anti-aging, Beauty, cosmetics, Skincare

New Summer Releases From Pixi Beauty

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I was so lucky to receive some new Pixi by Petra Products for my honest review. I got a fun mix of skincare and makeup.

The first three products are some amazing Skintreats. The first one I want to talk about is the Retinol Tonic (now on the website, in the middle of the photo above).

This is not on the website yet, but I did get some PR materials about it. It will retail for $15 and is 3.4 fl. oz. It 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.

I have only been using this and the other two Skintreats for about a week, but I am enjoying it.  It doesn’t have much of a scent, so if you are sensitive to scent, this is a good choice.  I apply it every night before serum and moisturizer and I like how smooth my skin looks in the morning! I will keep using and report what results I see.

There are also two new products in the Rose Skintreats line — Rose Ceramide Cream and Rose Glow Mist:

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Rose Ceramide Cream ($24 USD) — This ultra-rich cream is infused with Ceramides and Rose Oil to deeply hydrate the skin for a healthier, more supple appearance and feel. Antioxidant-rich botanicals help to improve skin’s elasticity while protecting against environmental aggressors.

This is a very hydrating cream.  A little goes a long way.  I over did it the first time I used it and it felt a little heavy.  For me, this is a night cream. In the morning, my skin is well hydrated. It has a soft floral scent and smells really nice.

Rose Glow Mist ($15 USD) — Infused with 7 types of Rose Flower extracts and antioxidants, this lightweight mist helps soothe and strengthen the skin. Helping to moisturize, improve elasticity and provide free radical protection, skin’s complexion is left with a naturally enhanced glow.

I’m in love with this mist!  I use this after cleansing and before serums and moisturizer.  I also use it over makeup for a little hydration and glow.  It smells like fresh roses and gives my skin a healthy glow.  LOVE!

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These are the stunning PixiGlow Cakes ($28 each) –This light-diffusing palette helps to achieve a naturally healthy, radiant complexion with flushed apples of the cheeks, subtle contouring and glowing highlights. The shades in the gradient make it easy to create a sheer wash of luminous colour that enhances your PixiGlow!

This comes in two shades, GildedBare Glow on the left in the photo above and the PinkChampagne Glow on the right.

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Here is a swatch of the GildedBare Glow.  It’s kind of hard to see, but I swatched the lightest end, in the middle and the darker end.

This is very shimmery/glittery, but when applied it gives a glow and the glitter doesn’t show on my face. I tried it two ways: swirling a big fluffy brush in it and applying it all over my cheek, and applying the lightest end as highlighter, the middle as blush and the darkest end as bronzer.  Both ways are so pretty, but I think I like applying it all together.  It gives a gorgeous flush!  The more bronze end doesn’t work well bronzing the rest of my face, though.  It’s way too shimmery!

I have to say, though, I really recommend this.  It can be built up easily and gives my face the perfect summer glow!

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This is the LashLift 188 Mascara in Beyond Black ($15 USD) — This unique 2-in-1 dual chamber contains a larger wand for volume and a finer precision wand to coat every one of your +188 lashes. Together, the brushes create volume, length and curl for an eye-opening effect and the ultimate false-lash look!

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Here is how it looks with both of the wands. I use it this way first and it gives great volume.

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Here is what the smaller wand looks like when removed from the larger one.  I have never seen anything like this before!

I use the skinny wand to define my lashes and on my lower lashes.  It works really well!  All in all, this is a great mascara.  It doesn’t smudge or flake. I really like this and will continue to use it.

I am really liking all of these products.  I will continue testing out the skincare, but so far are enjoying using them — especially the mist.  The GlowCakes are perfect for the summer and I will be using both of them.  The mascara is really fun to use and gives a dramatic look.

What do you think of these products?  Will you be picking any of them up?

 

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anti-aging, Beauty, Skincare

Get Beautiful Skin In Time For The Holidays With Peter Thomas Roth

Want smooth and clear skin for the upcoming holidays? Start using one of these fab Peter Thomas Roth products now, and your skin will look more radiant in a couple of months! 

Peter Thomas Roth Clini-Matte™:  “This multi-tasking moisturizer works at the cellular level to eliminate excess oil, minimize the appearance of pores and control shine, all while protecting the skin from UVA/UVB rays with an SPF20.  Designed for normal, combination and oily skin types, this sheer lotion instantly delivers a smooth, long-lasting, matte complexion. With regular use, Clini-Matte™ also helps to regulate skin’s oil levels so the skin becomes more balanced.”

What I think: Fantastic! I love that this is basically three products in one — moisturizer, sunscreen and a primer. It instantly smooths out my skin by eliminating shine and also minimizes the appearance of my pores.  

Price: $48 available in September 2010 at www.peterthomasroth.com and Sephora

Peter Thomas Roth Retinol Fusion AM Moisturizer SPF30: This oil-free and fragrance-free moisturizer uses a 1.5% time release retinol solution to gradually deliver the ingredient over an eight hour period as well as SPF30 to protect the skin from UVA/UVB rays.   This encourages the skin’s renewal process while minimizing irritation.  With regular use, Retinol Fusion AM Moisturizer SPF30 is clinically proven to deliver a 48% improvement in skin smoothness, 35% improvement in skin tone and 30% reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.  The result is a complexion that is refreshed, restored and brighter. 

What I think: Immediately after the first use of this moisturizer, my skin looked clear and smooth. I had a little bit of irritation when I used it everyday, so I started applying it every other day to get use to it. I now apply it once a day and my skin looks fantastic! I have never used retinol for skin before and I really love the clarity that it has given my skin.

Price: $78 available in September 2010  at www.peterthomasroth.com and Sephora

Peter Thomas Roth Instant FIRMx: Temporarily tighten your skin and rewind the clock – instantly  with the new Instant FIRMx.  This revolutionary rinse-off formula means that the white residue is rinsed away, while active firming agents remain behind to instantly tighten, firm and smooth the appearance of fine lines, deep wrinkles and pores to look years younger all day long.  Instantly look younger while minimizing crow’s feet, under eye bags, nose-to-mouth lines, forehead creases, etc.

What I think: How cool is this product? So cool! This does what it says by instantly firming and smoothing the face. This is great for everyday, but especially good for special occasions or photos. I also think that the price is extremely reasonable for the quality and “wow” results this product gives!

Price: $48, available in September 2010  exclusively at www.qvc.com