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. ::