Many thanks to all who entered A MOTHER of a Makeover–the selection process was tough, with many laughs and some tears at your beautifully written entries. After much deliberation, a winner (and AMAZING mother) has been crowned!

The incredible Julie Cumming has stolen our hearts, winning A MOTHER of a Makeover with her moving story. Julie is a mother to many, with three biological and three full-time foster children at home. Not only that, but her job in respite care provides a valuable break for those individuals caring for children and adults with special needs. Julie’s best friend Mitzi describes her as ‘the sweetest, most caring human who always cares for everyone before herself; she deserves to be pampered for once.’ We absolutely agree! Her inspirational attitude to life made her entry a standout amongst many other fantastic stories.

Julie will be treated to a two-day beauty crawl down Newtown’s famous King Street, with a facial and nail treatment by Dolce Vita Beaute, a hair treatment and style by A Loft Story, lashes by Lady Lash and cosmetic brow tattoo courtesy of Brow Game Sydney. After a professional makeup application by Jen Bazzi, Julie will be able to hit the town with her new look at a special dinner reservation. This collaboration between Newtown’s best beauty salons is worth over $2000, a special prize for an extra-special mother!

‘Thankyou so much to everyone involved in this fantastic competition,’ says Julie. ‘I’m feeling very blessed and lucky to be not only nominated, but to have won this amazing prize! Thankyou to my bestie Mitzi for nominating me, you are an amazing mother and best friend–love you!’