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BLOSSOM BLING

Flowers look great and smell even better - petals can bring so much to prom.

Who knows flowers better than the expert flora folks at Teleflora? No one! That's why we asked them to give us their inside tips on the hottest trends and inside ideas for Prom! pinup girl

Dare to be different! Pin your prom flowers into your 'do rather than wearing them on your wrist. for her: Soft pink lisianthus blossom, rose buds and rice flowers gathered in a cluster with light pink hydrangea.

BIG NIGHT BEAUTY CHEAT SHEET
The last thing you want at the dance is a broken nail or sweaty palms. Check out these 5fool-proof, no-fuss fix-ups so you can spend the night like you're supposed to--having the time of your life!

HAIR TODAY, GONE TOMORROW
How come whenever you have to look fab, your hair decides to go haywire? Don't wait 'til prom to find out what mood your strands are in, decorate your 'do with some faux hair flair. (HairUWear Put on Pieces Sleek Phony Pony, $48, HairUWear.com) You'll definitely turn a few heads!

PALM READING
If you have "SpongeBobs" for hands, stop sweatin' the small stuff. DriOff gel ($23, 888/445-5468) can eliminate embarrassing wet palms, so you don't have to use your dress as a towel before every slow dance. Underarm perspiration? Sweaty feet? It works wonders on these probs, too.

FAKIN' IT
Sure, long nails give your look a little somethin' extra, but if your nails break easily, why not go fake? No, not acrylics. Those puppies are a pain! Quickie glue-on nails come in a variety of colorful designs, so all you have to do is pop 'em on and go! (Jonel Nail Kit Runway Collection, $4.99, drug stores).

SCRUB A DUB
Imagine this: You're slow dancing with your date, you touch his hand and realize that his skin is way softer than yours! OK, OK, calm down, prom isn't even officially here yet! Just remember to buff up with a moisture-drenched body scrub (Mor Lemongrass Hot Salt Rub, $25, MorCosmetics.com) and you'll be one smooth operator.

PROOF IT
If you consider yourself a big ball of emotions, prom is no time to play around. Stick with what you know works, like waterproof mascara. Between all the dancing, laughing and crying (you never know!), you don't want to look like a raccoon by the end of the night. (Physician's Formula Eyebrightener Waterproof Mascara, $6.95, PhysiciansFormula.com)

FICTION

Her dream date turned in to a total dud. Was there a prince charming around who could save her night?

Another Saturday night baby-sitting, but I can't complain because the Millers pay me $10 an hour on Saturdays. They know I'm giving up a date with my boyfriend Tommy.
"Owen pooped," Will says, looking up at me.
"I know, that's why I'm changing his diaper," I say.
"He poops his pants," the 4-year-old says again, then runs off, leaving me to wrestle with his brother.
"Will, it's time to get into your PJs," I yell after him.
When I finish changing Owen, I read the kids a classic bedtime story about a beautiful girl who meets a handsome prince and they live happily ever after.
Once they're asleep, I call Tommy. I miss hanging out with him on the weekends, but I'm saving so much money for my prom dress and our limo rental that I tell myself it is totally worth it.
Tommy isn't picking up. Maybe he went to a movie. I never know what he's up to because he never really makes plans. In our relationship, I'm the organized one, and Tommy is so not. Take prom, for example, I've had my dress on hold for two months. Even though the dance is just a week away, Tommy still hasn't started looking at tuxedos. When I mentioned it to him, he just smiled and said, "I'll do it soon," then went back to playing video games.
"All the black tuxes are going to be gone," I pointed out. "What if you end up with a green one...or pink?" "Pink would be cool," Tommy said, keeping his eyes on the screen. OK, I'll admit Tommy isn't exactly the GQ type, but I can't help but love him.
I sit on the couch bored for a few minutes before I call my best friend Kate.
"Hey, Madison," she says. "Lemme guess, you're stuck with the two brats."
"They're asleep," I say. "And actually, they weren't that bad tonight. What are you up to?"
"Look, I've gotta tell you something," she whispers. "What?" I say, anxious for the latest gossip. "I saw Zoe at the movies...with Tommy," she says.
"So? That's no big deal," I reply, but I'm really worried. Zoe is superhot and a huge flirt, and she doesn't have a boyfriend right now.
"They were to-ge-ther," Kate says, really emphasizing the word.
"What do you mean, together?" I ask feeling like someone just dropped a brick on my chest.
"Why don't I come over and we can talk," Kate offers.

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