Growing up, your lipgloss was a symbol of growing up. Getting to wear lip products? You’re basically moving out on your own & on your way to stardom. If you’ve ever had a cheap lipgloss that felt…awful…then you might appreciate my extensive research resulting in a lot of disappointing clear lip glosses. Until the Pixi by Petra Collagen Lip Gloss. Keep reading to see why you should add this to your shopping cart! [Read more…]
I was SO excited to receive this package from Pixi & although I normally don’t show PR packages this way- I think this one is special! Pixi is one of those brands I find myself recommending to everyone- because there really is something for everyone! Young skin, mature skin, wrinkles, dryness- I’ve tried a lot & I have some definite favorites! Want to see some of the Pixi Favorites? [Read more…]
Valentine’s Day is one of those holidays that changes for me every year. I always try to spend it with Ryan (he’s military so he’s hoping!) & last year was our first with Eloise. But it is also my parent’s wedding anniversary (awww sappy huh?) & there’s galentine’s day activities, friends, family, etc. So I thought it would be fun this year to gather up some of my favorite ideas for gifts that you can treat yourself or someone else with that AREN’T flowers or chocolates! Keep reading to check out 7 ideas & tell me what your plans are! [Read more…]
Affordable skincare is hard to find- especially something that targets specific skin concerns! Pixi has always been a hit with me & my combo/dry skin so this new Pixi Beauty Hydrating Milky line definitely had me intrigued! I have my thoughts on the majority of the line below including the tonic, cleanser, makeup remover, peel, & lotion! Keep reading to check everything out! [Read more…]
There are so many lip formulas out in the beauty world now that I thought it might be fun to try something old. Back to basics. A classic red lipstick without the extras! I think a vintage red lip can bring together any outfit & add instant glam to a holiday look- with a smoky eye or a clean look. All the glam with none of the hassle! Keep reading to see 5 of my favorite classic reds!
Pixi is one of those brands I recommend to everyone. You can pick it up at Target, it is affordable, & it tends to perform like something you’d buy at a high-end store. From the cute but functional packaging to innovative products most people can afford, Pixi tends to really impress me. Check out some new-to-me products from Pixi including the nail polish shade Gilded Garnet, Correction Concealer in Brightening Peach, & more! [Read more…]
So this month’s Lip Monthly left me a bit confused because I didn’t have one last month- but apparently City Color was a big hit? I’m definitely glad they included the card (which you can see below) because I was pretty darn confused upon first opening! I was also surprised to see my items in a bag- it fit everything inside unlike some past boxes so I think that’s great! Keep reading to see what was inside & my thoughts!
So here’s my card for this month which definitely helped me fill in some of my blanks! You can see prices & official names here as well. Normally I have a video as well but my camera has been out of commission & HOPEFULLY it will be okay to pick up tomorrow!
Inside my Lip Monthly Bag for August 2014-
Jesse’s Girl Cosmetics Liquid Glass Lip Gloss in Lickity Split– I really enjoyed this gloss! It is really small so perfect for a purse. This shade has iridescent, cool-leaning shimmer & is a semi-sheer fuchsia-leaning purple. It is a bit tacky but that isn’t something I mind because it will last longer.
City Color Cosmetics Magic Balm– I actually can’t this on the City Color site which is a shame because I quite like it. This applies nearly clear then I assume color adjusts like some blushes do. I really like the texture & the color on my lips is actually quite pretty.
City Color Cosmetics Be Matte Lipstick in Phoebe– This is my first Be Matte lipstick from this line & I love it! This is so creamy & has beautiful pigmentation.
City Color Cosmetics Lip Balm in Ultra Pink– Another product I love! Super smooth & comfortable but I don’t think of it as a balm. It doesn’t seem to help cure my oober dry lips but it also don’t seem to make them worse. I can also apply a balm underneath which is key for me right now.
City Color Cosmetics Glossy Kiss Lip Gloss in Flirty– This is the main product that just isn’t for me- rarely do I wear really sheer shimmery nude glosses. I just don’t think it looks good on me & it smells like a lip product I used in middle school. I also didn’t find it wore off evenly.
Pixi Lid Last Shadow Pen in Gentle Gold– My favorite product this month! I love these Pixi shadow pencils & Gentle Gold is no exception. I use these as eyeshadow bases, eyeshadows on their own, & even eyeliners. This color is a beautiful gold that is more wearable than a lot of other gold pencils I currently own.
Left to right- Pixi Lid Last Shadow Pen in Gentle Gold, City Color Cosmetics Glossy Kiss Lip Gloss in Flirty, City Color Cosmetics Lip Balm in Ultra Pink, City Color Cosmetics Magic Balm, City Color Cosmetics Be Matte Lipstick in Phoebe, & Jesse’s Girl Cosmetics Liquid Glass Lip Gloss in Lickity Split.
I was actually really happy with this month’s box but I do prefer a more varied selection from brands & colors since this was definitely a pink-toned box. Anyway- for only $10 I think this is an amazing value & definitely feel like I got a great selection.
Love summer? Well you better soak it up because fall is seriously RIGHT THERE…just look to the side…yes there.To celebrate (or cling…) to the last bits of summer I bring you Pixi Nail Polish in Caliente Coral which is a limited edition shade. Check it out below! [Read more…]