Global Makeover Day

It’s Mary Kay’s Global Makeover Day! We’re trying to set a record for the most makeovers in one day.

I’m up to four so far!

This was my mother-daughter pair. Gorgeous! I’m so glad Shannan tried the red lipstick–I love it!

Mom (Kathy) is a Clear and Shannan is a Soft.

fantabulous women makeover mother daughter

Mother-daughter makeover!

This is Chris, another Clear. Her favorite color drape was the royal purple.

fantabulous women clear

And here is my mom’s before and after.
fantabulouswomen makeover before
And after. Wow-za! She looks amazing in her POP color: ocean blue.
fantabulous women makeover after
Contact me for YOUR makeover!

My NEW FanTABulous Women Teaching Series!


I am thrilled to announce the launch of a long-time dream of mine–I am starting an eight-week teaching series right in my own home, all about being a FanTABulous Woman!

Here’s a blurb from my Facebook event page:

This is the best of what I teach, preach and blog about, all in one series!

The tools, resources and accountability women need to live a life of passion, confidence and influence.

Come to a class you need, come to share your own expertise, come to network or just come to hang out and have a cup of tea!

Practical, simple and hands-on, this eight-week series will be held every Tuesday night in my home studio in south Chandler. 5:30-6:00 is tea time, 6:00-8:00 is class and 8:00-8:30 is networking and Q&A.

{see the list of classes below}

You are encouraged to join the FanTABulous Women community for $350 (payable by check or Paypal).

Your membership includes:

  • an all-access pass to all classes in the series all year long
  • an invitation to the FanTABulous Women secret Facebook group
  • FREE admission to field trips plus discounts on retreats
  • a thirty minute one-on-one Creative Consultation with me
  • EVERYTHING you see in the photo below (yes, the basket, too!)
  • the FanTABulous Women notebook with ALL course materials and handouts
  • the best of my personal library (“Good To Great” by Jim Collins, “Simple Abundance” by Sarah Ban Breathnach, “Good Girls Don’t Have to Dress Bad” by Shari Braendel and “Organized Simplicity” by Tsh Oxenreider)
  • pocket color wheel
  • customized makeup look and compact (three eye shadows, blush and lipstick or gloss)
  • journal
  • “Satin Hands” set for at-home pampering

The retail value of the materials alone is well over $400.

FanTABulous Women teaching series course materials

All included when you join the FanTABulous Women community!

You may also audit any class(es) you choose for $25, which includes the handouts for that night. You may buy books and materials individually, too, but the real value is in the package deal, above.

Feel free to invite a friend, colleague or family member to come along!


1. Living an authentic life according to your personal mission statement.
2. Practicing practical spirituality and living with an attitude of gratitude.
3. Style and wardrobe help, dressing your body and revamping your closet.
4. Color analysis, creating a daily makeup look and following a daily skin care routine.
5. Home: having a “Mom Cave,” hospitality, entertaining and “Good Enough Housekeeping.”
6. Health & wellness, fertility, sleep, self-care, at-home pampering and making time for yourself.
7. The Five Love Languages, friendships, mentoring and creating your own board of directors.
8. Communication, networking, maintaining your online presence, pursuing your passion.

Check out my Events Page for the current dates.

For more information, message me on Facebook or visit the Facebook event page.

Exfoliate Dry Lips NOW

Are your lips dry? Do you need to exfoliate them…now??

You already have two of the BEST tools for sloughing dead skin from your lips:

This… lip exfoliator washcloth

A damp washcloth!

And this. toothbrush exfoliate lips

A toothbrush!

At night before bed, simply rub your lips with a damp washcloth or toothbrush to gently remove the dead skin, rinse and apply a lip balm to leave on over night. Viola! Soft, kissable lips.

If you have a little more time and really want to pamper your lips, give this a shot. Mix equal parts brown sugar, honey and olive oil, rub gently onto lips and rinse.

lip exfoliating treatment

via Pinterest

Could your lips use a little TLC? Let me know if you try any of these ideas!

xxx, Tabitha

Happy Holidays!

