The Glamorous-est of them all.

Ladies. Do I have a treat for you today.
I might have been sick and stuck in bed for most of this week but thanks to you, I also had a steady stream of happiness coming my way with blush contouring and hand poses that lit up my life in a way I think few other things could have. I enlisted some family assistance in the choosing of the 13 finalists (and adding captions), without them I never could have narrowed it down. They were all amazing.

Alright, Let the games begin!

Nicole – “Shine Bright Like A Diamond”


Natalie – “That Don’t Impress Me Much.” (Channeling Shania for this one!)


Heather: “Radiantly Radioactive.”


Jennifer: “The Blossom.”


Maria: “The Midas Touch.”


Megan: “Second Star to the Right and Straight on Till Morning.”


Melanie: “Birds of Paradise”


Meryl: “Is the Napolean Hat Too Much?”


Sheryl: “You Don’t Have To Put On A Red Light.”


Amy: “The Triple Threat.”


Andrea: “Never Too Young for a Little Glam.”


Angelica: “Sequins and Loofahs Bangs. Timeless.”


Morgan: “Look Who’s Talking Too.”


The winner will receive a $150 Sephora Gift Card!
And just by voting you’ll enter yourself into a raffle for a FREE HAC PACK! (of any shade!)
Voting will be open until Midnight on Friday March 21st.The winners (of the voting raffle and the glamor contest) will be announced on the following Monday!

Enter HERE:
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Oh and happy St. Paddy’s Day! Hope you’re all wearing green!


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    Meredith @ Call Me What You Like
    March 17, 2014 at 5:13 am

    I was ROLLING from these pictures…and the captions just made them 1,000 funnier!

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    March 17, 2014 at 5:18 am

    That was magical and exactly what I needed today- thanks Cara and all the ladies who were good sports and sent them in!

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    March 17, 2014 at 5:22 am

    These are so funny! Question though…March 16th was yesterday, Sunday. I see in the rafflecopter box it’s on for 3 more days, but just want to be clear. Thanks!

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      March 17, 2014 at 10:39 am

      oops! My mistake, I Wrote the day wrong! It ends this friday!

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    Annette Eberhardt
    March 17, 2014 at 5:56 am

    You ladies made my day! Thank you for making me laugh out loud this morning. I really had a tough time choosing my favorite. In the end Maria’s thoughtful pose in the Midas Touch took my vote. Andrea, love that hair! You made me think of Carrie Bradshaw! Ha!

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    Miranda VanAuken
    March 17, 2014 at 6:01 am

    These are hilarious!!! makes me want to find my glamour shots and have a good laugh!

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    Kallie (@blondeeambition)
    March 17, 2014 at 6:07 am


    These are amazing! lol Meryl has my vote for sure!

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      Christie in MT
      March 19, 2014 at 12:51 pm

      agreed. Meryl’s made me LOL, the caption about the Napolean hat cracked me up!

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    Mylene D
    March 17, 2014 at 7:03 am

    Hahaha, thanks Cara and all courageous ladies that sent their pictures !

    Question though, I live in Canada and I don’t remember such glamour shots being the trend. Was it trendy in US only or just not my generation (I was born in 1980) ?

    Thanks !

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      March 17, 2014 at 10:05 am

      Glamour Shots is a US company. They were very popular in the late 80s & early 90s &the style of photo pictured above were pretty much synonymous with this company. I was shocked to learn they are still around! They seem to have modernized things little but they still seem over the top.

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    March 17, 2014 at 7:16 am

    Haha, a great start to the morning! I love Maria’s “my head is so heavy, I must hold it up” pose.

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    March 17, 2014 at 7:28 am

    Birds of Paradise for the win!

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    Beth and Beauty
    March 17, 2014 at 8:16 am

    For some reason the last one Morgan “Look who’s talking too” is my favorite. I loved all of them. This was a great idea! I hope you are feeling better! I am sorry I got so busy last week with my blog I forgot to send my old glamour shot it (sad face). I wish everyone luck in winning!!!!

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    Liz Lewis
    March 17, 2014 at 8:20 am

    I cannot even explain how much joy this brought me on my Monday morning. Maria is the winner for me because the black opera-length glove, finger perched under the neck, the hair, and gold, just does it all for me. I was seriously dying. These are amazing.

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    March 17, 2014 at 8:46 am

    This rivals Awkward Family Photos. Maybe you should start another blog–Overdone Glamour Shots

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    March 17, 2014 at 8:49 am

    Melanie’s “Birds of Paradise” because there was more feathers in the picture than there was of HER! These were great!

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    March 17, 2014 at 9:46 am

    I can’t even imagine how hard it was to narrow down the entries to 13–I had a hard enough time picking just ONE!! What a great contest 😀

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    March 17, 2014 at 9:57 am

    These are all fantastic! I vote Natalie, the Shania twin! So funny!

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    March 17, 2014 at 10:06 am

    These are too funny, I don’t think I can pick my favorite!

