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