We love playing with makeup… it’s just not always used the way it’s intended. I’ll do my makeup roughly once or twice a month (seriously, I rarely wear any, and when I do it’s usually just a touch of it here or there. It’s a highly unusual occasion that sees me with eye shadow, lip gloss, mascara, dusting powder, and blush). The girl likes to do her own makeup though, and tends to go all out when given the opportunity. However, when she asks me to do hers? We usually come up with something extra fun.
Today the girl decided she wanted to have an arrow on her head just like Aang (from Avatar the Last Airbender – for the not avatards among us). So I pulled out my blue eyeliner – which I have for just such occasions, cause goodness knows it’ll never be used on my eyes, grabbed her blue eye shadow, scoped out her blue glitter (made sure it wasn’t crusty yet) and held her bangs out of the way.
First I drew and coloured in the arrow with my dark blue liner. Then I dabbed over the entirety of it with her light blue shadow. For that extra punch, I then lined it with the blue glitter. So, yeah… purists may argue that Airbenders don’t have an outline around theirs, but come on… blue glitter! Ya gotta use glitter when you get the chance. Sparkles just make everything better!
Voila! Instant airbender!
Here are a few shots I nabbed with my iPhone:
I keep a wipe off marker board with four markers and an eraser in the car. It helps keep the girl busy when she’s tired of being cooped up. It’s got a number of slide in sheets that can give it a different look, and allows her to switch out the background whenever she likes. The sheets have things like lines for practicing her writing, tic tac toe graphs, blank open space, grids… and she can flip them out and around all on her own. It’s a perfect thing for in the back seat. I love it!
Today we were in the car for a total of about twenty minutes. We had to get groceries and then stopped for slurpees at the co-op convenience store on the way home. During this time she did four different drawings, and asked me to share them. They are all of different members of “Team Avatar”. And for those of you who are fans of The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra, you should have no trouble at all identifying each character. She still has a couple she’d like to add, but here are her creations thus far:
I love all the detail she put into the Cabbage Merchant… she even passed the board up to me in the front seat so I could add text into her speech bubble. It says “My Cabbages!!”