Shop My Stash April 2020 — Palette a Day Challenge April 5-9

Hey all!  I hope you are safe and doing well!

I’m continuing my ¬†April Shop My Stash challenge.¬† This month I’m doing something different.¬† I’ve decided to used a different palette every day. I thought this would be a great way to use more of the palettes in my stash and would get me to wear makeup each day.¬† It makes me feel a little bit better.¬† It has been a bit challenging wearing makeup everyday, though!

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April 5 —¬† Tarte Unleashed Palette

April 6 — Pixi Beauty Eye Effects palette in Rosette Ray

April 7 — Colourpop My Little Pony Palette

April 8 — Elf Bite Sized Palette in Rose Water

April 9 — Colourpop Flutterby Palette

I forgot to include the Pixi palette in the group shot, but I do have it below:

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I got this palette last year for my birthday.¬† I haven’t used it in a while, but loved the look I created.IMG-3382

I used the shades Swan Song, Oh Deer, Hippocritical, Camelflauge and You’re Lion. Such cute names! I love the soft, natural look I got with these tones.

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Here’s the Pixi palette!¬† It is such a gorgeous natural palette.¬† I thought it would be good for Monday, the start of the work week. Even though no one can see me, I’m still working 8-4 M-F and like to at least feel professional.¬† LOL!

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Not the best swatches.  The shades I used are Mushroom, Glow, Ice, Plum and Mocha. They looked gorgeous on my eyes, though!

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This is pretty, but I used it and decided it’s just not for me.¬† In my normal shop my stash, I declutter items that I decide I don’t want to keep.¬† And I think I’ll do that for this challenge as well.¬† I didn’t care for the look I created with this and so I passed it along to my daughter.

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Sorry this is blurry! I used the shades Butterscotch, Flutterbye,
Starshine, Firefly, Princess Sparkle and Applejack. I know my daughter will love it!

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This Elf palette is so gorgeous, and it’s only $3!¬† I want to purchase more, but every time I try to get the ones I want on Ulta.com, they are sold out.¬† That’s okay, I’ll eventually get them.

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So pretty, especially the shimmers!¬† I used all four shades‚ÄĒ I don‚Äôt think they have names. I’ll be wearing this all spring and summer for an easy look.

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My favorite color is purples, so I love purple and mauve shadows!  I just had to get this one because of the shades and the beautiful packaging.

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The shades I used are Lush, Wild Wing, Made to Last, Getaway and Sunflare. I wore this on Thursday, which is  my weekly Zoom Meeting for work. so I wanted a pretty, but subdued look. These shades were perfect!


I have been posting these each day on Instagram, if you’d like to check it out and follow me!¬† It’s @fortyflirtyfab and I would really appreciate it.¬† It’s been a lot of work, but fun.¬† I’ll be posting all through April.¬† I’ll be posting my next round up in a day or two.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shop My Stash March 2020 Results and Monthly Empties

Hi All! I hope you are all doing well and staying safe. I’m back with my February Shop My Stash results!¬† I enjoy dipping into my collection and using products I haven’t used in a long time, or just haven’t given much of a chance.

My rule with this is if I don’t like the item after the month, I will move it out of my collection to make some room and let someone else enjoy it!¬†You can check out my first Shop My Stash post for March.

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These are the gorgeous products I used this month.  And I did so well in using all of these, even though I was mostly at home and was not going out!  I love applying makeup almost everyday.  It makes me feel put together and like myself.

Before I go into how my month went, I wanted to say I’m switching it up just for April.¬† Since I’ll be at home all month, I’ve decided to do a different Shop My Stash.¬† I am going to use a different eyeshadow palette every day.¬† I’ll be posting the palettes I’ve used every few days with swatches of the shades I used.¬† I think this will be fun and a great way to use some of my palettes I’ve been neglecting.

So back to March.¬† I used the Steve Laurant liner a few times.¬† I kept forgetting about it, LOL!¬† I do really like it.¬† I did use both the Urban Decay Vice Lip Chemistry shades a lot and enjoy that product.¬† It’s so different.¬† It goes on almost matte and light, then it turns a bit deeper and glossier.¬† I have the two lightest shades.

