Lots of you adopted alongside on Instagram and Fb as I defined that I made a decision to leap into the Mrs. Utah United States pageant final month, simply 9 days earlier than the pageant! It was the scariest factor I’ve ever finished, however I am so glad I did! To reply all of your questions I made a decision to do that 2-part put up collection to provide all the main points about WHY I did it, HOW I did, and most significantly, the DREAM TEAM that helped me pull it off!
PART 1 tells the background on why this was so scary, and such a giant deal for my psyche.
It is now time for PART 2…the enjoyable half! Particulars on my gown, make-up, hair, and all of the enjoyable, sparkly, glitzy stuff
I wanted to discover a pageant-worthy robe that match me completely (no time for alterations!), I did not wish to spend a lot cash on it, and I wished it to be as modest as potential (no excessive slits, cleavage, some type of shoulder protection, no midriff exhibiting). Not straightforward. I went to a gown store in Salt Lake the place I used to be advised by a number of those that I ought to funds $400 for a robe. That I used to be going to put on as soon as. GULP…excuse me?? After an hour of making an attempt on attractive robes I may by no means convey myself to pay a lot for, I appeared on-line for a greater reply.
I discovered Bling it On Costume Leases in Riverton, UT. They’ve lots of of attire in all sizes, and I discovered the proper gown! I even talked them into sponsoring me by giving me a reduction, so I solely paid $75 to lease it (together with the cleansing price!). I felt like one million bucks.
Simply goes to indicate the quantity you pay for one thing does NOT instantly correlate to how good it is best to really feel in it!
I like that gown. Apart from the truth that I could not sit down in it, it was so tight (I actually laid on my facet on the ground again stage to relaxation as a result of I could not sit!), it made me really feel like Beyonce. And everybody wants a bit Beyonce of their life occasionally.
I reduce/shade my hair as soon as each 6 months. In any other case I do completely nothing to it. I simply do not know a lot about all the flowery shmancy stuff on the market! Nonetheless…I have been eager to strive clip in hair extensions for years! Not solely do they make your hair thicker and longer, nevertheless it’s a enjoyable approach so as to add shade and dimension with out getting your hair coloured. I have been too intimidated to strive…till a pageant got here alongside and was the proper excuse to lose my extension virginity!
I instantly referred to as my Instagram buddy, Mandie, who grew to become a useful sponsor by squeezing me in for some emergency extension motion! I advised her I wished blonde, to make for an Ombre impact, however I requested her to chop them to my hair size so it appeared pure. She nailed it!
I advised her I used to be very intimidated by clip-in extensions (aka freaked out!) so she made a video to show me (and all of you!) precisely the way it’s finished, so I may observe at house. It is thorough, however so price watching! It appears to be like a bit intimidating as a result of she’s exhibiting the skilled approach of doing it. However when you watch you see that it is really easier than you’d assume!
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Not going to lie, these extensions are the BOMB. Sure, they’re an funding. However when you maintain them, they actually can final for a very long time! For me, I simply plan to put on them on particular events, or once I want some additional size or thickness with a specific hair model (like braids – since they NEVER keep in my hair due to all my layers). Get them on the Bombshell Extensions web site and use the code Mss5 to get a reduction! woo hoo!
Guys, Mandie is a shade genius. She has a superb YouTube channel and is the cutest Instagrammer. Go examine her out for certain! She is accepting new purchasers within the Fall, so you’ll want to get on her calendar round then if you need in on her magic (and reside in Utah!).
My Good friend Courtney Smith did my hair and make-up. I met her when she did my hair and make-up for these footage:
…and clearly did an incredible job! (See extra of them on my ABOUT ME web page). She has had expertise with pageants earlier than and I am SO GLAD I referred to as, I might have had no thought what to do! I used to be freaked out due to how a lot make-up I had on, however she knew what she was doing…it appeared completely regular as soon as I used to be on stage.
She is the SWEETEST, and is a hair/make-up guru. She is in American Fork, UT so try her Fb web page for more information, or name/textual content 801-735-6478!
I’ve some loopy tan strains from swimming all summer time. The quickest technique to repair it was to get a twig tan (or so they are saying!)…so I additionally misplaced my spray tan virginity! It was a visit. I had a not-so-minor panic assault once I received house and noticed how orange I used to be!
Fortunately after a very good bathe or two, it light sufficient to look regular. The lady I went to was superior. Her title is Mindy, her quantity is 801-604-9791. She lives in West Jordan, UT.
After I talked about on Instagram that I used to be doing a pageant and was a bit nervous about all of the pampering and prep (that I had no clue about once I signed up), the SWEETEST Freeb (reader) provided to do my nails!
She is so gifted! Verify her out on Instagram when you’re in Utah! Psst she provides reductions to highschool college students! I did nude shellac on my nails and sparkly pink shellac on my toes. My manicure continues to be going robust, although I received them finished June 24 (at this time is July 14!).
My orthodontist, Justin Parker in Midvale, UT, received me in for an emergency appointment to take away all of the invisalign hooks and bumps off my tooth! It made it a lot simpler to whiten them (he sells an expert whitening equipment that’s AMAZING). To see why I received invialign, see THIS POST and search INVISALIGN on my website for extra posts (together with what it prices!).
- For my interview outfit I wore the identical floral $Eight Ross skirt I wore on this TV phase, and I wore the cobalt blue high footage in my hair extensions pic above.
- For my swimsuit (NO I’m not posting an image!) I discovered a shiny pink one-piece at TJ Maxx for $24 (although they advised me to purchase a $75 one from a vendor on-line. #RuleBreaker)
- For my footwear I wore plain, nude coloured pumps from Goal for your entire pageant. I believe they had been $20 or one thing.
- I did not even assume to convey pageant jewellery (#novice!) so one other contestant (Taralyn, who ended up successful!) loaned me some earrings.
I believe that is it! It was enjoyable, and I actually could not have pulled it off with out the assistance from everybody above. There was much more to it than I ever thought, however I am glad I conquered my intense fears and did it! I ended up getting 1st runner up and getting 1st place in Interview so I’m completely happy! Particularly with solely 9 days to arrange. To see why the heck I did this to myself, see PART 1 for the background story!
PS did you see I am gifting away $100 to Junie Blake gown store on Fb? You continue to have 1 day to enter so HURRY!
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