‘Add a little sparkle’

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Youth Ventures — By Shannon O'Keefe/Special to The Star

Jessica Howlett, left, and Kimberly Chaulk are seen with their business, “Add a Little Sparkle,” at the Canada Day celebrations in Stephenville last week.

There’s a new kind of tattoo in town — one that sparkles.

Jessica Howlett and Kimberly Chaulk, Grade 7 students at Stephenville Middle School, have been in the glitter tattoo business for less than a month, and they have been loving every minute of it. Their business, “Add a Little Sparkle,” provides temporary glitter tattoos that last between three and five days. Yes parents, even with regular bathing.

The tattoos are applied with safe, non-toxic body glue over a stencil. Once the glue has dried for a few seconds, glitter is then applied on top, sticking to whichever pattern the stencil outlines. After peeling the stick-on stencil away, the result is a fun, safe, sparkly tattoo.

Kimberly and Jessica wanted to know more about Youth Ventures, a program designed to help students aged 12-29 start and run a business.

After careful consideration and some research online, the girls decided to order a kit to start their glitter tattoo business. They’ve had wonderful success, with one customer from the Canada Day celebrations in Stephenville saying their business was, “the best thing at the whole event this year.”

“Add a Little Sparkle” will be at various community events throughout the summer, and the girls are also available for birthday parties and special events. To inquire about booking, contact Jessica at 649-7904, Kimberly at 649-6353 or email: addalittlesparkle@hotmail.com.   


For more information about Youth Ventures, contact the Humber Valley/White Bay coordinator Bethany Roberts: 635-3861, the CBDC Humber coordinator Maddison Canning: 639-7758, or the CBDC Long Range (Bay St. George area) coordinator Shannon O’Keefe at 643-1231.

Organizations: The Star, Youth Ventures, Stephenville Middle School

Geographic location: Stephenville, Humber Valley, White Bay St. George

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  • Tyson Bennett
    July 09, 2014 - 16:56

    Good for you Kimberly and Jessica! Thank you to Shannon O'Keefe for being available at our school to distribute information to the youth!