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Post by Kristal on Sun May 24, 2009 6:28 pm

My dad's heading to California in July, so I'm thinking of doing a mass order from Silly Farm - and I'm looking at stocking up on the Mama Clown Glitter.

A) Have you used this? I know it's irridescent, but anyone with first-hand experience?

B) I've never tried a poof bottle - I dab it on, but poofing seems like it would be grand! (Plus, the word poof is great...haha). Do you just squeeze? I keep thinking that half the bottle will spill out...

C) If you've ordered this exact one; how big is the bottle? It seems like I could just buy the bottles at Michael's or someplace - unless it's special and I don't realise?

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D) Colours you've tried? I'm obviously getting the white. (I'm planning on all of the 1lb bottles - glitter forever! Or at least a while, haha.) I'm so tempted to buy them all...but am I really going to need a pound of the Cranberry?

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Re: Does Poof Glitter Actually Poof?

Post by Painted Dragon on Sun May 24, 2009 7:14 pm

I bought one recently (my first poof bottle). I LOVED it. And yes, it does poof. Much easier to apply than with my finger. It's about 2 inches tall, not including the poof lid. 3 and 3/4 inches with the poof lid.
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Re: Does Poof Glitter Actually Poof?

Post by kyfaceandbodyart on Mon May 25, 2009 8:56 am

You dont want to buy craft glitter from Michaels, its made from metal and could cause scratching on the skin. You want cosmetic grade glitter only. The poof bottles are really nice, just dont squeeze to hard or you'll get to much glittler. I use the tap method, where I gently tap the bottle, this works alot better for small areas. Dont forget a brush to wipe off any extra. If your looking to "stock up" I would recommend getting a glittler kit from Silly Farm.
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Re: Does Poof Glitter Actually Poof?

Post by Metina on Mon May 25, 2009 9:09 am

The poof bottles from Silly Farm with the glitter in it are the larger ones.

There are tons of colors, but make sure you buy only irridescent ones for face painting as these work better. Buy as many as you like, but I have figured out that having yellow, pink and white will get me through any job and I am sticking to these for sanity.

Wow 1lb of glitter. This is going to last you forever. Maybe find a friend and split it? But looks can be decieving. It wish Silly Farm would put more demensions and weights associated with what they are selling. It makes it impossible to compare pricing when you don't know how much is there. (with the smaller vial and the poof bottle) I think they have a good value and you will find that the poof bottle purchase would last you for a long time!

I had to email them to find out how much was in the poof bottle and sorry I don't remember.

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Re: Does Poof Glitter Actually Poof?

Post by Kristal on Mon May 25, 2009 10:49 am

Oh, I never use craft glitter! I was just talking about buying the bottles (sans glitter)!

And yes, I also only get the irridiscent ones. Good idea with emailing them! I was thinking of the 1lb-ers because A)who knows the next time someone's going to the States?! (Free shipping!) and B) I didn't know how big the smaller bottles were (I wish they put weights with them, too), and figured that generally, bulk is cheaper so...why not?

Thanks for the info! I'll have to try the poof-ers now...!
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Re: Does Poof Glitter Actually Poof?

Post by zanypaint on Mon May 25, 2009 11:18 am

Question: can I refill the poof bottles when they run out of glitter?
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Re: Does Poof Glitter Actually Poof?

Post by Painted Dragon on Mon May 25, 2009 11:52 am

Screw on lid/tip. Definitely can refill.
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Post by Painted Dragon on Mon May 25, 2009 11:54 am

BTW: I love your website, Zany. Has a great look and a clever name.
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Re: Does Poof Glitter Actually Poof?

Post by AngieAnders on Mon May 25, 2009 12:57 pm

I love love love my poof glitters! I get them from www.chitchattheclown.com in the larger size, which is about 3 inches tall. I have about six of the holographic/iridescent colors and they all fit into my kit easily. I agree that the pink, white and yellow are used most. I do also have the iridescent green, purple and neon orange which are awesome looking.

