This having pre-teen girls is hard!
I love being groomed and nicely dressed so I guess I shouldn't be surprised that my twins are similar.
I don't wear much make up,even when I go out,but I am pretty fussy with skin care and I do wear mascara when ever I am having visitors.
Misses Z&E are desperate to wear make up. Their friends do,gaudy,tarty muck-I just can't bear it. I am struggling with this as they are so lovely they don't need it.
However,whenever we go near a chemist,they make a beeline for the cosmetics.
So today,after their dentist appointments,I went into a pharmacy with them and told them if they asked themselves,they could ask the young woman at the makeup counter for some tips.
I explained that they had to be twelve before they would be allowed to wear it,but asking a few questions would not hurt.
The twins were so excited,but a little embarrassed,not Miss L,up she goes to the assistant,''My sisters would like to ask you some questions but they are too shy''!
The lovely young shop girl was delightful,she chatted to the girls and showed them some pretty neutral colours and explained that natural was so much better then bright shades.
After spending 20 minutes or so with them she took their names and our number and said to come back when they turn 12(September) and she would show them how to use eye make up sparingly,to get a nice,natural look.
Finally,she sent them off with a tiny sample of tinted sunblock to try for themselves.
Their feet did not touch the ground all the way back to the car!
''Too young''! you may say, I know and agree,but it was about this age I drifted away from my own mother and I don't want that with mine.
I am doing my best!
But this having pre-teen girls is so hard