Mom Makeover Contest Winners

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Over the past week, I've had the pleasure of working with two of the Mom Makeover Contest winners---1st prize winner Brenda Lee Taylor & 3rd prize winner Nancy Wood.  Both women have faced major challenges over the past few years, yet they remain positive, courageous and truly inspirational. I am so happy to be a part of their makeover & to have the opportunity to help these wonderful women look and feel great.

Meet Brenda Taylor.  Brenda's daughter Susan Taylor sent in this incredible nomination letter:
My name is Susan and I am nominating my mother, Brenda Taylor, for this makeover.  I believe she is highly deserving. My mother is such an amazing mother and always fights for what is right even through all of the stress she's been through this past year. She has been a nurse for over 20 years and a mother for almost 19 years.  My mother is recently separated from my father. She left to give us three a better life (excessive stress on marriage when he lost his job). She recently survived a pulmonary embolism and was diagnosed with diverticulitis as a result. From January to March, she was in and out of the hospital due to these things. Not many people survive a pulmonary embolism, but she did! She has been out of work since January due to these tragedies. She finally got a new job working for the state as a nurse and starts in two weeks! I am so proud of her! My mom deserves this makeover.

Brenda's response:

Oh my goodness! Holy macerol! WOW! I'm so incredibly unbelievably thankful and in shock and find this so amazingly surreal! I feel like I have to pinch myself!  I can't thank you enough a million baskets of thank you's smiles and rainbows around the world and back just doesn't even scratch the surface! I had 'no' idea my beautiful inspirational daughter was on this mission! My kids are my miracles and they inspire me and all my goals are simply to help others and watch a smile grow because smiles are healing and the bounce back!  So that's what I've always taught them anyway we can while embracing life but I had 'no' idea she was working on something for 'me'! I'm all about loving helping giving no matter what and am shocked I am the recipient of this amazing very generous opportunity! 
Most sincerely,
Brenda Taylor
Proud Mom of two amazing children
Proud to be a Nurse

Yesterday, I took Brenda out shopping--the first step of her transformation.  We started at Night and Day in Andover where Merit, the owner, expertly fit Brenda for a bra and body shaper.  

                                         Before                                   After

Our next stop was at Thirty Petals in Belmont to spend Brenda's $200 gift certificate!  Outfitted in Jag jeans, a versatile black top, black sandals and a fabulous necklace, Brenda was ready for a night out on town!                                           

Brenda also won a gorgeous bag from Passport Boutique of Cambridge, jewelry from JulRe Designs and a pink maxi dress from Shabby Apple.  The next phase of Brenda's makeover will be hair, make-up, more clothes and a professional photo shoot.  In total, Brenda won a prize package worth over $15,000! See below for the whole list of prizes.

Wardrobe Styling: Wardrobe consultation including personal shopping trip at Thirty Petals, Belmont and photo session styling provided by Susan Kanoff, Fashion Coach
 978.807.0577  Value over $600

Hair and beauty by Fia Salon & Spa 15 Cypress Street Newton Centre, MA  617-965-3337  Services valued at $500 and include hair-cut, color, styling, skincare, manicure and pedicure.

Make-up application for photo shoot provided by Make-up Artist Elizabeth Moon,  617-247-0005 Value $125

Two beautifully tailored women's shirts from Bien Abyé by Dayanne Danier 866-531-0758 Value $420

$200 gift certificate to Thirty Petals Boutique 34 Leonard Street Belmont, MA 

A silk jacket value $175 from designer Michele Mulligan 617-953-6544  e-mail:

Bra, bra-fitting, shapewear and hosiery valued up to $250 from Night & Day, 63 Park Street, Andover, MA  978.475.0343   

Jewelry from JulRe Designs Exquisite Wearable Art Jewelry by Juliet Renee Williams Necklace worth $ 70 and Drop Earrings (for pierced ears) $ 40

Professional photography session (before and after shots) provided by Crabapple Photography and $50 print credit. Total value over $350

Six (6) life coaching sessions from Ginny Williams, Professional Life Coach  Value $750

Dress from Shabby Apple Value $49

$125 gift certificate for a Customized Skin Care Treatment from L'Essentiel Spa,

19A Alexander Ave. (Belmont Center) Belmont, MA  617-484-1721

Personal training provided by Bobby Sanford Personal Training 617-529-0225

4 sessions/week for 4 weeks value $1600

BRMC Handbag in dark plum, value $195 from Passport 43 Brattle Street Cambridge, MA

Two (2) one-hour Transformational Life Coaching sessions using spiritual principles, laws of attraction, & intuitive reading, value $250   Transformational Life Coach - Fran Spayne, MA


Grand Prize!

Life time of health from Mediweightloss of Wakefield and Watertown valued at $10,000.00!  Services include initial consultation, weekly visits in the acute and short-term maintenance program and lifetime monthly wellness visits (extra supplements not included).  www.mediweightlossclinics.comMediweightloss of Wakefield             Mediweightloss of Watertown
603 Salem street                                  48 Summer street
Wakefield Ma 01880
                          Watertown Ma

781-245-6334  617-923-6334

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