This delicious dime pictured above is my sister Forty Five. One of the many images that sparked and idea for us to challenge each other via makeup face- off. My family and I recently relocated to Bristol, England and as someone who’s uber close to me, whom I’d call over spilt tea, the move’s been a difficult one. What was once an two hour time difference (between Edmonton and Toronto, Canada) is now seven pain staking hours which makes it even harder for us to stay in touch. As a challenge for us both we decided on this this face off. One person creates a look and the other has to produce something it’s been inspired by. The result of our first, ‘challenge’ was this…
*Enter Queen Reikita*
At long last, Reiko hath arrived. FINALLY this munchikin decides to join me in some makeup play. I’ve been waiting for this moment, a moment where she was comfortable enough to have pictures taken and see herself beside me on my blog. It’s taken up to this point for her to tell me when she was ready|comfortable enough to have her pictures taken and posted. I’ve asked her many times, and each time she’d decline. A decision her dad and I have always embraced. I mean who wants an unwelcomed camera poking around in your face… at five years old…?
Look at her in all her glory. *sigh* I’m such a proud mama. Not only was she happy to pose with me, she sat still as a mannequin whilst her makeup was being applied. This kid has brows and lashes that would make grown women envious. She obviously gets that from her dad…*rolls eyes*….
Makeup play in our household has so much depth. It’s a form of expression while being a teaching tool for my young cub. It makes me happy and extremely proud that at five years old, she has such a vast perception of beauty. At her age I had zero perception of makeup as art. Only that is was used to ‘create’ beauty through covering flaws. Reiko on the other hand, is so confident in herself if she wasn’t tethered she might just float away. Just two feral girls…I wonder what her perception of me will be when she’s older…
Also, as seen below, Reiko wasn’t giving up that crossaint for love nor money. And who could blame her. The bread, cakes, and overall EVERY kind of pastry tastes better here then it does back home. I’m just about it sign off of my two week bread tour….trousers are getting tight….
Last but not least, this one’s for anyone else out there who has siblings living on the other side of the map. What are some tips you use to stay in touch?
Till next time,