Sunday, April 5, 2009

Special Event Beautification!


Hey everyone!

Yesterday I was honored to take part in a special event- the Celebrity Waiter Gala. It benefits the local Child Advocacy Center- which does all sorts of things to help abused and neglected children. Lots of local leaders are in attendance, and as a waiter, It was my task to make sure my assigned table had what they needed, get them drinks, and make sure they're having a good time. It was fun! Myself and about a dozen others got dropped off in a limo, and walked in on the red carpet- so fun!! Along with a great meal, there were special challenges throughout the night. Definitely funny to see some of the people I interview on a regular basis in a professional setting getting dared to sing karyoke and dance!

With Tyler, my date!




With Lauren, a reporter at another TV station :)

Getting ready for an event like this-- or for proms, weddings, etc... can take LOTS of work! You want to look your best, and when you're doing it all yourself like I did- it can take some time. Fortunately for me, I love the whole process of getting ready for stuff like this- so I thought I'd share it with you!!

(I found this dress for $25 at Wet Seal)

DO IT YOURSELF- BIG EVENT PREPARATION:

  • Get clean! When you shower- consider things like whether or not you'll be using a self-tanner that day- you'll want to exfoliate beforehand in the shower. Also- doing a deep conditioning treatment on your hair (I use Aussie 3 Minute Miracle) may help your hair be more manageable once it's time to style it.
  • Do your nails! This is something you could do the night before too- but of course you lessen the chances of messing it up if you just wait until close before the event. I did it the morning of my event. I kept it simple, using a color that coordinated with my outfit, but also one that I knew would dry quickly and not take too much time. I put Revlon nail enamel in Cherry Crush on my fingers & toes.
  • Get a bright smile! This is something you may want to think about in the weeks leading up to the event- but if you regularly whiten your teeth with Whitestrips every couple of days- just go ahead and use the strips on the big day as well. Allow yourself half an hour for them to stay in. I like Crest Whitestrips Advanced Seal- they stay in so well, I almost forget I'm wearing them!
  • Get tan! I regularly use a gradual sunless tanner- Dove Energy Glow, but for this event I wanted to have an even more sunkissed look. There is a product from DuWop that I absolutely love- called Revolution. It's a body bronzer moisturizer- but it also has sunscreen- SPF 15. I put it on my arms and legs, and had Tyler slather some on my back. It take a little while to dry, so I suggest doing this the morning of your event. It won't come off till the next time you shower. I just love this, because haven't we all had those times when we look at our skin and think, man I look pale! This stuff gives an awesome, and most importantly, healthy tan glow. This product won an Allure Editor's Choice Award.
  • Get your makeup on! This is something you can start strategizing about as soon as you get your outfit. For my event, I knew I would be surrounded by those who are used to watching me on the news- so I basically took that look and kicked it up a notch with some slightly more dramatic false lashes and brigher lips. False lashes are a SUPER easy way to make your look more glamorous... to learn more check out my false eyelash tutorial.
  • Hair time! This is something else you should be thinking about before your event. Be aware that if you're trying something new on yourself for the very first time- it might not exactly go as planned! Since this was a big event for me, I wanted to go with a style that I've mastered using velcro rollers. Here's the link to my video tutorial on that: Velcro Roller Tutorial.

Check out my Glam & Girly Makeup Tutorial that I did for my big event!

Have a great day everyone, and don't forget to keep getting your entries in for my Prom makeup contest! Post a video response to the contest video on my channel- or send an email (inclulding your YouTube user name) to beautybroadcast@hotmail.com The deadline for entries is April 18th. Check out the sidebar on my contest video for details!

♥Emily

15 comments:

  1. OMG you looked absolutely gorgeous. not that you dont always look gorgeous:). i love that dress. very springy by dressy as well. glad that u had fun. i just love ready your blog everyday :) thanks

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  2. You look gorgeous!! And wow Tyler is so tall!! Love your dress! :)

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  3. Tyler towers over you. I can't believe that dress was $25! You look so classy and beautiful. Perfect dress for the spring weather!

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  4. OMG you look amazing in this dress! & your makeup... <3

    & the dress was really $25? ^^

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  5. You look seriously AMAZING! Wow. And Tyler is HUGE!!
    You're dress is so amazing!!

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  6. You look so beautiful Emily. And I love the dress, what a great bargain.
    Also, your skin is so glowing and flawless, it would be nice if you could do an updated skin care video if you find the time.

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  7. gorgeous eyes--I was really impressed with how much the fake eyelashes added to the glam factor.

    You mentioned countering (spelling?)--would love to see a video about countering specific features on the face. Like if you want your nose to appear thiner, cheeks wider,etc.

    Thanks!

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  8. who your hubby is suuuper tall. I mean that in a nice way :) Also, that dress is super cute girl!

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  9. You look so pretty! I love the entire look and how the reds tie everything together. Also, I'm glad I'm not the only one who looks so tiny next to her man lol.

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  10. You look absolutely stunning!!!! And omg you should dedicate an entire post answering this question: "How tall is your hubby????"

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  11. so just wondering, are you super short or is tyler super tall? =]

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  12. Emily This look is beautiful! Thank you for sharing it!!

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  13. That look is absolutely gorgeous! And you and Tyler are oh-so-cute together! ( :

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  14. wow you look so pretty and Tyler look huge! how tall is he???

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