So today was the day Natasha and I were lucky enough to attend a Look Good Feel Better workshop at Southend Hospital. The charity provide makeup lessons and guidance for ladies going through cancer treatment and a lovely goody bag full of professional products kindly donated from companies such as Lancôme, Elizabeth Arden and No. 7.
The day began with everyone taking their seats and the volunteers – all professionals in beauty or makeup – giving each lady their goody bag once they have assessed their skin for the correct foundation tone. They then got to have a rummage through the bags and open all of the products before they were taken through the 12 point, step by step demonstration of how to apply makeup correctly and how to care for the skin with cleanser toner and moisturiser. The transformation in the ladies from the morning was incredible, not only in their faces, but in their confidence and their mood too. It was a really uplifting experience watching their excitement at the beautiful donated products, seeing their confidence grow with each step of the programme and watching exactly how looking good really does make you feel better during treatment. Sarah, the coordinator, was informative and caring, with lots of helpful tips and good information about the products and the other volunteers were there to help when any of the ladies got stuck with anything. From opening their products to shaping their eyebrows, they were there to pick up whatever was difficult and talk each lady through it step by step until they were happy they could do it themselves.
At the end, questions were answered and a few gifts were given to ladies chosen from a raffle, from companies supporting the charity and the work that they do. Vouchers for a massage and a beautiful garden candle were among them and this is something that the Essex Wig Centre will definitely be doing in the future too as well as donating our time.
It was a beautiful morning and we are both very excited to be a part of it very soon. Congratulations to Look Good Feel Better on their 4 year anniversary at Southend hospital. We are very pleased to have shared it with you.
if you or anyone you know could benefit from the services provided by Look Good Feel Better, get in touch with the, at firstname.lastname@example.org