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The Painted Body

I have a body paint project in the works right now and I am so excited about it. I have not done a full body paint in a while, with the exception of Halloween, which was actually only half a body. I have been itching to get back to it for some time, the only problem is having a place and enough supplies to do it. While the technicalities of it are low, inspiration is at an all running high right now. I have been sketching up some really fun ideas that I want to incorporate. There is so much you can do with art, it amazes me. Here are some awesome body paint and face painting designs that have inspired me lately.

Things have been slow lately, but March is when things start to pick up in all areas of my craft. I need to order more supplies and get stocked up on body paint. I did spy a UV body paint kit at Spencers, but I am not sure of the quality so I will have to test it out. I am partial to Wolfe Paints myself, but I am anxious to try some new brands.
I hope this inspired you to try something out of the norm. I cant wait to share more with you as time goes on. Have a great day and “Surrender to Your Inner Artist”

My 2nd Year at the Lawrence Brothers Hair Show

I have a treat for you today my lovies! This past sunday, I was invited again this year to body paint for the lovely Hair Stylist Yolanda Billups and Tanika Brown for Hair 2 0 Salon in the Lawrence Brothers Hair Battle.  (To see last years post, click here )

This time I only had to paint one model, as opposed to last year where I painted two ladies. I brought along my friend, Lakesha to help me out. Lakesha is a salon apprentice and has been eager to get her foot in the door. I knew she would love this opportunity and I wanted to open her eyes to the crazy world of hair shows!

The theme this year was hairstyles from around the world ranging from India, Africa, Mexica to Japan. The young woman we were body painting was to be a fire bull for the Mexico part of the show. It was alot of fun to paint her. I didnt do a sketch for her because she was meant to be "fire" and I really wanted to go freestyle on her.

I used some old Xotic Eyes Blaze body art I had from when I used to work with Xotic Eyes that I used on her chest. I used Demonic Face mask for around her eyes. With the help of another MUA on site, she added lashes and gold metallic eyeshadow for the eyelids.

Lakesha picked it up fast and did great! The experience left her wanting more for herself in this vast beauty world. It also reminded me of what I love to do. I realized that I am not living up to my potential being at Coucoon Salon. Although it was a beautiful salon and spa, I feel I couldnt grow there as myself.

Here are some photos I found from backstage! The hair is just amazing and these ladies are really talented!

I wish I couldve filmed it. I am gonna try to find the show on youtube. It was great to watch all the salons compete and really see them pour their hearts into their work. Its really inspiring to me. It pushes me harder in pursuing what makes me happy.

We left early before the judging but we found out that Salon Hair 2 0 won!!!! Weve also been invited to go down to Atlanta to work with them on the next hair show! Thats what I'm talking about!

Well, I hope you enjoyed this post as much as I have written it for you. Stay tuned for more! Thanks for stopping by and reading!

People are like stained - glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.

So, what is Xotic Eyes? This company was created by the artist Shannon Maxey, who created line of wearable art. You may have seen these products in Halloween Stores, Spencers and other creative stores. What makes this product different from others is that it has a strong bond that allows for it to stick to the skin and also allows for it to be waterproof and sweatproof.
Many businesses has ordered these for clients, dance and cheer teams, party stores and many more to follow soon as this trend is catching on with each passing minute! They are also hoping to go bigger with selling to bigger franchises.
I had an interview with this fabulous company earlier this week and I am hoping that I will be able to join this awesome family soon after I graduate from Rudy & Kelly Paul Mitchell Academy. I was so inspired while sitting in a room full of glitter, makeup, accessories, blinged out bras and sky high boots, wigs, headpeices, I just knew that I had to share this with my readers and how awesome this is.
Many celebrities have been rockin Xotic Eyes, and it is spreading like wild fire across the nation and even internationally and it is all coming to you from my home town, good ol' Virginia Beach.

This goes out to all the artists, MUA's, hairstylists, and anyone crazy or creative who want to add some sprakle and drama, check out Xotic Eyes! You wont be dispappointed.

I am not being paid or sponsored to tell you about this- I just think this company is amazing and I had to share- plus since my interview with them, I have received many questions like "What is Xotic Eyes?", so this post is for you- you can check out more on there website at

Thanks for stopping by and see you in the next post!

"Never give up. There is no such thing as an ending, just a new beginning."

Surrender to Your Inner Artist