Mom Makeup Refresh {Places for Mom Pampering}

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makeup applicationI had baby number three at the end of 2017. Either being pregnant or nursing for nearly six years straight, this mom was ready for a change. Since a new wardrobe was out of the question, I thought some new skin care products and makeup might just do the trick (also much more cost-effective). Plus, looking good and feeling good definitely ups my mom game.

Just in time for a Spring refresh, I’ve rounded up a list of Columbus-area locations for makeup application. Many of them offer additional services, like massages, facials and mani/pedis, so you can make a day out of it and enjoy some extra pampering. There are a range of prices and offerings available (free is my favorite!). Start dropping hints now, Mother’s Day is May 13. 

Grab your girlfriends – or take a kid-free solo trip – and enjoy some refreshment! Get some extra mileage out of your new look by planning an outing afterward, perhaps date night or shopping with your bestie!

Please share in the comments your favorite places for some fresh makeup or ideas and activities that provide you with some much-needed renewal.

Makeup Application Locations in Columbus

Aveda (retail store)
Locations: Easton & Polaris
Cost: Free
Time: 30 minutes (spot area product application with Aveda products to enhance your features), appointments recommended
Details: Inside the Aveda retail stores, associates provide sampling and product application techniques.

Aveda Institute Columbus
Location: Columbus (Bethel Rd)
Cost: $15 
Time: 45 minutes, appointment recommended, walk-ins subject to availability
Details: Full range of hair care services available in addition to spa services including facial and body treatments as well as manicures, pedicures and hair removal. All services are performed by students under the supervision of a licensed instructor.

bareMinerals
Locations: Easton, Polaris & Tuttle Mall
Cost: Free
Time: 15-45 minutes, walk-ins welcome, appointments appreciated
Details: Skincare and full face makeup featuring minerals-based cosmetics.

Charles Penzone
Locations: Dublin, Gahanna/New Albany, German Village, Polaris, Short North & Upper Arlington
Cost: $50-62
Time: 45 minutes
Details: Offering airbrush makeup, application lessons, eyebrow and eyelash tinting, a variety of options are provided. Spa services also available. 

Kenneth’s
Locations: Dublin, Grove City, Hilliard, New Albany, Pickerington, Polaris, Powell, Upper Arlington, Westerville & Worthington 
Cost: $58-61
Time: 45 minutes
Details: Hair, nails and spa services available in addition to packages and multiple makeup application options.

Nordstrom
Location: Easton
Cost: $50 (waived if applied to makeup purchase)
Time: 45 minutes, appointment recommended
Details: Variety of makeup brands and skin care options available.

Paul Mitchell the school Columbus
Location: Columbus (Morse Rd)
Cost: $15 
Time: 45 minutes, appointments recommended
Details: Haircut and styling services available in addition to full face makeup. All services are performed by students under the supervision of a licensed instructor.

Sephora
Locations: Easton & Polaris
Cost: $50 full face (waived if applied to makeup purchase), Free mini session
Time: Full face makeover 45 minutes, appointment recommended, mini facial or makeover 15 minutes, walk-ins welcome
Details: Variety of makeup and skin care lines available for use.

Ulta Beauty
Locations: Dublin, Easton, Pickerington, Polaris & Upper Arlington
Cost: $40 (new guests receive varying promotional discounts)
Time: 45 minutes, appointment recommended
Details: Multiple beauty services available including hair, skin and brows.

Taking care of ourselves is so important. Book that appointment!

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Emily Bice grew up in a small, Ohio farming community west of Columbus. It wasn't until she met her college sweetheart and future husband that her mind was opened to living elsewhere. They say love makes you do crazy things which lead Emily and her Texan husband to living in Central America for two years. After much adventure and traveling, she ended up back in Columbus where the real adventure began: motherhood. She is the mom of two young boys and an infant daughter and wife to the ultimate man's man. She's living her dream as a stay at home mom but will be the first to admit that she is far from having it all figured out. Her hardest parenting moments are typically around nap time and bedtime and after particularly rough episodes she can be found online shopping. In a former chapter of life, Emily worked in non-profit raising funds and awareness for important causes. Today, she spends her time playing and snuggling with her three children, traveling to and from her husband's lacrosse company's events and socializing with friends and family. When she has any free time, she usually wastes it trying to figure out what to do.