Halloween Face Painting at parties, raves and bars -Taunton, Bristol & Bath

Well as usual Spooky Season is very VERY busy with me trying to fill as many bookings as possible.

For once I change my costume and was a Star-Wars dressed (my mum adapted the skirt from a lovely dress I found) Day of the Dead sugar skull. I made the flower headdress myself and created sleeves from fancy socks…

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I’d left home early for a private face paint booking in Bath, then by 12 was setting up at the ‘Big Fish Little Fish” Family Rave to offer face paint & body art to the children and parents there.

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I’d been asked to do a ‘menu board’ as that is what was usually offered at their events, and loved the FAB Wipeable Boards Sarah sells for this. The light wasn’t fab & I was too busy to take many photos but it was a great and very busy event.

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Once finished I packed up and drove to Mambo’s Taunton – getting held up in RTA Traffic on the motorway :/ I dashed my kit through the town to get set up on time. I had to re-do my kiddy-friendly sugar skull face as I’d messed it up in my dash.

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Mambos’ had Katie Price (once aka Jordan) DJ’ing in their VIP lounge and a huge Voodoo Party going on – the decorations were fab. The staff had gone all out with costumes and some really got into their look! Even though I was painting outside, it wasn’t actually nippy until about midnight which was great. LOADS of sugar skulls requested, I’m glad to see that culture finally  overtaking the vindictive Trick or Treat styles.

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I also saw a lot of the usual awful stuff smeared on (cheap paints are pointless – hard to get on, impossible to make look good, often impossible to get off too even if they don’t look bright on!) but some pretty amazing DIY efforts too.

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Sunday I had another party but can’t post the pics up of course, shame as there were some fun ones!

Hope you all had a fab time!

Bee Honeycomb Neck Art Body Paint & Facepainting by Bath face painter Bristol body artist

Jan 2015

This was an idea for something a publication asked for that didn’t get used in the end, and I forgot to put it up until now.

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The tiny paper eyelashes inspired me as well as all the awful warnings about bee deaths due to pesticides etc – without bees so many crops won’t get pollinated, its a huge problem.

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This was mainly done with Cameleon paints,

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by brush & sponge application.

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Then using the glitter tattoo glue & freehand application bottles I sell, I added some details and outlines,

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and coated them in Kryolan & Facade cosmetic glitters.

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With the same cosmetic adhesive,

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I glued small flat-backed pearls into the flower centres.

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Lastly I added black pearls for the bee eyes.

Huge thanks to Model Mel, and to DR Cook Photography

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Bees are so important!

Look up tips on plants you can grow to help them, don’t buy or use pesticides and check how fruit/ veg you buy has been grown.

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Video here