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Tattoo Cover Makeup

Tattoo Cover: How to tell if it is going bad

Tattoo Cover-All Wheel
Ben Nye Tattoo Cover-All Wheel

During the upcoming season of weddings, anniversary celebrations, and sleeveless tops and dresses, tattoo cover will become a popular item. If you have some left over product, you might be wondering whether it is still in good condition. Here are some tips to help you figure it out:

Tattoo cover is a thicker, drier consistency then makeup or foundation. If you have used it before you already know to really load the sponge, brush, or your finger heavily with product before starting to apply it.

  • As your tattoo cover begins to dry out, the first sign that it is getting too dry to use is that a ring of separation will form around the outer edge. You will notice a gap between the inner edge of the container and the makeup. At this stage, the product is still useable but see tip #2 for another helpful hint.
  • The second sign of old tattoo cover is a dull appearance on the surface. Tattoo cover contains castor oil. As it ages, after a couple of years, castor oil begins to evaporate, taking the shine with it. At this stage, you could add one drop (yes, just one drop) of castor oil. You can use a drop of mineral oil, if you have it on hand and don’t have any castor oil. But remember, just one drop.
  • The final stage of tattoo cover going bad comes with a rancid smell. At this point, discard the entire container and go to your nearest Cappel’s store for a brand new Mehron, or Ben Nye tattoo cover. If you don’t live near one of our stores, you can order some from our website, cappelsinc.com.

Up, Up, and Away!

temp0608Not so long ago, we thought maybe the simple helium balloon was doomed, it’s popularity cut short by helium shortages.  Today helium balloons are back, and their presence more welcome than ever.  One of the unexpected benefits of the helium shortage, was a product that we have come to use in all of our latex helium balloons.

The simple latex balloon filled with helium used to have a short life.  Typically we would not guarantee them to stay afloat longer than 12 to 18 hours.  Today, thanks to a product known as HIFLOAT, that life can be extended greatly.   HIFLOAT is a gel like substance that Cappel’s adds to all of our latex helium balloons.  It can extend the longevity of these balloons anywhere from 3 to 7 days or more.  In addition, it enables customers to have their helium balloons the day before a big event, and avoid the last minute rush.  There are enough last minute details to any large party, so this is a welcome improvement.  Our customers love the fact that their balloon bouquets can be enjoyed for more than just a night.

Balloon columns are a great way to bring color to larger spaces, or entrances
Balloon columns are a great way to bring color to larger spaces, or entrances

Balloons!  Just the thought of them brings mental pictures of celebrations, and fun times.  They are a part of our celebration landscape, and are often used in times of sorrow.  We seem to float with them as they are released, and our secret thoughts, often inserted in the balloon, float with them too.  Their color can add to the emotions we feel, or the theme we are trying to build. Three cheers for the simple latex balloon!

Destination weddings

Photo courtest of TropicalWeddingsJamaica.com

Our niece will marry her soul mate next year, in June. We are all excited about the preparations & decorating plans. As usual family and close friends are planning to attend the wedding. But there’s something different about the location of this wedding from the weddings we’re accustomed to attending. For Racheal’s wedding, everyone will have to travel and stay in a hotel – and I mean everyone.

Rachael’s wedding will be a “destination” wedding. Have you heard of that before? What a special treat and wonderful way to begin a new life together. Their wedding will be at an island resort where none of us have ever been. In the pictures, it looks like a place we’ve only dreamed about.

I think a wedding like this is the perfect start to a new life together. I can imagine taking a long weekend vacation with my best friends and family and after they all leave my husband and I would stay a few more days for our honeymoon. Where would you choose if you could go anywhere in the world for a destination wedding?