Pixi Gel Tint and Silk Gloss Review:

 I have been going about Pixi’s Get Tint and Silk Gloss ($12 for 0.11oz) all wrong glamour babes. I thought for some odd reason the gel tint was a stain for cheeks and the gloss was for the lips. Clearly, I gotta start reading the product details on the packaging, lol. Product Details:

• Long-lasting lip tint gives a beautiful stained effect

• Gloss keeps lips hydrated & nourished

• Adds a natural brillance

• Use separately or layer

• Doesn’t dry lips out, hydrating

• Paraben free

• Travel friendly

• Not tested on animals

Regardless of my faux pas, I think you could get away with using the tint and gloss for both the face and lips. Why not?! I’ve seen YouTube vids where makeup artists use eyeshadow as blush. You say Tomato, I say tomahto, it’s virtually the same thing, right? Lol. 

Pixi’s Gel Tint and Silk Gloss come in three juicy summertime shades: 

BerryTint & SweetGloss BeachTint & FreshGloss  PinkTint & PrettyGloss I really do love these for the summer. They are so lightweight and comfortable to wear, giving skin and lips a nice sheer pop of color, providing hydration with a subtle fragrance of peppermint. It’s like a refreshing cocktail for your lips! Thirsty anyone? 

The stain and gloss can be worn separately or layered together for added dimension. Or, you can pull my faux pas and use the tint as a blush and the gloss for the lips. It’s a beautiful contrast and flattering on all skin tones. 

The long lasting lip tint gives lips a stained effect lasting for hours, while the gloss creates a healthy, shiny lip look. Love these! Did I say that already? Lol.

Pixi’s Gel Tint and Silk Gloss are available at PixiBeauty.com and Target

Which one are you going to get?

Stay beautiful! Xo.

Pixi Peel and Polish Review:

Holy Schnikes! Pixi’s Peel and Polish Resurfacing Concentrate ($24 2.71oz) is gud, I mean real gud glamour babes.I received three of these in the mail. Quite generous of Pixi Beauty as always. I wasn’t sure if I needed so many, but I think I do, now that summer is here. This resurfacing treatment leaves skin looking and feeling bright, healthy, and soft in the matter of a few minutes. Product Details:

• This radiance revealing enzyme peel resurfaces for smoother, softer skin, and a healthy looking glow

• Natural fruit enzymes loosen dead skins cells, 6% lactic acid gently exfoliates, cellulose peels & sugar extracts polishes, lifting away dullness revealing brighter skin

• Professional salon peel treatment without leaving home, but you can since it’s travel friendly too.

• Suited for all skin types

• Not tested on animals

• Paraben free

Just putting it out there in case any of ya’ll are curious. Pixi’s Peel and Polish is not exactly a peel off mask with added micro beads for exfoliation if that’s what comes to mind. I thought the same until I actually squeezed some out of the tube, and then I had an epiphany. Light bulb! Could the peel part of this whole skintreat be used as an expression for peeling impurities away from the face?! Hmmmmmm, I think I maybe on to something here, lol. 

What came out of this pale peach, mess free tube, you ask? A lovely, creamy, lightweight peachy colored facial scrub that is applied to the face and neck dry. Make sure the skin is dry, otherwise it will not have the same effect. Can be used 2-3 times per week. Either AM or PM, it doesn’t matter. All this mask really needs is five minutes of your time to let the enzymes activate, then you can rinse off and pat dry. P.S. The scrub does not dry like a mud mask or peel would, rather it stays wet, nor does it leave a burning or tingling sensation. For a more intense polishing effect. Once your five minutes is up, using your finger tips, gently massage your face and neck. Can you feel those dead skin cells loosen as the non-abrasive, gentle sugary granules hoist away impurities? Good, that means its working and you’re a rinse away from beautiful, bright skin!

