What My Mother Taught Me

I'd been blogging for a while when I first asked Mum if she wanted to start up a beauty blog. My other blog is more lifestyle-y and my love of all things beauty didn't really fit into what I've got going on over there. When I thought about what I wanted to do, I decided to see if Mum wanted to do it with me. After all, everything I know, I learnt from her and she is the queen of Gift-With-Purchase and Bathroom-Cabinet-Delights. She was pretty excited and so we started The Perfect Lipstick.

Over the past few months we have had so much fun finding new products and sharing them with each other and, ultimately, whoever stops upon this here blog. If it's possible, we've become more obssessed with beauty products and expanded our minds as we try more new things and experiment with trends.

In case you haven't noticed, we've been a bit quiet around here lately for various reasons. You may also know that my mum is ridiculously amazing and crazy busy at the moment so I wanted to dedicate this little post to her in honour of her awesomeness.

So, I give you, What My Mother Taught Me. Just a few tips and things that I've picked up from her over the years.


ALWAYS apply lip balm before bed. This is to decrease your risk of Disappearing Lips, something that affects all women as they age.


Beauty comes from within and there are things you can do every day to ensure you live a beautiful life.



Make sure your hands and nails are always well taken care of. Nobody likes shabby hands!


Take a good look at yourself in the mirror before you leave the house. Are you putting your best YOU out there? Being too critical of ourselves is never a good thing, but you can examine how you're presenting yourself to the world and if that means putting on a different top or taking off a piece of jewellery, then that's okay!


Smile. As often as possible. Never be afraid to make a friendly gesture or comfort someone. No one will think badly of you for being kind.