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After going almost two months (!) without a haircut, Laurel got her locks trimmed back up to chin-length and a better bang trim than the interim one I had given her. When the stylist asked me if her bangs needed to be trimmed shorter, Laurel put her hands up like Judy Garland on the movie poster for A Star Is Born and said "I'm cute!". As the chair was lowered, she put her arms up above her head and I briefly worried she was going to channel Esther Williams next.

Tomorrow she's getting a pedicure with one of the colors of Sally Hansen Magical Nail Makeup we recently scored at the dollar store. It covers so well in one coat I'm tempted to go back and get more in the colors we like the most.

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kerbeetle
May. 7th, 2006 03:13 am (UTC)
I'm jealous. If you find any cute colors for me, I'll take em. Free pedicures. :)

I'll be little LaLa looks great. She's precious.
oddharmonic
May. 7th, 2006 10:12 pm (UTC)
I don't know if I'd call the colors cute, but they're interesting.

I bought the lighter pink shade, Fairy Dust Pink, to compare to Orly Sky Blue-Pink and they aren't as much alike as I'd expected. The Magical Nail Makeup looks like a generic metallic shade at first glance but has a chromatic rainbow halo when you look at the color under light; Orly's Sky Blue-Pink simply looks light blue from one angle and pink from another.

The dollar store near our neighborhood Starbucks has all eight shades if you want to check them out before I go back next week to stock up on our favorite colors.

Laurel looks really cute with chin-length hair, so I think we'll keep it that way until she expresses interest in doing something different with her hair. She liked wearing barettes for the few weeks before her latest haircut, but she really doesn't like sitting still long enough for me to put them in.
kerbeetle
May. 7th, 2006 10:18 pm (UTC)
I'll bet she looks like a doll.

Sure, I'm always up for a trip to the 99 Cent Store. I could stand to do some shopping. I think that's where I'll end up buying the bulk of my kitchen stuff for the new place. :)
may_lyn
May. 7th, 2006 03:37 am (UTC)
heh, nothing like a good self image! i worked hard at letting my kids know that they looked just wonderful. and they're not vain, but they know that they're attractive.

definately stock up, you can't trust them to have that stuff for long.

i loved doing the mannies and peddies with killi. i also used to draw all over her legs and feet with different colored pens. she would come home from school all grumpy, and lay on the couch, her feet on my lap and tell me how rotten her life was, while i would doodle on her. her 'temporary tatts' would always cheer her up. little toe rings, flowers around her ankles....don't know who liked that more, her or me. :D
oddharmonic
May. 8th, 2006 01:54 am (UTC)
I'm not too sure of how to reinforce self-image with Laurel, but we do let her know when she's done a great job getting dressed and brushing her hair, and gently direct her toward a less jarring choice when she picks out a top and bottom that loudly clash. (It isn't too much of a problem except for well-meaning additions of pink bottoms to her wardrobe -- I lean toward buying neutral bottoms and colorful tops to make picking out coordinating outfits easier.)

Oh, we'll be stocking up! Laurel's going to want a pedicure every day this week at the rate we're going. (:
may_lyn
May. 8th, 2006 03:27 am (UTC)
many mom's spaend all their time telling their daughter how pretty she is, instead of noticing all the other great qualities about her. so, you're well on the right track.

killi had this hideous pair of capris that were loud, loud, loud, covered with big flowers of every color. it was part of an outfit, then she tore the shirt, but wnated to keep wearing those pants. lets put it this way, the only outfit i ever saw her wear with that besides the shirt it came with, was when she was a munchkin in wizard of oz in middle school. (she was also the tallest person in the cast, by a good 6 inches. she also played 4 other parts, but those capris finally looked right!)

that reminds me, when jason was just a baby, he wanted nail polish, too. i used to polish his nails, after i got all the polish off the brush. :D he just liked the attention.
blythewater
May. 7th, 2006 05:33 am (UTC)
cute! she IS a little startlet...
spasmsproject
May. 7th, 2006 12:52 pm (UTC)
Awwww!!!

I have an awful lot of bottles of quick-drying nail polish I don't use anymore. Would Laurel like them?
oddharmonic
May. 8th, 2006 02:01 am (UTC)
Laurel gladly accepts all girly products sent her way. (This probably explains why our nail polish box is now shoebox-sized.)
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