Mothers & Daughters

Happy Mother's Day!  We tend to associate this special day for mums with little kids at school making cute cards saying things like 'my mummy gives me lovely hugs'. However mothers come in all shapes sizes and ages, so for this Mother's Day we thought we would celebrate older mums everywhere. We put a post onto Facebook and invited 5 daughters over 50 years old to bring their mums for an LFF makeover. The beautiful results are now in our gallery.

We also decided we would like to make a short film of them talking about each other. This proved to be quite a tear jerker, as the huge amount of love and affection that these women felt for each other became apparent in response to questions like "Things my mum taught me..."

As many of you know, I now work with my two daughters, Anna (in red) and Suzy at Look Fabulous Forever, but first and foremost i am still their mum. We thought you might like to know how we would answer the questions that we posed our 5 mothers and daughters:

Anna on Tricia:

What makeup tips has your mum passed on to you? Never be seen without it, which I have to say is not something I adhere to religiously! Unlike Mum, I€™m not a makeup junkie, so I€™m still learning a huge amount about makeup through working at LFF. And now I€™m in my 40s, she€™s also made me appreciate the good things about being 40. It€™s about making the most of what you have at EVERY age.

What three words would you use to describe your mum? Determined, risk-taking and great company.

What has your mum taught you? To be master of my own destiny.   She taught me a hard, but important life lesson when I was 21, that I was responsible for my own happiness. That's not to say she hasn't supported me and helped me in every way she could, and been crucial to my happiness at various points in my life,  particularly when I was at home with small babies.  But it's that one piece of advice that has stayed with me throughout my life and I think it's been enormously helpful when facing big choices and knowing which route to take. What do you do that reminds me of your mum? I find myself moaning about the quality of tea abroad and wishing I€™d brought my own tea-bags which makes be feel old and like my mum at the same time!!

Tricia on Anna:

What has Anna taught you? The importance of putting effort into nurturing friendships and that food always taste better if it€™s made with love. Anna is a great cook, whilst I hate cooking, so my food never tastes as delicious as hers!

What three words would you use to describe Anna? Intelligent, private and loving.

Suzy on Tricia

What makeup tips has your mum passed on to you? Don't ignore your eyebrows as they frame your face!  I have blonde hair and quite fair eyebrows and eyelashes and it makes such a difference when I use our Fabulous Brow Shape.

What three words would you use to describe your mum? Supportive, clever and amazing!  Mum is (still) the first person I go to if I have an issue and I am in awe of what she has achieved with LFF.

What has your Mum taught you? That there are always options in life.  You shouldn't feel stuck.  And when life throws a curveball 'This too, shall pass'.

What do you do that reminds me of your mum? I went to stay at a friend's house for the weekend and I found myself taking my own pillow.  This is something that Mum has always done and I used to scoff at her, but I now realise how pillows differ and your own pillow is always much nicer!

Tricia on Suzy

What has Suzy taught you? You attract more flies with honey than vinegar. For four years Suzy has had to negotiate across multiple departments within the NHS to get all of her daughter India€™s complex needs met. She has done so with great patience and charm, so everyone loves her.

What three words would you use to describe Suzy? Cleverer than she makes out, warm and fun-loving.

I know that some of you reading this will have lost your own mum, but I hope that if you are celebrating Mother's Day in some way that you have a really lovely, happy day,

How would you answer the questions we asked about your own mother? What is/was her importance in your life?