To say my Mam was thrilled is an absolute understatement. She spent the week before the makeover on the blower to her nearest and dearest fretting about every last detail from what she should wear to the event and how she would look after it, etc etc. I may or may not have started to regret entering her…
Fast forward to last Sunday morning when I collected my mam and my nanny at 10.30am and we set of for the city. (Incidentally both of them had forgotten the clocks had gone back and as a result Nan was at 8.30am Mass and Mam was standing at the door cursing me for being late at 9.35am; this my friends is what happens when you don’t watch the telly-box or surf the net or listen to the blippin radio!)
Once we arrived mam was brought up on stage for her makeover to begin. They started with her hair and Mam duly started to panic. Her pride and joy is her hair. It’s naturally a gorgeous shade of red (see here for an identical shade and a mass of gorgeous curls). Naturally enough we all want what we cant have, so Mam dyes it blonde regularly and straightens it to within an inch of its life on a daily basis. I can’t point the finger though as I am known as Aunt Sally amongst some members of my family (I am quite the fan of a birra blusher). The hairstylist whipped out the curling tongs and I thought Mam was going to have a coronary right there in front of the whole RDS. A big thumbs up from me seemed to reassure her somewhat. Thank feck!
Once the stylists had gently curled mams hair she was off to have her makeup done. This took all of 15 minutes and from what I could tell the makeup artist used products from Estee Lauder. It was quite hard to see and they were so busy I never did get to speak to them. Once the makeup was done Mam was whisked backstage ready to change into her new clothes. She re-emerged after a lengthy fashion show which showcased Debenhams ladies winter collections. (see photos further on below)
So as you can see Mam looked fabulous. She had a great day and got to keep the lovely dress and was also lucky enough to get a copy of Sonya and Brendan’s new book which will hopefully keep her on the right track style-wise. She also got to meet both of the stars and couldn’t say enough nice things about them. The whole day really boosted her self confidence and she was delighted to show off her look to the rest of the family later that evening.
As mam was finished quite early we all decided to explore what else the Ideal Home show had to offer. Myself, Kat and my Nanny were lucky enough to get the chance to have our makeup done by the lovely Keira from The Makeup Crew. I finally learned how to pull off contouring correctly, Kat had her eyebrows done a bit darker than she usually wears them (& they looked amaze-balls) and my Nanny wore eyeliner for the first time since her wedding 45+ odd years ago! Result! Have a goo at the photos below. (Nan was camera shy!)
All in all we had a brilliant day out. Thanks once again to Aisling and Kirstie over at Beaut.ie, The Bulmers Light Crew and the lovely Keira