Saturday, April 26, 2008

Baby Beautician

She's ready for her close up, Mr. DeMille.

Gracie is three, going on thirteen. I can't imagine what the make-up battle is going to be like when she hits her teen years. Right now, I think she is winning. She might dress herself up to look like a raccoon on acid, but she certainly has the sneaking make-up routine down perfect.

You know kids are up to something when you call out, "Honey, what are you doing?" and you get "Nothing" as the response. Nothing, of course, always means "cutting my hair," "strangling my sister," "sneaking the potty-training candy" or "eating your toothpaste."

Why can't they just say so in the first place?

Today, "nothing" meant "slathering thick and sticky grape flavored lip gloss onto my eyelids." And when I saw her face, Gracie gave me a winning smile and said, "I look like a princess."

Sure she does.

I don't know. I think she looks kinda retro seventies. A little vintage glamor girl. Too bad the lip gloss is as thick and sticky as war paint. I think we will be staying in for the next few days, because after wiping and wiping and wiping some more, her eyes are now all red and the purple has soaked into the skin giving her a nice bruised look. I'm not really prepared to have child protective services question my mothering abilities.

For all of you who love make up as much as my three year old, here are some things my might enjoy from some fabulous Etsy shops.

This Smootches handkerchief from Avril Loreti is the perfect thing to blot your lips.

These gorgeous lipsticks from Mineral Magic's shop are intended for the lips, not the eyelids. I'll have to let Gracie know that if I ever get her some, one day far, far away. But they are such beautiful colors! And all of the make-up pictures in this shop are smokin hot!

Looking for the hottest coin purse around? Look no further than Lindy Lou. This pink lipstick coin purse is just the thing you need for ... well, your coins. And probably a tube of lipstick.

Plus, Lindy Lou happens to be my mom. Holler!

And when it is time to wash your face clean, these oh so soft minky dot face cloths and make up remover pads from Antoinette's Boutique are perfect!



Nikki said...

That Gracie is so entertaining! :)

Lorissa J. Longfellow said...

She looks so cute, how could you be mad.
I totally understand that feeling of "what am I going to do when she is a teenager", I often think that of my daughter.

casserole said...

That little girl knows what she wants, doesn't she? I love reading about all of the (mis)adventures of raising an independent little girl, as I have one of those myself. Watch out, world!!

Rosebud Collection said...

How cute that Gracie is...I just loved the purple shadow..or grape lip gloss..She is so cute..

ThisOldHenHouse said...

hehehe, its for that reason alone I'm glad I have boys!!

I'm better with dirt and scrapped knees :-)

New England Quilter said...

What a little princess!! What will she do next??

Cicada Studio said...

It's times like these, when I see such lovely innocence and dream of the future- I'm glad I have boys!

Winklepots said...

Ah yes, "nothing" is always going on with kidlets. It's like having your own live-in entertainment, but you have to clean up once the act's over. :oP

ei! kumpel said...

great help! I'm starting to browse etsy and look for handmade makeup!!

and Gracie is such a cutie!


Kelly said...

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaw... she's so sweet. And great product recommendations too!

Anonymous said...

Haha! What fun Gracie must have had! She looks beautiful! ;) And great finds make-up wise! I'll have to check those out!

Denise Felton said...

Go, Gracie!

You know, the "nothing" thing doesn't stop when they're teenagers. They get better at applying make-up AND at sneaking around...

My last surprise like that was a pierced nose. On my daughter, not on me. "Ohhhhhhhhh. I wondered why you were in the bathroom so long..."

Regal Beads said...

I loved this blog :) little girls are such fun.

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