Pixi Beauty Skintreats

March 25, 2019 | Beauty, Pixi Beauty | 7 Comments »


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Pixi Beauty Skintreats

Pixi Beauty Skintreats

Trying to play catch up after being sick while also doing a massive Spring cleaning has been… hectic. I’m just glad to be feeling better. Although I’m still not feeling 100% just yet. I’m pushing through it though.

I do have so much that I want to share starting with some new and not so new goodies from Pixi Beauty. I’ve only recently started experimenting with their products, but I already have a few favorites including one listed here.

Pixi Beauty Skintreats

DetoxifEYE
NEW from Pixi Beauty is the DetoxifEYE Depuffing Eye Patches. These hydrogel patches are infused with cucumber and gold to help soothe, nourish, and fortify your under-eyes.

I couldn’t wait to try these eye patches. My skin is pretty sensitive so I was a little worried about how they’d work for me. But after being sick for so long and really looking the part, my eyes really needed a pick me up. So I went in. Immediately after applying the patches I felt a slight cooling sensation. My under-eye area felt so refreshed. Once I took the patches off I pat the serum into my skin and let it absorb. I definitely noticed a difference. My eyes looked less dull and tired.

You can also refrigerate these so they offer more of a cooling sensation. I can see this working nicely in the Summer.

Pixi Beauty Skintreats

Peel & Polish
Not so new radiance revealing enzyme peel that resurfaces for smoother, softer skin. Contains natural fruit enzymes that loosen dead skin cells while lactic acid gently exfoliates.

Pixi Beauty Skintreats

T-Zone Peel Off Mask
Not so new T-Zone Peel Off Mask that purifies pores. Contains avocado and green tea.

Pixi Beauty Skintreats

Glow Mud Mask
Not so new Glow Mud Mask is a purifying, glow revealing clay mask that is said to purify and balance skin.

Pixi Beauty Skintreats

GLOW Glycolic Boost
NEW from Pixi Beauty is the GLOW Glycolic Boost Sheet Mask. It claims to be an instant brightening and hydrating effect sheet mask.

Have you tried any of these products? Have any of them caught your eye?

*I received these products complimentary. I was not paid or compensated in any way to write this review. All opinions are completely my own.

Info

Product: Pixi Beauty Skintreats
Price: $10.00 – $24.00
Purchase: pixibeauty.com

Tatcha The Silk Canvas Protective Primer Mini

March 21, 2019 | Beauty, Tatcha | 3 Comments »


Purchased By Me

Tatcha The Silk Canvas Protective Primer Mini

Tatcha The Silk Canvas Protective Primer Mini

Tatcha The Silk Canvas Protective Primer Mini

Swatch

March has definitely been a busy month for me. Things started off on a positive note. My husband got me a new computer. My old mac was so old that I couldn’t upgrade any apps I had installed. Some wouldn’t even run at all. I couldn’t run 2 at the same time… you get the idea. I still don’t know how I managed to get any work done on that thing. It took a lot of patience. Well, with the new computer comes updated apps. Just when I started to dive in I ended up coming down with the flu. I’m just now starting to feel like my old self again. So now I get to figure out how to work these very new to me apps. On the plus side it’s nice to be able to run Photoshop while playing music in the background again. What’s even nicer? My apps not closing out in the middle of working before I can save my progress. Good times.

Just before getting sick I had reviewed the e.l.f. Poreless Putty Primer. Unfortunately it just didn’t wow me, but it sent me on a mission to try and track down the Tatcha The Silk Canvas Protective Primer to see if they were in fact similar.

I was finally able to find one in stock at my local Sephora, but they only had the mini size. This wasn’t really a big deal for me since I was really only wanting to try it out. The mini was the perfect size for just that. The only downside to that is that the mini doesn’t appear to come with a spatula which is how you scoop the product out of the container. At least mine didn’t come with one. Luckily I had a spatula of sorts handy. This makes application a little more sanitary.

Tatcha The Silk Canvas Protective Primer Mini

Obviously the packaging is much nicer. Then again it is Tatcha. Their packaging is always really nice. The product itself smelled amazing! The texture is a bit like the Poreless Putty Primer, but The Silk Canvas Protective Primer is richer. It’s more of a balm. It melted into my skin effortlessly. My makeup never applied so beautifully. I feel like it gave my skin that flawless airbrushed look. I was surprised. For me this primer lasted pretty much all day. By the end of the day my makeup was still going strong.

I love me some e.l.f. and they certainly have a lot of winners in my book. However, I just don’t think you can compare the Poreless Putty Primer to The Silk Canvas Protective Primer. They might have some similarities, but I wouldn’t go around calling it a dupe.

You can see the Tatcha The Silk Canvas Protective Primer in action below.

Tatcha The Silk Canvas Protective Primer Mini

Overall, I’d have to say that this primer did more than wow me. I love how it made my makeup look and feel. I love how long lasting it was. I love how amazing it smells. I’ll definitely purchase a full size.

Have you tried the Tatcha The Silk Canvas Protective Primer? What primer are you loving at the moment?

