Friday, 18 September 2009

Ins and Outs

Or Ups and Downs- whichever one tickles your pickle

  • BIRTHDAY Its my birthday on the 30th and that's always a good thing even though i have to work and am currently doing nothing- but still- woop

  • HOLIDAY On the 1st I'm going on holiday for 2 weeks. Hurrah!! I haven't been on holiday for 3 years (seriously). Cannot wait!

  • SKIN Thankfully my skin is behaving itself this week and have had no nasty breakouts

  • MAYBELINE I'm loving having all these products to try and i love the lipstick number 125 (shimmer pink i think it's called) LOVE it


  • AUSSIE The lovely Daisy invited me to be her guest at the Aussie event and I'm on holiday : ( Gutted its on that day because i really wanted to go. Thanks Daisy *hug*

  • FAT My weight. Its out of control at the moment. I've gained 10 and a half pounds because I'm eating everything in sight. I can't stop. I should get the bf to slap me every time i overeat- aversion therapy lol

  • HOME Living at home is a bloody nightmare. I can't stand living with the mother anymore. We don't really see eye to eye at the best of times but can't afford to move out yet. Rent at home is cheaper then all the bills on my own. Which brings me onto..

  • WORK Fed up with it. Would like an exciting job please? Or a pay rise?

Saturday, 12 September 2009

Maybe she's born with it...

Or maybe she just wears tons of make up? (only joking)

As you all know and I'm sure are sick of hearing about- there was a Maybelline event held in Hammersmith in London at the L'oreal HQ last week. I'm sure you have read the post several times so I'll give you my play by play for anyone who wants to read my personal account of the day (and my first event)

The print ad for the new Pulse Perfection Mascara

The nail polish table

The view from the window overlooking Hammersmith station

The print ad for the new lipsticks

Another ad

Maybelline over the years

I started off my day by driving to the station, getting a train to York and there i met the lovely Sarah. She is so nice and i was pleased to say we got on like a house on fire (so to speak). We ended up chatting non stop all the way 'darn sowf'. We then met Phoebe and walked to Euston to meet Sadie, Carly and Nicola.
From there we headed to Selfridges where we ogled the goodies. I ended up at the Benefit counter and got the Erase Paste (in shade 2- i thought i would be a 1 because I'm so pale- but no) and also the Dandelion blush. Hours went by and we were still in the holy shopping mecca and realised we should make our way across London.

The swag (well not technically as i didn't steal it)

The venue was lovely. We were greeted by Natalie from HeadStream PR who took us upstairs and urged us to eat the lovely cakes (which we did).

A crowd shot- I took a few of these lol

Seriously, the cupcakes- A-MAZ-ING

I was trying not to eat them all- but did have two (naughty)

Then the two Katie's and Charlotte gave us a presentation about the brand. I always thought i knew Maybelline quite well, being the devotee that i am to the classic Great Lash mascara (the pink and green one). They told us the story behind the name of Maybelline. I'm sure you have heard it on other blogs but basically sweet Mabel got dumped and went to her brother(?) who was a chemist and he made the first mascara for her from coal and Vaseline. She obviously got him back with her fab lashes and the rest is history. (Mabel and Vaseline- Maybelline- clever huh?)

Kelly and Karen browse the lipsticks

They gave us our goody bags early which was awesome because got got to play with them there and my gosh they were generous!!! We got tons- i feel so lucky and can't wait to have a play. One of the main products they are launching is the Pulse Perfection Vibrating Mascara. It is priced about £15 i think she said which is quite expensive for Maybelline so it will be good to see how well it performs over my trusty £4.99 Great Lash.
The Mascara!
The mascaras we were given
The foundations i was given to try
The goody bag! (seriously they gave us a crazy amount of stuff- they were so generous and i don't deserve it at all)

After the presentation we were free to have a play with the make up on display and pick up some foundations too! (can't wait to try these out). They even had MUA there to show us any tricks or looks we wanted.

Stunning Daisy getting her eyes made up. I Love Daisy.

Me and Faye- she is so tiny and i look like a monster. I wanted to steal her and take her home : )

Faye, Victoria, Me, Sarah, Carly and Phoebe

The stunning Victoria getting her make up done

Except the great privilege of being invited to this event, one of the nicest parts of the day was meeting some of the amazing bloggers whom i love- Carla, Faye, Daisy, Sadie, Vicky, Sarah, Phoebe, Carly, Victoria, Zoe... i could go on forever. I wanna thank everyone i spoke to for making me feel so welcome at my first event. You guys are the greatest.

