Thursday, July 26, 2012

"The Olden Days" - Share Beauty Tips for Summer and Win a $50.00 Visa Gift Card


Do you remember being a teenager and asking your mom about things that happened in the olden days? Well, imagine if you will, being asked that very question in the present day by your own kids. Talk about an eye opener on many levels, but also a chance to remember the good ole days and share what worked and did not work for you growing up. Below is the transcript of how our little question and answer session went one afternoon between my daughter and myself. Maybe you will remember some of the same things as you read along. Enjoy.



daughter: Mom, what is the most important beauty tip to remember when you are my age for summertime?
me: One of the most important beauty tips for summer is a girl needs to look her best all the time. Wearing makeup is always a plus, but in the summer months you can get by with very little at all. I never wore makeup other than eye makeup during the summer months because I had lots of color from the sun.
daughter: Mom, did you ever lay out in the sun to get a suntan long ago? I mean, you are rather white and never lay out now.
me: Thanks, but nevermind that last comment. I will truthfully say I used to lay out for hours at a time and, believe it or not, I always sported a rather dark tan. Now, honestly, I have to say this is a do as I say, not as I do statement and I would not recommend you do the same thing now.
daughter: Did you use a sunscreen?
me: No. Baby oil and iodine only. Worked like a charm, but not the safest way to get a little color in the summer.
daughter: What is Iodine?
me: They don't make it any more. I'm saying this while I cross my fingers behind my back. Heck, for all I know, they may not make it anymore, so I just left it at that. I did not feel the need to have her going to look for iodine at the store.
daughter: What is the worse thing you ever did to try to make yourself more beautiful during the summer months?
me: When I was in high school, all the rage was spraying a product in your hair called SUN-IN. The commercials showed beautiful blond-haired models sporting tans and they looked just they way I wanted to look during the summer months. I purchased the product, sprayed it in my hair and stayed out in the sun all afternoon.
daughter: Did it work? Did you look like the models on television?
me: Oh, it worked all right. That night I was sporting a red sunburn and fire-bright orange hair. I looked like the orangutan from the zoo. I was not blond by any means and it took weeks to wear off. Luckily, by the time school started, I was back to looking more like myself. That, my dear, was the biggest mishap I can remember.


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daughter: Any other beauty tips or mishaps you remember from summers so long ago?
me: (shaking head) Only one. I was getting ready for a date with a special boy I had a crush on. I wanted everything to be perfect and really tried to make a good impression. As I was getting ready, I wanted to shave my legs again and ran to my parents bathroom and used my dad's shaving cream. Mind you, back in the day we did not have shaving cream for women -- or if we did, my mom did not buy it. So I used the shaving cream and finished getting ready. When he picked me up he commented on the fact that I smelled nice. I was beaming at his words, and then he said he could have swore he got a whiff of his dad's aftershave. I was mortified. I had used my dad's aftershave to shave with instead of shaving cream.
daughter: What did you do? LOL.
me: Well, as soon as we got to the movie theater, I went to the restroom and used paper towels to wipe my legs off, then sprayed perfume on them. It was a very embarrassing moment. You know, you are so lucky that in this day and age you don't have to do things the way we did back in the olden days. For example, I take you to the beauty salon to get your hair highlighted and provide you with plenty of sunscreen when you are poolside. I also buy you great products like Satin Care Passionista Fruit Shave Gel, which has a rich formula, infused with the sparkling scent of juicy, fresh fruit and leaves your skin soft and satiny smooth every time you shave. You also don't have to worry about using your dad's old razor to shave with and you have the opportunity to use great razors like the Venus Embrace which has five blades for a close and comfortable shave and a Ribbon of Moisture for a smooth glide.



Yes, little girl, we sure had it rough in the olden days. You really don't realize that was such a short time ago, and it won't be long before you will be explaining to your own children all the things you did in the olden days of 2012. You might want to keep a journal so you don't forget how primitive things really were.
daughter: (rolling eyes) Okay, thanks mom, I think I will go out to the pool for a bit. Now, where is that baby oil?

What's the best beauty tip you have shared with your daughter to prepare her for the summer or share your funniest beauty mishap for the chance to win a $50 Visa gift card!
I know for sure I am not the only one who remembers those olden days of only a few years ago. (FYI, Venus has some great tips for first-time shavers over here.)
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80 comments:

  1. I remember Sunin and it was not a pretty sight for me as well...my hair was a mess! This brought back lots of great memories I had forgot about. Great post.

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  2. My mother always told me to wear sunscreen. She has really good skin so I think I should listen to her!

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  3. tweet:

    https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/228667569823944704


    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  4. I remember it like you. Used my brother's razor, baby oil and lemon in my hair. Never used iodine. They still make it, we need trace amounts. Mostly found in salt, some medication, food and used for surgery.

