Mama Diaries

Friday, February 26, 2016

Sweet Thing

My teenage daughter likes to experiment with face masks, hair masks, and other assorted girly things. The other day she came into the kitchen with brown stuff plastered all over her face.

"What's that?" I asked.

"A cupcake face mask."

"Does it do anything?"  I couldn't believe that something that smelled that chocolatey served any purpose when applied to one's face.

"Yes. It tightens my pores."

She opened one of the kitchen cupboards and rummaged through it.

"Now, what are you looking for?" I asked.

"Stuff to make a coconut hair mask."

I raised my eyebrows.

Then she pulled out cocoa powder.

"Why do you need that?"

"Cocoa powder is like dry shampoo. It works really great."

She proceeded to sprinkle some in her hair.

I shook my head.

Now my daughter smells like a walking box of chocolates. Let's hope nothing tries to eat her!

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  1. If you catch your son licking her head, you'll know why!

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    1. Haha! I don't think she let him come close enough to do that!

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  2. Hi, Sherry!

    I wonder if your daughter would be that eager to follow skin and hair care trends if some pseudo expert recommended a mask that smells like week old fish, Brussels sprouts or sauerkraut and pork! :)

    Have a wonderful weekend, dear friend Sherry!

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  3. Where did she get the recipes for these? Because I think someone is pulling her leg.

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    1. I'm sure she found them on the internet. Probably some beauty blogger recommended them.

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  4. Schultz may give her a bath as he licks it all off.

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    1. I hope not! Chocolate isn't good for him!

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  5. Ha ha... not sure I'd want to put Cocoa in my hair.. to your daughter is creative xox ♡

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    1. There's no way I'd do that. It's better just to wash your hair!

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  6. What fun to be a teenager again :) At least her trials make you smile, even if there'll be no chocolate left to eat.

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    1. Teenagers certainly come up with some interesting beauty routines!

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  7. Cocoa powder if you have brown hair. Baking powder if you are a blonde. ;)

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  8. Sherry, enjoy this sweet time of life. Love your daughter's imagination. :-)

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    1. I can't say I would have ever thought to put cocoa powder in my hair!

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  9. Ummmm. I'm not sure what to say about this, but I have half a mind to alert my niece (age 10) who reviews body care and beauty products on YouTube. :)

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    1. I'd be interested to hear what she has to say about this.

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  10. Haha...a walking sweet? She must be fun to have around!

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  11. Err..... does she follow the footsteps of her mom? She probably caught you using cucumber slices as eye masks etc. Hahaha! xoxo

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    1. Haha! You know, you might have a point. I think she may have seen me on a particularly bad puffy-eye day with cucumbers on them. ;-)

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  12. At least she's creative. That's always a good thing.

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  13. I've never heard of chocolate for your hair. I'm sure we would not want to put it on our hair, since chocolate is a special treat in our house.

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    1. Apparently it's a treat for the hair, too. ;-)

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  14. Hmm, not convinced by the cocoa powder as a dry shampoo and especially not for those with fair hair. I think I'll keep drinking mine as opposed to covering myself in it.

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    1. It would not work for those with fair hair. You might want to try baking powder. ;-)

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  15. Where does she come up with these ideas? I've never heard of either the mask or the dry shampoo using cocoa powder. Wow. I'm getting hungry just thinking about it.

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    1. These kids come up with some creative solutions.

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