Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year


Teampixie would like to wish all out wonderful costumers   a very Happy New Year 2011. 
May it be filled with love, peace and joy.


Thursday, December 2, 2010

Dancing

Life at pixiedust is never boring we are always busy and the same goes for our 15 year old daughter who fills her spare time, boxing, playing hockey and ice skating.! This week she asked if she could learn to lindy hop! after doing some research we found some local classes and she hopes to learn in the new year, 
Well researching this for her I found some wonderful dance websites and wanted to share this one with you.
Its the london swing and dance society they have a great site with lots of good information and a shop where you can by dvds and clothing.
Description: Swing Dance Events, Classes and Performances + Dance Shoes

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Puff the MAgic Dragon

I often get distracted when ordering costumes and today was no different. I was happily ordering christmas costumes, robins, santa beards and other seasonal costumes. But i was soon side tracked and started to think back to my child hood  and puff the magic dragon music popped into my head. and very soon I was stocking a very unseasonal dragon costume! I also looked into puff the magic dragon and came up with these interesting facts.
Puff, the Magic Dragon" is a Song written by  leonard Lipton and peter Yarrow
The lyrics tell a story of the ageless dragon Puff and his playmate Jackie Paper, a little boy who grows up and loses interest in the imaginary adventures of childhood and leaves Puff alone and depressed. The story of the song takes place "by the sea" in the fictional land of Honalee.

During the Viethnam War  the Ac -47 Spooky  gunship was nicknamed "Puff the Magic Dragon", after the song.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZuvq4Ziw34

Monday, November 15, 2010

Children in need


Its that time of year agin when christmas is creeping ever nearer, and terry Wogan take over the tv for the complete night to get us all to dig deep into our pockets to help raise money for children in need. Their mission is to make a positive change to the lives of disadvantaged children and young people right here in the UK. In 2009, The BBC Children in Need Appeal raised over £39 million which will be used to support projects across the UK .
This year Pudsey bear is asking you to show your spots at pixiedust we love how imaginative our costumers are, we have sold lots of spotty tights, Dalmatian costumes and fun face paints for spotty face painting.
We would love to hear what you are doing this year to show your spots.

Monday, November 1, 2010


We have at found them indoor fireworks , they where around in the 80’s but then disappeared  but this year we have them perfect for all you little  indoor pyrotechnics.
If you've never before had the excitement and wonder of indoor fireworks then get ready for an experience you won't easily forget!
snakes alive
4 x SNAKES ALIVE
On ignition the tablet will continuously expand into a slithering snake.

Watch in awe as these baby slithering serpents hiss and swirl their way into adult man eaters.

blazing bengals
4 x BLAZING BENGALS
These Bengal matches burn long and bright and each pack contains 2 x red and two x green flame effects.


sizzling strobes
2 x SIZZLING STROBES
Exciting orange tinged fast strobing flash pellets. Sizzling Strobes flash and flash and sizzle away.
sizzling strobes
2 x ICE FOUNTAINS
Low smoke, cool fallout Ice Fountains designed for indoor use. Bright silver sparks shower out of the tube.
disco inferno
3 x DISCO INFERNO
Disco Inferno pellets glow with a blue tinged flame before bursting into a bright flash over and over and over

flash gordon
3 x FLASH GORDON
Watch the flame of Flash Gordon defend the earth. Each tablet burns bright before bursting into swirling green flashes.
puff the magic dragon
2 x PUFF THE MAGIC DRAGON
Puff comes to life and he's furious! Ignite his smoking nostrils of terror and watch him puff away.
sizzling strobes
5 x INDOOR SPARKLERS
Specially designed for indoor use these sparklers will add a sparkle to your party and are ideal for cakes.

20 pack of indoor fireworks includes mix of 8 varieties of indoor fireworks - enough to make a whole mini fireworks display! perfect fro Christmas , new year birthday parties and dinner parties.


Indoor fireworks are not for sale to or use by children under 18 years of age
!TAB:Safety Info
Indoor Fireworks are safe when used according to instructions under close adult supervision. care should be taken that small children do not put any item in their mouth. After lighting keep a reasonable distance away - at least one meter. Do not handle or blow indoor fireworks to ignite and always keep matches away from children.

Please ensure you follow the instructions printed on each selection and celebrate safely. Keep all Indoor Fireworks away from the face and eyes and wash hands after use.

Indoor fireworks are Category One fireworks and conform to EN14035 or BS7114: Part 2 1988 (where appropriate)

Indoor fireworks are not for sale to or use by children under 18 years of age.
The fireworks are now available for just £9.99 plus delivery.


