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Post by Valerie A on Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:59 pm

Sandie wrote:Dot Envy sounds like a new rock band lol!

That's a cute one, you should 'market' it! Wink
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Post by ninaschau on Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:20 pm

eva wrote:Someplace safe, where you would remember where it is?? That's where I put everything important that I can't find.
LOL, Thats where I put my stuff too, Razz Razz Razz
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Post by A New Face on Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:03 pm

When you find it will you let me know where it is as I have stored many things there over the years
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Post by JennyNixe on Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:38 pm

The keys you find there belong to me. Yes, all 17 sets of them. And that envelope full of cash is also mine.
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Post by DreamWarrior on Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:50 pm

lol! This thread is hilarious...

While I'm not currently buying anything, I'm finding out that all these top named artists are coming to this area for one class or another and I'm literally breaking the bank to attend their seminars - plus taking time off from work!! My fear is that they will never ever never in-a-million years come back to this area again-ever in their life and I would have missed out on an opportunity to learn from them!! affraid

So my name is DW, I am a paint-a-holic and face painter groupie! I love you
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Post by Miss Ronnie on Tue Jan 08, 2013 11:52 pm

Okay, so I (being of very unsound mind AND body) would like to take you all to a moment of clarity.

You may have not had that moment yet. For some of you, it may never come. But it came for me... After spending well over $3,000.00 on paints and other "essentials", I found I actually have enough... for now. There are so many goodies to want in our business, and I self-indulged big time. I still want more. I either want to buy more rainbow or one stroke cakes or I want to buy more solid colors to make rainbow/one-strokes that may potentially come out on the market.

But the problem comes with trying to make it all work for you in one accessible kit. I've tweaked and tweaked my set up so many times. Now I am forced to admit to myself that I have too much. My heart says "No, you can never have too much!" But my inner voice says, "Girl, what were you thinking? You are one crazy screwed up face paint ho..." There, I said it. I'm a face paint ho.

I have become wiser in my purchases... BUT I still may require therapy to get through this withdrawal process.

Yes, I've slowed down, but I am still an addict. Just wanted to let some of you know (those that are able to hear that voice of clarity right now!) that there is hope for our addictions.
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Post by barbb919 on Wed Jan 09, 2013 12:25 am

I would suggest that you pay attention to what colors the kids ask for...I do that and find if they never pick that color I don't buy it anymore...I have 12 metallic solid colors that the kids never pic...but I did use them when I did a bachlorette party last Feb...and more adults pick those colors...I could prolly make rainbow cakes out of them...but i only now buy white and black and a few one strokes and only when im almost out..I went the first few years on a buying spree and know i realize i don't need everything i want and my fat max is full...but know my buying fetish is balloons. I want all the different sizes and shapes..so I went from one extreme to the other lol...hey it keeps metina in business...i will always buy my paints from her....I love you
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Post by Valerie A on Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:55 am

Miss Ronnie, thanks for being a voice of reason in a storm of paint'o'philes! Not that we'll listen or anything...
lol!
until we come to our senses...and hopefully not tooooo late. affraid
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Post by Carmen (Sweet Illusions) on Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:09 am

Oh my god. You all are my kind of people.

Just yesterday I bought some glitters and stencils.
I was putting it off for days (maybe one week) telling myself I didn't need al the different color glitter and the stencils I could get them later.
But everyday I would go back online but them in my shoppingbag only to delete it again. So I broke and bought them anyway.

I also added up my purchases for 2012 and i was shocked at the amount that I already spend on face paint stuff. I mean I've only been infected with the face paint virus since september '12 and I've already spend $600. Thats just crazy. And still there are so many splitcakes, rainbow cakes, brushes, glitters aaaaaaaaaaaaarghhhhhhhh. I want more more more!!

Let's face it.. I've not only been affected with the virus, i'm also a paint-o-holic!
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Post by elantaura on Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:13 am

To make it easyier on you all and go with what miss Ronnie kind of said, I went a little crazy. so I stuck to a plan. When it was a hobby 50% wants 50% working towards the bigger picture.

first 6 months of business....60% needs 40% wants
second six months 80% needs 20% wants.

now I am up to 10% I will always aim have that 10% or less as if I don't I will go a little batty. My last big order was for $638 Au a while ago that included brushes, books, paints, a few bams, bling, glitter about $40 of stuff to try the rest was all for the season ahead.


But if it makes you all feel better my very first order for my first kit, not knowing if I was going to be any good at it, or if I would even like it, was for $358AU - No gigs, no idea just for fun.