Here are the palettes I used:

IMG-2970 I kind of forgot about this palette, too.¬† I used it a few times, but kept reaching for other blushes and highlighters.¬† I think I’ll keep it through the summer and if I don’t reach for it I’ll pass it on.

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You can probably tell from how messy this Sigma Enchanted palette is, that I used it a lot in March!  I really like this one, especially the shimmers and metallics.  My favorite shimmers are Budding, Moonglade and Plume.  The pinks and roses are so gorgeous! I am absolutely keeping this palette!

IMG-3245 Here’s another keeper, the bareMinerals Gen Nude Eyeshadow Palette in Neutral.¬† Such a gorgeous everyday palette.¬† I can create a full look with this, either all mattes or with one of the shimmers on the lid.

So I am keeping all of these products for now.

On to my empties:

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I had ten empties this month.¬† I’m pretty proud of that.¬† Staying at home, I’ve really been digging into my products.¬† I have been consistent with my skincare, too! IMG-3231

I received the Kate Somerville Kx Active Concentrates Bio-Mimicking Peptides Serum in my February Boxycharm.¬† I used it only on my neck and chin in the morning and evening.¬† I really noticed firming in that area.¬† I would purchase this again but it is $98!¬† So…not right now.

I used up two toners — the Pixi Milky Tonic and the Skinfood¬†Peach Sake Toner.¬†I liked both of these.¬† The Skinfood primer was probably my favorite, because it’s so refreshing.¬† The Pixi Milky Tonic is hydrating.¬† I would purchase these again.

I also used two mists.  The Derma E UPLIFT Skin Beneficial Mist Mood Enhancing and the Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Cucumber and Green Tea. I enjoyed both of them and would repurchase.

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I used up the Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm.¬† I like it, but I just started using the Farmacy Green Clean and I like that one more.¬† It’s a smoother texture.¬† I wouldn’t purchase this one again.

My last skincare items were a deluxe sample of the Amazing Grace lotion.¬† Amazing Grace is my signature scent and I love it!¬† And the DHC Urumai Cream is very thick and hydrating.¬† It’s perfect for the winter, but since we are heading into warmer weather, I’ll be using a lighter lotion.

My two makeup items are the Urban Decay Brush Of Loose Powder and my favorite Mascara, the Thrive Causemetics Liquid Lash Extensions Mascara.¬† I would repurchase both, but I am good on powder and mascara right now.¬† I’m really trying to use up what I have right now.


So, although I was at home most of the month, March was pretty good beauty-wise.  I hope you stick around for my fun palette-a-day April (or whatever I decide to name it)!

March 2020 Beauty Favorites

Hi all! I hope you’re well and staying safe.

Below are my beauty faves for March.  As usual, If I have reviewed them before, I will include the link, if not, I will link to where you can purchase:

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I had a pretty good mix of skincare and makeup this month — plus a perfume!

Here’s a close up of the eyeshadow and face palette:

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This is the Viseart Paris EDIT Eyeshadow Palette.¬† I picked this up at the beginning of the month and love it!¬† I can create cool and warm tone looks and every shade is stunning! This is my first Viseart palette and I am so impressed with the quality. It’s tiny, but I love that it has so many shade in it.¬† I will definitely be purchasing another palette from Viseart in the future.

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This is the Stay Naked Threesome Bronze, Blush and Highlighter Palette in Naked and it’s such a nice face palette.¬† It’s compact enough that it’s perfect to travel with (someday).¬† I love having my bronzer, blush and highlighter in the same palette.¬† So convenient!

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This is my current favorite skincare. The Derma E Vitamin C Gentle Daily Cleansing Paste helps to reduce the appearance of uneven skin tone, revealing a radiant and beautiful complexion.  I also like using it as a mask.

The Tonymoly Vital Vita 12 Synergy Ampoule is infused with Niacinamide, Adenosine and the exclusive Vita-12 multi-vitamin compound that uses nanosome technology that provides 12 types of vitamins (A, B1, B3, B5, B6, B8, B12, C,E,F,H) combined to create a highly effective multi-vitamin blend. I use it in the morning to brighten my skin and love it!¬† It’s light and sinks right in.