Friday, October 29, 2010

wonderland face art


I love looking at face painters websites, its so interesting seeing each artists style, and when i came across lisa’ website from wonderland face art i wanted to share it with you.
Have  a look for yourself, lisa will arrive dressed for the occasion, either as a fairy princess for the girls or a pirate for the boys.  
My favorite part of her web site was her bump painting, I like the face that her service is extended to the other children in the family and offers to paint them and include them in the photos that she takes. lisa even promises to cover stretch marks . 
Oh nearly forgot when you have a look at lisa’s site play the game on the kids fun page!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

scare me not scar me

 I wanted to tell everyone about the wonderful contest that i am sponsoring.
The contest is being run by the wonderful jonnadelilah with the theme of scare me don’t scare me.
Its all explained in her video se the link below.
I am so looking forward to seeing all the entries and good luck everyone.

http://www.youtube.com/user/joannadelilah#p/a/u/1/QBVWVAxREH0

Friday, October 22, 2010

Face and body convention

Its been a very buy month and with halloween still 10 days away its going to be a while before things calm down.
I have just looked at the last blog I did it was a month ago and so much has happened and is happening. 
The big event in team pixies calender was the face and body convention . we had a great weekend selling wolfe face a body paints, shelli from wolfe came over from the sates to help with the stand and kurt and april from wolfe where over running a class.
I meet some amazing people and made some great new friends.
We brought over lots of wolfe products to sell at the show and we also brought over enough to stock the shelves of the pixiedust warehuse and we now have one of each colour and every size plus all the wolfefx  glitters , brushes and those amazing wolfe high density sponges.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Delliaween has started

It must be nearly Halloween as delliaween has started. I was so excited when I logged on to you tube to see my favourite deliaween as a witch.
I hope you enjoy her new video as much as I do .



http://www.youtube.com/user/joannadelilah#p/a/u/0/yhiGFt6OE0I

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

BATS!!!!

This weeks special  offer is bats  YES BATS ,   these rubber bats are perfect for hanging in trees, this halloween.  And for this week only they are £4.99 . saving yourself £3.00 per bat!
Just in case you are interested some bat facts.

·  There are 17 species of bats resident in the UK - that's more than a quarter of our mammals species.
·  A tiny pipistrelle bat can eat up to 3,000 insects in a night.
·  Bats usually only have one baby at a time and can live up to 30 years.
·  Bats are more closely related to people than mice.
·  Britain's most common bat, the pipistrelle, is only 4cm long and weighs about 5 grams - less than a 2p coin!
·  There are over 1,100 bat species in the world (accounting for 20% of all mammal species). Three-quarters of these eat insects just as British bats do. In the tropics bats also eat many other foods - fruit, flowers, frogs, fish, blood, even other bats!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Ben Nye Dark Blood

A new product this year is a dark blood  from ben nye  the blood gives a aged and oxidized  look great for old wounds. I have yet  try it, but it will be added to my kit and looking forward to using it this Halloween. 


Tuesday, September 7, 2010

werewolfs

The werewolf in folklore and mythology is a person who shapeshifts into a wolf, either purposely, by using magic, or after being placed under a curse. So with Halloween fast approaching , this weeks special offer is a Halloween were wolf mask.
This vinyl mask is only £10.99 for this week only.




Tuesday, August 31, 2010

snazaroo offers

Add some sparkle to your face painting with Snazaroo glitter dust only £2.49 at pixiedust fireworks and party We have glitter dust in a range of colours that will really make your design shine. With just a sprinkle of glitter dust you can create a real eye catching look. So, give your models the star treatment and add some glitter to your face paint collection. Snazaroo glitter. this offer is only valid for 7 days

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

wolfe Skin Palette

Pixiedust is proud to be selling wolfe face paints in the uk. This week only we are selling the wolfe fx skin palette for only £10.99 saving you £5.00. this palette is perfect for baby bump painting . The appetizer palette of flesh colours is in six different skin tones. All of our appetizer palettes hold the same sizes of make-up, so that they can be removed when empty and replaced with refills which are separately available. The palettes also include one nr. 2 professional brush.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Kryolan Tear Stick

Kryolan tear stick produces real tears.
Apply the stick about 15mm under the eyes, the warmth from the skin will release menthol and vapours which will rise to the eyes and cause real tears to form.
I found this great video on you tube showing just a kryolan tear stick in action.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Marvelous Masks


Marvelous Masks

Clayton is the most amazing face painters from Marvelous Masks he  offers a unique blend of creativity, quality his you tube videos are so diverse from  full faces and half faces.beautiful princesses, wild animals, dainty butterflies,super heroes and scary monsters!

http://www.marvelousmasks.com

http://www.facebook.com/MarvelousMasks


www.teampixie.co.uk

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Pixiedust




Pixiedust stocks are getting bigger to prepare for Halloween.
Every thing under one roof for all kinds of professional make up , stage make up face painting, transgender and drag, bridal and beauty, special effects, character and fashion .

