I bought these on my trip to the Pixi flagship store in London at the weekend, after several weeks of lusting after them. The packaging and the idea of the products just captured my attention in an uncharacteristic way. I have to say, Pixi get top marks for making their products feel special and who can complain about an item adding a bit of specialness to your daily routine?
The ‘Fairy Face Palette’ is beautifully presented in a lovely yellow box, decorated with the special Tinkerbell illustration. There are no names for the products within the face palette included, it just shows a diagram of the colours that are contained in the palette. I don’t think the products within the palette are available separately so I guess Pixi decided not to name them. So when the palette is used up, its gone!
The design of the palette is very cute, and of course, features Tinkerbell on the case top. Inside the palette contains five neutral eyeshadows and five pink lip sticks in pans with brushes. It has a second layer that is hidden below these that contains three blushers and a blusher brush.
I really like the mint green box – it reminds me of Clinique make up and its nice to have something that isn’t boring and black. Plus the range of shades included are perfectly wearable and I’d expect they would suit almost anyone. I can see myself using all of the pans in the palette which makes it good value, where as in most sets there are only ever one or two colours I use a lot and ignore the rest!
The palette cost £32 (gulp). It may not be expensive in the beauty addict world, but for me, that’s a hefty wad. I don’t normally buy these sorts of things, but this was a special treat after several weeks of difficult times at home with the family so I refuse to feel too guilty about the splurge – we all need a pick me up sometimes!
Pixi Glow Nail Polish
I had to get this bright almost-neon pink polish! The colour is adorable and wonderfully bright. The consistency of the polish is a let down though, its a bit like painting with thick PVA glue. Its very tricky to get a thin coat, and the gloopyness drags when you need to go over an area. I found this to be really disappointing as the polish cost £8 (I think that’s right…) and I expect a bit more from nail polishes in this price range. It does wear well though and lasted a good three days without a top coat before any chips appeared.