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When You Were a Kid, Did You Ask For Makeup For the Holidays?

Recently, a friend of mine described the following scenario: After paying $20 for her 4-year-old daughter to have pictures taken with Santa, the jolly old man asked the little girl what she wanted for Christmas. She said makeup. He belted out a big fat no. Tears ensued.

While I don't condone extreme primping for little girls, I don't see much harm in gifting a plastic toy makeup set or nontoxic kiddie nail polish to a child. I recall asking for makeup when I was a wee Bella, but mostly of the very innocent Lip Smackers or peel-off Tinkerbell nail paints. My parents definitely made the distinction between the adult makeup and the toy stuff. What about you?

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Pistil Pistil 7 years
I had a collection of bonne bell lip gloss and nail polish when I was a kid, but I had no real interest in make-up growing up.
emalove emalove 7 years
Nah, not until I was a teenager, I think. I still ask for it now though! :)
Retro-Bunny Retro-Bunny 7 years
My parents never had problems with giving me makeup, but my dad was shocked since he deemed it as a thing to "attract attention from guys". I would usually glare back at him, 'cause it was mostly me trying to imitate Amy Lee and not Barbie. I don't have a problem with makeup for kids though, just nothing like bronzer. That would be just a little odd...
NurseKimberly NurseKimberly 7 years
Oh yeah...
tlsgirl tlsgirl 7 years
I loved getting make-up! It was pretty much my favorite gift as a kid.
bellazmom bellazmom 7 years
I asked for makeup, but I never got any. The best beauty gift I ever got as a kid was a set of 5 Love's Baby Soft fragrances. I can't remember them all exactly, but I think there was the original, a musk version, a "rain" version, a lemon version, and one other... I cherished those.
cherryk cherryk 7 years
My mom bought me one of those cheap lip glosses with the rollerball you can find near the registers at Target or Wal-mart, but that's about it...
Hello890 Hello890 7 years
Yes! I loved the Bonne belle lip glosses! I tried to collect as many flavors as I could.
plasticine1 plasticine1 7 years
yes! my mom gave me and my sister those big boxes full of makeup you buy at walgreens. not very great makeup though.
Beauty Beauty 7 years
I also loved those really shiny bubble gum flavored lip glosses with the rollerball!! Remember those?
pink-elephant pink-elephant 7 years
I did and I loved giving makeovers to everyone in my family, even my dad, who was a real good sport and let me draw all over his face.
xgreenfairyx xgreenfairyx 7 years
Nah, not really. My parents got it for me anyway, but not until I was probably 10 or something. I liked Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles more. Makeup is such a weird thing. Expensive facepaint.
chillchic chillchic 7 years
Yes I did and i got makeup and lipgloss kits every year. That's why it's so funny that I don't wear a stitch of makeup now.
fauxcat fauxcat 7 years
My mom didn't wear much makeup, so I wasn't particularly interested in it until I was about 13 or 14. I remember being in the drugstore and asking for a lipgloss and the request being met with a horrified look and "You're young; you don't need to put color on your face. It'll make you look old and ugly." Sigh. Now I'm a Sephora regular and my mom tells me that I put too many 'chemicals' on my face since I use moisturizer. I come from a rather judgmental household. hehe.
lindac lindac 7 years
Nah, I was a tom-boy and didn't bother with makeup.
Fashionista_911 Fashionista_911 7 years
I begged and pleaded for "real" makeup and had to settle for bonne bell...etc...but I wanted the real deal, none of that kiddie stuff, lol.
Spiderlove Spiderlove 7 years
When I was a kid, they had a "Make it Yourself Makeup Kit" called "Fresh and Fancy"... omg... I LOVED that. I asked or it every single year!!! I can still sing the commercial! Anybody remember that?
Yogaforlife Yogaforlife 7 years
I loved my bonne belle and lip smackers presents when i was a little girl. Or my mom would get me this waxy makeup for children that looked really colorful, but when you put it on, it was barely any color at all. Ooh and remember the barbie heads that you could put makeup on and do their hair! Loved those!
aimeeb aimeeb 7 years
Oh I'm sure...
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