Emily started talking about going to see Cinderella during March break (first week of March). 

As March 13th arrived, my daughter had decided that we were no longer going to watch the movie.


Who knows….?  

I certainly don’t know and Emily didn’t give me any concrete reason why.

I blame this on her being a teenage girl.  She just changes her mind because she can change her mind…

Early last week, I got a Facebook message from the mom of one of Emily’s baseball teammate. 

Would Emily want to go see Cinderella with the girls?  

My poor girl is so not used to being invited to outings that she never knows how to react.   Yes…. No…. I don’t know!

So I said “yes of course, she would love too” and I took the conversation off line with her. Explaining how cool that would be. 

By the time Saturday afternoon arrived, Emily was excited and off we went. 

5 girls and their mom (and one dad… Emily’s dad of course).  

The movie was great!  

And for the second time ever, I wasn’t sitting next to my girl at the movie.  I didn’t see her reactions, I was sitting behind her and had to wait till after the movie to see if she liked it. 

She loved it!   

She loved the Frozen short movie. 

And on the way home she said… “Mom, you know…. Oh…. The alien?  It’s Sheldon!!!!” 

She’s right!

That preview was before the movie and she kept that information top of mind to tell us on our way home. 

That’s my girl!!! 

Slowly growing into a more independent young lady! 

My Cinderella

Since Mac opened at our mall, every time we walk by I ask Emily if she wants a make-up makeover. 

Every time, she says no. 

Today wasn’t different. 

I showed her the new Cinderella products and she still said no.

We walked around the mall and I stopped to look at the Cinderella lipsticks on the way back. 

The mall was fairly quiet and the girls at Mac weren’t busy with other clients so I engaged them in Cinderella discussion. Confirming that the items were brand new, only released for sale today and not quite sold-out yet. 

Emily liked the colors but didn’t want to try until one of the girls started talking to her directly. 

I love it when sales people understand that I’m there for Emily and that she might need help coming out of her shell. 

Once they started talking to her, we had Emily try the lipstick than I asked for a neutral foundation for her eyelids. 

They recommended a product and asked Emily if she would let them show her how it worked 🙂

Bingo!  They had her in the chair. 

Didn’t we all play make-over when we were kids?  I just wanted Emily to experience it too and today, I saw Emily talk make-up with the girls. I quite frankly wasn’t sure I would ever see this because most people won’t take the time required to win Emily over. 

Today, they won her over and made me spend some hard earned money

We all won!

They applied the Pro Longwear Paint pot cream on her eyelids and blended it in. Suddenly Emily right eye wasn’t red anymore. Emily liked it so I pushed my luck and ask if she wanted to try the Cinderella eye shadow!

She tried it!  She picked the sparkly one!

At that point I figured it was time to show her the shimmering powder!

Ok, I know, I’m a kid….  But I loved this. 

I loved being in a awesome make-up store with my teenage girl.  I loved seeing her eyes sparkle as she saw the difference good subtle make-up does. 

I want my girl to have good skin routine and nice make-up. She deserves it. 

So I bought her some nice things today!

I even bought the second lipstick just because I liked it 🙂

Don’t we all deserve to feel like Cinderella, the most beautiful girl at the bal?