In the latest Getting to Know blog post, we chat with Belle MacColl aka Mrs Sparkles, founder of Born to Sparkle. We talk about all things glitter, parties and bringing joy to the local community, plus Belle’s got an amazing offer for Melville Mums!

Hi, Belle. Please tell us a bit about yourself

My name is Belle MacColl, but most people know me as Mrs Sparkles. I am the founder/co-director/boss lady at Born to Sparkle! 

We firmly believe that no matter your age, everyone deserves a little sparkle in their lives. 

Mr Sparkles & Glitter Glam are my immediate family and inspire me daily! Mr Sparkles is an engineer by day and glitter guy by night. He’s my right-hand man and the designer/manufacturer of all our bespoke glitter tattoos. 

Glitter Glam is my amazing little girl who loves helping us sparkle at events sometimes – she’s a talented sparkler!

My staff, which we like to call our “sparklers”, are considered to be part of the sparkle family as well.

What inspired you to start Born to Sparkle?

I started Born to Sparkle in 2016 as a way to support myself and help people! 

In 2015 I was a survivor of a serious motor vehicle accident which left me unable to return to my former job in the healthcare industry. 

I was really struggling. Not being able to work made me realise how much I missed it! 

My daughter knew that I could make people smile. She gave me the motivation to keep going! And with encouragement from Mr Sparkles, Born to Sparkle was born. 

Mrs Sparkles with Mr Sparkles and Glitter Glam

What services do you and your “sparklers” offer?

There are just so many to choose from! You’ll have to keep an eye on our socials and our website!

Our glitter tattoos are extremely popular & we’ve had an amazing response from the community! 

We have literally hundreds of designs to choose from and our catalogue is always growing based on what you love!

We are also known for our face sparkles and reusable gems. We love carting our sparkle bar around to all different kinds of celebrations, festivals and markets.

What you might not know about are our special add-ons! We have DJs, balloon twisters, face painters, hair braiders, and dancers in the Sparkle Crew. We can create custom glitter tattoo designs, bring disco party lights, play party games, and lots more…

We’ve actually got a discount code for you ladies – use MELVILLEMUMS to get 10% off when you book a sparkle party. We really appreciate your support!

What do you love most about what you do?

I love making people smile. Honestly, giving back to the community and lighting up someone’s life in a small but sparkly way really makes my day. 

So, what’s next for Born to Sparkle?

We do have some exciting projects in the pipeline. For example, our DIY Sparkle Packs where we teach you how to sparkle at home. 

We’ve also teamed up with another local, small business, Delish Ice, for a cool collaboration.

We’re working on a very exciting, shimmery new range of glitter-free tattoos. This is top secret! Keep your eyes peeled…

We are also wanting to expand our NAIDOC pack if any ATSI community members are interested in consulting with us.

Any exciting community events coming up?

Since the COVID-19 restrictions were lifted, we’ve been able to do sparkle parties for people again! Look out for us in the community as the restrictions continue to ease up. We’d love to see you and get you glittery! We actually are giving out FREE Sparkles at the City of Melville Kidchella so come and say “Hi!”

What are some of your favourite local places/things to do?

My favourite place is Fremantle of course! But I do like going on adventures, discovering new places, food, coffee and just meeting people.

I love partying with all my sparklers. 

But I also like to relax, put my feet up and have a glass of wine during my down-time.

I love my bed! There is nothing like it after all the business and Mum duties are done and, if I ever get the chance, I love a good sleep in!

To stay up-to-date with all things Born to Sparkle, head to their website, Facebook page or Instagram feed.

If you loved this post, check out our Getting to Know… blog series, which features local mums and business owners.

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