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Favorite Childhood Beauty Toys

What Was Your Favorite Beauty Toy as a Kid?

I'm on one of my eBay kicks yet again. This time, I'm waxing nostalgic about my favorite beauty toys of youth. Play-Doh Mop Top Hair Shop? Aww yeah. That was one of my absolute favorites. Psychologists affirm that interests started in childhood are the key to self discovery. Hmm — that explains a lot. My poor aunt always got a nice makeover courtesy of my fake plastic makeup kit. Ouch.

So tell me, what was your favorite toy that sparked your interest in beauty? Perhaps it was this classic featured in the video below:

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JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 8 years
My Mom's makeup was my favorite but I loved the nail polishes and chocolate scented chapstick that I thought was so glamorous.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
I'd say using my mom's makeup, I'd color my dad's face when he was sleeping...
justlookaround justlookaround 8 years
i loved the babies toy!amazing
c12h22o11 c12h22o11 8 years
That commercial makes me pine for the days when Barbie's accessories were actually appropriately sized to the doll.
plasticine1 plasticine1 8 years
plastic eyeshadows!! they never run out! ;)
Bksuga Bksuga 8 years
My favorite beauty toys was waiting for my mom to be on the phone going to get brushes combs and nail polsih from her room and playing my version of my size babrbie little sister!!!
Cider-Morten Cider-Morten 8 years
My plastic eyeshadows and lipsticks are still kinda fun :)
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 8 years
I forgot to mention one bit of info however it wasn't so much a toy as it was real cosmetics. My mom started playing dress-up with me when I was 2yrs old (in a photo I'm wearing polish and pink lip gloss w/ a hint of blush :makeup: ). So as I got older my mom let me raid her MU bag and apply MU on her. Oy vey, she must really love me because I slabbed so much on makeup on her it was awful!lol. I thought concealer was the same as foundation... imagine having a heavy and greasy layer of concealer over your face along with bright pink cheeks, black smudged eyes (not in the stylish way) and red & plum gloss/lipstick all over your mouth. And yet my mom would still compliment my work. It took her 1-2 hrs to remove it all! So makeup was a major part of my childhood.
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 8 years
My Barbie head that came with special makeup that you could wash off with water. However then I decided to cut her hair (still young and under the impression it would grow back :oy: ) so Babie went from long blonde hair to a pixie,lol. I also loved my peel-off baby pink Barbie polish. My mom bought it for my when I was 5. However I still made my mom paint my nails with the her good polish every sunday,lol. So when I was 6 she bought me this tin can that was filled with about 20 mini bottles of polish. I was in heaven! :lol:
soapbox soapbox 8 years
I had tons of nail polish and I used to make my older, teenage brother paint my nails for me :)
robinesque robinesque 8 years
A giant Barbie makeup head that I begged for - for 3 years!
dkarnitsky dkarnitsky 8 years
I had a Tressy doll, you pushed a button and her hair got longer, and then you could shorten it again!
jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 8 years
nail polish and all things barbie!
palomiis palomiis 8 years
polly pocket =)
emilita emilita 8 years
I don't know if anyone else remembers this but I had a doll that I loved called Little Miss Makeup and she came with a makeup kit with brushes and her face was bare until you put either hot or cold water on it using the brushes and makeup would magically "appear" on her face. She was awesome!
emalove emalove 8 years
My mom's makeup...haha. But yeah, my sister and I were loving those giant Barbie heads too...they always looked insane after we were done with them!
ModernGraceKelly ModernGraceKelly 8 years
Ohh, I had some obsessions with makeup kits. I swear the tiny lipstick would be gone by the end of the day... it was so small. lol I also had this doll whose makeup would appear on her face if you rubbed ice over it. It was a fabulous gift, and I wanted that thing something fierce for Christmas. :)
Jabbadoo Jabbadoo 8 years
My fav, was usually done at school, circa 2nd or 3rd grade. Ok everyone, get out your Elmer's Glue... and your ruler (Ideally a plastic ruler as the wood ones didn't work as great) Now, take the glue and on the back of the ruler, squeeze drops of glue in the shape of fingernails. Let dry overnight in your desk. The next day, we'd (the girls, and one boy who unknowingly discovered his true nature that year.. ) peel off the glue nails and then the last thing to do was lick the glue button on the flat side and stick them on your fingernails! Lee Press On Nails before Lee ever thought of it... (perhaps Lee was one the girls in my class!) We then of course would "paint" them using markers. LOVED IT! (Of course all this had to be done rather stealthily, because Mrs Williamson was not down with the lick on nails..)
kiwitwist kiwitwist 8 years
I really do not know
WiCkeD_LaDy WiCkeD_LaDy 8 years
my mom and my aunts gave me there used makeups, i was always loving the blush, especially very brigth pink, LOL!!
ChristinaMUFE ChristinaMUFE 8 years
I was obsessed with this stuff as a kid. I used to take my mom's lipsticks and eyeshadwos, smash them up, mix colors together, blend them with glitter, try to make things shimmery, try to lighten or darken colors, put them all over me, my dolls. I used to always sneak and try to curl my hair. I always washed and braided my dolls hair so it would be crimped or wavy. I always tried to braid my hair too like that. Now I do it in and I'm 25. LOL. I remember I would make my mom save the old butter bowls and use them as my mixing containers. I always went to town on nail polish too. I tried to mix colors together, add glitter, draw designs with whatever i could find. This is weird but I loved Troll Dolls when I was little too bc they were pretty colors so I would do their hair all the time. And my dolls always had to be in band in my imagination, so I bedazzled their outfits. I remember mixing glitter with glue and touching their clothes with it so they would be rockstars. LOL. I was a crazy kid!!!!
carhornsinapril carhornsinapril 8 years
those plastic makeup kits annoyed me as a kid. i wanted RESULTS! my mom used to give me her used-up shisedo lipstick to play with, and i always loved that. there was just enough in the tube to play with, but not make too much of a mess.
weffie weffie 8 years
All my toys were beauty toys to me... once I gave one of my Cabbage Patch Kids a makeover with magic marker, only to find I couldn't wash it off again. My ever-helpful older sister had the brilliant idea to use nail polish remover to take off my baby's makeup and it washed her eyes right off with it. SO creepy looking!! Thankfully, Mom stepped in and gave her some acrylic paint eyes so the blind doll wouldn't haunt me in my sleep.
nouvellemello nouvellemello 8 years
My mom's make up bag and a doll that came with her own make up.
laurel9894 laurel9894 8 years
LOL! i remember this and loved it. i also had the barbie mcdonalds. damm those mcd's they knew how to instill chicken nuggets in my brain for life!
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