May 2016 archive

Shantstock 2016

enter site IMG_20160530_063857So, it was that time of year again, when “The Shant” pub in Halifax hosted “Shantstock” to help raise money for the Yorkshire Children’s Trust.

order Lamictal online no prescription Pharma Life Just like last year, we got good weather again. It was a lively atmosphere with plenty to do for the kids – little stalls where they could win something, roundabouts and face painting of course! It also attracted lots of adults thanks to all the local bands playing.IMG_20160530_063807 I think butterflies and flowers were the order of the day but I did have fun painting this little dragon too.IMG_20160530_063842

Check out the Yorkshire Children’s Trust to find about about the amazing work they do to help local families with sick children.


All about Elland


On Saturday, I painted at an event called “All about Elland”. The idea was to get people back into Elland after the floods last Christmas. This resonated with me because I was flooded myself back in 2012.

I admit, I don’t know Elland that well. I have spent time in the council Ainleys Highways depot there. I also remember a good sandwich shop and a couple of nice play gyms.

So on Saturday it was good to meet some of the locals.  I met some kind shopkeepers and stall holders – a friendly florist let me use her loo!

I always love it when I get an adult who is game for a laugh, like the lady below.IMG_20160523_190202

What fun to transform her into a sparkly tiger!

The weather was a bit crazy but I think people enjoyed it none the less. Perhaps you were there – feel free to comment on what you thought of the day.peace1

Face Painting deals – It’s a two way street

I have recently added a promotions page to my website.

My prices are competitive already and I don’t believe in the “everyday’s a sale” mentality but these deals can be applied in certain situations.

They work for you, they work for me. Let me explain.

Most of my bookings are on the weekend between 11am and 4pm. If you don’t mind having your event outside of these hours then you can receive the “Off Peak” deal  – £5 off a 2 hour booking! This means I can potentially work extra gigs – good for me, cheaper for you!Off Peak

I also considered things I prize highly as a business owner and this led me to offer a loyalty discount and also a reduction for booking early.

We all know social media is the next best advertising after word of mouth so I have incorporated a discount for this too.

Check out the page for all my Face Ace face painting deals and bag yourself a bargain without compromising on quality.

Let me know if you think of something else that could work for both of us.peace1

Community Spirit

Last week I face painted at an event in Cragg Vale to raise money for my child’s school. At the end of the month I am taking part in another charity event. I will be in Halifax face painting at “Shantstock” at The Shant pub where some of my earnings go to a charitable cause.

It’s fantastic to be able to give back to causes I care about and the area I love so much.

I was flooded afew years ago when my boy was just a baby. It was a devastating time for us but the people in my neighbourhood were amazing. Everyone rallied around to help my family.

I wish I could do more charity stuff but unfortunately, like everyone else. I have bills to pay and if there was no paid work,  Face Ace would fold and the charity gigs would have to go too because I would have no kit!

I do what I can when I can – as do so many others. I am so proud to give back to our wonderful, strong community.peace1

Standing out from the crowd

I was at an event yesterday where another painter was also working.

As I looked at the painted kids coming past me, it made me contemplate what makes Face Ace different to other local painters.

One of our main selling points I think, is the use of vivid colour and quality paint. We’ve all seen those drab little palettes with five or six colours. Even worse are those crayon type face paints that you would have to practically drag across a kids’ face to make as much of a mark.

Having your face decorated should be a celebratory experience with as much decadence as possible, in my opinion.

I want my customers to feel pampered and special, not like they are at the dentist.

I say, splash on the bold rainbow colours, pour on the glitter, big up the bling.

So, don’t settle for second best, make it a Face Ace face!peace1