2016 Mayhem recap and pics

12
UFE HALLOWEEN MAYHEM 2016 CHICAGO IL

I love this show. I am so excited to share with you how fun it is to compete in UFE.
So.. I did this show last year and I wanted to really raise my game for the judges!!

I started working with my designer in January!!  Ideas were solidified in May and we brought 4 amazing looks to this show. They were exactly what I wanted.

Ok.. so here’s how it all went…

My peak week went really well . I woke up Thursday looking great! Nice and tight. Friday I woke up looking like ET. Horrible.  My suits were way way toooo big. Oh no… I went  straight to eating!! Carbs. mmmmmm. I started looking better immediately!!  mmmmm carbs. Best day!!

Friday night we had our meeting and tan.
1
You know how pale I am. That tan was spot on. The tanner for UFE is Fitworld and they are amazing.And just so you know.. when you are competing with UFE, Rachel and her team will help you backstage. They glued me so many times, fixed my tan and just went out of their way to make sure I was taken care of. They also do hair and makeup!!
I will encourage you to use Fitworld Competition Services for all your backstage needs.
They are in the host hotel with us!! It’s fantastic.

Oh.. I loved my tan.. it was very sunkissed and not orangey.

20
My goal this year was to do my own hair and makeup. I hired an artist and did my lessons.  At the end though, I couldn’t make it happen. I was just too overwhelmed. I worked with a local Chicago Artist  Sabrina Ramirez. She gave me my best VS look. I loved that she used the colors I bought for my show so I could touch up.  This is my favorite look I’ve done for stage! In UFE your stage presentation is a large portion of your score!!  I needed full on glam to complete my looks.hair
I want to thank Melissa Lambert who is my dear friend and hairstylist. She created my red color. This is Tracy Red. I also wanted to homage Prince and the color purple in my show for her. She is an amazing friend to me and so gifted at her job.

My nails are done with love and care all year by my dear friend Rose. She is so good to me! Both ladies would love to work with you!

Ok.. so back to show day!!

2

In my suit ready to go.
6
Selfie with the mister. This guy is my rock. You all know he food preps like a boss. He has my back. I could not do this without him
16
Oh man.. I was the first one on stage this year!  Oh man.. I was nervous but I went out for Glamour in my bikini for judging. We come back in our themewear later.

4
Our green room is the bomb. This is a good shot of my Prince Purple Rain bikini. All the connectors were hand made from jewelry by my costume designer, Rebel Tart. I love sequins on stage.
15
Hit the stage again in my blue bikini.
7
This suit. omg.  We have that puppy glued down. I love the flat sequins. My dragon look for themewear held together with chains.This was entirely the vision of Cindy from Rebel Tart
We needed to get me out of the “pink and girlie” box for this Halloween show. The chains were inspired by Britney Spears costume at the Billboard awards this year. The Harness is from a VS fashion show outfit. The chains are held on with jewelry hooks and have spikes.
I got the shoes from amazon!! They are now going to be pole shoes!! ha.

23
I want to tell you about the Wings. We got these wings custom from a seller on Etsy. They were horrible. The broke immediately and were totally shoddy work. Cindy’s friend Terry creates wings for movies. She enlisted his help to recreate them so they were wearable. My clients know how much stress these things gave us. Cindy then stayed up all night filling out the feathers and building them into these stage worthy masterpieces. I did not just ‘get these’. People’s hearts and souls were put into making this look.

UFE has the fabulous Glamour Category that is the Victoria’s Secret Fashion show category. You can choose any type of glamour outfit you like. I want you all to do this category!!  OMG .

10
UFE Halloween Mayhem has a costume contest. I wanted to do Batgirl to celebrate 50 years of Batgirl. Cindy Henry took the original design for Yvonne Craig’s suit from the old Batman Tv series. She hand crafted Bat-a Rangs for the closure on the back and on the utility belt. The bat is inset into the fabric! This costume is 100 percent my favorite thing I have ever worn.  I will transition this outfit to my pole now.
18
My kiddos told me that I have to high kick. .

Back stage! The Chicago Boys were awesome. They put on a fantastic show. They are acrobats and it was mind blowing! The energy at this show is off the chain!

14
These ladies. Omg sisters in iron. I have so many friends in UFE and they all have amazing journeys. The girls on stage.. never discount what they have done to get there.  We had so much fun!
3
Backstage with Donna!

25
Awards at the night show.  this is the Glamor Category. I’m still in Batgirl. We could wear what we wanted for awards.