Faye's makeover. I tried to document it but my camera has a terrible flash and i kept blinding poor Faye with it.

Trying not to blind the poor girl

The finished look- doesn't she look awesome.

Afterwards we headed back to the station and chatted to Daisy, Carla, Victoria, Nicola and Phoebe until Sarah and I had to get our train. On which there were no seats!! Vicky was on the same train we later found out via twitter so she came to join us on the floor next to the toilets (bless her) and we chatted all the way home.

I wanna thank Natalie and everyone from Maybelline for making this a fantastic event!!! I will do a review of the products when i have tested them all out and gathered my thoughts. This post was mainly to say what a fab time i had. I hope to see more of you there another time. I love all my followers <3

P.s While i have your attention, i would be grateful if you could give me some feedback on my last post if you haven't already. Click HERE. Many thanks

P.P.S most of these pics are mine but some were taken by Natalie so credit goes out to her. (You can tell which are Natalie's- mine are the blurred ones)

Wednesday, 2 September 2009

POLL- Weight Loss, Clothes and Make Up

So i have been thinking that even though my name on here is Weight Loss, Clothes and Make up, there has been a distinct lack of posts on weight loss, and a whole lot more on clothes and make up. Mainly because I haven't been losing weight (eek) and secondly because I've been having a whole lot of fun discussing the more superficial aspects of life (much easier to write about)
My first blog post was about my stuggle to combine losing weight with looking good. Or should i say, when your NOT losing weight, how you can't be arsed to try and look good. (See this post here)

This is where i need you guys- do i stick with this blog and discuss everything- the weight loss, clothes AND make up? (see what i did there : P )


Do i make this purely a beauty blog and do another blog for the weight loss/ health stuff?

I am leaving this up to you guys because you guys are the ones who read this and whereas this blog is of course mine and i control whats on it- if you don't wanna read about weight loss, I'd rather put them on a separate blog and not piss you off with blog updates.

One more thing- if you do think i should separate the two- what do i call this blog and my new blog?

I would really appreciate your comments and input on this.

Thank you muchly beautiful people

As always, much love xxx

Monday, 31 August 2009

: )

Sarah over at I Heart Cosmetics is having a very generous giveaway. You can check out the link here

Much love

Saturday, 29 August 2009

Hot men alert!

Ok so Holly at DollyMix184 tagged all her followers to do 'The List'. In typical Ross from Friends style, I can never stick to just 5. I thought long and hard about these so here you go. (By the way, if my boyfriend reads this- I wouldn't actually cheat on you with these men- it's just for fun lol)
In no order-
His accent just gets me. I first saw him in The Phantom of the Opera, and my love of musicals combined with my love of a sexy young man playing phantom sparked my obsession. Even with his deformed phantom face i wanted him and also screamed at the TV that Christine should pick him and not the sissy boy she marries. The phantoms love for you is real Christine!! Bitch.
I've already done a post expressing my lust for this man so i don't think anymore needs to be said. Check out the post here
Theres something about Jack Black- something sexy. I know he isn't conventionally good looking but i quite like that. He would also make me laugh tons. I dunno what it is- i've liked him for years. I wanna big cuddle for him then to go eat a burger and milkshake.

Oh how i love him. He is just so cute and funny. I love him in everything i see him in and he never takes himself too seriously. Even in Clueless i liked him. Little did we know he would become a huge star.

For now and forever. I remember watching Dirty Dancing as a little girl and loving him (as did my mum and every other mum in ther 80's) Even now he is lovely looking. I cried when i heard he had cancer but thankfully he is recovering well. He is a fighter and he won't give up. I love that about him. Given only 6 months to live- he is still here now and filming for TV i hear. Good on ya!!! You still hold the hearts of millions of women and everyone wishes you well

So thats it folks, a little unconventional in places but thats me. I'm not going to tag anyone but just hope other people do this. Its fun : )
Much love

Friday, 28 August 2009


Hey everyone,

Who is going to Maybelline? I didn't think i would be able to because of work but i've begged people and yey! Sorted.

I was wondering what time trains people are getting etc?

Just got the conformation email and its 4- 7! Quite late. Whats the plan? Really don't wanna travel all that way alone. I will have to get a few trains (or drive to York) but my train can either go through York or Leeds. Either really.
Does anyone wanna travel with me?

I can't wait to see all of you at the event. I'm super excited.

