Having small children can make otherwise routine tasks seemingly impossible. Before children, I often wondered why mothers usually had either extremely long hair or extremely short hair. After my first child, I completely forgot about myself. I was in what I called, a “baby fog.” Life that existed outside my child ceased to exist to me. All parts of me suffered. I never cut my hair, bought new makeup or got mani/pedis. I didn’t do a single thing for myself. My world was simply about my baby.
Recently we discovered a wonderful woman named Ulla Gaudin, a mother herself. She is a professional stylist who often works on-set for Hollywood South but, in her free time, is a traveling stylist. She offers her services wherever you need them. You name it, she’s got you covered; from hairpieces and lash extensions to Rodan+Fields skincare and makeup application. Two of the New Orleans Moms Blog contributors got the chance to experience Ulla’s services at no charge, which included a makeover and tips for make-up application, and the opinions expressed this post are completely their own.
If you’re a busy mom who could use a little help, or even just a hair cut, Ulla is an amazing resource. As a stylist myself, and most recently an esthetician, I was impressed by her work and vast knowledge of the beauty industry. I have suffered with dark circles all my life. I’ve come up with potential reason after reason as to why they haunt me, but never have they ceased to exist. Ulla turned me on to an eye cream by Rodan+Fields that has actually made an incredible transformation to my eyes. Working in the industry as an esthetician, I’ve tried everything. Nothing has ever worked this well. I’m hooked!
When I met Ulla, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I knew that I was tired of my current makeup routine and felt like I looked older than I really was. My biggest concerns were that my under eye circles were too dark, and I wasn’t sure if the colors I used were right for my complexion. I brought my makeup bag to Ulla and immediately discovered that the concealer I was using was wrong (and that I technically did not need any). I also learned that I did not need to use both CC cream AND mineral powder like I had been doing for the last year or so.
Anyone who knows me also knows that when it comes to makeup and me, the simpler the better. I like simple and natural and Ulla was sure to keep my preferences in mind when she did my makeup. I did mention that I had always wanted to try a good red lip, but I never knew what shades were best for my skin tone and how to balance it out with my eyes. Ulla was sure to give me a smokin’ hot red lip with classic and simple makeup on the rest of my face, so that the lips were the star of the show. She also gave me advice for what colors were best for my eye color, and how to save myself lots of time in my morning makeup routine by skipping over eyeliner, concealer and powder…all things that I totally did not need, along with suggestions on how to take good care of my skin and a regimen that she recommended for maintaining a youthful look.
Now’s Your Chance…
If you’re a mom, or a woman on the go, and could use an all-in-one professional to come to you to provide personalized tips and lessons on everything from hair and makeup to skin care and lash extensions, we have just the giveaway for you. What’s more? Would you love a professional photo session? Ulla Gaudin and Lacy Davillier have teamed up for one amazing giveaway.
One lucky reader will win a session with Ulla Gaudin for a beauty makeover/ consultation worth $175 including hair cut and styling, makeup and skincare consultation with tips on what works on your current routine and what needs to change, along with consultation ‘results’ on a PDF file which you can refer to it as needed. Also, if the winner desires, Ulla will also include the initial set of lash extensions for the discounted price of $150. In addition, Lacy Davillier will be providing a 30 minute session of the winner’s choice (up to 4 people in session,excluding maternity, newborn and baby) with two 8×10 prints of the winner’s favorite image. This giveaway is worth $139.