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Promotion in Motion: Jen Slattery- Glitz, Glam, and Loads of Chocoate

Posted by Lisa Lickel on June 5, 2012

Excuse us, guys, while us gals have a party — really, you can come if you promise to be quiet, stand in the corner, and buy your wives something…

Welcome back, Jen Slattery.

I’ve never been a fan of headshots, and my camera-phobia has only increased with age. Obviously, I didn’t celebrate the invention of the unforgiving telephoto lens. It only deepens my brow lines, accentuates my crows feet, and zeroes in on those unsightly sunspots that multiply like measles. (Clearly it was invented by a man.) Nor did I praise my husband when he brought one such camera home. I tried to talk him into buying a different one—one that sort of muted the image, but he didn’t listen. Go figure.

Based on my head-shot horrors, it might surprise you to learn I’ve allowed my not-so-lovely, pre-make-up, mugshot to be blasted across cyber-space … and voted on.

Am I crazy? Into self-deprication?

No, but I was strong-armed by Mary Kay consultant, Sharyline Cochran. Okay, not really. I agreed, without hesitation, even, because it’s for a great cause! I like to call it the Beauty for the Broken campaign.

Last March, I hosted a make-over party at my house as part of Mary Kay’s charity make-over contest. There were seven of us in all, and enough chocolate to go around twice over. Or, as in my daughter’s case, ten times over.

Then came the time for the before shots. I mistakenly thought I could sneak in my foundation, but Sharyline was tough! She told me everything—every wrinkle and sunspot hiding dab, had to go. After helping me scrub my face clean, she brought me into a well-lit area of our house and snapped a few shots.

Next came the fun part—an adult make-up party that made me feel sixteen again. You remember those days, right? Sleeping bags spread across your girlfriend’s basement, candy wrappers tossed all around, Bon Jovi songs pouring from the radio, and blue—yes, blue—mascara swapped around.

Only this time, none of us looked like Circus Clowns. At least, we didn’t think so, but perhaps you’ll feel different. Go ahead, have a peak. But be sure to vote —preferably for me. J

If I win, Mary Kay will give a total of $5,500 towards two orphan ministries, GoThreads (http://gothreads.org/) and the Raining Season (http://www.therainingseason.org/).

How cool is that! And you’ll win something, too! If you vote and tell us you did so in the comments, you’ll win a $10 Mary Kay gift certificate and a free make-over (in person or via Skype), courtesy of Sharyline Cochran (http://www.marykay.com/sharilyne/default.aspx).

Because it isn’t so much about what you do, but about using what you do–whatever you do–to bring glory to God.

1 Corinthians 10:31 “So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” (NIV)

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Jennifer Slattery lives in the Midwest with her husband and daughter. She writes for Christ to the World Ministries, the ACFW Journal, Internet Café Devotions, and Jewels of Encouragement. You can connect with her online at her devotional blog at http://jenniferslatterylivesoutloud.com or via Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/JenSlatte

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2 Responses to “Promotion in Motion: Jen Slattery- Glitz, Glam, and Loads of Chocoate”

  1. [...] I’ve never been a fan of headshots, and my camera-phobia has only increased with age. Obviously, I didn’t celebrate the invention of the unforgiving telephoto lens. It only deepens my brow lines, accentuates my crows feet, and zeroes in on those unsightly sunspots that multiply like measles. (Clearly it was invented by a man.) Nor did I praise my husband when he brought one such camera home. I tried to talk him into buying a different one—one that sort of muted the image, but he didn’t listen. Go figure. (Read more here, then follow the link to vote.) [...]

  2. Bummer! Forgot to give Lisa the voting link. Here it is: https://www.mkmakeovercontest.com/gallery.jsp?id=163379 (The site says voting starts at noon.)

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