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The Day I Felt Beautiful Again {giveaway included}

Most days I feel pretty. Some days, I check myself out and say “hey, you still got it.” Yet, there are a lot of days where I feel the results of having two kids, being used as a human napkin, and the weight of pure exhaustion from being a mom.

Motherhood is hard and it leaves little time for ourselves.

In the more recent months, I have made it a priority to sneak in as much “me time” as possible. Sometimes it’s sneaking out for night out with friends, other times it’s bribing my kids so I can lay in bed a little longer on Saturday morning. Then there are magical moments, like the day I scheduled a blowout and makeup application at Blow la la Blow Dry Bar.

Blow La La Sarasota


We had a photo shoot coming up for the Sarasota Moms Blog and I wanted to look great! I met with Kim, the owner, and was blown away with her passion for helping women not just look great, but walk out of Blow la la feeling beautiful and confident. It’s refreshing to see a business owner who holds her clients’ happiness at the forefront of every decision she makes.

On the day of my appointment, I was greeted immediately and introduced to my stylist, Katie. Not only is she incredibly talented at what she does, but she was relatable and fun. Katie washed my hair and began to take to me to “la la land” where my troubles were literally floating away. There is something about Blow la la that is extremely relaxing. It could have been the complimentary wine they offered, but I believe it is knowing you are being pampered and that you won’t be interrupted to get someone a snack.

As a visual person, I loved flipping through their look book and working with Katie on the right look for me. While my hair was being styled, Kim came over to check on us. We chatted about hair, Sarasota Moms Blog, and just life. It was enjoyable to have a great conversation while being pampered.

After slipping further into “la la land,” it was time for makeup. As Katie precisely applied make up to bring out my eyes and prep me for a photo shoot, I could not stop smiling. I couldn’t remember the last time I felt this good. It wasn’t just the beautiful wavy hair or the perfectly applied makeup, I felt great on the inside. The outside simply was a reflection of how beautiful I felt on the inside.

As I walked out of there, nothing could ruin my mood.

My hair will eventually be straight again, my makeup will wash off, but that moment at Blow la la gave me a feeling of beauty that will last a very long time.Blow La La Sarasota Wedding

You deserve to feel this too because you too are beautiful. This is why Blow la la Blow Dry Bar is giving away a Complimentary Blowout!

Thank you to Blow la la for partnering with Sarasota Moms Blog to share this wonderful experience with moms in Sarasota. All opinions are 100% my own.

21 Responses to The Day I Felt Beautiful Again {giveaway included}

  1. Mandy Frint September 28, 2016 at 7:03 am #

    After getting a blowout I would go get a pedicure so I could feeling totally pampered for the day!

  2. Lindsay Tuttle September 28, 2016 at 8:03 am #

    Must have this giveaway!!! I would definitely go on a date night after winning this!

  3. Kaitlin Harrison September 28, 2016 at 8:31 am #

    Great article!! I need to try this place out…perhaps before a date night!

  4. Savannah September 28, 2016 at 8:35 am #

    Go Lauren! Get that groove back!

  5. Jessica Souza
    Jessica Souza September 28, 2016 at 8:57 am #

    What is there not to do with a great blow out?!

  6. Amy
    Amy September 28, 2016 at 8:59 am #

    Excited to try it out! Sounds like paradise!!

  7. Amy Hoffarth September 28, 2016 at 10:02 am #

    Loving the fact that you got to experience some sweet time of pampering all for yourself!! You so deserve it! If I got a blowout, it would definitely give my boyfriend a good reason to take me out in that little black dress I just bought!

  8. shayne September 28, 2016 at 10:12 am #

    I would go and actually get my picture taken something I never do being a photographer I’m usually behind the camera 🙂

  9. Lauren September 28, 2016 at 12:36 pm #

    I would do a date night with my husband – so many new Sarasota restaurants to try!

  10. Calli September 28, 2016 at 1:20 pm #

    This sounds amazing!! Would love a good date night after this!!

  11. Barbara Lane
    Barbara Lane September 28, 2016 at 1:25 pm #

    Date night for sure! Can’t wait to check this place out!!

  12. Nicole D September 28, 2016 at 3:05 pm #

    After getting a blow out I would go out for a much needed night of fun with my girlfriends

  13. Katie McCaskill September 28, 2016 at 3:35 pm #

    Loved doing your hair and makeup!! Thanks for saying such kind words! It was such a pleasure having you in my chair! ?? ~Katie

  14. Melanie
    Melanie September 28, 2016 at 3:55 pm #

    If I got a blow out I would go on a date night with my husband! And maybe schedule our family photos for that day, so I would look fabulous! 😉 (PS. Your hair and makeup looked wonderful, Lauren!)

  15. Katherine Cenizario September 28, 2016 at 7:35 pm #

    Lauren, you look wonderful and I love your blowout and makeup! If I won a blowout, I would go celebrate my birthday (coming up soon) and celebrate the night with close friends, family and my wonderful hubby whom I hardly get to do date night with!

  16. Karen
    Karen September 28, 2016 at 10:41 pm #

    Just had a blow out from Blow La La and it looks amazing. A little champagne and hourderves. It was relaxing me time. I highly recommend it. I would love to have a blow out for an upcoming charity event on the 8th.

  17. Kristin September 28, 2016 at 10:48 pm #

    I would go out on a date with hubby after this!

  18. Laura September 29, 2016 at 10:47 am #

    Oh goodness, if I won I would go take pictures with my family at the beach, my youngest is 4 and that’s about how long it’s been since I have been happy in a picture…..

  19. Carli N September 29, 2016 at 1:39 pm #

    I just had my 3rd child a few months ago so my husband and I would take a much needed date night!

  20. Jen September 30, 2016 at 10:04 am #

    After this, I would definitely go have some beautiful professional family portraits taken with my family, and then get a sitter and go on a date with my husband 🙂

  21. Aubrey October 1, 2016 at 8:01 pm #

    After getting a blow out I would share with my friends how good I look, then go out on a date with my husband!

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