I'd suggest buying from Kim Hatch (website I listed) because her bottles come without holes in them, and you can make your own hole as large or small as you want it. It needs to be pretty small to actually "poof", and often other bottles have pre-made holes that are too large. If you buy Kim's, take a needle and make your own hole, slowly expanding it until it poofs just like you like it. Craft store bottles wouldn't work because the openings are WAY too big and glitter would just pour out.

1 lb of glitter is a LOT of glitter! I bought 1/2 lb once and have refilled my white three or four times, plus shared with friends, and I still have a whole lot left. You might want to get that much of the main colors if the price is good, but I wouldn't recommend buying the less used colors in such large quantities, as you'd just never be able to use it all. Even a small bottle will last you a really long time. It only takes a few puffs of glitter to dust a face, so you're really using only tiny tiny amounts per child.

Hope this helps!
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Re: Does Poof Glitter Actually Poof?

Post by LoneWolf on Mon May 25, 2009 1:27 pm

Don't think I have seen those poof bottles, thought it was just regular glitter botttles, but now Angie talks about holes in them.. How does that work?
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Re: Does Poof Glitter Actually Poof?

Post by AngieAnders on Mon May 25, 2009 1:36 pm

It's just a little dispenser bottle. Kim's come without a hole, so you can insert a needle to make your own tiny hole in the "nose" of the bottle. If the hole is the right size, when you tip the bottle nose-down and lightly squeeze it, a little burst of glitter and air will come "poofing" out to settle over a face.

Check it out at http://www.chitchattheclown.com/glitter.html
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Re: Does Poof Glitter Actually Poof?

Post by LoneWolf on Mon May 25, 2009 1:44 pm

oh ok, then they are as I expected =)
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Re: Does Poof Glitter Actually Poof?

Post by zanypaint on Mon May 25, 2009 4:22 pm

Thanks Kristal! (Web / graphic design is my day job).

Have any of you had any problems ordering from chitchattheclown above? I ask because the web site looks a little do-it-yourself. (no offense Surprised)
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Re: Does Poof Glitter Actually Poof?

Post by Wildcatfin on Sun May 31, 2009 6:58 am

They are all basically like the old bottles you used to get gutta for silk painting in, in asstd new designs with different methods of capping them. Some poof, some don't and sort of squirt, some you have to snip the tip off a little to make them work better or else keep a pin handy.

I got some from Bibi then found similar in a beauty chemists in Hong Kong. I have been converted & transferred all my favourite glitters into them.

If you drop them you don't loose a whole pot of glitter, they do send a puff over the face/hand etc nicely and you can still unscrew the top to stick a damp brush in if you want fine detailed glitter highlights.

Just make sure to tell them to shut their eyes before you puff! And to expect a puff of air.

And yes DON'T get craft glitter, even these cosmetic grade polyester glitter dusts can irritate eyes but at least won't scratch eyeballs like razor-edged metal flakes would! You can still get metallic cosmetic glitters but TBH they look better on glitter tatts most of the time than on faces.

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Re: Does Poof Glitter Actually Poof?

Post by AngieAnders on Sun May 31, 2009 10:29 pm

zanypaint wrote:
Have any of you had any problems ordering from chitchattheclown above? I ask because the web site looks a little do-it-yourself. (no offense Surprised)

Yes, Kim Hatch (chitchat the clown) is well known in the face painting community and her business is well run. I order all of my glitter and Snazaroo from her. The website is pretty bare-bones, but you'll get your items in good time and maybe a few little extra goodies thrown in too. My only complaint is that her shipping is calculated (I assume?) by how much you've spent, so if you are buying lots of glitter tat stencils or other lightweight items, the shipping is pricey. I've emailed her before to ask for a lower shipping rate though and she was quick to refund half of the shipping I'd paid.
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Re: Does Poof Glitter Actually Poof?

Post by PrincessMeg on Fri Jun 12, 2009 9:47 am

I bought the Mama Clown sampler when I was just getting started and I agree with Metina that you really don't need all those colors. All it really does is slow me down because they want to pick a color. I'd just stick with the white irridescent if I had it to do over.

