Wednesday, October 12, 2011

USO | P&G Beauty & Grooming Lounge

Last week was the USO's annual gala, where politicos, celebs and Washingtonians gather to honor members of the military and awesome USO volunteers! It would be super exciting to find out your husband or son was being honored, but at the same time coming from a small town to a glittering DC gala with thousands of people... um scary!! Luckily the USO partnered with P&G to provide complimentary makeovers to honorees and their guests!

All the beauty products, like this table of Covergirl cosmetics, was provided by P&G
I got to hang out in the P&G Beauty and Grooming Lounge all day as women got their hair and make-up done and men got luxurious shaves - very cool! The women were tres excited, with one proud mom exclaiming, "I'm ready for my transformation!!"
Skilled, local hair and make-up artists crafted glam updos, sleek chignons and smokey eyes for the red carpet.
Best of all, there were tons of smiles all day as everyone recieved some well-deserved pampering before their big night!
My favorite had to be the adorable Elaine, daughter of honoree Corporal Bixler who lost both his legs saving the life of an Afghan soldier. I met some amazing families and I'm so glad they got the recognition they all truly deserve!