Thursday, 29 November 2012

Blog sale!

What originally started out yesterday as me having a small eBay clear out/trying to save money for Xmas and I want to buy my boyfriend a puppy...Not! I know he reads this so that was just for my own childish entertainment hehe, anywaaay I found masses of barely used make-up that could do with a new home and so I decided a blog sale was in order...

Rules of sale are...

-Open to UK only 
- Postage and packing is included in the price 
- Please pay within 24 hours of me sending you the invoice, or it will go to the next in line.
- Payment through paypal only!
-All products will arrive completely sanitised
- Any problems just send me an email ( or tweet me @pixie_lashes :) 

Please comment below with the description of what you would like,and your paypal address!

NARS Sheer matte foundation shade santa fe (used twice) £11.00
Stila Correct and perfect foundation shade medium (usage shown) £7.00

RMK blush shade 06 rose (used once there is a tiny nail mark in the bottom left of pan) £5.00
MAC creme blush in Britwit (usage shown)  £6.00 sold
Benefit Bella bamba blush (used around 4/5 times) the box is a little scuffed £9.00

Sleek blush in Flamingo (left)  sold and Pan Tao (right) usage shown 
£2.00 each

NYX 78 Colour palette hardly used £10.50

Chanel Ombres de perlees palette usage shown colours have been foiled
£10.00 sold

MUA Heaven and Earth palette never used still sealed
£2.50 sold

MAC Deep truth eye shadow usage as shown

MAC Pigments
Dark soul (left) around 75% full £6
Cornflower (right) around 50% full £4

benefit single eye shadows 
low profile (left) £3sold
moody (right) £3 sold

NARS Egea eye shadow duo usage as shown
£12 sold

Urban Decay 24/7 glide on liner in zero £5
benefit magic ink liquid liner (swatched once) £5 sold

NARS Velvet matte lip pencil in Bolero 

Top to bottom
NARS lipgloss in belize £8
NARS lipgloss in scandal £8
both have only been used a few times

Rouge bunny rouge Dazzling sip shimmering luxe balm in pinch of nude
used twice
£7 sold

Jemma Kidd lipstick in 06 retro used once
MAC Lip liners
Bottom-Brick  sold
both barely used 
£6 each

OPI Polishes full sized
Dulce de leche (used once) £6
Not like the movies (used twice) £5 sold
Bring on the bling (90% full) £6 sold

China glaze meteor shower used twice £6 sold
essie mint candy apple 90% full £5
Chanel Black pearl (with box) used twice £9 sold

Phew, I didn't really think I had this much stuff going unloved in my drawers, that felt quite theraputic! Oh and as I was initially only intending to sell a few things there are some NARS, Urban decay and Laura Mercier products over on my eBay aswell (link!)


Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Primark Autumn/Winter 2012: My picks

I pretty much love Primark all year round, it has it's crappy times quite often throughout the year but it just always seems to really come into it's own during the Autumn/Winter months, and at this time every year I find myself almost physically craving weekly trips as much as Augustus Gloop craves Wonka joke... ;) I did a bit of a spree in there a couple of weeks ago, but after going through InStyle's editors picks tonight I can see that another one is well and truly on the cards... 

Clockwise from top left

001-Triangle Necklace £3
002-Star stud jumper £14
003-Pink and grey knit bobble hat £3
004-Embellished collar dress £17
005-Grey stripe knit £6
006-Moustache slippers £8
007-Black sequin striped jumper £12
008-Chiffon maxi dress £18
009-Gold spike necklace £4
010-Berry knit snood £5
011-Fringe font khaki t-shirt £7
012-Stud pocket khaki trousers £13
013-Black cuban ankle boots £18
014-Textured rings £3
015 (centre) - Tiger tip chiffon top £7

0.1% Half of me is hoping that as it is just before Xmas and not an ideal time to be spending money on myself that at least a few of these items will look a lot less desirable in real life as is often the Primark way, but I think I did well to pick only 15 out of the 99 editors picks so maybe I should feed my inner Gloop and reward myself for being so frugal? ;) 


Wednesday, 21 November 2012

EOTD: Remember the NAKED palette?

Of course you do... :) 
For me this is the palette that I would choose above all others if I had someone (for whatever reason) holding a gun to my head and giving me a palette ultimatum.It's a palette I reach for most days, weather I'm having a lazy day, but not so lazy that I go sans eye shadow, or I feel like a full on smoky eye. It's so versatile that there's no wonder it has withstood the initial hype and remains a firm favourite.

