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Saturday, April 2, 2011

Day 92 - Picayune Main Street Fair Day 1

So today was the first day of the Picayune Main Street Fair here in Mississippi and it went pretty good for a first time show for us and can't complain too much, except for all the FREE and cheap face painters using bad products to lure customers into their booths. I will tell you what I did to alleviate that problem in tomorrows video.

Just wanted to give you a little peak of what was there on our end of the festival , but it is huge and will give you a full review tomorrow.

Also got to meet a really great face painter and all around nice person, Dawn Davis Vaughan, who own Savannah's Smiles and lives in Picayune, MS.

Here are a few photos from today:

Friday, April 1, 2011

Day91 - Last Video & Then DELETEING EVERYTHING!

Happy April Fool's Day!!!

I know I will probably get a lot of comments on how dumb that was, but I had to try. Here are a few updates to what is going on:

I have now opened a account and posted all MSDS & Product information there and you are more than happy to visit and see them all yourself.

Here are a couple of Documents that Karen Mercer, of FairyDust Faces out of Tallahassee, FL, has posted so that you can get a better understand of what is going on:


I hope that will satisfy you for now! I am going to be getting ready for this weekends festivities and hope if you are in the area of Picayune, MS, that you can come out and visit me & the Local Face Painter, Dawn Davis Vaughan of Savannah's Smiles Face Painting.

Until tomorrow, Happy Painting!

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Day 90 What Paints I Use & What's In Them!

I was able to get all the MSDS & Ingredients, so here is the information I promised you:

Kryolan Corp.
132 Ninth Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Ph: 1-800-kryolan
Fax: 415-863-9059

100 Red Schoolhouse Rd.
Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977
Ph: 845-426-1700
Fax: 845-426-1515
Customer Service: NY Headquarters - 1-800-332-9955
Technical Sales Support: 1-888-552-1331

Public Relations Office:
Bella Public Relations, Inc.
545 8th Avenue
Ste. 670
New York, NY 10018
Ph: 212-868-8183
Fax: 212-868-8187 /Susan Small

Nijverheidsweg 31
Ph: (+31) 23 529 01 55
Fax: (+31) 23 529 13 99

TAG BodyArt
PO Box 982
Nairne, SA, 5252 
Ph: (08) 83886191
    +61 8 83886191
Mob: 0422818606

Wolfe Face Art & FX
224 W Central Pkwy @1020
Altamonte Springs, FL 32714 
Phone: 407-772-2154
Fax: 407-772-2230

Anna Wilinski
Ph: 269-598-5436

Gary Cole
1214 Metro Park Blvd.
Suite 201
Lewisville, TX 75057
972-221-8665 phone
800-451-4040 orders
972-221-8625 fax
972-897-7317 cell

Diamond FX Facearts

These are all FDA approved ingredients that are found in the various face & body paints that these companies produce and can be found on


Glycerin - Glycerin is a sugar alcohol that can be obtained from natural sources or can be synthesized. In cosmetics and personal care products Glycerin may be found in soaps, toothpaste, shaving cream, and skin and hair care products.

Talc - Talc, also known as French chalk, is powdered hydrous magnesium silicate sometimes containing a small amount of aluminum silicate. It is a naturally occurring whitish-gray mineral. In cosmetics and personal care products, Talc is used in the formulation of makeup, baby powder, body powder and deodorizing powder. 

Cetearyl Alcohol - Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Myristyl Alcohol and Behenyl Alcohol are white, waxy solids. Isostearyl Alcohol is a clear liquid. Cetyl Alcohol and Stearyl Alcohol are the two major components of Cetearyl Alcohol. These ingredients are all fatty alcohols and that are widely used in cosmetics and personal care products, especially in skin lotions and creams.

Sodium Cetearyl Sulfate - Sodium Cetearyl Sulfate, Ammonium Coco-Sulfate, Ammonium Myristyl Sulfate, Sodium Cetyl Sulfate, Sodium Coco/Hydrogenated Tallow Sulfate, Sodium Coco-Sulfate, Sodium Decyl Sulfate, Sodium Ethylhexyl Sulfate, Sodium Myristyl Sulfate, Sodium Oleyl Sulfate, Sodium Stearyl Sulfate, Sodium Tallow Sulfate, Sodium Tridecyl Sulfate and Zinc Coco-Sulfate are salts of fatty alcohols bound to a sulfate group, also called alkyl sulfates. Coconut oil is the source of fatty alcohols for those ingredients with Coco in the name. 
   Among these structurally-related ingredients, Sodium Cetearyl Sulfate is the most frequently used in cosmetics and personal care products. Sodium Cetearyl Sulfate is the sodium salt of a mixture of cetyl and stearyl sulfate. It is a white to faintly yellow powder. In cosmetics and personal care products, Sodium Cetearyl Sulfate is used in the formulation of hair care products including shampoo, skin cleansers, and other skin care products.

