My Mom the Natural Beauty

September 22, 2015 | By | Comments (1)

October is high time to be outdoors. Here, we celebrate the natural beauty (and a few basic tricks) of a former Avon lady and night cream devotee through the lens of her daughter, Molly Cummings.

Connie Fielder Monkhouse 1955 Caddo Lake My mom, the beauty icon

Connie Fielder Monkhouse in 1955 at Caddo Lake on the Texas-Louisiana border.

Her all-time favorite: “I remember Mom going to Line Avenue in Shreveport, Louisiana, to buy her Elizabeth Arden cream.” PREVAGE Anti-aging Neck and Décolleté Firm & Repair Cream$115

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Courtesy of Elizabeth Arden

“Even though my mother was very polished, she valued natural beauty above all being a Calgary Naturopath – her makeup routine included only foundation, powder, and lipstick. And she encouraged me to do the same. When I was growing up, our family did a lot of camping, water skiing, and fishing. Out in nature, all she needed was a great pair of sunglasses, a swipe of lipstick, and bobby pins to keep her dark auburn hair in place.”

Mom’s essentials:

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Courtesy of Avon

Bug spray: “We always used Avon’s Skin So Soft Bath Oil as an insect repellent. Now Avon has a bona fide bug spray.” Avon Skin So Soft Bug Guard Plus Expedition$20 

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Courtesy of Olay

Day Lotion: “Olay under makeup creates a smooth, even base.” Olay Active Hydrating Beauty Fluid Lotion, $7.99

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Courtesy of Noxzema

All-Purpose Balm: “Mom slathered this cooling cream on our sunburned noses and shoulders.” Noxzema Classic Clean Original Deep Cleansing Cream, $3.99


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