I am a stay at home mom of three. I have an almost four-year-old daughter, a two-year-old son, and a three-month-old son. I am home with the kids and don’t get out too much beyond errands, appointments, and play dates. With that said, I have fully embraced daily use of yoga pants or jeans. I am very conservative with my style of clothes and don’t venture out beyond jeans and basic plain colored shirts very often.
I had an amazing time throughout the whole makeover! I would be lying if I didn’t say I was nervous, but everyone was so calm and supportive it was hard to be too nervous. The “live reveal” (click on the link to see!) ended up being not as bad as I thought (although I was still shaking when the camera stopped rolling). Thank you so much to all those involved in making my day so wonderful!
by Stacey Spillum, Owner and Visionary of Hair Design at Pure Hair Studio
Sara had some amazingly thick, healthy, and all natural hair! It’s basically what all of us hairstylists dream about! Given Sara hadn’t had a haircut for about a year… it was time to take some length off!! We ended up taking about 5 inches off to take it to a popular, just below the shoulder length. Sara’s hair is very thick and heavy. So we really shagged out the ends of her hair and added a lot of texture in the interior of the cut. This will allow Sara to use Davines Sea Salt Primer in the root area and blow-dry like crazy upside down and achieve tons of volume and movement! She just needs to finish with some Davines Invisible Hairspray or add a few curls and she is set.
This was Sara’s first experience with hair color! We just wanted to give her enough of a change to be noticed but not enough to warrant a lot of maintenance. So we enhanced her natural hair color slightly to bring out a lighter base shade and accented some blonde highlights in the front around the face. As always for low maintenance but high impact, we kept the root area slightly deeper in shade and focused the highlights towards the mid to ends of the hair.
Sara gave us a fun opportunity to make some new changes to her look and gave her some quick tips to be able to achieve different looks! Thanks Sara, you are absolutely stunning!
by Aubrey Brown, Make-Up Artist at Pure Hair Studio
Sara had pretty great skin to being with, just a little dry. I applied the Sacred Nature Day Cream first to give her a boost of hydration. Then used Youngblood’s Pearl Loose Mineral Foundation to even out her skin tone. I also used my secret concealer trick to help give her 8 hours of sleep in 10 seconds. I used the Timeless Quad to give her a natural look, while amplifying her eye color with a grey eyeliner in Slate. Creme Blush in Tropic Glow and mascara in Black Out topped it off and gave her a finished Valentine’s look.
from Charm Boutique
Sara got to shop at Charm Boutique for a new look! She choose a knit dress from Velvet. Doesn’t it look great on her?
by Kelli Hehlke, Bearfoot Photography
It was so easy (and fun) to photograph Sara! Her smile is so contagious and getting to see her husband’s reaction was priceless. What a beautiful couple!
from Granite City
Sara and her husband enjoyed a wonderful Valentine’s dinner at Granite City in Davenport. After dinner she was greeted at home by her adorable children! (photo from Sara)
And the great news? We’re giving away another Mommy Makeover on March 23, 2013! There are FIVE ways you can enter!
*One entry per person per method of entry. Be sure to enter a separate comment (up to 5) for each method of entry (one comment for Facebook, one comment for Twitter, etc.). This way you have a higher chance of winning.
1. COMMENT: Leave a comment below telling us how much you want a makeover! (It’s easy to leave a comment- you don’t even have to have an account)
2. REFER A FRIEND: For every friend you get to enter, you can have a bonus entry by telling them to leave a separate comment letting us know you sent them!
3. TWITTER: Tweet about this giveaway – just copy and paste this message into your tweet “Hey! @QCMomsBlog is giving away a Mommy Makeover! http://wp.me/p234PX-26N”
4. FACEBOOK: Share this post on your Facebook wall (tag @QuadCityMomsBlog in your status)!
5. PINTEREST: Pin Sara’s makeover on Pinterest!
Giveaway ends Friday, March 8, 2013. Winner is chosen randomly and will be announced here as soon as they’ve accepted the prize. Good luck, everyone!
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