Is there a beauty obsessed young woman, or man for that matter, that cannot attribute some of their spirit, style, or talents (how many ways can you apply your lipstick?) to Molly Ringwald? I know I spent many of my adolescent years wishing for red hair and freckles- I got my freckles and learned my lesson about the red when I turned my black hair purple in 10th grade.
As hard as it may be to believe, everyone’s favorite angsty teen is now in her forties and, though she has left much of her image behind her and embraced womanhood and motherhood, she strives to hang onto one thing that is never attributed to an older woman, being “pretty.” As Molly explains in her book, Getting The Pretty Back, “It’s hard to know when exactly it happens, but suddenly you notice it. You are “beautiful,” “unique,” “handsome,” (If you’re unlucky), or “interesting.” Pretty is a word that is reserved for the young.”
But, Molly found ways to get her Pretty back and shares her thoughts and ideas about it in her book. Not only that, there are a ton of life lessons, personal stories, style advice, recipes, makeup advice, favorite hairstyles and so much more. This is not just a book for the Molly-obsessed, although I must admit I may fit into that category, this is a book for anyone who is stuck in a rut and a guideline for how to get yourself out.
I truly enjoyed reading this book and have taken so much away from it. It certainly made me take a look at aspects of my marriage, mothering, fashion, and makeup in a different way. Has a book ever made you question your choice of underwear, taught you the basics of wine, given you insight into the life of your single/married friends, and helped you find the perfect lipstick all at the same time? If the answer is no, this book is a light-hearted and refreshing must-have!
I loved this book so much, I wanted to share it with you all in a very special way. I have Gathered 23 items that remind me of my favorite Molly movies and moments plus a copy of her book, Getting the Pretty Back, to share with one of you. To enter, you need to get a little creative and a little poetic. Write me a Haiku about how Molly has inspired your makeup, fashion, humor, or anything else that you can think of. WHAT IS A HAIKU?? Here is my example:
Taught me to apply lipstick
Perhaps this is a more difficult form of entry than my usual but it is WAY worth the effort and winner takes ALL. Let’s investigate the evidence a little closer shall we?
Thank you to Harper Collins, Luxx Cosmetics, and The Balm for the items they provided- the Lashionistas and I appreciate it!