For those about to embark on Halloween 2010 pixiedust is the one stop shop, professional advice and  1-2-1 make-over sessions.

Pinhead make up by Jo the famous you tuber and friend  Joannadeliah 


We stock Ben Nye
Leichner
Kryolan                                    
Stargazer
Funky Foxes
Woochie                                        



Saturday, July 10, 2010

Little Precious

I met mona through face painting chat she is a busy mum with 2 boys, i love her work and the way she makes painting fox gloves look so easy! see her you tube videos 
She has always  enjoyed painting as a hobby and attended a still life painting course in London and a painting seminar with Ros Stallcup.  she enjoys many styles of art especially impressionist and enjoy painting flowers
I hope you enjoy mona’s  work.
Mona’s favorite product is Interferenz Duochrome. 
services provided 
  • Face painting
  • Glitter tattoos






Friday, July 9, 2010

New Brushes From Illusion


Every artist uses different brushes to create different effects.   This new brush collection reflects the high standards thatall face and body painters strive to achive.

Each of the 13 brushes  has a purple metalic handle and a funky name to describe it. The collection includes fine liners, large body brushes and some special shapes: rake, dagger and filbert. Some are sable and some synthetic.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Wolfle V Kryolan

I love my new wolfle essential palette and wanted to review it and compare it to my kryolan aqua color palette. 
cost wise they are about the same.
The wolfe 12 colour essential palette is plastic  and comes in a cardboard sleeve with a little instruction card.
The wolfe colors are bold and easy to apply and need very little water . the only thing I did not like about the wolfe palette was the plastic case.
The kryolan palette is also a 12 color palette  the colors required a little more water and where not as bold as the wolfle colors, although the brown kryolan was a much stronger color than the wolfle brown.




Tuesday, July 6, 2010

KGS Face art




This is the first profile on my blog and i am going to start with one of my costumers Karen Gonsalves-Stone from KGS face art





Karen is passionate about face and body painting and henna art. 
I first meet karen when she called into work to buy  make up for portishead players. over the last year I have seen her business KGS face art  grow and karens  skills as a face painter improve .Karen can be seen at many events painting wonderful faces.
I hope you enjoy Karen's work.
Karen’s favorite product is mehron paradise because of the rich and vibrant colours and the wonderful smell:) 
services provided 
  • Baby Bump Art
  • Glitter Tattoo
  • Henna Tattoo
  • Balloon Modelling
  • Face Painting

Saturday, July 3, 2010

shrek forever after 3D

Loved the first film, not to keen on Sherk 2 and 3 but tonight I saw sherk forever after, it had all the charm and magic of the first sherk, my favorite characters where still their puss in boots, donkey Fonia and all the little ogre babies.
Sherk becomes bored with married life and makes a deal with Rumpelstiltskin to get back to feeling like a real ogre again, but of course he forgets to read the fine print and is damned to a twisted version of Far Far Away where Rumpelstiltskin is king, ogres are hunted, and he and Fiona have never met he sets out to restore his world and get a kiss from his true love in order to set everything right again .
I loved the film I laughed cried and so looking forward to getting the green face paint out and making my own sherk!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Face Test



I had to paint 3 faces and used my poor hubby as a model. He was very good and kept very still ( I promised not to use glitter ) .

The first face was a Dalmatian dog  my new wolfle black looked wonderful.
The second face was a tiger, this went very well and my model even gave a roar for the photo.
The last face was a sunset and a palm tree, I dislike this  design but I think it looked ok.
The faces had to be painted in 10 minutes and painted in a mask, the edges had to be neat, and the colours well blended.
The pictures then go of to the committee and hopefully I will pass.
While talking to my examiner we where discussing using different products and the subject of allergies came up. She said its best when face painting to use if possible only one brand because if you mix brands and someone has a reaction you could never prove which brand that caused it. I know it would be difficult to practise but it was a interesting thought.
Keeping my fingers crossed I passed.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Alice in wonderland carnival make up




Had a wonderful  weekend painting the purple rubies carnival club as the charters from alice in wonderland.
The purple rubies are a great group of teenagers ( including my daughter) that have formed their own carnival group.
I used my new wolfle face paints and was not disappointed by the bright  colours and the ease in which it was applied.

 


Friday, June 18, 2010

New products

I like to keep up to date with new products and product reviews , so today I logged onto mehron’s website and Wow. It was just like being a kid in a sweet shop.
First there was the mike Ried brush set, and it went straight to the top of my wish list, but as I scrolled down I saw the new Prisma BlendSet Palette.
I love my Wolfe rainbow cakes but mehron have taken it a step further and made a complete set of cakes ranging from bright rainbow colours to shades of black.
The last thing I loved was mehron adgem a safe, LATEX-FREE adhesive to use for all body decorations.
I will be stocking all the above items as soon as I can them shipped over.