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Pixi Sheer Cheek Gel Review:

Okay, so this time I have been using Pixi’s Sheer Cheek Gel ($14 for 0.45oz) the correct way glamour babes. On my cheeks! The name of the product says it all. But, you can use it on the lips too if you really wanna. It says you could on the box. See, I did my homework. Lol.

These are actually pretty nice. I’m not really one for cheek gels. They’re usually messy, feel kinda thick, or I can never get them to blend out right, creating a streaky, blotchy look.

Pixi’s however, creates a lovely sheer, dewy flush of color on the cheeks that’s perfect for this summer weather. A girl such as myself can get use to using these. They take no time to apply and look beautiful on.

The Sheer Cheek Gel comes in three shades.

NaturalRosyFlushedThe water/aloe based formula has a gel like consistency making it lightweight, hydrating, comfortable to wear, pigmented, easy to apply, and easy to blend. Suitable for all skin types, especially dry skin.

To apply: I use the flat end of my beauty blender sponge, along with a squeeze of Pixi’s Sheer Cheek Gel, and gently pat the color onto my cheek bones as it evenly melts into my skin. I tried my fingertips, but the application wasn’t as smooth and it stained my fingers a bit.

You can layer a powdered highlighter, blush or bronzer on top of the Cheek Gels for an extra burst of color or to extend the wear. The wear extension of these when worn alone was not a problem. I’ll take 7 hours of healthy rosy looking pinched cheeks any day. This pale complexion needs some of dat!

Pixi’s Sheer Cheek Gel is available at PixiBeauty and Target.com

Are you thinking of getting any?

Which ones?

Stay beautiful! Xo.

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Jeffree Star Lip Ammunition Review:

I can’t begin to tell you how much I’m disliking Jeffree Star’s Lip Ammunition glamour babes. For an $18 lipstick I was expecting better quality from your brand Mr.Star.


I recently ran out of Jeffree Star’s Velour Liquid Lipstick ($18) in Unicorn blood, and thought to go the traditional lipstick route since the Velour version was sold out on the Jeffree Star website. Not exactly the wisest choice on my part. I should’ve just waited patiently for the restock. Shipping it here took close to 2 weeks! I live in NY, his company is located in California. Really? I think I’ll stick with Beautylish from now on. Plus, they send confirmations and tracking notifications, which was something I did not receive with JS either. Oh well, you live and learn.

Unicorn Blood (Lip Ammunition) is a dark rusty red with a satin finish. The shade itself compliments all skin tones. FYI: L.A. Girl Makes a shade pretty similar, almost identical to Unicorn Blood. Check out their Matte Flat Finish Pigment Gloss in Secret ($6.00). It’s a good dupe in the Matte sense if you ask me.

I did not find the lipstick case to appear cheap or flimsy looking like some reviewers have mentioned. The lipstick comes housed in a plastic hot pink bullet casing with the Jeffree Star logo in the center and stars wrapping around the bottom. I found the lipstick tube to be a rather cute design and it is actually quite sturdy.
My main issue was the formulation. It’s very streaky, heavy/slippery feeling, not comfortable to wear, and did not go on smoothly or evenly. I had to apply multiple coats (3-4) in order to create a pigmented lip, and still felt like the shade was off. It’s nowhere near as deep as the liquid lipstick. My lips feathered and bled out like crazy after application. The lipstick also has a grainy texture. I never had this experience with a lip product before. It does however, hydrate lips nicely and smells of vanilla, but that’s as good as it gets. Eating was a mess. The color got everywhere (hands and face), as if I actually did murder a unicorn. I did not like this one bit. I love unicorns! It was removed immediately.

I have a few Colourpop lip liners that should go perfectly with Unicorn Blood. Maybe I can incorporate Jeffree Star’s Lip Ammunition as a topper? Give those lips a bit of depth and sheen. What do you think? I can’t let this lipstick go to waste!

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Stay beautiful, xo.

