Monday, 6 February 2017

Kids Birthday Parties – Face Painting And Magicians

Ideas For Face Painting Party Stations

One of the easiest ways to liven up any party is to have a face painting station. This sort of side event is always a smash hit with kids, but it can even be enjoyed by teens and adults as well. You can’t just go into painting on people’s faces blindly, however; it actually takes a bit of planning to pull off successfully. You’ll need to make sure you have the right materials and enough preparation for a wide variety of subject matters.

With all of that in mind, here’s a quick checklist of what you need for the best possible face painting party station:

1 – The Right Materials

First and foremost, it’s important to use the right type of paint. You can’t just pick up watercolors or acrylics from the regular arts and crafts section. Even something with the “nontoxic” label may not be appropriate. If you make the wrong choice, you could cause breakouts or use paint that won’t come off easily enough. You should also avoid anything with glitter unless the package indicates that it’s made of polyester and below .008 microns. Your best bet will be to find an FDA approved brand that’s made with face painting in mind; Snazaroo is a good example.

2 – Cleanliness

Make sure you’re able to keep your brushes sanitary. You should clean your brush every time you paint on a new face. You want to make sure you’re killing any germs and bacteria that may be getting onto the brush while also avoiding any materials such as rubbing alcohol that is too abrasive. Mild disinfectant wipes sold in the baby aisles of department retailers and grocery stores should work just fine.

3 – Subject Matter Preparation

The best face painting party station will be able to accommodate a wide variety of requests. With that in mind, try to keep your phone, laptop, or tablet somewhere nearby so you can quickly look up anything that may be asked of you. If you don’t have access to wireless internet, do some preparations beforehand and print up a variety of stock designs that your guests can choose from. If it works for tattoo parlors, it can work for you!

It’s important to consider the demographic you’re going to be painting for. Make sure to have a lot of generic designs in mind as well. You may be asked to paint anything from a flower to Batman and everything in between, so be prepared!

About the author:

Natasha is a face painter and magician based out of Boston MA that performs magic showsballoon animals and face painting for kids parties throughout the Boston area. You can find out more about Natasha and here:


Friday, 3 February 2017

Where To Find Reiki Near You

Some helpful tips for finding a Reiki center near you


What Is Reiki?

Reiki_Near_Me_001Depending on who you are, you are either going to get reiki in Boston or completely devalue it. Why is that? Some people only believe in the here and now, they are the materialist without fate and without any imagination. The odd thing about Reiki is that it does provide plenty of anecdotal evidence for it being real-People can feel it, sense and some have improved their health with Reiki. So what is Reiki? Reiki was discovered by Dr. Mikao Usui and uses what he calls universal energy that is available to anyone and that can be used to heal.


What Is Reiki Used For?

Like our last sentence said, Reiki is used to heal people and as a form of therapy. Many people, matter-of-fact thousands all across the world go to Reiki practitioners each and every day for therapy and energy healing. They come back because it really works. They feel better, they feel the energy of Reiki and their symptoms are reduced. There are even hospitals around the world that use similar touch therapy modalities to aid in aftercare.


Who Can Use Reiki?

Some will say, that Reiki is freely available to anyone. For the most case, the only people who can use Reiki are those who have had an attunement. An attunement is a transference of the universal energy of Reiki. Reiki attunement is taught in classes almost every week all around the world and thousands of people become Reiki practitioners. There are different levels of attunement and skills, and as such there are different degrees of ability when it comes to using Reiki. Reiki masters who have gone through the complete training have a greater ability to heal is someone who is just gone through a level one attunement.

How To Learn Reiki?

How do you learn it? You have to go to a class, you need to be attuned to the universal energy, you need to practice it with your instructor and then you’ll be able to learn and use it. There are people on the Internet, who claim that they can give you a remote attunement to it but they had not been verified, anyone. They’re also people say since it is universal energy that it is available to anyone. Those claims have not been qualified in any way so it is hard to assess the truth value to them.

What Does The World Say About Reiki?

It really depends on who you ask about the subject. Those who have experienced it and enjoy it will obviously tell you that it is the best thing. There are some people who have experienced it and did not like it or did not receive much from it. There are those who have not experienced it who have negative things to say but they are coming from a place of ignorance.
The best advice is for you to go and get your own experience, to see for yourself and to then decide if it is worth your time and if it works.

Reiki Distance Healing

What if I can’t find Reiki near me? If you cannot find a Reiki healer near you there is also reiki distance healing. The way that energy works are that there is no such thing as time and distance so reiki healing can work at a distance very easily. Here is a little about distance healing with reiki.



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