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Post by PerfectlyPaintedFaces on Sat Nov 26, 2011 3:38 pm

It's so exciting when new stuff arrives! Smile

I bought a bunch of mica, glitter and tattoo stencils today! Now I just have to wait for the glue to come in... bounce

Here are some pics!



I got 2oz bottles of mica ($8-$15 dollars each), and a 4oz bottle of sparkly irridescent glitter (only $13 bucks for that giant bottle!!!). This stuff is gonna last me A LONG TIME.





It's very soft and shimmery, I'm hoping it'll be a bit more opaque on top of the glue. The gold and bronze are really beautiful! They'll look great on top of face paint.

The glitter is really nice too... very fine and irridescent, like fairy dust. Can't wait to use it!

And of course I got a bunch of stencils too!



I hope that glue comes in soon!!!


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Post by TheGildedCat on Sat Nov 26, 2011 3:38 pm

Dude, glitter is hawt. That is all.
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Post by SamFantastico on Sat Nov 26, 2011 4:01 pm

Wooooow! Where is the glitter from? I love new supplies!
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Post by anniel on Sat Nov 26, 2011 4:03 pm

Don't want to rain on your parade, (and the Coastalscents.com was a major pain...but A whole pound of the iridescent fairy dust cost me $20 with free shipping) I didn't order mica, but the sale is on until the 29th...FYI---it won't come up as half off until you check out...but since you are stocking up, you might want to check out any brushes, etc...
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Post by SamFantastico on Sat Nov 26, 2011 4:11 pm

Anniel! Thanks for the heads up! I've still got some sales shopping to do. thanks bunches!
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Post by anniel on Sat Nov 26, 2011 4:12 pm

Thank you, I felt bad posting after the fact...
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Post by PerfectlyPaintedFaces on Sat Nov 26, 2011 4:13 pm

I got all my supplies from WholesaleSuppliesPlus. I bought all my soap-making supplies stuff there a while ago, then recently noticed they also carry cosmetic-grade mica and glitter (for colouring soaps and cosmetics) so that's where I got it.

$20 for a pound of glitter is an awesome deal, anniel! I was checking out kabuki brushes on CoastalScents, still thinking about if I wanna get some during the sale... we'll see! Smile
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Post by Airyfairy on Sat Nov 26, 2011 10:57 pm

oooo sparkly!!! Smile And as for coastalscents I just spent an hour putting together the order...10 minutes to add one thing...and it just kicked me off Gahhh!!! I guess I'll try tommorow Evil or Very Mad
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Post by Gamezgirl on Sat Nov 26, 2011 11:25 pm

Coastal Scents has been down for days doing weird stuff like it did to you. Apparently they don't have the capacity to handle the sale they offered.

Janna, is that glitter and mica for cosmetic use? Love the bottles they come in! The fact that it says 'crafters' choice makes me a little nervous....
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Post by CottonKandyClown on Sun Nov 27, 2011 9:34 am

Pretty colors!

I use to get mica from TKB trading company for making eyeshadows Smile

Crown Brush is a wonderful place to get makeup brushes for wholesale prices! I know Coastal Scents gets a lot of their brushes from there Wink They have an international website, too Wink
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Post by PerfectlyPaintedFaces on Sun Nov 27, 2011 9:49 am

Gamezgirl wrote:Coastal Scents has been down for days doing weird stuff like it did to you. Apparently they don't have the capacity to handle the sale they offered.

Janna, is that glitter and mica for cosmetic use? Love the bottles they come in! The fact that it says 'crafters' choice makes me a little nervous....

Yeah, the company name doesn't really express the right message, but it says they are all cosmetic-grade on the bottles and the site info!

On the micas its says:
Produces a dramatic sparkle in clear bases. Approved for general cosmetics, lip and eye products.

Approved Color Additive Applications:
General Cosmetics - Yes
Cosmetics for Eye - Yes
Lip Yes

Appearance: Sparkling Metallic Appearance.
Particle Size: 56 70 m, D50 (bigger number makes for more sparkle)

And the glitter says:

Precision cut particles consisting of reflective polyester and acrylic layers. Style and size of cut provides a fine matrix of sparkle. Industry approved for eye contact. Excellent for cosmetic applications. Size: .004" (.008" is larger than .004")

Common Uses:
Cosmetics.

