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Face and Body Art Convention

Here is a recent custom tattoo drawing I designed for a friend of mine and her husband. This is a tribute tattoo to a dear friend of theirs and they wanted something that would remind them of him, for he was a simple man that loved to hunt and fish and it was an honor to design this for them.
Here is a progress collage.
I am trying to get all caught up on other commissioned projects before I start working in a salon.
I had to order some new facepaint supplies because I finally used up my old Ben Nye Paint, and could justify getting some new paint! I got an essential palette just to get me through until I can buy the colors individually.
I ordered from Silly Farm, which is one of the top sites to order from and their prices are pretty decent. They have tons of stuff, so if you’re a facepainter, I would definitely recommend checking out this site.
This palette is $30 and standard shipping was only $7. It is not as big as the individual containers, but it states online that you can get at least 100 applications out of them. So, I will give it a try when I get it and do a review if you guys would like. I’m planning on painting some models for the opening of the salon next month and I am excited to show yall. I need to build my kit up again. I have checked out some other face painter kits and they are impressive!
I was checking out Silly Farm, and on the side bar, there was an ad for the Face and Body Art International Convention next year! I seriously want to save up to go to this bad boy! Who wants to take a road trip?
It is not until next year, so I better start saving! hahaha Well, I am off to go work on more projects! See you again soon!
xoxox, Cecilia Marie

I Paint a Mean Face

Howdy yall! This past weekend, I was pretty busy painting faces and I gotta say that I love my job! I love that I get to play with paint and bring a smile to someone’s face no matter what the age. The weather turned out gorgeous once the rain passed. I was able to record a quick lil (somewhat a tutorial) video before heading out. I remembered to take a few snapshots too of a few faces, because I always forget to or I don’t have time.


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Jermie and I were working our gigs and while I was facepainting, He was dressed up as Sponge Bob and Elmo. hahahaha I couldn’t help but laugh at him.



The best thing about the beach is all the cool shows that we put on. I didn’t work Saturday, so we checked out the fire show they had and Matthias got to be one of their helpers.




Look at Bella Boo! She has really gotten into skateboarding, so has Matti, but I wasn’t able to get a pic of him. But I think it will be a while before he skateboards because he fell off a trampoline today and broke his arm!


He is being a trooper! He is going to get a green cast! I am going to paint it of course if he wants me to.

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As always, I leave you with some motivation! Thanks for reading and see you again soon!

xoxoxo, Cecilia


fReAksHoW Birthday

I was asked to come do some facepainting for a fun birthday party at Central 111, which is a cute hookah and tapas bar. The theme for it was “Freakshow”, and it was pretty fun! Z104, one of our local radio stations was there to keep the party going. Executive Tattoo showed out with us and we all rocked the night!

I wasn’t able to snap any pictures, but luckily Abe-Hernandez-Photography  was there working and he was happy to let me share his wonderful images!


















Hubby came out with me too and we all had a good time! I love when I work fun events like these! With the summer coming up, I have a few more events booked like this and I cant wait!

Which one was your favorite facepaint? I loved doing the joker face! Well, I love them all!

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

The trick is to enjoy life. Don't wish away your days waiting for better ones ahead.

Getting through the Cold and a Cold

It has been what I feel like forever since I have blogged, but I think its only been a few days. I have been busy but have also been sick. Hubby caught something that was going around from work and brought it home for me to catch. Nothing too major, just achy body, sore throat and crazy congestion. I have been taking Dayquil and Nyquil like clockwork and drinking tons of fluids.

I hope everyone’s week has been going well.  I have been pretty busy in between a few gigs.  I taught a small face painting class where my hubby and a few other guys volunteered to be models for a few easy kid friendly designs.




I had even brought some of my beauty school mannequins for some people to practice on. We did a few designs that are quick and easy, perfect for a gig that you have to paint a lot of people in a short amount of time. I also prepared a video of me doing 5 face painting designs, but I need to edit it. I am hoping I will feel up to it tomorrow.

I had a photo shoot with Roger Mitchell’s Motiontography and was able to work with a new model. When I get pictures I will post when I can! I scheduled a few new gigs for the future where I will be making a show background prop and another body paint job. I have to say I love having clients return to me for the work I have done for them in the past. There is not a bigger compliment.

I have also won my second tattoo contest! It was on this design which I think I have posted before, but if you are just tuning in, here is the design that won!

I also received my Valentine Swap package from the Blogger Swap, but I need to make a video then I will post it. I hope that the girl I swapped with has received my package.

Since I have been laid up in bed, I have been getting caught up on all my shows and getting stuck on new ones: Walking Dead, Face OFF, Project Runway, Once Upon A Time, and I don’t remember what else. I am surprised I haven’t gotten cabin fever. Tons of stuff to do this week, so I need to get better! Just wanted to blog and let you know how I have been doing.

Thanks for stopping by! Xoxoxox, Cecilia

Behind every successful man or woman, is a trail made of determination, a path of overcoming failures, several rest areas of prayer time, and friendly mentors pointing out the direction!

Setting up Shop

Most of my Monday today was spent trying to connect my ebay and paypal accounts and also setting up a shipping company that will work with both these companies. Its sounds easy, but for me it was a lil confusing. With the kids out of school, they were running around speaking “minion” language from “Despicable Me”, so I was a lil distracted and maybe because my coffee didn’t kick in right away.


I had decided to sell my portable sink that I had got last year, mainly because I really don’t use it that much and also because I am not really doing too much hair these days. So, I posted it on Ebay and waited to see what happened. After trying to set up UPS and going in circles, I finally switched to USPS, as a suggestion by a fellow business owner/blogger and it was so much easier. If I had first connected all my accounts, everything would have been a lot smoother, but it took ages for me to figure it out. Once I got it, it was smooth sailing. I was able to get everything set up and printed my shipping label, and all I have to do is drop it off at the post office in the morning.

I have tons to do tomorrow to include a meeting with some of the Kreative Thinking crew to sketch some new ideas, post office, a few phone calls, and then a face painting work shop to help show some new girls some easy designs that are popular with the tourists! Here are some awesome ones I found online that I think you all would enjoy! Some range to kiddy/tourist to fashion shoots and couture! Enjoy!








Some of these concepts are amazing! I plan on making a video of some simple face painting techniques that I do whenever I am working with a fun crowd! SO be on the look out and don’t forget to subscribe to keep up! (Hidden sidebar on the right in gray)

See ya in the next post! xoxox Cecilia


Day of the Dead

Yesterday, we did something special during class that we normally dont get to do as much and we got a chance to have a photoshoot at school. We partnered up, had to make story boards and then complete the look.

It took me forever to think of a good theme to do that wasnt too crazy or weird. Lately I have been planning what Halloween looks I want to do you some upcoming tutorials, but after walking around Micheals Craft store forever, I finally decided to do Dia De Los Muertos AKA Day of the Dead.

Take a look!

My story board for this look! and part of my set up

My model: T'Tielle Before

Her and I after :)

It was so much fun doing this. I have been wanting to recreate this type of look for a while now, and so I couldnt make an excuse not to do it when we had to do this photoshoot.

For anyone interested in how I did this or what products I used, I am going to make a tutorial on it, hopefully I can get it done this weekend in time for anyone wanting to do this.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you have a fantabulous day!

Quote of the day:

As a well spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death.
Leonardo Da Vinci quotes

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