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate - Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate, salts of Lauryl Sulfate, are widely used surfactants. In cosmetics and personal care products, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate are used primarily in shampoos, bath products, hair colorings, facial makeup, deodorants, perfumes, and shaving preparations, but can also be found in other product formulations.

Octyldodecanol - Stearyl Alcohol, Oleyl Alcohol and Octyldodecanol are long chain fatty alcohols. Stearyl Alcohol is a white, waxy solid with a faint odor, while Oleyl Alcohol and Octyldodecanol are clear, colorless liquids. These three ingredients are found in a wide variety of products such as hair conditioners, foundations, eye makeup, skin moisturizers, skin cleansers and other skin care products.

Stearic Acid - Stearic Acid, Lauric Acid, Myristic Acid, Oleic Acid and Palmitic Acid are fatty acids that occur naturally in some foods. In cosmetics and personal-care products, fatty acids and mixtures of fatty acids such as Stearic Acid, Oleic Acid, Lauric Acid, Palmitic Acid and Myristic Acid are used in a variety of cosmetic creams, cakes, soaps and pastes.

Tetrahydroxypropyl Ethylenediamine - neutralizes pH

Kaolin - Aluminum Silicate, Calcium Silicate, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Magnesium Silicate, Magnesium Trisilicate, Sodium Magnesium Silicate, Zirconium Silicate, Attapulgite, Bentonite, Fuller's Earth, Hectorite, Kaolin, Lithium Magnesium Silicate, Lithium Magnesium Sodium Silicate, Montmorillonite, Pyrophyllite and Zeolite are all clay-like ingredients that are based on silicates. In cosmetics and personal care products, these seventeen ingredients are used in a wide variety of product types, including bath products, makeup and skin care products.

Polyvinyl Alcohol - Polyvinyl Alcohol is a polymer of vinyl alcohol. In cosmetics and personal care products, Polyvinyl Alcohol is used in a wide range of products, including makeup, skin care products and facial masks.

Phenoxyethanol - Phenoxyethanol is an oily, slightly viscous liquid with a faint rose-like odor. In cosmetics and personal care products, Phenoxyethanol is used in the formulation of skin care products and can also be found in eye makeup, fragrances, blushers, foundations and makeup bases, lipstick, cuticle softeners, bath soaps and detergents, baby products, suntan and sunscreen products, and face, body and foot powders.

Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Butylparaben - Parabens is the general term used to describe a class of ingredients that are derived from para-aminobenzoic acid. The ingredients most often used in the formulation of cosmetic and personal care products includes Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Isopropylparaben, Butylparaben and Isobutylparaben. The potassium (Potassium Methylparaben, Potassium Ethylparaben, Potassium Propylparaben, Potassium Butylparaben) and sodium (Sodium Methylparaben, Sodium Ethylparaben, Sodium Propylparaben, Sodium Isopropylparaben, Sodium Butylparaben, Sodium Isobutylparaben) salts of these parabens can also be used in the formulation of cosmetics and personal care products. These paraben ingredients are widely used in cosmetics and personal care products, and can be found in almost all product categories.

Parafin Wax - mostly found as a white, odorless, tasteless, waxy solid

Petrolatum - Petrolatum occurs as a colorless or pale yellow semisolid. In cosmetics and personal care products, Petrolatum is used in the formulation of a variety of product types, including bath products, cleansing products, skin care products, makeup, shampoos, permanent waves, hair conditioners, shaving products, and suntan products.

Calcium Carbonate - Calcium Carbonate, Magnesium Carbonate, Potassium Carbonate and Zinc Carbonate are all salts of carbonic acid. All of these ingredients are white powders. These carbonate salts are used in bath products, makeup products, personal cleanliness products, shaving products, oral care products and skin and hair care products.

Sodium Benzoate - Benzyl Alcohol is a liquid and Benzoic Acid is a white, crystalline powder. Sodium Benzoate is the sodium salt of Benzoic Acid. In cosmetics and personal care products, Benzyl Alcohol, Benzoic Acid, and Sodium Benzoate are used in the formulation of a wide variety of product types.