I received the Nuria Defend Triple Action Eye Cream from an Allure box last year.¬† It’s very hydrating and feels nice on my eyes! It claims to remove the appearance of dark circles, reduce the look of puffiness, and improve fine lines.¬† The skin around my eyes do look nice and smooth.

The Pixi Collagen LipGloss is my current favorite lip balm. It is enriched with Botanical Collagen and Peptides and hydrates and softens while helping to create smoother, fuller looking lips. I like using this before I do my makeup so my lips are nice and hydrated when I apply lip products.

 

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I’ve had this since last year, but I’ve just really starting using the beautyblender RE-DEW Set & Refresh Spray. It’s such a cool product!¬† It refreshes makeup, extends wear and adds a boost of hydration. This has a very fine mist nozzle, and it doesn‚Äôt disturb makeup. I like how it blends my powders into my makeup so I look really natural.

And my last favorite of the month is a perfume!¬† It’s the Jennifer Lopez Promise Eau de Parfum.¬† I have been loving this fragrance.¬† It’s so nice for every day, plus it’s a little bit glamorous!


Have you tried any of these products?  What are your favorite products from March?

 

 

Shop My Stash February 2020 Results and Monthly Empties

Hi All! Happy Saturday! I’m back with my February Shop My Stash results!¬† I enjoy dipping into my collection and using products I haven’t used in a long time, or just haven’t given much of a chance.

My rule with this is if I don’t like the item after the month, I will move it out of my collection to make some room and let someone else enjoy it!¬†You can check out my first Shop My Stash post for February.

 

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February may be a short month, but I did get lots of use out of most of these products!  The shades were perfect for February and I enjoyed using them!

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I made sure to use every shade of the ABH x Carli Bybel palette.¬† I really have enjoyed testing it out more.¬† It’s a good palette.¬† The mattes blend well and I really love a few of the shimmers.¬† I do wish that most of the shimmers didn’t have glitter in them, but they are pretty nonetheless. I also still think Jode and OA are so similar and I wish they both weren’t in the palette.¬† But, I can make some nice everyday looks with this and will be keeping it.

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The formula of the Dose of Colors Eyeshadow Palette in Marvelous Mauves is so creamy and pigmented!  This is a really gorgeous matte palette.  I wore it alone and with shimmers from the Carli Bybel palette (especially Aura).  I like this alot and will be keeping it.

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I wore the blush and highlighter many times this month.  They are the Nanacoco HD Pressed Blush in Shimmery Dusty Rose and the Makeup Geek Highlighter in Lit.  They are beautiful together!  I love them both and are keeping them both!

The Milani Keep It Full Nourishing Lip Plumper in Soft Rose is pretty, but it’s darker and more pigmented than I usually like in a gloss.¬† I’m going to keep it for now and we’ll see if I reach for it.

On to my empties:

IMG-2963 I had ten empties this month!  Mostly skincare and body care.

I already have backups of the Pixi Retinol Jasmine Cleanser and the Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Pink Juice Moisturizer.  I love both of those products!  Products I would repurchase are the MAC Fix+ (this was coconut scented), the Farmacy Honeymoon Glow and the StriVectin Peptight.

I got the QMS eye cream from a Boxycharm and liked it.¬† It’s very expensive, though, so I wouldn’t purchase it again. The Julep Boost Your Radiance Oil is nice, but I haven’t purchased from them in a while, since they ended their Maven program.¬† And the rest of the products were from my The Body Shop Advent Calendar.¬† I loved them and might be purchasing them in the future!


Another successful Shop My Stash on the books! I had so much fun with these products and am looking forward to a new batch of makeup in March!

Do you shop your stash or have a project pan going on?  I will be doing my first quarter project pan update at the end of March.

Fresh New Beauty From Pixi!

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Hi all!¬† I’ve recently received a bunch of amazing products from Pixi for my honest review! I love Pixi because their products have amazing natural ingredients and have really improved my skin.¬† Plus, the packaging is always gorgeous!

