Life with Ladybug: Hair and makeup. Poof!

By Shannon Magsam

If I had magical powers today, I’d use them for something so boring I wouldn’t be worthy of magical powers.

I’d snap my fingers and be completely ready with hair and makeup.

I wouldn’t wish to transform into a woodland sprite. Just me, on a good hair and makeup day.

Every day, it’s the same thing. Hair. Makeup.

Yes, I know some of you smart women never started wearing makeup. That was genius. Because now? People think I’m ill if I’m not wearing it. If I go out of the house with my bare face pressed to the world, the world’s all, “Do you have pneumonia? Strep? Do we need to get you to a hospital STAT?”

But day in, day out, wearing the makeup, fixing the hair. Sometimes. Just no.

I remember when I first started wearing it around 7th grade. Wasn’t that fun? Playing in all that color and trying everything new?

Now, occasionally, I definitely enjoy the process. Like when I get to try a cool new product or I’m getting ready for an extra-special night/day out.

In general, though, I wish for magical powers to be used for good (makeup application) not evil.

Shannon Magsam is mom to 10-year-old Ladybug, married to Ladybug’s dad, John, and co-creator of To read previously published installments of Life With Ladybug, click here.