Just weeks ago, I had one of the most amazing opportunities at BlogHer.
Back in May, I wrote a post called Help Me, Mom’s Fashion Files. The amazing ladies over at Mom’s Fashion Files were going to give 12 lucky bloggers a makeover while at BlogHer. Seeing as I wear pretty much the same “Mom” outfit every day, I jumped all over this!
To my surprise, I was actually picked to receive a makeover and be revealed at a Secret Style Suite Party!
The makeover was scheduled for Saturday afternoon. We were being treated like rock stars, as the makeover suite was on the rooftop of the San Diego Hard Rock Hotel. There were amazing views!
The suite was buzzing with energy and I while I was super nervous, I found it hard to stay nervous. Excitement took over and all of the ladies that helped me get really were so sweet and so fun!
I got to take some fun “Before” pictures and give a little interview on why I was excited to be made over.
I was able to choose from 3 beautiful dresses at Kiyonna, with the help of lovely Alicia. I tried on two different dresses, but we all instantly agreed that the Black Scalloped Boudoir Lace Dress was the one for me.
Then, I was off to get my makeup done by celebrity makeup artist Tia Dantzler, who was there courtesy of Johnson’s Baby. Tia and I instantly clicked. She definitely made me very relaxed as I get very panicky when people come near my eyes. For the first time in my life, I wore false eyelashes. It was a very strange feeling, but the after effect? WOW! So many people were telling me that evening that my eyes were popping!
Then it was on to hair, thanks to San Diego’s hottest salon, Detour Salon!
Then, I got to choose some unbelievably high heels, thanks to Payless Shoes. See my face? I don’t wear high heels often!
So, are you ready for the big reveal?
Don’t mind the blinding white legs, which I talked about in a recent “What I Wore Wednesday” post. Why didn’t I think of a spray tan before coming to California?!
But what do you think? I am going to have to say that I look fabulous! They did an AMAZING job with my makeover!
Later that evening, I attended the Secret Style Suite party! It was outside, on the rooftop of the San Diego Hard Rock Hotel, and this is where myself and the other 11 lucky bloggers had our “big reveal”.
I was incredibly nervous to walk the Pink Carpet, but I had an amazing pep talk from Andrea and then she pushed me out there!
I really shouldn’t have been nervous. I should have had more faith in my fellow bloggers, because they clapped, screamed and whistled for me as I walked the Pink Carpet. That made me feel amazing!
The party was amazing! Classy, yet FUN, we had delicious food, yummy drinks and I even got a feather in my hair!
I also won a Windows Phone! Yeah!
A huge thanks goes out to the amazing sponsors of the makeover and the Secret Style Suite Party!
Also, thanks to Bella Diva Photography for being an awesome paparazzi!
Disclosure: During the course of my makeover, I received a dress from Kiyonna, undergarments from Bali, a handbag from Namaste, nail polish from Scotch Naturals, Johnson’s Baby Products, Payless Shoes, and a bag from Land’s End filled with amazing products like swimsuits and more. All thoughts and opinions are my own.