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    March 17, 2014 at 10:16 am

    Wow, that pic of Maria looks just like an old pic of Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki on Young and Restless)..

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    March 17, 2014 at 11:36 am

    I’m formally requesting “After Shots” ….

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      Chelsea Boyd
      March 17, 2014 at 12:37 pm

      And in the same poses would be EXCELLENT!

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        March 19, 2014 at 9:43 am

        I am going to to have to practice yoga…big time.

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    March 17, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    Love these!!! I should have sent my mom’s Glamour Shots in. She looks really mad in all of them haha

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    March 17, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    Oh, this is the best contest ever! I remember something similar to this that was all the rage in about the same time-frame…Does anyone remember the Old West group shots? My Cousin has the best shot of her entire family posed in a black and white saloon shot complete with bar maiden getups, garters, poker table and whiskey shot glasses. Mind you she was about 9 at the time. Nothing says family like group shot at the poker table. Cara thanks for brightening my Monday, these are priceless. 🙂 So hard to select one, they are all fab!

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      March 19, 2014 at 8:42 pm

      We live just outside Pigeon Forge, TN, and I can assure you those “old West” photo places still exist. Quite popular with the tourists! One of these days, I’m going to drag my husband to one, just for kicks. haha

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    March 17, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    Kudos to all those that sent in their glamour shots. I had a hard time choosing, but the captions definitely had me laughing! 🙂

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    Molly Gardner
    March 17, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    OMG. That is my best friend Meryl in the Napolean hat! We laugh about these pictures all the time. I told Mer she should enter but I didn’t know she had! These pics make me laugh so much. She was also only 11 when she got these done, who thought she should have the boa on!!??? LOL.


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    March 17, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    Absolutely HILARIOUS. I’ve been looking forward to this post all week!

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    March 17, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    I have to go with Maria, The Midas Touch. These are so great!!

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    March 17, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    Hi Cara, I sure hope you are soon feeling better and back to your usual energetic self. I don’t know if it is my computer or the website style, but the photos load extremely fuzzy and out of focus. For a post light on pictures this works. Slowly, but still it works. On a photo heavy post such as today, only the first picture sharpened up. Just now after typing this email I checked again and now are all in focus. Is there an override for this function?
    Thanks for any help on this.

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    March 17, 2014 at 2:58 pm

    Maria all the way. The epitome of Glamour Shots!

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    Sara Dye
    March 17, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    Jennifer, Jennifer, Jennifer!!

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    March 17, 2014 at 5:31 pm

    I’m stunned at what I just saw. These were amazing….. WOW. Those titles were just the frosting on these heavily decorated cakes.

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    Jenny Kottke
    March 17, 2014 at 6:35 pm

    Fantastic. If you’re still in bed looking for laughs, Google “awkward maternity photos”. Oh man.

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    March 17, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    Oh my gosh! Totally honored to be a finalist! The photographer was contorting my entire body like a pretzel to get those feathers around me! I was gritting my teeth, trying to smile while the inside was yelling “YEEEEEEEEEEEOOOOUUUWWCHHHH”! I was 15 and I had never even curled my own hair before!

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    March 17, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    My vote is Sheryl: “You Don’t Have To Put On A Red Light.” Hottest 80’s chick with hair we all aspired to have. I love that the ruffles are as big as her head!

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    March 17, 2014 at 7:32 pm

    These are absolutely amazing!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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    March 17, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    MERYL. Hands down.

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    March 17, 2014 at 10:17 pm

    Beautiful Sheryl.

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    March 18, 2014 at 2:35 am

    Definite Maria with the Midas touch! 😉

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    March 18, 2014 at 4:33 am

    Definitely Meryl!

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    March 18, 2014 at 6:50 am

    Natalie for sure! My lord the cheetah print outfit and hat!!!! LMAO!

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    Sah had
    March 18, 2014 at 7:02 am

    Megan lawler!!

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    Liz Holley
    March 18, 2014 at 9:26 am

    Megan Lawler!!!

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    March 18, 2014 at 10:56 am

    Maria:) This is a fun little contest… Love it!

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    Debra Hutson
    March 18, 2014 at 3:28 pm


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    March 18, 2014 at 4:27 pm

    Maria is a babe. I want her number.

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    Abey Jade
    March 18, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    Birds of Paradise!!!

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    Morgan Chandler
    March 19, 2014 at 12:34 pm

    So excited to be a finalist!! Who knew the biker look would come in handy one day?! (Other than blackmail…)

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    March 19, 2014 at 9:48 pm

    Thanks so much for including me. These are great! I was shocked to get the email that I was a finalist – thanks, Cara! Hope you are feeling better.

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    March 31, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    I was so sad that I missed entering this Glamour Shots contest! I was a day late when I sent mine and my younger sister’s Glamour Shots pictures in. 🙁 I didn’t know when the deadline was. 🙁

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