I am super excited to bring you today's
As many of you know, I conduct Beauty Boot Camps where women fly in and spend about 36 hours with and get a complete makeover, from wardrobe to makeup. Just a few weeks ago, in January, I held a bootcamp in Charlotte, NC and 3 women flew in to be made over!!!!!
This week I am featuring ONE of those women. You will meet the other 2 very soon. I've had requests from some readers wanting to know,
"What's it like to come to Bootcamp????"
Well today you're going to find out!
Meet Jeanie Skillings!
Here's a couple of BEFORE pics...one is of me checking some colors during her analysis...here ya go:
And now take a look at Jeanie AFTER bootcamp:
What do you think of this Hot Mama??????
One of the main things I did for Jeanie was help her understand her style...and that she's GOT style. She was also wearing her makeup too orange (lips especially) so I toned down her makeup. Then my assistant, Sherry Long, got to her hair!
And then I got to her wardrobe and brought out a stylish woman who was just waiting to be unleashed!
Here's what Jeanie had to say:
A few months back, my best friend asked me to do something with her to celebrate her 55th birthday. Since we do almost everything together and since I am almost always ready to go somewhere, I gave her a “blanket” yes-you bet and sat back waiting for her to let me know what to pack. Several weeks went by, when she came to me with the idea of attending Shari’s boot camp.
For the first time in our friendship of 20 plus years, I felt like saying
First of all, anything that uses the words “boot camp” in its description, can’t be good. I calmed down and she gave me all the info and then I became paranoid.
Was she doing this because she thought I was in such bad shape that professional help was needed?
Had my family put her up to this?
Would I step off the plane and Shari turn and run out of the airport screaming
“I can only do so much”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Would there be a refund check in our hotel with a sympathy card? My best friend assured me that she wanted to do this to get a new, updated, professional look and she simply wanted me to come along. So I did.
And we had a blast!!!!!!!!!
I fully expected to be “picked” apart and that I would be expected to adopt a fashion style just because it was a more current fashion style, It wasn’t that way at all.
Shari and her assistant, Sherry ( not at all like Daryl and Daryl) truly want to help you be the best “YOU”.
By learning what my fashion personality type is, what
colors look best on me and why, my shape and proportions, the importance of the
and so much more, shopping became much easier and much less frustrating.
I have much more direction.
I learned of some things I was doing wrong. I thought I was a warm and I am soft. I learned to try a few things that I never thought I would like “skinny” jeans. I love the 16 points rule. I loved that I didn’t have to wait until I had lost 50 lbs, or until I grow taller, lose my double chin or have lipo to look more fashionable and put together.
Shari always stressed to view ourselves through the eyes of God and to view our own beauty as beautiful.
It was a tremendously uplifting two days, with some really great people.
It was truly worth every penny.
We did have a snow storm during the two days we were there, which could have been a big bummer, but Shari had it under control. We made it to the mall, since it was right next to the hotel, and pretty much had it to ourselves to shop. We sat in the dressing rooms while Shari and Sherry brought us things to try on.
It was definitely a “pretty woman” moment...
Ohhhhh Jeanie, we loved hearing your story and Sherry and I LOVED helping you find a new YOU!!!!
So girls, what do you think? Wanna come to bootcamp????
Give her some love!!!!!!
P.S. If you haven't yet "liked" the Fashion Meets Faith page on Facebook, make sure you do that because I have a link there to the event I did at Arizona State University last week and you can see all the pics....fun, fun.
I'm currently in Los Angles, in fact, it's 3am here and just spoke tonight to a room full of fashion consultants as I'm their speaker for the week at their twice yearly training. What a privilege to meet everyone here! But I couldn't go to bed without bringing you JEANIE's Makeover!
I appreciate all of you so much,