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Me and My Mom: A Power Pair in the Making

Me and My Mom: A Power Pair in the Making

Beauty | April 26, 2021
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Like the special relationship of a mother and her child—a power pair in the making—certain beauty products also work hand in hand.

One of the many things I love about beauty is how beauty products can transcend their function. In addition to serving their purpose, they can remind you of a memory, a relationship, or a special person.

Sometimes, it can even be all three.

Case in point—I was using the Estée Lauder Micro Essence Skin Activating Treatment Lotion and Advanced Night Repair Serum last night. Together, they’re known as the ANR Power Pair, which in turn, made me think about my mom and me and what a power pair we could be.

Of Applying Beauty Products: A Vivid Memory

Before bedtime, while I read quietly in my mom’s bed, she would sit in front of her dresser and do her beauty routine. Every now and then, I would unbury my nose from the book to take a look at what my mom was doing. I looked away whenever she smiled at me through the mirror, thinking that I was invading her privacy.

She would laugh and then ask me, “Would you like to join mommy?” Without even responding, as if on cue, I would always run to her side and watch her continue whatever she was applying. Throughout the years, I noticed that her beauty products would come and go. However, one product would always stay—the Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Serum.

A Complicated Relationship

Today, whenever people would ask me about my relationship with my mother, I’d always say that it’s complicated. There are times when I would even say that she’s my best friend, but there are occasions when she is my worst enemy. You see, my mom doesn’t accept that I love beauty. In fact, there were two instances when she threw away all of my beauty products. I hoped she would at least understand when the first instance didn’t make me love beauty less, but I was wrong.

People would say that the third time’s the charm. However, I don’t want to risk it anymore. That’s why to this day, I’d hide my beauty products from her. If only I knew back then that she wouldn’t approve of this part of me, then I guess I wouldn’t have rushed to her side. I would have continued my reading and watched her apply her beauty products from a distance.

The Most Special Person in the World

Even if she still hasn’t accepted me, my mom is still the most special person in the world to me. From raising me and my brother all by herself to going to college together—yes, my mom and I were both college students at one point, we have been through so much together.

One of my dreams this year is for us to overcome this obstacle and become the power pair I know we are. My mom continues to teach me to be a beautiful person every single day, and there is not a single day that goes by that I don’t wish I could teach her about beauty in return.

Mom, if you’re reading this, then let’s talk while applying the Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Serum together. I have a bottle here just for you. 

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Firas is a writer, editor, and college instructor. He believes in the transformative power of swiping on lipstick, reading books, and keeping a notebook. Watch out for his beauty stories here on OneMega.com
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