PIXI BEAUTY +C VIT COLLECTION REVIEW (BLOGTOBER – DAY TWENTY)

Skincare is absolutely vital to me for two reasons.

The first being that as a beauty blogger I feel like having a good skincare regime really is the basis of an amazing makeup application. You can achieve incredible results with very affordable cosmetics when your skin is at its best and that comes down to knowing your skin, what to use and how to use it.

The second is very different but still equally important to me. I spent YEARS not even being able to leave the house to get milk without a full face of makeup. My confidence was on the floor and I didn’t know the meaning of self love. As I began to experiment with skincare I realised that I could look my most beautiful when fresh faced and happy.

Now my skincare collection has become just as important if not more so than my makeup collection and I love being able to discuss ingredients and different types of products. It gives me such a buzz to be able to pass on the tips and tricks that led to me feeling so content in my own skin.

The power of a good routine is so underrated and I truly believe it’s something we should know more about. Knowing that your skin changes from season to season and as you age could make such a huge difference to so many people.

Whilst I’m clearly not an expert I like to think I’ve picked up a few decent recommendations along the way. One of my favourite additions to date has to be the Pixi Beauty +C Vit Collection.

The collection includes…

+C Vit Priming Oil – £24

Infused with Vitamin-C, this tri-phase oil nourishes, energises and balances to prep and prime for a radiant glow.

+C Vit UnderEye Brightener – £16

This Vitamin-C infused under eye perfector blurs and energises to give an instant awakening effect. Refreshing treatment in a tube brightens and restores vibrancy.

+C Vit Brightening Perfector – £14

Vitamin-C infused complexion enhancer blurs and perfects to give skin a dewy radiant finish.

+C Vit Lip Brightener – £10

Inspired by nature, this Vitamin-C infused lip balm smooths with a hint of tint and shine.

If you’re after something that’ll leave you looking bright eyed and bushy tailed then this collection is the one.

I have three children so with that comes a lot of running around and when I’m not doing that I’m studying for a degree. I don’t sleep well and can never fully switch off. I need all the help I can get!

I love the fact you can wear alone for a really radiant, natural glow or under make up to really kick that ‘lit from within’ skin into gear.

Overall it’s just beautiful!

WHY I STARTED SWAPPING OUT MY POWDER BLUSH (BLOGTOBER – DAY ELEVEN)

As a self confessed oily gal I’ve always made it my life’s mission to collect as many matte products as possible. Gimme all of the powders I say.

The problem with that was it became increasingly difficult to move with the times and when dewy bases and ‘no makeup’ makeup because the next big thing I couldn’t keep up.

Life isn’t all about chasing trends but as a blogger it’s essential that I at least try them. Some I grow to love and others, well let’s just leave those to one side shall we?

I’ve always been a fan of blush, even when it wasn’t ‘cool’ and everyone else was lashing on the bronzer. I’m pale and without it I feel naked, it’s an essential part of my routine

A good dewy or barely their base needs a cream, balm or liquid blush to really set it off and that was always my downfall. Swapping out my faithful favourites for something new was a little bit terrifying to be honest but so worth it!

Makeup Revolution Superdewy Liquid Blush £5

My biggest worry was longevity. Would it really last all day or just slip right off and leave me looking a hot mess?

Also the blending. How would it work with the rest of my routine and products I already own? What tools would I use? It’s all a bit of a minefield when you throw yourself into something new but with YouTube, Instagram and TikTok at hand there are a multitude of tutorials to get you through the tough times.

Spectrum Collections Pinch Pot £16.99

I’m very much an MUE (Makeup Enthusiast) rather than an MUA (Makeup Artists) so clearly not an expert but I’ve picked up some tips along the way of my journey and thought sharing them with you might help you also take the plunge!

Pixi Beauty On-the-Glow Blush £18

Tools, tools, tools…

The first thing I agonised over when I first decided to trial a liquid blush was what to use when applying. Initially I went with a blender and wasn’t best pleased with the results to be honest (which was surprising to me as I’m a die hard foundation by sponge kinda girl).

This led to me writing off the experience all together and it was a while before I even thought about trying again…

…and then I tried this brush!

Spectrum Collections BO1 – Flat Top Buffing Foundation Brush £9.99

Whilst the Spectrum Collections BO1 – Flat Top Buffing Foundation Brush £9.99 might have technically been designed for perfectly buffing and blending your foundation I’ve come to realise that Spectrum Collections are the queens of creating affordable yet multipurpose products (great for saving those pennies as well as space!).

This brush just makes the job so much easier and I’ve tried it with lots of different brands now. Nothing else comes close!

What’s your formula?

Sounds stupid but there can be a world of difference between a cream, liquid or balm. The general finish is slightly different as well as the way they apply.

Personally I’d say a balm is the safest choice to start off with (something similar to the Pixi Beauty On-the-Glow Blush £18) as they’re simple to apply, blend beautifully and are easily buildable for a more intense colour. Where as a liquid blush can sometimes take more work but the pigment payoff is stunning. A cream for me lies somewhere in between but they all have their place in my routine!

Placement!

The where and how you apply your blush can completely change the shape of your face, you’d honestly be surprised at how much such a simple step can make a difference.

For instance if you want to look more youthful then stick to the apples of your cheeks. This will make them appear more plump!

Placing your blush a little higher up on the cheese bones will lift everything (great if you’re permanently tired like me!).

There are lots of ways you can go with this and the results can be startling!

Have fun!

Most importantly there are no rules in makeup (only guidelines, do what you want with those!). Have fun and experiment!

