A MUM has divided opinion after revealing her strict beauty rules for her 12-year-old daughter.
Eliza Nixon took to TikTok to explain that the topic was "considerably hard" for her because "there are so many things that she wants to do that I just don’t feel are acceptable for her age".
She split things into five categories, beginning with body hair.
"I waited until Mia came to me and told me she was feeling self-conscious about body hair – 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."
In terms of skincare, she allowed Mia to use a simple cleanser and an SPF to protect her skin from the sun.
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With make-up, things got even more complicated, as Eliza said: "This was something I really struggled with this year, because I would prefer her not to wear any make-up at all but a lot of her friends are wearing bits and pieces so I had to compromise somewhere.
"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."
She uses an eyelash curler, and is allowed to use clear mascara, but "black mascara absolutely no way".
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She's also allowed to use a tinted lip gloss or one of the liquids she can use on her lips and cheeks.
"That’s as far as it goes with make-up at the moment," Eliza said.
Hair-wise, Eliza explained: "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."
And as for piercings, "she can have two piercings on each ear and that is it".
"Piercings – more than what she’s got now – are a conversation for when she’s 15 or older," she added.
Concluding her video, she said: "That's my rules until she’s at least 13."
And she added in the caption: " Can I just say, decisions are getting so much harder as she gets older.
"Life is so much simpler when they’re little and all you have to worry about is screen time and bed routines."
People were divided in their responses to Eliza's rules in the comments section of the video, with one writing: "Such a balanced approach, my parents were VERY strict when I was a teen which created sneaky behaviours, a compromise is always good!"
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But another added: "Me with a gay brother that did my makeup since I was like 3: I get what your saying but I disagree."
"I agree for the everything but I would let her wear mascara if she wanted to sometimes," a third wrote.
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