Mum-of-four, 32, divides opinion after revealing her strict ‘beauty rules’ for her 12-year-old daughter
- A mum has revealed the ‘beauty rules’ she’s set for her pre-teen daughter
- Eliza Nixon shared a video on TikTok that’s been viewed more than 600K times
- Her daughter Mia can’t use mascara or dye her hair and isn’t allowed piercings
A mum-of-four has hit back at critics after she revealed the strict ‘beauty rules’ she’s set for her pre-teen daughter.
Eliza Nixon, from Adelaide, shared a TikTok video detailing the conversations she’s had with her 12-year-old daughter, Mia, about beauty.
In the video the 32-year-old mum said: ‘There are so many things that she wants to do that I just don’t feel are acceptable for her age’.
Eliza told FEMAIL she was surprised the topic sparked such controversy, with most people disagreeing with her rules on makeup and not letting Mia colour her hair.
The five different beauty categories included body hair, skincare, makeup, hair and piercings.
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Adelaide mum Eliza Nixon (left) detailed the ‘beauty rules’ she’s set for her pre-teen daughter Mia (left in right) in a TikTok video – but not everyone agrees.
In regards to body hair Eliza wanted to wait until Mia came to her to talk about it.
‘It’s not something I wanted to bring up with her because I didn’t want to make her feel self-conscious about something if she didn’t already feel self-conscious about it,’ she said.
‘As far as body hair goes, I am totally fine for her to remove her body hair any which way she feels comfortable. Except laser.’
What are the ‘beauty rules’?
* No black mascara
* No other piercings besides two in each lower earlobe
* No hair dye
* No laser hair removal, but shaving or waxing is allowed
* Only use Cetaphil cleanser and SPF 50+ moisturiser from Quick Screen for skincare
* When it comes to makeup Mia is also allowed to use tinted lip gloss, an eyelash curler and liquid blush
Mia is allowed to to use a light Cetaphil cleanser and SPF 50+ moisturiser from Quick Screen when it comes to skincare, but makeup it a little more complicated.
Eliza said she ‘really struggled’ this year because she prefers Mia to not wear any makeup because of her age.
‘A lot of her friends are wearing bits and pieces so I had to compromise somewhere,’ she said.
‘She’s allowed to use a concealer to hide blemishes and pimples she feels self-conscious about, but absolutely no foundation at this stage. It’s an absolute no as well for mascara at her age.’
Mia is also allowed to use tinted lip gloss, an eyelash curler and liquid blush but never black mascara.
When it comes to rules around hair Eliza said: ‘I am not letting her dye her hair for as long as I possibly can. She has beautiful blonde hair.
‘It has gone a little bit darker as she has got older so she does want to put bleach in it but, for me, absolutely no way.’
Eliza is also strict when it comes to piercings and only allows for two on each lower earlobe and ‘that’s it’.
‘Piercings – more than what she’s got now – are a conversation for when she’s 15 or older,’ she said, and concluded the video with: ‘That’s my rules until she’s at least 13.’
The video has since been viewed more than 600,000 times and opinions seemed divided in the comments.
‘Such a balanced approach, my parents were VERY strict when I was a teen which created sneaky behaviours, a compromise is always good!’ one person wrote.
Another added: ‘I get what you’re saying but I disagree.’
Eliza told FEMAIL she feels like a lot of of parents can resonate with her worries.
‘In all things I try to take a balanced approach to parenting, I understand it’s important not to be overly restrictive, however, I want my daughter to see herself as naturally beautiful and to understand that some things will have age restrictions,’ she said.