Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Pixi Vitamin Wakeup Mist

i cannot even believe how many shows i've let build up on my Tivo again... Hulu got more seasons of The Only Way Is Essex so of course i had to watch those! when you add that to spending most of my time at the barn, only my most favorite recorded shows got watched. i'm just going to be having it on in the background as much as possible... which will hopefully also be motivation to get back on a good blogging schedule :)

today i have Pixi Vitamin Wakeup Mist (press sample) to share with you all! it's one of the latest sprays in their line of Mists, and i'm so appreciate that i was given the chance to give it a go. Vitamin Wakeup Mist is a heavier mist, it feels like a light oil upon the skin. it is very citrusy, so if your skin is sensitive or a bit raw for some reason (like wind or sun) it will burn a bit! this is definitely a spray i would only use at home, it's way to heavy for me to use over makeup... i feel like it makes me look a little oily. i don't find myself grabbing for this one nearly as much as Pixi's other sprays... i guess i just prefer lighter sprays!

my one complaint about Pixi's sprays is the actual sprayer... it's hit and miss how well the sprayer will work, and if it does work well, how fine the mist will be. i'm hoping they fix this issue... but it's not a deal breaker, i will keep buying Pixi Mists as i use them on the daily :D

Pixi Vitamin Wakeup Mist retails for $15. you can find Pixi products at Target stores, www.Target.com, and www.PixiBeauty.com!!

Happy Tuesday! Ria :)

:: the indicated products were provided to me for review. these are my honest opinions. ::

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Pixi + ItsJudyTime Get The Look - ItsEyeTime & ItsLipTime Palettes

i was supposed to be having a dressage lesson with Tucker today... but it poured down rain and i was able to reschedule. i'm also glad about that because my allergies are kicking my butt! anybody else? seems like most people i talk to are all coughy and snotty. hopefully the rain will wash a lot of the allergens away :D

today i'm going to share two new palettes from Pixi with you all! both of these Get The Look palettes are press samples kindly sent to me for review :) ItsEyeTime and ItsLipTime were developed by Pixi in collaboration with YouTube beauty vlogger ItsJudyTime! check her out HERE.

let's start off with ItsEyeTime!

this eyeshadow palette is plastic, i do find it difficult to open, which is a complaint i often have with makeup containers like this one. it does come with a stick on mirror to make the palette easy to take with you on trips and not need a mirror... or for touch-ups if you carry quite a large purse! it comes with 12 shadows that are a mix of shimmer and matte, super nice for making a dimensional eye look. i am quite impressed with the pigmention of most of these shadows, they are also easy to work with and blend. Trainer Pawlish does not have much experience with makeup, and i used this palette to give her a lesson... it was absolutely perfect. not too much pigmentation to make it hard to work with, but enough to make it easy to lay down product. i find you need to be an advanced makeup user for ultra pigmented products :)

next we have ItsLipTime!

ItsLipTime is similar to ItsEyeTime in the ways you'd expect. it has the same plastic packaging with stick-on mirror and 12 different lipsticks. i tried using these with a lip brush, but found them to have have much better pigmentation and to be far easier to apply with your fingers. i personally really dislike applying lip products with my fingers and generally do not use anything that doesn't come in a tube or bullet form. however, Trainer Pawlish LOVED these! i was so happy to be able to pass this palette along to someone who appreciates it more than i do. makeup is so personal... just because something doesn't work for me doesn't mean it won't work for you :D i do like that since you have so many shades together, you can mix your own custom shade for any look you come up with.

here are the palettes on Trainer Pawlish... she did this look all by herself after washing off what i had shown her! this was one of the first times she had ever applied eyeshadow, which shows just how user friendly ItsEyeTime is!

how gorgeous is she?! big thanks goes out to her for letting me use her image in my post :)

both palettes retail for $24, scoop them up HEREyou can find them and other Pixi products at Target stores, www.Target.com, and www.PixiBeauty.com!!

Happy Tuesday! Ria :)

:: the indicated products were provided to me for review. these are my honest opinions. ::

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

China Glaze Summer Reign Press Release

i'm really happy to share a new press release from China Glaze with you all! these colors look absolutely yummy, jewel tones are just so perfect for summer which i'm beyond excited for. i know i don't have a lot of nail stuff on the blog lately, my nails are completely destroyed from working at a horse barn so it's hard to do swatches for you guys :) i hope you enjoy seeing what's coming up from China Glaze!!


