Face Painting at Kid Zone in San Diego.

I was given my first opportunity to face paint at a wedding on May 18th, 2013. A wonderful family from Montana had their wedding at the beautiful Hotel Del Coronado near San Diego and specifically requested my services to their wedding planner, Emily Smiley.

Wedding decor by Emily Smiley Normally I would not travel all the way to San Diego but I couldn’t pass up the opportunity and I was so honored that they wanted my work at their special day. They set up a kid zone for the children and my face painting was to be a part of that “zone” although I was warned that the adults would probably partake as well.

Here is my face painting setup and view from the ballroom of the Hotel Del Coronado wedding. I was in the kid zone.

Here is my face painting setup and view from the ballroom of the Hotel Del Coronado wedding. I was in the kid zone

The wedding coordinator, Emily Smiley, did an AMAZING job with the wedding which was adorned with purple orchids and crystals and the view from the ballroom we were in was so breathtaking! I did not get as many pictures of the face painting designs that I painted, but I did grab a few pictures of some children and adults I painted. I ended up staying a whole hour later than expected, having fun face painting all of the children AND adults at the wedding. What a fun group of people and I am reminded every time I paint at how lucky I am to do something I love so much.

She loves Justin Bieber and was so happy with her arm painting that I painted in the Kid zone.

She loves Justin Bieber and was so happy with her arm painting that I painted in the Kid zone.

This beautiful girl wanted a full face leopard painted on her face and she loved it!

This beautiful girl wanted a full face leopard painted on her face and she loved it!

This hello kitty mask was painted at the wedding in the kid zone of the Coronado wedding.

This hello kitty mask was painted at the wedding in the kid zone of the Coronado wedding.

If you are interested in booking a face painter for your wedding, call today! 888-750-7024
www.FacePaintingbyCynnamon.com or www.MemorableEventEntertainment.com

Another 5-Star review for Face Painting by Tess in Long Beach, ca.

When I (Cynnamon Simonson) am unavailable to face paint at a party or event, I have a team of face painting artists that I can send in my place! The first artist I ever brought on my team in December of 2011 and trained on my designs is Tess, and today, she has more 5-star reviews than any of my other artists! She is based in Long Beach but paints all over Orange County and the Inland Empire as well! Not only is she great with children and people in general, people love her face painting style. Here is her most recent review left on our Genbook review site:
Awesome Face Painter for “Kids” of All Ages!
“Tess did an awesome job painting faces for my son’s 3rd birthday party. She came prepared with a sample board of many designs to choose from, but she was also open to hearing and painting concepts that were presented to her from guests who already knew what they wanted. She was great with kids but also got to a handful of grown-ups. Great work, on time and wonderful with kids! Would definitely consider and recommend her for future events.”

If you would like to book a face painter for your personal or corporate event or party, call today! 888-750-7024


A Wonderful Review of My Face Painting from a Wonderful Mother

I received a message on my Face Painting by Cynnamon Facebook page from a Mother that loved my work so much that she wanted to know when I was available before she scheduled her daughter’s party. She was having the Barbie themed birthday party for her Daughter at Mulligans Family Fun Center in Murrieta, which is a full hour away from me so normally I require a 2 hour minimum to travel that far. But her party was only going to have about 7-8 little girls (it would take me less than an hour to paint them) and a few adults and she really wanted my services so since I was not booked and Sunday’s are lighter days for me anyways, I decided to make the drive. PLUS, how could I say no to her with all of the wonderful compliments she gave me on my work and she wanted me to be her daughter’s surprise for her 6th birthday so how could I refuse!? The party was wonderful! First of all, Mulligan’s is AWESOME! What a cool place with a huge arcade, rides, laser tag, special rooms to have birthday parties and more!  It was a gloomy day with off-and-on rain and the place was still packed! The family I face painted for were so friendly! The Birthday girl was first, as always, and she wanted the rainbow butterfly face paint design. She loved it so much with all of the glitter, red lipstick and long extended eyelashes that ALL of the rest of the girls wanted the same thing! We tried to talk the little girls into getting different designs but nope, they wanted the same one as the birthday girl. They All looked adorable and were happy, so me and the Mother were happy too. I painted the Mother, Grandmother, Dad and the Brother of the birthday girl and at the end, they were so sweet and all clapped for me to say thank you. I swear I think I turned 3 different shades of red but it warmed my heart. I guess it was like my own standing ovation. haha. I’ll never forget that. To my surprise, that very evening, I received a notification that the Mother, Francine, had sent me a message on my facebook page and this is what it said:

Face Painting at a Barbie Themed Birthday party at Mulligan's in Murrieta

Face Painting at a Barbie Themed Birthday party at Mulligan’s in Murrieta

“Hi Cynnamon,
Your face painting is AMAZING!!! Thank you so much for everything today! Everyone loved it and we know that our daughter will be requesting your facepainting for years to come!! It was a pleasure meeting you and we will definately be calling you in the future. p.s. Our son is now thinking about balloon twisting 😉” – ~Francine and Bella from Murrieta

And with that wonderful review of my face painting services, she took the time to create this collage and upload it so that I had the pictures from the event.

