It's no secret that many little girls (including myself at that age) love to dress up and pretend to be grown-up women, and I've got no problem with that. When they're emulating mature women and character traits, this type of role-playing can be both fun and functional. My own two-year-old daughter already enjoys dressing up in my clothes and shoes and she'd love to get at my make-up if I let her. I remember being a young girl and having hours of fun doing the same thing.
But when fun takes a more serious turn, marketing actual grown-up type products to impressionable young girls, do we have a problem on our hands? These products might be healthful for the skin (jury's still out on the touted benefits of certain antioxidants in skin care products, last I heard), but what about the emotional and mental health of our girls who already bombarded with myriad images and ideals glorifying youth and beauty above all else?
So what's your take on this? Much ado about nothing, or cause for concern?