The Face Painting Shop which offers face and body painting products was recently selected to join the Google Certified Shops program. To help shoppers identify online merchants that offer a great shopping experience, the Google Certified Shops badge is awarded to e-commerce sites that demonstrate a track record of on-time shipping and excellent customer service. When visiting The Face Painting Shop website, shoppers will see a Google Certified Shops badge and can click on it for more information.
As an added benefit, when a shopper makes a purchase at a Google Certified Shop, they have the option to select free purchase protection from Google. Then in the unlikely event of an issue with their purchase, they can request Google’s help.
"The Face Painting Shop are extremely proud to have been awarded the Google Certified Shops Badge, we continually work hard to provide outstanding customer service. Google’s Certified Shops programme offers an extra level of protection to all our online customers and we're really happy to get the Google seal of approval"
As you may have seen from our social media channels we have under gone a huge refurbishment at the shop over the past 5 weeks, we would like to show you our new one of a kind custom built training station.
We felt that face painting training is a huge commitment for any face painter and felt that we need to upgrade from the regular tables and chairs. We couldn’t find anything on the market that we felt was good enough for our training courses, so put our builders to work and commissioned them to make our very own stylish and practical training station.
It features 10 work stations, each with its own makeup mirror and high directors makeup chairs, every station has draws packed full of products ready to be used and learned with.
It’s also the perfect place to sit and try and test products when you come to the shop, we all love to try different colours before we buy them and now we have the perfect place for you to sit and do exactly this.
We are extremely pleased with the new training station and look forward to welcoming everyone on our amazing workshops this year.
We have to say a huge thank you to Baseline Building for creating such a perfect addition to our shop.
We are often asked about sweating under makeup/facepaint/body paint - the answer is use Mehron Skin Prep Pro
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Tips and Tricks:
Apply to clean, dry skin
Apply SKIN Prep PRO lightly with a sponge or cotton ball to areas prone to perspiration
Allow at least 5 minutes to dry thoroughly before applying makeup
For best results, use without moisturizer
You can increase the performance of this product by usuing Kryolan Fixing spray once the product is dry.
I would like to start off by wishing you all a very Happy New Year, 2016 is set to be a great year for face and body painters – I can feel it in my bones :-)
I am not really one for making New Year’s resolutions (mainly because I have learned that I normally break them within a week or two) however this year I have set myself some goals and I am going to do my best to stick to them.
The first being – to use Periscope to its full potential, if you don’t have the Periscope App – download it on your phone, its available on Apple and Android for free. It’s a live streaming app so you can show your followers what you are up to – Great idea ah? Well yes - unless you are like me and HATE speaking on any type of video or live stream.
I once had a customer tell me over the phone that everyone hated my Essex accent and that has put me off ever since then, BUT no more, love it or hate it – it’s what I have been given so you guys are going to be hearing a whole lot more of my Essex twang – lucky or what?
This year I am going to try and overcome my fears of talking on camera and take over the world of Periscope (that’s a little ambitious even for me) haha
You can follow our Periscope here >https://www.periscope.tv/thefacepaintingshop
My second being to make tme to make more Youtube videos, I have so many ideas and this year I am going to get them out of my head and get them on to You Tube so keep posted on our chanel > https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWmeKZuMfnITvsWKm5jzONw
Happy New Year guys <3
Face painting Jam/ get together for the South West area so we can meet each other, offer tips and advice and generally just have a good time.
This will be our 3rd year of running this Jam and its going from strength to strength!
Saturday 23rd January 2016, 10am-4pm.
@Morganians Rugby Club, Bridgwater.
It's for ALL abilitys so if you know of any other Face Painters please add them to this group. https://www.facebook.com/groups/somersetfacepaintingjam/?fref=ts
Christmas Opening Hours
Our retail shop will close from 12pm 21st December 2015 until Monday 4th January 2016
Our website is open 24 hours a day 365 days a week – orders can be placed while the retail shop is closed, and orders will be shipped out over the Christmas holidays.
We would like to wish our customers a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
Huge thank you To Sally Ann Lynch, who has created these amazing Christmas face painting designs, using her Training Tried and Tested Boards.
Hi all, thought it was time to do a blog about my boards as there appears to be a lot of interest in them since May this year.
