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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Like Mother, Like Daughter

My daughter, Amelia, is 3 years and a couple months old and she's already a makeup junkie. Training that one right, I am. Right now, she's got polish on her fingernails and toenails and a big splotch of mascara on her cheek. The fingers and toes were intentional. The mascara was because she snuck in my bathroom, got the tube and started playing "ostrich" with it. Buh? I have no idea. She has a HUGE imagination.

She's enamoured with my polish and makeup collections. Half the time, I have to let her play with my powder or a cheapy Avon blush, just to get her out of the room. Let alone, everytime she sees me doing my nails, I hear "Amia's turn. Pawish". <3>

Usually, her weapon of choice is China Glaze IDK. She loves it. It's purple and holo and she thinks it rocks, but last night, she picked up a red... OPI Thrill of Brazil. Well, that wasn't happening, so we compromised with a fun, girly pink. Now, here's something random that no one ever talks about. What colors from an adult's collection are best for a little one. Well, it's no so much a color question with me, and aside from red and vampy colors, I'm okay with her wearing whatever. It's more a question of application. I find OPIs to be extremely difficult to apply on little nails, especially with the new brush. I liked ChG for her until I unearthed the Duris in my collection and tried one of those on her. It was the perfect sized brush and wand for applying nail polish on a little girl.

She chose Duri Bikini Bubbles. It's a pretty bright pink color with silver running through it. If I'm remembering correctly, it reminds me of Orly Sterling Silver Rose, though I haven't had SSR in years so I can't compare the two. The application was pretty easy (as easy as one can apply nail polish on a twitchy 3 year old). It took me about 10-15 minutes to apply polish on her fingers and toes. I did thin coats and used no top or base coats, so it was dry within just a few minutes. It won't last more than a few days on her, but she's incredibly happy, so that makes it worth it.

Here's another crappy camera phone picture to show off her pretty fingers.

As for the brand of polish, I bought my 5-6 Duris last year at hello-gorgeous.net for a pretty decent price, about $3 each. This was before I discovered my beloved TD, so thought $3 was a good deal. TD, however, does not carry Duri, so H-G is the best price I've found for that brand, if you are in the market for it specifically. Honestly, I wasn't a huge fan of Duri before I tried it on Amelia. I did put Playing Trix over OPI Cajun Shrimp last week and it did make a nice pinky, shimmery coral, but it didn't work well with my skintone, but as far as wearing it alone, the one time I tried, it took forever to apply due to the small brush. It also took awhile to cure and I think I just ended up taking it off altogether.

I need to give the brand another try. I've heard they have a nice, light yellow (yellow scares me, but I want to get my feet wet nonetheless), so I may check that out next time I'm in a buying mood. I think in my collection, I have Jackpot, Red Square (not to be confused with AiRS, but the colors look close in the bottle), To Die For, and Rock Opera, in addition to BB. Oh and I think there's a lavender in there too, but I don't remember the name and I'm too lazy to look. I recently gave Playing Trix to my sis because it did nothing for me. I'm going to put a Duri at the top of my try list just to see if works for me or if little Miss A inherits all my bottles.


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