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ELF Beautifully Bare Highlighting Dewy Drops Review:

Happy Hump Day glamour babes! Before I jet set off to the Dominican Republic tomorrow, I wanted to get in one more review for ya’ll, and share my thoughts on ELF’s New Beautifully Bare Highlighting Dewy Drops ($4 for .5oz). I’m loving this product so much right now that it’s coming with me on the trip. 

Details:

The Beautifully Bare Highlighting Dewy Drops with illuminating pigments, bring light to the face for a glowing, dewy looking complexion. These pearlescent drops can be used for strobing and highlighting to create a glowing look. Enriched with antioxidant Vitamin E. Ideal for all skin tones and types. Cruelty free and vegan!

This is a liquid highlighter and comes in only one shade, Illuminating, which is pinky champagne gold. Hopefully ELF will make a wider shade range. I’d love to see more colors, and at $4 a piece, I’d have no problem buying every single one, lol. 

You can use this highlighter a number of ways- alone on your no makeup days, mixed with foundation/BB Cream, or apply a few drops to your daytime face cream. The finish produces a beautiful soft fresh faced, dewy glow. 

The formula is lovely. It’s lightweight, pigmented, hydrating, smooth, has a subtle glossy finish, comfortable to wear, easy to apply and layers pretty well. I did not find the Dewy Drops to be oily as some reviewers have mentioned, nor did It make my skin feel any oilier than it already is. True, it does feel slick, not a heavy slick when applying, but I thought that was the purpose of a liquid highlighter that’s intended to create a dewy (wet) effect. Maybe I’m over analyzing the product, it’s just a matter of opinion anyway. I found the fingertip method to be messy during makeup applications, so I opted for the next best thing, my beauty blender! It worked superbly. Use a light, dabbing motion and watch your illuminated complexion come to life. 

The longevity varied as I played beautifully with this highlighter.

Alone-5 hours

Using a setting powder or spray-6 to 7 hours

If you want to intensify the glow, you can add a highlighter powder on top. You’ll get about a 7 hour wear by using this technique too. 

So, what do you think?! Will ELF’s Beautifully Bare Highlighter Dewy Drops be your next Target purchase?! 

Go ahead and give it a glow. That’s my highlighter motto.

Stay beautiful! Xo. 

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Pixi Mist (Makeup Fixing Mist, Glow Mist, Hydrating Milky Mist, and Vitamin Wakeup Mist) Review:

Happy Monday glamour babes! I hope you all had a wonderful Mother’s Day Weekend filled with love, laughter, a few pressies, followed by a hella good brunch! Mother’s do deserve the very best, so mom’s champagne flute better have runneth over with an overflowing bounty of mimosas, lol. 

Today I wanted to talk about face mists. I was never a firm believer of the benefits a facial mist could have on the skin, until Pixi was kind enough to send me four for testing purposes, I wasn’t expecting that many. Good Golly, Miss Molly! Ask and you shall receive indeed. I received the Makeup Fixing Mist, Glow Mist, Milky Hydrating Mist, and Vitamin Wakeup Mist. 

At $15 (2.70 Fluid Ounces) bucks a pop, you can bet your bottom dollar these travel friendly spray bottles are worth the investment or at least looking into. FYI: In case you were wondering, the spray pumps release the ideal amount of mist, meaning, a few spritz will go a long way.

I can’t say I have a favorite, all of them are at this point. Each one has a different favorable feature, it all depends on what your skin needs, and holy cow do they work!

Pixi’s Makeup Fixing Mist keeps yo pretty made up face in place!


Product Details:

• Prolongs makeup wear and keeps it from moving, melting, and settling into fine lines or pores

• The rose water and green tea infused formula comforts, protects and balances skin for a fresh face 

• Extends and refreshes makeup, hydrates and balances

• Sets makeup adds a soft-focus finish 

• Suits all skin types

• Not tested on animals

How To-Apply

• Use: After makeup to set and hydrate 

• Step 1: Close eyes and hold 15cm from face 

• Step 2: Mist 4 times, focusing on T-zone & cheeks, avoiding eye area 

• Step 3: Refresh makeup during the day by misting face

• Step 4: Correct over-powdering by misting face & patting off excess 

• Step 5: Mist directly onto makeup brush and apply products as usual to prolong wear

Truthfully, I didn’t follow the “how to apply” steps. Once my makeup was applied, I let it set for a few and spritzed the Fixing Mist about four to six times all over my face, making sure my eyes were closed. Voila! My face looked bomb. My makeup did not move, thus lasting for hours. I have tried setting sprays before, but they were nothing like this one. It actually goes on light and sets into the skin quickly, and does not feel heavy afterwards. It keeps oily skin in check too, especially the t-zone area. 

