Age-Appropriate Beauty – Disney D-Lightful Challenge Week 9

Girls will be girls, which means sooner or later your little lady will want to begin experimenting with make-up. Disney-inspired make-up offers magic and whimsy to inspire girls while offering safe, age-appropriate products moms can trust.

Olivia is only four, but she is such a little lady. She loves her Disney Princesses and dressing up in fancy clothes and shoes. And she loves it when we paint our nails together.

I love this age. I’ve been trying to figure out how I could bottle her innocence up and keep her this way for a long, long time.

I’m not ready for the day when Olivia asks me to wear make-up or when she starts to have her own ideas about the clothes she wears or the way she styles her hair.

Luckily, Disney is right behind me, ready to bridge that gap when it comes.

Help kids embrace age-appropriate beauty

With the help of this week’s video challenge, Disney will help you get your kids to embrace age-appropriate beauty products and learn to feel good from the inside out.

Check out the tips below on ways to help your kids develop age-appropriate beauty habits:

  • Let your daughter experiment with different clothes and makeup and always communicate with her during the process
  • Stay connected with your children as they figure out their personal style
  • Take a moment each day and let your child know how you feel about them– give positive reinforcement about the child as a person


What are some ways you encourage your kids (whether they are teens, tweens, or younger) to be beautiful from the inside out?

D’Lightful Living Grand Prize Sweetpstakes

Getting kids to become animated about healthy lifestyle habits is not always easy. To thank families for striving to embrace healthy habits and following the 12-week D-Lightful Living program, Disney Consumer Products (DCP) invites fans to enter to win the ultimate grand prize – a trip for four to a special Disney Magic of Healthy Living experience at a Disney resort in 2012. Fans can enter now through Dec. 11 by visiting the D-Lightful Living portal on DCP’s official Facebook page, Disney Living.

Enter to Win

Enter now for a chance to win this week’s featured products including Crackle Nail Polish featuring favorite Disney Channel characters, Color-Changing Nail Polish Colors that feature popular Disney Channel stars, three sparkling nail polishes inspired by Disney Princess characters, and Princess Lip Gloss – all from Townley.

To enter to win the above Age-appropriate Beauty pack from Disney, leave a comment below. We’d love for you to share a tip about how you encourage beauty from the inside-out!

This giveaway will end on November 22, 2011 at midnight ET and a winner will be chosen at random and announced on Sunday in the weekly Around The Blogosphere. Please see our site’s terms and conditions for more information.


Please note that we are compensated Disney Brand Ambassadors, but as I said, our love of Disney and all of our opinions are completely our own!

Written by Janice Croze, co-founder of 5 Minutes for Mom.

Wanna chat? Find me at: @5minutesformom, @janicecroze and

Mother-daughter toe nail image from 123RF Stock Photos.


  1. says

    I encourage beauty by letting my girls know often that they’re beautiful on the inside and out. I praise them for their talents and how they present themselves. Thanks.

  2. Vickie Couturier says

    I told my girls what my grandmother told me,”pretty is as pretty does” ive seen some really pretty girls who no one wants to be around,if your inside is pretty your outside will show it too!


  3. June says

    There’s a little girl across the street from me, that would just love this prize pack. She’s such a sweetie! I call her my little peanut.

  4. Amanda Ro. says

    Whenever I spend time with my niece, I teach her that looks aren’t everything. Sure, I make sure her hair is done pretty and her clothes match and aren’t totally to shreds. But, I always give her one compliment. Whether it be how sweet she is, or how smart she is, I always try to instill in her that there are more then just looks. She’s only 4, but I will continue to do this for ever and always!

  5. HappyMomC says

    I always teach my daughter to be kind and treat someone the same way she is treated – then no matter what she will always be beautiful!

  6. Linda Kish says

    I raised a son so I don’t know about teaching young girls. I would love to give this to my great nieces.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  7. Erin says

    I always tell my daughter that she’s smart and that if she keeps trying, she can do anything. We place an emphasis on being kind and attributes that come from within, like empathy and humor. It’s not easy when everything in the media is appearance-driven!

  8. says

    I try to tell my daughter frequently that I’m proud of her behavior and how she is so kind to others. Keeping girls in “age appropriateness” is a daily challenge! She’s 6 1/2, and nails are one thing we do allow and enjoy …. she’d love this!


  9. Tracey says

    My 7 year old daughter is always encouraged by me and her father about how smart she is and especially how beautiful she is – on the inside! We tell her how important it is to be sweet, kind, loving, and respectful to people and that is what truly makes you beautiful. (The other beauty is just bonus!)

  10. Holly Cornish says

    My 3 yr old would love this stuff. She knows she is beautiful from the inside out. She practices her good manners daily and knows how to act like a perfect princess.

  11. says

    Great giveaway. My daughter would love this. We always encourage her to be a good person and always help others. We really focus on doing for other people before ourselves. I like to think that promotes an inner beauty! :)

  12. sarah w says

    I encourage my daughter explore a wide range of activities….from playing Barbies and dress-up to digging in the dirt and racing around on her scooter. She’s free to discover her world through her own eyes.

  13. Nancye Davis says

    i allow my just-turned 8 year old daughter to wear a small amount of make-up (only lip gloss at school). When she does wear make-up I only allow a small amount and will wash of any excess. My daughter and I have had lots of good discussions about having good manners and to care about other’s feelings. We talk about how that makes you a beautiful person and that make-up does not. It’s whats on the inside that counts.

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

  14. Brooke Fouts says

    I let me kids dress themselves to see how they feel about how they “look” Im glad to say both of them feel so confident about how they look they always choose the simple look :)

  15. ACMommy3 says

    To encourage beauty inside we encourage and praise unselfishness, helpfulness and kindness. And we love to keep each child feeling special so they know that fun stuff like nail polish & lipstick s just a bonus. :-) creedamy [at] yahoo[dot] com

  16. MayMay says

    My little sister is such a sassy little princess and she loves disney ! I encourage her almost every single day by telling her she beautiful on the inside&out no matter what anybody say dont let anybody put you down . Be who you want to be a shine like the little star you are. I love my little sister(s) SO much. Thank youguys & i would love to win this for them

  17. april yedinak says

    I have always made a point of letting my children know that beauty lives on the inside of a person and that the outside is just advertising and can be false.

  18. Tamara Bennington says

    I have a journal for my daughter she writes in everyday with something she is happy with or something nice she has done for someone else

  19. Jaimie K says

    Wow, 4 girls in my house could definitely give this stuff some love! I just always try to tell my girls that they are pretty, princesses, etc. We discuss how it’s not good when people choose to be mean and that we want to be nice like a princess. :)

  20. says

    I think it’s all about being the best we can be and letting that little light shine. Of course, being a good role model for our children and taking pride in who we are and what we do (instead of how we look) provides them with a positive example.

  21. says

    I tell my daughter every day how smart she is – and she overhears me telling other people, too. She loves learning new things and we are very involved in that. I also tell her she is the cutest girl in the world though :-) She LOVES painted nails!

  22. says

    It’s so important to have girls realize that beauty is so much more than just skin deep. Kindness, generosity, love, and concern for others makes a girl beautiful. As a mom of 2 beautiful girls, that’s what I stress most.

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