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  5. Ah yes, the good old days! I tried to tell my daughter all the important things like don't get too much sun, don't color/curl/straighten your hair because it's beautiful the way it is, always wear sunglasses so you don't have to squint in the sun. All the usual mom to daughter stuff. Did she listen? Yes, to all but the hair...she can't seem to leave beautiful alone!

    MGM

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  6. If I had a daughter my tip would be to remember to dress modestly- that doesn't mean you need to cover every inch but bra straps and undies showing never are pretty.

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  7. lol :) Great conversation between your DD and you :) I think the best advice I can give is to make sure that 1) if you decide to color your hair at home, make sure the hair dye has not expired & 2) make sure you have the directions for the same box. Or else you will not leave it on long enough on your neighbor's hair who was desperate to color the grey in her hair before a trip by bus to the doctor. Instead of a lovely shade of dark auburn, she had streaks of pink-magenta! :)

    Laura

    ljmcd7 @ gmail.com

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  8. Yep! Totally used Sun-In, and my Dad's shaving cream.
    Also, Noxema! For some reason that was the only face wash available for teenagers! Haha!
    Erica :)

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  9. wash your face twice a day and exfoliate once a week

    vanitizebaby at yahoo dot comg

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  10. tweet

    https://twitter.com/MeandBells/status/228843106555015169

    vanitizebaby at yahoo dot com

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  11. Wash your face with warm water rinse with cool.
    never use your dad's razor it will cut your legs.

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  12. I used baby oil growing up, it was such a mistake! The oil, combined with the sun, would fry my skin. I would get terrible blisters and add more baby oil not realizing it was the problem!
    Now I'm worried about skin cancer and getting that wrinkled, leathery look on my face as I age, so I always wear a hat to protect my face when I am going to be in the sun. I'd rather be white than wrinkled!

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  13. Beauty mishap...one word: Epilady. Enough said.

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  14. the best tip i give is to be your self :) and wear SPF!

    freebiel0ve@yahoo.com

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  15. https://twitter.com/akronugurl/status/228910874209968128

    freebiel0ve@yahoo.com

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  16. My mother always said to moisturize and wear sunscreen whenever I am outside.
    reklaw422 at hotmail dot com

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  17. ALWAYS apply sunscreen on your face everyday. amypugmire@live.com

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  18. tweeted. amypugmire@live.com
    https://twitter.com/1amypugmire/status/229022980326445056

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  19. My mom alway reminded me how important it was to wash-away-the-day off my face.. (makeup, dirt, oils etc)
    helped keep my skin looking clear :)

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  20. https://twitter.com/lindatrink/status/229061096001130496
    tweeted
    @lindatrink

    lzamudio02 @ hotmail .com

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  21. My tip is to use sunscreen every day

    elena150980@yahoo.com

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  22. https://twitter.com/ElenaIstomina/status/229062142823915522

    elena150980@yahoo.com

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  23. The best summer beauty tip I've given is to wash your face every night before bed especially if you have makeup on.

    pokergrl8 at gmail.com

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  24. https://twitter.com/aes529/status/229257243516882944

    pokergrl8 at gmail.com

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  25. my best beauty tip is to always wear sunscreen! the sun damage you get as kid will affect you as an adult!

    kitraz13 at hotmail dot com

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  26. tweet: https://twitter.com/kitraz13/status/229258875013062656

    kitraz13 at hotmail dot com

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  27. funniest beauty mishap: my first perm at 8 years old when my friends thought i was wearing a wig and tried to pull my hair off!

    thismomwins@gmail.com

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  28. tweet https://twitter.com/thismomwins/status/229276422521356288

    thismomwins@gmail.com

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  30. sunscreen is really important to use year round
    elliebunny at hotmail dot com

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  31. https://twitter.com/elliebunny24/status/229301693924388864
    elliebunny at hotmail dot com

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  32. my biggest mishap was wearing blue eyeliner, yikes! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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  33. https://twitter.com/DesMoinesDealin/status/229322360342331393 scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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  34. Sun-In...lol, I used to buy it by the case when I was a teenager!

