Monday, 28 March 2011

LMS Spotlight test

Nic and I were recently sent the LMS Spotlight system.
This system uses red light to tackle acne. Neither Nic or I would be able to review this product effectively so when a subscriber emailed about her problem skin we offered to send her the system to do a much more compelling review.

This is the first of Julie's video diaries and she will be updating us over a 6 week period.
If you have any questions for Julie contact her via her YouTube channel


Friday, 25 March 2011

Elizabeth Taylor

This week saw the passing of a hollywood legend.
Sometimes her turbulent private life took centre stage and over the years perhaps many have forgetten or don't even realise what a brilliant woman she was.
Not only was Elizabeth Taylor an exceptionally good actress (winning two Academy Awards) she also spent decades as a social activist, championing the cause of AIDS awareness, research and cure. In those years she helped to raise more than $100 million to fight the disease.


Wednesday, 23 March 2011

13 Weeks Pregnant.

Finally, I have made it to 13 weeks. It seems like it has taken forever to get here. Ian and I couldn’t be happier.

Last week I had my 2nd scan, you might wonder why I have already had two scans? The reason being, I have miscarried twice.
I had an early scan just to check everything was going to plan. Thankfully on both scans all seem to be normal.

Having a scan just puts your mind at rest, Ian took a few hours from work to come with me to the Norfolk and Norwich hospital, Im very lucky that he likes to be really hands on and look after me.
Never have I been the sort of girl that needs looking after, in fact Sam and I are far from that, both the most independent girls you could meet, the complete opposite of our brothers that really need mothering but for some reason being pregnant has made me want to be protected and I enjoy nothing more than snuggling into Ian’s arms and letting the time pass......If only the next 6 months would hurry up, I have never been very patient.

I have been feeling so much better since I have reached 13 weeks, My sickness is still here but no where near as bad....Im so happy to be able to eat again!

Ian has said that he will do videos with me on PixiwooMadness So that we can keep you updated on how we are feeling and from a mans point of view.

Monday, 21 March 2011

The M.A.C AIDS fund

Since it began in 1994, The M.A.C Aids Fund has raised 200 million dollars.
It's mission is to serve people of all ages, all races and all sexes affected by HIV and AIDS.
Every single penny from the price of a Viva Glam lipstick or lipglass gets donated.
For more information on Viva Glam and the M.A.C AIDS Fund see

Previous campaigns courtesy of the MAC AIDS fund website.


Friday, 18 March 2011

New from NARS

NARS says; The Spring 2011 Collection is the epitome of minimalism, reaching a sensual peak with fresh, forward colour. Jeweled earth tones for eyes and nails are infused with a metallic finish that lends a subtly sleek finish. Cool compliments of sheer and sparkling lips pair with unexpected accents of parrot green and vivid blue. It all adds up to a looks that's indisputably modern.

Duo eyeshadow in Bateau Ivre - An iridescent rich sky blue and a matte deep denim hue that can be applied wet or dry, alone or layered. I love the texture of these shadows they are soft, vibrant and blend beautifully.

Lip Gloss in Super Orgasm - Just like its blush counterpart. Shiny, peachy-pink and laced with gold glitter.

Velvet Gloss lip pencil in Frivolous - These combine the convenience of a pencil with the application of a lipstick in a jumbo-size crayon design. The Velvet Gloss Lip Pencils feature a lightweight formula that is enriched with Vitamin E. plus a blend of moisture-rich hyaluronic spheres for a lustrous look that’s exceptionally rich. NARS describe this colour as an iridescent seashell pink which is exactly what it looks like.

Other new products from NARS that I am loving;

Soft Touch Shadow Pencils - provide easy, portable, long-wearing application. These jumbo sized pencils have versatile functionality to shade the lid, line, or highlight the eye.
Smooth, creamy texture delivers a smooth, velvety feel to the eye and make for easy blending and an ideal base for layering with a powder shadow for increased color intensity.

Anyone speak Dutch?


Thursday, 17 March 2011

Get peachy keen

When spring arrives, pastel shades shortly follow but this year instead of your playful pinks and cheeky lilacs, Sleek MakeUp forecasts toasty peaches for a pretty spring 2011.
Inspired by peaches from all over the world, the collection celebrates in a variety of hues, from soft coral to vibrant orange and with a few warm browns thrown in.

The Paraguaya i-Divine palette RRP: £6.49
Pan-Tao blush RRP: £4.29


Monday, 14 March 2011

Dolled up

Here is the inspiration picture for my recent tutorial.
From the 2002 MAC collection Dolled up featuring model Liberty Ross


Thursday, 10 March 2011

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

CHANEL Les Fleurs D'été De Chanel - Summer 2011

Available on counter from May 2011

Soleil Tan De Chanel - £32.50
Bronze Rosé suitable for fair skin tones
Bronze Corail explores the warmth of olive and tanned skin

Les 4 Ombres - £37.00
Pink Champagne with golden sparkles
Soft pale yellow/green
Deep iridescent green
Grey with bronze reflections

Levres Scintillantes - £20.00
Pink Peony - Perfect pink with soft lilac reflects
Aurore - Tender peach with gold and pink reflects
Pensée - Deep coral (not pictured)

Also available Stylo Yeux Waterproof (long-lasting eyeliner) in Rose Platine - £18.00
Ombres Contraste (Eyeshadow Duo Powder and Cream-powder) in Khaki-Discret - £30.00
and Le Vernis (Nail Colour) in Morning Rose, Beige Pétale and Mimosa - £17.50


Tuesday, 8 March 2011

BECCA + Pixiwoo

A little insight into what we got up to in Sydney, Australia.
Massive thanks to the BECCA team, Megan, Cleo and Jenna for all your help.


New York Times Style Magazine

We were very honored to appear alongside 3 other excellent online beauty sites in the recent New York Times Style Magazine.


Thursday, 3 March 2011

Mila Kunis inspiration

The Smashbox Masquerade palette was limited edition. Similar MAC colours to those used are Shroom (highlight) Quarry (socket). For darker skin try Grain or Arena as highlight and Sketch (socket)
Other products used:-
Chanel Pro Lumiere 30 and 20
Coco Beau Pro foundation brush
Peach colour corrector MAC
Sleek pressed powder
Mac 129 powder brush
Bourjois Bronzer
Bourjois Eclat Mineral powder 05
Mac 263 Brush
Mac Omega Eyeshadow on brows
Bobbi Brown Brow set
Urban decay eyeshadow primer
Mac 217 blending brush
Clinique Liner black
Louise Young Liner Brush LY24
Bourjois Smokey Ultra back Liner
Bourjois Mascara
Mac 7 Lashes
Chanel Lipstick Evasion
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