I introduced you to an amazing contest that Almay is running in my post on becoming one of Almay’s spokespeople for their campaign with the gorgeous Goldie Hawn and Kate Hudson. They are giving away an incredible trip for two to New York City for makeovers! I wish I could enter but unfortunately it is open to US residents only. Part of entering the contest is talking about one of your favourite makeup memories with your mom. I mentioned in my previous post that I don’t actually have any makeup memories with my mom. She has never worn makeup and it is not an experience we shared together but rather one I navigated on my own from some deep seeded desire to emerge myself in the world of beauty products. This whole experience with this campaign has made me appreciate all the makeup memories I have already been blessed to share with my 5 year old daughter. The excitement I feel over the prospect of the many bonding moments we will experience together as I help her navigate her way through the world of beauty products is building. I hope one day she will look back fondly on the makeup moments we have shared together as mother daughter.
My favourite makeup moment with mom so far that I hope she will be able to remember when she grows up is when she came into my office/beauty area with eyeshadow and lipstick on (hers that I had given her) and she had decorated her face with little gem stickers from a craft kit she has. She was having trouble getting some of them to stick and was getting frustrated. I was so amazed by the creativity she was showing and the very “interesting” placement of her newfound beauty accessories. I followed her instructions on colour and placement of the remaining gems she wanted applied and then added the specially shaped eyeliner design that she wanted which was inspired by one of her favourite Monster High characters. She looked so cute and proud that when she asked me to take pictures of her I gleefully obliged.
Of course she had to modify the look further. A little while later she came back to demonstrate her very original technique of applying pink lip gloss to her eyebrows. Not sure whether this is a trend that will catch on?
I think it is wonderful that this thoughtfully conceived campaign with Almay featuring Goldie Hawn and Kate Hudson is prompting women out there to really reflect upon the special relationships they have with their mothers and the fun memories that developed their relationship with makeup. I hope one day my daughter can look back fondly on the time we spent together cultivating her relationship with makeup, building her confidence and sense of self expression.
If you are a resident of the United States and haven’t entered the Almay “The Best Makeup Secrets I Learned From My Mom” contest to win a trip to NYC with Makeovers for Two then get on it! Check out the details below and make sure you enter. Who doesn’t want a trip to NYC?!
How to Enter:
From stealing your mother’s mascara to teaching your daughter how to apply eyeshadow, you share a lifetime of makeup moments with the most important women in your life. Upload a photo and tell us about your most memorable mother/daughter makeup moment for a chance to win a trip to NYC and makeovers for two! The Contest is open to legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States and the District of Columbia, age 18 or older at time of entry. For more details, you can find it on their page on all the rules. Giveaway will end June 2, 2013 at 11:59 pm ET.
I would love to hear your MMM memories! Make sure to Like Almay’s Facebook page and enter the contest and share that memory with them. But I would love to hear it as well so please share it here as well!