Mila is my morning buddy. After my husband goes to work and I take Hudson to school, it is just her and I until I go to work. (which may be why she is obsessed with me) She watches me get ready every day… sitting next to me as I blow-dry my hair, and stealing makeup out of my bathroom drawers.
So she was BEYOND excited when we put together her new kid-sized vanity, an amazing Christmas gift from the best aunt and uncle ever! (thanks Heather & Jeff!!) Heather also got her a little kit full of pretend vanity products, which were super cute… but Mila broke most of the eyeshadows and blushes fairy quickly. She likes to open and close them about a MILLION times… the toys never stood a chance!
I recently cleaned out my bathroom drawers (part of my big organization resolution!) and I realized I was throwing out a lot of old eyeshadows and brushes that I knew Mila would love to play with! I’ve seen pictures of homemade play makeup using paint or nail polish… So I decided to give it a try!
Then I rinsed off all the containers and poured nail polish in each part. They were dry in just a few hours. (Make sure you let them dry in a well-ventilated area, the polish smell will be pretty strong)
I think they turned out so cute, and Mila LOVES them! It also makes getting ready much easier for me, since now she has her own area to play. (I wish I had glitter nail polishes, since I think those would have turned out awesome! I will definitely invest in some $1 Wet & Wild glittery polish the next time I do this!) So if you have a girly girl like I apparently do… try to make your own play makeup! It is super easy, your kids will love it and they are really durable!