How would you react to your young daughter being killed? This is a question many of us simply could not answer but one mother turned her sad experience into a book and ultimately an item from the best minerals makeup.
In 2007, 15-year-old Abigail Simpson went to a party near her home in Scotland with friends. Her mother, Nicola Simpson, called goodbye to her daughter as she left. Sadly Abigail got into a car overloaded with five other friends and driver by a 17-year-old driver who had passed his test only three days before.
The next thing Nicola heard of her daughter was when a police officer knocked on her door to say that Abigail had been killed when the car turned over. Obviously the world of Abigail’s family collapsed. But what happened next is a lesson for other grieving parents.
Having sat through a very difficult court case, hating him all the while, Nicola met Scott, the driver of the car, and who had been found guilty of causing death by dangerous driving, and eventually found the strength to forgive him. She understood that Scott would have to live with the guilt Abigail’s death would bring him.
During this time she was persuaded to write her experiences with grief and pain in a book later published as ‘Abigail’s Rainbow.’ As she wrote, Nicola found the answers to many of the questions she had been asking and released.
The book lead to several interviews and public speaking events, at each opportunity Nicola explained her experiences, hoping to help others going through the same experience and to tell them they are not alone. She has also set up a website and supports the Crocus Child Bereavement Support Service.
Nicola now lives in Cyprus with her other daughter, Hannah, who she made sure feels as loved as Abigail did. She receives messages from other mothers who have found her best-selling book an inspiration.
Abigail had an ambition to become a beautician and a model. Nicola always thought it would be great to bring out a best minerals makeup range in her daughter’s memory. During a book signing recently, Nicola met Peter from Proto-col who thought he could do something.
After talking to James Greenwell, Managing Director of Proto-col, Nicola chose a bright pink colour she felt Abigail would like and she and Hannah came up with the name ‘Abigail’s Sparkle.’ This bright lip colour is now available among the best minerals makeup on LookRavishing.com.
Nicola described the lip colour as “a legacy to her: a dream come true. I would have to peel her off the ceiling with excitement if she was here.”
It is wonderful that a young life and a courageous mother can be commemorated in the best minerals makeup in this way.