Kids,  Parenting

The cost of toddler destruction

I thought I’d play a fun game called ‘tally up the cost of all the makeup destroyed by Adam as a toddler’! What do you gals think? It’s one thing to lose item after item…it’s another to know the qualitative and quantitative value of all those items. I thought it would be interesting to know the total of the destruction, the total of the things I lost to the toddler….. Without further ado, let’s look at the line up!

My most painful was the Chelsea’s Boutique Brow Powder (RSP R255) that I had won. It was the perfect shade. It was so easy to apply and I just loved it for my brows. Adam broke it and smeared it into the mat on my floor. There was not even 0.0005g of product left in the pan. Empty. Klaar.

Another fave was my Clinique Pepstart hydroblur moisturiser (RSP R395). This stuff doubled as a primer as well and it worked really well. This is another product where Monsieur Adam made sure he got rid of 99.99% of the product. At least his skin was prepped well after the ‘all over body’ experience.

I got a frantic text from my sister-in-law that Adam had gotten into my makeup. My LA Girl Nudes palette (RSP R99,95) was one of his victims. Thankfully it wasn’t fatal, but there were a few minor injuries.

Probably the most heartbreaking to date…was the Ofra highlighter (RSP R550), in the shade Rodeo drive, that lived. You’ll remember I went to extreme lengths to resuscitate this cult favourite highlighter. Thankfully my little Frankenstein highlighter still works well even though she ain’t pretty anymore????

He likes skin care this kid. The Body Shop’s Drops of light brightening serum (RSP R275) is something I was really looking forward to experiencing. As with the above. ..its time with me was limited. This poor serum fought back though. First Adam threw out 2/3rd of it. I used what was left and made peace that maybe the 1/3rd would last me a while as a little goes a long way with this serum.  Well, then he dunked the last 1/3rd out…I thought. On a whim I tried one day and there were a few drops. A day later he emptied it good and solid…I kid you not. And yes..those are screws he threw into the bottle. A final ‘screw you mom’ I’m guessing?

Next up in his reign of terror? My Hean HD colour corrector (RSP R195) that didn’t even make it to a picture for my Glamore haul post, because it was assaulted within hours of its delivery. This was after I cleaned it up. There was a primer as well and about 1/3rd of the tube got squished out.

Another heartbreaking one…my Benefit Dallas blush (RSP R385). My ride or die blush! It’s basically a loose powder now. lol. Thankfully still useable, but messy!

A shout out to all the yoghurt and LITRES of milk that has been thrown out. The total of these items are just over R2 000 and that excludes 2 new single eye shadows he just dug into this weekend past. The dish washing liquid he squirts out when he wants to ‘help’ us and wash dishes as well. So much more…. but when the face looking back at you is this cute….urgh…you can’t even care can you? Makes for good blog posts I guess 😉

Adam with his foot stuck in the wipes container; Adam pasting toast onto his body….

Do you have a kid or niece/nephew that loves to destroy any and everything like my kid?

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I’m Simone, a mom of 3, a wife...obsessed with my family, makeup and books!


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