Points of Interest:
Precision cut particles consisting of reflective polyester and acrylic layers. Style and size of cut provides a fine matrix of sparkle. Industry approved for eye contact. Excellent for cosmetic applications. Free of minerals and pigments. For ease of use, glitter is packaged in a bottle with yorker top. 10 ounces of glitter fills a standard 16 oz bottle.

Size: .004" (.008" is larger than .004")

It even goes on to say that you shouldn't use standard craft glitter for cosmetics. So it all sounds good to me! Wink

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Post by jennvangogh on Sun Nov 27, 2011 10:50 pm

Is Ben Nye lumiere luxe pwders a mica then? I have a hardtime understanding and relating the american products with the canadian products. But the picture of the powder on your finger sure looks like the shimmer powders I use which are the ben nye ones.. like a strong pigmented loose eye shadow? You guys are calling that mica... is that right? Either way I am admiring the large quantity you got and the colour range... wow.
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Post by Faces by Ainslie on Sun Nov 27, 2011 11:52 pm

I love some of those stencils, where did you get them from? I am looking to start glitter tattoos, and they are adorable x
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Post by anniel on Mon Nov 28, 2011 2:27 am

Those are Faketoos.com--he does such good ones!
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Post by PerfectlyPaintedFaces on Mon Nov 28, 2011 8:26 am

Ainslie the Makeup Artist wrote:I love some of those stencils, where did you get them from? I am looking to start glitter tattoos, and they are adorable x

Yep, they came from FakeToos! He has some awesome designs.
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Post by helena on Mon Nov 28, 2011 9:42 am

Wow amazing size bottles!

What fun

Very Happy
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Post by PerfectlyPaintedFaces on Mon Nov 28, 2011 9:52 am

jennvangogh wrote:Is Ben Nye lumiere luxe pwders a mica then? I have a hardtime understanding and relating the american products with the canadian products. But the picture of the powder on your finger sure looks like the shimmer powders I use which are the ben nye ones.. like a strong pigmented loose eye shadow? You guys are calling that mica... is that right? Either way I am admiring the large quantity you got and the colour range... wow.

The only thing I could find after a brief search on the lumiere powders was this:

"Luxe powders can also be used to create Mica tattoos and are favorite amongst face painters because they go on smooth and vibrant and work excellent for any base design."

So at the very least, they're similar to mica. Maybe someone else could shed more light on this!
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Post by SamFantastico on Mon Nov 28, 2011 11:56 am

anniel wrote:Those are Faketoos.com--he does such good ones!

I love his stuff but am wondering about international shipping. Have you ordered some in Denver?
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Post by anniel on Mon Nov 28, 2011 12:21 pm

Yes--he's stateside, I think...got here fast & only charged me $1. shipping. If you know what you want, my son is just starting his stencil business and could do some for you...
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Post by Guest on Mon Nov 28, 2011 12:53 pm

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anniel wrote:Those are Faketoos.com--he does such good ones!

I love his stuff but am wondering about international shipping. Have you ordered some in Denver?

He only charges $1.00 flat rate shipping. I live in Canada, so I pay $2.00. Sometimes $3.00 if it is a larger order.

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Post by PerfectlyPaintedFaces on Mon Dec 05, 2011 11:01 am

Well, I finally got a chance to play around with my mica tattoo stuff and... I love it! The black mica is velvety and dark, and really resembles a real tattoo. And the colours are just amazingly shiny and shimmery and metallic... they're awesome!

Here are my first attempts:





Does that green ever SHINE! cheers

Now just to figure out how to handle those tiny loose stencil bits... they are quite tricky!
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Post by Airyfairy on Mon Dec 05, 2011 11:03 am

Those are awesome! Love it!
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Post by maaikemeis on Mon Dec 05, 2011 3:22 pm

shiny shiny.... i love it!!!
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Post by Kat's FacesForFun on Mon Dec 05, 2011 4:30 pm

When I do glitter tattoos, that mushroom is my most requested design!! I love him. I am LOVING that black mica powder. Seriously.... LOVE. I need some STAT!
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Post by helena on Mon Dec 05, 2011 5:42 pm

SO cool! Very Happy
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