    My biggest beauty mishap was when I tried to highlight my hair at home; It was one of those kits where you pull the hair through the cap with a little crochet needle and someone how I ended up with a boatload of highlights on the left side of my head and very few on the right (I assume because I'm right-handed, it was easier to pull out from the left). I ended up calling my mom to come over and redo the right side for me. It still wasn't even but it was better.

    shel704 at aol dot com

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  35. https://twitter.com/auntiethesis/status/229648500332310529

    shel704 at aol dot com

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  36. My funniest beauty mishap happened years ago. I was getting ready for work....during a storm. Power went out. No lights in the bathroom as I was finishing getting ready for work and putting on my makeup. I thought...I have done this so many times...I could do it in my sleep! Haha..wrong. My blush and powder foundation where in a container that looked almost the same. I ended up putting my blush on all over instead of the powder! Haha.....I laughed so hard when I got in the car and looked in the rearview mirror!
    landfjacobson @ charter.net

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  37. I tweeted
    https://twitter.com/Ilovemybeagle2/status/229745509160587265
    landfjacobson @ charter.net

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  38. The beauty tip I give my daughter is to wear her hair up in the summer months, either in ponytails or buns, to keep her cool and her skin free of sweat.
    kellywcuATyahooDOTcom

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  39. tweet
    https://twitter.com/Kellydinpa/status/229779108169674752

    kellywcuATyahooDOTcom

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  40. I remember my mom telling me how they wore miniskirts in the 70's but when I became a teenager, it was outright No-No. She said, Baby you showing entirely too much. : )
    Stacia

    tes266@yahoo.com

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  41. I stress the importance of sunscreen.
    huntandride@hotmail.com

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  42. https://twitter.com/jen_r_horn/status/230350604696956928
    huntandride@hotmail.com

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  43. My best beauty tip - always remember to wear sunscreen. It's just a simply step daily but goes a long way to keep your skin healthy.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

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  44. https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/230881016477257729

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  45. Teenagers don't use/even know of Sun-In these days? Goodness! Haahaha. My beauty tip is to never skip moisturizing. Morning and night!

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  46. I keep it simple! "Don't pick (your face)! =)

    kytah00@yahoo.com

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  47. https://twitter.com/kytah00/status/232556646780514304

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  48. wear sunscreen all the time
    merleandtina@yahoo.com

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  49. https://twitter.com/HappyTina0115/status/232609368665907200
    merleandtina@yahoo.com

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  50. Wear lip balm with SPF so you don't get burned.

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  51. tweeted - https://twitter.com/luvx143/status/232635265255096321

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  52. Figure out what kind of beauty products you like best and then stick with them. Teens like to try the latest and greatest, but you should really stick with what you know! It's been working well for me for the past decade!

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  53. I worn makeup that didn't match my skin color to hide acne, it didn't look good and make my acne worse. Thanks for the tips and giveaway.
    songyueyu at gmail

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  54. tweet: https://twitter.com/syytta/status/234823738326122497
    songyueyu at gmail

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  55. SPF Moisturizer & chapstick year round

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  56. tweet https://twitter.com/hburmeister/status/235191930890371075

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  57. i tweeted here:

    https://twitter.com/bellows22/status/235335644564566018

    debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

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  58. i always told my daughter to take pride in her appearance

    debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

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  59. I don't yet have a daughter to pass on my wisdom, but I believe that spf protection on our face is essential

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  60. sometimes less make up is more

    seanm1999 at hotmail dot com

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  61. When we were younger my sister stole my liptsick and smeared it all over her face, and she thought she looked pretty. It was too funny.

    Artisticbaker at gmail dot com

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  62. Always use moisturizer.
    MCantu1019 at aol dot com

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  63. Wear a hat as well as the sunscreen & sunglasses when you're out & about drinking the water you always have by your side.
    Thanks for the contest.

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  64. blogged:
    http://slehan.blogspot.com/2012/08/win-50-visa-from-venus-and-blogher-0823.html

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  65. I used a new eye shadow without doing a patch test first. My eyes swelled almost shut. Ugly sight.

    willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

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  66. My only tips to my daughters are to wear what makes them feel good.
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  67. tweeted: https://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/238086766966472704
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  68. Tweet - https://twitter.com/willitara/status/238260722134556673


    willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

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  69. OMG my mishap too! I did the sun-in thing too in the 80s! I even had blonde hair (dark blonde but still blonde) and it turned it orange...more golden as the summer progressed...but originally orange!!! That stuff was basically peroxide in a spray bottle! LOL
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

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  70. I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/MsTofuFairy/status/238388488964300800
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

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  71. Recommending daily use of lip balm with spf was my best tip.
    momznite_at_yahoo_daught_com

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  72. I tweeted:
    https://twitter.com/momznite/status/238678463979089921

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  73. my fave beauty tip
    Vaseline is your best friend

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  74. https://twitter.com/purplelover04/status/238763327612911617

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  75. https://twitter.com/purplelover04/status/238763327612911617

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  76. my best beauty tip was apply moisturizer directly after a shower even before you dry off for silky smooth soft skin! Thanks for a super giveaway!
    My email: anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  77. Tweeted:
    https://twitter.com/anashct3/status/238814839642918912
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    email: anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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