|The little giver of advice in the SoHo Prada window reflection in 2012.|
My 6-year-old daughter recently gave me advice on how I could get people to think I was beautiful and maybe even stop me on the street to ask for my autograph! This was a completely unprompted discussion, which came about because she was not a fan of the bob I came home with a couple of weeks ago. I had to share these 7 tips with you because they cracked me up:
1. Lips need to be more shiny.
You heard it here, ladies, get out that gloss and put it on, stat!
2. “Wear perfume so someone says, ‘Wow, that smells beautiful.’”
A direct quote. I ask you, where did this child come from?
3. Curly hair.
“It’s fancier,” she said.
So now I know why my very straight bob did not find favor with her.
|Le Volume de Chanel mascara. One of my favorites!|
4. Long eyelashes
Definitely! I do not approve of 6-year-olds wearing mascara but for you adults out there Le Volume de Chanel mascara is a good one if you are in the mood to splurge. If not, my current drugstore favorite is Voluminous Million Lashes by L’Oreal. It’s really good and costs about $10!
|As much as my child loves blue and ANYTHING kitty, I'm sure this would pass her strict test.|
5. Red nails.
I had red nail polish on at the time of this talk and she told me that I should keep my nails like that.
6. Have a pedicure.
So she’s picked up on my affinity for nail polish, for sure.
|A great color for a pedicure is Queen Vic by butter LONDON.|
7. Wear shiny clothes.
|She would probably approve of this sequined J. Crew cardigan. I do too!|
I reminded her that she doesn’t do any of these things and I think she is gorgeous! I asked if people could still be considered beautiful without taking her tips and she thought about it for a minute and told me she thought that would be all right.
Then she said it was more important to be awesome than to be beautiful. Wow! I will make sure to have a pen and notebook at hand when she fills me in on that subject.
She said all this in a completely serious manner which made it all the more funny to me. She has many opinions and I love to hear how they change and expand as she gets older. I’m sure I won’t think the opinions are so charming when she’s a teenager, but at the moment she never fails to bring a smile to my face.
Have you ever had a child give you beauty advice? Please share what tips you were given!