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Thursday, 14 August 2014

Throwback Thursday with Avon and Pixiwoo

A bit of a personal post on the blog today; a throwback to when I worked with Avon and Pixiwoo on a short colour consultancy film. I'm sure you all know by now that I'm an Avon rep, and have been for the last four and a half years! Throughout that time myself and my business have been featured in newspapers and magazines, as well as on TV and radio. 

A couple of years ago, Avon very kindly asked if I'd like to be a part of some filming with celebrity make-up artists, and obviously I jumped at the chance! The film was to showcase a makeover to suit particular hair colours so obviously, I was 'the blonde'! 

I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to work with Queens of the beauty world, Sam and Nic Chapman a.k.a Pixiwoo. I know by the insane amount of posts I see daily about Real Techniques brushes that you all know who they are!

I was whisked off to London by a very lovely chauffeur before settling down in my hotel before an evening out with the Avon team and the other ladies I'd be filming with. Being only 19 and not exactly full of confidence at the time, I did feel completely out of my depth but everyone was so welcoming and friendly I began to feel right at home. We had an early(ish) night, ready to be up at the crack of dawn to get to set.

We arrived at the venue to a bright and airy room and within about an hour the technical team had and created a full set. It was incredible to watch having just studied Media for an a-level, I got to see filming and production from start to finish, in front of and behind the camera!

First of all, Sam and Nic filmed a piece about the 'Pixiwoo story' which was really interesting to find out more about them. We were then filmed having our make-up done by either Sam or Nic, it was incredible watching them work their magic on the other two ladies but we weren't allowed to see what we looked like ourselves so the 'reveal' was all real!!

We were the taken into the dressing room where I had a rack of lovely clothes waiting for me to try and a hair stylist to do my hair. All the mirrors had been taken away so I had no idea what I looked like which was quite scary! 

Whilst on film, we were lead out by Sam and Nic with our eyes closed ready for the big reveal and they really did do an amazing job! We then had a chat on the sofa about make-up and colours that suit particular hair styles, before the 5 of us gathered on the sofa to pop a bottle of champagne and celebrate our new looks!

Overall it was an incredible experience, and definitely something I would love to do again now I'm a bit older and have gained more confidence in myself through my business and going to Uni! It was so great to work wit Sam and Nic, they are both so lovely. The link to the video is below - I definitely cringe every time I see it but I hope you all enjoy it!

Love Lauren xx

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  1. Woow!! You're so lucky to have been there :) U totally deseve it, I hope you had loads of fun

    xx Cecil

    1. Yes it was brilliant! Filming is hard work though! xx

  2. What an amazing opportunity the Pixiwoo ladies always look really friendly so
    hopefully they put you at ease. It must have been a really exciting day and something to
    look back on Lucy x

    1. Yeah definitely! I think there was so much going on and it was all so exciting, I didn't take enough of it in! xx

  3. What a cool thing to be involved in. It looks like the day was a great success!



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