Elane’s Makeover

Many of you have been asking if we’d post pictures of Elane’s makeover from our last subscriber giveaway, and today is the day!  Elane was such a great sport about everything.  We took her shopping, and Melessa cut her hair, did her makeup, and shot some fantastic photos.  Elane has always been beautiful, but it was so fun to play and learn some different makeup and style tips from Melessa (and have some really great girl time)!

Elane Before…


We asked Elane to write some of her thoughts on her transformation, and she delegated the task to her wonderfully talented 16-year-old daughter, Hannah, who  wrote a rap for us!

OOOOOO Dang! *snaps fingers in Z formation* I was feeling struttalicious*, positively delicious, and also, you know, slightly terrified…

“What have I gotten myself into?” this phrase repeated itself over and over, especially when the scissors started snipping, when the camera clicked, when clothing came on, when makeup was applied…when I was transformed.

Makeovers, a simple idea and all the more revealing and uncovering because of it. In order to be “reinvented” layers need to be taken off (clothing/makeup), barriers need to be cracked (self image/personal views on one’s body); that part of the process was difficult. It’s hard to be confident when clothing won’t fit, when your long blonde hair is cut. However, even Cinderella didn’t get her gown until her previous layers were torn.

I’m incredibly thankful for this experience, it was wonderfully building and empowering to have a chance to change for the better in a positive way. I never could have undergone something like this on my own.

I learned so much, and now my youngest daughter (16) is asking me to help her vamp her style. At this point in time I’m overwhelmed with gratitude and thankfulness for Melessa and Laura’s help.  They were incredibly kind and supportive, and having them there made the whole experience a blast.

*Definition of struttalicious (strutt-ah-lish-us): to ooze confidence, sassiness and sexiness, preferably while strutting about in a new outfit. (Word invented by Hannah Teasdale.)

And here’s Elane after!






Click on the hyperlink to see our video of Elane’s makeover!

It was our pleasure to give Elane her makeover, and now it’s time for our next SUBSCRIBER GIVEAWAY!  We have put together another drool-worthy box of Our Favorite Things.  They’re a perfect pick-me-up during the hectic holiday season! We’ll give you a sneak peak tomorrow…

Want in?  Just enter your email and click SUBSCRIBE (if you haven’t already) in the top right corner of the screen on your computer, or just below the Comments box if you’re on your mobile device.  We’ll announce a winner on Tuesday, so hop to it!  Good luck!

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  • Elane
    December 1, 2016 at 7:36 am

    Whew……nothing like seeing your pics up on a blog. LOL. Thanks Ladies!!!

    • Laura and Melessa
      December 1, 2016 at 8:44 am

      Thank YOU, Elane, for being so great through the whole crazy process! 🙂

      • Elane
        December 1, 2016 at 5:42 pm

        Thanks Laura and Melessa for being patient with a non-shopping and picture woman. That was a real step outside my comfort zone. Thanks for EVERYTHING!

  • Sonya Payne
    December 1, 2016 at 7:47 am

    Nailed it ladies…Elaine you just turned up your already beautiful self.

    • Laura and Melessa
      December 1, 2016 at 8:45 am

      Thanks, Sonya! Elane has always been gorgeous–this was easy!

  • Heather Lindsay
    December 1, 2016 at 8:17 am

    The always beautiful Elane! Great pictures!

    • Laura and Melessa
      December 1, 2016 at 8:46 am

      Thanks, Heather!

    • Elane
      December 1, 2016 at 5:41 pm

      Thanks Heather.

  • Anonymous
    December 1, 2016 at 9:07 am

    STRUTTALICIOUS indeed! You look fabulous Elane! Great work ladies!

  • Rebecca Matheson
    December 1, 2016 at 9:08 am

    STRUTTALICIOUS indeed! You look fabulous Elane! Great job ladies!

    • Elane
      December 1, 2016 at 5:39 pm

      Hannah loves that you used her word. Rebecca. Thanks

  • Denise Hogan
    December 1, 2016 at 9:28 am

    Sooooo fun to see this! It would have been pretty tough to improve on Elane’s natural beauty. These fun, new ideas made her even more beautiful & glamorous! Love the hair, makeup, clothes and photos. I’ve tried the video but it says it’s not available–will it be in the near future? It will be fun to see.

    • Elane
      December 1, 2016 at 5:41 pm

      Thanks Denise.

  • Sarah Jean
    December 1, 2016 at 9:38 am

    ooh i love makeovers! She didn’t need it but it’s fun to get a new look sometimes and she looks great!

  • Lillian Soza
    December 1, 2016 at 10:01 am

    Beautiful!!! I love the pale blue top on you Elane! The fit and color are lovely on you!

    • Elane
      December 1, 2016 at 5:40 pm

      Thanks Lillian. I have never worn blue much that was a huge change.

  • Ash @ Spit Up and Sit Ups
    December 1, 2016 at 12:58 pm

    Elane looks fantastic!!!

    • Elane
      December 1, 2016 at 5:47 pm

      Thanks! It was a learning curve for someone who was stuck in the 80’s LOL

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