Skincare

Pixi Glow Tonic Review

Hello guys! Welcome back to our blog! Today I want to share with you guys a review on the most famous toner ever, the Pixi Glow Tonic, so let’s get into it:

Overview:

  • Price: $29 for 250 ml (smaller size is $15 for 100 ml)
  • 5% glycolic acid
  • Alcohol free
  • Cruelty free

Promise:

The Pixi Glow Tonic is a highly concentrated, invigorating facial toner that deeply cleans pores by sweeping away excess oil and impurities. (From the pixi website)

So this toner is something that I really really love! It definitely took a couple of weeks of consistent use to see real results but I have noticed a big difference in my skin.

It’s already much brighter and smoother out, as well as more even in tone. I also feel like my pores are much smaller. This seriously unclogs pores and prevents blackheads from forming so I really love that. This toner also really helps hydrate my skin and get rid of any dry patches so I would still recommend it if you have dry skin. It would be good for all skin types I think, except if you have really sensitive skin.

The 5% glycolic acid is definitely not the most gentle on your skin so if you are new to using a toner and you know your skin is really sensitive then only use it a couple times a week at first to see how your skin reacts.

I purchased the $15.00 100 ml size of this to test out and I’m already almost done with it, I will definitely be repurchasing!

*no swatch because it’s just a watery clear liquid*

That’s it for this review, I hope you guys enjoyed it! I loved sharing my experience with this product. Have you tried the pixi glow tonic?

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Skincare

Kiehls Ultra Facial Cleanser Review

Hello guys! Welcome back to our blog. It is time for another skincare review, on this face wash I have been trying the past couple of months:

Overview:

  • Price: $20
  • For all skin types
  • Not cruelty free! (Unfortunately)

Promise: A foaming cleanser formulated to help remove excess oil, dirt, and debris. Ph balanced and cleanses skin without overstripping. (From the Kiehls website)

This cleanser is a thin gel like consistency and it does lather up when it touches your skin. Personally I prefer cream cleansers since my skin is pretty dry, and this definitely does leave my skin feeling a little bit dry when I use it.

However, it does not irritate my eyes, which is a big bonus because I can get all my eye makeup off, as well as all my face makeup. This cleanser leaves my skin feeling incredibly clean, I definitely think that it works. If you have really dry skin, then it might not be your favorite because it might dry your skin out more than a cream cleanser.

It definitely lives up to its promises for me and I would recommend it if you have sensitive skin, if you have oily to normal skin and only slightly dry skin. If you have very dry skin then I would steer clear of this in favor of a cream cleanser because that will leave your skin more hydrated.

This is what the texture looks like!

Pros: 

  • leaves your skin clean
  • won’t irritate your skin or eyes
  • removes makeup well
  • nice gel texture
  • isn’t super expensive for a cleanser
  • leaves your skin clean but not dry

Cons:

  • not cruelty free

That is it for this review! I hope you guys liked it, face wash is kind of hard to review since it is personal but I wanted to share my thoughts on this product. Let me know what face cleanser you use in your routine in the comments down below!

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Skincare

Supergoop Sunscreen Review

Hey guys! Welcome back to our blog. Today since the weather is finally getting warm and it is almost officially summer I want to share my favorite sunscreen with you guys. Lets get into the review:

Overview: 

  • Everyday sunscreen
  • SPF 50
  • Price: $19.00
  • Cruelty free!
  • Certified clean beauty product by Sephora!

Promise: A fast-absorbing, non-greasy, water- and sweat-resistant broad-spectrum SPF 50 lotion for face and body, ideal for a day of play. (Sephora website)

This is a great sunscreen to wear underneath makeup or even just by itself! I like it because it doesn’t leave a white cast (it is the only SPF 50 sunscreen I have tried that doesn’t leave a white cast all over my face), it feels just like a daily moisturizer, and it is so high in SPF.

It definitely doesn’t smell like sunscreen, but it does kind of feel a little bit like sunscreen or at least like a moisturizer. It absorbs pretty quickly and I can easily lay my primer and foundation on top of it without any problem. It doesn’t clog my pores or anything and I always feel like it washes clean off at the end of the day. If you are looking for a good sunscreen to lay down underneath a full face of makeup, this is a nice one!

As far as water resisting, I haven’t tried that but it definitely does live up to its other claims and I fully enjoy it. I only use this on my face and my neck, it is a little bit pricy if you were to use it on your body frequently as well. I never forget to use my SPF with this product because it doesn’t even feel like a chore, or like I am putting sunscreen on so I highly recommend it to you guys, especially as we move into warmer weather.

What it looks like/Swatch:

Pros: 

  • cruelty free
  • good price
  • moisturizing
  • super high SPF factor
  • certified clean ingredients
  • sits well underneath makeup
  • doesn’t clog pores

Cons: 

  • I’ve got nothing!

That is it for my review! I hope you guys enjoyed this post. Let me know your favorite sunscreen down in the comments below!

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Skincare

Summer Skincare Routine for Dry Skin

Hey guys! Welcome back to our blog! Today I want to share with you my summer skincare routine! Since the weather is now getting warmer, I have to change up my skincare when it gets warmer since my super hydrating products get way too heavy.

Here are some of my favorite products that are hydrating and also really light on the face:

1. Vapor Beauty oil cleanser

I’m almost out of this oil cleanser! I love it, it works really well with me and my skin. This  is what I use to take off my makeup, and I never skip it because I love to oil cleanse and make sure I get all the heavy spf and makeup off my face.