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These products are from Pixi’s New Colourtreats +C Vit collection. They give the long-term benefits of Vitamin C while correcting tone and perfecting the complexion.¬† The products I have from this line are:

+C Vit Lip Brightener ($10 USD) — Inspired by nature, this Vitamin C infused lip balm smooths with a hint of tint and shine. It gives a very natural color and feels hydrating.

+C Vit UnderEye Brightener ($16 USD) — This Vitamin C infused under eye perfector blurs and energizes to give an instant awakening effect. Refreshing treatment in a tube brightens and restores vibrancy. It has a peachy color that helps with my dark circles!

+C Vit Priming Oil ($28 USD) — Infused with Vitamin C, this tri-phase oil nourishes, energizes and balances to prep and prime for a radiant glow. Gently shake to mix & smooth on a few drops into skin in between Skintreats routine and makeup application.

‚ÄĘ Vitamin C brightens
‚ÄĘ Turmeric provides Antioxidant protection
‚ÄĘ Carrot Oil replenishes & hydrates

+C Vit Brightening Perfector ($18 USD) — Vitamin C infused complexion enhancer blurs and perfects to give skin a dewy radiant finish. This works well under makeup, but I really like it on it’s own.¬† It’s nice to apply when I don’t have time for makeup.¬† It smooths my skin and gives me a bit of polish. Add the lip brightener and I’m ready to go!

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Here’s a shot of the priming oil so you can see the three layers.¬† When they are mixed together, they smell like fresh citrus.¬† It feels so hydrating, but not greasy.¬† It’s very nice under makeup to add hydration and glow.

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Collagen LipGloss ($14 USD) — Enriched with Botanical Collagen and Peptides, this nourishing lip balm hydrates and softens while helping to create smoother, fuller looking lips. It is so lovely!¬† It’s hydrating without being sticky and is so comfortable on.¬† It’s not a plumper and doesn’t sting, but my lips do look fuller because of the collagen and peptides.

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I also was sent some new makeup!

On-the-Glow Blush in Ruby ($18 USD) — Formulated with Ginseng, Aloe Vera and a unique mix of Fruit Extracts, this tinted balm provides a hint of natural color while hydrating and conditioning skin. This is a bit bright for me, but it would be gorgeous on darker skin tones!

LipGlow in Fleur ($14 USD) — Sheer, buildable color that leaves lips softer after each use, making on-the-go no-mirror application effortless. This shade is so natural on and I really like wearing it with natural daytime looks.

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Eye Effects palette in Rosette Ray ($22 USD) — A selection of gorgeous super silky shadows come in a portable compact to help create any look needed, day or night. This palette has beautiful, natural shades that are perfect for every day looks.

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The shades in the palette are on the back of it.  From left to right are: French
Rose, Ice, Glow, Plum, Mocha, Wine, Berry, Mushroom and Black Tulip.

As you can see from the swatches, the shades are very soft and natural.¬† They can be built up for more drama.¬† The mattes are very blendable.¬† The shimmers give a glow.¬† If I want a more metallic look, I need to wet them.¬† The shade Ice looks nice on me as a highlighter, too!¬† I’m really happy to have this for more natural days.¬† Plus, it comes with a nice mirror which would make it nice for travel.


I’m so happy I got to try all of these amazing products.¬† As always, Pixi has made stunning products!

What do you think of these new Pixi products?  What are your favorite products by the brand?

Shop My Stash January 2020 Results and Monthly Empties

Hi All! Happy Saturday!¬†I’m back with my January Shop My Stash results!¬† I enjoy dipping into my collection and using products I haven’t used in a long time, or just haven’t given much of a chance.

My rule with this is if I don’t like the item after the month, I will move it out of my collection to make some room and let someone else enjoy it!¬†You can check out my first Shop My Stash post for January.

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I’ve had a lot of fun playing with these products this month!¬† And I have decided to keep all of these products for now.

The Colourpop blush and Milani blusher are both amazing products! They are still fairly new to me, but I now have a good idea of how they perform, and I love them.