You may know them under the name Training Tried & Tested or simply know them as the Sally-Ann boards. Either way they make the perfect tool for practicing and displaying your face painting.
They have been through quite a few changes since first being released in May as I personally felt that they need a little tweaking and I went away and worked with a few professionals in the industry and with the help of my ‘friendly face painting forum I run which currently has over 1200 members, I think we came up with the perfect collection of boards!
So to my background! I started painting over 12 years ago and fell in love with this wonderful art form and through this have made so many lovely friends and feel very fortunate.
I have the talented Bibi Freeman to thank for putting me on this lovely creative path all those years ago and I turned my back on my corporate jobs and life and have never looked back since!
The Training Tried & Tested boards came about after realising that there was something else needed for myself and my fellow face painters. Did not know what it was, but just knew there had to be something! You will all hear the stories via social media how we have to bribe our children or partners in order to practice, and that paper is just not cutting it! For a while I used greaseproof paper which is clearly meant for baking! However worked really well with face paints – but this proved to be not so great on the environment and created a lot of waste over time! Also when chatting on the forums and chatting with my International friends – they have never heard of greaseproof paper, so this made for some very interesting conversations – lol. Also, it became apparent to me that we also practice late into the night! No children about then and the practice heads (which I have tried) just were not personally working for me.
My designer and I sat together and worked out the needs and requirements of what my fellow face painters would need – so we worked on sizing of the faces, so placement of sponges or one stroke work would work out virtually the same as it would when taking the designs to the face or body. Obviously the boards are flat, so this will never workout 100% but from the reviews they are receiving, I personally feel we have created what we set out to do.
The product that we have sourced is used in engineering and therefore is very hard wearing and I am not sure if you can even burn it – not that I have tried! It is also flexible and very easy to clean.
The paint works very well on the boards – but it does take slightly longer to dry if you are adding on top of a design – such as adding a double dipped flower on top of say, a princess crown, so allow a little extra drying time.
These boards also can be used for so many more mediums, such as make-up. Perfect for students and takes away the need to buy the paper face templates which can get costly, even if you photocopy them, this comes at a cost. We have all worked away on a design and then you make the ultimate mistake and have to start again and another screwed up piece of paper has to go in the bin! Well not with these boards – wipe away and start again, take a photo and put in your portfolio, ready to be marked by your tutor. Also great to show to your Clients and will look great if you need to send any images via email or via social media. I personally send to some my enquiries as it really shows of your designs to the max and will get you that booking!
Other mediums include: henna, glitter tattoos, special effects, poster paints and acrylic paints for all those ladies who love one stroke/folk art. Our Test board in the range is perfect for this and makes practicing and perfecting those all-important and loved roses, very easy to practice over and over again. If you get the placement wrong with say a leaf or petal, simply wipe that part away and paint over it. Nothing has to go in the bin with these boards.
We have so many designs now in the range, since relaunching in mid September and have some fantastic suppliers. Our ‘Chief in command’ is none other than Nathalie Farmer, CEO of The Face Painting Shop based in Essex and she has just won a very worthy business award. The Face Painting Shop is ‘the one stop shop for everything you could possibly need in the world of face painting and entertainment industry’. Nathalie has worked very closely with us and together have hand-picked some great distributors. Her understanding and knowledge in this area is second to none and her ability to get these products shipped out overseas in a matter of days is fantastic – just take a look at her reviews on her FB page, 100’s have taken the time to comment! We are looking forward to a very long and happy working relationship with her and her team.
With the help of Nathalie Farmer, another major supplier and leader in this profession, the fabulous Silly Farm Supplies in the USA who bring us the wonderful FABA TV channel where you can learn just about everything there is to know about face painting, henna, body painting, balloonists and even business advice! Heather Green CEO is another lady who provides us with all the skills we will ever need and her blogs on business advice should not be missed!
So which board to pick? This all depends on your needs as they all serve a purpose. However, I will we working on some descriptions and these will be posted on The Face Painting Shop’s website under each board, to help you decide which one(s) you would think would suit you best.
You have the perfect practice boards and the perfect display boards – all are fabulous and will get you those Clients!
Happy painting everybody.