Earlier this Spring, we were inspired by Dove’s newest video as part of their campaign for real beauty. It showed how hard it is for women to see, express and embrace their beauty; we saw an opportunity to give at least one woman the chance to celebrate her beauty!
We ran a contest and asked women to tell us what makes them feel beautiful. We got some fantastic responses from, “the wind blown hair, and rosy cheeks from playing outside with my little girl” to “putting on makeup, a dress and heels.”
By random draw, we chose Kirston to win a makeup application and lesson and a photo shoot from the gilded lily, and we were so excited to be able to give this to such a deserving person! Kirston is a busy mom (with another one on the way in less than a month!) and she runs a home daycare, so she doesn’t get a whole lot of time to focus just on herself.
Here are some of our favourite photos from the day!
Makeup artistry by Kate McIntosh, Photos by Crystal Mackay