DIY faux play make up

I've recently been on the hunt for some cheap-o, crap-o fake play makeup for Jillian (because if she gets into my makeup one more time...so help me...). I got some at Walmart that came in a little Barbie purse. That was a total crap shoot. Everything was GEL. Even the eyeshadow?! Seriously...it would have been less messy if she would have just played in my stuff. 

And then I came across this GENIUS idea on Pinterest (where all genius ideas reside). 

Make FAKE play makeup out of nail polish! It's so simple and makes so much sense it hurts. And the best part was I already had everything on hand, so this cost $0.

All you need: fingernail polish & old makeup containers
(If you don't have either laying around just get cheap stuff from the dollar store)

1// Scrape out old makeup and wash with dish soap and water. Dry thoroughly.
2// Pour polish into makeup trays.
3// Let it dry for A FEW DAYS until it hardens (stick it in a room you rarely go in or by an open window, because it stinks).
It does shrink up quite bit as it dries, so you may have to add a few more layers. 


I found some cute/cheap Minnie Mouse makeup brushes at Target. I threw those in an old makeup bag along with these and wah-lah! Play makeup that won't make ANY mess. 
It's going to be a stocking stuffer.
Done and done.

1 comment:

  1. Great idea, Whitney! I'm Heather and I was hoping you would be able to answer a quick question about your blog. Please email me at Lifesabanquet1(at)gmail(dot)com :-)


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