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Did you train to be a face painter?

I often get asked did you train to be a face painter? I have been so lucky along the years to have had the most fabulous training from many different face paint artists across the globe. From workshops and conventions that I have attended plus online training too. Face paint training at the very beginning […]

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Bamboo brushes – a sustainable choice

Bamboo brushes! One of my many recent additions to my face paint/eco glitter kit. Made from sustainable bamboo, vegan and cruelty free! I really wanted to find brushes that had been sourced from a sustainable wood and avoided plastic. I was so excited with my new order of bamboo brushes for my glitter tattoos. All […]

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Upcycling, making a cafe sign

During the summer in a year that seemed to be filled with lockdowns I set a task to complete my crafting projects. I was given the opportunity of upcycling a vintage bicycle into a cafe sign. The bike was delivered one afternoon, wheeled into my garden in a very wobbly fashion. Just what I have […]

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Aircraft model kits….

I used to love receiving an aircraft model kit for Christmas. I had a real passion for airplanes as a kid, I loved going to the air shows to see the displays. It was a chance to see the wonders of the Red Arrows or the latest jet showing off it’s talents. I too showed […]

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Washable wipes – reducing my plastic use

I thought it would be nice on the 95th birthday of David Attenborough to write this blog and my efforts to reduce the use of plastic in my work. I have been very inspired in recent years to reduce the amount of plastic we use in our everyday lives and in work. The documentaries by […]

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Biodegradable plastic free glitter!

Well I have been making the changes over the last 2 years changing my stock of glitters over to the plant based biodegradable glitters! Not only is it free of micro plastics, cosmetic safe but also vegan friendly and not tested on animals. So it is a win, win! Luckily the last few years the […]

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Get Organised This Term

Party Planning As we go into September and a new school year begins it’s the perfect time to get organised. Sorting out your child’s birthday party is one of those tasks that can feel overwhelming, especially if left to the last minute so why not plan it now? To help you get prepared here are […]

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My story……

Here at Irene’s Face Painting we have very high standards; we aim to provide a personal, professional and magical service. I wanted to take this opportunity to share my story with you so you can understand my journey and why I have such endless enthusiasm for face painting. I fell in love with face painting […]

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7 Essential Tips for Festival Fun with Kids

7 Essential Tips For Festival Fun with Kids Making a festival the destination for a family holiday is becoming increasingly popular. To meet the demand there are now hundreds of family friendly events held in all four corners of the country and each one is packed full of fun activities for you and your family […]

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Inexpensive Activities for Family Fun this Summer

By day two of the summer holidays it is common for parents to have already become accustomed to the chorus of ‘I’m bored’ and ‘I’m hungry.’ It is almost impossible to avoid these chants entirely but you can certainly take the proactive approach and reduce their frequency! This isn’t necessarily about the big holidays or […]

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