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Post by bee on Sun Mar 11, 2012 7:05 am

So ok i've never really used the stuff, but had a cheap brand i bought when i first started and thought i'd give it a go on one of my kids, well wherever i put it on the paint just slid down her face!
Is this a case of using too much? I mean seriously i could barely see any glitter!
Or do you just use it as an outline as opposed to putting it on the actual face paint.

Do you have any tips/tips to share...pllleeeaaaasssee!
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Post by PerfectlyPaintedFaces on Sun Mar 11, 2012 8:18 pm

Most people use glitter gels just for outlining the design and adding little details like dots. Make sure the face paint is dry before adding details with glitter gel. It could also be a matter of the cheap brand not being so great. The forum shop has some lovely glitter gels, I'd recommend trying those!
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Post by SuzySparkles on Sun Mar 11, 2012 9:58 pm

Try a nicer brand, they are NOT supposed to do that...lol
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Post by CottonKandyClown on Sun Mar 18, 2012 8:50 am

Sounds like a really cheap glitter gel! Ack! Does it say it's a glitter gel? Is it for face painting or is it a makeup/eye shadow type? Sounds like eye shadow type.

I have to say Suzy Sparkles gel is really nice and easy to work with! You can buy it here in the shop Smile
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Post by Psalmbook on Sun Mar 18, 2012 12:00 pm

Glitter gel is for outlining, doing tear drops, dots & swirls, not for filling in an entire design. The weight of it will make it slide off the face. It does sound like your gel may be runnier than most (I'd have to see a pic of it to be sure). I agree, Suzy Sparkles Gel is very nice & would probably be a great brand to learn with. You can get it in the forum shop at www.facepaintforumshop.com
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Post by bee on Tue Mar 20, 2012 5:25 am

Yes, well... I got my silly farm order delivered yesterday and forgot that i had ordered some Liquid Bling (3 weeks is a long time to wait!).
Anyhow, drew a little something on my arm and the difference was immediately obvious...Liquid Bling (is a lot more blingy!) had about a million more specs of glitter per squeeze.
The other stuff i used before is more like clear hair gel with a very faint hard to see sparkle.
Not to mention that the tip on the LB made a hell of a difference to controlling the amount you put on.
So i dont think i will be having too may more troubles with it!
Also on your high recommendations I have ordered some of Suzy Sparkles glitter gel too (just have to wait for another 3 weeks for it to get here!)
lol!

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Post by Tilly - Formerly Punky on Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:16 am

Oh no, you never have to wait that long for anything from the Forum Shop! Thatís ridiculous! A week at the longest is what my wait time usually is. I just placed an order for almost $500 worth of supplies from Metina (putting that tax check to work! Very Happy ) on the evening of Sunday the 11th. It shipped out on either Tuesday or Wednesday, canít remember which, and it arrived here yesterday, Monday the 18th! AND I didnít even ask for expedited shipping! Metina is AMAZING fast at shipping! Sheís a face paint shipping ninja, Iím sure of it. cheers
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Post by SuzySparkles on Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:27 am

I usually get my order in like 2 days... Yours probably took a little longer Sandra because she was in Vegas when you ordered Smile Beeja's will obviously take longer because she is in Australia Smile
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Post by CottonKandyClown on Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:07 am

The poster is out of the states so 3 weeks is probably normal Wink
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Post by Mika's Creations2 on Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:22 am

I'm in the U.S. Virgin Islands and it usually takes a little over a week. It always gets held up in Puerto Rico for a couple days...or at least it appears so on the track& confirm thing for USPS. Then again to get something you ordered in just a little over a week is considered fast down here if it's not through DHL or FedEx. flower
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Post by Tilly - Formerly Punky on Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:38 am

Oops, didn't notice that! Embarassed
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Post by MelodyFPL on Tue Mar 20, 2012 12:15 pm

Use Suzy's Sparkles! NEVER have a problem with glitter gels again!
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Post by bee on Tue Mar 20, 2012 7:35 pm

ok! I lied! It takes 20 days if you get a good run through customs!
lol!

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Post by bee on Thu Mar 22, 2012 6:17 am

So I finally got a pic to show you the difference and now i dont kn ow how to upload it!

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Post by Guest on Thu Mar 22, 2012 8:52 am

You could probably salvage the Derivan gel by adding in loose glitter to "thicken" it... if you want to bother.

And my first order from the forum shop shipped on March 5th... and today is the 22nd. It dropped off the USPS tracking system on the 6th.

Someday I hope to receive it. Canada Customs and Canada Post are EVIL Evil or Very Mad

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Post by SuzySparkles on Thu Mar 22, 2012 8:55 am

Looks like they were stingy with their glitter.

Shannon... I would hate living somewhere where they messed up the mail as much as they do!! How frustrating!
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Post by PerfectlyPaintedFaces on Thu Mar 22, 2012 11:14 am

I love living in Canada and being able to ship things to the US! The border is less than a 10 minute drive away. So convenient! Smile
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Post by SuzySparkles on Thu Mar 22, 2012 11:16 am

speaking of which, did you get your package yet?
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Post by PerfectlyPaintedFaces on Thu Mar 22, 2012 11:26 am

SuzySparkles wrote:speaking of which, did you get your package yet?

Oh, I did! I totally forgot to tell you, haha. Thanks so much Suzy, the glitters are awesome. I actually gave myself a glitter tattoo today with them for my birthday. I'm getting lots of compliments! How much do I owe you??
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Post by SuzySparkles on Thu Mar 22, 2012 12:00 pm

nothing silly, it was for the work you did Smile
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Post by PerfectlyPaintedFaces on Thu Mar 22, 2012 1:58 pm

SuzySparkles wrote:nothing silly, it was for the work you did Smile

Ohhh... well thank you!! Smile I appreciate that very much. I love you
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Post by bee on Thu Mar 22, 2012 10:05 pm

Yes my first international order took forever like 30 days, but they seem to come through quicker since then.

I think i will give my Derivan to my kids to play with!!!

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Post by vegas mom on Sat Mar 24, 2012 7:46 pm

Wow I just tried the snazaroo glitter gel and it glopped on and smeared the paint lines. I used my finger tip to blot. My first time using it. Its in a plastic container, not a tube and as Beeja said you could barely see the silver specs. Now I did order some glitter in a poof bottle from the forumshop but not too sure how to use it either.. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
I may be going to a BBQ next week and there will be loads of kids to practice on if I dare and would love to learn how to use the glitter, both kinds.
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Post by bee on Tue Apr 03, 2012 1:19 am

So my Suzy Sparkles glitter gel has arrive in record time! 13 days to be exact (thank you!)
And yes it is AWESOME, it's also great that you can put the lid on without having to take the metal thingy off and the bottle is nice and flexi too.
Well done Suzy! (and my daughter loves the fuchsia, i had to make a little heart on her right away!)
I love you

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Post by Mrs Cakeface on Tue May 08, 2012 9:38 am

I have the same derivan glitter and yep it certainly does a lot of landsliding!!!! And here is me thinking it was just me doing it wrong! I will definately be investing in better glitter gel. Thanks for the tip.
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