I am determined to gradually use it up though instead of buying more. I did find some of the bottles by themselves at Hobby Lobby and used a funnel to put glitter in them to make my own poofer bottle. There were 3 in the pack and they were like $3 I think. They were in the art department by where the nice artist's paint is. I'm sure Michael's would have them too. They even came with the metal tip that you can attach to them that look exactly like the Amerikan Body Art / Graffiti Glitter gels. If you want a "lighter" poof then you could use the tip. I've had no problem with the size of the opening and using them to poof though.

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Re: Does Poof Glitter Actually Poof?

Post by cassandra on Fri Jun 12, 2009 10:50 am

I've noticed that the poof glitter mostly poofs away unless the paint is wet. Does anyone here mist before poofing?
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Re: Does Poof Glitter Actually Poof?

Post by Michelle Heffner on Fri Jun 12, 2009 11:34 am

cassandra wrote:I've noticed that the poof glitter mostly poofs away unless the paint is wet. Does anyone here mist before poofing?

I find the same thing so I try to poof before I do line work or details. And I usually forget so I do mist then poof if I feel like it. If time is an issue, I don't worry about the misting. The light poof is really good enough and the kids won't notice any difference.

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Re: Does Poof Glitter Actually Poof?

Post by WyndyO on Fri Jun 12, 2009 5:50 pm

I like the poofer in my kit as well. The soft plastic can withstand a knock off the table and is always at the ready. I also love the glitter brush that Lisa Rickels sells as there is more glitter control and less waste.

I have refilled my poofer several times! It really does poof nicely but it does tend to spread the "magic" on everyone and everywhere!!!!

I agree with others here - better to glitter esp. if using the poofer before you put in your line work as it will cover your work. Also, I am guilty of "poofing" something I don't love when the paint is still pretty wet to disguise it somewhat......and then revive it a little.
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Re: Does Poof Glitter Actually Poof?

Post by Guest on Fri Jun 12, 2009 10:51 pm

I don't poof anymore... aside from it hurting (RSI!!) I find using a small screw top pot with a small sponge tipped applicator works really well for me. AND I only offer them two choices of colours - holo white and gold... sometimes if I feel generous I'll put out pink and silver too.

I used to let them choose from 24 colours but it took them ages - now they don't get much choice and things move along much faster!

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Re: Does Poof Glitter Actually Poof?

Post by AngieAnders on Sat Jun 13, 2009 12:37 am

I have about six colors of glitter and I decide which to apply based on the colors in the design. The paint is usually still a little damp by the time I'm ready to apply glitter. I'm with you Wyndy, in that I do feel relief sometimes that I have the option of "helping" out a less-than-stellar job with the aid of glitter! I can almost hear myself whispering "It's okay, it's okay, I still have the glitter...". Laughing
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Post by LoneWolf on Sat Jun 13, 2009 5:16 am

*lol* In makeup school they actually learned us we could use glitter to cover our mistakes, so a long time when I saw a design with glitter all over I thought: wow, the artist must have had a bad day ;-)
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Re: Does Poof Glitter Actually Poof?

Post by cassandra on Wed Jun 17, 2009 9:37 am

WendyO - Do you have a link to Lisa Ricketts? I want to check out the glitter brush. Thanks.
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Re: Does Poof Glitter Actually Poof?

Post by WyndyO on Wed Jun 17, 2009 5:02 pm

Hi Cassandra! Here is Lisa's web address - you can see the blushy powder brushes down near the bottom. There are great when you are in a hurry and don't want to be "poofing" all over the place.
http://www.wemakefaces.com/shopshimmerpowders.html
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Re: Does Poof Glitter Actually Poof?

Post by cassandra on Wed Jun 17, 2009 11:06 pm

Have you purchased one that is prefilled with shimmer or did you buy it empty and fill it yourself. Just wondering what her shimmer is like.
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