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Post by Erica's Funny Faces on Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:18 am

I have spent over 3 grand but that counts all my paint supplies, fatmax and my business cards, tshirts and rack cards. I think I am almost at a good stopping point. Embarassed I think it is contagious and I have caught the bug!
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Post by Valerie A on Thu Jan 10, 2013 4:20 pm

It is encouraging to know that after painting awhile and becoming a more serious face painter that we MIGHT be able to get-a-grip on ourselves.
lol!
I just want to know why I didn't discover fp'g when I was younger..or even two years ago when I had 'excess' $$ oh well. I'm enjoying myself now anyway! clown

I think this IS like what I said earlier...an AA meeting in a bar!! Wink
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Post by shadowdrawing on Thu Jan 10, 2013 5:50 pm

Ok...I'm in.
I just spent $260...waiting for my shipments.

Hello, I'm Shadow and I'm a paint-a-holic. Someone please pass the fairy floss...
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Post by mamakatrien on Thu Jan 10, 2013 6:06 pm

I think that so far I have spent around 400$ on my kit, does this qualify me for the meeting? ( I actually hope so)
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Post by Erica's Funny Faces on Thu Jan 10, 2013 6:10 pm

Your amazing avatar pic qualifies you mamakatrien! You obviously practice alot to be able to come up with that...very nice. cheers
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Post by Erica's Funny Faces on Thu Jan 10, 2013 6:11 pm

shadowdrawing wrote:Ok...I'm in.
I just spent $260...waiting for my shipments.

Hello, I'm Shadow and I'm a paint-a-holic. Someone please pass the fairy floss...
Oh I envy you for your fairy floss!!!
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Post by shadowdrawing on Mon Jan 14, 2013 7:56 pm

Just got my order! I ordered from 4 different sites on Friday and 3 of the shipments already came! Now I just have to get over my cold so I can play with them!
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Post by ninaschau on Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:08 pm

My Kryolan order just came! now I just have to play with it enough to decide if I should try the solid paradise, or order more of the creamy kryolan,,,,


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Post by eva on Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:57 pm

I feel so much better after reading you guys post about how much you spend. I did buy a earth director chair at 65$ ,about 80$ in paints, two shirts at 13$, an embroidered apron at 10$, odds and in brushes, holder and stencils maybe another 50$ gems at $20. That's a pretty small portion of what I made in 2012. And now that I think about it, I have no investments for 2013, so I am going to order some new paints, and some stencils. As long as I make more than I spend, even by a dollar, then my husband won't complain. I am gonna start shopping!
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Post by Lizzie's face painting on Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:00 am

Oh I`m so jealous...I only have a twelve colours Grimas Palette Crying or Very sad My wish list starts with a Tag Face Paint kit! cheers
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Post by Valerie A on Tue Jan 15, 2013 7:42 pm

Careful, Lizzie/Eliza (there is another Lizzie on the forum, so that's why I've been putting Eliza too cat ) you hang around with us and you will be a crazy facepaint addict too! Laughing
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Post by Katurah on Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:15 pm

Lizzie's face painting wrote:Oh I`m so jealous...I only have a twelve colours Grimas Palette Crying or Very sad My wish list starts with a Tag Face Paint kit! cheers

We all started the same Very Happy
My first kit was TAG Pearl Palette!
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Post by eva on Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:22 pm

So, I have told my husband multiple times how "expensive" face paints are. He seemed to understand... then tonight I was trying to tell him about how I "need/want" a set of neons and that I can get the palette for 35, which I showed in FPF shop, or buy the indis for 7.99 and its more bang for your buck. I thought his eyes were gonna pop out of his head!! He tells me, " I don't think we have 200 dollars to drop on paints right now". Now I am thinking big mistake letting him see first hand, now he will know everytime I order how much I am spending. The thing is, I don't really need anything, besides a neon rainbow, but I really really want lots of things Smile
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Post by Creabella on Wed Jan 16, 2013 1:23 am

Haha I onderstand completely! I want many many things too!!!!
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Post by Lizzie's face painting on Wed Jan 16, 2013 4:25 am

Valerie A wrote:Careful, Lizzie/Eliza (there is another Lizzie on the forum, so that's why I've been putting Eliza too cat ) you hang around with us and you will be a crazy facepaint addict too! Laughing

Haha I`m sure I`ll be Laughing ...It`s nice to find people who are addicted to the same things! Twisted Evil
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