Journalist. Mother. Bunny enthusiast. Pop culture junkie.

Journalist. Mother. Bunny enthusiast. Pop culture junkie.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Makeover Weekend

I am really, really happy I decided to blog about my weight issues.

I was not expecting to stumble upon a treasure trove of advice and support. I knew I had the coolest blogging buddies in the world, but I still wasn't expecting so much information. You guys are AWESOME!! Basically, it looks like I need to lay off the junk food as much as I can, drink a lot of water, eat a lot of fruit, and exercise at least 30 minutes a day on average.

I am going to be contacting a few of you through e-mail for more tips. I am really excited about starting this little journey. ;)

To boost my self confidence and give me some beauty lessons, Kerrie came over Saturday night and gave me a spring makeover. It was an unexpected surprise!

I am totally stealing these photos she put on her facebook page, so I hope she doesn't mind. Hahaha! (Thanks, Kerrie).

It was a lovely night. In addition to the makeover, we watched a Woody Allen movie, ate pizza, drank wine, and talked about boys.

This is a photo of me before the makeover:




and....


This is me after the makeover.




(A closeup of Kerrie's artistry)



What do you think?? I was pretty pleased with the result. Kerrie's makeup always looks so flawless and she always looks so gorgeous, so I knew I was in good hands.

The artist, herself.




Rian gave his seal of approval.




And of course, what Kerrie post would be complete without a bff photo?!



I hope all of you had a great weekend! xoxo

57 comments:

Hope said...

Awww, you look so gorgeous! LOVE the makeup and the dress! xoxo

Melanie's Randomness said...

I missed your weight loss post, I can't wait to go read it & get some tips too. I've been trying so hard to get it started maybe this'l help!! =)

Ever girl could use a make-over & a girls night. You look so happy in that photo & omg your skin looks so flawless & you got a great shine to ya! She does great work. I didn't know you had a nose ring!! I like it!

Glad your smiling dear!

Barry said...

Jen you are a beautiful, amazing woman and friend. You know I've always said this. It's great to see that incredible smile of yours again. ♥

Sandy and I are always around. If you're looking for tips Sandy's been doing great with her fitness and I know she'd be happy to chat with you.

I'm so glad you had a good weekend.

xoxo

Elle said...

Awesome makeover - the makeup really looks fabulous but so natural! Sounds like a fun night with a friend too - I haven't had a girls night in forever!

Cheryl Clarke said...

oh so happy for you. i can't wait to read about your new weight loss routines! you should definitely keep us posted on your wonderful and exciting journey. :)

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Nishant said...

I missed your weight loss post,
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Charmalade said...

I've been so shamefully behind on my blog reading, that I don't know what's going on anymore! It's a relief that I caught up a bit on your blog because now I can wish you all the goodwill I can! I don't want to say luck, since luck is something you give someone when they need it. :)

Toast with Charmalade

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Love the summery look and the best part of course is the attitude that seems to be shining through. If we can be of any help, let us know!

Savvy Gal said...

I love this makeover. You look fab....

JUST ME said...

Here's another tip: WHEAT GRASS.

I can't *stand* drinking it, so I recommend going to a health food store and seeing if they have all-natural wheat grass tablets. I take about 5 in the morning and 5 in the afternoon...since starting I've been much less likely to snack during the afternoon. It's the fiber and all the other magical stuff in it...

Nads said...

I so love the makeover!!! You look amazing.!! And I hope you lose weight I too am hoping to lose the unnecessary fat in 2 months. :)

Hope Chella said...

You're so cute and that sounds like my kind of girls night :) Pizza, wine, makeup, boy talk and Woody Allen!!!! Wowser :D xoxo

kristiyana shinta said...

yuuhhuuu,, you're so pretty,,
the make over is quiet exelent,,
good job girls!

blackecstasy said...

love ur make up! :)
xx
yudia aiiu
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Vintage Vixen said...

You look stunning!
Vix
xxx

Sydnie said...

You look beautiful! That dress is so flattering. But darling, the makeup looks so good because you are naturally gorgeous! Anything would look amazing on you!

Sydnie
www.takemeouttotherunway.blogspot.com

Sherin said...

Brilliant makeover! You look so pretty. And your hair/make up came out great. I love the little quiff at the front of your hair.

Keith said...

Hello. I hope this finds you doing well. I've been on a blogging hiatus since the beginning of the year, so it's been quite some time since I've been around to visit some blogs. I'm back from my break now. I wanted to make sure to visit your blog. I enjoyed checking out the latest posts on your blog. Great job. I'm back blogging now myself. I hope you'll take a look at what I'm doing. Thanks. Take care. Have a great week.

Liya said...

girl you look FAB!!!
and good luck with the weight loss, i'm confident you'll be successful and look even more gorg than you already do :)

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Sarah from 20somethingcupcakes said...

You look fabulous in the makeover, and I'm sure there's only more to come! I also wanted to show you some of my eating tricks and tips:

http://www.20somethingcupcakes.com/2010/03/eat-drink-and-be-skinny/

Please feel free to reach out to me if you ever need any advice or anything else! I'd love to help! xxSAS

daisychain said...

you are so gorgeous! I love your post make over dress!

