Pulling It All Together

It’s been a few weeks but I wanted to share with you how I went about deciding on my look for Jump Back.

To start – the dress. I have wanted to try Rent the Runway for a year or so now and never actually found the right occasion. I couldn’t think of anything better than using it for Jump Back Ball – especially with the James Bond theme this year. Being the type A personality that I am, I did order a backup dress (which I loved too and ended up keeping), but didn’t need it. The Badgley Mischka that I ordered fit perfectly. Plus it was a lower rental price than I originally expected it to be – another score. The style girls from Rent the Runway were awesome to work with, ensuring me that the length of the dress would work with my 4-inch heels that I had purchased (I had a backup pair of shoes too that were 5-inches and I’m pretty sure I would have broken an ankle in).


In preparation for Jump Back Ball 23, I had a few appointments scheduled at Charles Scott Salon. As you know, they’ve become my go-to and I love heading there for a night (or day) of relaxing.

To start off, I visited Michelle for a calming facial. I scheduled this a week before Jump Back Ball knowing what an insane two weeks I had coming up (including the ADDY Awards). She was wonderful, explaining exactly what the calming facial would do. Luckily, I don’t really struggle with any skin issues. But I was looking for relaxing and a little bit of a glow in prep for the ADDYs and Jump Back Ball. Michelle was able to do just that. I walked away feeling amazing and totally relaxed (despite some nonsense that had been going on that day).

My dear friend Jessica (who was also my date for the evening) is an AMAZING makeup artist so of course, she helped me out with makeup the night of. Can you believe I’ve never worn fake eyelashes before? I may be addicted now.


Of course, I had to schedule some time with my stylist Tina too. I cannot speak highly enough about how she’s been able to help with saving my hair (for lack of a better description). Despite all of the color, she’s helping to keep my ends healthy and my hair shiny (all while working back to blonde…or maybe a shade of red if Tina has her way!). She also talked me into some new bangs which I’m a huge fan of. For JBB, Tina used this picture as an inspiration and helped to give me a fun “up do” for the night. And my hair didn’t move (but didn’t feel weighted down either by hairspray or products). Another win!

image c/o Smitten in CLE: http://smittenincle.blogspot.com/

image c/o Smitten in CLE: http://smittenincle.blogspot.com/

While it was a crazy few weeks at the end of the month….I gotta say, it was all worth it for some great memories with some great friends.

Disclaimer: I’m an ambassador for Charles Scott Salon but would only go there if I loved their services…which I do. I also was a blogger for Jump Back Ball 23. 

About Charlene Ann

Type A, City Dweller. Lover of all things CLE, bad pop music, coffee, reading, to-do lists and wine.
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