Pixi’s Glow Mist, do the dew.

Product Details:

• Gives a glowing, luminous and smooth complexion

• Enriched with (lucky number) 13 natural oils plus propolis, aloe vera and fruit extracts

• Hydrates, protects and nourishes

• Sets makeup, adds a dewy finish and protects skin

• Refreshes makeup, hydrates and adds glow

• Suits all skin types

• Not tested on animals

How To-Apply

• Use: In the AM and PM or when needed

• Step 1: Shake to mix 

• Step 2: Close eyes and mist over face & neck
Oh my! Who’s got a pretty glow?! I’m the one with the pretty glow, that’s who! I use this one for during the day if my skin looks a little lackluster and and needs a boost. Definitely shake the bottle well to mix all of those awesome natural oils and fruit extracts together. I have oily skin, and it does not make it anymore oiler or cause additional break outs, whew. It’s perfect the perfect concoction for any skin type. I love, love, love the soft hydration and dew this mist creates with or without makeup. This one is comin with me to the beach! Throw on a little sunscreen, spray a bit of Glow Mist, and I’ll be glowin like a goddess in no time!

Pixi’s Milky Hydrating Mist, does the skin good. 
Product Details:

• This featherlight mist provides an instant surge of hydration with hyaluronic acid to plump skin 

• A blend of black oat, provitamin A, and linoleic acid makes this rejuvenator the perfect first layer of moisture before serums or makeup

• Suits all skin types-Highly recommend for dry skin

• Not tested on animals
How To-Apply

• Use: In the AM, PM or when needed

• Step 1: Shake to mix

• Step 2: Close eyes and mist over face & neck

As lightweight as this one is, I cannot use it all the time. Much like the Milky Hydrating Serum ($24), It really hydrates the skin when its feeling parched, but it does the job almost too well on oily skin-Hydration overload! I’m keeping this one for the winter time. I had a few dry patches around my chin, sides of the nose, and cheeks; This happens to me all the time when the weather transitions from winter to spring. I decided to use Pixi’s Milky Hydrating Mist overnight-Whoa! My dry patches were completely gone and my skin was so soft and supple looking. Who would of thought facial mists could have such amazing skin properties?! I mean really! I didn’t, now I’m hooked!

Last but not least, Pixi’s New Vitamin Wakeup Mist. Goooooood Moooooorning Merica!

Product Details:

• Boosting Treatment Toner mist gives a revitalized awakened effect to complexion

• The orange blossom water base is blended with skin-loving citrus fruit extracts, lavender, and arginine 

• Strengthens and tones

• Adds hydration and a protective veil

• Cools, refreshes, & wakes up skin

• Suits all skin types

• Free from testing on animals

How To-Apply

• Use: In the AM or PM

• Step 1: Shake to mix 

• Step 2: Close eyes and mist over face & neck

Omg, the citrusy scent alone just wakes you up and revitalizes every part of you! Can I it drink too?! Yea, better not, lol. I do use this one in the AM and PM when my tired face needs a serious wake up call and refresher after a long week of work. It’s light enough to layer over another facial product, and gives skin a good amount of hydration The mixture of the two will not change the sunny disposition of your complexion to where it is suitable for all skin types. Put on your face cream of choice. Let it set, mist, then sleep on it, or go about your day. Nothin but sunshine, lollipops and rainbows, everything that’s wonderful is what I feel when we’re together! Hey, sometimes we need a Leslie Gore classic in the background to start the day off right. There’s no shame in that. 

Do you think you’ll give these lovely facial mists a try after reading all the marvelous benefits they have to offer?! 

I’ll give you time to decide. It’s not like there going anywhere, anytime soon. Or are they? I’d check out PixiBeauty.com if I were you. No rush though (guilt trip, wink). 

Stay beautiful! Xo.