Info

Product: Tatcha The Silk Canvas Protective Primer Mini
Price: $20.00
Purchase: sephora.com

ColourPop X Zoella Brunch Date Collection

March 18, 2019 | Beauty, ColourPop | 29 Comments »


Purchased By Me

ColourPop X Zoella Brunch Date Collection

ColourPop X Zoella Brunch Date Collection

ColourPop X Zoella Brunch Date Collection

Swatches: Champagne Toast, Pancakes Please, French Toast, Skinny Latte, Cinnamon Sugar, Mimosa

ColourPop X Zoella Brunch Date Collection

Swatches: Maple Syrup, Sundae Funday, Sunny Side Up, Americano, Brunch Club, Extra Slice

ColourPop X Zoella Brunch Date Collection

Swatches: @ Me, Swipe Right, Soul Mate

If you follow me on Instagram then you probably know that I’m at war with ColourPop again. Their products aren’t the issue. Like with most brands they have their hits and misses. I personally think they have more hits than misses which is why I’m such a fan. However, their customer service is by far the worst I’ve ever had to deal with. I won’t bore you with details, but I will say that I’m tired of their crap. In the past I’ve had to deal with receiving broken products. Trying to get a replacement was like walking through a maze with no end in sight. They keep asking for photos despite the many I had already sent. When you start showing signs of irritation they rudely tell you that they will send you a replacement ‘this time’ as if they are doing you some huge favor. It really rubbed me the wrong way. Shortly after those days they introduced their pressed products. I caved and started to order again thinking their Super Shock products were the problem. Maybe they just didn’t ship well? I still had issues with their pressed products, but it wasn’t as bad.

My problem this time? Well, when their newest collection launched I decided to place an order. The ColourPop X Zoella Brunch Date Collection looked so cute! Especially the Pressed Powder Blush in Soul Mate. I saw so many swatches and just couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. Once it arrived I swatched it and it was a huge powdery mess. This couldn’t be right! Yet somehow it was. I would swipe and the product would just clump up and fall off. It wouldn’t blend out or stick to my skin. In fact in my swatch that’s several swipes going back and forth just to get the color to even show. I reached out to ColourPop to see if maybe I had received a bad batch. After days of back and forth they refused to answer my question and refused to replace my blush because to them nothing was wrong with it. Um… ok? This was even after sending them a video of me live swatching the blush. I was left feeling disappointed and angry.

Ok so I guess this was rather detailed. I guess I needed to vent? I get that not every product can be a winner. I’ve dealt with quite a few duds in my time. And for the price you really can’t complain much. However, something just didn’t add up here. Mine is nothing like any of the others I’ve seen. Obviously some people have received this blush in perfectly swatchable condition. All I wanted was a replacement. I wasn’t looking for a handout or even a refund. I just wanted what I paid for. Simple as that. Yet instead of trying to keep one of their biggest customers happy they go and insult me. I wish I could say I’ve sworn them off yet again and I probably should especially after telling their customer service right where they can stick their useless $5.00 promo code, but I’ll probably order from them again.

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Anyway, onto the review.

ColourPop X Zoella Brunch Date Collection

Pressed Powder Shadow Palette in Brunch Date
I probably didn’t need the Pressed Powder Shadow Palette in Brunch Date, but it was too cute to pass up. Brunch Date contains 12 shadows in both matte and metallic finishes. I don’t think any of the shades really stand out, but like I said it is a cute palette. They are nicely pigmented and blended beautifully. Brunch Club is the beautiful cobalt blue shade. That’s the shade that really stands out in the palette. It did need to be built up a bit.

ColourPop X Zoella Brunch Date Collection

Ultra Matte Lip in @ Me
The Ultra Matte Lip in @ Me is described as a dusty pink mauve. It’s the most gorgeous nude and paired really well with some of the bolder shades in the Brunch Date Palette. It applied nicely and lasted quite a while. It was still going strong at the end of the day. It was a little drying, but it wasn’t bothersome.

ColourPop X Zoella Brunch Date Collection
ColourPop X Zoella Brunch Date Collection

Pressed Powder Highlighter in Swipe Right
The Pressed Powder Highlighter in Swipe Right is described as a soft peach with a pink duochrome flip. Swipe Right was indeed silky soft and glided onto my skin. It gives off such a nice glow. It’s easily one of the more unique highlighters in my collection. It’s very pretty and a fun shade to work with.

ColourPop X Zoella Brunch Date Collection

Pressed Powder Blush in Soul Mate
The Pressed Powder Blush in Soul Mate is described as a petal pink. I was so looking forward to this blush because it looked like the most perfect Spring shade. However, once my brush touches the blush it turns to powder. If I tap off any excess I’m not left with much on my brush. It literally just falls off. I have scraped off a hefty layer and was able to get a really beautiful application. But it faded within the hour. The next time I went to use the blush I had the same problem. A huge powder fest! If I don’t tap off any excess I at least get some color payoff. But it’s patchy and doesn’t blend out easily. It definitely does not make for a good look.

You can see a look I created with all of these products below.

ColourPop X Zoella Brunch Date Collection

Overall, I do think it was a really cute collection. I wish I could be more excited about it, but honestly ColourPop ruined the experience for me.

Have you tried anything from the ColourPop X Zoella Brunch Date Collection? Also, if you purchased the Soul Mate Blush, how was it?

Info

Product: ColourPop X Zoella Brunch Date Collection
Price: $5.00 – $89.00
Purchase: colourpop.com

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