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What It's Like To Win A Makeover! My Story...

Updated on November 27, 2014
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SheilaSchnauzies is a Miniature Schnauzer rescuer, writer, crochet designer, gardener, crafter, wife, mom & friend living in Omaha, NE.

I Won A Fabulous Makeover!

About a month ago, I got a very exciting email telling me that I was one of three winners of our local Channel 3's "Sizzling Summer Makeover" contest on the Morning Blend Show! The prizes included custom made dresses from e-Shakti.com, a hair makeover by Garbo's Salon in Omaha, accessories from The Laurel Tree, professional photography, and last but not least an appearance for the big reveal on the Morning Blend Show! The show aired on July 26, 2013. If you couldn't catch it live, you can watch it online anytime at the link below.

This prize couldn't have come at a better time in my life. I've just finished going through major facial surgery for malignant Melanoma (see link to that story below) and to be honest, it struck quite a blow. I've always taken a lot of pride in my appearance but a 5" scar on your face will do a number on anybody's self image!

It's amazing to me how excited my family and friends have been about this little project! Everybody has such great ideas and input, and they've all been very encouraging.

I've been a certified image consultant for almost 25 years now with Beauticontrol Cosmetics, and have done makeovers on countless women. So at first I just thought "Wow! Cool prizes!" But something happened after the hair makeover at Garbo's. I DID feel different! I did feel better! And I thought, "Why not just let these folks have at me and see what they can do!"

Here's a before and after photo of my hair at Garbo's Salon Regency in Omaha.

I Went With The Polka Dots!

My Favorite Fashion Solutions From Amazon! - My Hand Picks!

Pair of Khaki Elastic Armbands to Hold Up Long Sleeves, Adjustable Shirt Garter
Pair of Khaki Elastic Armbands to Hold Up Long Sleeves, Adjustable Shirt Garter

Tired of sleeves that won't stay in place when you roll them up? Sleeve bands allow you to push up your sleeves and hold them in place all day!

 

At 6:30 this morning, minutes before I was to leave for Garbo's Salon for hair and makeup before the show, I was still agonizing over which dress to wear! In the end, I went with the polka dot dress which truly feels the most "me" and out the door I went (with the other dress finalist in my tote bag!)

I never had time after that to change or give it a second thought. I decided to keep mostly quiet about my opinions on makeup, hair and accessories, and let them do what they would for the show. It was interesting to see what they decided!

Here are we three winners posing for group shots after the TV filming. They were such nice gals and we had a great time hanging out together today!

Arriving Home After The Hair Makeover

Arriving Home After The Hair Makeover
Arriving Home After The Hair Makeover

What Do You Think Of My Makeover Results? - Come On, You Can Tell Me!

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Which Dress To Wear... Decisions, Decisions!

Which Dress To Wear... Decisions, Decisions!
Which Dress To Wear... Decisions, Decisions!

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Dritz 1/2  Inch Foam Dolman Shoulder Pads
Dritz 1/2 Inch Foam Dolman Shoulder Pads

If you have small shoulders like I do, you need the lift that a shoulder pad provides. Just pop these on and you're set!

 

The End Of My Big Day...

Snapped this to remember as I was leaving the TV station. I really loved the necklace, earrings, and especially the blingy bracelet cuff from The Laurel Tree!

What Melanoma Did To Me... Here I Am A Few Days After The Surgery & Reconstruction

What Melanoma Did To Me... Here I Am A Few Days After The Surgery & Reconstruction
What Melanoma Did To Me... Here I Am A Few Days After The Surgery & Reconstruction

Face By Dr. Ronald Hollins Of Village Point Aesthetic Surgical Images!

Thanks, doc, for giving me back my face after the Melanoma surgery! You're the best!

Trying On One Of The New Dresses... It Was Like Christmas!

Trying On One Of The New Dresses... It Was Like Christmas!
Trying On One Of The New Dresses... It Was Like Christmas!
Indian Paisley Satin Silk Poncho Scarf Womens India Clothing (Red, One size)
Indian Paisley Satin Silk Poncho Scarf Womens India Clothing (Red, One size)

Having one of those days where anything you put on looks boring? Toss on this silk poncho over just about anything and you'll feel pretty instantly!

 

All content SheilaSchnauzies 2013.

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