The thing I love the most about new years is prom/formal season! Whether you’re in Australia and you’re formal is later in the year, or your prom season has started – even if you’re going to a fancy event, this post is for you.
We all know how important prom/formal is, and when all you’re focusing on is who is doing your hair and make-up and what dress you’re going to be wearing, you start to forget about what you’re going to need on the day. When it came to the week of my formal, I made sure I had everything I needed in my clutch, and though you might not think of it before the date, it becomes super handy – not just for you, but for your other gal pals. So here are my tips on what you NEED in your clutch to survive prom! Please note: not all of these items will fit in your clutch, depending on size.
MUST PACK NO.1
Band-aids are probably the most important thing you need in your clutch. When you’re dancing the night away and you get a blister from the shoes you haven’t worn in, simply pull a band-aid from your clutch and continue dancing away!
MUST PACK NO.2
So after getting your make up done, try to get the same lipstick the artist use ( a lot of companies will give it to you in a package) or even a colour so similar so you can reapply for the night – no one likes faded lipstick!
MUST PACK NO.3
Whether it’s the time of your month or not, always pack a tampon/liner. Not only will it save you if it suddenly arrives, but when you’re with a group of girls someone is bound to get it and no one want’s to be getting their period on the night of formal!
MUST PACK NO.4
When you’re dancing all night you start to get a bit sweaty and sometimes you can start smell and no one wants that! My tip is to go into a perfume store and get a sample of your favourite perfume or one you own and you know you’ll wear on the day so you can go into the bathroom and reapply.
MUST PACK NO.5
So this little tip is really a must pack, but it does come in handy. If you’re getting a dress that touches the ground or you’ve got a loose zip, pack a mini sewing kit. I got a mini sewing kit will all the essentials in it for $1 at my local dollar store, but if you can’t find a mini sewing kit, or if you don’t have the room in your clutch, pack a few safety pins – they’re a life saver.
MUST PACK NO.6
Once again this must pack isn’t essential but breath mints are useful when it comes to formal! Not to say you’re going to have bad breath, but if you’re sitting down and having food then it’s nice to have a fresh breath after, especially when you’re talking to other people.
MUST PACK NO.7
A few other little things to pack for your prom are bobby pins (bobbles), tissues and some panadol. You might think these things won’t be used, and depending on situations they might not but it’s always important to have for emergencies – they might be handy for others as well.
Remember to stay safe during your prom/formal. X