Saturday, January 12, 2013

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique!

On Thursday, we took another trip to Disney. Since the girls and I never got our "girls day out" trip to Disney, without Sean and the boys, Sean booked them appointments at the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique! It's basically a salon where girls ages 3 and up can be transformed into a princess of their choice. They do the different hair styles, nails, make-up, gems on their face and depending on the package you purchase, a crown, gown, wand and pictures in front on Cinderella's coach. It's really very cute and perfect for our little girls.

Mary was a trooper from the start, she talked the ladies ear off from the moment she sat down. She picked out her crown and make-up and even picked what hair-do she wanted. She was having a lot of fun. She talked about Sophia, her favorite new princess and how she couldn't wait to see the new show and buy the new toys.

Both the ladies were very nice and really did their best to make the experience magical for Mary and Lizzie. Even though Lizzie was terrified, she was at least responding to the ladies questions. She would shake her head yes or no, but didn't speak. I think she only smiled once the entire time. The girls had no idea what we had planned for them, so when we got to the shop, they were in aw.

Our appointment was for 12:40pm and we were early, so we got to look around at all the princess toys, dresses and gifts. Lizzie was up first. She was terrified of the lady. Wouldn't talk, smile or anything. I wasn't sure she would be able to go through it, but them the stylist let her pick out her crown and make-up and that warmed her up enough to climb into the chair. Mary sat in the station next to her and was bubbling over with excitement.

A photographer documents all the moments of the make-over. She captured this hilarious picture of Lizzie just after she sat in the chair and had the cape thingy put on her. She was very nervous and wouldn't let the nice lady put the tissue around her neck, that goes under the cape, to protect her neck. She just sat there with this look on her face. I felt so bad, but at the same time, I knew she was ok, I was right there at her feet.

It was very interesting to see how the transformation worked. They combed out the girls hair first and sprayed it with water. Then they sprayed gobbs of hair spray on their heads. That made me cringe. I don't use anything except shampoo and conditioner in their hair. The thought of trying to wash that out.....sigh. They used a really thin comb to get a tight pony tail on the top of their head. Then they sprayed the crap out of their heads AGAIN with hairspray. The used a small bunch of hair to wrap around the hair band to cover it. Sprayed that with more hair spray. After that, they put the little crown into their pony tail. That's held on with a comb and bobbi pins.

Lizzie getting her crown put on.
Once the crown was on,  they sprayed that and then sprayed the pony tail with water and combed it out with the same thin comb. They then put tiny rubber bands, 3 down the tail. She rolled that up into a little bun, but not sideways, like you would expect. It was rolled like a roll of toilet paper. Very neat and tight, it was held together with more bobbi pins and hair spray.

Once the hair was done, she let the girls choose their eye shadow color, lip stick and face gems. Mary loves make-up and was totally hamming the experience Lizzie was ok with the lip stick, but when she tried to put the blush on, it tickled her and she didn't like that. She put just a little pink eye shadow on her. The girls both had a choice of either blue or pink princess nail polish. Of course they both chose pink.

Once all the make-up, hair and nails were finished, the girls were spun around for the entire store to see. The Fairy Godmother waved her magic wand of glitter over their heads and said, "May I introduce our newest princesses, Princess Mary and Princess Lizzie". Everyone claps and cheers and Mary was in absolute aww. Lizzie was totally shy about it and hid her hands between her legs with her head down. Poor little thing. Once that was over, they spun them back around to these golden curtains and opened them to the "Mirror, Mirror on the wall" That lit up and made a magical sound. Again, Mary loved it, Lizzie just stared at it. I think she had had

In the end, the girls were handed a pretty pink princess backpack with their nail polishes, make-up and combs inside. I was happy with the experience and hope that it's a memory they won't soon forget. Here are the rest of the photos.





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