I know too much about beauty and I take a hard line on what my daughter, Miss T (nearly 13, send help) goes out looking like. Sure, she can use fake tan, but she can’t go out looking orange, she can wear foundation, but if there’s an obvious tide mark, I’m there rubbing it in and let’s not even go to the touchy subject of black eyeliner, she’s still experimenting, bless her.
What’s nice about watching Miss T finding her own beauty path is the reminder that teenagers love beauty products, as they only need them to be FUN. Unlike us mums who pin their hopes of wiping away 20 years instantly, on every new product they try.
In short I think it will be, hopefully, helpful to other mums of teenage girls to write about what products Miss T is trying, what she thinks works and what products I think are actually worth buying your teenage daughter to use.
So, welcome to my Sunday night blog where I’ll help you and your teenage daughter find your own beauty path. Let me know if there’s any subject you need help with and I’ll try my best to cover it?
Because I’ve waffled on there’s not much room for product chat tonight but one of Miss T’s absolute beauty must-haves is John Frieda’s Sheer Blonde Everlasting Blonde Shampoo and Conditioner, £5.89 each.
You see she has her hair dip dyed, which trust me, is still the ‘IN’ look to have amongst 13 year olds and even though the rest of her hair is brown she uses this to keep the blonde dip dyed section looking fresh.
In fact she’s so obsessive about preserving the blonde bits, she’s written her name on the bottles and the rest of us are banned from using them. Oh, if only I just needed a shampoo to preserve my blonde bits, my beauty life would be a whole lot easier!