I spent the day at Jack Studios in Manhattan enjoying a day of pampering and primping at my new mommy makeover with American Baby. It was a fun and amazing experience! Jack Studios is a gorgeous, airy loft – bright with natural light – that overlooks the Hudson River. I felt so very "New York" being there!
When I arrived and met the other two makeover recipients I was surprised to discover I was the only pregnant one. The other two ladies were realtor turned SAHM of a 2-year-old and 4-month old, and [project manager] mom of a 6-month old. Both ladies were super sweet and, during our down time, we enjoyed sharing new mom stories. Susie (the mom of two) was especially helpful, as we talked a lot about how her toddler son had adjusted to having a new baby sister.
I checked beforehand with the Beauty Director about taking pictures within the shoot for my blog post, and was told that personal cameras weren't allowed in the studio. I was fine with that, as I sometimes find that I get so consumed with taking pictures and "capturing" the moment… that I sometimes miss the moment! You know what I mean, bloggers? It was actually nice to enjoy the day without the (self-imposed) pressure of getting great shots.
So we took "Before" shots with plain white tees and nude makeup. Then we each took turns getting our hair and makeup done and meeting with wardrobe. What I appreciated most was that the makeover team actually did full consultations with us, in which they were really interested in our opinion and what we were looking for. After the makeovers we got to keep all our makeup and received a new set of all hair products used, which was awesome!
The experience was loads of fun and the makeover team made me feel and look like a million buck! You can check out the mommy makeover piece in the September issue of American Baby.
31 Weeks & 1 Day Pregnant