So my daughter painted her nails today with a magic marker.
I'm guessing this is a sign that she wants to try her hand at nail polish.
We try to stay away from nail polishes with the big three http://safecosmetics.org/article.php?id=224 (Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP), Formaldehyde & Toluene) and those that do not have natural colors. Call me whatever but I've had friends whose children did not take to well to all those additives and so we try our best to stay away when possible.
I figure this is bound to be off interest especially when you have little kids but DH probably is the most discouraged by this than me.
DD knows I wear minimal make up when I go to work. Otherwise, I generally stay makeup free. She pretends to put on eyeshadow and blush and I'm cool with that. I don't wear nailpolish but I know she'll see others with it and will ask. So I know that there will be a time when I or my husband will paint her nails. DH isn't into the whole made up thing but he doesn't outright say no to DD.
So this week, I suppose, I will ask her if she would like me to paint her nails. I have some earth friendly, non-toxic nail polish we can try and we'll see if she likes it.
Personally, I don't think she'll like the semi-permanance of it. She's very much into cleaning up even when we do face painting. After we face paint, she asks us to clean it off. I'm cool with that.
You are beautiful just the way you are, child. Don't let anyone else tell you otherwise.