Today was a 'day time smoky' kinda day, initially, as I didn't plan on venturing out too far in the torrential downpour that this morning offered us up in the UK I was planning on having an above mentioned lazy make-up day, but I was off work and had a bit of extra time to play so this is what I ended up with instead.

Virgin all over lid
Toasted in centre of lid
Gunmetal in crease and 'outer v' then blended upwards and outwards
A mixture of Gunmetal and Creep on a damp angled eyeliner brush pushed into top lash line
A mixture of Toasted and Gunmetal on a pencil brush smudged into lower lash line.
One coat of Max factor eye brightening mascara on upper and lower lashes

This follows the rules of my usual day time smoky eye.
A light colour on the lid with a smoky 'outer v' blended into the crease, and a little definition along the lash lines using powder to avoid being overly harsh.
Paired with a nude lip and a bit of bronzer I was good to go (nowhere!) 

I had to search my blog archive for this as my NAKED palette is feeling a little camera shy these days (ie the mirror is smashed and it is very well loved ;) )

Is this a 'go to' palette for you?


Friday, 16 November 2012


Left to right
 001-Standard Autumn bedtime behaviour
002-Pretty boy
003-Mini pumpkin 
004-New HG mascara (I repurchased this today)
005- Miley moo <3
006-Pretty boy is a feeeder! also what is with the disgusting honey chocolate in this box? Just wrong Cadbury!
007- Crappy coffee in a cute mug
008- 1st Gingerbread latte of the year #feelingfestive

Just a quick post as I haven't really got alot to say for myself "beauty wise" this week but I was feeling "bloggy" so I thought I'd pop up my last few instagram pictures instead, I've never done one of these posts and I always enjoy looking at them on other blogs.
 I've had a little play around with my blog today and made myself a new header, bit of a stressful process and I still have the headache from staring at the screen for so long but I'm pretty happy with how it turned out  let me know what you think, is it crap?
Oooh I say I have nothing to say on the subject of beauty but I have gone foundation-less for the past week thanks to the re-discovery of Origins vitazing moisturiser (and a couple of other face perker-uppers) I'm definitely going to pop up a post on this very soon.

Other than Im v.excited to watch Breaking Dawn part 2 at some point post hysteria I haven't got alot to tell you so I'm off to fake tan *groan* for a night out tomorrow.
Happy weekend!! 

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Have Primark nailed it?!

My nails suck, big time! despite never being a nail biter or one to partake in much manual labour (lolz) I find that my nails grow just to the tips of my fingers, then get all peely and break, so about 80% of the time since I was 14 or 15 I have relied on false nails. I really wouldn't like to sit and tot up how much money I have spent on what are essentially little squares of plastic over the when I spotted (get it!) what I think are a new range of nails in Primark for £1 I was all over giving them a go! I feel a bit tight saying that I was "disappointed" in anything about these nails, I mean they were a pound so that would be an over exaggeration, buuut after the second day the design had started to wear off, by the fourth a couple of them had snapped across the top and by day 7 they were looking very shabby indeed, which, if I had spent the 7 or 8 pounds that I usually would on a pack from Boots I would have been pretty miffed about so these nails definitely fall into the "you get what you pay for" category in terms of quality. 

With all that said, and not liking to sound negative especially against my beloved Primark I'm imagining that these nails have been designed for the purpose of nights out and the like which they are most definitely fabulous for... so yeah Primark, you nailed it kinda ;) 


Monday, 12 November 2012

MAC Monday #3 'Pink swoon' blush

I originally bought this blush after hearing that it was a favourite of Kim Kardashian (so many things in my collection are Kim K's fault) ! It is a pretty sheer blush, but can be built up to achieve a brighter pop of colour on the cheeks. MAC describe it as 'clearly pink' which, yes, it is clearly pink but I describe it as pepto bismol pink. I've hit pan on it not particularly because I love it, (I do like it alot it's just I have better blushers that I reach for more often) I think the majority of my usage of this has been me trying to bring out my inner Kardashian! 

What are your favourite MAC blushers?

Friday, 9 November 2012

Primark Haul video

Happy Friday!!

