Life Lessons from Mum - “A smile goes a long way”

Welcome to our ‘Life Lessons from Mum’ series. In celebration of Mother’s Day on 31st March, we asked 2000 people to share with us the very best advice they received from Mums over the years.

Each day we’ll be bringing you one of our favourite bits of advice and what’s more we want you to share yours with us too! In return, you’ll be entered into our competition running from 21st-31st March, where you could win a £200 luxury Mother’s Day hamper filled full of goodies from all over centre:mk. To enter click here.

Today’s life lesson is ‘a smile goes a long way’… Its simple advice; smile and the whole World smiles with you, and now it’s confirmed as top advice from Mum’s too. But what we really wanted know is how to enhance your smile even more!


Invest in an electric toothbrush

Clean teeth is surely the best starting point for a great smile? Well now the Philips Sonicare Protective Clean 6100 has you covered (£99.99 – John Lewis). It claims you can achieve whiter teeth in just 1 week compared to a manual toothbrush and it has a 2 week battery life so you’re not having to charge it all the time either.


Exfoliate your lips

Get totally smooth lips to compliment your smile with the M∙A∙C Lip Scrubtious (£13, John Lewis). This sugar-based exfoliator gently buffs away dry and flaky skin, with a formula enhanced by hydrating and nourishing conditioners leaving lips soft and oh-so-smoochable. Available in five flavours including Candied Nectar, Fruit of Passion, Summer Berry, Sweet Brown Sugar and Sweet Vanilla.


Find a lipstick you love

The NARS PowerMatte Lip Pigment (£23 John Lewis) is the perfect super-pigmented formula that dry’s down completely to leave you with a completely matt shade. It comes in 20 shades with the ‘Get it on’ colour said to suit most complexions.


Smile from the inside out

Most of us have heard about the benefits of the highly-prized powdered elixir Matcha Tea and now T2 are running Matcha Express sessions in-store every Saturday until April 6 so you can whisk it like a pro! There’s no need to book, just pop in to T2 here at centre:mk between 12 pm - 1 pm every Saturday – there’s a session every 20 minutes! You’ll be feeling truly Zen and smiley in no time!