Maisy is unfortunately obsessed with watching me put on make-up. I don't wear much, in fact, you might not even notice I'm wearing any most days, but it doesn't stop Maisy's fascination. She begs to use my make-up brushes and have shiny stuff on her eyes and cheeks, so she can be pretty. I've tried telling her she's beautiful as she is and she doen't need it and she's not old enough...etc. It doesn't work.
So I saw somewhere on someone's blog (I wish I could remember, so I could give proper credit!) to take your old make-up containers, paint the cells with nail polish and let the kids have at them.
I had an old blush and and old eye shadow make-up case that I washed and painted. I got a couple of brushes together I don't use and put them in an old make-up case.
Maisy was in heaven and immediately wanted to play with them. She feels so grown up.