2. Kiehls Ultra Facial Cleanser

This face wash is so nice and doesn’t strip my skin. I always feel like it leaves my skin really clean and takes all my makeup off, and the oily layer that my oil cleanser left. I definitely like and would recommend this product but unfortunately it isn’t cruelty free.

3. Pixi Glow Tonic

I’m sure you guys have heard about this toner! I really love it, it leaves my face feeling fresh and balanced and glowy, but it isn’t heavy and it feels so refreshing to use! Definitely recommend you guys try it out.

4. Valjean Labs Glow Serum

This is a serum that I love, it is super moisturizing but it feels like a gel and is cooling on your skin instead of being thick, oily and heavy. I love what this serum does for my skin, it feels nice and moisturizing and in the morning my skin feels hydrated.

5. Derma e Hydrating Night Cream

This is a great night cream, it is the one I use in winter as well, it is very moisturizing and I love using it to set in all my serum and other skincare products. It is pretty thick still so I would not recommend it if you don’t have pretty dry skin like I do!

6. Derma e Hydrating Eye Cream

This eye cream is the best one I’ve ever tried! I just pat this into my undereyes and they look so much better in the morning and are way more moisturized. When I don’t use this I definitely notice a difference.

and for daytime, my favorite sunscreen is the Supergoop sunscreen and it goes lovely underneath my makeup.

That’s it for today’s blog post! I hope you enjoyed. Do you change up your skincare routine based on the seasons?

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Makeup

Milani Retouch and Erase Concealer Review

Hello guys! Welcome back to our blog. Today I want to share a review on a concealer that I really love from the drugstore that I haven’t heard anyone talk about in a while. For me this is a drugstore gem and I want to share it:

Overview:

  • $8.99
  • comes in 3 shades
  • cruelty free

Promise:¬†Milani’s Retouch + Erase Light-Lifting Concealer is designed to instantly hide dark circles, spots, blemishes and imperfections with a brightening effect. (From Ulta’s website)

So I really love this concealer because it blends out really easily with your fingers, or a sponge. It gives a nice sheer-medium coverage on me and the really yellow tone of the concealer makes it nice for covering my undereye circles. Continue reading “Milani Retouch and Erase Concealer Review”

Makeup

Itcosmetics Hello Light Creme Illuminator Review

Hello guys! Welcome back to our blog. Today I want to review a lovely product that I have been using for years and have not heard that many people talk about! For me this is one of my holy grails and I always repurchase it, so let’s get into the review:

Overview: 

  • Price: $24
  • Cream highlighter
  • One shade
  • Cruelty free!

Promise: An anti-aging powerhouse for naturally pretty, lit from within skin! The IT Cosmetics Hello Light Anti-Aging Creme Illuminizer is all about the look of light, natural radiance and illumination. The formula is infused with skin-loving anti-aging and hydrating ingredients including peptides, hyaluronic acid, hydrolyzed collagen, silk and vitamins A, C, & E (From the Ulta website)

So that is a lot of promises! But this product really lives up to its claims and I really enjoy it. It does make your skin look lit from within, it is a highlight that will give you a natural wet look rather than being super sparkly or glittery. For me this is the highlighter I wear every day, it looks gorgeous, natural and it is everything I need in a highlighter. It doesn’t emphasize texture on my skin as much as powder highlighters do.

I also love the texture of this product because it is very soft and creamy and it blends in well with just your fingers. It’s just a quick and easy to apply highlighter that looks great in any lighting. I think that this highlight wakes my skin up and makes me look much healthier and like my skin is really lit from within. I don’t think that this product lives up to its anti-aging claims because I would have no idea how to measure that, but it definitely does look great!

Swatch: 

Pros: 

  • not glittery, very natural and pretty
  • cruelty free!
  • applies easily with fingers or a brush
  • gives you a wet look
  • decent price

Cons: 

  • only comes in one shade
  • some gimmicky claims

That is my review on this highlighter! I hope you guys enjoyed this post. Let me know if you guys have ever tried this product in the comments, or let me know what your favorite highlighter is!

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Skincare

Mini Skincare Haul!

Hello guys! Welcome back to our blog. Today I want to share a little skincare haul of some items that I have picked up or been gifted for my birthday last month so lets get into it:

SheaMoisture Daily Hydration Face Milk Cleanser

This looks like a super hydrating face wash and I am so excited to try it. I love all the shea moisture products that I have tried so I am sure this will be the same great quality. It has organic raw shea butter, coconut milk and acacia senegal so I think it will be a lovely cleanser for my dry skin!

SheaMoisture Coconut and Hibiscus Radiance Serum 

I can’t wait to try this serum because I think it will definitely make my skin glow! The ingredients are supposedly really good for brightening dull skin so I definitely want to try this out, let me know if you guys want a review on it!

Beauticell Revive Rosehip Oil

This is a very good quality, high end oil serum and I think it is supposed to be used as a serum and it has some really nice ingredients in it like sea buckthorn oil and vitamin E so I definitely want to try it out. I also feel like I could use this as an oil cleanser to take off my makeup so I will do some experimenting.

Spascriptions Metallic Mask Set

This set comes with three masks and they are all sparkly with different ingredients. I think this is so fun and I cannot wait to mask with these and see if they actually make a difference in my skin. The green mask is supposed to be nourishing, the white one is supposed to be calming and then the blue one is supposed to be pore-minimizing.

That’s it for my mini skincare haul! I hope you guys enjoyed this post and I am excited to try these products out and review them. Let me know in the comments if you have bought any new skincare lately and what you have bought!

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