These girls are always stopping by make-up stores when we’re around the mall. It is super cute but also so scary specially at this age!
I’ve noticed that Gaby has started telling me that I look pretty with make up on. I’ve seen that she compliments me a lot when I’m on my 4 inches stilettos, dressed and ready to go to work.
I’ve owned my 1st real make up when I was over 18! Yes 18, call me late bloomer, but that’s the reality. I once asked my mom if I can buy facial wash or eskinol when I was 13 to celebrate my coming to “teen” but mama told me it’s not good for my skin. Period. End of discussion.
When I started working at 17, most of my colleagues were wearing make up. Even when I went for meetings some people at that time actually didn’t take me seriously, thinking I was just “nene”, a child who was asked by her parents to buy vinegar as what most of my kabayans would tell me, “inutusan ka lang ng nanay mong bumili ng suka”. Finally when I celebrated my 18th birthday and my tita gifted me my first ever lipstick and blush on, I was over the moon! But before then it really didn’t matter to me.
Back to the confession of this Mama, with the way how media has heavily influenced and taken over the market, I don’t want my girls to grow up thinking that they are beautiful only with make up on. I want them to know that inner beauty is what they need to seek after, more than the outer one.
When pondering about this, I was just reminded to keep on doing what my mama told me:
- Appreciate the beauty of my kids ALWAYS. Be it when they wake up, out of shower or when they are fully dressed with all their accessories on
- Let them know that SMILE is the best make up any girl can wear
- Remind them of HIS word, that GOD has fashioned them fearfully and wonderfully made, they have perfect eyes, nose, face because it is GOD who formed them
- Encourage them to believe that they are beautiful no matter what the standard of the world say, they don’t need to compare themselves to anyone because they are beautiful just the way they are
- I have to be a living testimony of real beauty myself
I need advice from #mamas #mommies out there, how do we do this?