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Thesis Beauty Berry Boost Strawberry Dessert Face Mask Review:

I absolutely LOVE summer glamour babes. The hot summer days, strolls along the beach, taking small trips, making memories, messy tousled hair, not having a care in the world, but my skin says otherwise. The summer heat causes me to break out like crazy! White heads and pimples galore! My face was starting to feel like a braille novel at one point due to all of the whiteheads. And if I really wanted to, I could’ve played connect the dots with the tiny clusters of pimples that were forming on a regular basis.

Thankfully, Thesis Beauty Berry Boost Strawberry Dessert Face Mask ($22.95 for 3.25oz) has been a real skin treat these past few weeks. Summer just got a little sweeter and clearer with this pink powered clay mask. My acne is healing up quite nicely, and so is the braille. Lol.

Description:

Clarify, soothe, smooth and nourish – our organic Strawberry Dessert Face Mask is a true skin treat with a purpose! Ideal for all skin types, this delicious strawberry face mask delivers fabulous results after the very first application. Be prepared to get those compliments!
YES: Made from Organic Ingredients • Gluten-free • Non-GMO • Preservative-free • Vegan • Hypoallergenic • Made from U.S and Imported materials
NO: petrochemicals, mineral oil, petrolatum, parabens, phthalates, sulfates, detergents, palm oil, synthetic fragrances or dyes – or any synthetic chemicals whatsoever.

*More about our organic, vegan and sustainable philosophy here

•Only certified organic and All Natural ingredients

•Based on delicious, ripe and sweet Strawberries!

•Smoothing, Toning, Revitalizing, Clarifying & simply Delicious

•Skin regenerating – excellent for skin hydration, smoothing fine lines and overall skin nourishment

•Helps control blemishes and invigorate dull complexion

•Perfect for all skin types especially acne prone

•Luxurious apothecary glass bottle – classy, elegant & eco-freindly gift

•No preservatives, detergents, cheap water, fillers & substitutes, etc.

•Equivalent to at least 6 oz regular liquid mask based on water and fillers!

•Customize the consistency and enjoy it FRESH every time

Ingredients:

Organic USA-grown Strawberries

Natural, Premium Kaolin Clay

Natural, Premium Moroccan Rhassoul Clay

Natural, Premium Australian Pink Clay

Organic Matlodextrin

Organic Corn Starch

Organic Sunflower Lecithin

I adore everything about this clay mask. It’s fun and easy to use, and you actually see results instantly. I take a spoonful (1-2 teaspoons) of the lightweight powdered clay and mix it with filtered water.

I apply the mask twice a week and let it sit between 15-25 minutes during each application until I can feel it getting tighter. Once set, I rinse it off with warm water, pat dry, then apply my moisturizer. Ta-da! Skin looks good enough to eat (healthy, soft, and supple) but don’t do that. That’s considered cannibalism in most countries. Lol. You can use other liquids (soy milk, citrus juice, herbal teas, yogurt, honey, etc….) of your choice and customize the consistency (I like my mask on the runnier side), that’s what makes the whole process fun, and it smells yummy! Like strawberry shortcake. You can warm up liquids too. This will supposedly make the mask even more effective and absorb into the skin better. I haven’t tried this method yet, but I am intrigued to do so on a lazy Sunday afternoon. The beauty about Thesis Beauty Strawberry Dessert Facial Mask is that it is super gentle, and does not suck all of the hydration out of your skin as to where it feels uncomfortably tight or a tingly burning sensation occurs afterwards, creating more trouble (breakouts) for problematic skin. Clay masks are known to extract out impurities. This is why I was always apprehensive of them. Thank you Thesis for changing my outlook. Also, before I forget. Strawberries act as a great mild exfoliator, which helps slough away dead skin cells to brighten the complexion and clear acne. Such a wonderful hybrid species, the strawberry. No wonder it’s a favorite of mine!

Thesis Beauty Berry Boost Strawberry Dessert Face Mask is available at ThesisBeauty, Amazon, and NaturalsCove.

Would you try it?!

Do share!

Stay beautiful, xo.

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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.