Monday, July 11, 2011

Make-Up for a Princess.

Not sure who the first person was that came up with this idea but whoever it was was one smart cookie!
My friend Heather is the one who gave me the idea so I am thanking her-

I was at a dinner party with some friends and out of the corner of my eye I saw my little girl playing with real make-up-- or at least what looked like real make-up! I about had a heart attack! I took a closer look and my friend calmed me down before I totally freaked out and I realized that it was just "play make-up"... It looked so real and my little girl was loving it! So I decided to copy the idea and share it with you all...

Here is how you do it--

1. Go to the dollar store and pick out a pallet of eye shadow and one of those little tiny bon-bon nail polishes. You could also just reuse an old make-up case or polish bottle too, I just didn't have any empty to use.  

2. Next- empty the eye shadow and nail polish into the garbage. Clean them all the way out so there is no trace of make-up or polish in them (you can use nail polish remover to rinse out the bottle and clean out the little brush so it is all the way cleaned out)

3. Then pick out some acrylic paint to fill each one of the eye shadow compartments- each a different color.

***Tip*** I wanted my make-up colors to look real so I bought a metallic pearl acrylic paint that I mixed with each one of my paints to give it that "real" look... It took probably 3 times as long, but I liked the way it turned out better than just the regular flat acrylic paint that I tried in another make-up palette.

4. Next- squirt some paint into the empty bottle of nail polish and shake it around to coat the inside to give it the illusion that it is painted. (Make sure you don't stick the newly cleaned brush back in to shake it. Just put your finger over the top while shaking) Then dump the excess out and let the paint dry before putting the lid back on.

5. Let dry for a LONG time. The last thing you want is to give the make-up to your little gal and turn around to find wet paint on her face, furniture, or the wall. Ekk! 

There you have it---  you're done!
Your little princess won't believe her eyes when mommy hands her her very own make-up!  


  1. I love this, I have seen this done, and I totally want to do this, so cute, great job Ashley!!

  2. This is fantastic!!!!! Definitly going to be doing this for my little 'princess!'. Visiting from Take-A-Look Tuesday.
    ~ Kimberlee at The Spunky Diva 

  3. Love this idea!! I think all three of my girls will too. I guess I better get busy!!

  4. I do this for my daughter. She loves these!

  5. So cute! I'm making this for my daughter ASAP! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Neat idea. I was thinking that maybe you could mix the colors you take out with elmers glue and squirt this back into the container. No need for actual paint and even cheaper!

  7. This is awesome, I need something for a little girl and this might just be it.

  8. How long did it take for the paint to dry in the eyeshadow case?

    1. I let it dry over 24 hours but I think like Allie said below- nail polish may dry quicker....

  9. Nail polish would be quicker and a lot less hassle. At first I thought that's what you used, cause it looks like it. You could do the same for nail polish just empty it out almost completely and let it dry.

  10. I agree.... I never thought about it at the time but I think nail polish would work great!


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xoxo, Ashley