I remember how exciting it was planning for my matric dance, at the time it seemed like the most important night of my life and I couldn’t  concentrate in class and it was THE ONLY thing my friends and I spoke about for weeks and weeks. It was so special planning how we were going to get there, how we were going to do our makeup and swooning over our dates. Just thinking about my and my best friend dancing the night away makes me feel all warm and fuzzy.

I was really fortunate to have parents who were fortunate enough to help me make the dress of my dreams and give me the perfect night (thanks Mom and Dad), but I know that not everyone is as fortunate to have their dream Matric Dance so I was really amped when my lovely friend and fellow blogger Natalie from Tails Of A Mermaid came up with an awesome idea to help someone in need by hosting a competition to give away a matric dance dress.

We have been lucky enough to get YDE and MAC onboard, so thanks to the lovely ladies from both brands for helping us to make a difference in someone’s life. I got to do a quick shop at YDE this week to help put together a look to inspire you guys, how insanely awesome is the tutu?!

Thanks to Angie Brown Brown for taking these awesome pics!

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 with “Matric Dance Giveaway Entry” in the subject line.

For another chance to win, head over to and enter Natalie’s competition too!

*The competition is open nation wide. 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. Entries close at midnight on Thursday August 10th and winners will be announced Friday August 11th.

If you’re not in need of a dress but know how special it is to feel great on the night of your matric dance please share this post and help spread the word.