I did a bit of shopping at the beginning of this week and Primark was having one of its good days so I picked up quite a few bits and pieces which prompted me to get my butt into gear and film a long overdue Haul video for my You Tube channel! I was so so nervous sitting talking into the camera so apologies at my pleb like behaviour if you do watch the video! Anyway just a quickie from me as I have a big old pile of stuff to clear up now and I can already hear the pub calling my name ;) 
I hope you all have a luverrrrly weekend 

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Rimmel Wake Me Up foundation review

I'm a foundation freak, you may already be aware of this if you have read this blog for any length of time, but when I initially saw this a while back in Superdrug I wasn't falling for it as I normally would, no, it appeared that I had malfunctioned or something that day and I didn't even pick it up in fact I had a little chuckle at it rolled my eyes and walked right past without even having a nosey! I think it was the name of it which on any other day would suck me right in but that day it didn't, it irritated me instead I wasn't prepared to be disappointed by another bold claiming high street foundation and remember thinking how very sensible I was and giving myself a little pat on the back for turning a corner.

But then I stumbled across a few reviews on it and became ever so slightly curious, then I noticed it appearing in monthly favourite video's on You Tube, curiosity got the better of me and BAM I was all over it like a tramp on chips, and I'm so pleased I gave in...

 ...never in my life has a high street brand foundation excited me as much as this one does, there are a couple that have come close (Bourjois healthy mix and healthy mix serum and more recently L'Oreal Lumi Magique) but even then I have always found that one teeny tiny reason not to truly love them... ie it breaks me out a'la healthy mix or it isn't long wearing enough in the case of Lumi Magique and with them being from the high street that's fine I had pretty much made peace with the fact that there would never be the perfect high street foundation for me when Rimmel go and come out with this bad boy! In fact, in the past couple of weeks of using this every day I am 99% sure that I shall be declaring it holy grail!
I loves it!!
Half a pump
(the formula reminds me of a lighter cosistancy MAC studio sculpt)
Coverage: Medium buildable
Finish: Radiant, really brightens skin without being shimmery or overly dewy, flawless but definitely doesn't leave skin looking cakey or too 'done' 
Staying power: Rimmel claim 10 hours its more like 8 
Shade range: 7 shades- My shade is 200 Soft beige and I am an NC25/30 in MAC foundations  
Packaging: Glass bottle/pump combo. 
Suitable for: All skin types, it definitely doesn't emphasise dry skin or sink into fine lines or pores nor is it so light and dewy that it will look greasy and slip on oily skin the only down side is the shade range.
Random info: It smells amazing, it must be all the vitamins!! 
 I get the song 'Don't wake me up' stuck in my head for hours every time I get it out of my Make-up bag!
Repurchase? Definitely! this is a product that actually does what it says on the tin.

Have you tried this?

Monday, 29 October 2012

MAC Monday #2 'Lady Danger'

Definitely the least worn of all the make-up I own from MAC, given it's name you can probably guess why. It is a very daring matte Red that takes a lot of guts (and a whole lot of lip conditioning first) to wear out of the house, saying that just recently as the seasons have changed I've gotten so bored of nude lips and have been trying a little bit harder to step out of my comfort zone and wear more daring shades on my lips. I'm not gonna lie, I haven't actually stepped out of my front door in this just yet, I did it once the day I bought it and felt like a complete show pony walking through my (very small) town mid-afternoon! So I'm taking baby steps and wearing 'Heartbreaker' by Sleek most days at the moment and am really enjoying it so it's only a matter of time. :)


Thursday, 25 October 2012

Max factor eye brightening mascara...

So this is the mascara that prompted my (very uninterested in make-up) boyfriend to ask if I was wearing false lashes a few weeks ago which made me decide that it is definitely worthy of a blog post all of its very own...

The most recent addition to the Max factor range of mascara's are the eye brightening mascaras, available in three shades (Black Pearl for Brown eyes, Black Ruby for Green eyes and Black Sapphire for Blue eyes) each shade is black based and contain light reflecting gem toned colour beads specifically intended to enhance every eye colour.

I picked this up in Superdrug after my usual mascara died a death about a month ago on rave recommendation from my Mum who insisted it was the best mascara since sliced bread (??),I've always been a huge sucker for any cosmetics with the word 'brightening' in anyway and with it being on an introductory offer for £4.99 (now £6.99 in Superdrug) including a free mini nail polish I decided it was worth giving a go.
Top-before Bottom-after
I love it!! But not for its eye brightening quality as I find this to be so subtle that it's barely noticeable (for the Brown eyes formula anyway) I prefer the Luminizer volume million lashes from L'Oreal for a colour enhancing mascara by comparisin and would definitely recommend it over this one for that purpose. It's the actual formula and the ifx wand of this mascara that are amazing, together giving lift, curl, separation, and a tonne of volume which lasts all day (and night if you happen to fall asleep wearing it, which I never, ever do of course *cough* ;D).

