Thursday, March 27, 2014

Buttercup, Before and After

When I read that Zyrtec would be sponsoring a makeover for those of us with allergies, ALLERGY FACE, I raced to the computer to sign up. This special afternoon was part of Macy's Flower Show and more fun than I could have imagined. I've had allergies since I was in grade school and I am always looking for anything to cover up my allergy-related dark circles. I also knew that at this point in our endless winter I could definitely use some pampering and a new makeup look for spring.


Let's count this as the before picture. I will spare you my dark circles and pink nose. Today was cold and windy and I was looking wind-tossed when I arrived at Macy's.

I worked with two makeup artists, Jamie Greenberg, #JamieMakeup, who consulted on my color choices and the incomparable Joseph, who worked a miracle with my dark circles and winter worn face.

Jamie and Joseph, makeup geniuses!

To say I was pleased is an understatement. I am beyond pleased. I am elated, and I am especially eager to try out my Benefit mascara.

Joseph and I and a glimpse of the Flower Show

Buttercup, After. Can't have a prettier background than the Flower Show. I will be featuring more pictures of the Flower Show in a later post this week. 

I spent the rest of the day celebrating my friend Mary's birthday, and didn't even mind the cold walking home from the bus. Alas, like Cinderella I'm turning back to "before" as I wash off my makeup for the night. But I've got my beauty tips from Allergy Face to turn me back into a princess tomorrow. Many thanks, Zyrtec, Jamie and Joseph!

As always, thanks for visiting. Wishing you all Cinderella moments!  

Please Note: I did not receive compensation for this event, but did receive products for my participation. My opinions are all my own. 

13 comments:

cranethie said...

Hello there
You sound very happy with the products , was the make up as pale looking in real life as it is in the photos ?
Did you have to pay for your appointment or was it just a case of booking a time slot? Any pressure/hard sell afterwards to buy more of the product?
Cathy

TARYTERRE said...

What a wonderful experience. You look lovely.

Sola Scriptura said...

Wow, you look amazing! What an excellent day for you. I only wish I could have joined you for a makeover.

Vicky Hunt said...

What a fun afternoon! I have never heard of an allergy related makeover but what a wonderful idea. I have allergies too and although I don't get dark circles under my eyes, my eyes do water which messes up my make-up sometimes. Is the mascara for allergy eyes? I have never heard of it before. Thanks for sharing the fun and I look forward to more flower show pix!

Blessings, Vicky

Theresa said...

Ooh lah lah, look at Buttercup:) YOU look AWESOME! So happy you were able to take part in this! Have a blessed and beautiful day dear friend, HUGS!

Elaine Sipos said...

What fun! It's great to be pampered. You are beaming in your pic!

Simply Linda said...

You know Buttercup, you are always so happy..(smiles)--your beautiful as always. Thanks for sharing..you are so lucky to live in a big city that has fun and interesting things to do. Blessings

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

I love how you are always up for an adventure -- you look fabulous!

Ida said...

What a fun outing. You look great and happy.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You do look very beautiful. How nice to get tips on how to do it yourself, too! We feel better when we look our best! Enjoy your week! Hugs!

Nellie said...

What fun! It sounds like a wonderful way to spend an afternoon!

Lynda said...

Oh, I do love the makeup choices they made for you! I love that you had a bit of springtime in the middle of winter still.

Susie said...

Buttercup, I missed a couple of your posts. You look great ! I'd love a hair make over for sure. I seem to have no time for me any more. Been that way for about 10 years now. LOL. Since I retired. Keep taking care of yourself. xoxo,Susie