Our Ultimate Hollywood Beauty Giveaway Winner Revealed!

Back in May, we announced our Ultimate Hollywood Beauty Getaway, with the promise that one lucky winner and a friend would receive the amazing grand prize of a haircut and color by Lisa Satorn, a top stylist at Ken Paves Salon; a full cosmetic makeover by Smashbox Cosmetics lead pro artist Lori Taylor; and a two-night stay at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills, including spa treatments at the Ciel spa! We are pleased to announce that reader Mlmoreno47, aka Miranda, gladly accepted our prize, and just returned from her whirlwind weekend in LA.

"When I met Miranda I could see that she was a confident, bubbly young lady," said Satorn. "So I wanted to make sure her color reflected that personality. . . . Instead of the light-pale blond and dark-brown lowlights she already had, I took her to a softer beige blonde on dark blonde to complement her skin tone. It is also a great way to keep blondes healthy and avoid the overprocessed look. As for her cut, I cleaned up all the layers and finished it off with a soft, side fringe," she added.

Doesn't she look gorgeous? To find out what Miranda had to say about her trip and take a peek at some more behind-the-scenes pictures, just keep reading.

What was your favorite part of the experience?
The whole weekend was amazing. If I had to choose a favorite part, it would probably be the spa treatment. I had a Swedish massage, and it was so relaxing!

What tips or techniques did you learn from your hairstylist? What about from your makeup artist?
Lisa, my hairstylist, taught me the importance of eyebrow tinting. My hair can look beautiful, but dark eyebrows with light hair is really distracting. Lori, my makeup artist, showed me the value of primer.

What product/shade is now your new favorite?
I'm obsessed with the Bionic Mascara ($19), as well as the HD Primer ($32).