Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Beauty Boot Camp Before and Afters!

Wow! It's December already and I missed a whole month of blogging. Gracious! I apologize for leaving you hanging and I appreciate so many of you for emailing me to check on me. It's wonderful to feel so loved! I really, really appreciate that more than you know, so thank you.

 The last time I blogged, it was the week before our first ever Beauty Boot Camp Makeover Retreat. Can I just tell you how amazing that was? Seriously, of all the things I get to do, that was definetely at the top of my list. We had 35 amazing women attend from 10 different states. Our Fashion Team consisited of 4 women, PLUS an amazing photographer and a bra fitter-extraordinaire! So all in all, we had 42 women in attendance at the Springmaid Beach Resort in Myrtle Beach.

I posted a lot of pictures on the Fashion Meets Faith Facebook Page so be sure and take a look at them. You will love seeing the Before and After Hair Makeovers that were done by our fabulous Sherry Long, Hair Guru. She has such a knack for cutting and styling hair with a beautiful heart for the Lord, too. Make sure you jump over there and see them. Here's a couple to wet your appetite.

This is Sue BEFORE

This is Sue AFTER!

Here is Emily BEFORE

Here is Emily AFTER!

This is Nancy BEFORE

And this is Nancy AFTER!

WOW! Are they AMAZING or what?????? We had such a blast. We spent the weekend teaching the campers what their very best look is. We helped them see themselves as beautiful, no matter their size or shape. We laughed and cried and laughed some more. Some shopped till they dropped. Many got new bras!  Donna taught everyone how to transform their closet when they got home! Jill led us in devo's about inner beauty. Megan took a gazillion pictures of everyone. Sara measured everyone for the proper bra. Sherry cut and styled hair. And I got to teach about all things fashion related. We even learned about makeup. If it had to do with beauty, whether inner or outer, we learned about it. It was so much fun. Here's some more pics:

All of us!

Devo time!

Kelly the Rock Star!

Talk, talk, talk!

It was beyond amazing!

And because of that we have scheduled

4 more BootCamps for 2012!
  • March 23-25 Pigeon Forge, TN
  • June 8-10 in Florida (city TBA)
  • September 14-16 in Texas (city TBA)
  • November 2-4 Coeur d'Alene, ID
At the last Boot Camp, we realized that in order for everyone to get the attention they deserve, my grand plans of having 100 women was crazy so we are
 limiting it to 40 women
at each camp.

Prices and Registration will be available January 1st so if you see a location you want to attend, make sure you register as soon as it becomes available because we will close registration as soon as it hits maximum capacity of 40 women.

November was such a busy month for me and I thought December was going to allow for a break but God had different plans for me. For one, I completely lost my voice after Boot Camp. I had to go on bed and body rest for a week only to finish out the month with several more speaking engagements AND CIC training (where I train women to do what I do.) My voice, honestly, still isn't back completely. I squeak alot!

I also took on a new Fashion Editor position of WHOA magazine. If you're not familiar with it yet, you will be! It is going national in January as they just signed contracts with Target and Walmart and many grocery stores so you'll start to see it when you check out at these places. Make sure you pick up a copy and see me among the editors at the beginning of the mag!!!!! hahahah!!!!

I will have a 6 page Fashion Layout in the January issue (quarterly magazine), so make sure you pick up a copy or subscribe to it. It is considered among many as the
Christian Cosmo!

Supermodel Kim Alexis is the Health Editor (did you know she's a Christian?) Kerri Pomerelli is the comedy/fun editor, Joel Olsteen's sister is the spirit editor and there is much more.
Right now you can get a subscription at full price and a second one at half price, what a great gift for the fashionista in your life! Click on this link.

Sooo sister girls, I pray you are doing well. This is a very busy time of year and I know for so many of us (me included) it brings back memories of lost loved ones and it can be sad. But then all we have to think about is JESUS and what he did for us!!!!!!!

Praising Him always and forever!

Soooo my fashionista friends, I pray this week is well for you and that you are getting done what needs to be done and releasing that which can't get done. Make some cookies and spend time with your kids. My tree isn't even up yet! But TONIGHT is the night!

LOVE ALL OF YOU!!!!! Thank you for being my friends,



The Calm of His Presence said...

So glad to see you back Shari! I've missed you! Taking a break from my busy schedule today to make homemade granola with my daughter :). Love this time of year.


Anonymous said...

FYI....Your click on this link just takes you to I did a search to find WHOA is the link to subscribe Thanks for writing again!!! Been missing it!!

Anonymous said...

Welcome back, Shari!

I'm glad I took a moment to check and see if you had posted again.=)

I look forward to seeing that magazine in stores. I remember you looking for someone interested in a Christian fashion magazine. Praise God for giving you another desire of your heart!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Diana C.

Cindy Finley said...

Glad you're back and that Boot Camp was so successful! What fun!

~Brenda said...

Happy to see you back posting and wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas!

Cindy H. said...


I'm so excited to hear you are coming to Texas!!! Think about East Texas for the event. There are many beautiful venues.
I cannot wait to hear more!!