Beauty tips tend to be passed on through the generations. During a recent family gathering, I was able to ask some of the women in my life which beauty tips they treasured the most. Lunchbox has sponsored this post, but all opinions are my own.
The bond between mothers and daughters can be one of the strongest ever. I love witnessing the mother-daughter relationships in my family. Now that I have several adult cousins, it's interesting to see a familiar pattern. The majority went from “mommy's little girl” to “semi-rebellious teen” to “strong independent best friend” with their mothers. Each one of them has undeniable similarities to their moms while becoming their own unique person.
My Aunt Denise, who I mentioned in this post, and her family were visiting from Colorado. This little get-together was so we could all see them while they were in town. She has the best relationship with her kids. She's got that perfect parental balance of friendship, teacher, and disciplinarian.
My Aunt Carla and her twin daughters also have such a wonderful relationship. She has great boys, too, but you can really see the extra mother-daughter-friendship bond.
I tried to pick their brains to see which beauty tips they have passed on. Wine was involved in this gathering, so some of their answers were a little sarcastic. In any case, they could prove to be great tips!
7 Beauty Tips from the Women in My Family
How to choose makeup — Go to the salesperson whose makeup you like the best.
Always leave the house looking your best — This isn't about how you look as much as how you feel. Dress in what you feel comfortable and confident in.
Stay true to who you are — The world can be a tough place when it comes to acceptance. Don't let it change you. Keep an open and empathetic mind, but never sacrifice your core values.
Purchase makeup before a night out — That way when you go to the makeup counter they can give you a mini-makeover. Boom. Makeup done for the night.
It's okay to say no — If you don't want to go somewhere or do something, just say no. It requires no further explanation. Don't make up bogus excuses, just respectfully decline.
Pick a path and stay the course — Think about what you want to do with your life. Think about it for a long time. Once you choose, do what it takes to get there – whatever it takes.
Own your flaws — No one is perfect. As important as it is to be confident, it's also powerful to get to know your weaknesses. Embrace your flaws and own them so they cannot own you.
Those were just some of the tips that my family felt as though they would pass on to their own children to help them grow into strong and confident women.
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Which beauty tips have you learned from the women in your life?