My Pixi Beauty Wish List

I love, love, love Pixi Beauty. Ever since using their Glow Tonic, I’ve become a bit obsessed. This post will feature some of the products on my wish-list for Pixi Beauty. Read on! =)

 

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This Pixi Rose Caviar Essence has been on my wish-list for months and months! Not only is the packaging adorbs, but I have a big problem when it comes to serums. I love them. I have super dry skin so anything that helps make my skin feel soft and smooth is a MUST for me.

 

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This Pixi Rose Oil Blend is another similar product to the serum. I guess I have an obsession with roses? =P  The product claims to help with skin’s elasticity and glowyness so I’d be curious to see if it lives up to the hype. It would definitely be a little overpriced for just a moisturizer if there weren’t any added benefits. With that being said, however, I am very keen to try this!

 

pix063_pixi_carolinehirons_doublecleanse_1_1560x1960-8d9rvThe Pixi by Petra+Caroline Hirons Double Cleanse is a coveted item among many beauty gurus. I’ve always been intrigued by the process of double cleansing but have always been hesitant to try it because of my skin being uber dry. This being a cleansing oil and a cream cleanser intrigues me as both those would (I would assume) be beneficial to dry skin.

 

 

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The Pixi Mesmerizing Mineral Palette in Plum Quartz are colors that are right up my alley! I love mineral makeup and these colors look amazing. I love that these shades have a bit of shimmer to them and they look like they’d glide on like butter. Not to mention, $12 is a STEAL for an eyeshadow palette.

 

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Last but not least, this Pixi Lash Line Ink looks like the type of eyeliner I would be all over! I love doing wings and my preferred eyeliner is a felt-tip pen as I have more control over it vs a liquid liner brush. I just love the look of this and would love to try it.

Have any of you lovelies tried any of Pixi’s products before? Any that I haven’t mentioned that you would recommend? I’m hoping to purchase a few of these so that I can do reviews later on down the line with them. We shall see!! As always, stay beautiful guys! =D

My Current Nighttime Beauty Routine

Hey guys!! I’ve seen a-lot of blog posts about skincare routines so I thought I’d share my current nighttime routine. My skin has been seeing a-lot of dry patches and redness lately. So I switched from my usual cleanser “Neutrogena Deep Clean Shine Control Mask/Cleanser” to this Aveeno Active Natural Ultra-Calming Foaming Cleanser.  It does a great job of controlling my redness without stripping my skin of its natural oils.

After cleansing, I will periodically use my Pixi Glow Tonic to exfoliate the dry patches on my face. I just put a little bit on a cotton round and gently slough away all those icky dead skin cells!

After the tonic, I’ll either go straight to my moisturizer or use a face mask. Some of my favorites recently have been Earth Therapeutics Deep Purifying Charcoal Bubbles MaskI also really love the St. Ives Soothing Oatmeal Mask . If it’s not a mask night, my current moisturizer in my routine is the e.l.f. cosmetics Nourishing Night Cream. It’s a great cream that isn’t too heavy for these spring/summer months ahead.

I then finish off with my e.l.f. cosmetics Illuminating Eye Cream which is lightweight and never sticky.

If my skin is particularly really dry, I’ll usually apply some sort of serum before my moisturizer.

My skincare routines do change periodically. Sometimes a product just doesn’t cut it or I’ve built up a tolerance to a product and have to try a new one. However, this is my current skin-care routine and it seems to be working alright for now.

Have you tried any of these products before? Tried a product that I haven’t listed that you really love? Let me know in the comments below. Stay beautiful! =D

Disappointing Makeup (Reblogged!)

We’ve all been there… (I’m looking at you blue eyeshadow stick..). Disappointing makeup or makeup that just didn’t work for us for whatever reason.. what are some of your lovelies disappointments that you can’t just seem to throw out?? Let me know in the comments below!!

I have quite a hefty makeup collection. When you have a big makeup collection I think it’s a given that there’s going to be some bits that you aren’t that keen on. So, today I’m going to share with you the makeup products in my collection that I was disappointed by BUT that I won’t […]

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It’s VACAY Time!!

Hey guys!!

I will be officially leaving on my vacation TODAY!! I am so excited! This, however, means I will be M.I.A until the Saturday before Mother’s Day. I will miss all you lovelies but am so excited to come back and share my trip with y’all. I am hoping I’ll be able to score some awesome beauty products in Utah while I’m there but we will have to see.

