Today is my mom’s birthday! I am blessed with two amazing parents who have taught me the best life lessons, but that’s another post for another day. I can’t begin to describe what they mean to me. If you’ve read this blog for long, you know I spend as much time as possible with my family… they’re my favorite!
Since it is my mom’s day and I’m stuck at the office, I’m sharing the beauty tricks she has taught me throughout the years:
Wear lipstick: I fought this for SO long! She wears lipstick every day and tried for years to talk me into wearing it. I finally took her advice in my mid-20s and haven’t looked back!
Wear moisturizer every night: She takes such good care of her skin (it shows!) and inspired me to do the same. She takes off her makeup every night and always applies moisturizer. I can always count on her to have extra if I leave mine at home. And I now have a similar routine!
Take care of your feet: My mom pampers her feet more than anyone I know – she often has my sister give her pedicures. Ha! She’s always scrubbing with a pumice stone and taught me the age-old trick of coating your feet with lotion or Vaseline before putting on socks. She has the prettiest feet ever (which is a weird thing to say but it’s true!). I can’t stand dry feet or chipped polish.
Apply lotion after a shower: This is a habit my sisters have picked up as well! I go through lotion like crazy because I cannot get dressed without putting it on before clothes. I also apply it a million times during the work day.
Drugstore products are just as effective as high-end: In the days before the internet, we pretty much just had access to Walmart in our small town. My first skincare products were Olay, RoC, Neutrogena, and L’Oreal because that’s what I saw my mom using, and she has wonderful skin. I still rely heavily on those brands. You don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars to notice an impact.
Have a signature scent: She has worn the same perfume for as long as I can remember and I will always associate it with her! That’s what makes it special, right?
Be yourself: The most important beauty trick of all. Nothing shines more than uniqueness.
What beauty tricks have you learned from your mother? Grandmother? Other family members? Share below! And happy birthday, momma!
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