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#40andFAB - A Social Media Makeover - THE FINAL REVEAL

There's an African proverb thats "It takes a village to raise a child." In the case of our #40andFAB makeover, it took a village of fantastic people and businesses to #40andFAB makeover the lovely Sara Marsden. Ann Grace Wallace from Ann Grace & Co. was the initial brains for the project, Sara was our willing recipient, and well... we'll just say I'm the social media and writing goddess who ties all the loose ends together! Like many mothers, Sara is usually spending her time balancing between raising a family and her career as the Marketing Director for Theatre IV and the Barksdale Theatre. Since Sara is often in the public eye to spread the word regarding upcoming theatre events like The Velveteen Rabbit and Irving Berlin's White Christmas - we felt she needed a little boost to put her best foot forward and hence the #40andFAB idea was born!

We'd like to give a huge THANK YOU to our wonderful sponsors - if it wasn't for the fabulous people and businesses we were involved with, we wouldn't have been able to pull it off!!!

Lavender & Lace Lingerie provided us with fantastic shapewear, bras, and AWESOME Yummie Tummie camisoles! Don't forget to check them out on Facebook for promotions and sales at the store.

Dillard's Short Pump provided us with Sara's outfit, shoes, accessories, and a makeup lesson from Clarins. We had an awesome time at their Work Your Style event! The customer service provided by Tish Goodman and her assistant manager as well as Kaitlin Dennis was AWESOME! If you're looking for great women's apparel - Dillard's Short Pump is the place to go!

Saxon Shoes provided us with a fantastic black patent faux-croc clutch that's big enough to hold your essentials in a streamlined shape. Sara also picked out this beautiful silver and gold tone cuff bracelet that looks great for dressy and casual outfits! We all known Saxon is known for shoes but they have great accessories and jewelry too - don't forget to check them out on Facebook.

Mango Salon at their new Short Pump location provided us with Sara's fresh cut and color. Our stylist Niki did a fantastic job interpreting Sara's initial vision on how she'd like her hair to look and gave Sara a polished yet easy to style look.

Check out the gallery for photos from the process of the #40andFAB makeover and from the final reveal at the Barksdale Theatre for their Drama Divas Girls Night Out. Big thanks to Robyn O'Neill for the photos from the final reveal and being our talented paparazzi that evening. We will be having another Drama Divas night in December so stay tuned!

Sara at Dillard's Short Pump for their Work Your Style event!

Sara checking out the great clothing available at Dillard's Short Pump.

Love this belted cardigan and necklace from Dillard's Short Pump!

Our makeup artist from Clarins working her magic!

Sara is learning tips and tricks with her makeup at Dillard's Short Pump.

Well groomed brows are essential to any makeup look!

Sara after her Clarins consultation and makeover at Dillard's Short Pump.

The experience at Lavender & Lace Lingerie is very inviting!

Isn't the garden at Lavender & Lace Lingerie lovely?

One of the many lovely flowers in the garden outside Lavender & Lace.

Sara with the lovely ladies from Lavender & Lace Lingerie! Check out the bling on the Yummie Tummie cami!

Niki prepping Sara's hair for highlights at Mango Salon.

Sara's getting foiled by Niki at Mango Salon.

Sara and her "foil helmet" compliments of Mango Salon.

Sara getting her highlights rinsed out by Niki at Mango Salon.

Sara's hair is taking shape at Mango Salon thanks to Niki!

Lindsay doing Sara's makeup before the big reveal.

How fantastic does Sara look? AMAZING.

Sara shining on stage at the Barksdale's Drama Divas.

Love the jacket and necklace from Dillard's Short Pump.

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Ann showing off Sara and her "before" photo.

Showing off the fab Yummie Tummie cami from Lavender & Lace Lingerie.

Ann explaining the process of the makeover.

Lindsay explaining social media to our audience.

Tania from Lavender & Lace explaining bra fitting.

Lindsay and Tania talking lingerie.

Sara showcasing great pieces from Lavender & Lace Lingerie.

Ann, Sara, Tania from Lavender & Lace Lingerie, & Lindsay

The lovely Judi Crenshaw from the Barksdale and Theatre IV.

Ann talking fashion at the Drama Divas reception.

Good conversation and good company for the Barksdale's Drama Divas.

We like to see smiling faces!

Sara's mother talking to some of the Drama Divas guests.

Having at good time at the Barksdale's Drama Divas.

Lindsay sneaking in a coffee break at the Drama Divas reception.