Fifteeen weeks into her first pregnancy, Nicole Gleeson received startling news. “We found out that our daughter had gastroschisis,” she recalls, which causes the intestines to develop outside of the abdominal wall. “Determined to find the silver living, I channeled my energy into creating Little Mizz, a subscription-based kit filled with activities, arts and crafts. Building my daughter’s confidence has become my personal mission.” That gusto also translated into an ambassador family position for the O.C. and S.D. chapters of March of Dimes, through which Gleeson and her husband will chair this year’s Signature Chef Gala Oct. 1 at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club. Here, the products and pros that equally highlight her outer beauty.
Ashley Ferrick, Knead & Go, from $100, 760.539.2383
Shannon Melahno, Lash Out!, full set from $175, La Jolla, 858.456.1100
The Bar Method, class for $26, Solana Beach, 858.847.3312
Alisha Anderle, Kensington Park Salon, cut for $55, color from $85, Kensington, 253.377.0241
PERSONAL AND GROUP TRAINING
4 Leaf Fitness, session from $20-$70
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