This must be my favorite photo of the year.
If not for the creation of this post, I would never have been able to hold my mum’s hands in mine like that. Cradling these hands that have been overworked and turned dry from sacrifices made for the family, my heart aches to see how much of her self-image has been cast to the back of her head from prioritizing the needs of her children.
For the wonderful woman who does the entire family’s laundry, washes the dishes, organizes the house and for whom we’re responsible for at least half of her worry lines and grey hairs, I wish I could thank my mum in more ways than I can currently afford.
While I got my dad’s knack for design, I inherited my mum’s writing skills. She was the one who drilled the foundation of the English language into me and taught me how to spell my full name. I was forced to walk around my dad’s office about 2,814 times while reciting the letters of my name because I could not, for the love of cookies, spell my name. LOL!!
Well, it paid off and I was quite a Spelling Bee in school. I can spell Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. Hoho. And Bun Bun Makeup Tips would never be if not for her.
Aesthetic treatments like facelifts and Botox are seeing huge jumps in popularity as the quest to look younger or age gracefully has turned more apparent and socially acceptable than before.
I don’t know if people go to the extent of administering Botox to their hands and fingers, but I do know of a hand cream that has proven to reduce the lines on my mum’s hands. Introducing….. Hand Chemistry!
Hand Chemistry targets the 8 signs of hand ageing and promises visibly younger looking hands in just 10 days. With 19.5% active complex concentration, Hand Chemistry vows to improve firmness, elasticity, density, evenness, brightness, texture, smoothness and hydration.
As you can probably tell, there will not be any pictures of my face nor my mum’s in this post because she is incredibly shy, and it doesn’t make sense for me to put my face when the ‘subject of experiment’ is her. Haha.
So here’s her hand (and mine) before she started using the Hand Chemistry hand cream.