I was just looking for a free highlight job when I saw on one of my mommy boards that a national mom blog was seeking a makeover subject. I put my name in the hat, and soon I was a finalist, and then the chosen one for a Mom.me Mommy Makeover.
The makeover team, from stylist to coordinator, were top-notch professionals. The prep for the makeover and photo shoot was intensive, as was the actual makeover process. I felt like I was back in my film product days – early call time, no breaks for lunch, hustle and hurry from hair to make-up to wardrobe.
After all was said and done to me, the end result was … not what I expected, but a great experience and worthwhile, especially to have met and worked with the team. I learned a few fashion lessons – to not fear my curves, go bolder, accessorize, and some grooming tips – shape my brows, let my hair be messy, and in general, dress the part and you will feel it.
I’ve maintained some of the look I was given. I’ve worn the clothes (yes, they let me keep them!), and I got some The Joey Healy Elite Sculpting Tweezers to maintain my brows, and I am accessorizing more. I did however wash out the color from my hair. I’ve been a blond all my life, and the dark hair just didn’t feel like me. I’m also letting it grow out, as I like my hair longer. But it was worth a try at least once in my life to be brunette, or auburn as it were.
The story on the site was a bit embarrassing. I think I oversold my “poor me” story, as I sound like a sad sack. I do have my ups and downs as I search for a new job, but my outlook is not so grim as it sounds in the article. I really did want the highlights. Little did I know they would be auburn!
Thanks again to Mom.me for the makeover. They have an awesome site.