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Flower Beauty Flower Pots Powder Blush Review:


Well, this flush of color did not fail to disappoint glamour babes. Flower Beauty’s Flower Pots Powder Blush has got me in this crazy little thing called love, and I had a feeling it would. I have not been dissatisfied by a flower beauty product yet! Wait, let me not jinx that statement, I take it back, lol. http://<a href=”http://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=991866&u=1496947&m=71085&urllink=&afftrack=”>New Flower Pots Blush – FlowerBeauty.com</a> Product description:

Naturally radiant cheeks that are as pretty as a flower petal! Flower Pots Powder Blush blends on smooth and silky, enhancing your skin tone with a healthy warm flush of color……I can tell you right off the bat, the five shades available (Sweet Pea, Warm Hibiscus, Peach Primrose, Wild Rose, and Deep Peony) will flatter any skin tone, and are the perfect summer accessories for a colorful glowing complexion. Sweet Pea was my all time favorite as was Peach Primrose and Wild Rose, but they were sold out. Next time Walmart. 

Sweet Pea is a warm dusty rose with a satin finish. The formula is finely milled, super duper pigmented, lightweight, and it has a creamy, velvety smooth texture that makes building and blending of the shades effortless.

Oh! And the color payoff is incredible! I was so happy to see my soft rosy cheeks stay with me for a full 8 hours. I am definitely going back for the other two shades, I hope they are back in stock. Fingers crossed!So, I have heard through the Instagram grapevine from several beauty bloggers that these are a dupe of Milani’s Rose Powder Blushes-I beg to differ. The blush compacts are quite different in size. Milani’s are huge comparing to Flower Beauty’s.Both carry different shades and finishes- matte vs. satin. The flower embossments on the blushes are no way near close to each other or are from the same plant family. Drew chose the Camellia flower which is the brands signature flower. Milani on the other hand embossed their blossoming blushes with a rose. The only similarity I see is the price point. Depending on the store or website, the blushes run between $9 to $10. That’s  still an overall good price for a drugstore blush if you ask me.

If you can’t find the Flower Beauty Flower Pots at your local Walmart, look no further boys and girls, FlowerBeauty.com is open for business!

Haul until your heart is content.

Stay beautiful! Xo.

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Fiona Stiles Light Illusion Prism Palette Review:

I don’t even know where to begin with Fiona Stiles Light Illusion Prism Palette ($14 orig. $28) glamour babes. My haunches are telling me to start with the pros then work my way down to the cons, so let’s begin. But first, I’ll give you boys and gals a brief description of what this palette truly could have been if it didn’t lack in a few areas.Fiona Stiles Light Illusion Prism Palette is a soft focus, silky powder that captures, diffuses and softens the way light reflects on skin, to give a lit from within appearance. Gently luminous, fool-proof application recreates and enhances the way light reflects on skin to refine complexion appearance. Soft shimmer, sheer natural coverage with a subtle glow that’s suitable for all skin tones. Sounds like and obviously is a gorgeous palette, right?

Take note.

Pros:

The palette itself is beautifully eye pleasing. It’s sleek, slender, and sturdy. A perfect tote-able piece.

There are three shades: Shimmering Pink, Shimmering Champagne, and Shimmering Tan.

They Capture, diffuse and soften the way light reflects on skin, to give a lit from within glow. 

They Filter out harsh light and refine the appearance of your complexion

Can be applied almost anywhere to the skin to enhance features softly.

The soft shimmer is pearlescent.

The formulation is finely milled, lightweight, buttery smooth, blends evenly, and applies easily. 

Somewhat buildable.

Cons:

The sheer coverage is very, very sheer, and is not suitable for all skin tones. I’m fair skinned and I had to layer the shades on a bunch of times to produce some kind of glow. Thank god it’s lightweight.

Tons of kickback dust. It gets everywhere.

The shades do not carry much pigmentation. Out of the three, Shimmering Tan has the most. You can actually see that particular shade the best in my photo and its not saying much. 

Shimmering Pink and Shimmering Champagne barely show up on the skin even though my swatches say different. It’s the weirdest thing, I know. 

The longevity is what killed me with this palette. 2 hours of wear and just like that, poof! Gone. I really hate disappearing acts, sigh.

I will be returning the Light Illusion Prism Palette. I recently learned that Ulta is pulling the entire Fiona Stiles line from their Stores- a revamp is on the way! 

I am more than willing to give Fiona’s line another chance if the reformulations prove to be successful. We gotta keep in mind not everyone gets it right on the first try.

Stay beautiful! Xo