The skin loving natural ingredients such as Lactic Acid, Sunflower Seed Oil, Witch Hazel, Ginseng Root Extract, Papaya Fruit Extract, Sugar Cane Extract, Cucumber Fruit Extract, Orange Fruit Extract, and Lemon Fruit Extract help aid in the process. 
There is a scent to the Peel and Polish. A cucumber/papaya fusion is what it smells like to me. I find the fragrance to be refreshing, others might disagree if their sniffers are sensitive to scents. 

Pixi killed it with this treatment. I use it about 2 times per week and I already see an amazing difference in my skin tone. It’s more even, bright, soft, has a healthy glow, and my acne scars have lightened tremendously. Everything seems to absorb better into the skin as well. Whether it’s moisturizer, skin potions, foundations, or concealer, skin looks hella flawless. This also did not strip my skin like most enzyme peels have done in the past. The formulation is super gentle on the skin, which I believe makes it a good candidate for sensitive skin types. Oh, did I mention how clean my oily/acne prone/sensitive skin felt afterwards? Squeaky! 

The power of exfoliation is within reach beauty junkies!

Pixi’s Peel and Polish is available at Target.com, PixiBeauty.com, and Dermstore.com

Once I have gone through my stash, I will be running back to Target for more.
May the glow be with you.

Stay beautiful! Xo.


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.

Pixi+Maryam Maquillage Review:

To my glamour babes that love to sculpt, shape and, contour their faces to perfection, I commend you highly. I don’t know how you make contour applications look so effortless, it’s a lot of work! All the different powders, and where to apply them, Oy! It felt like a full time job without the paycheck, lol. An hour is way too long for me to get gussied up nowadays. But, it was for a wedding and my first contour application, and I’ll admit, I did have fun learning how to enhance my features with the Pixi+Maryam Maquillage Collection. 

Maryam Maquillage is a fashion and lifestyle blogger that teamed up with Pixi Beauty among three other well known beauty gurus (Caroline Hirons, Aspyn Ovard, and Judy Travis) and created The Strobe & Sculpt and Strobe & Bronze Palettes ($20 each), along with a Sculpt and Strobe Brush ($14).

The palettes are lovely, but are not for the fair skinned. I can see them having a better audience for those with medium to deeper skin tones. The contour and bronzing shades in each palette were too dark for my complexion unfortunately. I was unable to work with them. I felt where I contoured the areas of my face I had created dark harsh lines, which made my skin appear dirty or you can even say muddy. Mind you, I used a light hand during application. I actually had to dabble in my ABH Powder Contour Kit for light skin to achieve the natural look I was going for. I was however able to use the highlighters in both palettes. Those shades I can say flatter all skin tones. The Strobe & Sculpt and Strobe & Bronze Palettes have the same formulation. They are finely milled, buttery smooth, nicely pigmented, blend out evenly and easily, and are build-able. The contour shades are matte, highlighters have a pearlized finish, and the bronzers are matte and pearlized. The shade names are in the back of each palette, exactly like the ItsJudyTime Palettes. No mirrors are included. Here’s a fun tip! To keep your contoured face looking impeccable all day for at least 10 hours. Mist Pixi’s Makeup Fixing Mist ($15) all over the face (eyes closed) to keep your makeup from moving. I swear by this setting spray, its one of my favorites. 

The Strobe & Sculpt Brush is okay. It is a soft, synthetic fiber (vegan friendly) brush used for applying contour, bronzing, and highlighter. One end is tapered designed for highlighting. The flat edge buffing end is amazing for bronzers and sculpting. 
I didn’t get good use out of it. The bristles were a little too fluffy for my taste when wanting to sculpt around my features. It kinda blended everything all together as to where my contour never existed, only my strobing skills. On that note, I think you need more than one brush (preferably denser) to blend out your work in order to see a beautiful contour take shape. You can save your pennies for now. 

Have you purchased anything from the Pixi+Maryam Maquillage Collection? 

What do you think of her makeup creations? 

Give me the scoop!

Stay beautiful! Xo.