I’ve found that I don’t really wear lipstick any more, just liner and gloss.¬† I did wear my MAC Creme in Your Coffee lipstick once or twice.¬† It is nice and I’ll keep it, but I now want to go through my lipsticks and get rid of most of them. I did a pretty big declutter last year of my makeup, but I really want to pair it down to just what I use.¬† Would you be interested in seeing that on my blog?

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I used this palette a lot this month!¬† I tried every shade.¬† I’ve found that I like it okay.¬† Many of the shades have to be built up, especially the shimmers.¬† I am okay with building up mattes, but I like my shimmers to be soft and very blingy.¬† I do like the variety of the shades and I made a lot of varied looks with it.¬† I think I’ll keep it for now, but I might pass it on when I declutter.

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Urban Decay On The Run palette in Detour¬† – I really love this palette.¬† It’s the opposite of the Emily Edit palette in that it’s very pigmented and easy to use.¬† The shimmers, especially Dash, are creamy and are very blingy!¬† And the mattes are so easy to blend.I am very happy to keep this in my collection.

On to my empties:

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I had a lot more empties than I thought I would this month, but I have been trying to go through my products more.¬† So I’m proud of these.

For skincare, I finished the PIXI Jasmine Oil and the PIXI Collagen & Retinol Serum.¬† I’ve had the Jasmine oil for a while, but I concentrated on using it the last few months.¬† I love the scent.¬† I also liked the serum, which was unscented, but I don’t know if it did much to my skin.¬† The Glow Recipe Pineapple Bright Serum was very scented like extremely ripe pineapple.¬† I didn’t care for the scent¬† but I loved the serum to brighten my skin.¬† I would repurchase the PIXI Jasmine oil and the Glow Recipe.¬†

The Laneige Choco Mint lip mask was amazing! I got it in a holiday set with a full size of the berry and another little one.  I use the lip mask every day.  And I will continue to repurchase them so I always have one on hand. I also used up the Body Shop Fall For Pumpkin body butter I purchased in October and two hand creams, Juicy Pear and Mango, from my The Body Shop advent calendar.

For Makeup, I finally used up the Tatcha Silk Canvas Primer.¬† I’ve had it for about 18 months and have been working on using it up.¬† It’s okay.¬† It works fine, but was really expensive.¬† I don’t know if I’ll purchase again in the future.¬† I also finished my L’Oreal Lash Paradise primer, a deluxe size of the Too Faced Damn Girl Mascara and the Pop Beauty lip liner.¬† I would purchase the lip liner again, I loved it.

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I had fun playing with the products in my Shop My Stash last month.¬† I’ll be posting my new one hopefully tomorrow.

January 2020 Beauty Favorites

Hi all! I hope you had an amazing week!¬† ¬†I don’t know about you, but I am so glad that January is over.¬† Bring on a fresh new month!

Below are my beauty faves for January. I didn’t purchase much this month, so these are mostly older items to me. As usual, If I have reviewed them before, I will include the link, if not, I will link to where you can purchase:

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Pixi Beauty Retinol Jasmine Lotion — I use retinol products a few days a week and love using this as my last step at night.

Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Cucumber and Green Tea — This is cooling and smells amazing.¬† It also helps to brighten my dull winter skin.

StriVectin Peptight Tightening & Brightening Face Serum — I received this from BzzAgent a couple of weeks ago and have been using it every day (review to come).

Urban Decay Stay Naked Weightless Liquid Foundation — The shade I have is 20CP.¬† It’s a bit light for me except for right now when I’m at my palest. I love how this makes my skin look, very smooth and youthful!

Urban Decay The Ultimate Brush Off Translucent Loose Setting Powder — I have the Universal Translucent shade of this.¬† I love the texture of this powder.¬† It’s very finely milled and doesn’t make my aging skin look textured! I do really use the brush that’s in the lid, but I can use it in a pinch.

e.l.f. 16HR Camo Concealer — This is in my 2020 Project Pan this year.¬† I got this last spring and liked it okay.¬† So I thought I should give it some love and use it up. I have found that I am really enjoying it. It’s full coverage and easy to blend.

