12 Feb Valentine’s Day With Your Daughter
My daughter and I love Valentine’s Day. We decorate our home, cook a great meal, and best of all we do some fun beauty activities to get ready for the big night. The time we spend primping is a fun, creative way to have mother-daughter bonding time.
Since Valentine’s Day is a romantic day, I love the look of curls. Hot rollers are great for all types of hair. If hair is wavy or curly, use really large rollers to soften the natural curl. For straight hair, curlers can add body and bounce.
- Take a section of clean, dry hair and pull it out at a ninety degree angle from the scalp.
- Put a hot roller on the underside of the ends.
- Roll it back until it is in a tight curl on the scalp and secure it with curl holder.
- After five minutes, remove the curlers and use your fingers to separate the curls.
Hold hair in place with a pretty red headband . Add red body glitter to her hair to make it really special. Buy the body glitter or simply mix red glitter with body lotion or aloe vera gel adding a little at a time so it does not clump. While you are doing her hair, focus completely on her and talk to her about anything that might be on her mind.
Make your own lip gloss
Now that her hair is beautiful, she will want to do something special for her face. Nothing is more fun than a nice juicy red lip gloss and it is so simple to make!
You will need:
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
1 scoop powdered drink mix
Lip gloss jars. (They are 39 cents at http://rusticescentuals.com/Clear-3-ml.-Polystyrene-Jar-w-White-Lid.html )
Directions: Clarify the vegetable shortening by heating it in the microwave for 15 seconds. Stir in the drink mix. Pour the mixture into a lip gloss jar. Let the mixture harden for 10 minutes and your lip gloss is ready! Your daughter can decorate her jars with heart stickers! When I do this with my daughter we laugh and I tell her funny stories so we are really connecting while doing something fun.
Since Valentine’s Day is our theme, what better way to end our beauty day than with festive nails. Nicole by OPI has two great polishes with sparkly hearts inside. They are called Have A Heart and Love Your Life .
My daughter loves that I pamper her nails and she feels so grown up when I let her do mine.
Take pictures of your day and make a special album for family as a Valentine’s Day gift. Beauty activities are a great way to bond with your daughter. I guarantee it will be a Valentine’s Day she will never forget!
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