"I could do with a hair cut”. Those were the exact thoughts that ran through my mind when I heard the ad on MoreFM for the 2008 Beauty and Beyond Extreme Makeover. Never in my wildest dreams did I think that I would win a place in the final four or have the experience of a lifetime.
I had no idea that the competition was such a huge deal until I was interviewed by Nicole and Kellie. A new hairdo, maybe a new outfit and a touch of makeup – that would have made my day. But, in fact, what was about to happen to me was something bigger and better than that.
I was ecstatic to find out I had won a place in the final four – nothing like an interview on the radio to bring out the nerves. Almost straight away I was thrust into the excitement that was the competition.
The next eight weeks were a mixture of consultations, treatments, interviews, photographs, workouts, healthy eating and shopping trips. I truly felt as though I was being worked on from the inside out. After putting myself near the bottom of the pile for so long, I was shown how to feel like a woman again!
Everything that I received from this experience – from the tips on how to eat healthy to the amazing Gly-C treatments that I received on my skin – I am truly thankful for and will continue to use from this day forward.
In fact, as soon as my facial treatments were over, I bought a kit of the products that were used – why would I go back to using products that were drying my skin when I knew that I could have a healthy glow. In fact, I even went out and bought myself some makeup – something that hasn’t been seen on my skin for a number of years. It is amazing how even a touch of lip gloss makes you feel beautiful.
The day of the big reveal is something that I can honestly say will stay with me forever. I had no idea that I could look and feel so amazing. But I can!
Not only was I lucky to receive an amazing new hair cut from the makeover, but I also received a new outlook on life!