I hope you are enjoying the holiday season and I wish you a Be-YOU-tiful finish to the year and a FanTABulous start to 2013!

family photo fantabulous women

tab family photos cowboy hat

Please comment if there is anything you’d like to see here in 2013! OR, hop on over to the FanTABulous Women Facebook page.

New Ways to Tie a Scarf

It’s finally dipping below 80 degrees in Arizona so the scarves are coming out.

Need some inspiration for how to wear yours??

What is your favorite way to wear a scarf? Are you going to try a NEW way??

RETREAT: Your Personal Mission Statement

My mom and I are trying something new: weekend retreats!

Our first one is set for early November.


Two days IN the valley. 11:00am Saturday, November 3rd to 3:00pm Sunday, November 4th at the charming Indian Springs Ranch Bed & Breakfast in Goodyear, Arizona. Elaine, the inn keeper, is lovely. I had my 30th birthday party at the Ranch and it was a marvelous experience. I’m excited to go back!

mission statement retreat indian springs ranch

Participants will arrive for lunch then we will have a few afternoon sessions, a Crafternoon, dinner, another session, fun pajama/pampering party and a night devotion before bed.

mission statement retreat indian springs ranch

Sunday, we’ll start with yoga, walking and breathing then have breakfast together in the B&B dining room.

mission statement retreat indian springs ranch dining room

After that, we’ll have a couple of sessions, lunch, wrap-up and reflection and head home in the afternoon.

We’re trying to mix the learning/thinking/growing component with relaxation, a chance to get our creative juices flowing and just taking the opportunity to get away from the world for a bit and regain our balance.


The title is “Discovering Your Mission: Because to move forward, you have to know where you’ve been and where you’re going.”

Here’s the blurb I wrote for the invitation:

Do you know your personal mission statement? Do you have it displayed somewhere you can see it every day? Do you use your mission statement to help you decide what activities to participate in, what people to surround yourself with, how to spend your money and what boundaries you need to put into place to keep yourself sane?

If not, allow Patricia and Tabitha to guide you on a two-day journey to discovering your personal mission statement and how to use it to make 2013 your best year yet!

Along with practical, hands-on exercises, we’ll help you turn your mission statement into a work of art to display in your home.

Once you have your mission, you’ll wonder how you’ll find the time and space to fulfill it! We’ve got that covered, too. Outside of our Mission Statement Sessions, you’ll have plenty of time to reconnect with God, get creative, pamper yourself, fellowship with other women and even get some exercise! Not only will you have a wonderful time but you’ll discover ways to prioritize your ‘self care’ once you return home, too.

You’ll leave this retreat feeling refreshed, invigorated and ready to live your life with purpose! Won’t you join us? Space is limited, register soon!


$150 includes accommodations, meals, materials and goodies. Your payment secures your spot. Only SEVEN spots are available!

Family and friends are welcome, too. If you’d like to cut your cost a little, you can share a queen or kind-size bed.

For more details and information, e-mail me at letmerephrasethat(at)gmail(dot)com.

If you can’t make it to this one but want to receive the information for the next one, e-mail me!

I Survived Camping

Yes, this girly-girl and beauty consultant DID survive camping!

It was actually a marvelous way to spend quality time with my husband’s family and with my sons. Plus I REALLY needed the time away from my businesses (and my phone and computer) to unwind and decompress. There’s nothing quite like four days and three nights on a mountain in the remote northern New Mexico wilderness to help you clear your head!

