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Friday, September 24, 2010

Ambush Style Party Finale

Ambush A couple weeks ago I found out about New Reflections’ Ambush Party Finale. I learned about it while I was searching through Spafinder.com to learn about SpaWeek and see if any local spas were participating.

New Reflections, an Aveda spa/salon, is participating but was also having this Ambush Party! I tried to see if a friend could go, but by the time I called in, they were already full! WOW that was fast!

So I went alone. Not something I’m comfortable with, but it sounded fun. I needed a night to do something for me. I needed some pampering.

IMG_3603 This was our “before” shot.

As soon as I walked in I was handed a swag bag. Now that’s a way to start off a party! The place was packed! I was offered wine (which I declined) and they had some nummy appetizers.

They were starting the Party so I went to stand against a wall. There were at least 150 people there! I tweeted that I hoped I would get an Ambush Makeover and no sooner had I hit “update” when Ashley asked me if I would want a makeover!

I was so excited! A bit astonished, but realized that I was in pretty sad shape! A few minutes later another gal came up to me and I thought she was going to discuss the Ambush.

Uh, no. She wanted to know if I wanted an Ambush Makeover. Ok, did I look that bad? LOL Thankfully the nice ladies next to me said they probably had an idea of a look and chose me because of it. Thanks ladies, I choose to believe that! =)

Being interviewed. The other gals having their hair done.

So, 5 of us ladies headed back for the next hour and a half having our hair done, make-up applied, and wearing some amazing clothing from Lillians.

Now, what you need to know about me is:

  1. I don’t wear make-up
  2. My hair, at least in my hands, doesn’t “do” anything
  3. I live in jeans and t-shirts

Ashley attempting to curl my hair. Erin applying make-up

This was completely different for me. I was so nervous and hoped that Ashley wasn’t disappointed having chosen me. Poor Ashley. She really tried to curl my hair, but getting my hair to hold a curl is pretty much impossible! I’m sorry Ashley.


Ashley, Me, Erin

After we were made over, we were brought to the runway to strut our stuff. I was so nervous being up there. I didn’t realize how nerve wracking it would be to walk in front of a room full of people. People who would be looking at you and judging your makeover.

Taking our “after” walk down the runway.

Ashley and Erin did an amazing job!! They were encouraging and made us all feel beautiful. The encouragement from the ladies at New Reflections and Lillians was overwhelming.

IMG_3616 A few of the New Reflection gals incl. Ashley on the end.

The one bummer of it all was my stupid shoes. I had no clue I would be chosen and was kind of frumpy. I had on some canvas olive colored flat tennies. Imagine this outfit with knee high boots!

My outfit was one I’d love to own. I had on a sweater dress, a fun scarf, and leggings that were to DIE for! They were so sleek I kept rubbing my legs. I plan on stopping by the original Lillians in Buffalo, MN Oct 7th after work to check out their scarves! I love scarves. I plan on saving $ to get the rest of the outfit I love it so much!

IMG_3626 While we were in back being pampered like nobody’s business, the other ladies were:

◘Shopping the Aveda products and browsing the Lillian clothing. Let me just say I my outfit. It’s something I would’ve never known how to choose and I’m glad I got to wear it! Wish I could’ve kept it.

◘Having mini messages; back and hands

◘Hair styles

◘And some fun socializing. There were a lot of fun, loud ladies. I wanted to sit with those ladies. They just sounded like they were having a blast.

I’d like to thank the awesome team from New Reflections and Lillians for the opportunity to have a makeover! I had a great time. I hope to see you in the Spring. I called my friend on the way home and she already wants to go next year!

If you'd like, you can keep up with New Reflections on Facebook as well!


  1. Wow, SO fun! You look great!

    Thanks for stopping by, I hope you have a great weekend! :)

  2. Looks like so much fun!

    Following from Fun Follow Friday!


  3. I'm just stopping by to say Hi! I'm following you now from Fun Follow Friday, will you follow me?

  4. Hi I am Nicole from ColiesKitchen.com I found you on a blog hop and wanted to drop by and say hi. I really like your blog, and am now a new follower. I would love to have you stop by Colie’s Kitchen if you get a chance.

  5. I applaud you for stepping outside of your comfort zone. I LOVE jeans, so I kinda know how you feel. Thanks for stopping by during my SITS day!

  6. That's funny, you're hair is like mine. My youngest, Jack has the best slightly curly, full bodied hair & he straightens it. It drives me crazy.

    You look great, I'm glad you had a little "me" time!

    Hugs & love,

  7. This looks like a lot of fun! I would love to be Ambushed! I wish we had a place like that where I live, but i dont think they'll be coming to small town arkansas anytime soon, lol!
    You look great!


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