Acacia Senegal Gum - Acacia Catechu Gum, Acacia Concinna Fruit Extract, Acacia Dealbata Leaf Extract, Acacia Dealbata Flower Wax, Acacia Decurrens Extract, Acacia Farnesiana Flower/Stem Extract, Acacia Farnesiana Flower Wax, Acacia Farnesiana Gum, Acacia Senegal Extract, Acacia Senegal Gum and Acacia Senegal Gum Extract are derived from various species of the acacia, which are also known as thorntrees or wattles. Acacia Senegal Gum is a white powder, also called gum arabic. In cosmetics and personal care products, acacia-derived ingredients are used in the formulation of skin care, hair care, makeup and bath products.

Dextrin - are white, yellow or brown powders that are partially or fully water-soluble
Hydroxymethylpentylcyclohexenecarboxaldehyde - is a synthetic fragrance known by the trade names Lyral, Kovanol, Mugonal, Landolal

Disodium EDTA - EDTA (ethylenediamine tetraacetic acid) and its salts, Calcium Disodium EDTA, Diammonium EDTA, Dipotassium EDTA, Disodium EDTA, TEA-EDTA, Tetrasodium EDTA, Tripotassium EDTA and Trisodium EDTA, and the related ingredients HEDTA (hydroxyethyl ethylenediamine triacetic acid) and its trisodium salt, Trisodium HEDTA, are crystalline powders often sold as aqueous solutions. In cosmetics and personal care products, these ingredients are widely used and can be found in moisturizers, skin care and cleansing products, personal cleanliness products, bath soaps, shampoos and conditioners, hair dyes, hair bleaches, and many other product types.

PEG-32 Propylene Glycol - PEG-25 Propylene Glycol Stearate, PEG-75 Propylene Glycol Stearate and PEG-120 Propylene Glycol Stearate are polyethylene glycol (PEG) ethers of propylene glycol stearate. PEG-10 Propylene Glycol is a polyethylene glycol ether propylene glycol. PEG-8 Propylene Glycol Cocoate is the polyethylene glycol ether of propylene glycol cocoate (fatty acids derived from coconut oil), and PEG-55 Proplyene Glycol Oleate is the polyethylene glycol ether of propylene glycol oleate. In cosmetics and personal care products, these six ingredients are used in the formulation of shampoos, bath products, personal cleanliness products and other skin and hair care products.

Propylene Glycol Ceteth-3-Acetate - Propylene Glycol is an organic alcohol. It is one of the most widely used ingredients in cosmetics and personal care products including fragrance formulations. Polypropylene Glycols (PPG), including PPG-9, PPG-12, PPG-15, PPG-17, PPG-20, PPG-26, PPG-30 and PPG-34 are polymers of Propylene Glycol and water. The number in the name represents that average number of units of Propylene Glycol in the compound.

PEG-8 Sterate - Polyethylene Glycol (PEG) Stearates (PEG-2 Stearate, PEG-6 Stearate, PEG-8 Stearate, PEG-12 Stearate, PEG-20 Stearate, PEG-32 Stearate, PEG-40 Stearate, PEG-50 Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, PEG-150 Stearate) are esters of polyethylene glycol and stearic acid. The PEG Stearates are soft to waxy solids that are white to tan in color. In cosmetics and personal care products, PEG Stearates are used in skin creams, conditioners, shampoos, body cleansers and soapless detergents.

Glyceryl Sterate - Glyceryl Stearate and Glyceryl Stearate SE are esterification products of glycerin and stearic acid. Glyceryl Stearate is a white or cream-colored wax-like solid. Glyceryl Stearate SE is a “Self-Emulsifying” form of Glyceryl Stearate that also contains a small amount of sodium and or potassium stearate. In cosmetics and personal care products, Glyceryl Stearate is widely used and can be found in lotions, creams, powders, skin cleansing products, makeup bases and foundations, mascara, eye shadow, eyeliner, hair conditioners and rinses, and suntan and sunscreen products.

