DF Ireland was set up by San in 2015. San is originally from the Netherlands but moved to Ireland to study Anthropology in 2010. She fell in love with Ireland and an Irishman and decided to settle here.

After working in an office job for several years, San realised it wasn’t for her. When her baby girl was born in 2015 she decided to give in to her creative side and set up DF Ireland.

Starting with face painting for children’s parties, the business quickly grew to also provide face painting for adults, prenatal belly art, workshops and a mini nail spa service.

As of October 2016 her team has expanded. DF Ireland is now always on the look out for new talent. Training budding artists is now a big part of the job.

‘I love what I do… It’s incredibly special to be invited into someone’s home and be part of their special occasion. It is so rewarding and suits my own family life as I get to spend lots of time with my husband and girls.’