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

by Janice

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.

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1 Suzanne (Crunchy Green Mom) November 8, 2011 at 9:49 pm

I spend as much time telling her she’s beautiful, as I do telling her she’s smart.

Without her brain she’ll be just another face in the crowd!


2 Terra Heck November 9, 2011 at 4:39 am

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.


3 Chava November 9, 2011 at 8:53 am

Instead of always telling our daughter how beautiful she looks we more focus on the beauty inside and her helpfulness and kindness.


4 Kathy Stevenson November 9, 2011 at 9:25 am

My girls would love this!


5 Vickie Couturier November 9, 2011 at 9:57 am

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!



6 June November 9, 2011 at 10:05 am

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.


7 CaroleM November 9, 2011 at 10:11 am

What a sweet prize pack!


8 LT November 9, 2011 at 11:04 am

We stress in our house that your real beauty is on the inside, and it enhances your beauty on the outside!


9 Staci A November 9, 2011 at 12:25 pm

We encourage inner beauty by praising all different qualities and talents, like being nice to others or doing a great job at soccer.


10 Amanda Ro. November 9, 2011 at 2:38 pm

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!


11 HappyMomC November 9, 2011 at 3:59 pm

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!


12 Linda Kish November 10, 2011 at 12:19 am

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


13 Erin November 10, 2011 at 8:52 am

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!


14 Tami M November 10, 2011 at 3:59 pm

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!



15 Tracey November 10, 2011 at 4:38 pm

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!)


16 Holly Cornish November 10, 2011 at 5:18 pm

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.


17 melissa n. November 10, 2011 at 5:30 pm

thanks for the chance!! wonderful giveaway!


18 Sarah November 10, 2011 at 6:39 pm

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! :)


19 natalia November 11, 2011 at 10:56 am

I tell my girl that she is special and that is important to be a good person with others.


20 sarah w November 12, 2011 at 12:43 am

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.


21 dollimama November 13, 2011 at 8:35 am

My daughters are not old enough for this, but I would love to win it for my niece, who is beautiful inside and out!


22 Nancye Davis November 13, 2011 at 5:07 pm

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


23 Lauren November 13, 2011 at 8:22 pm

how adorable. I really do believe the beauty is inside out, and I just try and live that way.


24 Natalia November 14, 2011 at 10:35 pm

Just be yourself and have opinion – tell I my daughter


25 Brooke Fouts November 15, 2011 at 1:37 pm

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 :)


26 Dawn S. November 15, 2011 at 2:28 pm

I try to teach my daughter to “never judge a book by it’s cover”


27 ACMommy3 November 15, 2011 at 7:40 pm

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


28 MayMay November 17, 2011 at 5:36 am

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


29 april yedinak November 17, 2011 at 9:03 am

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.


30 Tamara Bennington November 17, 2011 at 9:21 pm

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


31 Jaimie K November 17, 2011 at 11:22 pm

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. :)


32 Angela E. November 18, 2011 at 12:34 pm

Such cute little things for the girly girl’s, love them.


33 Diana - Teacher Mom November 20, 2011 at 9:40 am

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.


34 Leanne m November 20, 2011 at 2:17 pm

I always tell my daughter she is beautiful but we also encourge beauty from the inside too.


35 Idaho Jill November 21, 2011 at 4:21 pm

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!


36 Angie Vinez November 26, 2011 at 2:16 pm

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.


37 Chuck November 29, 2011 at 8:00 pm

My daughter would be so pleased if I won this for her.


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