Much love

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Make up slogans- Laurens contest

The lovely Lauren over at Lauren, fashion and make up is having a little contest. You have to chose a slogan for your own make up brand (if you had one)
Its a chance to be creative and win some fab things

Here is the link

Good luck

Do you want a piece of me?

Well I spent ages uploading all my crap onto Big Wardrobe and have had tons of swap offers already! Yey!. Loads left so i thought I'd give you guys the link in case you wanna browse... or i urge you to look at other peoples stuff too.
New clothes are always awesome!

Then search for me- evilblackpixie (i keep things simple lol)

Sorry I haven't posted much lately, got tons to post about but not enough time and i don't wanna become a slave to blogger and feel like i HAVE to post if you know what i mean. Its a hobby : ) (and an addiction) lol
Much love to you all

Let me know if your on Big Wardrobe and what your username is and I'll check you out

P.S I know my pics are really rubbish- my camera is sooooo old. Its gone all blurry and doesn't focus that well. If anyone can recommend a good one please? It needs to be able to record on too.

Monday, 17 August 2009

Clothes swaps! AMAZING

I found a new obsession!!!

During these hard times, I've been looking around for more freebies and ways to save money. Well i was on freecycle (giving things away for free) and I came across

This site is AMAZING

Its essentially eBay but free.

' is the world's largest fashion recycling website. Browse over 50,000 pre-loved items which need a new home. Use it to swap things you don't wear for things you will. Turn your unwanted clothes, shoes and bags back into cash. Or, buy yourself a new-to-you outfit at a bargain price. It's fun, fashionable and environmentally friendly'

You list your items (free) and then other members make offers for them. These offers can be cash, swaps or a combo of both. The idea of the site is to be environmentally friendly so i guess swapping is the best idea. You can get a whole new wardrobe for free (essentially). Or purchase items from other members by making them a cash offer.

If you are one of those people who wears things once and then doesn't wear them again- get them listed on here. Its much better than eBay. I only found it a few days ago and have bought loads of things. I made some cheeky cash offers and some were accepted (wayhey)

I'm gonna upload my own clothes this week because i have tons of them and this is a much better idea than eBay as there is no listing fee and final fee. If you swap your item- its totally FREE (except postage to the member but you control that)

I'll do another post when my stuff are uploaded so you can browse but until then spread the word : )

Sorry if this is a bit jumbled. Its a mix of excitement and flu.

Much love

P.S I'm sure you can't technically p.s on a blog but i don't care lol. Anyway they ( are holding some swapping events this year and i was thinking of a blogger meet up at one? They are all over the UK- but the ones in York and Leeds are appealing to me- Message me about it if anyone is interested. Free clothes plus a day out with great bloggers

Thursday, 6 August 2009

Boohoo Bargains

Boohoo have a huge sale on at the moment (which i think ends tomorrow) It's not somewhere I've shopped before to be honest as I much prefer Boohoo sometimes seems a little, well tacky.

But anyway I placed an order about 3pm yesterday and it arrived this morning! What service for you! I picked up a few bits and pieces as I haven't been able to go shopping for a long time and I'm a bargain hunter. (I ONLY shop if there is a sale on- I kid you not)

So here are some of the bits i got

A lovely little dress! Its quite smart for work and has a bubble hem which is so cute. It was only £7

A shirt dress. I've been looking for one for ages and i fell in love with this when i saw someone else wearing it. I got it in turquoise although i really like this coral colour. I think it was £15 and it came with the little belt.

I got this jersey dress in blue (they have sold out and only have red left- hence the red pic today) It looks better in blue. Red doesn't really suit me that well. Plus it was only £8

And my fave- this tunic. I love the cute detail at the top, and it fits like a dream! Think it was £12 too.

I also got a belt but i can't find a pic of that and my camera is so far away lol

So those are my bargains for under £50

What do you think? Do you like my selections? Have you shopped at Boohoo before? How did you find it?
Lots of love

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Free Bourjois Lipstick AND Gloss

Just popped out to get this weeks Reveal magazine and they have a fab offer on for a lipstick and a lipgloss from Bourjois. All you have to pay is £2.95 postage.


All you need to do is go to

Go to 'special offers' and click on the Reveal offer

At checkout enter code RFB89 and you just pay the postage

I ordered Rose/ Plum.

I couldn't get a picture of what they looked like, but hey ho its only a few pounds isn't it. They will get used.

