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We are very proud of the comments we have received from clients, past and present, here are just a few more recent ones ...
Michelle & Steve Broom - 60th Birthday party (60's themed)
Everyone has been telling us how fantastic your painting is and when we saw you at Conkers I just knew you would be brilliant at our party. The designs were fantastic, colourful and very creative and all matched with the theme and the clothes that our guests were wearing. You even painted feet !! wow !
BRMB - Foxy & Juliano...
We love you Helen, and would love to have our faces painted on the radio - we'll be in touch after our holidays. X
I have received this letter from Kelly & Lee - BRMB Naked Wedding
Thank you so much for reassuring me throughout the week leading up to our wedding, that I would in fact be able to walk confidently down the aisle to get married NAKED ... yet comfortable.. to those who dont know, i'm Kelly and my partner, Lee of 11 years entered us into a competition on BRMB radio to win our dream wedding.
All we had to do was perform the ceremony NAKED !!
Obviously I was scared stiff by the idea! However after winning the public vote of 65% the thought of then actually doing it sent shivvers of panic down my spine. I was told I would have a body painter to help hide bits and pieces but on the whole I would be naked. I honestly at that point I thought I would never be able to go through with it, our dream wedding, and here i was about to throw it all away. That was until I met you, Helen, of Faces Unlimited, who paints like an angel and has a heart of gold, from the instant we met you both Lee and I felt like you had our best interests at heart and we began to plan the designs to cleverly disguise the intimate parts with as little paint as possible.
After careful consideration we all came up with a plan and were happy.. until the day came and pure nearves kicked in... I felt frozen like I was going to let everyone down if I didnt go threough with it.
My house was MANIC - EVERYONE running around getting ready, hair, makeup, dresses, tiaras... I literally sad there with a robe on and considered pulling out of the whole thing and imagined how dissapointed i'd be with myself... then Helen arrived and rescued me!
Once the hairdressers had finished and tiaras were in place, you took me away from all of the crowds, found somewhere quiet and carefully and magnificently painted the most delecate flowers and lace in places that allowed me to feel completely dressed! - It was fabulous... I never thought I'd feel that confident again, she made me look AND FEEL fabulous in just an hour or so, using minimal body paints and a little co-ordinating glitter so that the whole painting looked stunning... Please make sure you send me the pictures Abby took, she was fabulous on the day and didnt encroach on our time creating the paintings, but captured the mood of the day perfectly using her photographic skills. After the dramas that every bride has getting ready for her wedding, Helen was completely calm, and settled everyone down, including my lovely daughter Lauren, who was stunning in her teal blue dress, and overjoyed that I'd chosen to have teal blue flower centres in glitter to match her dress. My mother also had her mind put at rest once she'd met Helen, who assured her that I would be entirely haooy with everything BEFORE I left.
Once the painting was done, we left for the wedding, completely calm .. I couldnt believe I was actually doing it ! .. she was amaizing and i'd advise anyone to book with Helen as she makes everyone feel very special, I'm going to be booking Helen in the future for all of our birthday parties.. !
Her beautiful freehand face painting was stunning, and although we met under very strange circumstances, I believe that she got me through my wedding day and me and lee were both so happy with our designs, so much so that we've had pictures taken for our wedding album! Everyone thought Lee had a new tattoo for the day her painting was so convincing and perfectly matched the tattoo on his arm.
Words cant explain how much we appreciated your help on the day Helen, and it was lovely to meet you and your lovely family. Having Abby at the wedding preparations to take some photographs was an added bonus too, and I felt entirely comfortable with her being there.. I know to take photos for you, but I hope she'll let me see some of her work soon... I cant wait to see how I looked from a real photograpohers point of view! We will always remember you as the lady that made our wedding day possible, and will always be grateful to you. x
Love Kelly and Lee x
BRMB Naked Wedding winners 2011
More fabulous letters and comments below .. look out for video coming soon..
I'm one of the parents you met last Saturday at the Centre for the Child, in Birmingham City Centre. I want to apologise for taking so long to write to you. You did a magnificent job with both of my children. You may remember my daugher was wearing a blue and white dress and had a matching blue butterfly on her face, and my son with the green shorts and t-shirt wanted to be a tiger that was 'not too scary' on his face! I would be grateful if you would send me the photographs of both children as you had previously most kindly offered. The children have been after me ever since, to ask you to send them!
