Monday, 21 July 2014

Depop + update!

Good morning everyone! 

First of all, great news! I'm now selling my prints on Depop! I'm absolutely in love with this app! If you're a fan of instagram then this is a great app for you! 
The set up is the same as instagram but you sell and buy items just like ebay! It's brilliant! 

So please feel free to follow or buy from my account: @pixiesmess



Notice anything different on the blog today? That's right! I've updated it a little bit! It's been the same for around 3 years now so felt like it needed a little change! It hasn't changed too much though! 

In the next few weeks I have some reviews to post of products that I am loving! So keep coming back to the blog to check that out or you can follow me on my social networking sites (linked below) to keep up to date!

I'm also excited to announce that I'm going to university in September! I'll be studying illustration and I can't wait to start! I can't wait to be able to develop my skills and have better artwork in the near future! 

Thank you for your support and believing in my work and I hope you're all enjoying the hot weather! 

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Tuesday, 1 April 2014

My favourite spot fighting products!



Ever since I've hit my 20's spots have been a real pain for me! I've always had pretty good skin as a teenager, but lately spots have appeared and dry skin... great! Here are my favourite products to use when I get a break out;

 
Garnier Pure Active Exfo-Brusher Wash

I use this every day, I love the soft brush which really cleans deep and feels very refreshing afterwards. It's also a spot fighter and proves you can see results from day 1 (as most products claim) On its own, it's great, but it does need a little help to reduce those spots!  It's a great product for those who are lazy with ex-foliating your skin as it's all in one! It's a little bit pricey at £7.99 but I have seen products like these be a lot more expensive, I got this one on offer for £4, so just keep your eye out! 

Clean & Clear Advantage Spot Treatment Gel 
 
This is a new product I've tried this month and I love it! I usually use the Simple spot zapper, but I feel you need to use different products on your skin so it doesn't get used to one product.  This claims you can see results within 4 hours! For me, it wasn't 4 hours but I definitely saw an improvement the next morning. It says you can use it on top of makeup or under makeup, I haven't tried this as I don't like to wear makeup when I'm trying to fight off the little buggers! It really helps to reduce the size of  the spots and redness, its a great little product for on the go, small enough to keep in your bag. It retails at £4.59, I feel this is a good price as it does work and you do not need to use a lot!

 
Simple Spotless Skin Quick Fix Cleansing Wipes

This is another new product that I've added to my skincare routine. I felt I needed something better than just a makeup wipe for night time and these are a great alternative. They help fight spots but also remove makeup. 2 in 1. They smell lovely, and no harsh smell or chemicals as Simple always is! a lovely little product to use before bed time, I then apply the gel to wear over night. They retail at £3.85 but a great investment. In the UK Boots usually have a 3 for 2 sale on Simple products a lot of the time, just use your 'smarts' and you can find good bargains! I also like to use the Simple Spotless Skin Cleansing Pads but I don't want to overload my face with too many products! But these are a great deep cleaning pad that actually does show great results in getting rid of spots!

What are your favourite products to use? 

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Sunday, 2 March 2014

Review: 17 Va Va Voom Mascara

 I'm a huge fan of full long lashes. My eyes, I feel, are my best feature and I love enhancing them anyway I can, usually by mascara. I've used Maybelline's Colossal Mascara since I was about 14/15 and felt like trying out a new product. I didn't want to try anything out too expensive as I know cheap products work just as well, I spotted all kinds of different mascaras on the 17 counter, but I liked the description of the Va Va Voom product (and the name is fun too!)
 
It says. 'Dramatically volumised lashes with carbon black pigments. Extreme volume building brush for a false lash effect.' Sounds amazing! and to be fair it's pretty spot on! I was a bit afraid of the brush to begin with because it was very thick, but I used the little trick of wiping the access pigment off in a tissue before apply and ended up with beautiful, thick lashes!
I use about three coats to gain the 'false lash effect' 
 This would be a great alternative to using false lashes for a night out when you're in a rush to get ready! The brush really grips onto your lashes and grabs each one. The tip is easy to use to get to the outer and inner lashes. This mascara will last all day and night, it stays put pretty well, I wore it to work one night and it smudges a little bit under my eyes but nothing too noticeable, plus what mascara doesn't?! 
 
 I'm so impressed with this product and completly converted! I didn't think I would ever love another mascara other than my trusty Colossal but Va Va Voom has completely stolen my heart!
 It retails at £6.29 at Boots stores and online and is a complete bargain! (also cheaper than Colossal!) Finally a product that doesn't lie and does exactly what it says on the tin! 

What's your favourite mascara? xo