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Sarah Jagger: Hi! I am Sarah Jagger and welcome to Mummy Makeover, the show where we beautify busy mummy's. We know that you have your hands full with tiny tearaways and don't have as much time, to spend on your hair and makeup that you use to, that's why we have come in. Gary France, is a top stylist with hair dresser Toni & Guy. He'll get to work on your hair, and I am a professional makeup artist. I can make you beautiful.
Meet Gabriele Arend. In the morning, she only has time to spent three minutes on her makeup. Her favorite makeup product, is eyeliner and Gabriele doesn't like her forehead.Gabriele, welcome to Mummy Makeover.
Gabriele Arend: Hi! Sarah.
Sarah Jagger: Gabriele, tell us little bit about yourself.
Gabriele Arend: Well, I'm 39 years old. I'm a single mom two daughters who is four and a half months old. I'm a Human Resources manger and I will go back to work, in about a months time.
Sarah Jagger: Gabriele, you like eyeliner. Is it something that you wear everyday?
Gabriele Arend: Usually, I do. But at the moment, I haven't got much time to look after, on my beauty.
Sarah Jagger: Now, have you noticed that your skin has changed at all since having new kids?
Gabriele Arend: I think actually, it's quite dry now. After the birth so, I'm trying to find a solution for that as well.
Sarah Jagger: We'll tackle that later. But first, I'm going to introduce you to Gary. We will get started on your hair.
Gabriele Arend: That's great. Thanks.
Sarah Jagger: Gabriele, let me introduce you to Gary.
Gary France: Hi! Gabriele!
Gabriele Arend: Hi!
Gary France: Come on, have a sit.
Sarah Jagger: Gary is going to do your hair. I'll leave you in his capable hands.
Gary France: Okay, so this is all about you going to back to work, right?
Gabriele Arend: Yeah.
Gary France: Okay, brilliant. So how do you feel about, your hair right now? And what -- and you feel you want to look when you go back?
Gabriele Arend: I would like to keep lengths, but I think the ends are a bit dry and the whole half, feels a bit out of shape.
Gary France: We need an upgrade on everything?
Gabriele Arend: Yeah.
Gary France: Okay, well let's talk about the length first, because as you said you want to keep that. But you are worried about, the condition through the end. So we'll do a treatment later on for you. And I think, one thing we could do is to maybe get a couple of inches off, I'll make really heavy then. Do you want to do, any layering or do you prefer to keep it just simple and very heavy through?
Gabriele Arend: Quite simple actually, because I wanted to look a bit sophisticated.
Gary France: No problem at all. We can do that. And then, I'll really light the blonde that you have going through these ends, middle ends, some inches. That's something you want to readdress and go for it.
Gabriele Arend: It would be great to put some color, this looks like mouse gray at the moment.
Gary France: I think so. If you're going to way your hair as set it very simple and one length, then it would be great to match this color up through hair. It would refresh you, brighten you up. But we will talk to our color expert later on about, that. What we would like to do first. You just shampoo your hair get some -- protein back into it, then we're going to work with the cut. It's going to really look nice and heavy through here, and we'll start to think about the color after that.
Gabriele Arend: Brilliant, okay.
Sarah Jagger: Time for a nice relaxing shampoo and head massage. As a busy single mom, Gabriele rarely has time to make it to the salon to be pampered. She loves her long hair, although she is finding it difficult to maintain since having her little boy. As Gary, gets to work with the scissors, Gabriele looks concerned, how much he is going to cut off. They have only agreed, he's about to snip two inches.
Gary France: For how long, it was this big. Now a statue is required at this stage. There you go, you see, I am man of my word, two inches.
Gabriele Arend: Okay.
Gary France: That's okay. We can live with that.
Sarah Jagger: Next, a visit to Toni & Guy color expert, Sarah Alexander. She is going to brighten up, Gabriele's hair a little, giving it some -- feel with a mixtured beigish and golden colors. Wow Gary! Gabriele you're blonde. Fantastic.
Gabriele Arend: Yeah, I love it.
Sarah Jagger: Garry, tell me about what you've done?
Gary France: Well, first of all, I mean the main thing with Gabriele was to get her ready for -- to go back to work. So with that in mind, she wants to keep the length. So we just wanted to refresh all the ends with a cut, just made it really heavy and much healthier. Condition wise, we put a treatment on .
Sarah Jagger: So Gabriele what do you think?
Gabriele Arend: It's great. I absolutely love it.
Sarah Jagger: Great. Well, let's go and do your makeup. Gabriele, you're going back to work soon and you need some, quick makeup tips, that you can do easily and quickly in the morning.
Gabriele Arend: Yeah, something like a tip.
Sarah Jagger: Okay, your hair looks great being blonde and what I've noticed, this is that it really brings out the green in your eyes. I would like to do that even more by using a green eye shadow and green eye pencil. I'm going to start by using a compact foundation, they are the best way to wear, a makeup base, if you don't have any time.
Now you need really very, very little coverage, because you need a little coverage, you really don't have to do the entire face, just kind of go over the bits, put a little bit red. And a handy thing about, compact foundations is that they're actually a sort of foundation and powder all in one. So you're skipping a few steps by using this.
Now your eye lids are slightly translucent. I think one of the best things, that anyone could do is to conceal on the eye lids. This will really mix your eyes up, just combing through the brows. Green metallic eye pencil, really quite easy to use. Nice soft color pencils, really blend quite easily on to the eye without you having to smudge them in too much.
Green eye shadow doesn't have to be overly intense or too powerful. If you pass it, just onto the eye lid, you'll find that your makeup actually, stays without creasing too much if you really push it on to the eye lid. I'm going to curl your lashes.
Next, a little bit of mascara to give length to Gabriele lashes and balance the green eye shadow. Then, some cream blush which can add moisture to dry skin and I add some powder, which will take away shine and set the blush in place.
I would like your eyes to remain the main feature. Using a sheer lipstick, just kind of gives that little hint of color. It doesn't look too, obvious but also, just keeps the moisture. So Gabriele, that's your quick makeover. What do you think?
Sarah Jagger: So what I've done, is I have taken away your everyday liquid eyeliner. Instead I have smudged some sheer shimmery green eye shadow around, your eyes to make it soft. But still enough, color to bring out that amber green eye color, that you have.
We've used a little bit of a sheer lipstick to keep your lips moist and just about that time you put the color. A compact foundation, a nice all in one base it's quick and easy to use. I used a cream blush, just to kind of take off, that little bit of dryness in your skin, add a bit of radiants and moisture and keep you looking fresh and healthy. Finished with lots of mascara and a little bit of powder.
Gabriele Arend: Great. Thank you very much. It's fantastic.
Sarah Jagger: Well, thank you. I'm glad you enjoyed your time on Mummy Makeover.