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Please help me with my nose!

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LilRedWG Mon 14-Sep-09 14:59:32

DD and I have both been poorly this weekend - me with a stinking cold and DD with a vomitting bug.

She's fine now and has been for 36 hours, but because of the 48-hour exclusion rule she couldn't go to nursery or music group today, so I decided to get some face paints to cheer her up. I even came on MN to find out which were the best ones to get, as I didn't want crappy ones that would stain or hurt her delicate little face.

I lovingly painted her face as a rabbit (not a bad attempt for my first go, if I do say so myself) and then she painted me as a "monster rabbit", which quite frankly made me look like road-kill, but hey-ho, anything to cheer her up.

After half an hour she is bored of being a rabbit and wants to take it off so out come the babywipes and we sit giggling in front of a mirror together, removing out respective rabbits.

DD's comes off no problem but mine, oh no. I have an orange nose! Seriously, I look like I've dipped it in a bottle of fake tan.

I guess my style and beauty tip is not to ever, ever, ever let anyone - not anyone - put red face paint on a nose that you have spent 96 hours blowing and has skin as dry as the sahara. Plus it's started to peel.

If exfoliation doesn't work to remove the colour, am I going to have to amputate? shock

On the upside - DD thinks it is hilarious that I have an orange nose. hmm

LilRedWG Mon 14-Sep-09 15:04:50

Seriously - any tips will be gratefully received. I've tried scrubbing it, but now it's orange and very sore.

LilRedWG Mon 14-Sep-09 16:42:31


sassy Mon 14-Sep-09 16:49:47

Lol at your predicament. Sorry.

Eye makeup remover?nail varnish remover?

barbiebigpants Mon 14-Sep-09 16:51:09

lemon juice mixed with a little salt will do the trick....
sorry but i had to laugh! grin

Ninks Mon 14-Sep-09 16:58:41


LilRedWG Mon 14-Sep-09 17:11:20

Thanks all - I think I'll try the salt and lemon juice, followed by a nice all over face scrub with salt and olive oil tonight.

Nail varnish remover - OWWWW!

barbiebigpants Mon 14-Sep-09 17:12:30

it worked in the spa i used to work in for removing tint and fake tan so im sure it will work...fingers crossed!

LilRedWG Mon 14-Sep-09 17:16:30

Thanks. DD still thinks my nose is funny.

barbiebigpants Mon 14-Sep-09 17:23:04

i remember drawing a huge thick red cross over my face for the last world cup blush had to wear the thickest foundation for the next few days, because like you it turned orange!!

jalopy Mon 14-Sep-09 18:24:43

It's not all move?

LilRedWG Mon 14-Sep-09 18:58:18

Jalopy - you have hit it on the head! Perfect!

Barbie - I hadn't thought of that.

DH thinks it is very funny too. blush

LilRedWG Tue 15-Sep-09 08:46:23

I have a normal nose again.

Many thanks for your help ladies!

LilRedWG Tue 15-Sep-09 08:46:43

Jalopy - DH also likened me to the scarecrow. LOL

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