Our Little Girlie Girl {My Captured Moment #81}


Welcome back to My Captured Moment, a weekly link-up where I share my favourite ‘Captured Moments’ and invite you to do the same.

I’ve mentioned before that my two big girls are very different, I’d go so far as to say that based on personality they are the complete opposite. This could explain why they get on so well, although it could also be the reason behind lots of arguments in years to come – who knows? Only time will tell.

Lili is such a little tomboy, she doesn’t care how she looks and will wear whatever  I give her. She’s so easygoing and relaxed, and shows very little interest in shopping, clothes, makeup or anything remotely girlie (although she does like wearing ‘pretty’ dresses). Poppy on the other hand, who’s two years younger, loves all of those things!

She’ll happily sit and watch me put on my makeup with interest, asking questions and playing with my brushes. She also loves shopping and is very specific about what she will and will not wear. So the other week when we were shopping in Westfield I was not surprised when Poppy asked if she (who’s only three!!) could have ‘her make-up done’. I say I was not surprised but only because I know what she’s like. A few years ago, I would have thought this highly inappropriate for a three year old but as I’ve said before, this girl knows her own mind.

We were wondering around a Mamas & Papas event for new parents and parents to be, and in a corner of the shop bareMinerals had set up a little makeup stall to demonstrate their products to new mums. Poppy started a conversation with the bareMinerals lady who then asked if she’d like to have some makeup put on. Instantly her face lit up with excitement, she looked at me for approval then climbed onto the little stool next to the exciting stand. As you can see from these pictures, Poppy was over the moon! The lovely lady only put some pink blush on her cheeks and some clear gloss on her lips but it really meant so much to our little girlie girl.

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Share your Moments

Your ‘My Captured Moment’ can be a single picture or a series of shots, new (taken this week) or old, with or without words. The idea is to simply share a moment in time you’ve captured on your camera and make sure it doesn’t go unseen. This could include vintage shots of your own childhood and beyond or a simple picture you’ve recently taken and want to ‘show off’.

How to Play Along

• Link up every Thursday to Sunday (ending at 11.00pm)

• Add my badge (or link back to my website using #MyCapturedMoment) at the bottom of your post.

• Share the love – try to comment on a few of the other posts. After all that’s what it’s all about.

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Tweet your posts to me @HeleddLavender using the hashtag #MyCapturedMoment and I’ll retweet. Hashtag your picture #MyCapturedMoment on Instagram (follow me @HeleddLavender) so we can share our pictures and hopefully get some new followers and likes.

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  1. Lisa@Intotheglade July 21, 2016 / 8:02 am

    Oh I love Bare Minerals, it was the first make up that I gave Ellie and she still wears it. I love that Poppy stopped to chat to the lady. They are lovely photos, are her and Iris very similar in real life? She really suits yellow too. Thank you for hosting Heledd xx

    • Heledd July 24, 2016 / 10:17 pm

      Oh Lisa Poppy and Iris are so similar, it’s crazy! Thank you xx

  2. Kerri-Ann July 21, 2016 / 12:04 pm

    Aww she’s just the cutest, her little face looking at the lady. Such a sweetie. You have a gorgeous girl there. I’ve just seen your photo on your side bar too of you all in lavender. Oh my what a beautiful picture. x

    • Heledd July 24, 2016 / 10:16 pm

      Thank you KA, she was so excited. You can really see the joy on her face can’t you?! xx

  3. Helena July 22, 2016 / 7:20 pm

    It’s funny how different siblings can be. It sounds like you are very tuned in to these differences and enjoying making their wishes come true. Thanks for hosting #MyCapturedMoment

  4. Susan Mann July 24, 2016 / 8:01 pm

    Aww she is just lovely. I wear bare minerals and have for years. Wouldn’t wear anything else now. She is so acand love the pictures x

    • Heledd July 24, 2016 / 10:13 pm

      I totally agree, bareMinerals is fab!! Thank you, she was in her element x

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