My mother is and always will be my beauty inspiration. Not because of her obvious beauty or that she taught me how to braid my hair or showed me the power of black eyeliner. It is her generous and loving heart. My mother is like a bright radiating light in our family. She is a pillar of strength, the calm in a storm, a selfless giver and supporter of all our dreams. She is everything that is beautiful. She has never fussed much over her looks or ever concerned herself with aging. She quote “looks forward to it”, embracing where she’s been in every phase of her life and being thankful. It’s this attitude that has shaped my philosophy on beauty and what real beauty means to me. She’s taught my sister and I to look beyond our looks, to accept, lean into change and love who we are. She has always encouraged us to be us.
She, as a mother now to adult children, rides the wave of life with us. She listens, encourages all of our ideas on how to live and be better people in this crazy world. She is our mother and I think I can speak for my brother and sister when I say we feel very lucky that she is.
I was watching Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday this past week with Tracy McMillan (she is amazing) as the guest and she said something that really stuck with me. She said “When we are whole, selfless, loving people we light up the world. It becomes our job to light up our little section of the world”. Let me tell you something, my mom has spent her life lighting up her little section of the world. I am forever grateful. Happy Mother’s Day Mom! You beautiful, beautiful woman.
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation, Urban Decay Eye Shadow Primer in Sin, Urban Decay Naked2, Mac Eye Kohl in Smolder, Yves Saint Laurent Babydoll mascara, MAC lipliner in Boldly Bare, MAC lipstick in Taupe
photos, styling, makeup & hair by Janelle Walker