Black pearl swatched, the Blue tone and colour beads are so much more apparant than they translate to lashes in real life.
ifx wand- A fine plastic tapered wand which is so good for defining and coating hard to reach inner corner lashes and makes lower lash application really easy.
This little tube of goodness is definitely the most exciting and impressive drug store mascara for me since L'Oreal telescopic which is my all time favourite and the only drug store mascara I have continually repurchased, so it definitely get's a huge thumbs up! woohoo!

Have you tried this yet?

Friday, 14 September 2012

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess perfume dupe

One of my all time favourite perfumes is the limited edition (original) Bronze Goddess by Estee Lauder which is released each year during the summer and tends to sell out pretty quickly making it a bit of a nightmare to get a hold of. This year I have found myself on a tighter budget and, not that I have ever been big into buying perfume for myself, have been a lot less willing to splurge on it. So when searching for a cheap perfume that I could throw in my handbag everyday I came across "Golden Treasures EDT" in H&M,  I forgave the hideously cheesy name and not so glamorous packaging spritzed the tester and without much hope realised that it was an exact dupe for Bronze Goddess, hashtag excitedface-happydance-claplikeaseal!! (oh dear step away from the diet coke Natalie!!!)

Golden treasures £4.99 30ml H&M

This is such a Summery scent, lasts a surprisingly long time on the skin for an EDT and exactly like Bronze Goddess its virtually impossible to describe without using the word holiday (or Coconutty which is apparently not a word :/ ) and although Summer is nearly over this is the sort of fragrance that makes me happy all year round. If you're a fan of scents that remind you of summer and holidays aswell and are either on a budget, have been out of luck getting hold of the original Bronze Goddess or just want a cheapy chuck in your handbag perfume then it's definitely worth picking up a bottle.

Have you got any 'Coconutty' perfume recommendations?

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Hello there...

Wow its been such a long time since I last posted! A few crappy things that I wont bore you with contributed to this at the beginning of the year, then I moved house got a new job and boyfriend and when I finally decided I was settled, happy and ready to get back to blogging I realised that I had gone and lost my domain name and couldn't for the life of me figure out how to get it back I thought my blog had disappeared forever! Fortunately last night I managed to pull my brain out of my arse and work out that I could simply revert it back to blogspot and just like magic my post's appeared in front of me and so here I am feeling slightly self concious and nervous to be writing posts again what's that all about??
  I realised that it has been 8 months since I last posted anything and as most of you cosmetic crazies know 8 months is a long time to collect an obscene amount of new beauty products which fortunately means that I shouldn't be short of  material while I'm finding my blogging mojo again! 
Anyway I Just wanted to say a quick hello again and to really thank you all so much for sticking around I really mean that! And for all of your lovely welcome back comments on Twitter they mean so much!!


Thursday, 12 January 2012

Rouge Bunny Rouge...

...Not a brand that I have ever come across either on beauty blogs or in general day to day life for that matter, it's one of those 'ooh that name ring's a bell' kind of brands, but then it's not something you ever see in Boots or Selfridges and is kind of forgotten about, so when these beautiful products came into my life after a lucky win on a give away that Glossybox held on Twitter I was really intrigued to find out more about them and why they have been hiding from me for so long...

As if it were summer still Bronzing Glow Liquid
Dazzling sip Shimmering Luxe balm 
When birds are singing Long lasting eye shadow

After a lengthy googling session, it turns out that I haven't been walking around with my head in the clouds (well I have but that's pretty standard behaviour) and RBR is actually quite the elusive company in the UK and United states, it is only available to purchase on one website (
However if you were to be planning a trip to, or you live in Russia, Poland or the UAE you would find free standing counters as easily as you would find MAC counters over here as from what I can gather RBR is a Russian brand.

The text with the black background below comes from the Rouge Bunny Rouge website which is most definitely the most magical, exciting and creative cosmetic website in the world and I may or may not have a strong desire to live in it...All of the products are inspired and created following the tale of Princess Rouge, a frolicsome red bunny, and the Princess' desire to turn to the enchanted garden of which she dreams into reality through the magic of make-up.
Who can blame her?

Enough daydreaming ... what was in the box?
Dazzling Sip Luxe balm in 'pinch of nude'
This sybaritic balm is inspired by the Dragon-guarded Fountains of Indulgence in the Enchanted Garden. 

A very sheer pale peach shimmery lip balm which does feel pretty moisturising on the lips, however for the £22 price tag that comes with it I would definitely pass up on repurchasing this and pick up one of the (amazing looking) lipsticks for the same price instead.

