March 26, 2012

It Was Bound To Happen...

It was bound to happen sooner or later.  I'm actually surprised it took her 18 months to get her little paws into my beloved products...


{The evidence of little fingernails in my tarte jewelry box palette.}

My sweet Vivian has been watching me and soaking in my morning makeup routine - it's what we do together while the boys are at school and I get ready for the day.  She plays with the makeup brushes, she watches the mascara being applied, and she probably knows my hair drying techniques.  It's amazing the difference between my boys and her at this age and how she gets waaay more into mommy's makeup routine than they ever did.  They just wanted to sweep the bathroom floors with my big Chanel makeup bronzer brush, whereas she has picked up exactly what those brushes are used for.  

The following pictures are of actual events, these were not staged...


 {Just applying a little translucent powder, that's all.}

{Viv in action, putting on her "makeup" face!}

Backtracking to the day of the crime scene in my bathroom, this was the reaction I got from her when I politely asked her "not to PLAY" in mommy's makeup and proceeded to take the box of broken shadows away from her.  Meltdown city for at least a solid 6 minutes.  It was so dramatic, I just had to take her picture! 

{Real crocodile tears.  I couldn't help but chuckle a bit at this reaction!}

{I wish you could see the plums and blue shadows embedded in her nails. 
Instead she's showing me her heartbroken face!!}

In some small way, it warms my heart that my daughter has taken a liking to the art of makeup!!  Of course she has the plastic pretend lipstick and mirror set, but unfortunately, those just won't do.  Why would you want plastic when you can have Bobbi Brown??  If you want to see my recommendations for age appropriate  makeup for young girls (not one year olds though- give me some credit!) you can check out this post here.

I get it Viv, guess I'll be buying you the Bonne Bell Dr. Pepper Lipsmacker sooner than I had thought...

Do you remember your very first makeup product??




8 comments:

Ally Garner said...

Look at that little miss priss! She is so adorable :) Somebody should make some fake/play makeup sets for little girls, but I guess nothing is like the real thing haha!

Dragon Mommy said...

Aww this is so cute. Shes a little sweety, even if she is a little monkey ruining your palette!

Holli x
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Alison M said...

V gets to play with the exact same (clean) brush from my drawer everyday and I'm planning to give her a compact as soon as I finish the pressed powder inside. They are for playing "in the bathroom or closet only." She also gets to apply Burt's Bees Mango Butter Lip Balm. For a 2 1/2 year old, it's heaven!

Tracy@Beauty Reflections said...

Awwww poor little thing! She just wants to be like her mommy!

Anonymous said...

Susanna calls my make-up brushes "soft" because that's what I would say while I softly brushed her baby face. So now I get "SuSu have MiMi's soft?" so I give it to her and pick up another one. "SuSu have MiMi's udder soft?" I'd let her play in some color stuff, but Mommy and Daddy would beat me. HA! Susan Glenn

Auntie Kay said...

Jen, that's what you did when I took a shower and left you alone for 90 seconds... but you had already put it on your face and eyelids! And the carpet... yikes. Of course, I didn't make you cry, because I had no idea what to do with a young child and I don't know why Anita and John left me with you! :)

Samyukta ISimplyLoveMakeUp said...

Jenny Sue you make the cutest mom ever... and the way you ve described Vivian's actions makes me want a daughter of my own..... oh god i said it...

JennySue said...

@Ally- I know, I've looked around for some good fake sets, but she's too smart to fall for them. Even the fake cell phones don't cut it with her!
@DragonMommy- I agree, she looked really cute even guilty.
@Alison- great idea to give them empty powder compacts!!! I'm gonna steal that idea.
@Tracy-yes, I think she does! Hopefully that's a good thing!
@Susan-hilarious, I think you should let her dabble in the color- you can always use makeup remover and the parents would never know:) I won't tell!
@Samyutka- oh my, you said it!! ha!!!! daughters are delicious- love mine to pieces! you are too kind for the cute mom comment - I'm just glad everyone has seen the humor in the crying child pictures like I did and didn't think I was being cruel!!
@Kay- I turned out alright after that night. Maybe the makeup in the carpet inspired me in some small way:)