Do you love blush as much as I do? If so, what are your favourites?

#PIXIPRETTIES COLLECTION REVIEW (BLOGTOBER – DAY SIX)

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The Pixi Pretties are back again and absolutely stealing the show with a quad of palettes to cover all bases.

Cream Rouge Palette Cream Colour Palette
x Louise Roe £18

Four stunning palettes curated by a team of world renowned beauty content creators (our resident #pixipretties) to sate the appetite of even the fussiest of customers.

The collection carefully walks the line between a natural radiance or achieving full blown glamour and I am so here for it.

Mind Your Own Glow Radiance Palette
x Denise Sanchez £16.00

Arguably the most versatile part of the collection for me is the Cream Rouge Palette Cream Colour Palette by Louise Roe. With such a fantastic shade selection you’ve got your lips, cheeks and eyes covered (if cream products are your bad obviously). I feel like it’s going to be the perfect transitional tool to take you from season to season and day to night.

Shapeshifter Palette Contour Palette
x Promise Tamang £12

If you’re looking for versatile products that don’t discriminate (each palette is designed to work beautifully with a variety of skin tones) then these beauties really are worth the investment.

Tones & Textures Eyeshadow Palette
x Tina Yong £22

I’m so excited to mix and match these stunning palettes (which will work beautifully across the year through all seasons).

You can always count on Pixi Beauty to deliver!

PIXI BEAUTY REMEDY MASK COLLECTION REVIEW (BLOGTOBER – DAY FOUR)

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If ever there was a time I needed a pick me up it’s now!

I’ve just started university as a mature student and my head is absolutely fried! Pair that with tackling my children’s never ending school commitments/general life and that’s pretty much just a recipe for stressed out skin.

Thankfully Pixi Beauty we’re kind enough to send me over their Remedy Mask Collection so fingers crossed I’ll be back to myself in no time!

Pixi Beauty Vitamin-C Remedy Mask.

Packed to the gills with nutrients and botanicals to give your skin all kinds of goodness these lightweight jelly masks have been such a welcome addition to my skincare collection.

With three gorgeous masks to choose from…

Vitamin-C Remedy Mask – a brightening, toning jelly packed with nutrients and botanicals to help refresh and revitalise your skin. Blend of Citrus, Green Tea, Ferulic Acid and Ginseng energises, brightens and hydrates.

Milky Remedy Mask – a soothing, toning jelly packed with nutrients and botanicals to help revive your skin. Blend of Coconut, Oat, Chamomile and Sea Buckthorn calm, soothe and hydrate.

Rose Remedy Mask – a nourishing, toning jelly packed with nutrients and botanicals to help refresh and deeply nourish your skin. Blend of Rose, Argan Oil, Cica and Turmeric refreshes, nourishes and hydrates.

…it’ll be easy to find one to suit every mood or concern.

Pixi Beauty Vitamin-C Remedy Mask.

Let’s not forget these are the ideal trio to multi mask with. If you are blessed/cursed with combination skin then you’ll LOVE working with these beauties (which are sooo simple to use by the way!

• Use in the AM & PM, or as needed.
• Step 1: Apply a thick, even layer to clean skin, avoiding eye area.
• Step 2: Leave on for 10 minutes.
• Step 3: Rinse or tissue off.

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Each 300ml tub costs £20 which is at the priced end of what I’d be willing to pay for a mask (your girl has children to feed, clothe and entertain!) but will last you as the product is definitely in the ‘a little goes a long way’ category.

Despite my cheap skate ways I can honestly say the masks are beautiful, smell divine and left my skin feeling super smooth, taut and revitalised ready for another day just being a boss.

PIXI BEAUTY ON-THE-GLOW BLUSH TINTED MOISTURE STICKS REVIEW (BLOGTOBER – DAY TWO)

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I will admit to never having been anything but a powder blush kinda gal my whole life but when these beauts landed at my door I feel like a door was opened that I can not and will not ever close.

Formulated with Ginseng, Aloe Vera and a unique mix of Fruit Extracts, this tinted balm provides a hint of natural colour while hydrating and conditioning skin.

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Packed with vitamins and antioxidants as well as intense (but easily blended) colour pay off the Pixi Beauty On-The-Glow Blush Tinted Moisture Sticks have become a staple in my everyday routine.

Available on three shades…

Juicy (a gorgeous pop of orange)
• Fleur (a subtle rosey flush)
• Ruby (a vibrant raspberry)

…and costing £18 (which may seem steep I guess but a little goes a long way!).

Completely cruelty free and multipurpose which make things a whole lot easier in the morning when you’re in a mad dash to get out of the door. Just swipe across the cheeks and finish with a quick dab on your lips and your good to go with a beautifully pulled together makeup look.

Below you’ll find guidance straight from the Pixi Beauty website on how to apply your new favourite blush!

• Step 1: Twist base to wind up or down.
• Step 2: Swipe gently onto skin.
• Step 3: Blend with fingertips.
(Although I actually prefer to use a stippling brush.)
• Step 4: Close lid after each use.

I’ve mentioned before (only a couple hundred times) how oily I am and I think that’s why I have previous steered clear of anyone but your big standard blush. I was worried initially that the formula would sit horribly on my sometimes hard to work with skin but honestly those fears were so unwarranted.

They blend beautifully and have wonderful longevity. The thing I find most fascinating is that you can apply on top of your setting powder and they still look dewy without disturbing anything else underneath.

Couldn’t rate these more highly!