Alas, it is time to talk about the Debs. You may be one of the many people living outside Ireland and asking yourself, what is the deal with the Debs? For those of you who don't know what the Debs are, they are basically the Irish version of a prom and on Wednesday I attended my own Debs. However these were not my first Debs. At the tender age of 14, almost 15, I first encountered the Debs with the son of my mother's friend. For many reasons his Debs paled majorly in comparison to the one I attended on Wednesday.
My Past and Recent Experience With The Debs
For starters, I knew all the girls I had attended school with and some of their dates whereas at my first Debs, I literally knew the one person, my date. And not very well might I add. I had previously settled on the idea of not going to my own Debs based on the experience of the one I went to and boy was I right to change my mind, because Wednesday was by far one of the best highlights of my year so far. It was a much welcomed break from starting college and work, just getting to be around my friends, almost all of us together in one place, dancing our hearts out and the night away.
I'll also not fail to mention the hotel manager's attempt to save me from an allergic reaction. At the dinner tables, as dessert was served, I asked if the suspicious looking topping on my chocolate cake were nuts or white chocolate shavings. The manager told me they were not nuts but then took my plate away, which I was pretty disappointed about because, it was chocolate cake. I took another plate of cake from a waiter walking by and again the manager took it away this time returning with a fruit salad drenched in some alcoholic drink. So in the end I just swapped it with a friend of mine and we both lived happily ever after.
If you follow me on Twitter, where I live, then you know that the thing I was looking forward to most about the Debs was wearing my dress, and I'd say I wasn't alone in this. I got this dress made in Ghana when I went back in June. At a visit to the seamstress, I was able to design the dress I wanted. I had not initially thought of wearing this dress for the debs, I didn't want to appear tacky in my African wear or silly, in fact my own mother tried to convince me to change my mind and buy something more....conventional? But two weeks of being infused by my roots and I was all up for it.
Accessories & Shoes
The goddess Trinity Hair Combs were one of three pieces of hair accessories kindly gifted to me by Irresistible Me who for a while I'd been wanting to collaborate with but couldn't because I was unable to use their products at the time. Having natural hair, I had no need for the extensions they offered and their splendid looking straighteners were a no-no for my hair as I do not apply heat to it. I did however recently read a review on their straighteners by one of my newest favorite bloggers, Leta of The Nerdy Me and it's definitely worth checking out Here.
I loved the way the hair comb just tied my outfit together and made me feel like a Goddess at the same time. I had initially planned on going silver with my accessories but I'd have been mad not to go for these. I got A LOT of compliments about them and had many people asking me where I got them too and now y'all know so you can go grab your very own pair. I'll be doing separate reviews on the other two pieces in the next 2-3 weeks because I loved them all individually too much to lob them all into the same post, so definitely keep your eyes peeled.
The rest of my accessories would you believe were found in my mother's bedroom, like everything I own but the earrings are from Debenhams Mood Women's section.
The shoes I stole from my mother, surprise surprise, in my defense, she does have great fashion sense, and a bigger budget than I ;) I do however know that she got them from Bershka.
Once again, if you follow me on Twitter then you already know that up until Wednesday I had no intentions of wearing make-up. Partly because I didn't like the process and partly because I didn't know how to do it. But as Wednesday's Post revealed, I must confess that I have grown to actually somewhat like the process. Albeit it took me about 2 hours and a billion tries to get the make-up, and fake eyelashes on. My dried up liquid eye-liner ran out and my gifted test tube mascaras also finally ran out but apparently I didn't look as bad as I thought I did in the end.
All in all, I have nothing bad to say about this night. I loved every single bit of it, especially the breakfast rolls we received the next morning from the hotel whilst we were leaving. And guess what? I get to do it all again in 3 weeks when I go to my best friend's Grads!!
Hope you enjoyed this post guys and gals! Had you heard about the Debs before today? And I'd love to know about your own Debs or Prom experience.
Till next time my pretties xxx