Keep being awesome and I look forward to seeing all your blog posts when I get back. It’s wet and rainy today so here’s to hoping for sunshine the rest of the week!!

Xoxo, stay beautiful!!

Vacation Time!!

Guys!! I am so excited… in less then 2 days I will be going on a 2 week vacation, kid free, work free, STRESS FREE to my family’s house in Utah.

Utah is BEAUTIFUL. While the reason for going is somewhat bittersweet (spreading the ashes of my father who passed away 1 year ago) I am still excited for this adventure.

Have any of you lovelies been to Utah before? What’s something you’d recommend my seeing??

 

Beauty is in the Eyes (Reblogged)

Japan Japan is known for its minimalist but inventive approach .Whether its makeup or clothing, let’s collect some unique information from this small yet hi-tech country. Japanese eye shadow completely around the eye line (top and bottom) produces the ‘enclosure’ effect. Like the ‘halo eyes’ gaze, without the shimmer finish. Japanese eye drops, which […]

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My small(ish) e.l.f. haul!

I just got my e.l.f. package in the mail and I am SO excited to try some of the products!! I spent over $25 and got a free gift which is great. However, I didn’t realize one of the items in the free gift is a repeat of one of the items I purchased (meh!!). But without further ado, here it is!!

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The first product is the Makeup Remover Cleansing Cloths, 2 Pack which retails for $5. Each package comes with 40 remoistened wipes. Now listen guys, I realize face wipes aren’t the best as far as taking care of your skin. But you cannot deny how handy they are! I keep a package in the bathroom AND by my bedside for nights where I get off late and just need something quick to take my makeup off my face. I also keep a package in my purse if I crash at a friend’s house and don’t want to use their products. I haven’t tried the e.l.f. brand of these before but I’m super excited to try them out!

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The next product I purchased is the Beautifully Bare Lightweight Concealer Stick in the shade Light/Medium which retails for $4. I forgot to take a picture swatching it but it’s a lot more on the medium side then the light.. I’m concerned it might be too dark for my skin but I will review this in more detail once I use it!

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Next up is the Long Wear Baked Highlighter in the shade Moonlight Pearls which retails for $4. This is the item I received two of as one was included in the free gift. I’ve heard mixed reviews about this highlighter. Some say it’s the holy grail, others… not so much. I can tell just from swatching it (which again.. no photo..whoops) that it’s definitely going to take a few uses to really show. You have to scrape off layers to even get to the actual product which is weird (and one review even said this would happen) but I’m still excited to see how it will end up looking once I get to the good layer!

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Next, I also purchased the Instant Lift Brow Pencil is Neutral Brown which retails for $2. Now, I realize that perhaps it won’t be the best brow pencil since it is so cheap. However, I don’t really “do” my brows. I just like to fill in the sparse areas now and again. The color seems a little dark but nothing blending won’t fix!

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My free gift for spending $25 included the Baked Highlighter, the Compact Power Blush Palette ($6) in Light and the High Definition Under-Eye Setting Powder ($3). I’m most excited to try the setting powder as I definitely do up my eyes more than anything. The blush palette is pretty but the colors are a little too bright for my tastes. Still, I’ll see if I can’t incorporate it into a look sometime soon!

Last but not least… I also spent a little bit of money and got myself the Illuminating Eye Cream ($10) because I was in desperate need of one! I’m not sure what this will do for the little crow’s feet starting to form around my eyes but I am hoping the brightening effects will at least let me dark circles look less, well…dark! I will do a review for you guys on that product soon!

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Have you guys tried any of these products before? What’s your favorite e.l.f. product? Let me know in the comments below and always remember to stay beautiful! =D

Ulta Hot Buys!

Guys.. check out Ulta right now for some HOT BUYS! They’ve got some amazing products on sale including Urban Decay’s Afterglow Highlighter Palette (normally $34, on sale for $17), Smashbox Only Be Legendary Lip Vault (normally $69, on sale for $34.50) and Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Pore Minimizing Makeup (normally $30, on sale for $15) just to name a few.

Seriously guys… if you’re into high-end products at a fraction of the price, this is THE sale to hit up!! Don’t miss out. Click “add to cart” now! =D