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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 glitter station

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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Face painting and the transformation!

Well it is just face paint right? No it’s more than that, to the child it’s a chance to become superman, their favourite animal or princess. A chance to express themselves, to be creative and role play their favourite character. I have seen the quietest children sit in my seat, softly speaking telling me what […]

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5 steps to the perfect children’s party

1, Planning Have a plan/timetable of when you want to cut the cake, play pass the parcel, eating times etc. Think of a party theme, superheroes, Paw patrol, Princesses etc send out invites suggest fancy dress maybe? 2, Layout Think about the seating for the adults, positioning of the music/loud speakers. Maybe a changing room for […]

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Party themes

I just love it when a good party theme comes along for me to create designs. This year I have painted at a Bollywood party for a 40th, a masked ball party for a 50th and a Peter Pan/Tinkerbell party for a little girl. Not to mention the Disney day and the Mermaid Princess ball. […]

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