Children are a delight and no one can deny that. One moment they are tiny little humans lying on their backs all day and in 365 days (which flies past like seconds) they are toddlers already thinking of walking. Yes, time flies when you have kids but what helps you and them remember those fond moments are the milestones you celebrate. With your baby’s first birthday around the corner, you might have it covered in some ways or not at all. The first steps are to recognize that you get to decide everything, and it won’t be so in a...

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For all of 2019 I decided to experiment with fantasy color in my hair and to have dreadlocks.  I have always wanted to try dreads and so I had a professional create about 10 dreads in my hair, spread out over my entire head. I alternated between dying my hair myself and having it done professionally. I intended on keeping the dreads for longer but I found that fantasy color and dreads have very different maintenance protocols and it was quite a challenge to take care of both aspects of my hair properly. The top 10 things I learned from...

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Have you ever tried face painting a wiggly child? Yes, it can be fun and exciting but can also be a little difficult. Not to mention that all the stray lines that can be made when your face paintee is bouncing around can make you seem like an amateur painter. Usually, most kids behave better with strangers than with their parents or siblings. If this is how your client behaves, lucky you! But, as expected, there are exceptions with kids who just won’t sit still. Some might even scratch their face and mess up your hard work. Thankfully, there are...

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Brushes and sponges -- two of the most important tools when it comes to face painting. Take good care of these tools and they'll take good care of you! It doesn't matter if you're performing at a small birthday party or a large festival, your tools need to be clean. Whether at home or on the job, you need to clean your brushes and sponges properly -- in fact, it may even be required by law in some places. But when you think about how many germs we all carry around with us, why not take the steps to help...

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