Milk Makeup Mini Bronzer in Baked — I received this in a holiday gift set and was so excited to try it.¬† And, it doesn’t disappoint!¬† It’s easy to blend and the shade is so pretty on.¬† This is the first cream bronzer that I have really enjoyed using.

Farsali Rose Gold Skin Mist — I received this in my November BoxyCharm.¬† This was my first Farsali product, and I really love it.¬† It has a fine mist and gives a light glow to the skin.

And…

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Colourpop Going Coconuts Palette —¬† I love this palette!¬† It’s an amazing everyday palette that is more cooler tones.¬† This has made me want to purchase more Colourpop palettes and I have!¬† Colourpop releases so many palettes that I was kind of overwhelmed last year and only purchased a couple.¬† But I’m really loving some of their current neutral collections.


I have enjoyed using what I have this month!¬† I’ve really been going through my skincare, too.¬† I will have my empties in my January Shop My Stash results coming up next.

What are your current favorites?

 

 

 

2019 Annual Skincare Favorites

Hi all!¬† I’m back with the second part of my 2019 favorites. This one will be mostly skincare, and maybe a hair care product or two!

Check out my first favorites post that’s all about my makeup faves and one big foundation fail here.

Now on to the skincare goodies:

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I have been loving the products above — and more.¬† I will probably have more than one favorite or some runners up in some areas.¬† And as for cleansers, my favorites aren’t pictured because I used them up and haven’t repurchased yet.¬† I have so much skincare that I have purchased, received in subscription boxes or PR that I really want to use up before I get more.¬† Unless, of course, it’s a category that I have completely run out of.

So, starting with cleansers, my favorite this year is the Pixi Glow Tonic Cleansing Gel.¬† This cleanser is so refreshing!¬† And it cleans my skin without leaving residue and without drying out my skin. I also enjoyed the Skin & Co Truffle Therapy Whipped Cleansing Cream. It’s very creamy and removes makeup without irritating my eyes.

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For eye cream, I currently love the Origins Ginzing Refreshing Eye Cream. It brightens dark under eye circles.  I also really enjoyed the Derma E Hydrating Eye Cream for intense moisture when my eyes need it!

This is my second full size Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask. And I will continue purchasing it. It hydrates my lip so well.¬† I use it at night, and sometimes during the day, too!¬† My favorite day lip balm is the Kopari Coconut Lip Glossy.¬† It’s so moisturizing, which I need as my lips get very dry.

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Derma E Skin Restore Advanced Peptides & Collagen Moisturizer — This is hydrating, plus it has tons of anti-aging ingredients so it helps with lines and wrinkles.

Laneige Water Sleeping Mask — This is my last step at night.¬† It locks in all of my other products and my skin is insanely hydrated in the morning.

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These are my fave serum’s and oils from 2019:

Farmacy Honeymoon Glow Serum — I use this a couple of times a week to resurface my skin.¬† It contains a 14% AHA/BHA/gentle flower acids blend, Hyaluronic Acid, Salicylic Acid and a proprietary honey blend.

Innisfree Intensive Hydrating Serum — This is such a beautiful hydrating serum.¬† I use it day and night before other serums and moisturizers.¬† I also really enjoyed The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5. It’s such a lovely hydrating serum and keeps my skin moisturized all day.

Glow Recipe Pineapple Bright Serum — This is such a nice Vitamin C serum.¬† I use it each morning and it brightens my skin.¬† It does have a very strong ripe pineapple scent, but it goes away.

Pixi Jasmine Oil Blend — I’ve had this for over a year and have just used it up.¬† A little goes a long way.¬† It’s very hydrating and is nice to use at night

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These are my two favorite hair products from this year:

IGK Mistress Hydrating Hair Balm —¬† I apply this balm two ways — on damp hair then I comb through it.¬† Once it’s dry, I apply a bit more.¬† It makes my hair so soft and I love the coconut scent.

Cloud 10 CBD-Infused Glossing Mist — I love this for two reasons:¬† It makes my hair shiny and healthy looking and it smells amazing.¬† Oh, I guess three reasons — the benefits from the CBD oil!