The entrance to the park. camping

Climbing the mountain to our camp site. going up

My father-in-law’s truck tipped over on the way up. Never a dull moment. An hour later and we were on our way again. truck turned over

Sunny days and cold nights with the four of us in a cozy tent together. drew ethan by the tent

The boys loved tent living. andrew in the tent ethan in the tent

No running water. An outhouse for a bathroom (imagine making this trek at 2 a.m.) camping outhouse

Stunning scenery at every turn. latir lakes

Boys in their element. boys in the stream

Cozy in a sleeping bag with my baby. tabitha and ethan in the tent

Hiking with Daddy. Doesn’t Ethan look like Yoda with his stick?? leaving for hike

A hike cut short by a hail storm. “It LOUD, Mommy!” ethan hail storm

Amazing nature views. Breath-taking. lake and tree

S’mores for Andrew. andrew smores

S’mores for Ethan. ethan smores

Making memories with my in-laws. family by the fire

Four days unplugged and in tune with nature. camping group by fire

And so glad to be back home! These were flowers my parents had for us when we arrived home, to celebrate ONE YEAR in our new home. flowers upon our arrival

There truly is no place like home (especially when home has running water, electricity and a king-size bed with a pillow-top mattress). And it’s true… i love not camping

Who needs a night of pampering??

I should see a lot of raised hands. Mine is up!

Every woman and I know (and those who are self-employed or who work from home in particular) struggle to make time to take care of themselves. Notice I said MAKE time–it requires commitment and a conscious effort to MAKE time to prioritize our own self-care.

I love to be pampered but I have come to expect that if I want to be pampered, I’m going to have to do it myself. For those of us who aren’t fortunate enough to visit a spa regularly, creating an at-home spa experience is a marvelous way to indulge ourselves.

I give you my…

friday night pampering and microdermabrasion party

There will be foot soaks…

foot soak tabs spa night

…spa water…

tabs spa party spa water

{but don’t worry, there will be other drink options as well!}

…spa food…

tabs spa party spa food

…and lots of fun treatments to try.

tabs spa party image from servicemagicconnection

All guests will have the opportunity to experience the Mary Kay microdermabrasion treatment, perfect for calming and refreshing summer skin.

You will leave feeling relaxed and refreshed and your skin will be ready for bed when you get home.

I also hope that a few women will come to learn HOW to host an at-home spa party to treat their sales team, VIP customers or even their friends or family. You know I love to give away all of my FanTABulous secrets!

 tabs spa night image from buzzledotcom

Of course attendees will have the opportunity to experience the Mary Kay products you can use for your own at-home pampering. There will be a door prize, too, and everyone will go home with a party favor.

Check out the event details and buy your (FREE!) ticket on Eventbrite HERE. Feel free to give it a ‘like’ on Facebook or share it with a friend, too.

I hope to see you there! {and stay tuned for all the event preparations, how-tos and event photos!}

Are you irresistible to your customers?

I had my two sons, ages six and three, in the race car shopping cart in the grocery store last week and they both clamored to get a closer look when they saw this display: Betty Boop standing in a sea of strawberries.

betty boop marketing

I stopped because strawberries were on my list but I wasn’t expecting my sons’ reactions.

“Mommy! Get that one!” my older son insisted (the son who doesn’t even eat strawberries).

“’Dat one, dat one!” my three-year-old strawberry fanatic pointed. “Get it from her!”

“Which one? What are you talking about?” I asked, mock clueless.

“The one the lady is holding!!”



They wanted me to choose the one from Betty Boop’s tray, not the ones in the case. Why? Because it was more fun!

Later I wondered…how many people who came into the store with no intention of buying strawberries that day bought strawberries just because the display caught their attention?

Betty Boop in the produce department was a stroke of marketing brilliance. Who could resist buying whatever she was selling??

My sons knew what we all instinctively know: given options, we’ll always take the one that’s more fun. And, if a pretty girl is holding it, people will impulsively buy almost ANYthing.

Marketing is all about capturing your customer’s attention. People are attracted to things that are unique, visually appealing and that offer a fun experience.

How can you capture your ideal customer’s attention?
How can you make yourself, your brand, your product or your company irresistible?
How can you bring more FUN into your customers’ lives?

Let me know in the comments how you plan to give your customers a “Betty Boop in the Strawberry Case” experience this week. And whatever you decide to do, wearing red high heels probably wouldn’t hurt.

Copyright Tabitha Dumas, online and in-persona image consultant Gilbert Chandler, Arizona. All right reserved.