|The Fagg girls are HAWT!
When I have a brand new hairdo
With my eyelashes all in curl,
I float as the clouds on air do,
I enjoy being a girl!*
Number ten on my 101 in 1001 days is to have a professional makeup job.
Pampering myself usually means that I got up in enough time to wear matching socks. Aside from washing and re twisting my hair, I tend to neglect how I look. As I struggle to accept this out of shape body and ill fitting clothes (shakes fist at Ben & Jerry) most days it’s a relief to get dressed and be comfortable. When I’m feeling fancy I may slap on some nail polish only to nibble it off as I stress about work, The Bee or something else.
Jo-Lynne invited me to attend the Philly Face to Face Therapon event and I almost considered saying no. I thought a glamour day would be wasted on me but after three days of lugging around 70 pounds worth of books I was ready for some pampering.
It was so nice to meet up with some fellow bloggers in real life. We chatted about everything from our kids to acupuncture with some social media questions sprinkled in (I got the skinny on a few apps that are fun to play with). There was a spread of food that was so yummy! The buffet provided was healthy, yummy and yes, I did eat about three (five) cannoli.
I was nervous about my manicure. My nails and cuticles are a hot bitten mess and are usually adorned with some scuzzy, chipped black polish. The manicurist (my apologies! I did not get her name) who did my nails assured me that my nails were fine and she cleaned and shaped them before a relaxing hand massage. The ladies from Spring Nails were efficient, professional and made me feel very relaxed during my service. After the manicure, we were treated to massages.
|My nails are NOT black!
My conference yielded a great book haul but my poor back suffered. I was so sore Friday night and Saturday morning that my bed was my best friend. The idea of the massage was wonderful but I was nervous about the masseuse being able to feel that darned reshaping garment I had under my clothes. All of my fears melted away as my back and neck were firmly manipulated to release all of the tension I was feeling.
|Me as usual
Photo courtesy of Jo-Lynne Shane
A facial by Christina, the consultant from Theraderm, was next. I’ve been trying to keep my face and neck moisturized in fear of the dreaded turkey neck and have been keeping a look out for t he next thing to help keep me glowing. I’ve been using other cleansers and while my face feels and looks good I don’t feel like I have that glow. Christina used the Theraderm system on my face and as she rubbed the cleanser in I could feel a slight tingle. With the rinse and moisturizer my face was so bright, clear and soft. Oh my, how soft! I couldn’t stop feeling myself up!
Finally it was time for the makeup. As a kid I used to covet those huge makeup kits sold in Drug Emporium and the one time Mom relented and let us get a kit Buffy and I made up our faces to resemble a circus clown. As an adult my skills were not better. I would Kohl my eyes complete with the Cleopatra swipe and paint my lips with Fashion Fair in an attempt to look “mature.” All fears of looking like a fading starlet went away after meeting Ornella. She does make-up at the Ulta store in Exton and was patient and explained everything, going through each step as she applied product and the technique she used. She even wrote down everything she used so that could recreate the look!
Everything about the event was elegant yet simple. The hotel was cozy and comfortable and the conversation was wonderful.
|The Glam ladies of Philly Social Media Moms
Photo Courtesy of Jo-Lynne Shane
Thank you again to Theraderm, Ulta Beauty, Spring Nails and all of the wonderful sponsors for helping me realize that “Me Time” is NOT a bad phrase and is such a wonderful experience! I also have to give a shout out to Jo-Lynne for putting together such a fantastic afternoon.
|The Day after.
Enjoying being a girl,
r’s note: This event was free and I was not required to blog in exchange for participating. I enjoyed the experience and wanted to share.