I wanted to tell you that we've been coming to the centre for the child for many years now, ever sinse my daugher was a baby and way before that too. But my children love your face paintings, and look forward to seeing you every time we plan a visit to the library. They were delighted to see you this time as they were not expecting you to be there (with your paints) but to their surprise you were ! Thank you for making them so happy ! they kept their faces just as you had painted them, all day, (even after having some ice-cream) and grudgingly washed the paint off before bed that night!They even told their friends all about it on Monday when they went to school! so thanks again! Hope to see you there again during the summer holidays! Kind regards Rabia.
I sent Rabia the six best photos of the children and she was over the moon with them.. we do offer to do that as a free service normally if the camera is available because sometimes, parents dont have the facilities on their mobiles to take one themselves and also, the children love to be featured on the website for a while. They can show all of their friends too !!
Rabia wrote afterwards... Thank you for your prompt response. Thank you for the pictures Helen! they are gorgeous! - My husband has seen them and so has my sister and they are both singing your praises! The children are asleep now but i'll show them the pictures first thing tomorrow morning and i'm sure they'll be over the moon! We look forward to seeing them on your website and seeing you again during the summer holidays. - Rabia Patel - mum
More thank you letters & emails .........
I just wanted to say a huge 'thank you' for Saturday.. Jane was fantastic, so lovely with everyone and an amaizing painter. We certainly will use you again next yeare only for more hours next time,because by the time Jane was needing to go, the adults were just deciding that they wanted a tattoo ! and we were so lucky with the weather .. Many many thanks once again - Sally x
Helen - Thank you so much for stepping in at such short notice on Monday. By all accounts everyone had a lovely time and there was a great atmosphere in the library. ...Birmingham Library - Centre for the Child.
I just wanted to say a massive thank you for helping us create such a fantastic event last Saturday. I have had so many e mails from parents raving about your artistic skill and what a great event it was. I couldnt believe how fast you were with the paints and how beautiful the results were. The balloons were also an extra bonus. We would love to book you again next year and i will be in touch soon.
Dear Helen, Just a little note to say thank you very much for the work you did at my daughters birthday party (Sunday 28 June).
All the kids were so delighted with the paintings they had done, as were the parents when they came to collect their children. You were wonderful with the kids and this shows in quality of work you produced on the day. My Little girl loved her face painting and she was most impressed that it lasted all day, and at how easy it came off (even though she kept it on until the very last moment!).
Many thanks again for making her day special, Sarrina
Helen - Can you let the girls know that everyone is so pleased with their paintings, and funky hair, they all look superb and everyone is having such a lot of fun up on the 5th floor! thanks again....Birmingham Library - Centre for the Child.
We are so pleased with the standard of the work your painters are able to produce and you are all such a pleasure to work with, we will never book any other painters for our events..- Birmingham Library - Centre for the Child.
I just wanted to write and thank you for coming to Qest, the children had a great time, listening to your stories about painting, and watching ou create some brilliant faces, we're going to send some of our staff on your course, because they cant wait to have a go themselves ! ...Mrs Phelps
My daughter hasnt stopped talking about her birthday party and I just thought I'd drop you a line to say thanks for all you did. Everyone had a great time, and her friends all wanted to have you go to their houses to do their hair and nails and then paint their faces too. It was great fun, and letting them see you working has inspired them all to be more creative with their art too. We would never have known about you if we hadnt been recomended and I'm so glad we booked, it was great value for money....I hope you have more new ideas for next year because we're already thinking about what we can do to top this! .. Mrs Brown
Hi Helen, Thanks for coming down to our Halloween event at Soho House, we were delighted to have you back again and the results were FANTASTIC! - it was great to be so busy over the half term week and thanks for helping spread the load..Annette - Soho House Museum
I just wanted to say a massive thankyou for making such a great party. I actually had chaps at the end of the night saying how they wished to have their faces painted too. They loved the fact that I was covered in very manly flowers! thanks again Helen... I'll certainly recommend Faces Unlimited to my friends, family and the events team at Britvic - Craig
Hi Helen, Just to say, thank you for your help with our Garden Day event typical that the sunshine be blazing now ! Nevertheless we had 220 people at the event and we'll be trying to attract more next year when we repeat the event. Annette - Soho House Museum (see us at halloween at Soho House)