When birds are singing long lasting eye shadow in 'Unforgettable Orieole'

The firefly festival is eagerly awaited all year in the Enchanted Garden. For then on this very special day, the best voices of the bird-world feed on tiny fireworks to embellish their voices and then gather to perform a single concert together. Their jubilant musical notes are inscribed in a syrup of figs and milk and preserved in tiny pots to be enjoyed all year round. Like this golden froth of musical syrup, WHEN BIRDS ARE SINGING... eye shadows are a time defying exotic enigma. This is plumage to adorn you in shades as deliciously mellow as soft silence that flows, or as brilliantly potent as jewelled notes. So addictive are these morsels that you’ll be causing your own kaleidoscopic ripples every time you wear them.

Just to go off on a slight tangent, I had to google Orieole to see exactly what might be Unforgettable about one, If you are as curious as I was click here ...Cute yes? :)

So back to business... Unforgettable Oriole is a beautiful pale gold shade with a Champagne pink undertone, which alongside the very fine glitter reflects beautifully when the light hits. The pigmentation is fantastic and the texture buttery soft which makes application and blending a dream come true!

I must admit that before writing this post I hadn't noticed the 'long lasting' part that is written on the side of the box, therefore I haven't paid particular attention to weather it is especially long lasting or not, however it does last at least as long as say an Urban decay or MAC shadow on me so around 6 hours at the very least. 
Again one of these would leave a slight dent in your wallet, coming in at £22 but at least there's a mirror in the lid.

'As if it were Summer still' Bronzing glow liquid

The Order of Rouge Bunny Rouge recreated this liquid-enchantment-in-a-bottle to polish your skin to a natural, even and radiant blissed-out halo of warmth. The subtle softness of the golden micro-particles contained within its heart will burnish you to glistening silk, all laid out on a reserved bed of summer. Anoint yourself, with this delicately exotic liquid, to remind you of spinning until light-headed under the dreamy light of the sun on a mid-summer’s day. Gloriously glamorous and inexorably captivating, you’ll be transformed into a Sun Angel, even in the midst of the greyest winter.

As you can see a little really goes a long way, half a pump which is less than a little fingernail sized splodge covers my entire hand. I either apply it on the tops of my cheekbones or I mix in a small amount to my daily moisturiser which gives a gorgeous subtle glow to the skin which is always good!
This is the biggest hitter when it comes to price at an eye watering £63, although there is 50g of product here so compared to benefit's high/moon beam highlighter's which are £18.50 for 7g I suppose you could call it a good deal.

To sum up, there are definitely a couple of products in the range that I wouldn't be able to justify the splurge *cough* The £22 lip balm, but I love the quality and design of the packaging and the exquisite attention to detail in every aspect from RBR that it kind of makes me want to buy everything.Now.


Monday, 9 January 2012

MAC Monday #1 Soft and gentle Mineralize skinfinish

Last week I had one of those days where I had my organising head on, the first job to be tackled was my Make-up collection! To be fair it wasn't in total chaos but I had things in places that they shouldn't be and it was driving me to distraction. Now that everything is in it's rightful place, my mind as well as my bedroom floor is clutter free which has led me to have more idea's for blog posts! (there really is something to be said for feng-shui) 
I knew that I had a fair amount of MAC goodness stashed away, some used on a daily basis, some given very little attention, so now that I know exactly what I have and where it is, as a way to give it all the love that it deserves I came up with the idea for a new series "MAC Monday" what a genius I am! *sarcasm* 

First up is a beloved product of mine the Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft and gentle...

This is one of the products that I own from MAC that gets an almost daily outing, it is my go to highlight, MAC describe it as a 'gilded peach bronze' which at first glance I get too, on application however I find it to be a Champagne coloured highlight which looks peachy gold in certain lights.

Gilded goodness!!

Soft and gentle is super finely milled, it also contains an insane amount of glitter so literally the lightest of hand is needed when applying this bad boy, it will make you resemble Edward Cullen on a Summer's day otherwise ;) I usually tap the excess off of the brush before applying this which (thankfully) gets rid of most of the glitter.

One swipe 

I reach for this highlighter more than any other that I own, I find it gives me the perfect, healthy glow, weather I am having a really pale day or I have been hammering the St.moriz/tropez a little bit too hard. It's multi tonal-ness makes it wearable for most skintones, to demonstrate that I tanned up one of my hands and did a bit of a comparison... 

Left- Applied on tanned skin and Right- Applied on pale skin 

So with that I will be off to tan up the rest of my body to match my left hand ;p 

 Which MSF's are your favourites?