BEAUTY | #MothersDay – What my mum taught me about beauty

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Growing up I was harsh on my mum, it’s fair to say that it
was a mutual harshness, she hated everything I wore and I found her wardrobe
equally as cringe worthy.
However, my mum always looks fantastic, I’ve even been told she’s a MILF (she did not necessarily appreciate the feedback!). She trained as a hairdresser in her teens, and from a young age she taught me how to blow-dry my hair so it wasn’t a frizz bomb, instead transforming it into a sleek and full do. One of the essential tools is a good vented
radial brush
. I personally prefer a larger size (80mm) to get more volume. Unfortunately,
if you are an avid user you need to replace your brush every couple of years as
all the teeth get pulled out.

She also has taught me the importance of hair protection and using products that are right for your hair. For example I suffer from thin hair, that can look fuller with a Thickening product such as Sebastian
Professional Flow Thickefy Foam
. Or alternatively if I don’t want to use
heat on my hair I should use a curl product like, Macadamia
Reviving Curl Cream
, which not only holds waves and curls in place without
frizz while moisturising/conditioning my hair.

As well as always having beautiful hair, my mum’s nails are
always perfectly manicured – she has got her nails done by the same person for
the last 15 years (at least). Generally she gets a French Manicure, but her
signature nail colour is a Bright/Barbie Pink. This has rubbed off on me, BUT
my mum and I have slightly different tastes so I like to jazz my pink up with
something special like glitter and a black light top coat – like this Ciate
Corrupted Neon manicure

My mums other big thing is her fragrance, she has a few
favourites well more signature fragrances like Jean Paul Gaultier. I am
still trying to find mine. The latest fragrances (imagine Tyra’s voice) in the
running to becoming my ‘Signature Fragrance’ are Agent
and Vera
Wang Princess

Although my mum and I are very different in style and I guess in general, I have always really admired her need to always be put together. She is always trying to look her best and if anything is too critical of herself. Regardless of how she sees herself, I love my mum and I always see her as the beautiful, strong and determined woman she is and the fantastic role model she has always been.

What beauty or style tips have you learnt from your mum?

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