We had the chance to surprise yet another deserving mom for a day of pampering this month! Audra is a full-time working mom of three. She said she hasn’t had a “me” day since BEFORE her kids were born (that’s over 13 years ago)! She was every bit deserving of this makeover and we were blessed to be a part of it! KWQC Channel 6 was right there with us to capture it all!
Audra and her husband started the day at HuHot Mongolian Grill to enjoy a lunch sans kids. HuHot took great care of them with their all-you-can-eat buffet and (my favorite) 100′s of pop choices until we got there to SURPRISE her with the news she was being whisked away for a Mommy Makeover! Audra’s husband had kept the makeover a secret so she was shocked when we walked up with the Channel 6 camera crew!
Audra was greeted by her personal shopper in Plato’s Closet with a HUGE pile of clothes to try on! She headed to the dressing rooms and came out with several looks to take home! She walked away with 3 complete looks, each at a steal of a price!
Steve Madden heels $16
Blowfish boots $16
Nicole Miller tank $8
Maurices tank $8
Dickies Pants $12
Hot pink scarf $5
Lia Sophia necklace $8
Gold knot necklace $8
Stoosh blazer $14
Mossimo tank $5
Forever 21 short sleeve $6
by Tina Carter, Hair Innovator at Pure Hair Studio
Audra had not colored her hair for years, so Tina had a blank canvas to work with! Tina decided to take Audra’s hair a couple shades darker with a rich chocolate brown. She also added a few accent golden highlights around her face for some soft reflects. Although Audra was up for anything with her cut, Tina really liked the length that she had. It fit her face shape well worked well in her lifestyle. By Tina removing some bulk around the bottom with layers, it became a haircut with more life and bounce. Audra fights with frizz on a daily basis. Tina recommended Davines Love Smooth shampoo and conditioner. Regular use of these will cut down frizz, it is one of Pure’s top sellers, along with Oi. Use of Oi (a light weight oil made with Roucou Oil) on wet and dry hair will guarantee less frizz and healthier looking and feeling hair. Audra looks amazing! She will just need to refresh her base color in 10 weeks and trim the ends for easy maintenance.
by Jacqueline Graham, Youngblood Make-Up Artist & Midwest Educator at Pure Hair Studio
The first thing Jacqueline noticed about Audra was her piercing blue eyes! Jacqueline knew that she wanted to make this her focal point. Jacqueline started with YB’s primer in Audra’s T-zone, and then lightly buffed on our loose minerals all over her face. Since Audra has a dryer skin type, Jacqueline blotted a small amount of liquid foundation under her eyes and in her t-zone to give her a refreshed look. Then Jacqueline used a bronzer at her high points to warm up the skin & a coral cheek. Then she used an eye pencil as a base, and used a beautiful golden brown all over her lid, highlighted under her brow and lined her eyes with a gel liner. After lightly filling in Audra’s brows and adding mascara it was time for her lips. Jacqueline chose a gorgeous matte rose color which really made Audra’s eyes sparkle. To see more details of this look, check out Pure Hair Studio’s Tumblr!
There’s no better way to end the Mommy Makeover than with a massage from Nelson Chiropractic! We love Nelson Chiropractic’s enthusiasm to make the moms (and their families) in our community feel better! Save the date to celebrate at their office on October 7th at 5:30 for an Expecting Expo we’ll be a part of!
And the great news? We’re giving away another Mommy Makeover! There are six ways you can enter this month! The Mommy Makeover will take place in the Quad Cities (Iowa/Illinois) on October 21, 2013.
*One entry per person per method of entry. Be sure to enter a separate comment for each method of entry (one comment for Facebook, one comment for Twitter, etc.). This way you can enter up to six times!
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! (for example, have your friends comment, “Lynn S. sent me!”)
3. TWITTER: Tweet about this giveaway (use the button below)– just copy and paste this message into your tweet “Hey! @QCMomsBlog is giving away a Mommy Makeover! http://wp.me/p234PX-2Tx”
4. FACEBOOK: Share this post on your Facebook wall (tag @QuadCityMomsBlog in your status)! Use the button below!
5. PINTEREST: Pin Audra’s makeover on Pinterest! Use the button below!
6. PLAYGROUP: Register for our October 7th Playgroup! https://
Giveaway ends Wednesday, October 9, 2013. Winner is chosen randomly and will be announced here as soon as they’ve accepted the prize. Good luck, everyone!
Quad City Moms Blog partnered with local businesses to help put the Mommy Makeover together. As part of the makeover, we received cash payment, a gift, or something else of value to write this post. All words and opinions are ours.