My DD is 14 and is doing exactly the same with makeup and hair! I have since discovered that her and her friends have crushes on boys. I'm not worried about it though as I know she will grow our of the plastering herself in make up. She's a good girl, works hard at school and isn't running around with lots of different boys like some of her peers. I'm taking her shopping tomorrow to get her some 'good' foundation I think that's all you can do really.... It's hard though seeing them growing up
Oh don't start me on the 'seeing' v 'going out with them' I have been trying to understand this for years!
As far as I can make out 'seeing' them is just casual.. (tho there may be sex involved still..or there may be with older teens anyway!) and they are just trying each other out. If it looks like they really really like each other then they ask someone out..and it's considered a proper relationship..and exclusive.
DS1 (19) started 'seeing' one of his sister's uni friends in about october/november. He was visiting their uni pretty much every non working weekend. After Xmas he officially asked her out (took her out to dinner etc) and now they are a couple!
However I believe he was sharing her bed before it was official... !
My daughter (13) is exactly the same. I have 2 older girls 17 and 18 and have came to the conclusion that is just something that happens around that age. It seems to me that this happens when they become interested in boys and once they realise that boys are not as great as they think, the make up calms back down
might also be worth reminding her to be careful with the straighteners, used everyday they do wreck hair. and make VERY sure that she turns them off.
we all wore too much slap as teens. The only issue is the fact that she is making you late for work - so after due warning, chuck her out of the house with her bag, lock her out and she walks to school. She'll be late, face the consequences and so will learn.
I did go ballistic with dd1 (also 14), but only because she was spending so long pissing about that she was late for school. They're all at it and school allows it from year 9 so I don't have support that way. She's got minor scarring on her cheek so has been using concealer for a few years anyway, but now there's mascara, lipstain, blah.
I don't want her to feel left out and she still thinks all boys smell so will leave her to it for now, as long as she leaves for school on time!