Last week I was invited along to see Pixi’s new Holiday collection at the St Davids Hotel in Cardiff Bay. I’ve always loved Pixi products and I haven’t had the chance to go to London recently to see what’s new so I was excited to see Amanda for a catch up and what was new for this season.
Products from the collection range from £12 and go up to £28, which include pigments, a new Ultimate Beauty Kit and a pack of eyeliners with limited edition colours. There’s also a new skincare product which I’m very excited to try!
Read on to see what products are available this season. Full reviews will follow, but here is a short summary of what products you can find!
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After seeing this online and talking to Global Makeup Artist Amanda in store on one if my visits, I knew I had to try this product. As you know, I’ve been looking for a day time foundation to just apply quickly or to wear under powder when my skin doesn’t need a lot of coverage. To be honest, cheaper brands haven’t worked for me because the formula changes too quickly in the bottle or it feels horrible and effects my skin. So with this in mind, I went back to basics, looking at new products from brands I know and use daily.
This product is water based, so it hydrates skin and combats oil, it has coverage which is buildable and evens out the tone of skin, which is great for when I do need more than just a sheer tint, and products can be applied on top for if I want a matter look. Sounded like the product I’ve been looking for.
Time Trialled: Around 6 months.
Colour: Nude 02. Continue reading “Pixi Beauty H20 Skin Tint Review” →
Today is National Lipstick day and I thought I’d share some of my favourite lipsticks. I’ve chosen lower end and high end lipsticks that are my current and past favourites. Take a look at what I’ve chosen for my favourite Pastel, Classic Red, Non wearable, Nude, budget and lip balm.
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I decided to have a shirt hiatus from the blogging world. So what happened while I was away?
I decided to take a break after becoming very ill on and after my Birthday. I spent in London for my Birthday, then after my Birthday I was struck with the flu followed by a winter cold, which led me to miss lots of blogging opportunities and events. With my work and university work on top of this I decided to take a short break to clear my mind and get better, which has helped me a lot! This week I headed back to london with my University to visit some art galleries and museums, did a little shopping at my usual shops then headed back to wet and windy Wales.
Here is some of what has been going on in my life in pictures…
I was lucky enough to see some amazing works in the Tate, Victoria and Albert Museum and even spotted some Moschino jewellery on show.
For my birthday I stayed in London, went shopping and did general tourist things such as visit Madame Tussauds.
At the moment in University I’m doing printing which is a lot of hard work, I’m creating woodcut pieces, hand painted screen prints and etching plates. We’re creating these with the human body as a theme, it’s time consuming but knowing its hand made is rewarding once you see the work finished.
Before I got ill, I was able to go to the Student Lock in in Cardiff, which was a lot of fun but very busy! I was invited to attend by Superdrug to see what they had to offer on the night and what kind of Christmas gifts they had in store.
Starting from this week I’ll be blogging again about make up beauty and life in general. Apologies for the lack of posts everyone!
I think once or twice a month I will do a review of a Pixi by Petra / Pixi Beauty review. I literally own the majority of their collection, this is due to me being a makeup artist in their Cardiff counter in Boots from 2011 – 2012 when they sadly got discontinued, but I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of working for such a loving brand. I loved their products and I still continue to purchase their makeup now! These reviews will be absolutely my own opinion, as these products are mostly repurchases of ones I had been given at my time at Pixi, or purchased after they were pulled from Boots directly from the Pixi store in Carnaby Street.
Now on to the review!
Today I will be reviewing a product that is essential for the summer, which is a translucent powder. Great for topping up makeup, absorbing oil, finishing the makeup, and helping it stay on the skin longer. This finishing powder is a little special as it has some illuminating shimmery tones in it.
Time used: 3 years.
This powder comes with a handy sponge in a secret compartment for top ups during the day.
Continue reading “Pixi Flawless Finishing Powder Review!” →
I was so excited to see what Petra and the gang could conjure up this Christmas and I was thrilled they brought out a mixture of things to mix and match from.
For me the most striking items from the collection were the eyeliner and lipgloss set, I have many many manyyy Pixi glosses and seeing they have a new formula for these I had to pick one up, as well as their iridescent iris endless silky eye pen, which I’m never disappointed by as all the colours I’ve got from the endless silly eye pen line have stayed put all day.
I just bought the Pixi Eye Glow Cube, and to be honest I do love the colours in the larger pallet but it would just be greedy if i bought it as I have barely used the Eye Glow Cube.
Review to follow for the lipglosses and eye pencil!
When I first saw this I was super excited to see that Pixi had released a new primer, especially since I loved their poreless primer! Redness for me is a big issue so when I paid visit to the Pixi shop this month it was at the very top of my list!
While everyone has been going crazy over getting their fix of the sold out pixie gold dust that is the Pixi Glow Tonic I’ve stuck with my good ol’ Pixi Makeup Remover, and all I can say is move over Glow Tonic! You have some competition in the Makeup Remover!
Time Trialing: 2 years.
Estimated bottle life: up to 12 months, depending on usage.
Claims: Mild makeup cleansing liquid specially formulated to remove all traces of makeup. Gentile and effective. Calming and soothing. Non Drying. For face and eye. Fragrance free.
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I have worked in the makeup industry professionally for around 3 years now, and I have to admit, I didn’t really understand what anyone was talking about when they’d ask me “Is this contact lens friendly?”
(image from http://www.goodlookingoptics.co.uk)
And being a newcomer with lenses I still don’t understand.
So what exactly is contact lens friendly makeup?! And what products are suitable?
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Here’s a Pixi Beauty Nail Polish review! One of many to come (I have over 100 nail polishes and counting so expect more colours!)
This is my newest Pixi Purchase which I went to the store to collect, along other items I’d been waiting to get for a while!.
Time spent trialing: 1 Month
The colour is a lovely lilac colour not too bright but not too weak, lovely for every day or to match an outfit.
Claims: Formulated for high definition, super smooth application with a chip-resistant finish and built-in UV protection to prevent polish discolouration.
Full spectrum of nail shades that withstand wear and tear while providing saturated colour with a high gloss finish.
3 Free: Toluene, Formaldehyde and DBP free.
Continue reading “Pixi Beauty Wakeup Wisteria Review!” →