March 2015 ~ Polarbelle

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Win!! Win!! Win!!! Beauty Blogazons $350 Gift Card Giveway!!!!!

We know everyone loves a giveaway, right?  Especially for a Visa gift card so that you can decide which $350 worth of goods that you want to purchase. The members of the Beauty Blogazons have banned together to again bring you a lovely giveaway for spring. It runs until April 6th, so enter now!! The giveaway is also open internationally so everyone can enter to win.  The most tasks you complete, the better your odds are.  I'd love to see a Polarbelle reader win!


Beauty Blogazons Spring Giveaway

Monday, March 23, 2015

New Pixi Spring 2015 Makeup, Skincare and Amethyst Amore Nail Polish Review and Swatches


Glow Mist, Amethyst Amore, Olive Gold, Silver Glow, Lucent Glow


My spring started off with a pop and a hippity-hop in my step when I received the Spring 2015 cosmetics box from Pixi Beauty. It had some great new items that I just couldn't wait to try!!!  This is a really exciting box and even contained candy!!!  It was quite the traveler, too.  It went to my former residence 2500 miles away before it found its way to my new house.  I'm so glad it did.

I don't want to bore you with all the health drama of my family, but it has been quite the couple of months, with no real end in sight.  I had a month long pneumonia caused by cigarette smoke exposure, (my 3rd in a year and a half!!), and tried to keep on top of things with my husband and child at the same time.  It's been overwhelming and most of the time I've been exhausted.  I have a new batch of allergies that have come with my new location, unfortunately, and am trying to get a handle on those.   I'm not making rapid headway and it's held my blog progress back.  BUT...I'm sick of being sick and laying around and I just want to get started telling you about all these things I've discovered lately!!  So...onto the show...

Pixi Beauty Glow Mist, ($15), is a great addition to the line.  It contains 13 different oils in addition to propolis, aloe vera and fruit extracts.!!  It is literally loaded with great things.  And it has a clean fresh scent which I really like while absorbing quickly.  I have really dry skin so this works very well for me.  Use it before makeup to hydrate, protect and nourish your skin.  Use it after makeup to set it and provide a natural glow while protecting your skin and makeup application.  Use it anytime to feel refreshed or to add a glow.  The bottle is travel sized at under 3 fl ounces so take it on an airplace with you to remain hydrated and look fresh when you touch down.  Be sure to shake this a little before using to mix all the oils.

Pixi swatches, lip, nails, eyeshadow, skincare

The two space age looking items on the left of the above picture are Pixi Fairy Dusts in the colors Silver Glow and Golden Olive, ($10).  They are a loose powder color that can be used in any way you can imagine.  You can use them as eye shadow or mix them with various other colors for use on the cheeks, lips or body.  Mix a little with moisturizer to create a light glow.

The Fairy Dusts have a super cool applicator.  It picks up just the right amount for eyes and is easy to use to apply them.  If you want, you can use a brush or fingers as well.  Below is a picture of Silver Glow.  The addition of an applicator is fantastic for makeup-messaphobes like me.  I don't like when my makeup gets messy and this applicator is great to control my pigment dust fear.  :)  If you love pigments, you are going to be estatic over the smooth application of the Fairy Dusts!!!

 

I purchased the holiday Fairy Dust stacker this winter and if you're at all like me, you might wonder if the Golden Olive is similar to the holiday set.  You'll see below that while it is close, it's really not the same.  Hallelujah, no repeats!!!!



The fairy dust that is second from the bottom in the holiday set is the closest to Golden Olive.  However, Golden Olive has a golden tone to it where the other is more of a straight up taupe.


Golden Olive Fairy Dust is descibed as a vintage gilded moss shimmer.
Silver Glow is a satin silver with a lavender gold sheen.

I have swatched both next to the Tinted Brilliance Balm, ($14),  in the new spring 2015 color Lucent Glow, which is described as a luminous rose gold shimmer in a translucent base.  You can see in the swatch on the right that is is a glow with some pink and gold to it.  This is my fourth or fifth Tinted Brilliance Balm and I just adore these.  The Lucent Glow doesn't give much color on the lips, but I think it's my favorite.  I could swear it plumps my lips!!  The look fuller and just spectacular while remaining hydrated.  It's really great for a drop of sexy over any other lip item or for fantastic lush lips when used alone.

Silver Glow, Golden Olive, swatches, pink

With my arm at a slightly different angle below, you can see that you'll mostly see the wet glow with hints of the gold and pink.

swatches, Silver Glow, Golden Olive, pink

The final item I'm going to show you today is Pixi's nail color for February 2015, Amethyst Amore, ($8).  

swatches, review

Amethyst Amore draws it's name from the birthstone of February.  This nail color, however, has more of a blue than a true amethyst stone.  It's nearly a blurble in most lights, while being definitely blue with a lot of purple tone to it.  The color of the month nail polishes are only found online at Pixi Beauty's website.

This is a great spring color for me!!  Check it out....it works so well with my favorite shorts!!


And behind my hand in the next picture is my favorite beach towel.


How great does it look by the pool?

Spring 2015


Like your most comfortable jeans, Amethyst Amore goes with literally anything!!!  It's great on fingers or toes.  It's bright and cheery and will pull you from the dreariness of winter and hopping on into the promise of spring.  Go get one now!  You need it.

AND......by the way....this is a ONE COAT WONDER.  Few and far between are nail polishes that are complete with just one coat.  And when I find one, I always use two coats anyway because I am just a two-coater kind of girl.  HOWEVER, for the first time ever, folks, FIRST TIME, I used just one coat of Amethyst Amore in the manicure you see and was totally satisfied with it.

ONE COAT!!!!!!!!!!!!

AND....drum roll, please....this polish absolutely DOES NOT STAIN!!!!!! Perfection!!

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You can find Pixi products on their own website, in Target stores and on Target online.  Not all special edition Pixi products will be available at Target but many are.  

I just love Pixi's products.  I feel so honored to be able to review for them.  Why?  Great quality!!  Fun products and I just feel like a Princess when I  am able to say that I'm wearing Pixi.  Don't you??

What kind of spring items and activities are you looking forward to this year?

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