beauty

Pamper session with Pixi by Petra in M&S Lisburn!

Today I was lucky enough to get a mini facial and makeup session with the Pixi girls in Marks and Spencers in Sprucefield, Lisburn.

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The set up was gorgeous, they had an area set up to display all their products beautifully.  There were 2 director chairs for clients to sit on alongside a range of welcome drinks and snacks.  The also had a selection of arm chairs for anyone unable to get into the director chairs which made the appointments more accessible for anyone with mobility issues.  Overall it was a well thought out set up which made it feel warm and inviting despite being in the middle of a store.

What I love about Pixi is that the brand is not only Cruelty Free but they have a huge variety of Vegetarian and Vegan friendly products.  The also avoid perfumes and parabens so are great for anyone with sensitive skin. I was shocked to see how much of the make-up range they actually had in the Sprucefield store too, way more than the Newry branch so definitely call in to try some pieces next time you are going by.

I took a seat and was offered a drink and a snack while the Pixi girl got everything ready to go.  She started with a cleanse and then applied the Rose Flash Balm with some Rose Oil Blend.  These smelt incredible together, though I confess I am a huge fan of rose as a fragrance so this combo was always going to be a winner for me.

I was then matched with one of their H20 Skin Tinted Face Gels.  I was very dubious because if you know how often I try new foundations, then you may also know how badly some of them sit on my combination skin!  This stuff was lovely and dewy and I was so impressed with that I bought it afterwards and if I am honest, I am sorry I didn’t buy the 2 in 1 Multi Balm in Baby Petal too.  You know when you let somebody try a new product on you, then another and another and by the time you look you almost forget half of what they used?  I’m putting that down as the reason I didn’t buy this product today but I will 100% be going back for it as it blended in so perfectly over the h20 Skin Tinted Face Gel.

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I then had mascara, brow pencil and a lip gloss applied before a setting spray and glow mist.  I decided not to go for these make-up items as I currently have I would say about 8 mascaras in my rotation with another new Rodial one to use when the current 8 are done (wish me luck with that!), I don’t often wear lip colour and though the brow pencil was a nice shade, I am still a devout user of the Bare Minerals brow pencil.  I did however buy a setting spray and got the glow mist as a free gift.

After writing about their Pixi Sun Mist in my last blog I also asked if I could try this.  I will confirm it felt light on the skin and misted well, I’m not however convinced that it gave enough coverage on my skin to ensure I was getting the benefit of the full SPF so for now I will stick with the Ultrasun facial SPF (also available in M&S).

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And this, if you were wondering, is what I purchased.  Glow Tonic along with the Make-up Fixing Mist, H20 Skintint and my free Glow Mist.

I was also a very lucky girl when I was gifted a bag of goodies containing some products that they sell in store.

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Rodial is a brand which I love and already use and I was very excited to see the Dragons Blood Hyaluronic Tonic as I love it and mine had just run out about a week or so ago (hence buying the Superdrug B. range Hyaluronic facial spritz).  I haven’t however tried the Stem Cell range by Rodial so I am really looking forward to giving these a try.  While I know the Bee Venom moisturiser is highly rated (and very so thank you Marks and Spencers Sprucefield for including this) I need to do a bit more research into it to see if it is vegetarian friendly before I commit to trying it (I know it is one to avoid for the vegans).  I will get back to you on it once I’ve done the research.  The M&S Perfume range is all cruelty free (along with their whole beauty and cleaning range!) so I highly recommend trying them out when you need a new fragrance.

Overall I had a wonderful time in store and I am in love with my new purchases from the Pixi range!  Keep an eye on the M&SBeautyLisburn page for updates on future instore events with Pixi as they do apparently send a brand rep to the store each month!

 

 

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Excuse the messy hair – quick car selfie after leaving the store

All opinions are my own and have not been affected in any way by any free gifts received today.

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