Growing up, I was very lucky to have a mom who was rather glamorous and helped inspire my love of beauty and beautiful things. The kind of woman who doesn’t leave the house without her lipstick on, my mom taught me that taking good care of my skin from the earliest age would be one of the better gifts I could give myself in the future. Today, I still sometimes think back to being 12 and how kids at school camp would think it ‘weird’ and ‘fussy’ that I’d religiously apply a moisturiser with an SPF in it every morning as well as how now, as a sun damage-free adult, how glad I am that I did it.
Something else my mom taught me is to believe in myself – something she did simply by believing in me. I remember quite clearly the night I lay in front of the TV in my dinosaur nightie watching the Miss South Africa pageant and being utterly transfixed by the sheer sequin-addled fabulosity of it. To hell with being a vet, this was going to be my job when I grew up and thus I made A Very Serious Statement delivered with the utmost gravitas: ‘Mom, I’ve finally decided. When I grow up, I’m going to be Miss South Africa’. This from a gangly, ultra pale, Coke bottle glasses-rocking seven-year old with a seriously crazy set of teeth that would later require some serious orthodontic work. Still, my mom looked at me, thought for a moment and then, in a just as serious tone, said something that would stick with forever: ‘Yes. I think you’d be quite good at it.’
Anyhoo… Mom’s approval regardless… I’d grow up with no ambition to be a beauty queen (a good thing considering I’m too short, am way too committed to lasagna and now find the concept a li’l archaic) but I’ve never forgotten that my mom didn’t doubt for a second that it was one of the many things she thought I could do and do well.
Win! Win! Win!
I’m sure most of you are pretty grateful for your mom too and if that’s the case why not spoil the woman with a luxurious li’l Cadbury hamper? I’ve been given two to give away and not only do they include Cadbury Glow – a gorgeous golden box full of individually wrapped pralines – but two beautifully packaged tea cup and saucer sets. Each hamper is valued at R500 each.
To enter, simply drop me a comment below telling me what you’re most grateful to have learned from your mom.
Another way to win? Hit me up with the following tweet: ‘Hey @lipglossgirl! I’d love to win that Cadbury Glow Mother’s Day hamper #LookAtHerGlow’ and be sure to include the link to this post.
This competition closes at 5pm on 20 May 2016 and two winners will be drawn (one from twitter and one from the comments section) via a random number generator.
Good luck girls!
This competition is now closed. Congratulations to Nicola Davidson and Invisible_CT on winning a tea-tastical Cadbury hamper for their mamas!