My mom is one of those ladies that everyone loves. She has a knack for letting things roll off her shoulders, and she never seems to have a bad day. Plus, when I was growing up she used to let me eat Cookie Crisp for breakfast. How cool is that?

But, beneath the sunshiny interior and weakness for a kid that just wanted her sugar fix, there's a wildly hilarious woman with a quick, sly wit. In honor of Mother's Day, I asked my mom to share with me her beauty advice. Tell me what advice your mom gave you, and find out what my bella mama had to say when you read more.

  • Moisturize: While my mom does it up old-school with a nightly application of Vaseline to remove makeup around her eyes and soften fine lines, I love her reasoning behind why she puts it on her lips, too. "It makes my lips kissable," she quipped. TMI on the love life, ma.
  • Treat yourself: "I'm all about big shiny hair. Instead of doing my color at home myself (it was always way too brassy), now I splurge and get it done at the salon," she said.
  • Drink your water: Mom knows best.
  • Smile: "Maybe the best beauty tip is to smile. It seems to draw people to me, and they smile back."

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