Wednesday, April 18, 2012

P is for...

Pixiwoo. Since I was a little girl, sitting on a closed toilet seat, watching Momma get ready for work, I have loved makeup. In awe and silence I would watch as she slathered on moisturizer, smoothed foundation over her cheeks, nose, and temples, carefully blending so her face matched her neck to perfection. She'd dust on powder, eyeshadow, and eyeliner, two coats of mascara, and burgundy lip color. And then she'd blot once with a square of toilet tissue.

This was everyday routine for my mother, even on weekends. Why get dolled up if you're not planning on going out? "Because it makes me feel good," she'd say, while gazing into the mirror and fluffing out her hair.

While I don't wear it every single day of my life, especially since I spend most hours at home with my new baby boy, I do have a terrible passion for all things makeup and hair.

So, why is this addition to the A-Z Challenge entitled Pixiwoo instead of, duh, makeup? So glad you asked! A year or so ago, via YouTube, I discovered a pair of sister makeup artists named Samantha and Nicola Chapman. Brilliant artists, the both of them. They record video makeup tutorials to help us ordinary little folks favor people like Scarlett Johansson instead of MiMi from The Drew Carey Show. Celebrity looks, everyday looks, even Halloween how-to's. And each features a list of products used, which is a wonderful way to try new stuff.

And they do it with their beautiful, polished British accents, which is fabulous, of course, because everything sounds better in a British accent.

Needless to say, they have quickly become my most searched vloggers on YouTube.

Check out the sisters' site at:

You can also purchase Samantha's line of Real Techniques makeup application brushes at your local Ulta store.

Do you ever surf YouTube? If so, what's your #1 most searched?


mshatch said...

I couldn't resist - even though I wear very little make-up. I watched the whole thing. It made me wish I could have her come to my house and make me pretty once in a while :)

Lynn Proctor said...

would love to have someone do my make-up every day

Herding Cats - Burning Soup said...

I'm am just so not a makeup girl. It is amazing to watch the change though. And you're right. The British accept is fabulous :)

Anna@Herding Cats & Burning Soup

Siv Maria said...

Traveling through the A-Z challenge and stopping here to say hi :)Happy alphabet! Surf Utube all the time, but never for anything special :)

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