Don’t laugh. It’s not very funny. (Well it is really quite funny) Jade’s hair and eyelashes were melted by accident last night. And no, she didn’t do that while trying to light up a ciggie to have a smoke like the naughty Stella did.
It was me! The absent minded Mummy who did that to her. I was trying to do the final touch up to her new dress set that I sewed for her when it happened. You know the little trick of melting the ends of the ribbon so that it will not fray? I was doing that when it happened.
For the totally clueless, here’s a tip for you. If you want to stop the ribbon from fraying, hold a flame close to ends of the ribbon for like 2 seconds and It will melt the ends of the ribbon and stop it from fraying EVER.
It was the final step that I had to do before setting up the photoshoot for her and I was so excited. However when I was done with her dress and proceeded to smoothing out her hair, I realised something was terribly wrong. A chunk of her hair at the ends had melted and her right eyelashes had melted to a stump!
I was 100% sure that the flame did not touch her hair or was even close to her hair or eyelashes. So here’s the news ladies! A naked flame held to your girls around 4″ away can still melt her hair and lashes. No contact is neccessary. So if you ever want to do finishing touches, remember to remove it from her body and do it far away from your girls, even if they insist that they are not scared of fire and that they want to watch what you are doing.
Where my finger is pointing is where I had the flame to melt the ends.
And this is a close up of her melted hair.
And this is what happened to her eyelashes.
An emergency operation had to take place last night at 11.30pm at night. I couldn’t bear the thought of my poor Jade going without eyelashes even for one night. I ransacked my own make up stash and decided something had to be done immediately. Even if it meant using my own fake Shu Umera eyelashes. (My mum is so going to shake her head and sigh if she found out that I used my $28 eye lashes on a doll!)
While the transplant went without a hitch… the glue that I had used started to leave stains on her face. Just when I thought the drama was over and was going to give her a hair cut!!! And you know how glue is like on plastic, they are a nightmare to remove. I spent 15 min cleaning her face with my sponge before I was satisfied that it wasn’t going to leave a permanant mark on my precious baby.
It did not leave a mark on my precious girl. But I suspect that my over zealous rubbing had caused part of her make up to come up. Oh bother! I cannot believe so many things can happen in one night! Now I got to rework on her make up. I was contemplating it before but now it seems like I have no choice but to go through with it. But this will have to be best left to another day. Probably in the weekend.
A hair trim followed after her facial. While at it, I started trimming my own fringe too. Lol. Talk about Mummy, daughter bonding sessions!
And what the heck. I might as well give her a shower now that she had a facial. Amazingly, I managed to clean off a lot of clothes stains just by cleaning her with my face sponge from Body Shop and with just WATER! Someone please try it and see if it is just me.
I powdered her and was finally able to call it a day at 12.45am. I don’t want to imagine what my life will be like when I have real babies.
Pictures of her new outfit with Jade’s newly trimmed hair will be up tomorrow!