Sunday, February 21, 2010

A Cinderella Story

Tonight was the Beauty Walk. I was dragged into it by my friend (who dragged in another friend, as well) about a month ago. I thought it would be fun and an interesting experience, so I agreed to do it. And it was fun! Of course, I didn't even get in the top 8 (out of 14 girls) but I didn't go there with high expectations of winning, so I'm not disappointed in myself or anything like that-- I did what I could and to the best of my ability! Who ever knew walking across a stage could be so frightening? I do feel bad for the girls who bought expensive dresses and did not even place as runner-ups, though. One girl bought a $900 dress and was talking about how she didn't eat the whole day... and I've been stuffing my face more than I have any other day this week! (you can tell I haven't had any experience with this)

It was fun getting my hair done. I left a little after noon and it took two hours! But it's so pretty-- I never knew my hair could do that, it seems much to thin to! After that, we went home and my mom helped me do my make up, we stuck some sparkly things in my hair, I stuck on the weird and squishy silicone bra thing (amusing? quite!), mom zipped and laced up the dress on me, and put on the clear platform heels she bought for me from a stripper website (the pageant required clear shoes-- mom doesn't want you guys to think she's cheap!). When we got there, everyone looked so pretty! I don't care who won, I think that everyone there looked gorgeous and deserved recognition. The dresses all looked so beautiful on them. Everyone was telling me that I looked like Cinderella or a fairytale princess. I love Cinderella... apparently, my mom has a video of me when I was little reading the entire Cinderella story by memory.

All in all, it was a fun experience. I felt pretty, my friends felt and looked absolutely amazing, we had fun (although walking across the stage was nerve wracking at first!) and we appreciated ourselves a little more, even if we didn't win-- the most important thing of all! [/end of empowering and deeply inspiring speech]


Nerdic.. said...

Your hair looks great
x fashionnerdic

LyddieGal said...

You look so lovely!! Any reason to get all dressed up is a good one in my book, especially when you aren't wrapped in the throws of competition. Glad to hear you had a great time!

Stripper heels - too funny!

Jen said...

awwwww you're absolutely gorgeous in this dress and the jewelry and most of all your hair!!! i'm loving this curly updo :)

glad you had a fun time at the beauty walk. it sounds like an amazing experience and really, who doesn't love getting dolled up every now and then.

Gizelle | Vanilla Ice Cream said...

very pretty!!!
it's true, you look like cinderella...:D
and the hair is gorgeous!

i'm glad to hear you had a great time at the beauty walk.

♥ vanilla ice cream ♥

M. said...

love the dress, so pretty!

lovelove, M.

Anonymous said...

you look amazing and i'm so jealous of your hair! i love getting all dressed up for a fun occasion and it sounds like this turned out to be a great time :)

Krimly said...

so pretty!!


Meggstatus said...

Oh there is so much to say about this post. First, stripes are my best friends. Second, I can't believe you made that cake. And third, whoever you went to that dance with is a lucky, lucky boy.

PS: The picture with your dad is priceless!