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Christmas 2008 Makeover No.2!

Monday, 8 December 2008

A festive makeover with a difference as we give our style team a double challenge!

One young mum , and her mum receive a head to toe makeover in time for the festive season.

Christmas is only round the corner and what better time to look your best than when out at parties and visiting friends and family.

Rebecca Moody & her Mum Evelyn.
Rebecca is a 27 year old mum of two from Offaly. She has had many health issues over the past year and is extremely grateful to her mum, Evelyn for all her help and support over the last number of months.
Rebecca will be heading out on the town with her partner Joe and his work colleagues for a Christmas night out. The whole family will be celebrating Christmas at Rebecca's sister Caroline's house. There are four sisters in the family (Caroline, Sandra, Rebecca & Elaine who lives in Cardiff) The girls feel that mum Evelyn has done enough over the years and needs a break, so each of them take it in turns to host Christmas day.

The Makeover Team:-

Eddie Doyle- Hair stylist supreme

Suzanne Walsh- Make-Up & Beauty GuruLiam Power- Super Stylist

Rebecca's original Letter to The Afternoon Show:-

Dear the Afternoon Show,

I am a 27 year old mum of two beautiful girls- Charlotte (4) and Louise (2). The last few years have been tough. Last Christmas, on the 20th December, I had a pituitary tumour removed at Beaumont hospital. I had some complications but got home on Christmas Eve. I also have I.B.S and bowel disease. I suffer from other illnesses as well which bring me up to Beaumont at least every other month. But with two small children you just have to get on with it. They keep me going.

I also have my loving partner Joe. I have been with him for eight years, he was a terrific support to me over the last year and we are getting married next year. He was by my side through the good and the bad.

But my Mum was the fantastic one. I am writing to you for a makeover because since I was diagnosed, I have lost 5 stone in weight but my hair keeps falling out as a result of all the steroids and tablets I'm on. It's in really bad shape and I could really do with your help.

But I don't want the makeover on my own. I couldn't have got through the last few years without the help and support of my mum. She is one in a million- she goes out of her way to help and she drove up every day from Offaly to see me in Beaumont. It would mean the world to me if you could make her over. Even if you can't do me- just do her. It would just be a huge way to show how much I love her and that I do appreciate everything she does for me and my family.

Look forward to hearing from you,
Rebeca Moody.


When called to say her nomination had been successful, Rebecca started to cry and said that we had just made her whole year. Her mum will have just spent the weekend in Cardiff and is flying home early just for her makeover!

Special Suprise:-
Rebecca hates being photographed and does her best to avoid them. When she does manage to have her photo taken, her mouth is always closed. This is because her two front teeth were broken as part of a hockey accident in primary school and Rebecca simply cannot afford to pay for them to be fixed. Smiles dental clinic are happy to help Rebecca with her smile and have her looking particularly smiley this Christmas!

Eddie Doyle is based in Perceptions hair salon in Goatstown in Dublin Tel 01 296 2722
Suzanne Walsh
Dermalogica Appointed Salon
Expert Services in Skin Care, Beauty Therapy, Nails, Body Wellness, Make Up and Spray Tanning
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Tel: 045 840 054

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A big thank you to Max Factor for providing Goodie bags for our Ladies today!