Rimmel Apocolips in Celestial

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Rimmel Apocolips in Celestial£6.49

I have been a fan of the Apocolips for ages but only had them in dramatic reds so wanted something a little bit more day to day. Celestial is a gorgeous pink with a slight purple tone to it – that sounds weird I know but it’s true. Celestial is the perfect for day time but would look lovely with a gloss over the top for a night out.

Apocolips are liquid lipsticks with an amazing staying power and great pigmentation, they are not completely matte but not shimmery either (sort of like a MAC Satin texture) If you need a day to day lipstick that will stay for ages then this is the one for you and under £7.00 whats stopping you really!

Peace Out and Pixie Dust XO

Maybelline Fit Me!|Review

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Maybelline Fit Me! Concealer£5.99|Maybelline Fit Me! Foundation£7.99.

After my beloved Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation ran out I thought it was time to try something new for a day to day foundation and I had been eyeing up the Maybelline Fit Me! system for a while so took the plunge and  purchased both the concealer and the foundation.

The foundation is in 115 Ivory and is the lightest shade that I have found so far, however I think it is still a little too dark and slightly orange for my Casper the ghost skin; despite that I really love the foundation and with a fair bit of blending I can work it as my skin tone. It’s a medium coverage, easy to blend and with a wear time of around 6 hours-probably more with primer. Although it provides an excellent coverage it still lets things like freckles show through which I love but if you want more of a high coverage/blank canvas look then this might not be for you. In terms of packaging it has a pump which is always a plus and I think it looks quite classy for a highstreet foundation.

After selecting your foundation Maybelline then very helpfully gives you three concealer shades that might be right for you so you don’t have to swatch the whole lot. I went for 15 Fair which is the second lightest shade. I love this concealer, its very creamy and blends really well but the best part is it is multi purpose you can use it both under the eyes and on any problem areas; so if you aren’t a make up nerd and just want one product for everything then this concealer is for you.

Have you tried the Maybelline Fit Me! products?

For more information on the Maybelline Fit Me! click here.

Peace Out and Pixie Dust XO

Top 5 Summer Lipsticks

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Yves Rocher – Framboise|Revlon – Sorbet|MAC – Crosswires|Revlon – Tutti Frutti|17 – Hot Chilli

If you’re not in a summery mood yet – although with this heat wave I don’t see how you couldn’t be! Whack on a bright lipstick and you are ready to soak up those rays (after covering yourself in a good SPF) Here are my five favourite lipsticks for these hot months.

If you are a bright pink sort of a girl then the Yves Rocher Moisturising Cream Lipstick in Framboise is for you; it’s more of a fuchsia than a raspberry but it’s super creamy, very highly pigmented and for longevity it last a good while and slightly stains your lips. The Revlon Lipbutter in Sorbet is bright pink but is slightly sheer and doesn’t have a great wearability however they are so moisturising that it’s no bother to re-apply and is perfect for someone who likes a lightweight lipstick.

If you are not into bright lips then the MAC Cremesheen Lipstick in Crosswires is a gorgeous pinky coral which has a medium wearability but is really creamy, moisturising and super pigmented. Pink is not for everyone so if you prefer more orange tones in the summer then the Revlon Lipbutter in Tutti Frutti is a good choice; it’s not overly pigmented so is great if you are just getting started with the brighter colours. However if you are a brights lover then the highly pigmented Hot Chilli by Seventeen is perfect it’s a long wearing, creamy lipstick that is perfect for all skin types.

Which would you wear?

Peace Out and Pixie Dust XO

Holy Grail Mascara Dupe

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Miss Sporty Studio Lash£2.99 is a dupe for Clinique High Impact Mascara£16.00

Clinique High Impact was my HOLY GRAIL mascara with Miss Sporty being a close second and now I realise why because Miss Sporty Studio Lash is a much cheaper dupe of the Clinique proven in the photos above. Both of these mascara’s lengthen and separate your lashes rather than add volume however a few coats of this does thicken up your lashes slightly. The Studio Lash has a plastic wand which makes it easier to get to the root of the lash whereas the Clinique one has a fibre wand but the formula really helps to lengthen the lashes.

I love coating on mascaras and nearly always layer them up so get through tubes of the stuff really quickly so finding that the Miss Sporty is a dupe and a fraction of the price makes me a very happy bunny! If you prefer your higher end brands then try the Clinique High Impact Extreme Volume which is just fabulous.

Peace Out and Pixie Dust XO

Sea Punk – Bleach London

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So as you might all know I got some ombre done on my hair, giving me the freedom to put some colour into the ends. I had heard a lot about Bleach London and I love their tumblr so went and picked up Sea Punk from my local Boots. After washing my hair and towel drying it I applied the dye to the ends of my hair, it smells divine; very tropical which was a nice change from the usual chemical smell of hair dyes. You leave it on for 15 minutes (I left mine on for a little longer) before washing it out without shampoo.

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This was the end result. It’s not as green as I would have liked but it does add a lovely tint to my hair, so if you are looking for a slight hue to your hair then this would be perfect for you. One bottle for dip dye will do about two dyes (three if you have shorter hair) so you can top it up whenever needed. I will definitely be purchasing more Bleach London products so I can see if other products come up brighter!

Peace Out and Pixie Dust XO

Elegant Touch Nails

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Elegant Touch Nails in All Sorts£7.10

I am not normally a false nail girl at all but during a browse of Superdrug these popped out at me and I picked them up. First of all these are not great if you have small fingers like I do. There where some nails that would have fitted my big toe but thats about it; so finding ones that fitted my nails was quite a challenge. Once I had sorted that out they were really easy to apply. They come with sticky pads instead of the old school glue ones so you just put the pad onto your own nail and then press the false nail over the top.

They look really pretty and add a little something to an outfit but these are supposed to last for a week and most of the nails had already dropped off by the end of the night. So if you are looking for a one night nail wonder then this is for you but if you want something a bit more permeant I would go for a shellac.

Peace Out and Pixie Dust XO

Top 5 High Street Blushers

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17  Sugar Plum|Rimmel Live Pink|S&G Onamatopecha|Topshop Head Over Heels|Rimmel Santa Rose.

I feel naked without blush- yes I know that’s a silly statement but it’s true; so here are my top 5 favourite high street blushers.

Starting with an old favourite 17 blusher in Sugar Plum. If you have been a frequent reader of my Blog or watcher of my YouTube you will have seen me use this hundred of time, it’s a gorgeous sugar pink which instantly brings life to your cheeks without being too in your face. On the other hand if you want something a bit more bright on your cheeks then the Rimmel blusher in Live Pink is a great blusher for perking up the cheeks.

In terms of cream blush Topshop blush in Head Over Heels is a gorgeous peachy orange. These blend really nicely and are highly pigmented so don’t be too heavy handed with the application. For a more subtle blush the Soap&Glory Sexy Mother Blusher in Onamatopecha is perfect. It comes in stick form and is perfect for on the go application. If you prefer subtle blushers then Rimmel blusher in Santa Rose is perfect it has a slight shimmer to it and looks great with a tan.

What are your favourite blushers?

Peace Out and Pixie Dust XO