Halloween Bookings 2017

Welcome to the Noodles Halloween makeover Studio, our favourite time of the year as we get to do speciality 1:1 bookings with qualified special fx makeup artist Nicky.

Save 20% book by midnight 22/10/17

All Halloween make up bookings £20

(£5 deposit required when booking, details below)

*If your special FX makeup design requires the use of Latex or Spirit gum a patch test will be required 48hours prior to the makeup application, contact Nicky to discuss details.

Nicky Noodles CharacterWe do also ask for a £5 Confirmation Fee when booking to ensure the time slot is reserved. This comes out of the total amount quoted the remaining £15 will be due on the day.


There are two ways to pay Paypal through this link PayPal.me/NickyNoodles/5 or Bank Transfer to Nicola Fletcher Barclays 43430154 20-11-88  (Please send a message to confirm the Transfer has been sent.)


The Halloween studio is located at 5 Westway, Farsley, LS28 5HU. Please arrive 10 mins early if possible to avoid delays, if you do have any issues or delays on the day contact Nicky on 07722094923 

Look forward to seeing you soon!

Thank you.

Bliss in a field! – Festival Review

As the Nicky Noodles On Tour kicks off, I thought I’d get my writing cap on and tell everyone about my beautiful adventure at Blissfields the first festival of the season and boy did I love being back in a field.

There’s no greater joy in rocking up on a field after a 6hour drive (in the blistering sun and traffic), to then be greeted with hugs, smiles and warm welcomes as I join the Angel Gardens team for another year of festival fun.

Over the past 8 years I’ve worked with Angel Gardens on and off squeezing in festivals wherever I can in the summer but in recent years I’ve had to step back and build up my own business  (wonder what that could be?)  but as I greeted the team (old and new) felt like only yesterday since I last joined my festival family in a field full of love and hugs, music and laughter.

The scariest part was looking at all the angel gardens crew children and seeing how much they have grown and how they have become their own little people, beautiful independent unique little people.

My magic moment of the weekend was on the very last day when I let the crew kids get their own back by attacking me with face painting, a precious moment I’ll never forget!

Many people think festivals aren’t a place for children but I couldn’t disagree more (as long as you pick the right ones) It’s a wonderful atmosphere where kids can play safely learn about diversity and the kindness of others, It’s an atmosphere words can not do justice. I still remember my first festival at 16 and just being shocked by how friendly and kind everyone around you is and that feeling of belonging.

While setting up I got badly sunburnt which set me up to hide from the sun at every given moment in my true vampire form. I’m not very up to date on music and I only knew one band over the weekend Electro Swing Circus (check them out they’re amazing!) I sang and danced so much the I lost my voice on day 1 oops!. Generally, at festivals, I choose to spend most of my time with the Angel Gardens crew singing songs around the campfire, pitching in with the activities and being part of the family, that to me, is what’s important.

Overall Blissfields was quieter to some of the other festivals I have been to in the past, being run on Thurs/Friday/Sat means there less young children about as it’s still in the school term but I still got to make lots of children and adults happy with colourful festival face paint magic. Here are some of my favourite face painting pics from the weekend…

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My top 3 tips to survive any festival

  1. Stock up on instant NOODLES! – an absolute necessity, in my opinion.

  2. Pack a spare Loo roll or pack of tissues – just in case the portaloos are empty
  3. Don’t forget to wear sunscreen!!!  Sunburn hurts a lot and the shade is your best friend

Big shout-outs to…

Please click on their names and check out their pages!

Next, I will be at Truck Festival in Oxford then to Ynot in Derbyshire so if you are there too please do come say hi!

Don’t forget your Love, Hugs, Likes and Shares, See you soon! 

Xx- Nicky Noodles -xX

Adventure Awaits!

Summer adventuresAdventure time, come on grab your friends, the summer is here and Nicky Noodles is going on tour, YEY!

