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. ::