Unicorns & rainbows!

I have literally always struggled with my unicorns, the perfectionist in me never happy with their double chins and wonky eyes! Recently, however, with a little bit more practise and perseverance and using one stroke technique for the faces as well as the hair, I’ve painted a lot more that I’m actually happy with!

Here are two ecstatic little girls from a recent unicorn themed birthday party…

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Face painting training – 1-2-1 in Leicester

It’s been a while! I’ve been busy busy painting things that don’t wash off and shifting my focus to teaching face painting.

Training ladies to face paint is something I love doing! We work on a 1-2-1 basis from my home in Clarendon Park, Leicester and concentrate mainly on brush technique and one stroke painting. In my sessions we cover tear drops, double dipping, tiger stripes, one stroke flowers and princess crowns, butterflies, tigers, spiderman, hulk etc etc I can tailor my sessions to what my client is looking to learn.

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Client learning ‘double dipping’ for the first time!

There’s nothing more heart-warming than seeing someone who has never really painted before suddenly be able to produce a one stroke flower and perfect tear drops!

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Demo faces by me on FAB wipeable boards + homemade one strokes!

Clients leave the session feeling more confident and more inspired. I always take photos during the classes of our work and email these afterwards, along with a list of suggested kit items and recommended brands.

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Demo one stroke flowers on my arm

client armWe focus lots on pretty girly designs but have plenty of time for boys designs too!

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Tribal design mirrored

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Example skeleton pirate face

If you’re interested in my 1-2-1 face painting training sessions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch! Happy to answer all your questions and queries. Please email me at livilollipopfairy@gmail.com.

Happy painting!

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Mandala inspired body art

Having spent the last couple of months painting mandalas on vinyl records, I’ve been inspired to introduce this style into my face painting doodles. I tend to paint my arms and legs when I’m at an event and it’s reeeeeally quiet! Here’s an arm and a leg I painted recently.

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I used the same colour combination on both designs as I just love this contrast! (Need to try with a different combo next time!) These are homemade one strokes with all TAG colours except Cameleon Bollywood pink.

Black, Purple, Bollywood pink, White and Teal, Light Green, White

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Rainbow butterfly face painting

Last Saturday I had a marathon face painting session at the University of Leicester, who were holding a fun day for the families of the Psychology and Medical Science departments. I painted for 5 hours non-stop & managed only a couple of photos, my favourite being this little cutie!

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Her lovely mum also sent me the photo below, which I absolutely adore! Love our smiles and love my jaunty banner put up for me by the friendliest, most accommodating event managers I’ve encountered 😁

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Such a lovely day, albeit incredibly busy, and the only food I ate for 5 hrs was some freshly made popcorn donated to me by one of the mums! Really lovely people all round, and really grateful to all the mums who kept telling their children to “stand back & give the lady some space” without any prompting from me!😍💜🌈

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Rainbow clown – from board to face!

A little while ago the designer of FAB wipeable boards kindly donated me some of her boards to play with! I wasn’t sure at first due to the texture obviously being different from skin, and the paint does take a long time to dry on them, but now I absolutely love them! They’re awesome for planning and creating new designs and an amazing tool for teaching face painting.

insta rainbow mandalaThis is one of my favourite designs I’ve ever done, albeit pretty simple! Loooove the rainbow colours and mandala inspired design, and loved it even more when I got to paint it on my beautiful pink-haired sister, with a colourful clown twist!

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Guess how much I love you? – Pregnancy bump painting

 Latest pregnancy bump painting 

Front cover illustration from “Guess How Much I Love You?” – bought as a gift by a lovely lady for her dear friend, inspiring me to now offer gift certificates! Coming soon 🙂

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Pregnancy bump painting is available in Leicester and in London – please email livilollipopfairy@gmail.com for more info!

If you’re pregnant in London or Leicester and would like to celebrate your pregnancy bump in a truly unique and creative way, please get in touch  Or if you have a pregnant friend, why not treat her to a super special pamper day with a twist!

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I work with each individual client to create something unique for them. Pregnancy bump art is a really personal and beautiful way to celebrate your pregnancy.

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On-the-job boys face painting!

I’m definitely more comfortable with pretty, frilly, flowery girly designs so always feel a little fear when a boy sits down requesting typical boys face paint ideas. Always looking to improve my superheroes, I’m still trying to develop my designs to ones I’m content and comfortable with. Copying characters however, is something I’m ok at so enjoyed doing this Pokemon/ Pikachu design recently, at a sweaty party on the hottest day of the year so far! This is a simplified version of Olga Murasev’s original design.

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My on-the-job tigers are always a challenge, as I’ve been so focused on immaculate line work that I sometimes forget about flow. When in doubt, always look to Mark Reid for tiger inspiration! Painted this absolutely adorable little tiger at the same party and he and I were both super happy with the result!

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I’m also always a little terrified when boys request a character I’ve never heard of and then produce their tiny little arm for me to replicate it on! So I was pretty pleased by my efforts today with “Ultra Sonic” on this kids arm. He bloody loved it!   Wish I’d got a closer picture  although this photo of the two brothers taken by their mum is just awesome!

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