So many exciting things have been happening in the Noodles world these past few months and even more exciting things are soon to come. So here’s a quick catch up and stuff to look forward to…

Summer adventure! – This year I’m proud to announce I’m going to be working with the wonderful Angel Gardens team, face painting lots of kids and adults at festivals all over the UK. Starting off with Blissfields, then to Truck Festival and finally Y-not festival. It’s so exciting and I can’t wait to be living like a snail for the next month.

Past adventure! – As one door closes another one opens. It’s finally official after a hard year working and stressing I’ve finally passed my course with Distinctions* and now I am officially a makeup artist.

Makeup? I thought you where a face painter?!

So not only can I do awesome face paint designs for kids of all ages, I can also do wicked special fx makeup like never before and it’s so much fun!

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Does that mean no more Nicky Noodles?

NO! Of course not face paint is still my passion and I couldn’t bear the thought of stopping, what it means is I now have the knowledge and power to expand and keep creating in loads more different ways, which leads me to…

Never Normal Events

A new Business adventure! – This year I am launching a new company specifically aimed for the evening and special events inc; fire, circus performance, make up art. Leaving Nicky Noodles Entertainment all the fun party kids stuff. So watch this space more news will be coming soon!

What adventures are you looking forward to this summer?

Lots of Love, xX- Nicky Noodles -Xx

April Easter Catch Up!

Wow, what a month, this easter has been spectacularly busy and I have some exciting news to share with you all.

I’m so happy I wanted to tell everyone and shout about it, I wouldn’t usually mix personal and business stories on my page but it’s all Nicky Noodles at the end of the day my business is my everything, making you happy makes me happy so let’s celebrate together the happy news.

During the month I’ve sung my heart out hosting 2 karaoke nights at the Wellington in Shadwell. What a laugh we had together with the locals it really is one of my favourite activities I offer, not many people know I offer Karaoke entertainment if you’re interested please do get in touch to book.

I went on a pirate adventure with the youngsters at All Stars Nursery in Farsley, A storytelling interactive workshop, we learnt about the pirate ship, fought the invisible Captain Skellybones, painted out faces and had sword fights with real balloon swords! All to save the magical mermaids bubble. Let us know if you would like to see more storytelling adventure parties in the near future, we are always looking for ways to improve and keep our parties the best in town.

Of course, our Easter could not be complete without the Farsley WMC big Easter party. We had DJ Stu playing lots of fun games and hosting the one and only FWMC Easter Bonnet contest while I was busy away painting the cutest bunny faces, Awwwww!

More photos here

To finish up the month Me and my partner celebrated our engagement party for friends and family, we sang together, laughed together and partied together. It was a truly wonderful night and so grateful to know such wonderful people. SUPRISE… we shocked them all with the announcement to come and join us all for the actual wedding the same time next year!

Words can not describe how I excited I am to be planning the biggest party of my life, I have never done this before and never plan on doing it again so I am looking for any help, suggestions, whatever; if you can offer advice or a service let me know in the comments.

Easter bunny? chocolate rabbit?… no an actual rabbit!?! and she’s gorgeous!

I’ve never seen myself as a bunny girl or even liked rabbits (I was scared of them as a kid)…

But it was love at first sight <3

The shop was going to send her back to the breeder because the manager thought she’d never sell with one ear missing, so we decided to give her a forever home with us and she is a total soft cuddly nutter just like the rest of us.

So proudly introducing the newest member of the noodles family…

Miss Lopsi Noodles

Happy Easter everyone!

Send me a message in the comments if you enjoyed this post 🙂

xX – Nicky Noodles – Xx

 

Sleepless ramblings!

Sometimes I find myself sat awake at 3 am wondering how it is I’ve managed to forget how to fall asleep oncan't sleepce again (you’d think it would be easy I’ve had lots of practice).

Even so, I find it quite a peaceful yet very annoying time of the day where I don’t do much but think… Mostly about random stuff flittering through my brain and other times I find myself planning about what to do next.

I keep promising myself I will use this blog more but every time I say this I either run out of things to say or just can’t seem to find the time. Currently, I’m studying Special fx & media make up on a night class at college spend two days a week teaching and help run Leeds Children’s Circus and the rest of my time I split running Nicky Noodles, spending time with family and occasionally just about manage to sleep! So even though this post isn’t strictly Nicky Noodles Ents related I’m sure this is a good time to get to know me a little better as I unravel my sleepless mind.

