Saturday 22 October

We were very excited to welcome the friendly faces of Sam and Nic Chapman aka Pixiwoo to our store for a book signing of their incredible newly released book: FACE.

More than 100 people across all ages queued through our store to get their copy signed and a picture with the dymanic duo.


The ultimate make up book, for the absolute beginner to the aspiring make-up artist, from successful vloggers Sam & Nic Chapman, aka Pixiwoo.

Sam and Nic Chapman are the expert makeup artists behind the popular YouTube channel Pixiwoo. Providing makeup demonstrations for a wide-range of styles, from everyday specials and costume makeup to classic evening looks and recreation of celebrity looks, Pixiwoo have more than two million subscribers across the world.

 Now, Sam and Nic have compiled their extensive knowledge into one book. Fully illustrated, Face includes advice, techniques and top tips for your lips, eyes, lashes, brows and skin. It is also an incredible guide for how to manage and style each feature best for you.

 Unique insights into finishes, easy-to-follow guides and recommendations for the ideal tools to create the perfect look are also part of this book. Whether you’re an absolute beginner, an aspiring makeup artist or simply looking to try out something new, Face is the book for you.



Samantha and Nicola grew up surrounded by makeup. Their aunt was a top makeup artist in London, working with clients like David Bowie and Princess Diana.  When the time came to choose their career path, it was clear that makeup artistry was the way to go. Talented and creative they were keen to follow in the footsteps of their successful aunt.  Most importantly, Sam and Nic are passionate about beauty. Over time, they both built up a reputation in the industry as respected and successful makeup artists.  In 2008 Sam uploaded her first video to YouTube to help demonstrate how to do a smokey eye for a friend and the first Pixiwoo video was created.

Nic joined in two weeks later and the Pixiwoo channel started to take off.  The girls are the perfect team, each bringing something different to the table. Sam and Nic are also the faces of the famous Real Techniques Brush Collection, one of the UK's top selling brands of beauty brush ranges which has taken off in the US, the UK and around the world. They continue to grow as top makeup artists, writing columns for national magazines and newspapers, appearing on major network television as beauty experts, and editing their own digital magazine. They continue to develop the Pixiwoo brand through their YouTube tutorials, as well as doing makeup courses from their studio. Their twin brothers are also successful vloggers in their own right, Jim Chapman, and John Chapman of Lean Machines.

Nick and Sam (Pixiwoo) with fan and follower Fiona Phillips

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