So we have passed Hallowe’en, and Kaylah was once again dressed up and painted. She loves the costumes and paints more than the sweets! But it is not as easy as it looks. Sitting and digging through designs, video tutorials and templates can quickly make your head spin. This year we opted for a sugar skull design, and she was very pleased with it. I wasn’t so much, but then I am very critical of my work, compared to the image and result I have in my head. It is never as good as I would like, or that I see others have, but Kaylah is always thrilled and gets positive comments from people who see her.
I have decided to set up a better collection than a couple of pallets of Snazaroo paints and some old make up brushes, I need more and a decent face art box is the plan before the next party. I have no inclination to go into business for myself, much as I have been told I should, but I do enjoy doing Kaylah up for her events so hopefully will get better the more I practice. Even my husband is keen on dressing up next year, though he will need alternative plans as even the better paints such as Snazaroo do cause him to have a mild reaction.
I have nothing but admiration for those who do it as a profession, and those who even do it as a hobby with an artistic flair. They make it look very easy and straightforward, but one wrong stroke and it can all go very messy!
Here are some of the designs Kaylah has worn over the years, for various events.