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to give dd a french manicure?

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HighwayRat Mon 24-Mar-14 15:28:53

mine has just dried, if I hear her ask me one more time I think I'll sceam! She is just 4, I have NO issue with bright colours or a bit of glitter but french? Bit grown up?

BettySwollocksandaCrustyRack Mon 24-Mar-14 15:30:47

I can't see the harm personally, she just wants to be like mum! The question is will she sit still long enough or wander off and end up with odd finger nails smile

Am sure there will be plenty disagreeing with me though.

purplebaubles Mon 24-Mar-14 15:32:11

I think it's a bit odd confused but I'm not sure why!

ManAliveThisThingsFantastic Mon 24-Mar-14 15:33:25

I would.

Do you have any plans today/tomorrow? You could always just tell her it's for 1 night only.

NoodleOodle Mon 24-Mar-14 15:41:22

If you want to do it, why not? Nice bit of mummy DD time.

mrsjay Mon 24-Mar-14 15:43:18

i dont know wha t a french manicure is blush but can you not just put a bit of nailpolish on her i am not sure she will care if it is french or maniucured grin

gamerwidow Mon 24-Mar-14 15:58:25

yes fine if she's anything like my 3 year old it'll be chipped off by tomorrow wink wink

Magix Mon 24-Mar-14 15:59:32

If she wants it done I think it's fine . Different if your forcing perfectly manicured nails on her grin

whereisshe Mon 24-Mar-14 15:59:47

Nail polish is a bit toxic for little kids though. Can you get the water based peel off stuff for her instead?

DomesticDisgrace Mon 24-Mar-14 18:04:17

Ah nothing wrong with it! My almost 3yr old loves when I do her nails, multicolored etc. Recently got her some peel off stuff in Claire's so she can do her own and mine. I don't see the problem at all.

DontWannaBeObamasElf Mon 24-Mar-14 19:27:17

How about a comprimise and paint her toe nails?

Fathertedfan Mon 24-Mar-14 19:38:17

I think it's lovely. No problem with doing that at all

HighwayRat Mon 24-Mar-14 19:43:54

I did it, she is so happy! grin shes got school tomorrow too

JuniperHeartwand Mon 24-Mar-14 20:29:36

Will you let her go to school with nail varnish on? In that case YABU IMO.

It's usually against school dress codes at secondary school so why not primary?

GertTheFlirt Mon 24-Mar-14 20:35:53

French polish is slightly more classy than coloured varnish

TwixTime Mon 24-Mar-14 21:15:46

My gut reaction is not to like the idea but maybe I am bu because I'm not sure why! Maybe like you said feels a bit grown up?

2kidsintow Mon 24-Mar-14 21:37:44

I use a french manicure set, not to make my nails stand out, but to make them look natural. Without close scrutiny you wouldn't tell that I've even got it on. They just look shiny. smile

RoundNRoundN Mon 24-Mar-14 21:40:02

Ive been painting my sons nails since he was 12 months old.

Why would you bother have children if you cant paint them? shock

HighwayRat Tue 25-Mar-14 09:28:50

She goes all the time with polish on, and there is certainly no code at the local girls high school they all are plastered in make up long manicired fingers and perfectly coiffed hair.

RedFocus Tue 25-Mar-14 11:19:11

There is absolutely not harm in painting your child's nails. I've painted my kids nails many times but then I am a fully trained nail tech and my kids were often used as models, even my son liked having his done! Nothing like black polish and white zebra stripes to hang out with your mates wink
My daughter is wanting me to give her a set of acrylics over the summer hol's, I've talked her into having gel instead and once again it's something I can do for her.

blahblahblah2014 Tue 25-Mar-14 11:55:25

Just use the clear on her, she'll be happy enough with shiny nails

ICanSeeTheSun Tue 25-Mar-14 13:28:10

I have many nail vanishes, if DD wants her nails painted I will do them for her.

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