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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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I paint boys too!

Just to prove I do paint boys too, here’s the birthday boy from yesterday’s party in Leicester! Absolutely loved face painting this little hulk at his 5th birthday party – such a cutie! Love his little upsidedown badge. Love his little shirt. And I love that you can’t see his neck in the photo so it kind of looks like he’s wearing a mask/ his face is super-imposed!

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And here’s me face painting the birthday boy!

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Livi Lollipop – available for face painting at birthday parties in Leicester – girls and boys – corporate events, University events eg fresher’s fairs, weddings, nightclubs, markets, fairs, fetes, cafes and many more! Please get in touch livilollipopfairy@gmail.com

Best wishes,

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Pokemon/ Pikachu Pregnancy Bump painting

This Pokeman/ Pikachu bump painting was probably one of my favourite baby bumps yet! The design was inspired by baby’s big sis, who chose Pokemon and Evie as the characters, and “all the colours” as the super bright rainbow background!

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These awesome art-in-progress shots were taken of me by my lovely client as I was painting her pregnant belly! I’m just loving capturing all my art at the moment at each stage of its creation, so I was thrilled to receive these photos.

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This beautiful little cheeky monkey brought her Pikachu onesie for the maternity photoshoot and I just adored how it brought the painting to life! These photos are a beautiful, unique way to create a special bond between existing siblings and their soon-to-be-born little brothers or sisters!

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❤ Rainbows Galore! ❤

Another day at the ‘office’ for me! Getting ready for another face painting teaching session in Leicester I restocked my homemade one strokes and rainbow cakes.

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Absolutely adore this colour combo:

Cameleon Bollywood pink (my absolute favourite colour!), TAG magenta, Cameleon banana yellow, TAG lime green, FAB deep ocean, DFX essential blue

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And once the paints are made up, this is what can be done! The possibilities are endless – rainbow butterflies, one stroke rainbows, rainbow fairies and more! Embellishing/ texturing designs with stencils makes them look extra special. This star stencil is made by BAM.

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Can’t wait to create some new face painting designs for my next face painting training session, coming up really soon! Bye for now,livi signature

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❤ One stroke butterflies ❤

Absolutely loving getting creative and planning designs on these boards! Playing with different colour combos and mixing up my butterflies.

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❤Face painting classes 1-2-1 in Candyfloss Castle❤

Absolutely fallen in love with teaching face painting!
Just taught a wonderful, talented lady in 2 sessions and had such an amazing time. We worked on teardrops, tiger stripes, one stroke flowers, double-dipping and much much more! Sample faces were used to illustrate how these techniques can be used in a design. She even wrote a super sparkly review for me!!  Thank you Jane
“Today was my last face painting lesson with Livi, I am so sad it’s over. It’s been great. Livi is amazing, such a natural talent, fabulous teacher and wonderful person. I feel so lucky to have been taught by Livi and would recommend her to anyone who is just starting out and wants to know the basics, or if you have experience but would like to really refine your techniques. I couldn’t recommend Livi highly enough.”

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Teaching my very first face painting workshop!!

Last month I taught my first ever workshop. I was invited to be 1 of 2 tutors at Face Paint BOOTCAMP – an incredible, intensive one day training session in Belfast, Northern Ireland, organised by Stacey Kilpatrick of S.A.K. Designs. 30 participants were divided into 2 groups for two back-to-back 3 hour workshops (with a lovely leisurely lunch in between!) It was an absolute honour and privilege to be ‘billed’ alongside the phenomenal Teresa Mullin.

Leading up to the workshop I was so so nervous! I’d never taught before and always dismissed it as something beyond my capabilities. Every time I thought about it I felt sick with nerves, terrified I’d be no good! BUT somehow I managed to ignore those voices of crippling self-doubt and I DID IT and I loved it!! The feedback given afterwards was amazing and unbelievably heart-warming (see below photos), proving that my nerves were totally unfounded. I couldn’t have hoped for a more wonderful, positive first experience of teaching 😀 

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Me doing a demo in my fab “Lollipop” t-shirt provided by BOOTCAMP organiser Stacey Kilpatrick

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Sugar skull completed

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Another demo – one stroke arm butterfly

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My wonderful first class!

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A satisfied customer!

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Demo on a ‘FAB wipeable board’

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Action shot – painting fuchsias

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Participants in action!

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Another demo – one stroke butterfly transferred to a beautiful, happy face!

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Participants experimenting with new techniquess

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Happiness!

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Experimenting with new techniques

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Diligent participant working on her break!

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Hard at work

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Such joy!! 🙂

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Another one stroke butterfly on a willing participant!

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Another demo – calla lilies on each participant

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Demo on ‘FAB wipeable board’

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Completed one stroke sugar skull – would’ve loved to do more detail but time was limited!

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Sugar skull hard at work

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Such a lovely happy audience!

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Action shot!

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The only boy! and 29 women!

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Me, Teresa Mullin & Thomas 🙂

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So much colour!

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One stroke arm butterflies

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Happy happy faces

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16 students hard at work! One cheeky chappy spotted the camera 🙂

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“We ABSOLUTELY LOVED having u teach us!!!!! It was soooo lovely to meet you and I learned soooooooo much from you!!! Looking forward to seeing you teach more now you’ve got the bug hehe and seeing your Livi Lollipop influence spreading far & wide  – Joanne Wilson

“Aw Livi Lollipop, you never should have doubted yourself. Your class was excellent & I’ve used your genius concept of using different cakes in one design last weekend & it was a huge hit😉 Sign me up for the next one🤗x” – Anita Kinsella

“❤💛💚💙💜Livi Lollipop you were such a pleasure to have on board. You are an absolute sweetheart and this adds to your incredible talents and your style of teaching was wonderful! I’ve said before but will say again we were so honoured you chose to debut with us and know this will be the start of mega things for you! Xxx 💛💚💙💜” – Stacey Kilpatrick

“We loved u hon! Onwards and upwards!” – Krystle Boyd

“You were fab, I really enjoyed it, and came away inspired!” – Kathryn Craig

“It was incredible! Your a great teacher you took your time and explained things really well! Plus I love all the colours you use!!! Go you ” – Nicola Cunningham

“You were great, was so lovely to meet you, looking forward your next workshop over here! :)” – Jo Maher

“You were so great! … you made the class very enjoyable! 😊 You rocked it! You showed us new techniques and had a great time with you, such a lovely person 😃 Looking forward to crossing paths with you again 😊” – Thomas Bartley

“You did a fab job Livi! Was lovely to meet you & hopefully we’ll meet again somewhere along the way xx” – Lynne Hannah

“You were amazing and made me feel in my comfort zone. i was so worried it was going to go over my head and i’d be getting lost thinking it was impossible, but i didn’t.” – Cheryl Johnson

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