona palette is so gorgeous.

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    1. Thanks Preet! It will be exciting and slightly nerve racking waiting to see what marks they achieved in their HSC and whether they get into their desired courses for next year!

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  18. Oh congratulations! Your son and daughter both look so grown up for their formal, and awesome you could pick up a few products as part of the preparation too! Hope they had a wonderful party :)

    Hope you are having a good weekend :) I made the most of some time off earlier this week and shopped at a few stores but I haven't bought anything in the sales yet.

    Away From The Blue Blog

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    1. Thanks Mica! It's amazing how quickly kids grow up. I need to start doing some serious Christmas shopping. I'm hoping to pick up a few presents on Cyber Monday.

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    1. Thanks Lydia! It's an exciting time of transition the next few months.

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    1. It was lovely seeing all the kids dressed up and gorgeous!

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  21. Your kids are all grown up and so beautiful! I love your daughter's makeup.

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    1. They grew up so fast! I remember bringing them home from the hospital and watching them sleep in the one shared crib wondering what I was meant to do with them next!

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  22. Gorgeous! My daughter's formal dress was a very similar colour :-)

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    1. It's a flattering shade next to skin. I hope your daughter enjoyed her formal as much as my daughter did!

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  23. What a lovely post - your daughter looks beautiful. The back on that dress is just stunning. Hope she had a fantastic night!

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