{Makeovers} Meet Karen and Cathy, winners of the Beauty Bash makeover

Next weekend (Oct 1 & 2) at The Beauty Bash, FOFs will be stunned to see the total transformations of Cathy Furegno and Karen Hansen, last month’s makeover winners. Both will receive $3,500 transformations including new clothes, new makeup, new hair and a color consultation. Meet them, below.

Meet Cathy:

Why did you enter this contest?

I thought ‘why not?’  I am a bit on the shy side and never had much self-confidence. I felt if I won, this would be my 15 minutes of fame. I always dreamed of being a model.

How has your appearance changed since you turned fifty?
My weight is about the same, although I do have a tendency to fluctuate by about five-to-ten pounds (but don’t we all?) My face is a bit longer and I have ‘parenthesis’ but no wrinkles. My eyes also look tired at times. I have some gray hair but I dye it. I’ve always had baby fine hair.

Describe your self-image.
I am not ashamed of how I look, but I don’t spend much money on myself. I have 4 children and a husband and always felt guilty if I put myself first.

Describe your style.
It’s on the conservative side, although I admire flamboyant people because they are not afraid to wear what they want. I don’t spend much money on clothes.

Do you have a fashion icon?

Jacklyn Smith. Her taste is simple, yet she always looks wonderful. She was and is one of the most elegant women in the world.

What are you looking forward to most about your makeover?
Learning how to bring out the best in myself. I know I will enjoy all the attention. A dream come true!

Meet Karen:

Why did you enter this giveaway?
I’ve always wanted a makeover. I grew up in the straight hair, no makeup, jeans and t-shirt generation and have never been great at putting myself together. My kids always said I was ‘hair and makeup challenged.’

What do you wish you could change about your appearance?
I wish my thinning hair was nice and thick. I’d like to get rid of the wrinkles starting under my chin and neck. My biggest wish is weight loss.

How would you describe your personal style?

Confused. I love the preppy look, like the “hippie” look but also like my jeans-and-T-shirt days. It all depends on my mood and activities.

How do you want to look on your 60th birthday?
Younger — like 50 on my 60th. I feel 24, my body acts 80 and my birth certificate says 58.

What do you hope to get out of this makeover?
How to look my best. I want to learn how to accentuate my best features and how to play down my flaws.

  • Karen

    Just wanted to thank you all for the nice comments. Already having fun with this. Can’t wait for Saturday !!

  • Nene

    Congratulations Karen and Cathy. Hope you will followup up with your experience. Would love to hear it!!

  • Becky

    Sit back and enjoy! You will always remember the day YOU are the star!!!

  • Kathleen Gereg

    Two gorgeous gals!

    • Kamil

      Hey, Patricia is my name! Too bad I’m not the Patricia who won… :(Thanks for participating in Stalk Hop Friday ! I’m Following you on GFC as Mrs. Marine! Sorry it took me so long to stop by.”Stalk Hop Friday” posts every Thrusday at 5 PM Eastern!

    • Rian

      I absolutely LOVE the ptzreels dipped in caramel then white chocolate then rolled in sprinkles. Yum, Yum, Yum!!!!!!!!!! When ever I buy some I hoard them for myself. I tell people I missed that day in kindergarten when you learned how to share.Sheryl Gayda {Sam}

  • Cynthia

    Congratulations Karen and Cathy. Enjoy!!

  • JAN

    CONGRATULATIIONS!!!
    KNOW YOU WILL ENJOY BEING PAMPERED [WHO WOULDN’T???]. ENVY YOU BOTH!!!

  • Sherrie Mathieson

    I think both ladies share a conservative bent.Their comments reflect what so many women feel past 50.What they would most gain from is to be shown how they can be true to their personalities with great simplicity, a youthful approach, utilizing classic but updated style. My books really took ladies like these and featured looks that they can relate to–today and for their futures.
    All best!
    Sherrie (sherrie@sherriemathieson.com)

  • Robyn E

    Can not wait to see the outcome ! Excited !

  • freebyrdmom

    Thank you very much for your well wishes. My daughter is coming from North Carolina and I really cant wait.

  • Becky

    Sit back and enjoy the day you are the stars.You will never forget it!

  • Murphy

    Congratulations! Can’t wait to see the after!!

  • Gregory Anne Cox

    So happy for these two women! I’ve always wanted a makeover too and can’t wait to see these gals after and hear how this has affected their lives.
    I mostly want to watch the experts do their magic. Hope to meet you both at the BB.