P.s On a different note, what is going on with Cheryl Coles hair on the cover? Hmm its a bit straw like. Much prefer her curls.


Saturday, 1 August 2009

Happy Yorkshire Day!

Did everyone know it was Yorkshire Day?
No me neither, but apparently it is.

I was born in West Yorkshire and now live in North Yorkshire so I'm a true Yorkshire man! (ee by gum)

"On this day in 1759 our brave Yorkshire regiments left the battlefields of Germany and picked white flowers from the surrounding bushes as a tribute to their fallen pals.
Since then the White Rose has been the symbol of our great and glorious county and Yorkshire Day is celebrated every year to recognise how fantastic Yorkshire really is!"
(taken from Graduates Yorkshire)

Yey for Yorkshire, the biggest and best county in the UK! (preparing for some arguments on this : p)

Oh my

Oh my goodness. I love Ed Westwick.
At first he didn't bother me but after watching the extra bits on my GG box sex, i saw him talking with his English accent and OH MY GOD
So sexy!

I'm English too! What the hell is going on. Now when i look at him i see a sexy English guy. Maybe because before i saw him as asshole Chuck and now.... well now he is English and sexy and *drool*
More attainable because i know he is from England?
Sexier because i know he isn't chuck?
Does a London(ish) English accent do it for me?
No idea but I'm loving him.

Enough talking

Tuesday, 28 July 2009

One more please?

I am a lucky girl of late. I never win anything but I seem to have won 2 giveaways these past few weeks. I was so excited.

One more would be lovely… everything comes in 3’s right? (kidding- kinda lol)

Anyway the first one was from Lil at a A Storm in a Teacup who sent me this lovely lot.
It came in Dior bag which was a nice touch, and I got

Nicolas Girls Aloud Lashes (which I really wanted)
The Divine Storm palette (jealous?)
2 Nails Inc. nail polishes in Piccadilly Circus and Shoreditch which are gorgeous pink colours (pics to follow when I have painted my nails)
A Victoria Jackson lip gloss
And a fortune fish.

The tail and head were moving- which means I’m in love (aww). Thankfully the bf did it too and his did the same (would have killed him otherwise lol)

Plus some artwork done by Lil! Its sooo pretty. The detail that has gone into it was amazing. My boyfriend said it was Nicola from Girls Aloud lol (forgive him Lil, he has a thing for her)
Anyway I’m going to treasure it because its lovely. You are one talented lady.

So thanks Lil!!!!

My next one arrived today from Em at Passion for Fashion. I came 2nd in her giveaway and I got the following goodies

Pretty Polly moisturising leg shimmer
Some crazy false eyelashes (get a load of these- bling much?)

Some cute plasters
Bath bombs
And some rock from Em’s trip to Blackpool

All in all its been a fab few weeks. So I’m waiting for my next one girls or else (I jest : ) )

Much love to you all and more posts to follow soon.


Friday, 24 July 2009

Honest Scrap

I have been rubbish at blogging lately; I just haven’t had time after I’ve read all your blog posts (which are more exciting then my own)

Anyway I wasn’t tagged but here is my honest scrap tag.

You have to tell your readers ten things about you they may not know, but that are true, then you have to tag ten people with the award.
Finally, let all the people you've given the award to know they have gotten it ( comment their blogs or somethings).

Don't forget to link back to the person who awarded you.

1. I moved to the seaside from Bradford when I was 11 and I know that my life would have been totally different if I had stayed there (I lived on a really rough estate)

2. I have been trying to lose weight for as long as I can remember. I used to go to dance school and always had a my little 8 year old belly hanging out and always felt huge compared to the other girls- this continued throughout school.

3. I worked in a hair salon for 8 years. I started when I was at school because I decided that’s what I wanted to do, but for some reason I went to 6th form and then uni and never did get trained properly. Now I wonder if I’d have been better off because my degree isn’t coming in useful lol

4. I make a lot of lists and never seem to cross anything off

5. I don’t wear like 70% of my wardrobe because I save it as a reward for myself for when I get to goal (despite the fact I may fit in them now- just not as well as when I get to goal)

6. I’m really organised and take charge of organising things

7. I ask tons of questions about things I don’t understand because I love to know new things

8. I’m totally obsessed with magazines! I collect glossies and have them going back to 1998

9. I barely ever go on nights out because I work in the evening, therefore no social life or chance to dress up : (

10. I’m allergic to nickel

I tag anyone who hasn’t done it but who wishes to : )