Pretty Makeup To Brighten Your Fall And Winter

I love deep fall colors, but sometimes I just want a light, classic colors.  The products below will be pretty all year long, not just for the fall!

Lip Bliss

Lip Bliss™ by What’s Your Virtue was founded by a mother of teen and preteen daughters who was shocked at the explicit and suggestive names found on numerous brands of lip gloss. She didn’t feel it was appropriate for her 13-year-old daughter to put such messaging in her pocket, much less on her lips. Now, choose from vibrant colors with names such as Kindness, Generosity, Devotion and Curiosity.

Lip Bliss™ bundles fortifying castor, cranberry, and safflower seed and peppermint oils to smooth and nurture, plus the protecting properties of anti-oxidants, green tea extracts, and moisturizing vitamin E.  Lip Bliss™ offers radiant shine and subtle color without stickiness, is gluten-free, not tested on animals, and contains no parabens.

What I think:  These pretty glosses have a light, minty taste and lots of shine!  I think the names and colors are so sweet.  The glosses are a little sticky, but are moisturizing as well.  Good glosses! To purchase, visit

FLIRT! Big Flirt Lipgloss

FLIRT! Big Flirt Lipgloss ($15.50 USD)Turn on super-fabulous shine with this lip gloss. It features a sheer and shiny look that looks great alone or paired with a darker lipstick. Dotted design on tube adds a cute touch.

What I think: These are fun glosses, very sheer and not too sticky. The applicator is big, but it covers my entire lip in one swipe!  There is a lot of product in the container as well. Purchase at Kohl’s stores or

e.l.f. Baked Eyeshadow Palette

e.l.f. Studio Baked Eyeshadow Palette ($10 USD) — Each Baked Palette features 10 gorgeous baked eyeshadows so you can achieve a flawless look whenever, wherever. The silky and blendable formula of our Baked Eyeshadow provides smooth and even application with each sweep of color. Baked in an oven, these eyeshadows offer rich pigmentation for a beautiful effect. Infused with active key ingredients Jojoba, Rose, Sunflower, Apricot and Grape to nourish and hydrate the skin. The long-lasting and shimmering color can be worn wet for a vibrant effect or dry for sheer pigmentation, offering a variety of gorgeous eye looks!

What I think: This is available in two different palettes – California soft, bronzey colors and NYC, smoky colors.  I have California (in the photo above) and I really like the soft colors.  There is a bit of glitter in some them, so I have to be careful how much I use.  You can purchase at or Target stores.

Essence Multi-Action Blackest Black Mascara

Multi-Action Blackest Black Mascara by Essence ($3.99 USD) offers an innovative brush and unique texture with carbon black pigments for more volume, length and curve. This multi-talented lash lover offers an innovative brush and unique texture with carbon black pigments to ensure more volume, length and curve for the deepest black lashes! A must-have for dramatic eyes!!

What I think: I like this mascara.  I get a nice look, but it is pretty natural, not dramatic.  My lashes are a little longer and thicker.  Perfect for everyday wear! Purchase at  Ulta stores

Pixi Illuminating Tint and Conceal

Pixi Illuminating Tint and Conceal ($30 USD) — This multitasker includes a brightening & flaw-fixing tinted moisturizer on one end, and a perfectly coordinating full-coverage, easy-to-blend concealer on the other – both infused with potent botanical extracts & vitamins to perfect skin from the inside out.

This multipurpose beautifier does triple duty, acting as your moisturizer, sunscreen, and tinted treatment to provide sheer coverage that makes skin appear flawless & lit from within. Super-hydrating ingredients and protective SPF 20 keep your skin pampered. The perfecting tinted moisturizer in the tube goes on feather-light, leaves your skin looking naturally radiant, and can be layered for extra coverage. Take off the clear lid to reveal the full coverage concealer – a creme-to-powder formula that masks imperfections with a skin-loving combination of Aloe Vera, Vitamin E and Vitamin C.

What I Think:  I love this!  It is so great to have your concealer and foundation in one tube!  So convenient!  This is just like a BB Cream, but the colors are very natural looking.

