We are so excited about the new Superstar UV Neon range, there are six new paints in the range, Pink, Yellow, Orange, Red, Green and Blue, there are available in both 16g and 45g.
They are of the same super high quality of the regular range of Superstar paints, made in Holland and under EU laws.
Made for the professional face and body painter!
Check out the new Mist Air FX air brush taster pack, this handy little pack is brand new from Mistair, it contains 10 x 15ml bottles.
The colours that are included are white, Pale Silver, Jungle Green, Hot Pink, Orange, Iris Blue, Just Red, Black, Canary Yellow, and Golden Rod.
Mist FX is a firm fav when it comes to body painters, you can also use these paints with brushes and sponges.
Check out these two new stencils we now have in stock from Show Offs, both are a must have for any face painters kit
Sunday 11th May see us attend the 3rd year of the Paintopia Body Painting Festival.
Jenny and her team worked around the clock for a year getting every thing just perfect for this years event and boy did it pay off, the face and body painting designs were outstanding, the awards were beautiful and the atmosphere was spot on.
It was great for us to catch up with old friends and meet some new ones too, and look forward to attending again next year to see everyone again, here is our video of the footage we managed to get from the day.
The always have clean kit clean i use baby wipes , soap and water and here you have the result! ! Very clean and ready for the paint and brushes clean witch soap cameleon love the smell it leaves. ..
Lucy Party Smart
Use a damp sponge instead of wipes or clothes to clean your kit, stop fuzzies from attaching themselves to your paint!
Brighde Love Birdy Face Painting
1. Clean brushes after each job (maybe with a Cameleon Paint Soap to get rid of residual paint from your brushes) This will keep your brushes looking clean but also from your paint getting muddy!.
2. Clean and sanitize your used sponges after each job and let dry in the sunshine or in the dryer.
3. Have wet wipes handy to wipe the tops of your paints if they get muddy looking or if they have smudged over your foam inserts.(this is also great to do on the job!)
Welcome to our new competition, How Clean Is Your Kit?
Keeping our face painting kits in tip top condition is paramount as professional face painters for health and safety, we want you to send us your top tips on keeping your kit squeaky clean!
Send us your Pictures, written text or videos - please send entries to : email@example.com
Our guest judges are Anna Lingis and Maria Malone Guerbba
Congratulations to the winners of our Stars Face Painting Competition, a special thanks goes to our judge Roxanne Horn who had an extreamly hard job.
Thank you to everyone that took the time to enter.
1st Place - Ksenia Art Painting
2nd Place - Julie Ann Webb
3rd Place - Sandra Grajales
Cutest model: Kate Kelly's model
Original design recognition:Jodie Burge
This week we decided to show you a quick demo of how the new Cameleon Airbrush Stysem works.
If you are new to the world of airbrushing and would like to dip your toe in the water, check out the event we have on Friday 11th April from 10am at the shop, lots of demos and you can try before you buy.
We was invited today to a speech by the chancellor George Osborne at the London Cruise Terminal Tilbury.
Under tight security (we had to show our passport to get in) we were ushered in to the hall. Mr Osborne gave a speech about taxes and business, while I was sitting there listening I got to thinking about us painters, we are all amazing at our jobs, we know health and safety like the back of our hands, are great at making people happy, but do we know about TAX?
Mr Osborne told us that as from Sunday our tax allowance will rise to £10,500, so if you are self employed (which most of us are) this means that if you income is under £10,000 after your expenses you will not pay any TAX - GREAT NEWS, this will also be increased to £10,500 in 2015.
As face painters we have huge expenses, so make sure you keep all invoice and receipts to off set these against your tax.
These can include (but are not limited to)
Face and Body Paints
Temporary Tattoo supplies
Equipment - including tables, chairs, gazebo, A frame boards, table clothes, towels
Training / workshops - including travel to get there.
Uniform - including one pair of shoes
Advertising, business cards, business stationary, website expenses, paper, pens, postage.
Photo developing - if you print pictures out for your board or books, or for any other promo
Cleaning materials, including washing powder/liquid that you wash your uniform in, sponges, brushes, etc
Phone calls you make for business use, or a %of your monthly phone bill.
Travel to and from jobs, including car parking fees
Travel to buy supplies including car parking fees
Pitch Fees of any type even if you were paying for a table or pitch at a school fair
In short any thing that you buy for your business you can claim as a business expense.
Getting your tax and national insurance can be a tricky task, especially if you are new to being self employed, if you are in any doubt call HMRC on 0300 200 3300
Below are some very useful links to the HMRC
http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/working/intro/selfemployed.htm - HMRC TAX
http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/working/intro/class2.htm - HMRC NATIONAL INSURANCE
http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/startingup/working-yourself.pdf - BUSINESS GUIDE
Telephone number for HMRC SELF EMPLOYED - 0300 200 3300
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What a great day we had at Germany's Makeup Artist Design show.
We had to get up extra early to catch our flight to Düsseldorf, after a swift 50 minute flight we was in Germany.
As we were heading to the Messe, we was amazed at the size of the venue.
There were many brands at the trade show including Mehron, Ben Nye, Kryolan, Charles Fox, Face Stockholm, and La Dot.
It was great to meet up with many of our friends as well as check out some new products.
We also watched an amazing demo by Stan Edmonds for Ben Nye on Paint and Prosthetics.
We also bumped into Mr Mark Reid, which was a lovely surprise.
All in all a great day, well worth a trip next year for anyone in the face and body painting industry.