Gift Of Confidence : One Year On
For my annual Gift of Confidence event this year I decided to do something a little bit different; I welcomed back the VIPs (Very Inspiring People) from last year (2018) to my Yorkshire HQ, Nouveau House, to see if the last year has been filled with more confidence.
It was great to invite these fabulous ladies to my hometown and catch up, but of course I didn’t just invite the ladies to sunny Yorkshire for a catch-up, I invited our VIPs Diana, Tracy and Sophie for a day of confidence boosting treatments. Unfortunately, Carly, who was one of the other VIP from 2018 couldn’t make the date, but I’m sure we will catch up very soon at one of my London clinics.
I decided to offer my special guests a stay at the gorgeous Wentbridge House Hotel the night before for dinner and fizz with myself and team. It was so lovely to spend time with them all and hear what they’ve been getting up to over the past year; especially as they all said their confidence had grown after last year’s event. These events mean so much to me and really embody what I’m trying to achieve in all of my work, so hearing directly from these inspirational women that me and my team have made a difference makes me feel so proud.
The following morning (after a proper Yorkshire breakfast and cuppa) we whisked the ladies to Nouveau House to give them a day of relaxation and luxury. Each VIP was treated to a luxurious A-lift Facial, manicure and pedicure, hair and makeup, a styling session and a Colour Boost on their brows with yours truly.
We finished the day with a fabulous photoshoot and presented the ladies with some goodies from all of my brands; HD Brows, Nouveau Skin Therapy and Nouveau Lashes, as well as their favourite outfit from their personal styling session.
It is definitely one of my favourite days of the year, where I can meet inspiring people and show them how much they deserve the VIP treatment. My favourite part of it all is that I get to see those amazing smiles on everybody’s faces – including my staff – it’s just so special.
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She was born with club foot and has endured many surgeries: In February 2017 she had her left leg amputated. Sophie wants to show that it’s still possible to do anything you put your mind to and is currently training with GB para-rowing.
“I cant thank Karen enough for the Gift of Confidence and for bringing us back again this year. I’ve made some lovely friends and feel incredible. Thank you!”
After losing both her sister and lifelong best friend to cancer in the space of a few months, Diana lost all her hair due to the grief and stress she was under. In 2016, she visited the doctors for a routine appointment for a sore throat and was diagnosed with lung cancer. The following months saw Diana undergo daily chemo or radiotherapy appointments plus surgery to remove the cancer and lymph.
“I’ve never been pampered like this in my life, I can’t thank Karen and her lovely team enough for such a wonderful day. The confidence this event has given me is hard to put into words, I can’t wait to go home and show off my beautiful new brows and my new look to my family and friends.”
After being homeless herself from the age of 14 Tracy now runs Tracy’s Street Kitchen in Nottingham on Friday’s. She cooks for and feeds around 130 people every Friday night in central Nottingham. Tracy is truly inspirational – always finding food donations and managing to cook, feed and organise clothes, sleeping bags and toiletries for the homeless.
“Karen is such an inspiration, I feel so lucky to be here with her again and to be so spoiled. I spend every minute of my spare time looking after everyone else, it’s quite overwhelming to be made to feel so special.”