PEG-75 Lanolin - The PEG Lanolin ingredients (PEG-5 Lanolin, PEG-10 Lanolin, PEG-20 Lanolin, PEG-24 Lanolin, PEG-27 Lanolin, PEG-30 Lanolin, PEG-35 Lanolin, PEG-40 Lanolin, PEG-50 Lanolin, PEG-55 Lanolin, PEG-60 Lanolin, PEG-75 Lanolin, PEG-85 Lanolin, PEG-100 Lanolin, PEG-150 Lanolin, PEG-5 Hydrogenated Lanolin, PEG-10 Hydrogenated Lanolin, PEG-20 Hydrogenated Lanolin, PEG-24 Hydrogenated Lanolin, PEG-30 Hydrogenated Lanolin, PEG-70 Hydrogenated Lanolin, PEG-75 Lanolin Oil, PEG-75 Lanolin Wax) are polyethylene glycol derivatives of lanolin or hydrogenated lanolin. Depending on molecular weight, these ingredients are liquids, semi-solids or solids.
   The PEG Lanolin ingredients are used in the formulation of bath products, hair conditioners, hair straighteners, permanent waves, hair sprays, shaving products, nail care products, skin products and eye makeup.

Phenoxyethanol - Phenoxyethanol is an oily, slightly viscous liquid with a faint rose-like odor. In cosmetics and personal care products, Phenoxyethanol is used in the formulation of skin care products and can also be found in eye makeup, fragrances, blushers, foundations and makeup bases, lipstick, cuticle softeners, bath soaps and detergents, baby products, suntan and sunscreen products, and face, body and foot powders.

Polyester-3 Disodium Distrylbiphenyl Disulfonate - N/A

*Formaldehyde - in its pure form is a colorless gas. However, Formaldehyde gas is not used as a cosmetic ingredient. Instead, Formaldehyde may be dissolved in water and used as Formalin. Other ingredients that slowly release Formaldehyde may also be added to cosmetic and personal care products as preservatives.

Safety Information
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has reviewed the safety of Formaldehyde and approved its use as an indirect food additive in a number of materials having contact with food.

The FDA has also indicated that Formaldehyde can be used in nail hardener products. Follow this link for more information about the use of Formaldehyde in nail hardener products.

The safety of Formaldehyde has been assessed by the Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) Expert Panel. The CIR Expert Panel evaluated the scientific data and concluded that Formaldehyde in cosmetics and personal care products was safe to the great majority of consumers. The CIR Expert Panel indicated that because of skin sensitivity of some individuals to this agent, the formulation and manufacture of a cosmetic product should ensure use at the minimal effective concentration of Formaldehyde, not to exceed 0.2% measured as free formaldehyde. The CIR Expert Panel recommended that Formaldehyde should not be used in cosmetic and personal care products intended to be aerosolized. In 2003, as part of the scheduled re-evaluation of ingredients, the CIR Expert Panel considered available new data on Formaldehyde and reaffirmed the above conclusion.

More safety information:
CIR Safety Review: The CIR Expert Panel noted that Formaldehyde is normal metabolite of all mammals. Formaldehyde is a highly reactive compound. It is this reactivity that makes it useful as a preservative, but it also is responsible for its irritant activity.

The CIR Expert Panel indicated that the toxic effects of Formaldehyde are all concentration and time dependent. Formaldehyde can be employed usefully at concentrations that are not irritating.

The CIR Expert Panel concluded that Formaldehyde in cosmetics and personal care products was safe to the great majority of consumers. Because of the skin sensitivity of some individuals to this agent, the formulation and manufacture of a cosmetics and personal care product should be such as to ensure use at the minimal effective concentration of Formaldehyde, not to exceed 0.2% measured as free Formaldehyde. The CIR Expert Panel recommended that Formaldehyde should not be used in cosmetics and personal care products intended to be aerosolized. 

Link to FDA Code of Federal Regulations for Formaldehyde

Formaldehyde is listed in the Cosmetics Directive of the European Union and may be used at maximum concentration of 0.2% (free Formaldehyde), and a maximum concentration of 0.1% in oral hygiene products. It is not permitted for use in aerosol products (see Annex VI), and aerosol dispensers. Finished products must be labeled with a warning "contains Formaldehyde" if Formaldehyde concentrations exceed the a value of 0.05% (Preamble of Annex VI). Nail hardener products may contain up to 5% Formaldehyde (see Annex III).
Link to the EU Cosmetics Directive:

Health Canada permits the use of Formaldehyde in non-aerosol cosmetics at concentrations of 0.2% or less, except in nail hardeners where the concentrations can be up to 5%, and in oral care products where concentrations limited to 0.1% or less. Nail hardeners containing Formaldehyde must be sold with nail shields, directions for use, and a caution regarding sensitization potential. 

