Beauty rituals are so important. It’s a gift to be touched by someone who is doing their art. It’s scheduled time to slow down and talk to another person. Or to just be quiet and think to yourself. It’s scheduled time to transform, to emerge looking better or feeling renewed. I believe these things. We take care of our cars, our homes, we clean them and decorate them, and it’s not vain at all to take the same pride in yourself. It needn’t be conventional, typical, feminine, mainstream, anything like that--but whatever you do to remind yourself of your value and beauty is important and absolutely worth taking time for. So, I try to represent that to my daughter, as well as invite her to participate in it.
Credit to Imagine Uhlenbrock, owner of Just Imagine Nails for this calm and beautiful moment today.