**Deal Alert** Pixi is offering my readers 25% off until November 20th with the code: pixiflirty.  Purchase online at


New Spring Beauty From Kohl’s Brands Flirt! And American Beauty

Take a trip to Kohl’s to find an affordable, quality new beauty item. This is a great place to find a fun Mother’s Day present for a lady who loves makeup and fragrance. Here are some fab new products that you can find now:   

Flirt! GLAMOURAZZI™ Extreme Lip Lacquer ($12.00 USD) — Lights, camera, action. Glam it up with this ultra-lasting, high-shine lip lacquer that glides on brilliantly.  This is moisturizing and shiny without being sticky. Available in 15 shades.

Flirt! Luv-a-Licious Perfume Spray ($35.00 USD) — Fruity floral. Keep ’em guessing with this teasingly flirty blend of pink rose and sparkling lychee. This is sweet, but not too strong. Very pretty for spring!

American Beauty Youth-Full Sheer Color Tinted Moisturer SPF 15 ($25.00 USD) — Get radiant glowing skin with this Youth-Full sheer moisturizer. The sheer color-tinted finish delivers moisture and SPF 15 sun protection that leaves your face feeling lightweight and breathable. Start your day our right with this sheer coverage, natural-looking moisturizer. Available in 4 shades Light, Medium, Medium Dark and Dark.

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Grassroots Research Labs Triple Mushroom Intensive Anti-Wrinkle Cream

I try a lot of anti-aging skincare. I haven’t tried Grassroots Research Labs – or any skincare brand sold at Kohl’s – and didn’t know what to expect. I can say now that I have been using it for a few weeks, I love it! But before I explain why, check out the product info first:  
Triple Mushroom Intensive Anti-Wrinkle Cream WITH WILD GINSENG ROOT (regular $32.50, check sales) Known as the ‘elixir of life’, the mushroom has been revered in Eastern medicinal practices for centuries. Its ability to boost the body’s self-healing mechanisms is well documented in the history of ancient herbal tradition.
  • Now Grassroots Research Labs has applied the restorative powers of the mushroom to visibly reduce wrinkles. This intensely moisturizing cream blends a potent complex of three mushrooms with wild ginseng root for a highly effective anti-wrinkle formula.
  • Reishi and Hoelin mushrooms work to smooth the appearance of existing wrinkles while the Chaga mushroom helps prevent future lines and wrinkles from forming. This powerful mushroom trio rebuilds elastin to help reduce and repair existing lines and wrinkles. Skin immediately looks smoother and less aged, helping to recreate a less-lined, youthful skin surface over time. 
    • Skin aging leads to surface-level lines and wrinkles caused by biological deceleration at the cellular level, undermining skin’s natural structure and its moisture reserves. By boosting skin’s defenses, this appearance of premature skin aging can be reduced.
  • Benefits:
    • Immediately:
      • 96% of subjects reported softer and smoother skin.
      • 73% increase in moisturization.
    • After 4 weeks:
      • 33% measurable reduction in the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
    • Details
      • 1.7 oz.

This collection also includes an eye cream ($27.50 regular price) that I haven’t tried yet.

What I think: This is a light and airy cream that feels like a drink of moisture on my skin. I’m always afraid to use creams (instead of a lighter lotion) on my face in the summer, since my skin is oilier at this time of the year. This cream is not greasy or heavy and feels fantastic when I use it at night. I notice that my skin seems glowy and smoother right after I apply it. I don’t have tons of wrinkles, so I can’t say if it reduces wrinkles, but I can say that my skin looks better after I use it. 

You can learn more about this product and Grassroots Research Labs at Enjoy!

American Beauty True Delight Perfume

American Beauty True Delight

Looking for a fresh, fruit scent to take you from Summer into Fall? Kohl’s American Beauty brand has released True Delight, a scent for all of the lovers of fruity fragrance notes!  

True Delight’s main notes are peach and magnolia, with a base of musky wood.   

Check this out at a Kohl’s near you or visit It will be available in September.