Temporary Tattoos sparkling by the sea: SummerSalt 2017
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Over the weekend Born to Sparkle were sprinkling their pixie dust from Fremantle, to Margaret River and across the ocean to Wadjemup/Rottnest Island. If you were to follow this shimmering trail your destination would be the WA leg of the SummerSalt Festival.
What better way to start your summer than with some classic tunes from The Cat Empire & Xavier Rudd, with a cold beverage in hand and the sand between your toes? And let’s not forget one more essential ingredient! SPARKLES!
Our very own Glitter Glam got to have a chat with Xavier at Noongar Radio 100.9fm. Glitter Glam asked Xavier some really great questions. She wanted to know what law Xavier would implement if he were Prime-minister. “I would definitely make sure that all Australian kids would learn the story of the land.” he said. “Cultural studies should be included on a large scale, for indigenous and non-indigenous kids-the spirit of our country runs through everybody” he added. “The other thing I would do is make healthy food really cheap! because healthy food is the best and everybody should get the opportunity to eat good quality organic food -without having to pay through the nose.”
Glitter Glam also wanted to know about the first song Xavier had ever written, and who he shared it with.
“I was writing songs when I was probably about your age-(9) I remember I sang a couple of songs to my Mum and my Dad here and there. But I was so nervous singing songs to anybody when I was a little kid. I always kept them to myself-they were like my little secret. It took me a long, long time to sing a song in front of anybody.”
Given the history of Rottnest/Wadjemup it was also interesting to get Xaviers perspective on what it felt like to perform there, as an indigenous man (Wurundjeri).
“At first I was unsure-I reached out to (elder) Uncle Walter and talked to him about it and he thought it was OK. It (performing) brings spirit to the place and respect. Uncle Walter went out there…and started to do ceremony and bring good spirits to the place. It felt good in the end. Sometimes you’re on a place where there’s all sorry business and such horrible sadness and if that is the only thing to remember then positive or good energy isn’t ignited. So it felt like people were there in a respectful way and understood the history. And we were able to celebrate the positive side of that place.”
Xavier also had a special request for Glitter Glam-“Miley-when you’re famous, make sure you let me open for you! I want to be your special guest”
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Hundreds of punters lined up on Saturday in Margaret River and on Sunday at Wadjemup/Rottnest Island for their own sprinkling of magic. A perfect stop at SummerSalt for a quick refresher between the bands and bevs’.
The weather was perfect; overcast with a cool sea breeze gently tickling the sun-bleached hair of festival goers. The salty air, cool lapping ocean and barefoot patrons made for an ultra-relaxed vibe. A perfect introduction to summer.
Born to Sparkle was one of just a handful of stalls at Margaret River and Hotel Rottnest over the weekend. People of all ages lined up for the magic touch of the sparkle crew, many delighted punters coming back for a second or even third shining souvenir.
For SummerSalt 2017, Born to Sparkle whipped up a custom tattoo ensuring that Cat Empire, Xavier Rudd, Emmanuel Jal and Lucy Peach fans could savour this musical experience for that little bit longer.
Born to Sparkle offer a diverse range of designs but can create unique tattoos for special events-just like this one-to compliment your experience.
The sparkle crew are no strangers to special requests! Over the course of SummerSalt customer requests included gun metal grey pirate swords, rainbow unicorns and a black, yellow and red heart encasing a musical note as a sign of respect to our first nation people.
Glitter is not just for the girls, as several men popped their glitter cherries at SummerSalt, enjoying the sparkle life just as much as the ladies. In fact the sparkle crew were given creative license on some occasions which resulted in some very creative, shimmery faces.
A notable customer that entered the Born to Sparkle tent was a 9 year old Judo champion. He requested an ombre green snake, a silver sword with red diamonds on the handle and an upper arm yin & yang symbol. This demonstrates there is something for everyone at Born to Sparkle.
The ‘Glitterati’ specialize in temporary tattoos and glitter make up artistry. If, like some of the SummerSalt fans, you and your bestie would like rose gold brows, a half-moon of turquoise around your eye or a pink glittery pout Born to Sparkle is on hand to help.
Born to Sparkle can add a touch of glamour to your next event, whether it’s a children’s party, hens’ night or corporate function.
Who wouldn’t want a mermaid brightening their day with her twinkling trail?