Girls and Makeup

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Registered: 08-25-2000
Girls and Makeup
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Tue, 08-23-2011 - 5:19pm

Starting to wear makeup is an exciting moment for all young girls. How old were you daughters when they began wearing makeup?

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Registered: 12-12-2007
Tue, 08-23-2011 - 6:59pm
I was around 13, but it was a little bit at a time - not all at once. My neice will be 13 next month and she's asking if she can wear makeup. My sister told her no and I was surprised. She was wearing some makeup by that age. I remember!! :0)
KRISTIE
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Registered: 06-06-2002
Wed, 08-24-2011 - 7:26am
i think I was about 16 but I wore nail varnish before then to try and encourgae me grow my nails. Certainly no-one ever wore anything before high school (12) and there was one girl who wore make-up in the early years of high school to cover her spots. That was unusual.

DD only wears make-up for parties, and by makeup I mean light lip gloss, pale eyeshadow and sometimes mascara and blusher. That started at 9 or 10 - but she rarely goes to parties!!. She does wear eye liner to go out at other times but never for school. Oh and she loves nail varnish which she wore all Summer but now school is back it's off.
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A lot of her friends have full, adult make-up bags which, thankfully she laughs at. She has a friend that wore foundation, eye shadow etc from the age of about 8. At ten she uses body lotion and deodorant and body spray. Her mum put make-up brushes in party bags at that age!

I wear makeup almost all the time so I'm not against it but not just yet.
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Wed, 08-24-2011 - 10:21am

Things are much different than when I was a teenager.

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Registered: 12-12-2007
Wed, 08-24-2011 - 12:12pm
I wasn't allowed to date until I was 16 either. I think that is okay. We hung out at group outtings (like youth group) together before that, but no official dates. I hopeing this is the way it will be with DD10! I don't mind clear nail polish, or colored for fun, but DD10 is terrible about taking it off. It gets all chipped and then doesn't look nice. I'm of the mind that if you can't take care of it on your own, you're not old enough to have the privilage. Like DD10 really wants to straighten her hair now that she's getting a little older, but she can not do it by herself at all. I've done it twice now for her. It takes almost two hours - boy is her hair curly - and she's afraid of burning herself. As she gets older, I will get her a straightener, but not until she's willing to put the work into it.
KRISTIE
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Registered: 06-06-2002
Thu, 08-25-2011 - 5:53am
I wasn't interested in dating for a long time so there were no rules about it. I think I've only ever been on two proper dates in my life where you arrange to go out with someone in advance and that wasn't until my 20's when I'd left home .

DD is much prettier and more confident than I was so she may want boyfriends which I worry about as I have no experience of teenage boyfriends and DH is a believer in no boyfriend until you get married sort of thing, but I suspect he will mellow as I can't imagine he wants her to get married at 16!! I hope things fall into place naturally!

We have one set of straighteners that are rarely used! My hair is already very straight. DD's is also straight but is very thick so sometimes has a slight wave. Luckily she isn't too bothered about straightening it as it would take ages. (It is straightened in the siggy photo as she'd just come back from the hairdresser's. That just makes it look neat and tidy)
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Registered: 08-25-2000
Thu, 08-25-2011 - 12:04pm

Lizzie has very long, thick hair that is straight, but frizzes with humidity.

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Registered: 01-06-2007
Sun, 09-04-2011 - 1:04pm
My daughter's going into seventh grade (she'll be 13 in January) and until now she's only been allowed to use lip gloss and a little concealer. I've just expanded that to add eyeshadow, and I would let her wear a light-colored lipstick if she wanted to; she seems to prefer gloss, though. She's had a major increase in blemishes lately and really wants to cover them up with foundation, but I don't like that caked-on look (plus it never really hides them completely anyway), so I think she'll be waiting a while longer on that one.
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Sun, 09-04-2011 - 7:22pm

The makeup could actually make things worse in the blemish dept.