I’ve always been a big dreamer (ironic when you can’t sleep), I have lots of ideas but never enough time, I pretend to organised, with at least 7 notebooks on the go at the moment (I always seem to loose them) but the one thing I can be sure of is that I’m Never Normal. That is perfectly ok too, I like being weird, I like being unique, I like that I can make people smile and proud that this is what I do for a living. Some people don’t like that I unicycle for a hobby or that I have two beautiful pet rats and that’s ok too but just never forget I’m still human, I still feel and sometimes I just can’t sleep!

Ibe proud have a big fear of sharing my work/ thoughts in case people don’t like it or find it irritating (which still may be the case). But I am proud of what I do and I want to dedicate 2017 to sharing my passions via blog, facebook Instagram anything. Because if you’re proud of something there’s nothing wrong with sharing it and hopefully inspiring others to do the same.

So let me know, what are you proud of today?

 

Halloween is coming!

Yes, it’s my favourite time of year once again, and this year Halloween is going to be better and spookier
than EVER!

Halloween 2016I am so pleased to be announcing that this year I will be teaming up with the wonderful Smitin Hair team in Farsley to give you the best look this Halloween.

Whether you looking for that perfect glam gore look or want to be as pretty as a pumpkin look stunningly spooky by booking with us for your hair and makeup designs. Slots are still available on Saturday the 29th of Oct but they are filling up quick so call Andrea on 01132576664 to make sure you don’t miss out.

 Alternatively, you contact me to discuss design ideas or arrange appointments on other dates around the Halloween period.

And now for the fun bit! Every year I always create some unique designs on the run up to Halloween but this year I need you to help me decide. Comment on my FB page or message me your challenge for over the next two weeks and if I pick your design I may even upload my first ever painting tutorial so you can give it a go yourself on Halloween! *subject to me actually being able to find a camera*

I am sooooooo nervous about this! I’ve never done a face painting tutorial before but it will be really exciting to give it a try, so do please get in touch, comment, like and share and let me know what look you want me to create.

And thank you once again for reading my little blog, Have a wonderful Halloween!!

Nicky <3

 

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Goodbye summer, see you next year!

Hello? where are you Nicky we miss you?!?

Well no you probably haven’t said that but I hope you have noticed that the Nicky Noodles blog and FB page has been pretty quiet recently, but don’t worry I haven’t forgotten about you.

You might be thinking I’ve had a break for a while but that couldn’t be further from the truth, in fact, it has been one of our busiest summers yet and I’ve also been working behind the scenes on a shiny new look and lots of exciting new projects coming your way!


Dum dum dum dum duuuuuumm……….!

Nicky Noodles Entertainment Logo
Presenting our new logo…

4 years on since I started my business and I decided it was time for a new look. Don’t worry I am still the same old Nicky Noodles except now even more professional. It’s been hard work but 20designs and 4designers later we finally came up with this beauty to represent my company, hope you like it, let me know what you think. 🙂


 

This summer has simply been crazy!! and so much fun and I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who has supported me this year, I love making people happy for a living and I simply cannot express all the gratitude I have to the parents, organisers, colleagues and friends, who book me and work beside me.

So here are my 10 ten favourite pictures of the summer.

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To finish off I kept something just for you. My first ever giveaway to celebrate my new nephew or niece <3 It’s not too late to enter just click here to get all the details.Baby Bump Paintings

 

Thanks again, for taking the time to read my little blog post. I will be posting more regularly again soon but in the meantime don’t forget to like my facebook page to keep up to date and pass on a smile today 🙂

– Nicky Noodles

Just Smile :)

smile because you canDo something today that brings a smile to someone’s day, a random act of kindness. It could be a conversation at the bus stop, give someone a balloon, sing a song or even just smiling yourself can be very infectious!

