Tia Mowry has been keeping her Instagram followers excited about her changing fashion choices and The Huffington Post got wind of that and interviewed the former Sister Sister star about everything from hair, to skin to being a fashionable mother.
Mowry was asked what advice she had for mothers trying to maintain their personal style while also juggling so much responsibility, and the Instant Mom actress gave an interesting perspective.
“After I had Cree was the beginning of my style evolution, because I wasn’t the same person. After you have a child you change, you mature and what you thought was important no longer is. You also learn more about your weaknesses and strengths. And I think for me my strength was embodying being a woman,” the actress tells the magazine.
Whether she’s wearing her hair in loose natural curls or thick 90’s-style braids Mowry is making waves and getting people interested in her style evolution, and her son was instrumental in that change.
“Embodying and embracing a woman’s sexiness, strength and power. When you have a child — whether it’s natural, c-section or giving birth in a tub — you learn a lot about your body. Once you become a mother it’s like “I am woman, hear me roar!” and fashion is a part of that because it’s a part of expressing who I am — it’s a part of expressing and showing my personality without saying a word.”
The 36-year-old also talked about how she keeps her skin so flawless.
“…A makeup artist that I was working with a long time ago told me about this. You make green tea ice cubes or orange juice ice cubes or you can even just use regular ice cubes. But the trick is to melt one ice cube over your face in the morning — by rubbing it around like you’re giving yourself a facial. People are always complimenting me on my skin and that’s basically all I do. It hydrates your skin and you’re getting those natural anti-oxidants from the tea. The cold then tightens your skin. It feels like you’ve just had a facelift! I also drink loads of water. And I love Argan oil — it does me wonders. I use Josie Maran. She’s very expensive but there are more affordable alternatives. But the oil just brings the elasticity back to your face and the glow — that J.Lo glow that you want.”
The mom of 3-year-old son Cree Taylor with husband, actor Cory Hardrict, is definitely well-rounded and was clear that she keeps her family as her main focus, especially in terms of how she thrives.
“How I thrive is very simple. My son bought my perspective back to focusing on and appreciating the simple things in life. It’s about just being with my family — whether that’s waking up in bed next to my husband under the comforter and just hugging or walking down the street and holding my son’s hand. Just appreciating that he’s there to hold my hand. I have a quote that I live by: ‘Where there is appreciation all things flow.’ So, I’m just very grateful that I can grab my son’s hand and be with my husband. I also thrive by taking care of myself, which means making sure that I stay healthy, workout and eat healthy. It’s basically just giving back to myself. It’s ok to focus on yourself and take care of yourself — that way you can take care of the loved ones around you as well.”