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Mama’s Night Out at Sephora Redefines a “GHD” (Good Hair Day)

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Every other month, Mile High Mamas throws a Mama’s Night Out to bring Colorado’s social media moms together to collaborate and connect.

And to party. Big time.

On Tuesday evening, the Sephora in Boulder hosted a pamper party wherein I experienced an unprecedented transformation. (Spoiler alert: some women equated my metamorphosis to that of Clark Kent.)

But first things first. A Mile High Mamas party is not a party without a great cause. We partnered with charity-minded Mom It Forward and all attendees donated make-up and beauty products to support SafeHouse of Denver, a women’s shelter that serves victims of domestic violence and their children.

As moms, we were deserving of a few indulgences of our own and Sephora invited some of their leading vendors to help us in our primping process. Bare Escentuals and Urban Decay gave make-up demos. Bliss and Nude Skincare both did express skincare consultations. We found out why the Clarisonic skincare cleansing brush is their top-selling item in the world of skincare with mini-facials, and massage therapists from the Boulder Country Club gave 10-minute chair massages.

Ace photographer Aimee Giese took professional headshots of the women and Tiara Training made everyone feel like a princess by distributing tiaras.

A Mile High Mamas party would not be complete without giveaways and they were in abundance. Every woman went home with a beautiful potted flower and tickets to the Colorado Garden & Home Show February 13-21, which has family-friendly diversions such as the 5,500-square-foot Ice Age Entry Garden. Other glorious giveaways included:

*Four tickets to the Avalanche hockey game on January 22.
*Four tickets to Disney Live! Rockin’ Roadshow on February 5 and 6.
*Four tickets to the Monster Jam on February 13 and 14.
*Coupons to try Qdoba’s fabulous new children’s menu…for free!
*Free coupons for Sara Lee Soft & Smooth bread (healthy) and their delicious desserts (not healthy).
*A sundry of Sephora products.

Distributing these giveaways was one of my highlights of the evening, mostly because they let Mom It Forward Chapter President Barb Likos and me stand up on the counters.

Which was our equivalent to dancing on the tables.

Now, back to my transformation. I have had the same curly mop of hair since I hit puberty. I’ve occasionally straightened it but the process was so time-consuming without great results that it was a rarity.

Enter: styling pro Diana Jacobs and her miraculous GHD “Good Hair Day.” This flatiron hails from the UK
and is touted as the best styling tool in the market. While I certainly can’t back that claim, I can personally attest I have never had results like this. In fact, so great was my love for the GHD that Mile High Mamas will be offering one as a giveaway next week. Diana straightened my hair in a mere 10 minutes and the result was a sleek, smooth, Clark Kent-esque transformation.

Before:

After:

Just call me “Superwoman,” which is how Sephora made everyone feel that evening.

A special thanks to Sephora for partnering with Mile High Mamas. If you are a local business how would like to host one of our gatherings, please contact me. Also, we are not an exclusive group. If you are a Colorado mom interested in social media, be sure to get on our invitation list. Our next event will be on February 24 at Water 2 Wine.

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Sephora Boulder events:

Thursday 1/28 Philosophy National Miracle Worker skincare event
11-5 p.m. Gift with purchase AND enter to win a basket filled with products worth over $500 with purchase of Miracle Worker Retenoid Pads!

Friday 1/29 Kinerase Restructure skincare event
10-4 p.m. Gift with purchase AND enter to win a basket filled with products worth over $500 with Restructure purchase!

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Comments
  • comment avatar Kari January 24, 2010

    Sounds like a really fun night. I’m a big fan of Sephora but had never heard of the GHD. My frizzies need something like that!

  • comment avatar Lori in Denver January 24, 2010

    It was a wonderful evening! Sephora, Mom It Forward, Tiara Training and the Mile High Mamas really know how to pamper and offer a good time.

    Love thos MHMs!

    And you, my dear, look stunning. In both pix. I’ll have to hit the GHD phonebooth next time.

  • comment avatar Amber's Crazy Bloggin' Canuck January 24, 2010

    Thanks ladies. I had an absolute blast at Sephora and am definitely thrilled to have found the GHD!

  • comment avatar Lauren in GA January 24, 2010

    I love your hair curly and it looks fabulous straight, too. I can’t believe it only took 10 minutes. It takes me that long to brush all of the snarls out of my hair from my daily bed head.

  • comment avatar Tia Juana January 24, 2010

    BEEE-utiful!