So that’s it for my 2019 favorites!¬† What were your standout skincare products for 2019?

I’m so excited for a new year and new favorites.¬† Bring on 2020!

Holiday Gift Guide 2019 — Makeup and Skincare Sets

Hi all!¬† Happy Saturday!¬† I’m doing some home remodeling today, anyone want to help me remove old wallpaper?¬† No?¬† I do not blame you!

I’ve included sets from Milk Makeup, Pixi Beauty, Laneige and Farsali.¬† I love these products and these they would make amazing gifts for the skincare and makeup junkie in your life!

Milk Makeup MVPs

MILK MAKEUP MVPs, $45 ($109 value), available 9/16 at milkmakeup.com, sephora.com & 10/4 in Sephora stores.
  • DELUXE KUSH MASCARA¬†(BOOM – blackest black):¬†High volume mascara with conditioning cannabis seed oil, heart-shaped fibers and pure pigments for clump-free, intense black finish.
  • MINI HYDRO GRIP PRIMER:¬†Primer with hemp-derived cannabis seed extract to hydrate and blue agave extract to grip¬†makeup¬†for all-day hold.
  • MINI COOLING WATER:¬†Cooling, under-eye-de-puffing stick packed with soothing seawater and caffeine for instantly energized skin.
  • MINI WATERMELON BRIGHTENING SERUM:¬†Solid serum with Swiss garden cress sprout extract to brighten and watermelon fruit extract to hydrate for more even skin tone and texture.
  • GLOW OIL LIP¬†+ CHEEK – (GLIMMER – mauve shimmer):¬†Shimmering, sheer multi-use lip¬†+ cheek with rice bran oil to hydrate for a lit-from-within glow.
  • MINI HIGHLIGHTER – (BLITZED – rose gold):¬†Dewy, multi-use highlighter with mango butter and avocado oil to hydrate and blend seamlessly for an everyday glow.
  • MINI BRONZER – (BAKED – bronze):¬†Creamy, multi-use bronzer stick with mango butter and avocado oil to hydrate and blend seamlessly for a sun-kissed glow.Milk Makeup Triple the KUSH Set
Milk Makeup TRIPLE THE KUSH, $25 ($41 value), available 9/16 at milkmakeup.com, sephora.com and 10/4 in Sephora stores.
  • KUSH MASCARA (BOOM – blackest black):¬†High volume mascara with thickening heart-shaped fibers, conditioning cannabis oil and pure pigments for a clump-free, intense black finish.
  • MINI KUSH CLEAR BROW GEL (HYDRO – clear):¬†Clear brow gel with conditioning, hemp-derived cannabis seed oil to tame and set brow hair¬†without stiffness or flaking.
  • MINI KUSH LIP BALM (GREEN DRAGON – clear):¬†Hydrating, soothing daily balm with conditioning, hemp-derived cannabis seed oil to soften lips and improve texture.

Milk Makeup is Cruelty-Free, Vegan, Paraben-Free and Gluten-Free

 

Pixi Liquid Fairy Lights Duo

Pixi Beauty¬†Liquid Fairy Lights Duo ($24 USD) — This limited edition kit includes two of our long wearing liquid glimmer eyeshadows. Wear solo or on top of eye shadow for an instant sparkle effect. Kit includes Liquid Fairy Lights in BareBrilliance & SunRay.

I really recommend these.¬† I have the BareBrilliance shade and it’s gorgeous!

Pixi Best of Tonics

Pixi Beauty¬†Best of Tonics ($22 USD) — Discover 3 of our cult status skin tonics! Use after cleansing, before serum & moisturizer. Kit contains: Deluxe travel sizes of Rose Tonic, Glow Tonic, and Vitamin-C Tonic.

Pixi products are available at pixibeauty.com

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Farsali Skin Goals – Blur, Prime, Hydrate & Soothe Set ($25, $33 value) — Skin Goals contains four mini versions of FARS√ĀLI faves. Skintune Blur blurs, Unicorn Essence primes, Rose Gold Elixir hydrates, and Volcanic Elixir soothes.

