Tuesday, December 20, 2005

The ultimate guide to beauty...

....in my house, is the eenie, meenie, minie, mo method. Mina was the oh so lucky recipient of a little make-up kit in her gift trade at school. Good Lord, the girl has more than I do. All I need is a tube of mascara and some Blistex Silk and Shine or Carmex and I'm good. This five year old glamour puss has an array of some of the finest. (Thank you Miss Salena)

Once home, Mina couldn't wait to tear into the package and fully examine her lovelies. There was lip shine with sparkles, (yay!) several canisters of glitter, (which is from h*ll) and nail polish. (please, tell me WHY?) With it all sorted and arranged on the kitchen table, and with the sweetest voice she could muster she asks, "Mommy, can I put on some nail polish?" Most of the time it's no because we're usually headed out somewhere. But, with nowhere to go, I obliged her. She was SO excited and couldn't wait to get started, but which one to use, that was the question. I got busy in the kitchen doing something when I hear her talking to herself. "OK. Now, lets see. eenie, meenie, minie, mo catch a tiger by his toe, if he hollers let him go, eenie, meenie, minie, mo. My Mother said to pick the very best one and you are IT!" This went on, I think until she got the one she wanted. Purple it is.

Salon La Mina

The remover and cotton balls made their appearance not long after and we tried the pink too.

"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen, nor touched ... but are felt in the heart."

-Helen Keller


Blogger Norman said...

ARRRGH!! I hate the 'play' make up kits!

Ashton got a play make up kit for Christmas one year. She disappeared in her room for about 10 minutes, then she came out and was a dead ringer for Miss Piggy.

At least you daughter looks like she's trying to carefully apply the nail polish!! Ashy paints her nails down to her first knuckle.

Have fun with that glitter (it doesn't come out of grout) heheheeheeee (evil laugh)

7:52 PM  
Blogger Aisha said...

What a cuuuuute picture! :) She looks so adorable with her intense concentration... it's the face I'm stuck with after three weeks of studying... I'd rather be painting my nails :)

8:24 PM  
Blogger Jellyfish said...

she looks cute in concentration

8:55 PM  
Blogger Marel Lecone said...

Your daughter is so cute!

I don't that I would be a fan of these makeup kits, as a mother, either. :)

12:43 AM  
Blogger ***Double_Oh_No*** said...


She's so lucky. I remember those gift exchanges in school and I always hoped for something cool like that. I usually got stuck with something funky, like a plastic chicken or something.

2:20 AM  
Blogger Cathy said...

I like the newspaper underneath for the spills! My son and I put newspaper under us when we are painting...but never fingernails :) My own mother and I had/have such a dysfunctional relationship that I am actually glad that I have two boys.

Your little Mina is a doll...

4:48 AM  
Blogger AL said...

Both of your children are just precious!

Loo loves for me to paint her toe nails. And chases me around the house with the polish, "Mama paint my toes!" Until I give in and find time to hide the polish again. Too bad she always finds it;)

4:56 AM  
Blogger Suz said...

Love the picture, she looks like she is concetrating so hard on what she is doing.

Ahhh the days of playing with makeup, my daughter is now 15 and cant stand the stuff, just wears light lip gross.

Hugs Suz

5:20 AM  
Blogger cubmommy said...

So sweet. Good luck with the glitter that stuff is evil.

5:29 AM  
Blogger Spikey1 said...

We play that game over Rescue Heros, Pirates, Lego, and Cars. Funny how that works!

5:57 AM  
Blogger TC said...

LOVE the pic! What an awesome gift. I got one as a kid and I still remember the fun I had playing with it and how grown up I felt.

6:15 AM  
Blogger Tammy said...

Awwww. I am dreading this day.

7:08 AM  
Anonymous beth said...

you are so lucky the polish is not BLACK hope everyone enjoys there holiday

7:57 AM  
Blogger Renee said...

It's only just beginning, eh? My sister gives my girls a big set of make-up every year; I'm going to kill her . .

8:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My girls are beauty queens & love to do their nails!

10:56 AM  
Anonymous Nancy said...

That anonymous is me...computer wigged out...

10:57 AM  
Blogger Bossy‚ô•'s YOU said...

That is so cute..

What is it with little girls wanting to get all dolled up anyway?

my soon to be 6 year old, loves wearing perfume..


11:33 AM  
Blogger Heidi said...

I should do the newspaper thing as well..My polish ends up on the worst places other than my nails..lol

Cute pic :)

2:26 PM  
Blogger vani said...

glad to hear i don't have the only future wanna-be-diva in progress living in my houuse...lol

5:29 PM  
Blogger momma of 2 said...

I wanna be next - does she want to do my nails? What's her fee?

I love that quote - my mom mailed me a card in college with that quote on front when I was having a hard time... I have it framed and it's on a shelf in my living room.

8:13 PM  
Blogger Anne said...

I love your blog! My daughter received a makeup kit this past summer for her third birthday - she's only THREE! She was sooo happy though. I tried to keep strict control over it but left it within reach one day and man was she a sight. I'm NOT a big fan of glitter. She had glitter everywhere.

Oh, and she get's that sweet sound too when she wants to put on polish or makeup. It's so hard to resist.

8:34 PM  
Blogger Meow said...

Beautiful photo. I think all little girls (and not so little) love make up kits.

I remember my Chicky at around 5 years old, went mad with her make up stuff, and did up all our faces (we were on a houseboat holiday, with around 30 people on 5 houseboats) ... the dads and other males got the best faces done. The photos were classics. But we all had a fabulous day.

3:13 AM  
Blogger Laney said...

A girl after my own heart!

Observe the look of concentration on her face!

6:31 PM  

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