A girl’s Matric dance is a big deal. It’s normally the first time you’re really getting dressed up, going all out on your hair and makeup and getting to stay out way past your normal curfew. I went to my dance with a good friend and even though it was 10 years ago, I still love my dress. But for some girls, the upcoming Matric dance season might be more stressful than exciting. I know that not everyone has the means to make their dream Matric dance a reality, and I want to help. That’s why I’ve teamed up with my friend Anna-Belle from She Said to give you the opportunity to WIN your dream Matric dance look with YDE and MAC Cosmetics.
Although you might have a very specific dream dress in mind, I can guarantee you that having a dress made is more stress than its worth. Time and time again I’ve heard horror stories of friends who had their dress made by a relative or the local seamstress and it always ends in tears. I bought my dress off the rack and it was perfect. In the end, what looked good on me was nothing like what I’d imagined I’d be wearing, and that was the best part. I had my makeup done at my local MAC counter (shoutout to the ladies at the Eastgate counter!) and I still think it looked perfect – plus it lasted all night.
I popped into my local YDE the other day to check out the selection of formal dresses and you girls are in for a treat. There’s a huge variety of dresses on offer right now, in different styles and colours and fabrics – from floor-length sequin sheaths to princess-style skirts and cute crop tops. YDE’s selection of dresses covers the biggest trends right now, so I know you won’t find it hard to find a dress that will make your dream evening come true.
WIN: Your Dream Matric Dance Look With YDE and MAC
One lucky winner will WIN a YDE voucher worth R3000, which you can use to shop for your dress, shoes and accessories at your nearest YDE store. You’ll also have the opportunity to get your makeup done by one of MAC’s incredibly talented artists and take home a couple of goodies to help your look stay fresh all night. The prize is meant for someone who might not have the funds to get the look of her dreams, so whether that’s you, a friend, or someone in your community, you are welcome to enter!
The prize includes
- A R3000 YDE voucher
- A professional makeup application and goodie bag from MAC Cosmetics
To enter, just comment below, nominating someone who could use a little help making her Matric dance dreams come true and tell me why you’d like to help her. If you’re entering for yourself, that’s great too! If you’d prefer to contact me privately, you can email me on firstname.lastname@example.org with “Matric Dance Giveaway Entry” in the subject line.
For another chance to win, head over to shesaid.co.za and enter Anna-Belle’s competition too!
*The competition is open nation wide. Entries received between Thursday, 3 August and Thursday, 10 August will be accepted into the competition. The winner will be announced on Friday, 11 August. The winner’s prize does not include transport. The MAC makeup application will need to be booked in advance at a MAC location in or around the winner’s area. The winner will be notified via email and the YDE voucher will be sent via courier. The makeup application will be booked with assistance from MAC South Africa. You can find your nearest YDE store here and find our nearest MAC store here.