You come to a point years, and years, and years later in your life when you finally just stop fighting it and realize once and for all that mothers always know best and ignoring her advice is never any good. She was right about all the guys in your life and all the fashion, yes all the hair mistakes, and all that bossing and nagging adds up to something truly valuable… especially in the beauty department.
I remember, very vividly, the first time I ever tried to wear make up. I made my dad (of course, my poor dad got involved in the mix) take me to CVS and buy me the prettiest pink and green tube of mascara ever (which mmm, drugstore beauty win even at a young age because I can still lean on this bad boy). The next day (note: family vacation at Disney World) I put on my brand new mascara. Or what I thought was how one would apply it. My mom took one look at me and said, “You look like you belong in Snow White…as the wicked witch.”
Ok, maybe she didn’t say those exact words. But you get the point and she definitely had a point. As we grow older from watching our moms get ready for a night out to stealing their lipsticks, eye shadows and nail polish to look pretty just like them we pick up a thing or two… or possibly 10 million in my case.
Stay classic. It’s always a win. Always. Unlike my prom dress which, dear god, was utterly horrible. But better late than never! My mom had the same classic hairstyle for as long as I can remember. And she’s been rocking it for years. Every. Single. Time!
Red is your friend. Lipstick, nails, blush.
Embrace inner beauty because intelligence and confidence will give you a glow that no blush or bronzer ever can. You develop your own style that you are comfortable with and you will always look great.
Less is always more. It’s as simple as that.
A smile is always essential. And if you aren’t kind you’re automatically ugly. Again, paraphrasing, but if you knew my mom couldn’t you just imagine her saying that…?
Stay out of the sun! Ok, this is probably because she didn’t want me to get all dark Indian on her but it taught me the value of playing it safe in the sun! 90% of all my beauty products have SPF – my moisturizer to BB creame and even my lip balm!
Thanks mom for all that you do and being the most beautiful role model a girl could have!
Happy Mother’s Day,