    So whatever happened to your Olympics bid? I will be so sad if you don’t get to go in some capacity of entertaining us!

  • comment avatar Zakary January 24, 2010

    10 minutes?!

    Looks fabulous! But I love it both ways.

    Sorry I missed it, I had to work that night. :(

    See you next time!

  • comment avatar Amber's Crazy Bloggin' Canuck January 25, 2010

    Yep, 10 minutes ladies. That is why I’m their new greatest fan. :-)
    Sorry to have missed you!

  • comment avatar Olivia January 25, 2010

    Beautiful Amber! I love your sleek, sassy look!

    So what’s up with the Olympic bid?? Just kidding :)

  • comment avatar Mama Bird January 25, 2010

    Chair massages were my FAVORITE! Thank you Sephora, Mile High Mamas & Mom It Forward! And, thanks to the Colorado Home and Garden Show for the tickets! Looking forward to that!

    Bummed that I may not be able to make it to Water 2 Wine. I’m gonna try though! MHM events are not to miss!

  • comment avatar JoAnn January 25, 2010

    What a great night! I just LOVE these events!

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  • comment avatar Barb January 26, 2010

    Amber, my dear, as always you bring a smile to my face. You looked beautiful that night and I adore that Mom It Forward and Mile High Mamas have formed such a wonderful partnership.

    My write up is here: http://elementaryspirits.com/2010/01/a-much-needed-night-of-pampering/

  • comment avatar Mary-Frances Main January 26, 2010

    I had a fabulous time and am beginning to learn how to put the makeup on myself! ha ha!

    THANKS!

  • comment avatar Laura January 26, 2010

    This event was a blast! I always think I should be more of a girlie girl, but with four little kids at home, I just never have the time or the money to do much for myself. I looooooved getting my makeup done – it was a totally new experience for me! Thanks, Sephora chicks! Thanks, Bare Essentuals lady! Thanks, Mile High Mamas! Thanks, Denver Post! Thanks, Universe!

  • comment avatar crunchy domestic goddess (amy) January 26, 2010

    I had such a good time. The chair massage and having my make-up done were the highlights. :) I can’t wait to see the head shots that the amazingly talented Aimee too.
    I haven’t posted about the event on my blog yet, but if I do, I’ll link up here.
    Thanks for such a fun evening, MHM and Sephora! :)
    P.S. Amber, your hair looked awesome!

  • comment avatar Amber's Crazy Bloggin' Canuck January 26, 2010

    Thanks ladies. Such a fun night!

  • comment avatar Catherine @ Evolving Mommy January 26, 2010

    I am pretty sure my husband is tired of hearing about because I just keep bringing it up again and again. It really was a blast and I had so much fun connecting with so many awesome ladies while getting pampered.

  • comment avatar Bookalachi (Melissa Caddell) January 26, 2010

    Hey girls! What a great night it was! I have thought of the GHD tool every day! The gals at Sephora were fab.u.lous!

    It was so nice to hang with you guys!

  • comment avatar Anne-Marie @ This Mama Cooks! January 26, 2010

    I had such a fun time! It was great to see everyone and learn about new products.

    If anyone is thinking of purchasing the Clarisonic Plus system, you can get 20% off Sephora.com by using Bing Shopping’s Cashback program at http://www.bing.com/shopping. (Yes I bought one. My skin was so clear for a couple of days…then all the blemishes came back. Definitely sold on it.)

  • comment avatar Mandy January 26, 2010

    The staff at Sephora were so friendly and helpful I went back on Saturday for a full make-up consultation. Left with lots of new goodies and a new confidence!

  • comment avatar Amber Johnson January 26, 2010

    If that isn’t a great endorsement, I don’t know what is. :-)

  • comment avatar Jennifer Faulkner January 27, 2010

    We had such a great time hosting the Mile High Mamas!! So happy we were able to introduce so many women to the world of Sephora, who know the GHD tool would be such a hit?? Well, WE knew but sometimes it’s hard to get others to see it. LOVED Amber’s transformation, going from gorgeous curly to stunning straight hair!!

    I do want you all to know that I realize you can get things with a discount online, but in an effort to support the local store, we are happy to honor the discount you find online if you can tell us about it. We would rather be sure to get the sale in our store. We can also do a send sale and ship it right to you! Yes, it does make a difference! Our number is 303-443-7700 so give us a call!

    Thanks again Amber and Mile High Mamas!

  • comment avatar Dawn January 28, 2010

    Such a great night – thanks for organizing and making us all so beautiful!

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