Advice to a Younger Me

Posted by Kara Crail

Ah yes, 18-years-old. Staying out until 4AM, surviving off $1 chicken sandwiches, sun-tanning like a pig on a spit, and basically making every desperate effort to mask our actual identities just for a single glance.
Advice to an 18 year old me

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The list of stupid things we’ve done at 18-years-old could go on forever. It’s the age where we legally become adult women, and as soon as we spit all over the swirly candles of our sprinkled ice cream cake, we begin thinking that we’ve got it all figured out. For many of us here at BMC, 18 is just a speck in our rear-view mirrors. We’re older but wiser, and if we could turn back the wheels of time, we’d love to have a word with our younger selves.


We asked some of the ladies at BMC:
If you could give your 18-year-old self one piece of advice, what would it be?


Solid advice. Be career minded!

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"Choose a career that you’re passionate about. Right out of high school, you really don’t know what you’re doing. It makes more sense if you spend time studying what you want to do.”


Wear sunscreen!

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"For the life of your skin and all that is holy, listen to your mom and wear the damn sunscreen!  Your skin is NOT invincible, and she will revolt - I promise you"

Tiana Akana of BMC


Give your mom a call

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“Work can be a social life, and everything your mom says is actually true.”

Jennifer Brabo of BMC


I'm a strong independent woman!

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"You don’t need him! In fact, you won’t need any guy. Your overall happiness and success comes from your efforts alone."

Kara Crail of BMC


I could have sworn I had 8 dollars in my bank.

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“Health insurance, credit, mortgage, all the bills: figure that out immediately because they didn’t teach you that in school.”

Devon Nurre of BMC


Don't be so hard on yourself

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"Stop being so hard on yourself. It's okay to be a mess sometimes. No one has it all figured out.”

Katie Andelman of BMC

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Have some advice of your own? 
Share your words of love + wisdom to your younger self on social media using #doyoubmc and you'll have a chance to be featured on our page. Each week we'll give one fearless woman a Nail Starter Kit of her choice. 

Posted: March 12, 2018 5:36PM HST

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