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Fake Makeup

The Short Chic's best friend Little Mess is turning 4 years old.

Little Mess and The Short Chic have something in common. Both of their mommies are picky. We won't let our little girls play with make up because they make too big of a mess.

So, for her birthday I decided to make her some "fake" makeup. I am sure it is going to delight her. And make her Mommy happy too!

The first thing you do, is buy real makeup. I would suggest not spending a lot of money on it because you are going to be throwing it away. You just want the containers. In fact, if you have makeup containers at home, you do not even need to buy new makeup. I got this makeup from Dollar General. Each one cost me about $1.50.

Take a knife and scoop out the makeup. Throw it away. Then wash the containers in soapy hot water.

After the containers are clean, dry the containers.

And finally, the pure genius part...use real fingernail polish and pour it into each little compartment.

Sit the tray aside and let it dry. I suggest putting it up high so little fingers can not find it. Once it is dry, you have containers of fake makeup that look real. Maybe they won't appease an older child but they are great for those younger ones who want to practice everything Mommy does. Only without the mess!

The finished product:

It makes The Short Chic happy! She carries hers around everywhere we go!


  1. Just so you know...Josie LOVES her make-up puts it on everymorning! she looks fabulous!
    Great idea!


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