Community Votes

Hi Pixies,

First of all, Happy Halloween!!! 😀

 

After I extended the deadline for voting from the ideas for the Pixie Hollow Community celebration another 5 days, I still only had 10 votes…so I decided to wait another week to see if anyone else would vote… :-/

As of today, I have a total of 12 votes. I was hoping for more, but I don’t really want to drag this out any further, so the winner with 50% of the votes is:

Autumn Revelry event with create a scepter contest (and more)

Apparently, many of you miss the Pixie Hollow events (I do, too).

Since the second place winner was to write a story/poem or create a video/drawing/edit where you meet your fairy from Pixie Hollow, I would like to incorporate this idea into the event along with the scepter design contest 🙂

So when does the event start? Technically, it’s already autumn so the Autumn Revelry has already begun, but I was hoping to start this event soon…More details will be coming soon with the official post 😀

Thanks for reading (and voting!)
♥ Marigold

 

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Choose Your Favorite Community Idea

Hi Pixies,

As you know, the 4th Anniversary of Pixie Hollow’s closure was back on September 19 (click here to read my post if you missed it), and some pixies came up with great ideas for us to come together as a community and rekindle our love for Pixie Hollow ❤

I compiled all the suggestions I received into a poll for everyone to vote for the idea (or ideas) they like best:

 

This poll will close at the end of the day on October 18, 2017 October 23, 2017 (extended!)

Once the poll closes, I will reveal the winner(s) on the 24th or 25th, and then we can work out all the details and make an official post 😀

Questions? Leave me a comment below ↓

P.S. Please re-post this or share the link to the poll on your pixie blog so we get as many votes as possible. Thank you!

#PixieHollow4ever

♥ Marigold

 

Halloween Fiction Contest

Hi, Pixies!

The publishing website Lulu is sponsoring a Halloween Flash Fiction Contest! 😀

 

Halloween Flash Fiction Contest

 

The Lulu 2017 Halloween Flash Fiction Contest!

Are you ready to #ShareYourScare? Lulu’s Halloween Flash Fiction Contest challenges our most imaginative and intrepid authors to craft a short story with a Halloween theme! We’re looking for stories that spook us, surprise us, or just make us say “wow.”

The contest runs through October 22nd (at 11:59 pm ET). All entries will be reviewed by Lulu’s team of judges for originality within the “scary story” or Halloween theme, uniqueness, and overall storytelling awesomeness. Entries should be short – 1500 words or less (3-5 pages or 1500 words maximum) – and must represent a complete story.

All accepted entries will be compiled into our first ever Lulu Halloween Anthology! Accepted entrants will receive a free print copy of the Anthology, and one lucky winner will be selected from among those entries to receive our Grand Prize: A one year subscription to a self-publishing tool of the winner’s choice from our list of approved software and a chance to see your story adapted as a short film!

 

Submission Requirements:

  • All Halloween Flash Fiction must contain only original content. The author must own all rights to the content. Content includes both images and text.
    • I.e. No copyright text or images. Quotes and licensed images must be properly attributed
  • Flash fiction entries must be less than 1500 words.
  • Entries should be frightening without being vulgar, obscene, or pornographic.
  • All entries must be sent as a PDF file attachment.
  • Entrants must be 18 years or older. USA only.

 

To enter the contest, email your story attached as a PDF file to contests@lulu.com with the subject line “Halloween Flash Fiction” to ensure your submission isn’t missed 😉

For complete details, restrictions, and terms & conditions, please review Lulu’s Halloween Flash Fiction Document!

Need some help getting started with your Flash Fiction? Check out Lulu’s best practices for writing Short Fiction!

If you have questions about the contest, please email contests@lulu.com with “Questions – Halloween Flash Fiction” in the subject line.

Good Luck! 😀
♥ Marigold

 

Pixie Hollow: 4 Years Later

Hi Pixies,

You may or may not have noticed that today is the Autumn Equinox (or Spring Equinox for my Southern Hemisphere friends 😉  ), so I wanted to wish everyone a fun and festive fall season! 😀

Also, did you notice that Tuesday was September 19th? Does that date sound familiar in a sad, stomach-churning way? That’s because it was the date that Pixie Hollow closed in 2013… 😥

So far, I’ve just seen two posts mentioning the 4th anniversary of Pixie Hollow’s closure on Crystal’s blog (click here) and Phoebe’s blog (click here). Maybe more pixies are planning to post about it this weekend, but compared to the past three anniversaries, activity in the Pixie Blogging Community (PBC) is at an upsettingly all-time low… :-/

And I get it – you’re busy, I’m busy, everyone is busy! Since 2013, all our lives have changed in some way or another, and with Pixie Hollow becoming more and more of a distant memory, there seems to be less and less to talk about…unless you’re posting about other topics – which is totally fine (seriously, when’s the last time I posted just about PH?), but our community has been losing active members rapidly within this last year…

Now, I know some of you are thinking, “But we have FairyABC now!” While FairyABC is the closest thing we have to Pixie Hollow, it’s still not Pixie Hollow. Don’t get me wrong – the creators of FairyABC did an absolutely incredible job making their version look as visually stunning as PH, and their options for personalizing your pixie were a much-needed improvement from the original (and no members, YAY!), but a major piece it’s missing is the online world/game aspect. FairyABC is great for those who want to do things like style their pixie, fly around the meadows, and chat with other pixies. That’s fine if that’s all you’re after. I, however, mainly want to play games, go on quests/missions, and feel like I’m accomplishing something.

