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IMATS London 2013 – The International Makeup Artist Trade Show at Kensington Olympia

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WELL!  What a month, I have been so busy painting creating looks/images to submit to Illusion Magazine and running my daily routines with life at home as a mummy, school runs, after school activities, cooking, feeding,  nails appointments at my home studio, sketching and creating at night. Not to mention nerve twitching :) Bhahaha! Well it is all good busy energy.c-fox-logo_0


Anyway, let’s get back to IMATS London 2013. I am so grateful to have such opportunity to come and body paint for Charles Fox, Kyrolan UK. I loved every minute of  it to the max!


below are my rough sketches, but tweaked it a bit on the days.

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I created these nails and other embellishments for the body art


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Body embellishments I created for the body art on Day 1


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Myself and Alison were ready to rock ‘n roll on day 1.


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Thank you the House of Halos for amazing beautiful hand crafted headpieces.

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Thank you Claire Barcock for being my super helpful assistant who is very patient and super efficient! xoxox

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Sara Menitra the amazingly talented artist who is so wonderful and lovely to talk to as well :)  It was nice to meet you and your other half Simon :)



A collage of photos from my lovely friend Anissa who is from Paris but now lives in London.  We met on a  Facebook nail polish group. It was nice to meet you at long last!

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I will cherish my pass forever :) Thank you Charles Fox of Covent Garden for giving me the opportunity to be a part of this wonderful event

2013-06-23 17.01.38 My talented fellow artist Angela Young with her grunge/steam punk look.

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Thank you my wonderful models Victoria Tansey and Georgina Milian for being patient and super fun to work with, you both are so good at what you do! Love you long time!!!!


I have found some Vlogs on Youtube contains clips of myself and my assistant in action.




Mona Turnbull has a BA in Business and Advertising Management from Assumption University. She now lives in Oxford, United Kingdom with her husband and two children. She used to be employed as an administrator at Oxford University before embarking on a career as a face and body painting artist. She has always been creative and interested in art from an early age. During her time as an administrator she also attended various art classes with the hope of one day achieving her dream of a career as an artist. She has won several awards including Charles Fox award in 2010 and the Illusion Magazine Inspirational Artist award in May 2013. She is also a qualified Nail Artist.

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