Tracey-Lee Dryden Schofield, 41, won a R10000 makeover at a Sowetan Women's Club event sponsored by Revlon in Polokwane last year.
"I was extremely fortunate to win this fabulous prize as I was not the first winner drawn. A prominent businesswoman was initially drawn. However, she requested that another draw be held, and I had the lucky number that was drawn next," Schofield said.
She took a day's leave from the family business where she is the administration and sales manager and flew to Johannesburg.
Revlon project manager Kamo Hlalele met Schofield at the airport, from where she was taken to Sandton in a limousine.
First up was to go shopping - every woman's favourite activity. Chatting about her experience, Schofield said she would never have chosen the clothes that image consultant Doris Msibi selected. She normally wears big flowing shirts and trousers.
Msibi chose colourful, close-fitting garments. "I was pleasantly surprised to see how they looked on my body.
"They have flamboyant necklines and gave me a slimmer silhouette. Doris also chose shorts and skirts that I never wear, but they look great."
The second order of the day was to do something exciting withSchofield's hair.
Then make-up artist Mpumi Dhlodlo applied make-up to her face.
Schofield said afterwards: "I have learnt so much today about myself and how to change my style. I've learnt to look at myself in a different way and see how I can give myself a boost."