19 April 2013

Back to Basics

It's been a long, cold winter, both for most of the United Kingdom and for this blog.  My last proper post was well over six months ago and in the time since I've changed jobs twice, moved house, been on my inaugural trip to New York, fallen in love and had quite a bad haircut so I'm not going to beat myself up about the lack of Pixie essence bestowed upon your eyes (and blog readers).  I've ummed and aahed about whether or not to continue with this blog or close it down, but I don't really want to flush all of my BRILLIANT musings down the virtual toilet just yet so I plan to pick it up and, if not run with it again just yet, stroll with it and see where it takes me.  

I anticipate that there will be a change in content; not so much beauty stuff, if only because, in no small part due to this blog, I have found exactly the kind of skincare and make up products that I like and now use mostly the same things without feeling the need to constantly Buy 'n Try, so I can only eke out what I own over so many posts.  I would like to incorporate other interests that I have; books I read, places I go, things I see, clothes I wear, etc. so that I have more things to write about and you have more things to read.  It appears to be a win/win type of situation that way.

That said, I'm going to kick things off again with a look at the products that I use most often; my basics.  Some are old favourites, some are new finds, but they have been giving my face the stability it needed during this period of (online) silence at a time when in real life things have been all over the place.  

I have to give special mention to the L'Oreal CC Cream.  These have had mixed reviews but personally I find this to be perfect for every day wear.  It gives a sheer coverage but it completely gets rid of any redness in my skin which I do tend to get around my nose and on my cheeks.  Weirdly it doesn't look that great when first applied but it seems to get better as the day goes on.  It lasts well and doesn't cause me additional shine.  I love it.

It's good to be back. 

*PR sample


  1. Glad you're back, thought you had gone for good!
    It'll be nice to see a mix of posts, as personally I'm a big fan of a bit of variation and like to read about lots of different things, so lifestyle posts are always a winner.
    I love Antipodes, especially the Aura mask. I've also just bought a L'oreal CC cream, but mine is the anti-fatigue one, and I'm still undecided about it as it's really quite orange! I've been wearing it under my Estee Lauder Invisible Fluid, and it does give me a nice healthy glow, but I'm still unsure. I'd like to try the anti-redness one now though, as I think it would be helpful in disguising blemishes.
    Mel x