Get the Royal Treatment with China Glaze® Summer 2017 Collection

Let Summer Reign, the new collection from China Glaze®, transport you to some of world’s most elite summertime playgrounds, from St. Tropez to Sardinia, Monaco and the Greek isles. Leave the royal pains of life behind and step onto the sun soaked deck of the SS China Glaze®. As the yacht meanders along the beautiful coast, sip a glass of rosè (pinkies up, of course) and watch the sun begin to fall on the horizon. Summer Reign’s bright and sophisticated palette of hot oranges and reds set against cool greens and azure blues is a blend of matte, crème and metallic shades, inspired by the vibrant colors and brilliant reflections of the warm summer sun setting over exotic waters. With China Glaze® Summer Reign that final, breathtaking moment just before the sun disappears will last all summer.

China Glaze® Summer Reign includes (left to right):

  • High Standards – Metallic bronze

  • Flame-Boyant – Red hot crème

  • Sunset Seeker – Matte burnt orange

  • Sultry Solstice – Electrifying orange

  • Sun-set the Mood – Neon coral

  • Rose My Name – Metallic magenta

  • Summer Reign – Regal purple

  • Simply Fa-Blue-Less – Royal blue

  • I Truly Azure You – Metallic sea glass blue

  • Emerald Bae – Deep green crème

  • All Glammed Up – Cool mint green

  • Chroma Cool – Metallic silver

Have your cake and eat it too with three promotional kits:

  • Hot and Gold: Includes full size .5 oz bottles of Flame-Boyant and High Standards

  • Mint for Blue: Includes full size .5 oz bottles of Simply-Fa-Blue-Less, All Glammed Up and Stripe Rite nail art liner in When in Chrome

  • Summer Reign Micro Mini Kit: Six .125oz bottles of All Glammed Up, Simply Fa-Blue-Less, Summer Reign, Sun-Set The Mood, Flame-Boyant and High Standards.

Remember to hold on to those gorgeous moments in life – always top your China Glaze® manicure with Gotta Go Dry Fast Top Coat.

China Glaze® Summer Reign will be available in May 2017 at Sally Beauty and Ulta.com. MSRP $7.50 for individual shades.

For more information, please visit www.chinaglaze.com or follow China Glaze on Facebook (@ChinaGlazeOfficial), Instagram (@ChinaGlazeOfficial), Twitter (@ChinaGlaze) and Pinterest (pinterest.com/chinaglaze).

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Pixi Brow Tamer & Pixi + Aspynovard Eye Accents Set

it's finally been consistently warmer out this week... i'm loving it! pretty much as soon as the temperature get a little about 60F i'm constantly in a tank top. please tell me i'm not the only one who hates feeling of all the fabric under their arms?? i'm just so much happier in a tank top :)

today i've got Pixi Brow Tamer from the Pixi + Aspynovard Eye Accents set (press sample) to share with you all! as you probably can tell, it's one the products that Pixi collaborated on with Aspyn Ovard, a lifestyle vlogger and blogger. you can check her out at http://aspynovard.com/ and https://www.youtube.com/user/HauteBrilliance.

the Eye Accents set contains Lower Lash Mascara ($11), which i previously reviewed HERE, and the Brow Tamer ($10)! as you can see, at $16 for the set it's a total steal. i had never tried the Brow Tamer before, but i was already a big fan of the Lower Lash Mascara and keep one in my bedroom and one in my bathroom!

i'm a now a huge fan of the Brow Tamer! it's not too sticky, and once the product dries, your brows are not going anywhere. the brows get a little hard/crunchy... just a little, but if that bothers you it's something to consider :)

i the Brow Tamer over pencil brow products... i just can't get into powders... pencil is so easy! i love that i can whack this on and not have to worry about my eyebrow hairs getting crazy and going outside the pencil lines. i also love that the brush is quite small, much smaller than a traditional mascara brush.

i really love both products in this set... but if i could only pick one, it would definitely be the Brow Tamer! i reach for it every single time i do my eyebrows... it's totally replaced any similar products.

you can find this set, both products individually, and other Pixi products on PixiBeauty.comTarget.com, and in Target stores!

