Sunday, 28 February 2010

ILLAMASQUA Nail Polish Competition.

2010’s hottest new nail colour is in your hands!
Whether it’s the standout shade of your favourite killer heels, your must-have cupcake frosting or the glow of the city skyline, Illamasqua wants to hear what inspires your soul.

The UK’s hottest and most talked about make-up brand, Illamasqua is famed for its unique and daringly different collection of cult Nail Varnish colours.  
And now they want you to get creative.
Illamasqua is asking finger fetishists the world over to submit a description of their dream nail varnish colour, for their chance to make it a reality.

Run in conjunction with luxury retailer, Selfridges, this incredible competition is giving nail varnish fans the world over the opportunity to push their imaginative boundaries further than ever before and design their very own perfect shade.

Entrants must explain in no more than 50 words what inspired their unique choice, and provide an image or photograph to illustrate their big idea.

The prize? Two winners will see their dream colour created and sold exclusively at Selfridges in London, Manchester Trafford and Birmingham from October 2010. In addition, they’ll receive a bottle of their winning colour before anybody else! 

The winning entries will be selected by a high-profile judging panel consisting of legendary make-up artist Alex Box, nail artist to the stars Sophy Robson, Selfridges’ Beauty Director David Walker-Smith and Pixiwoo
The rules:
In 50 words or less, submit a description of your dream colour and the thinking behind it – please include pictures to illustrate your inspiration if possible. 
Entries must be submitted in one of the following three ways, no later than
14th March 2010:

Via email:  
Via blog post:
Via mail:
c/o Illamasqua

6-8 Amwell St
EC1R 1UQ                    

One entry per person. Competition is open to entrants globally.

For more details click here

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Bronze defined eyes.

You may remember the Bronze defined eyes tutorial that I created for Karen Buglass, Fashion Director of Now Magazine.
The tutorial has just been featured on the Now magazine website. 
I know a few of you wondered what Karen looked like with the make-up on....

Here are the details of the gorgeous earrings that I wore in that tutorial.
They're £24 and from Talullah Tu. Call 020-7227 9802, visit or email

Sunday, 14 February 2010


You may have noticed a distinct lack of videos from Nic of late.  The reason for this is that Nic is busy packing up her life in London and getting ready to move home.
Yes, as of the 20th Nic will be a full-time resident of our beloved hometown Norwich.

We are extremely proud of our YouTube success and to be honest we have barely put much thought or effort into it. So we figured it was time to really give something back to everyone who has supported us and made last year such a good one.
As of early March you will benefit from videos featuring both of the same time!
As promised we will also be starting a series of videos for darker skin tones and we promise to make everything bigger and better.

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Botox in a jar?

I don't get this excited about skincare often. I have just received the Planet Instant Firming Serum with Pepha-tight® and Anti Ageing Daily Moisturiser with Syn-ake®  
The details :-
Instant Firming Serum with Pepha-tight®
A luxurious unique algae based facial serum especially designed to tighten skin immediately visibly reducing fine lines & wrinkles. The results of Planet Skincare Instant Firming Serum will appear almost immediately.
Planet Skincare Instant Firming serum softens and smoothes skin. Our serum contains essential skin vitamins and minerals. It protects and repairs even the most sensitive of skin types.
Skin is velvet to the touch, soft and supple whilst providing a long term moisturising effect on the skin.

Tightens skin immediately
Stimulates Collagen-1
Promotes healthy collagen network
Visibly smoothes fine lines & wrinkles
Improves skin firmness & texture
Protects against oxidative stress
Free of paraben's that can dry or irritate the skin
Allergy tested
Not tested on animals
Men & women of any age or skin type can use Planet Skincare and benefit from the remarkable results.

Anti Ageing Daily Moisturiser with Syn-ake® 
A luxurious revolutionary anti ageing day and night moisturiser
Our potent combination of active ingredients helps reduce the signs of ageing.
Active ingredient Syn-ake® inhibits the release of neurotransmitters which cause facial muscle tension (fine lines & wrinkles). With the muscle contracted inhibited, fine lines & wrinkles are visibly reduced.

Visibly reduce fine lines & wrinkles in 28 days!
52% wrinkle reduction
82% smoothing effect
Rejuvenates collagen in the skin
Provides essential skin nutrients
Powerful antioxidants help skin cells remain healthy and protect against ageing
Free of paraben's that can dry or irritate the skin
Allergy tested
Not tested on animals
Men & women of any age or skin type can use Planet Skincare and benefit from the remarkable results.

  • I will keep you updated on my progress and will post a video as soon as I have some news. So far it feels amazing but it is too early to say how well it works

Thursday, 4 February 2010

Pixiwoo iPhone app.

We have an iPhone app which is super exciting. I love seeing the little icon on my iPhone.  It is a very simple app that has our videos and blog in one place.

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

GMTV face of 2009 - Ashby Jones

Fashion: Karen Buglass
Fashion assistant: Jade Sprowston
Hair & Make-up: Samantha Chapman

Monday, 1 February 2010


Ever fancied a makeover?  Check here to see if we are coming to a store near you. 

I have the IMATS to thank for introducing me to the most amazing make-up brushes I have ever used. The Hakuhodo brushes are made of the finest grade materials and feel like a piece of art in your hand. 
Truthfully, they are not cheap with single brush prices varying between $9 and $120 but it is possible to get an 8 piece set for $158.
I will be uploading an IMATS video tomorrow and will share a little more with you then.

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