9My dear friend and fellow Sleek Body coach Michelle brought me a cupcake and a vat of icing. She and Lar Bear drove 5 hours to support me in my show. Our Team mate Jessica also came!  I ‘m so freaking happy. I placed  1st in Bikini Masters, 2nd in Glamour and I was in the top 5 of the bikini open.  UFE does top 3 for trophies but I will take the victory of being in the top 5. I am now able to compete in the Elite Category for UFE and will be able to compete at UFE Worlds.  I will bring a better package next year!
8
One more shout out to the mister who brought his best John McClain from Die Hard!
We are a great team. I’m so happy to have such support from my family, my clients, my friends.  The folks who believe in me make me work harder.
I love my UFE home and am so happy to be in the UFE family. They treat their athletes so well. I feel they are very fair in their judging. I am excited to help bring UFE Rampage to St. Louis April 22, 2017.
If you want to learn more about competing in this great federation, please visit ufeshows.com or contact me for more info about Rampage. You can also join our FB group!

If you are looking for a bikini team home.. please check us out at SleekBikiniTeam.com
22
U
mmm.. time to eat.. 🙂

My beauty secrets for stage and beyond

side 1: before I began skincare side 2: after 6 months with Alix
side 1: before I began skincare side 2: after 6 months with Alix. No filter on either. My first pic was after my first botox and she froze me so much the bottom of my face crinkled. Side 2 is after 1 year using Brooke at Dr. Rottler. I use less botox each time, because I see Alix.

Muscle is the fountain of youth! If you follow my blog, then you know I believe it, I live it.  Now skincare.. don’t backburner that!

I was a tanning bed girl for decades but I stopped that!
My skin was beginning to sag  as it was losing elasticity!
When I started competing, I wanted to bring my best package
so I began to focus more on my skin.

Facials, Peels
My very dear friend and client Alix Mancuso  is my esthetician.
We started working together a  year ago to revitalize my skin.
We do peels and collagen treatments.  I am noticing that the damaged skin is coming to the surface and my skin looks better with each peel!   Soon it will be clear from all the sun damage. I do my peels with no down time!

Anti-Gravity Face Lift
Alix  also started me on microcurrent face lifts. I do this with her
once a month.
Microcurrent anti gravity lifts are amazing. They retrain the muscles in your face. I have noticed great results from doing them.
They are NON-invasisve!  YES! You look tighter instantly. Results are cumulative!

I have an in home version of the Nu-face as well which I do for 5 minutes a day.  This is the one I’m using at home.  I wish mine was PINK! You can click to see more about it.

My nuface
My nuface

Alix is local to St. Louis and works at the Four Seasons Spa.
You can book her there! I hope you do. She is amazing, caring and one of the best people I know. Book here

Skincare:
I was a department store skin care girl for my whole life. I switch brands, buy bits and pieces here and there  and it was “ok”. When I started with Alix, she set me straight.  She was able to see that I was using the exact wrong types of products  and we changed courses. That made all the difference. This was shocking because I thought I knew my skin.  I was also piling on so many products!  A skin care  professional can look at your skin and give you the correct recommendations!  It matters! I had no idea!  Just like you need a good trainer/coach a skin care professional will change your life.

Good Products
I am loving the products I’m now using. Babor. These are available in
Alix’s spa  They are beyond fantastic.  The best anti-aging treatments!
The cleanser I was using was drying me out.  My exfoliant was TOO rough for my skin and I used it too often!  I probably damaged my skin by over use.  For cleansing I use Babor Hy-oil
and my skin never feels dry or tight.  I use the HSR lifting products
and the Mimical cream is fantastic post botox. It helps my botox last longer.

Babor HSR line is my holy grail!
Babor HSR line is my holy grail!

Botox: Yes.. I botox. I have done botox for 4 years.  I am using
Aurora Med Spa and my girl is Chelsea Becker! She is at the West Country location.

Aurora Medical Spa
13319 Manchester Road
Des Peres, MO 63131
(314) 822-1060
info@auroramedicalspa.com
Visit our website

Be sure to sign up for Brilliant Distinctions. You will get discounts on your injections.
Aurora has a skin care club too for discounts. I’ve sent lots of people to them. They are very nice and Chelsea took a full hour for my consult!!

If you use my name at Aurora you can get a
$10 off your botox or $20 off microderm.

Sugar, etc.  I find my skin looks worse when I eat  lots sugar. I mean sugar like, candy cookies, etc.  I am IIFYM but I do try to keep my sugary treats to a minimum. I’m sure not everyone notices changes in their skin with sugar, but it makes a difference for me.

I drink over a gallon of water daily too. I notice a huge difference when I drink less!

I also take amazing vitamins, including biotin for my hair skin and nails.

xoxo
t