If you would like to hire me to face paint at your Daughter or Son’s birthday party, call me today! 888-750-7024

Face Painting at the Upland Rotary Club’s Annual Event

I was SO excited when I was invited back for the second year in a row to face paint at the Upland Rotary Club’s Annual event at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont! Since the Rotary Club wanted to make it easier for families to come and enjoy the dinner, Silent Auction and fun, they created a Kid Zone with coloring, ping pong, decorating cookies and face painting. Most of the adorable children that I painted at this exact event last year were back and I got a chance to paint them a second year in a row. Its always fun to see how much the children have grown and I am always amazed at how much they remember me. Children love getting their faces painted so much and I interact so sweet with them that they always treat me as if I am an old friend. These kids were so cute, they walked in and said “The Face Painter!!! We remember you!” They couldn’t wait to have their faces painted and I had new designs they were very excited about. My leopard face paint design that frames the eyes was very popular! Three of the girls requested the same leopard design so I made each of them a little different so that they could each have what they wanted with an individual twist! And we can’t forget about the adorable Minnie mouse face painting that I painted on the youngest child. Her face was my favorite when she looked in the mirror! She was very shy at first and after seeing her face she light up, opened her eyes wide, smiled and said “Thank you so much, I love it!” I also painted some matching rainbow butterfly designs that are a huge favorite with little kids! I always add the red lips and paint on extended eyelashes that really adds a very glamorous look to this already pretty design. I feel so lucky to be a part of the Kid Zone at this event and Ill be there again next year!! ❤ #Ilovefacepainting! If you would like to hire me for your event, call me today! 888-750-7024

face painting at rotary event in claremont

Safari, leopard and minnie mouse face painting designs painted by Cynnamon at the Upland Rotary Club Annual Event at Harvey Mudd Collage in Claremont.

Rainbow Butterfly face paints painted by Cynnamon at the Upland Rotary Club event at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont

Rainbow Butterfly face paints painted by Cynnamon at the Upland Rotary Club event at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont

Children Enjoy Face Painting More Than Toys!

Face Painting is so Fun for Children

The major joy in my job as a professional face painter is how much joy it brings to children! My favorite moment is always the first time the children I paint see their face when they look in the mirror. Their smiles could light the room and sometimes I even get a scream of joy or an “Oh. MY. God”. But even more than the joy I get from the children when they first see their face, is the fun it brings to them for the rest of the party. This picture shows a little girl that wanted to be a blue tiger and that’s just what I painted. She sat perfectly still while I painted her (like almost all children do) and after I was done, she no longer talked during the party. She would only rawr and the whole party she used her imagination to pretend she was a real-life tiger. After-all, she WAS! 🙂

If you’d like to hire a face painter for your child’s birthday party or event, call today! 888-750-7024 http://www.facepaintingbycynnamon.com

Face Painting Fun for Children at Birthday Parties

Face Painting Fun for Children at Birthday Parties

There are many reasons I love my job as a professional face painter but my top two reasons are the children’s reactions when they see their face in the mirror for the first time and the second is the joy it brings them for the rest of the party. This is a picture of an adorable little girl that I painted at a birthday party in Chino Hills last weekend. She knew she wanted to be a blue tiger before she even looked at my display board and after I painted her, she BECAME that tiger. She spent the rest of the birthday party “RAWRING” at the guests, brining laughter and “awww’s”. Everyone took pictures and the parents of the party continually complimented my work. It warms my heart that my face painting could bring so much life, laughter and joy into a party and that is exactly why I love what I do.

One of my favorite stories about a beautiful bday girl with no hair

One of my favorite face painting stories is when I was hired to face paint at a birthday party (when I first started my face painting company) at a park in Rancho cucamonga for a little girl that did not have any hair. I believe she was celebrating her 11th or 12th birthday. She had so many friends and I was humbled by her and her elegant confidence. Normally, I have a very small space on a child’s forehead to paint my designs because of their hairline, but on this little girl, I had a larger space and I utilized it. I painted a flower with swirls around her eyes and when I was done, she loved it! She stood behind me the rest of the party and spoke to me asking questions about how I started painting, if I use to paint when I was her age, how I learned, etc…When I was done face painting all of her friends and party guests, she asked if I would paint flowers down her arm so I did, and when I showed her the mirror to see her face painting design along with her-now-painted-arm, she said in the most sincere and genuine tone that I made her feel like a work of art. It was the most amazing feeling to see her smile light up in that mirror and I swear there was a moment frozen in time where she was just admiring herself and I was frozen there smiling and observing her, not wanting the moment to end. I could tell she knew just how beautiful she was and I will never forget her. Image

Please keep in mind this is a picture of my work within only 1-3 months of me painting. I was very much a beginner just doing something I enjoyed and practicing till I got much better than this. 🙂