By Jamie Curry
(photo by Alejandro Escamilla)
During high school I went to my first ball. And guess what I found out? I hate school balls a lot. I spent so much money on horrible uncomfortable things because I thought that’s what you had to do. I had the worst high heels that I couldn’t even walk in. I took my shoes off within five minutes.
What even are high heels? Who came up with that disaster of an idea? A human foot is not supposed to bend like that.
My friends all got their dresses ordered real early, and booked their hair and makeup 40 years in advance. I was just getting my cousin to come over and throw some glitter at my face. Then my friend Grace lent me her mother’s 1950s vintage couture gown from Paris, so I wore that.
(photo by Dominik Martin)
Remember that nobody cares as much about your appearance as you do—they are all too worried about themselves. As you can probably tell by the things I have said on the topic already, and my stunningly glamorous high-fashion style, I am a guru in all things beauty…
Essential Fashion Must-haves:
• Whatever is comfortable
• Whatever is weather appropriate
Essential Makeup Tips:
1. Put it on your hands.
2. Put it on your face.
Essential Skin Care Tips:
Wash your face Cleansing with warm water is pretty much the only skin care thing I do every day. Wait ’til you hear how many times I wash my phone—it’s lazy by comparison.
Occasional burn-your-face-off face mask I recently started using a face mask for the first time. Can I be honest? It burns. Is it supposed to burn the skin that much? I think face masks are actually trying to literally burn your face off so you have a whole new face afterward. Prove me wrong.
Essential Hair Tips:
Straighten it, if you want But obviously you don’t have to. My hair is secretly really frizzy, but nobody would know from my videos (My First Ball: Jamie’s World). They don’t expect my hair to be a nightmare and then I rock up to a photo shoot with a giant shrub growing out of my head.
Put stuff in it, if you want I sometimes pop some potion onto my hair that’s supposed to make it not turn into a frizzball, but it doesn’t actually work. If it works for you, go for it.
Dye it, if you want People always ask me if I dye my hair, and I have to tell you that it is 100-percent natural. I don’t like my chances of coloring my own hair…if my mother’s icing color mix is anything to go by.
(photo by Fade Qu)
Reprinted from They Let Me Write a Book! by Jamie Curry, with permission from HarperCollins: They Let Me Write a Book!
All photos courtesy of unsplash.com .