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A Rose is a Rose

In March 2013 I posted a “Mommy Make-Over” Contest. All too often women in general put everyone’s needs ahead of their own.

In our true nurturing nature, we will at time forget that we too, need some nurturing. Time to reflex that we are special beings, mothers,

sisters, friends, and ultimately woman.  Rose Sanchez was the winner of the makeover. A panel of judges selected a letter submitted by

Rose’s sister Adrianne. In part the letter said  ” Rose  sacrifices her needs and does very little for herself.  Rose  doesn’t treat herself to the little things that a lot of us are accustom to as a way of life such as going to the salon, etc.;…. It would be amazing if  Rose would be able to see again that she is beautiful inside and out. What a blessing it would be to see that happiness in  Rose again and confidence that every Mother deserves.”  The judges also thought that Rose deserved the royal treatment and to be a rose just like her name!

And so, the transformation for a very special woman began.  The amazing staff at Tina’s Salon and Day Spa volunteered their time and talent in hair and makeup. The wonderful Melanie Webber started first on hair. Rose decided that she was going to red! Daring and brilliant just like her!

Rose decided that an inverted bob was just her style! Melanie pulled out her arsenal of magic scissors and got to work!

As you can see….Rose was very pleased with her new do! Now time for some make-up action with the brilliant Theresa Violette .  Theresa picked out

a color palette that would enhance Rose’s natural beauty.


Then the moment of the big reveal! I think that we all gasped at the amazing makeover! Just as the sign in Tina’s Salon room says ” You Look GORGEOUS!”


Rose with her stylist and make up artist.

In the end Rose got pampered and treated just like the queen that she is…it really warmed my heart to see her so happy!

A huge thank you to Tina’s Salon and Day Spa, Monika of Buttonwood Blooms for the lovely bouquet, Ady Cakes for the cupcakes and Designing Woman Boutique for helping

me to select her outfit.

Rose you are brilliant, gorgeous, smart and have a vivacious spirit. I am so blessed to have been able to see you for those few hours and see the smile on your beautiful face.

Thank you for gracing us – much love- Tania


  • Minerva Delgado

    Wow, Tania, what a wonderful thing to do! Rose
    Looked great and I’m sure, felt amazing. Yay to
    You great Team at Tina’s Salon & Day Spa as well
    as your wonder photographic artistry. Loved this
    story. You made it true, “A Rose is a A rose!”ReplyCancel

  • Rose Sanchez

    Oh my goodness I’m in tears all over again this experience was not only a dream come true but also life changing I have never won anything my whole life. when I found out the judges chose my story out of all amazing mothers that were also entered into the contest I felt loved I felt blessed and I felt hope which was something I haven’t felt in a longtime this whole experience has changed me as a person as a mother and as a wife when I came home and seen the look of amazement in my children’s eyes & I seen my husband jaw-drop I knew I was beautiful again after a life changing loss I had to face it was hard to see the beauty I had or too even feel like I was amazing but after that day I found it all again BEAUTY…HAPPINESS…LOVE…JOY & like my husband said that day “THEY BROUGHT MY SEXY BACK”…LOL I wish I had the time and money to make myself look that beautiful everyday…lol I am so thankful to all of you each of you has a very special place in my heart foreverReplyCancel

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