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Beauty Tools or Toys? My Boys and I Have a Different Opinion- A Halloween Project

If you’re a beauty lover who is also a mother or father, I am sure you can relate to disappearing beauty items. Your kids sometimes act like your items are getting up and walking away, but there is a more logical reason they’re missing. The cooler the item looks, the more likely it is to disappear. They see the items as toys and typically use the items in very different ways than we use them. Your tools are probably on awesome adventures. My boys each take off with my things, and they like different items. Of course, there is always a chance you have a budding makeup artist on your hands, depending on the age of your kid.


My husband and I loved the Ghostbusters movie growing up, so we decided to take our boys to see the new version in the theater. It was a cute movie, even though it was not as good as the original. Xander got inspired after watching the movie. He saw my beautyblender micro mini and thought it would be a perfect ghost. I guess my full-sized pink ones did not meet the same requirement. There is a lot of green slime in the movie, but I think this guy was his inspiration. If I use a child’s imagination, which is very pure and unadulterated, I can see the resemblance.


With Halloween coming, I thought it would be fun to turn this beautyblender micro mini into the slime monster he imagined. I never want to stifle his creativity, but I asked him to please include me or ask me before he borrows my things. After Googling how to create slime, I was ready for this project.


Before I even looked at my printout for a shopping list, my other son received his Nerd Block for October. It had Glow Goo in it. That was perfect for our impending activity. My boys love to make a mess, so I knew they would love this.


It really does glow in the dark, which is really neat.


I let Xander take the honor of sliming the beautyblender. It actually took about a minute before the slime even penetrated the sponge. There is a weird almost protective later that takes a while to break down.


He thoroughly enjoyed it, and I reminded him that he inspired this project.


Once the slime penetrated the sponge, we officially had our monster. The boys wanted to play though. Xander handled the slime while Connor mixed it.


It is easy to get annoyed when things you plan to use disappear. Next time something disappears, listen to the story about the grand adventure the item went on. Have your kids incorporate you into their play time, and hope they learn to stop taking off with your things. There was a time when my younger son took off with all my blending brushes. At one point, every one I owned was missing, but all of my other type of brushes were still in the same place. I thought it was funny that he only took blending brushes. Those are just the ones that he wanted to “paint” with. Yes, he thought they were paint brushes, and I am grateful he did not find anything that resembled paint for those adventures. For the times when “no one knows” what happened to your items, I wish you luck in finding them. There are items I’ve eventually found months later, like my By Terry Baume de Rose and items I still have not found, like my foot peel.

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I'm Kimberly. Shopping is always more fun when I've found the best deal available, so I am always on the hunt. My father instilled that in me, and I love that I carry a piece of him. Sometimes, my husband and sons (12 and 7) let me shop for them, too. They do not use as many beauty products as I do. We can all benefit from nice products, even though their routine ends with moisturizer. That is when I can convince my 12-year-old to apply it.

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