I can’t really blog about FairyABC, because there’s nothing really to blog about. I’m not saying that in a mean or disrespectful way, I just don’t know what to post about other than random encounters I have with other fairies or post what my fairy is wearing…It’s just not the same. Plus, I seem to have constant connectivity issues while in FairyABC, so I find myself on their forum reading and commenting on the threads more than anything else…which isn’t regularly.

I remember when Pixie Hollow closed I felt like my life was over and everything I had worked so hard for was gone. But after time passed, I realized that I had taken PH somewhat for granted while I had it, and I started to truly appreciate the experience, the memories, and the amazing friendships I had made ❤ Clearly, we’re all a little older now, but I don’t think our love for the hollow will ever change, so why not celebrate somehow?

Crystal had suggested on her blog that all the remaining members of the Pixie Blogging Community should come together and do something. I think that’s a great idea, but I’m not sure what that “something” should be…I’m hoping everyone can suggest an idea or two in the comments below and we can go from there 😉

Thanks for reading,
♥ Marigold

Pixie Poetry Entry

Hi Pixies,

As you already know, the wonderful Faith Fancypuff (a.k.a. Snowpuff) has extended the deadline for her Pixie Poetry Challenge to August 13th (this Sunday), so if you’ve been waiting or forgot again to enter your poem for this challenge, send it in a.s.a.p.! 🙂

For this challenge, Snowpuff provided two images to choose from, but this is one I chose:922d1087889ffc296e903382857cc36a

Here’s my entry:

Gleaming, wispy wings,
Wilted petals – Summer’s scorch,
Renew with rainfall

Thanks for reading,
♥ Marigold

 

🌟 Pixie Poetry Challenge *Update* 🌟

Faith Fancypuff has graciously extended the due date of her Pixie Poetry Challenge to August 13th! 😀 Follow the link below for more details.

♥ Marigold

Source: Pixie Poetry Challenge *Update*

ULTA Sale

Hi, Pixies!

My go-to shop for affordable makeup, skin care, and hair needs is ULTA, so when I heard they were running a huge sale on a bunch of my favs through this weekend, I wanted to make sure that I spread the word 😉

Here are some highlights from the sale:

LORAC’s Pirates of the Caribbean Collection

LORAC | HOT BUY Pirates of the Caribbean Eye Shadow Palette 40 Percent Off, Pirates of the Caribbean Lip Duos 40 Percent Off, offer ends July 23

LORAC has worked with Disney to bring fans beautiful makeup collections inspired by the films. This Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales collection is described as:

With the stars as your guide, prepare to set out on a beauty adventure with the new LORAC Los Angeles limited-edition Pirates of the Caribbean collection. Featuring our PRO Eye Shadow Palette and Cheek Palette, as well as six brand-new double-ended lip colors, each item will help you decode beauty mysteries as you set off on a journey full of uncharted brilliance.

For more details about these items from LORAC, click here.

 



Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer

PHYSICIANS FORMULA | HOT BUY Butter Bronzer 40 Percent Off, Offer ends July 23.

I’ve been using this bronzer for the last few months and love the subtle, sun-kissed glow it adds to my skin 🙂 According to Physicians Formula’s website:

Product Benefits

  • Ultra-luxurious bronzer, infused with Murumuru Butter, delivers a radiant Brazilian goddess glow! Moisturizing wonder features ultra-refined pearl and soft-focus pigments that smooth skin texture, brighten skin tone, and deliver a gorgeous bronze finish.

  • Ultra-rich bronzer formula instantly melts into skin, sealing-in moisture to deliver instant and lasting hydration. Incredibly creamy and soft texture combines the best features of a powder and cream bronzer, to deliver a lit-from-within tropical glow unlike any other.

  • Infused with a powerful blend of Murumuru Butter, Cupuacu Butter and Tucuma Butter, from the lush and nutrient-rich Amazon. Packed with essential fatty acids and pro-vitamins that soften, condition and moisturize skin, leaving it silky soft.

  • Featuring unique sponge applicator specially designed to be used with creamy bronzer formula.

For more details about this product from Physicians Formula, click here.

 



Real Techniques Miracle Sponges

REAL TECHNIQUES | HOT BUY Select Sponge Sets 50 Percent Off, offer ends July 23

Real Techniques’ Miracle Complexion Sponge has been a total game changer for me since I started using them over a year ago! ❤  They help my makeup blend effortlessly and easily remove excess makeup from my hairline to eliminate that awful “foundation makeup mask” look. According to the Real Techniques’ website:

This versatile beauty tool was designed with a revolutionary foam technology to evenly blend makeup for a smooth, enhanced finish. Use damp for a dewy glow or dry for a full coverage.

For more details about these sponges from Real Techniques, click here.

 


 

To see all the items on sale at ULTA, click here.

 


 

If you have any questions or comments, I’d love to hear from you below ↓ 🙂

Thanks for reading,
♥ Marigold

 

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