Clare said...

You look lovely! Good luck with your weight loss, I think you're going about it the right way!

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Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

You look beautiful! I love the small hair poof- I often pull my bangs back like that :)

Mimi said...

you look fantastic! :D

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Tenshi Style said...

I think these are the most important things you need to do while dieting.So,best of luck to you in this journey.Nice makeover your friend is really talented and love the hairstyle.
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Couture Carrie said...

You look so gorgeous, darling!
Love your makeup and dress!

xoxox,
CC

Tights Lover said...

Great makeover photos...you look gorgeous (not that you didn't before ;))!

Glad to hear you started running. Would love to hear how it's going! Its tough at the beginning, but it becomes a good stress reliever, and can give you more energy. Got another run, myself, tomorrow. Good luck!

Leah said...

Great to know that you're doing better... keep it up girl... don't lose the motivation.

And look what a simple make-over and hanging out with dear friends can do to uplift your mood... you look gorgeous. xoxo

Iva said...

so sweet Jennifer! You have a great BFF! she did a beautiful job...but she had a beautiful person to work on! :) lovely dress! Hope you are having a nice day!

Leia said...

Good luck on your weight loss journey! You look FANTASTIC after your make-over (and before...), you are such a beautiful girl <3

Clare said...

Thanks! I love the make over you look fabulous.

Green tea is also really good for weight lose. Good luck with your journey i think i will be starting a healthy eating plan myself pretty soon.

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Mina said...

I am so happy you've decided to really go on this weight loss mission! =] You look AMAZING! Your face really shines! Maybe I should come to her for a make over. Lol.

Tamanna A. Shaikh said...

Awww Jennifer dear you look soooo gorge!! :) Hugs for that! :)

I'll be totally following the weight loss thingee because like I said, I plan to get 'there' this summer! :)

CC said...

Make-overs ftw! You look fab. :)
Xx

Josie said...

You look absolutely beautiful! That dress looks lovely on you, and your makeup is fab. And as a bonus, I've always found that straightening my hair and pulling it half-back or leaving it down makes my face look slimmer -- always a plus :)
xxoo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Sutton said...

ah honey, your beautiful! this spring makeover is a jump start to a new you...

i too am on a major fashion slut diet... were in it together! XO

Fashion Court said...

okay, can i just say how freaking fabulous you look!? you look genuinely SO happy in those pics, jennifer! i love your outfit too :o)

ps: so glad you enjoyed my denim guide!

Heather Taylor said...

You look super pretty!

Audrey Allure said...

Aw that was so sweet of her & you look absolutely amazing :) Seemed like a great time!

Cocò (daddysneatness) said...

wow i really love your dress in the second pic! Really pretty! Xoxo

anhesty said...

you look gorgeous!!!!!

bollywoodstylediaries said...

wow!! awesome makeup and love the dress too!! u have such a lovely smile:-)

Mouthwash said...

You look lovely! Beautiful photos!

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Damsels said...

you look beauitful! i think im going to go back to your comments and take a look at some of that advice ;)

Bren said...

Awww..you look so cute! That's so sweet of your friend to do a makeover for you! Looks gorge! Good luck on your weight loss goals, and keep us posted on your progress. :)

Bren @ Chasing Beauty

Morena G.Y. said...

Back in blog world.
Jennifer you look beautiful!
How are you? Gosh we haven't talked in so long.

And oh! Email me! I have tips. :) Haha I'll probably just email you.

Anyway spring makeovers are such a good idea and you're so pretty so it only made it better I'm sure! Btw- Kerrie looks like such a fun person to hang out with. Haha and I know it's very pleasant being with you. :) Perfect BFFs!

Sandy said...

You look great hunny! And I know you can do this ... I'm looking forward to being a part of the journey. You've encouraged me so much ... that's what friends do for each other. Just remember ... keep it healthy. Miss you lots!

Jess said...

You guys are too cute!! And I love the makeup.


xoxo
jess

A Whimsical Girl Named Debbie said...

You look so pretty!

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Melanee said...

You are stunning. WOW!!! More soon... :) Thanks for being patient with me!

ANDWHATELSEISTHERE said...

applause! you look fabulous!

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Rachel {Inspiration in Italy} said...

You look GORGEOUS Jennifer!!! oh and pizza and wine....so fantastic. xoxo

Dina's Days said...

Ha ha ha I love his approval picture! You look great! She did a wonderful job, what a great friend.

Good luck! Hey stop by, I'm giving away a flat iron..hey perhaps you can use it towards your new makeover!!

Jessica said...

wow you look great !!
xo

Jessica said...

wow you look great !!
xo

kanishk said...

you look so gorgeous!!!!!!
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Michael said...

Just do it for YOU.

Not for a man, not so you look like a model, not so you can fit into a certain garment.

Do it for YOU. Be patient.

I'm struggling with it, too-there is only one way to win this battle. Eat less and exercise more. Don't take pills or join fad diets.