Congrats to our winner Nicole!!!
When I pushed my fiery-red-headed daughter from my pregnant, swollen belly, after 17 hours of agonizing back labor, and the nurse laid her on my chest all wrinkled and crimson faced, she was the picture of beauty to me. Fast forward 11 years when I look at her face now, dotted with a spray of freckles across the bridge of her nose, her hair a gleaming mix of strawberry bright orange highlights, gazing at her simply takes my breath away.
Unfortunately the inherent beauty I see in her being, which is so much more than what her facial features portray, is lost on her. Smack in the middle of tweendom, each day she seems to wrestle with feelings of inadequacy; her hairâ€™s natural wave in her words is UGLY; she wants silky, straight locks and yearns for a keratin treatment. She laments how much prettier she looks without her eyeglasses and wishes she could get contacts. And really the list goes on. As her mother- I work overtime to continually counteract her negative statements with positive ones. Iâ€™ve also forked over a cool, $399 for new frames and spent many an early morning before she heads to school burning my fingers to a crisp straightening her hair.
Yet I wonder; perhaps working overtime attempting to help her attain a look she is pleased with is the wrong way to go about it. And the bottom line is, short of hiring Louis Licari as her personal hair stylist and Rachel Zoe to meet her wardrobing needs- no amount of reassurance on my part is going to assuage her of her insecurities.
Well lucky for me CLEAN & CLEARÂ® and Neutrogena have joined forces with Walmart and Teen Vogue magazine to help moms get their teens get ready for the new school yearÂ (and at the VERY least in my case- help my daughter get a healthy clean regimen down pat!)Â starting now through Friday, August 31st, shoppers are eligible for a special back-to-school must have from Teen Vogue when they buy any two CLEAN & CLEARÂ® or Neutrogena products.
So I’m attempting to empower my girlÂ to put her best face forward for school and reminding her that beauty is all about her inner voice and of course a clean face is NEVER a bad thing to possess! And so we too will beÂ taking advantage of this limited time opportunity at TeenVogueItList.com/Walmart. You can learn all about it at CleanandClear.com, Facebook.com/CleanandClear, Neutrogena.com, Facebook.com/Neutrogena . The bottom line is this..at the very least I can arm her with healthy beauty habits–right?!
And Knowing back-to-school shopping can be time-consuming and costly I’m offering one lucky marriedmysugardaddy.comÂ reader giveaway of a $100 Wal-Mart gift card.Â Leave a comment here with one way you’ve helped your daughter feel beautiful! For a second entry you can like Married my sugar daddy on facebook and for a third entry you can follow me on twittter @MelissaSChapman and retweet this giveaway! Good luck giveaway ends July 27th!