*This post is sponsored by Neutrogena Rainbath and inspired by all you moms out there who pass along your beauty secrets, helping daughters everywhere to be lovely inside and out! As a child I was enamored by my mother’s beauty routine. She would stand at her makeup counter and I would sit on a stool, hugging her legs, mesmerized by the way she sudsed her face, cupping her hands to gather pools of water and splash them over her eyes, nose, and mouth. After patting her face dry, she’d pull out her magical bag of tricks. Eyeshadows in rainbows of colors, mascara wands that looked like paintbrushes, and lipstick tubes that I wanted so badly to try. Mom’s counter was lined with bottles and tubes full of creams, gels, and elixirs. The one I most remember is her liquid gold Neutrogena Rainbath. I’m sure you know the one I’m talking about. Neutrogena Rainbath is an icon. It’s right up there with Elizabeth Taylor and cat eye sunglasses. In fact, Neutrogena Rainbath has been around since the 1970s! I remember its constant presence on the rim of my mom’s bathtub. She only took baths…how glamorous! I wanted so much to be just like her. In quiet alone times, I would mimic her actions, tiptoeing up to her makeup counter on my little stool, trying to remember each step of her beauty routine. Making sure she was occupied in the kitchen, I’d lift her magic bag out of it’s drawer, my cheeks burning because I knew I was doing something kind of wrong, but too tantalized to stop. When I’d emerge, I looked more like a clown who’d slept on her makeup all night long, but I was so proud. After seeing me, my mom never yelled. On the contrary, she complimented my look and took a second to fix a smudge on my lips.
Now that I’m a mom myself, I’ve got my own beauty regimen and girls of my own who watch my every move. I’ve got YouTube to show me how to do the perfect smokey eye, but some things haven’t changed. That same Neutrogena Rainbath stands in my shower, it’s iconic orange bottle a symbol of the beauty lessons my mom taught me, now passed down to my own girls. Neutrogena Rainbath still has that same spicy, invigorating scent that is the perfect start to your day, or the ideal relax and reset after a busy day. I actually use it instead of shaving gel because it creates a rich foam perfect for a smooth shave. My girls are now growing up in a fast, modern society that speaks in terms of selfies and snapchats. I want so desperately for them to know that being beautiful inside is just as important as being beautiful outside. That being kind is better than being popular. That knowing and loving yourself is better than all the “likes” you can garner. If there were five beauty secrets I could pass along to my girls, they would be:
1. Develop a love for exercise.
When you get your body moving, it feels good. It develops muscles that make you strong, and skyrockets your self esteem. Healthy exercise can mean running around with the girls playing princesses, doing yoga with them, or even flying kites in the park.
2. Eat nutritious foods.
Feeling good starts with eating good, and that means making good choices about what goes into your body. Plenty of fruits, veggies, and being open to trying new foods is a beauty secret I’d like my girls to know.
3. Take care of your skin.
Sunscreen is a must. When they get a little older, teaching my girls about daily face cleansing, moisturizing, and shaving.
4. Be a friend to everyone.
True beauty radiates from the inside. It comes from being kind and compassionate, from being a friend to everyone.
5. Smile big, and smile often.
No matter what you’re wearing, whether you have makeup on or not, the most beautiful thing a woman can show is her smile.
Now for the fun part…It’s Giveaway Time!
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*This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Neutrogena Rainbath.