Happy Wednesday! Ria :)

:: the indicated products were provided to me for review. these are my honest opinions. ::

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Becca Prismatic Amethyst Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter

it's completely mindboggling to me... but, it's snowing here! the first snowstorm of the winter is happening... now. at the very end, when i was in a tank top bathing horses last week! hopefully, this will be the last hoorah and warm weather will be back after this week. at least the dogs are happy and loving the snow :D

i'm excited to share Becca Prismatic Amethyst Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter with you all! i ordered this bad boy as soon as it was available to me :D i adore powder highlighters, and this gorgeous limited edition one from Becca just had to be mine.

the packaging is absolutely delicious. a holographic purple box which contains the compact... which instead of traditional black Becca packaging, is shiny purple!

the product within the compact is a light shimmery purple/pink color with a textured pyramid designed imprinted... just so yummy!

despite being called Prismatic Amethyst, this highlighter leans more pink than purple. it is sheer yet buildable enough that you can go from a slight glow to a blinding, in your face, gleam. some people have described it as chalky... i don't find it to be that way, but it does kick up a lot of powder. however, all of my Becca highlighters kick up the same way... so i wasn't surprised, and while i would prefer they didn't, it doesn't bother me that much.

here's a look at it on my skin... it is SO difficult to photograph!

and here's one of the looks i used it for :) it's just so gorgeous! i love that's it's just a little different... not so out there that you feel you can't wear it on the daily, but enough that gives you special little edge. i personally always want my highlighter to walk into the room before i do, so i love all the shine on this baby!

Becca Prismatic Amethyst Shimmering Skin Perfector retails for $38. you can get it at Sephora, Sephora.com, and BeccaCosmetics.com. i buy all my Becca from Sephora.com because of their $10 Flash Shipping, free samples, and eBates! however, there is an offer that comes up on Becca's website currently for you to save 20% off your first order if you sign up for their email... that's $7.60 off Prismatic Amethyst :D

what do you think of this purple highlighter? is it something you must have... or already grabbed? let me know!

Happy Tuesday! Ria :)

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Pixi + Caroline Hirons Double Cleanse

i took advantage of a break in the rain today to get to the barn and ride Tucker. i finally had the chance to ride bareback, too! i haven't been able to in ages, and he was so perfect which made the ride even better :)

today i have Pixi Double Cleanse (press sample) to share with you all! it's Pixi's collaboration with Caroline Hirons, and the only skincare collaboration that was done :) 

Double Cleanse ($24) is jar that contains two products... one half is a solid cleansing oil, the other half a cleansing cream. 

the oil is great for makeup removal, then the cream after to remove excess oil and anything else left behind. i've found that i don't care for using the oil to remove mascara, it just doesn't break it up fast enough for me. however, i do like it for for breaking up and removing my face makeup! then, when you finish off with the cleansing cream, your face feels so nice and moisturized. however, some people might not like the feeling as you can still slightly feel the remnants of the oil which may feel too heavy. my only whine about it is because of my laziness... i don't like to use washcloths and it's recommended to use a damp washcloth to remove both products.

the solid cleansing oil half may remind you of Pixi's Nourishing Cleansing Balm (reviewed HERE). while both start solid and melt, they aren't the same! the cleansing oil breaks down more, so it's more liquid... and in my opinion, smells better :) i prefer the cleansing oil as melts more and just seems easier to use!

Pixi Double Cleanse retails for $24. you can find it and other Pixi products at Target stores, www.Target.com, and www.PixiBeauty.com!!

Happy Tuesday! Ria :)

:: the indicated products were provided to me for review. these are my honest opinions. ::

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Pixi Press Sample Box... Upcoming Post Previews!

my birthday was yesterday! i'm officially 31... which i have to keep reminding myself because for some reason my brain has decided i'm 32. i know... it's weird :D i know some people are very secretive about their age, i couldn't care less. beauty has nothing to do with age, that's for sure!

today i wanted to share with you guys the amazing, super generous press sample kit Pixi recently sent over! i'm over the moon testing out all these new products, so i thought i'd give a little sneaky peek at what will be coming up on the blog :)

the press kit had all of their recent collaborations with well known beauty gurus :: ItsJudyTime, Aspyn Ovard, Caroline Hirons, and Maryam Maquillage. these collections are all available now!

the photos are actually of a tri-fold display, with the top and bottom pictures being the foldout sides of the middle one. although the photos not the quality i'd hoped for, i think you get a good idea of what's available!

hope you liked this tiny little look at what's new from Pixi!! what looks good to you?

Happy Wednesday! Ria :)

:: the indicated products were kindly provided to me for review. these are my honest opinions. ::