Be beautiful ;)In this world today, there is truly never enough smiles, too many people wrapped up in their own little worlds, pulling duck faces in clubs trying everything to be like someone else. But what they don’t realise is being yourself is truly beautiful, a smile is the most gorgeous accessory you could ever wear. Everybody is special and unique and we need to celebrate that every day.

I’m not saying you should wear a giant rainbow jacket every day like I do, I’m saying be YOU, be whatever makes you happy! Smile until your face aches, giggle like a toddler does. Just bring joy to the world.

People ask why I love working with children, it’s because there are truly genuine people, there not trying to be like anyone else or fit in they just want to have fun!Smile and Sparkle!

Yes I know, as you get older you try desperately as a teen to be like everyone else, one of the cool kids while desperately trying to be an adult and somewhere in that it’s very easy to loose yourself. I’ll be honest I cherish and despise my teen years and I’m sure there’s a lot out there who will agree. I hated not knowing who I was anymore, trying to make big decisions about where I was going with my life, trying to pick the right classes, do the right thing all at the same time of trying to be invisible from the bullies in the class. I had no idea what I would do, no idea what my future would hold, all I knew is I wanted to make people SMILE.

Change the world - smilePeople think I’m crazy because I call face painting etc. a career but to me it is, it is something I’m truly passionate about, I am good at, I’m always trying to improve at, something I love and best of all I get to create smiles. There is nothing more beautiful than seeing a child’s face light up when they look into the mirror and be transformed, or that moment when a child truly believe that you are a real pixie and truly believe in magic… moments like these truly make it all worthwhile, the back pain, the stress, the struggle during quiet spells.

So do me a favour today… go make someone smile 🙂

How to make your own juggling balls!

Kids feeling bored and fed up? Why not get creative and make your own juggling balls!

This week I thought I’d give you a fun easy activity to do with your kids, and maybe even you can learn to juggle too.

Juggling is a fantastic skill to learn and so much fun once you get started, it helps improve hand-eye coordination and reaction speed, really there’s just no reason not to learn. Here’s my recipe for making awesome juggling balls to get you started on your journey.Make your own juggling balls

And we’re not going to leave it there if you want to learn to juggle their lots of step by step guides on the internet to get you started.

Do you want to be a UNIcorn???

Yes, a UNIcorn. I’m almost certain this is a question you ask yourself every day! 😉

I am so excited to announce that next week I will be starting my very own Unicycle club called…

…(drumroll please)…

UNIcorn project logo - blue


Keep tryingUnicycling is so much fun for any age and there truly isn’t enough people out there that’s daft enough to try it, so I’m determined to change that. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never even sat on one before I will be going from the very basics and with a little determination anyone can do it! Don’t get me wrong it is a very difficult skill to learn and it does take time but life is about learning. Watch a baby learning to walk or a kid learning to ride a bike or even an adult learning to drive, all of those skills seemed impossible to them at the start but if they don’t give up and always keep pushing themselves further and further, they do it, they achieve the impossible! and I truly believe you can too.

So Nicky why UNIcorn’s? Well its simple, unicorns are awesome & unicycling is awesome, plus it’s pretty darn catchy too, isn’t it? 😉

b4134510b918808a820e0fc7c06f27a3With the support of Columbia Threadneedle World Triathlon Leeds, Leeds children’s circus will be running the class for 6 weeks starting on Thursday the 12th of may at Harehills lane baptist church and it only costs £3 to take part.

6pm-7pm Age 10+
7:15-8:45pm Age 16 to 100

To add a little more fun to the project we will be taking part in a ‘wheely’ big challenge on Sunday the 12th June at the triathlon event in Leeds… but more about that soon!


 

This weekend I also will be out and about tormenting the people in Leeds city centre with our very own unicorn, let us know if you spot us (we won’t be hard to miss).


Unicorn-Women-s-T-ShirtsIn just 7 days our first class will begin so if you have ever just wanted to try something crazy and impossible this is the best place to be.
Wherever you want to learn a skill that’s guaranteed to amaze your friends or just want a new hobby, Unicycling is for you!!

So please like, share, comment, just get in touch and come and join us next Thursday.

With our help, you can become a UNIcorn too!

#LearnToRide #UnicornProject