This Set Contains:
– 0.17 oz/ 5 mL Unicorn Essence Antioxidant Primer Serum
– 0.17 oz/ 5 mL Skintune Blur Perfecting Primer Serum
– 0.17 oz/ 5 mL Rose Gold Elixir – 24K Gold Infused Beauty Oil
– 0.17 oz/ 5 mL Volcanic Elixir Polynesian Beauty Oil

Just to let you know, these are tiny.¬† You only get a few uses with each little bottle.¬† You can buy a mini of most of these for $22 each, and it’s about twice the amount of product.¬† So if I like one of these, I might purchase a mini.

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Laneige Kiss Me at Midnight Set ($28 USD) —¬† A sweet midnight treat for your lips‚ÄĒindulge yourself in this Lip Sleeping Mask trio featuring two limited-edition flavors. Craving a berry cocktail, minty rush, or a sweet candy treat? Choose the Lip Sleeping Mask flavor that best fits your mood. A formula that’s both rich in antioxidants and vitamin C, with Moisture Wrap‚ĄĘ technology that coats lips in a protective film. Apply it before bed to lock in essential moisture and wake up with soft, supple lips.

I use these before bed, but also in the daytime, too.  They are really great lip balms!

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I hope you’ve been enjoying all of my gift guides this year.¬† And there’s more to come!

New Pixi Beauty Skintreats — Retinol Collection and Zero Zit

Hi all! I hope you are having an amazing week!

I’m back with some amazing skincare!¬† I was sent new fab Pixi Beauty for my honest review.

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Pixi just released a new Retinol Collection which contains a unique time-released retinol.  This allows the products to be used by even those with sensitive skin.  That is perfect for me.  I would love to use more retinol, but I have sensitive skin.

They have also released Zero Zit which is Pixi’s first ever blemish solution to launch in the U.S.

Here’s more about the products:

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Retinol Eye Cream ($22 USD) — Formulated to improve elasticity, smooth & protect the delicate skin around the eye area.

Retinol Jasmine Lotion ($24 USD) — Lightweight yet deeply moisturizing, this antioxidant-rich milky-lotion is the perfect daily moisturizer for a youth enhancing effect. Formulated with vitamin A, jasmine oil and peptides to renew, smooth and deeply nourish.

Retinol Jasmine Cleanser ($18 USD) — Creamy moisturizing cleanser enriched with vitamin A (retinol), antioxidants and ceramides removes all impurities for smoother, firmer and more radiant looking skin.

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Zero Zit ($24 USD)¬† — A¬†lightweight gel-formula spot treatment with sulfur & salicylic acid to control oil & treat the blemish ‚Ķ but it also has aloe vera which makes it super soothing and moisturizing on the skin.

Overnight Retinol Oil ($24 USD) — This exquisite oil blend helps to restore skin plumpness and improve the appearance of fine lines and pores.

Retinol Tonic ($15 3.4 oz) — This potent youth preserving tonic features a unique time-release Retinol to help rejuvenate the skin for a natural glow. Powerful antioxidants and botanicals replenish the skin for a smoother, softer appearance while soothing sensitive skin.

What I think:  I am excited most about the retinol products.  I want to start using it more in my skincare routine, but my skin is very sensitive.  These products are amazing for sensitive skin!

I have tried the retinol tonic before and it’s gentle, but leaves a really pretty glow.¬† The night oil absorbs quickly and a little goes a long way.¬† The cleanser is very creamy and is so hydrating.¬† It’s a good evening cleanser.

My favorites are the eye cream and moisturizer.¬† They are both really hydrating without being greasy.¬† I have noticed that the eye cream smooths and firms the eye area.¬† I only wish the products had a jasmine scent the them, since a lot of them have jasmine oil in them.¬† I love the scent of Jasmine!¬† But these all are very lightly scented if they have a scent at all, and that’s nice for those who can’t tolerate scented products.

I also have tried the Zero Zit on a breakout.¬† I just applied it to the affected area for a couple of days and it did seem to work.¬† Plus, it didn’t dry out or irritate my skin.

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Have you tried Pixi Beauty Skintreats?  What are your favorites?