Cinderella opens nationwide March 13th


I always wanted to be treated like a princess. This past weekend my wish came true thanks to JCPenney. JCPenney gave me and other bloggers the royal treatment at the #JCPCinderellaMoment Glam Ball in Hollywood, CA to prepare me for my red carpet walk at the premiere of Disney’s Cinderella.



Although I knew that hair, makeup, and accessories were going to be part of my afternoon, I had no idea that it was as incredibly pampering as it was! I was first greeted by my Prince – yes, I had a Prince Charming! He was incredibly handsome too! He guided me from station to station having expert hair and makeup give me the perfect look for the dress I was wearing.


My makeup artist was first. I was so happy to find out that she was a fan of makeup lines I loved – NARS, Benefit, and others. I told her I loved a smokey eye and can wear a lot of makeup and color – I have always loved the bold pop of a well-lined eye and she expertly gave me some drama, complete with a winged liner and soft pink lips.


My hair stylist Liz was fantastic as well. I told her I would love a side-swept look. I never expected it to be as beautiful as it was, she gave me an inside-out french braid along the back and swept it all into cascading curls down my left shoulder. It was perfection and I got a ton of compliments on it!



Next off I was escorted to the accessory room. The shelves were FULL of jewelry – necklaces rings, earrings, bracelets – all sparkly and gorgeous! In addition there were several clutches, one more perfect than the next.


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My stylist chose a perfect statement necklace and clutch for me. My dress was a raisin Ralph Lauren gown that needed the bling JCPenney bestowed on me. Pure perfection.


Along with the pampering were champagne cocktails, finger sandwiches, mini-desserts, and more beautifully laid out for us to nibble on. There was also a full display of the Cinderella merchandise exclusively at JCPenney!


Then… I was ready.


JCPenney also gifted my daughter the 2015 Cinderella Ball Gown – available now in stores and online!


The minute I gave it to her she put it on and didn’t take it off until the end of the day. I would imagine she’d still be wearing it if I didn’t make her change into her pajamas!

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Next up – Part 2: the pre-premiere reception at El Capitan Theater, where costumes and props were on display!


Cinderella opens nationwide March 13th

As part of the #CinderellaEvent blog team, I was invited to Hollywood to be treated like royalty courtesy of Disney. All opinions are my own.