I'm sure you all know it's Mothers Day today (when is it Daughters Day please? - my mum's response to that is "It's Daughter's Day every day!"). So, this year I was lucky enough to collaborate with one of my favourite beauty websites, Fragrance Direct to talk about all things beauty that my mum has taught me over the years. I should also point out that my mum is my blog's biggest fan so I know for a fact she'll be lurking here! I would pretty much say that lots of things related to beauty, I learnt them all from my mum. Until relatively recently, where I've started to read more into beauty and watch videos but that's a different story all together! My mum is one of those ladies who wouldn't dream of leaving the house without her makeup and hair done. If she's desperately in a rush, I know she'd make herself even later by stopping for a few coats of mascara. So apart from many life lessons, what beauty tips has my mum taught me?
"Don't be so harsh!"
If I ever take my makeup off in front of my mum, I usually get a little telling off for being too harsh on my poor skin. I never tend to think that I was, but she's always reminding me how thin our skins are and how it's so important to be gentle when removing makeup and applying creams.
"Blend your foundation"
It seems pretty obvious to me now but we've all been through that phase haven't we? You've found yourself a lovely new foundation that doesn't quite match your skint one and you're left with a tidemark that you doubt anyone would notice - wrong! Anytime this happened my mum would nag at me until I changed it before she started rubbing it in for me. Luckily we don't have that problem anymore!
"Cleanse, tone and moisturise."
Again, it all seems so simple now, doesn't it? But of course there was a time when I was completely clueless (Now I'm just a little clueless instead) when it came to having a skincare routine. There's been many times I've sat and chatted to my mum whilst she took her makeup off before bed and over the years I picked up her routine thanks to her advice. Her favourite daily skincare product is Liz Earle's Cleanse & Polish, which I have used on her recommendation but somehow it just doesn't wow me like it seems to wow others!
What I'd Teach My Mum.
So, after reminiscing about the days when beauty was worlds away from my school homework and best friends, I've definitely learnt a lot. Since my blog, I have picked up lots of tips thanks to reading other blogs and if I'm ever lucky enough to get a PR sample, I always share them with my mum to see what she thinks too. One thing I really want to get my mum to do is to use a micellar water as she's still in the days of makeup wipes. I recently bought a new Philosophy exfoliator which she loved so much she treated herself to one too.