Thank you to everyone who participated in my contest giveaway for a free pair of satin pillowcases from our sponsor Morning Glamour. The challenge to win was to share your mother’s favorite beauty secret. I loved reading all your replies and I’m excited to share them with you.
But first, let me share a few tips from my mother. Listen to my latest podcast here where I shared that one of her secrets was the religious use of her satin pillowcases. Next, was her love of bright lipstick. I share a sweet story here about her favorite shade. And last, her insistence that I always wear sunscreen. When all my girlfriends were sunning themselves on rooftops and lakeside slathered in baby oil, she had me covered from head- to-toe in longsleeves and Pre-Sun on any skin that was showing. She’d say every single time, “you’ll thank me someday.” Believe me, I’ve thanked her many times as I’ve gotten older.
Here’s the fun roundup of responses…
“Always have a great hairstylist and always wear a smile.” Mandy H.
“Wash every night with plain soap and water, pat, don’t rub dry. Oil of Olay. Stay out of the sun. Eat lots of fruits and vegetables and drink mostly water.” Kristen D.
“Stay out of the sun and use Pond’s cold cream.❤️” Joyce H.
“My mom has great skin at 87. She swore by OJ’s Beauty Lotion for many years.” Helen K.
“Ironically it was pink satin pillow cases and that was 50 years ago! She went to the “beauty parlor” every Thursday and the pillow cases kept her looking good in between. 💗 pink was her favorite color. Miss her very much.” Janice M.
“My mom didn’t really have a beauty secret that I can remember. She never wore a lot of makeup but did cleanse and moisturize with Clinique products! And wore sunscreen!” Becky H.
“Always wear lipstick!” Rebekah B.
“My mom has beautiful skin.. Avon Moisture Rich cream is all she ever used.. plus she is beautiful inside too!” Debra W.
“My mom loved satin pillow cases, too!❤️” Deanna B.
“Pond’s cold cream.” Patti M.
“Pond’s cold cream was my grandma’s secret. My mother mixed egg, mayo, olive oil and honey to make a hair mask.” Christina R.
“Oil of Olay moisturizer every morning and night. And, Jergens lotion for hands and never leave the house without lipstick!” Lisa R.
“Scotch tape on the 11’s between her eyebrows – her ‘worry lines’.” Carol R. (this wins the award for the most unique secret!)
“Always dab moisturizer around the eyes with your ring finger.” Kimberly B.
“Oil of Olay.” Leigh C.
“Sunscreen, sunscreen, sunscreen.” Ali B.
“Silk, satin pillowcases. Mother always slept with one on her baby pillow made of down feathers. I still have her pillow.” G. Greenblatt
Remember you can still use promo code MG25 to receive 25% off your satinpillow case order. Thanks for sharing! I loved each and every response.
Love this Melissa. I remember my mom introducing me to Clinique products. My mom is 89 and still goes to the “beauty parlor” every week to get her hair styled!