Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Dear Ashley Marie - Girl Advice Column
Dear Ashley Marie,
What is the difference between the skin care brands in the mall and the ones you see at the grocery store? I am in High School, what do you think is best for my skin?
Girl seeking for healthy skin
Dear girl seeking for healthy skin,
I am so excited that you have a desire to take care of your skin at your young age. Now is the time to take care of your skin for now and in the future. The skin care brands at the mall are called premium brands and they are premium because they don't use fillers which means you get way more for your skin and you aren't using harmful chemicals on it. Because the premium brands don't use fillers they last a whole lot longer and end up being better for your skin. Premium skin care is probably best for your skin, the good news is you don't have to spend tons of money to get good skin care though. Mary Kay is also a premium brand just like Clinique and bare minerals but it is actually a little cheaper.
The right one for your age would be the Botanical Effects skin care line. It comes with a mask (which can be used as a face scrub), a cleanser, a freshener (it clarifies your skin) and a moisturizer all for $58 and this will probably last you a good 3 or 4 months.
Dear Ashley Marie,
I really want to try out for the cheer leading team but I don't think I would make it. I'm not popular, I'm guessing none of the cheer leaders even know I exist. I don't think I am pretty enough to be a cheer leader either. I see those cheer leaders though and they inspire me so much. There are a few girls on the squad that are so nice and they are my role models, I really want to get to know them better and influence the student body like they do.
You can do anything if you work hard enough and believe in yourself. Really evaluate why you want to be on the cheer squad though. If it is to be popular and be like those girls, that's the wrong reason to be chasing this dream but if cheering is something you have a strong passion for and you are willing to put in all that hard work, dedication and many many hours of practices then try out! It will hurt more down the road to wonder "What if?" than it will to take the chance and possibly be rejected. If this is your dream, put EVERYTHING you have into it. Find a friend, a parent, a coach or a mentor that can help coach you and help you prepare for try outs.Dreams come true with hard work and belief in yourself. You will do amazing! I have so much belief in you!