The European Commission’s Scientific Committee on Cosmetic Products and Non-Food Products Intended for Consumers (SCCNFP) opinion concerning A Clarification on the Formaldehyde and Para-Formaldehyde Entry in Directive 76/768/EEC on Cosmetic Products

EU Cosmetic Ingredient Inventory

The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry’s factsheet on Formaldehyde

Search the FDA Code of Federal Regulations 

* - This is the ingredient that is questionable by alot of people in the face & body paint community.

Color Ingredients & Additives:

Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)
Iron Oxides (CI 77491)
Iron (III) Oxide Monohydrate Yellow (CI 77492)
Iron oxide black (CI 77499)
FD&C Red 7 (CI 15850)
FD&C Red 36 (CI 12085)
Ultramarines (CI 77007)
Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510)
Chromium Oxides Green (CI 77288)
FD&C Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140)
Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI 77289)
FD&C Red 40 Lake (CI 16035)
FD&C Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090)
Carmine (CI 75470)
FD&C Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985)
FD&C Red 21 Lake (CI 45380)
FD&C Red 27 Lake (CI 45410)
Manganese Violet (CI 77742)
Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163)
FD&C Red 30 (CI 73360)
FD&C Black 2 (CI 77266)
Phthalocyanine Blue (CI 74160)
Fluorescein Disodium Salt (CI 45350)
Mica (CI 77019)

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Day 89 - Funny Biloxi Beach!

Decided to take a walk on the beach here in Biloxi, MS and be a little silly at the same time!

Now let me tell you, not all the beach is this way, it s just this part. Most of the beach is very clean and beautiful.

I had fun doing this video and hope you had fun watching it. Until tomorrow, have fun painting!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Day 88 - Face Paint Warnings!

I just wanted to let all of you who follow and view my blog a chance to learn about these warnings that are being discussed on Facebook and in blogs. Most of these warnings pertain to the NEON paints distributed by DiamondFX, Wolfe FX, TAG & Kryolan. While Kryolan has been around for 75 years, the others have only been around the past 3-8 years. 

While there is a problem with some products not being FDA approved for cosmetic use, it does not necessarily mean it can not be used on the skin. FDA requires that, if they have not approved a product or all the ingredients used, the manufacturer must post a warning on the label of the product, such as cigarettes do.

Now, DO NOT let this discourage you from getting or doing a face painting. Here are some good examples of non-FDA approved products that are used on or in the body without highly adverse reactions: Henna Tattoos, Regular Tattoo Ink, Body Piercings & Implants. Now, I know what you are thinking, Henna is FDA approved, but ONLY for HAIR!

There is also the scare about FORMALDEHYDE. Let me tell you like I did with the Halloween Makeup scare last year when they found LEAD in it. Unless you use it everyday, all day for 6 months or longer, you will NOT see a decline in your health. Your limbs, eyes, nose, ears, hair & skin will not fall off if you wear the paint for 4 hours and maybe 2-4 times a year.

As listed by the Cosmetic Ingredient Review website:

Formaldehyde - ≤0.2% as free Formaldehyde, but keep to minimum; and should not be used in products intended to be aerosolized.
  As noted in the original safety assessment of formaldehyde, aqueous formaldehyde/formalin solutions can irritate the skin and cause contact urticaria and allergic sensitization in both occupationally and non-occupationally exposed persons. The North American Contact Dermatitis Group (NACDG) reported a 5% incidence of skin sensitization among 2,374 patients exposed to 2% formaldehyde in aqueous solution.
  Aqueous formaldehyde solutions as low as 0.01% can elicit skin responses in some sensitized persons under occlusive conditions. Most sensitized individuals can tolerate repeated topical axillary application of products containing up to 0.003% formaldehyde equivalents on normal skin.
  Cosmetic products containing 0.000185%-0.0925% formaldehyde equivalents were essentially nonirritating and non-sensitizing in 1,527 subjects in 18 studies summarized in Table 5 of the original
safety assessment.
  Recent reviews addressing the potential for aqueous formaldehyde/formalin solutions are consistent with the observations reported in the original assessment.
  For example, de Groot et al. (2009) noted that the frequency of sensitization to formaldehyde ranged from 6.8% to 9.3% in studies conducted from 1992 to 2005 in the U.S.
  The prevalence rates in European countries range from 2% to 3%.  The lowest concentrations of formaldehyde equivalents yielding allergic responses in formaldehyde sensitive patients were 0.02% to 0.03% in repeated open application tests (ROATs) of cosmetic creams and other products containing “formaldehyde releasers” on normal skin for up to 1 week.

