Super mum gets pampered after helping her kids through illness and addiction
Leaving so much time for everyone else, Janice Woodward routinely forgets about herself.
When her daughter Paula Kay was
diagnosed with kidney cancer three years ago, it was a tough task for Janice to witness what her daughter was going through, yet she remained strong for her.
In return for that support, Paula, 33, wanted to nominate her mum and "best friend" Janice for a Femail makeover.
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Paula said: "When I became ill with cancer, my mum was my rock.
She moved in with Janice, 56, after she was diagnosed with cancer in August 2011.
The mum-of-three went to her GP, complaining of tiredness and back problems, thinking that baby number four was on the way.
Unfortunately, when the doctor felt her stomach, he immediately sent her to hospital. She was on the operating table a month later.
There has always been a lot on Janice's plate.
Paula said: "My sister became a drug addict, 20 years ago. Her children were taken off her.
"My mum was the one who gave up her well-paid job to become a mum again.
"They have all turned out great. Mark, David and Kayla have never wanted for anything."
Janice also coped when Paula was diagnosed with epilepsy since birth. She often has severe fits.
"She has given her life to me, Mark, David and Kayla, and I need to give her something back," Paula said.
Jeanette McConnell, sales adviser at Outfit, said: "Janice knew she wanted a dress.
We were also trying to find her something a bit different from what she would normally try.
"She was going to a wedding so she wanted the black and gold dress and heels for that, anything else was a bonus.
"Janice was very lucky in the sales."
Stacey France, who did the makeup at Colour Lounge, said: "Janice doesn't normally wear a lot of makeup, so we decided together to keep it subtle.
"Starting with the eye, an all-over cream eyeshadow was applied very lightly, adding a soft brown to the outer corner of the eye. This was followed by mascara and an HD palette on the brows.
"A tinted moisturiser was applied, followed by blusher and bronzer, and we finished the look with a clear gloss on the lips."
Janice was touched by her daughter's nomination.
Janice said: "It must have taken her some time, I was so surprised she did it.
"She's one in a million."
Paula even arranged for a bouquet of flowers to be sent to Colour Lounge.
"I haven't been spoilt like that before." Janice said.
"I got four outfits, I did really well. I even got some shoes.
"Jeanette picked out the black and gold dress, and I tried it on and loved it."
Janice even put her own money to the £100 the store gave her, because she liked everything she tried on.
She said: "It was lovely to get a full day of pampering."
Dizzy shoes, £20; black and white print sleeveless dress, £35; black and gold sleeveless dress, £20; knee-length black skirt, £20; all from Wallis. Long-sleeved lace dress, £30 from Dorothy Perkins.
All from Outfit, Kingston Retail Park, in Kingston Street, HU1 2DZ.
Colour Lounge is in Carr Lane, Hull HU1 3RQ. Call 01482 227755 for an appointment.