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May 6, 2016 Ere Perez

What my mother taught me about beauty

What my mother taught me about beauty

Our mothers are most likely to be one of the most important influencers in our lives, if not the most important.  Their love is unconditional. They are our biggest supporters through absolutely everything, even if they’re no longer physically with us.

 

Sometimes we don’t realise the true importance of our mothers until we have either lost them or when we become mothers ourselves and are able to fully comprehend the amount of love they have for their children.

 

For most of us, our mums are also the most beautiful women in our lives.  We idolise them as little girls; watch them putting on creams or makeup, plucking their eyebrows, doing their hair. We are fascinated by our mother’s beauty regime and they are our very first window into the world of fashion and beauty.

 

We might not always agree with the fashion and beauty decisions our mothers make, but there’s no doubt mums always have a huge influence on our own sense of beauty – both inside and out.  They are our champions, cheer leaders, the epitome of “squad”!

 

Here are some quotes from some of our favourite ladies on what their mothers taught them about beauty:

 

“My mum showered me with unconditional love and compliments from as early as I can remember.  She is totally biased in thinking (and promoting) that I am the most beautiful girl in the world! To this day, I walk with my head held high and feel beautiful with a deeper knowledge that I am loved. My mum showed me that as long as you FEEL beautiful, you will be beautiful!  The most beautiful thing about her would have to be her infectiously vibrant, upbeat and positive attitude and outlook on life. It's inspiring how bright her light shines.” Emmily Banks, makeup artist, Depths of Beauty. 

 

“My mum was very accepting when i was growing up.  If i wanted to cut my hair, dye it, wear strange clothes or odd coloured nail polish or lipstick, she always embraced it.  I’m sure that’s why i never really rebelled and I suppose the idea that I could do what i wanted meant i never really had to test those boundaries…So as a result I am overconfident in my appearance. I probably give it little consideration, but that’s probably healthier than the alternative!  I just love her hugs and softness.”  Zoe Tuckwell Smith, actress

 

“My mum raised on a biodynamic farm and put me through Rudolph Steiner school.  I grew up with a herd of rescued animals – words can’t even describe how grateful I am for all of that…The most beautiful thing about her is her intelligence and innate love of animals, all living creatures and our planet...” Annalise Braakensiek, model, presenter

 

“It’s not until I became and older woman, that I appreciated just how much my mum gave me: Her strength and ability to stand her own ground and to go out and do brave things that other women her age wouldn’t do. I have so much respect for her and I’m in awe of her courage in coping with her mental health issues, which now, given my own issues, I have so much more understanding of than I did as a child.   My mum taught me to be a survivor and to be tough, to fight and to not be afraid to speak my mind.  I love her even more for all of that. Her beauty lies in her inner strength.” Bianca Dye, TV and radio show host.

 

"My mum is very natural. Her mantra is ‘less is more'. She always told me to look for good quality ingredients in skincare and not ingredients you can’t read or don’t understand!!  My mum is very intelligent and very kindly spoken. ‘We have two ears and one mouth Kyla’ she says.  She listens intently to others and I think that is a beautiful quality in a person".  Kyla Kirkpatrick, The Champagne Dame.

 

Happy Mothers' Day!

 

PHOTO: Ere Perez and her daughters.

 

********** Versión en español 

 

Lo que mi Madre me Enseñó sobre Belleza

Nuestra madre es una de las personas que más influencia ejerce en nuestra vida, sino es que es la que más lo hace.  Su amor es incondicional, es la que más nos apoya en todo, incluso aunque no esté físicamente con nosotros.

 

A veces no nos damos cuenta de lo importante que es nuestra madre hasta que la perdemos o hasta que nos convertimos en madres y comprendemos el gran amor que una madre tiene por sus hijos.

 

Para la mayoría de nosotros, nuestras madres son también las mujeres más hermosas en nuestra vida. Como niñas las idolatramos al verlas ponerse cremas y maquillaje, depilándose la ceja y arreglando su cabello. Quedamos fascinadas por el régimen de belleza de nuestras madres y ellas fueron nuestra primera ventana al mundo de la moda y belleza.

 

Podemos no estar de acuerdo con las decisiones de moda y belleza de nuestras madres pero no hay ninguna duda de que ellas tienen una gran influencia en nuestro sentido de la belleza, tanto interior como exterior. Ellas son nuestras campeonas, las líderes que nos motivan, la ejemplificación de un “equipo de ayuda”.

 

Aquí hay algunas frases de algunas de nuestras mujeres que inspiran sobre lo que sus madres les enseñaron sobre la belleza:

 

“Mi madre me enseñó con cumplidos y amor incondicional desde que tengo uso de razón. Ella siempre me hizo creer que yo era la niña más hermosa del mundo. Al día de hoy camino con mi frente en alto, sintiéndome hermosa, con el conocimiento de que soy amada. Mi madre me enseñó que mientras te sientas hermosa serás hermosa. Lo más hermoso de ella es su contagiosa actitud y visión positiva ante la vida. Es inspirador lo mucho que su luz brilla”. Emmily Banks, artista de maquillaje, Depths of Beauty.

 

“Mi madre fue muy tolerante mientras yo crecía; si quería cortarme el cabello, teñirlo, usar ropa extraña, labial o esmalte de uñas de color raro, ella siempre lo aceptaba todo. Estoy segura de que esa es la razón por la cual nunca me rebelé y la idea que tenía de que podía hacer lo que yo quisiera fue por lo que nunca tuve que probar esos límites… como resultado soy muy segura de mi apariencia, no le doy mucha importancia en realidad creo que es más sano que hacer lo contrario. Amo los abrazos de mi madre y su dulzura”. Zoe Tuckwell Smith, actriz.

 

“Mi madre me crio en una granja biodinámica y me inscribió en la escuela Rudolph Steiner School. Crecí con un rebaño de animales rescatados, no tengo palabras para describir lo agradecida que estoy por esto… lo más hermoso de mi madre es su inteligencia y amor innato por lo animales y todas las criaturas vivientes de nuestro planeta”. Annalise Braakensiek, modelo, conductora.

 

“No fue hasta que me convertí en una mujer madura que pude darme cuenta de todo lo que mi madre hizo por mí: su fortaleza y habilidad de salir adelante y hacer cosas que otras mujeres de su edad no hacían. Le tengo mucho respeto a mi madre y a su entereza para hacer frente a sus problemas de salud mental, los cuales ahora dados mis propios problemas entiendo de mejor manera que cuando era niña. Mi madre me enseñó a ser una sobreviviente, a ser dura, a no tener miedo de decir lo que pienso. La amo aún más por todo esto. Su belleza radica en su fortaleza interna”. Bianca Dye, conductora de radio y televisión.

 

“Mi madre siempre ha sido muy natural. Su lema era ‘menos es más’. Siempre me aconsejó que buscara ingredientes de calidad en los productos de cuidado de la piel y no ingredientes que no pudiera leer o no entendiera. Mi madre es muy inteligente y habla con dulzura. ‘Tenemos dos oídos y una boca Kyla´ me dice. Ella escucha con atención a los demás y creo que eso es una característica de belleza en una persona”. Kyla Kirkpatrick, The Champagne Dame.  

 

¡Feliz Día de la Madre!

 

FOTO: Ere Perez y sus hijas.

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