The main point that Anna Wilinski is trying to make is that all the products should have warning labels on them and that the manufacturers need to list all ingredients used along with safety data information on all products and on their websites.

I agree totally with this and that is why I made this video and posted the following links, so you can be better informed and use what I call "COMMON SENSE"

Monday, March 28, 2011

Day 87 - NEW HD Camcorder & Special Request!

So I got my NEW HD Camcorder today and you can see the difference in my video. I am only using it at 720p until I get a 4GB SDHC card to go in it and then I will be doing all my videos in 1080p. Here are a few photos of the box and camcorder:

 Okay, now I also did a review of the Economy Inn here in Thibodaux, LA for the manager and have added it into the video so you can see it. This place is a must stay if you are ever in the area, it is the most affordable hotel in the area and looks better than most high priced hotels. Here are a few photos of the hotel:

This is a Double!

This is a Single Suite! Best for your Money!

Okay, last but not least, MY REQUEST to ALL VIEWERS!

Please got to this link (Flora Fotography) and Friend Request

Now click on this photo:

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Thank you and I hope you enjoyed my new video!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Day 86 - Again No Video, but There are PHOTOS!

Today was the last day of the Oak Alley Plantation Spring Arts & Crafts show and it did not goes as well as they said it would, but we did make out okay. I have some photos of the faces we did this weekend as promised below!

Now the reason I did not make a video is that I was going to stop by Office Depot and buy a new camcorder that records 1080p HD, but they were already closed and we were starving. I am just too tired to talk into a camera tonight and will surprise you with a great video tomorrow. It is going to consist of the review for the Economy Inn that we are staying at and I wanted it to be better quality than the past videos.

Oh, one other thing and I will be making or mentioning in a video about this, but my friend has entered a contest and she needs you help, please read the following:

"Between You and Gina Newsum

Gina Newsum March 26 at 10:22pm Report
i am so emotional right now, i can't tell you how thankful i am to you, i don't know how to dothose things yet, i have been wanting to make some type of face painting you tube, i promise i will learn some how, i am so grateful to you.

heres my (our) story, I don't really care if the public knows this , it's ok, i am proud of her so here goes,

Krista is the most wonderful amazing daughter a mom could ever have, she is my best friend, she graduated high school in 2009, with top honors, drum major, and mentor to dozens of students, mostly special needs students, her passion is to be a special needs teacher for autistic children, she works full time50 hours per week at a casino as a waitee, she attends college 30 hours a week, she will get her liberalarts degree in september of this year. Austin and Krista started dating in 11th grade of high scholl, i knew the minute she brough him home it was special with them, in 12th grade one month before they were to graduat, he was failing, she mentored him every night until midnight to get himn to pass, after he would leave she would do her work, she graduated with high honors top in her class, and he to graduated, four months later he enlisted in . the marines, he is stationed in Nc. now here is where they are special, they both put their families before themself. I have RSD a cronic pain syndrome, i had to retire four years ago, my hubby her dad's health has gone down hill, he only has been able to wok four to five months a year. Austins mom now has MS, and is failing in health and memory. THEY BOTH HELP WITH BOTH OUR HOUSEHOLDS, THEY HELP PAY 50 PERCENT OF OUR HOUSEHOLD BILLS, TO KEEP US AFLOAT, AND THEY ARE SAVING FOR A WEDDING. THEY WILL MARRY MAY 27TH OF THIS YEAR. i cry because i can not help her much, i was able to save money from some face painting and buy her dress, i am arranging all th flowers myself to save her money, and this contest, i am working so hard to help her, this win will give her professional photos for her wedding, they will come and photgraph all the entire wedding and give evert picture on cd and tape the ceremony, also four albums with pictures in it, this is about a 1500 win for first place, she was not going to have any professional photographer, just a cousin takng snap shots, she is such a wonderful girl, her heart is as big as the world, i cry to her that i can't help her, she wipes my eyes and says momma its ok as long as you are there standing by my side,the flora fotography contest on facebook is a dream for me, i can help here capture her special day the right way. i am so grateful to you daniel, for offering to do this, you are a very special person, not just for this but how on your videos you always offer to help anyone, the information on the contest is on my FACEBOOK PAGE, you have voted now and you know how to do it, friend flora fotography and you know the rest, I don't care what part of this story you use any or all of it, i just wantthe world to know that she is so special, and she is going to make the world a better place as a teacher of of special children, that is where her heart is. let me know if you need any thing else love you, be safe and GOD bless you my friend"

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