In honour of Mother’s Day, we asked the NV Team: What's the best piece of advice your mother gave you?
It's funny how it doesn't seem to matter how young you were when your mum gave you a piece of advice, you carry it with you and apply it to all years of your life. Mum really does know best!
“Stop plucking your eyebrows”
No woman in the early 2000’s was spared from the big tweeze. It came for everyone and anyone… including my thirteen year old self. Despite Queens like Kate Moss and Pam Anderson wearing them thin, if it wasn’t for my mum stopping me from tweezing them to death, my poor over-plucked brows probably would have never recovered!
- Jessie Marketing/PR Assistant
“Treat others the way you would like to be treated”
It's cliche but my mum lives by it and so do I! It's cool to be kind.
- Jas Customer Service Assistant
"Put a hat on!"
My mum always told me to cover my face and wear sun screen. Sadly she was right. Much to my horror, baking my face in the sun wasn’t the best idea. Sun damage really is irreversible. My mum always wore a hat and surprise surprise her skin does not reflect her age. Although I was a bit late to the party, for the past 5 years I have worn 50+ every day without fail! Lucky for me caps are cute so I now rep these too!
- Sarah, Co Owner
"You don't need to tell your husband everything, it's good to keep some things a secret”
What your partner doesn't know won't hurt them! As long as you're not doing anything wrong or deceitful, sometimes the best thing you can do is to say nothing. - Jessie, Co Owner
“Keep a separate bank account for a rainy day”
I have taken on her advice, but I’m guilty of using the funds in that account to treat myself to some retail therapy. This is probably not what she had in mind, but it’s a rainy day and I needed the new Nakedvice Tracksuit set.
- Emily, Production Manager
"Never leave the house without lipstick"
My mum has taught me that presentation and self grooming are incredibly important. Similarly to saying please and thank you, or offering a seat to the elderly on the train, the way we present ourselves to the world is a form of good manners. Taking time and effort dress up for others shows respect and consideration.
I think that my Nana originally instilled this sentiment in her and she’s certainly stuck by it. I can only recall seeing my mum without her signature red lipstick on twice in my entire life!
- Sunny, Wholesale Manager
Happy Mother's Day to all the Mum's out there! X