Thursday, October 22, 2009

I Feel Pretty, Oh So Pretty

This week is the big week for Julia; it's a full week of dress rehearsals and performances for her school play Alice in Wonderland.  Julia's part is The Duchess.  In the book (which I've never read) The Duchess is hideously ugly and I was worried about how Julia,  aka "Miss Pretty Girl," would feel about that.  After her initial shock, she decided it was okay.  It was a part and it was a good one.  So it was icing on the cake when her drama director didn't make The Duchess ugly after all, in fact she's pretty and regal. Whew.  On the other hand, Julia has had to have her hair up and full makeup on for all 3 rehearsals and all 4 performances this week.  Mom's become a hair dresser.  I'm now taking appointments for updos.

On a positive note, I know where to skimp on the girl's future weddings so I can possibly afford those completely unaffordable wedding dresses without selling my kidneys and/or part of my liver.


It takes awhile to look like this, and it involves a mini curling iron, a half ton of bobby pins and a half can of hair spray.  Emma, ever the opportunist, took advantage of this situation a couple of nights ago.  While I was playing personal stylist, Emma decided to play Makeup Artist.


I looked over at her and in the matter of a couple of minutes, she had found Julia's makeup and an eyebrow brush out of my makeup drawer.


Just in case you're wondering how this brush is supposed to be used.

 
She looks a little drugged her but rest assured, that's merely the look of intense concentration.  This makeup stuff is tricky business.


I feel pretty.

Emma is now hiring out for makeovers.

11 comments:

Hot Tub Lizzy said...

Is there anything cuter than little girls applying their own makeup????

Anita said...

Julia is just gorgeous! I hope she is having a wonderful time.
Emma, Emma, Emma! I see artist written all over that girl........literally!!!!!

Sheryl said...

I would like to make an appointment with Emma. I love the self expression she puts into her work.

Margaret M said...

Oh my! I think Emma and Lily Wen would make great friends!!! Too cute and Julia looks amazing!

Jill said...

As always...WILDLY ADORABLE!!!!

Kristin said...

A family business! LOL!
You could open up a hair/makeup salon :)

I don't know about you, but after I do my girls hair and makeup for dance recital, I feel pretty good about myself. ROFL!

Kristin said...

A family business! LOL!
You could open up a hair/makeup salon :)

I don't know about you, but after I do my girls hair and makeup for dance recital, I feel pretty good about myself. ROFL!

Kristin said...

Darn new laptop....see I feel so good I had to post that comment twice!

Trying Traditional said...

When I was in school, I got cast as Ernestina in Hello Dolly and was so sad (if you've seen the movie she is the loud mouth carrying a pig.) Well, in the end I loved that role and enjoyed being out of my comfort zone (aka loud and obnoxious...my part, not my norm.) Glad they have her looking pretty for the play, what girl wouldn't want to look like a duchess!

The Emma stories make my day many times. The twins are getting into all kinds of stuff, but never quite like Emma does :)

I hear you on wedding dresses, thankfully I can sew but the price of fabric is nothing to sneeze at. I stink at hair and makeup...maybe we could work out a deal :) The thought of the girls getting married freaks me out a bit and it is purely finances. I want them to have beautiful memorable weddings, but already the one is planning a Disney wedding!

Brandy said...

You have beautiful girls!

While Julz was playing the duchess I think Emma was going for an 80's Cyndi Lauper "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" vibe, dontcha think??

Kristy said...

Julia looks just beautiful and Emma is oh so pretty!!!

Kristy