Yes I know, this is the 3rd Follow Friday Interview post and I haven’t posted anything in between. I suck, I know. But hey, you guys are still here, so I hope that’s a good sign :) <3 Today I'm introducing you to Pixie. I met her at the Manchester Beauty Bloggers Meetup in August and I have to say she pretty much WOWed me. The stuff she's achieved in her 20 years of life are amazing and make me want to get a better grip on my own life! She's truly inspiring and so, so, so worth getting to know! And now the lucky b*tch is getting MARRIED too!! Mucho envy over here ;)
Name: Pip, people call me Pixie!
Age: 19, rapidly approaching 20!
Blog: Eyes, Lips & Nails
I started off on Youtube a few years ago and it led to blogging, I didnt have time to edit a video everyday
How many subscribers (across all media incl Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, etc) do you have right now?
Erm, a few thousand I guess! I really dont keep check!
What do you blog most about (reviews? make-up looks? hair care products? fashion?)?
I mostly do reviews of products and do nail swatches. There are a whole heap on nail polish swatches on my Facebook page, as its easier to upload there really quickly. Im trying to create a directory almost of polish swatches
How did you come up with your blog’s name?
Pixie Voltaire? My dad used to call me his little pixie when I was young, and people have called me Pixie over time. Voltaire is both my favorite philosopher and a family name.
It made sense, it sounds catchy and unique.
I’m a Make Up Artist full time, I do blog as a hobby although as it gets more and more popular it takes it more time.
Have you ever been invited to any blogging events? If yes, which one was your favorite?
If not that then definately the Tresseme event! I only decided I was going the day before I got down there, and was well taken care of by Dominic who organised it, and met Mandy from Itsamandything, and Natalya from Filthy Gorgeous Make Up. I love the products we were given to try, and I had my hair done by the famous hair dresser Matthew Curtis
What type of hair do you have and what’s your favorite hair care brand?
What’s in your make-up bag?
Who are your favorite bloggers?
You! Beauty’s Bad Habit, Chyaz, Just Nice Things (helen and sheenie are great!), A Blogging Blonde. God anyone! I just browse from blog to blog and fall in love!
What animal would you be if you could choose?
A penguin! They are my most favorite animals, all cute and feathery!
If I had to be something realistic, a house cat! Can you ask for a better life!?
What’s your pet hate?
With blogging? Badly taken badly lit photos. I got some awesome shots just using my iphone and a white paper pad. In general? People having really loud discussions on the bus about their relationships/sex lives/nights out on the phone! Texting was invented for a reason people! the whole bus didnt need to know that ‘kylie pulled that minging lad last night’ COME ON PEOPLE!
What’s your vice?
Impulse buying make up. Right now its blushes, before that it was eyeshadow. Or jacket potatos with cheese and mayo. I eat them for my dinner everyday! (Im eating one now!)
What makes you subscribe to a blog?
How do you think your blog stands out from the other blogs?
I think my blog has both male and female reviews on it, as my fiancee Matt blogs for me as well. We also have a fantastic relationship with PR companies so we can provide up to date give aways, and new product reviews. I invest a lot of time in my blog, I paint my nails on the train to do NOTD, I review in bed before I go to sleep, I drag my mother/fiancee up and down the country to events to get some extra coverage, photos, etc
Im my favorite make up artist, I get to see my own work everday! On a serious note, Alex Box. amazing, creative, inspirational.
I asked my friend, she said – Fun, Creative, Fiesty, Friendly, Bright
What do you consider your strengths?
Im very determined, I started my own business aged 17 and have worked for myself ever since. When I start something I cant stop until its finished.
What is your favorite beauty magazine?
What food can you not stay away from?
Jacket potato with cheese and mayo, or Nandos! :) Num num num!
How often per month do you haul?
I buy a lot of stuff each month, I very rarely do hauls though. More so on Youtube than the blog. I spend a lot of money on products because being a make up artist I have to be on top of whats new, whats best.
I dont pretend to be perfect, I am flawed. I have made awful decisions that everyone else thought would ruin my life. I dropped out of college, I moved out at 17. All of those bad decisions have led me to where I am. I have taught myself to be independent, self reliant and brave. And the rest? I’ve just learned a long the way.
Also, Im double jointed in my arms right the way upto my shoulders. This means Matt can never win a play fight against me. I can always twist my arms round far enough to get out of his hold.
I know I say it about every blogger I introduce here that they are worth following and well, yeah, that’s what the Follow Friday Interview Series is all about in the end. But this girl has truly, profoundly inspired me. As in, she owns her own house. At 20. That is sooo cool. And that totally makes me wanna own a house too! Because it’s just sooo well amazing!! She does many, many unique things – especially for her age – that can really make you think about your life (in a good way) and make you wanna strive for higher things than “just getting a job/degree”. I love this girl and I wish her many many happy followers! SO GO FOLLOW HER!!
Much much love,
Miss drifted Snow White