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Monday, February 26, 2018

Enhance Your Lips Without Injections Using The PMD Kiss - The Next Gen Of Lip Plumping?


Goldilocks probably said it right about my lips:  "Not too big, not too small, but just right".   I have average sized lips.  When I was growing up, I was really glad.  Kids made fun of people who had big lips.  Advance the clock a few decades and plump lips are THE thing...and THE thing that I don't naturally have.  Even so, it never bothered me until the past few years when I encountered some scarring on my lips from a condition caused by gluten intolerance.  If I accidentally ingest gluten, I develop long lasting sores in my T-zone and they leave behind unsightly scars.  I've had quite a few around my lips and a couple have been on the perimeter of them leaving scars that break up my lip line.  The scars have made my lips uneven, difficult to camouflage with lip products and have left me feeling self-conscious about the condition and look of my lips.  Injections really aren't an option for me.  Not only would needles in the lips freak me out a bit but I can't afford to do that every six months ad infinitum.  The PMD Kiss Lip Plumping System is an alternative that I was dying to try as it is said to work with your body's natural collagen production.  Natural enhancement?  Oh heck yeah, I'll try it!!

Everyone loses collagen throughout their body during aging.  Lines begin to appear and the lips are no different in that respect than the rest of the body.  Collagen disappears, the lips thin and lines begin to form.  The changes are small at first but they can make you feel a bit under-plumped in this age of injectable collagen.  Like I said above, that process didn't really bother me until, for me, it was combined with the scars that took out even more fullness in my lip perimeter.

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The Kiss system comes with the egg-shaped handheld device, a charging USB cord, a large rubber insert, a small insert and the Kiss Smart Lip Plumping Serum.  Before use, charge the device by attaching the provided USB cord to it and plug into a wall adapter as you would a phone.  You can charge the Kiss via computer as well.  For instance, one day I was using it and the charge ran out so I plugged it into the computer and was able to use it as I did my work.  To charge more quickly, plug it into the wall adapter.

Before use, I generally look a lot like this:  (no makeup, no lip products)


You might not be able to see my scars, but I tell you what, because they are scar tissue at the lip line, products don't always apply well in those areas, so I can look like I put lipstick on in the car on a bumpy road.  They're a really challenge to me, especially the one you see at the crest of the high point on the left side upper lip.  And I have quite a few lip lines, which I don't really need to point out, do I?  The scar on the left side of the upper lip diminished the fullness of that side of the lip by a certain portion itself.

Before using the device, spread a little of the lip serum on your lips.  When this runs out, just use a balm or gloss or whatever you have.  The device creates suction on the lip and pulsates with a sucking sensation.  Leave it on one section of your lip for ten pulses and then move to the next.  It has two speeds; just decide which size rubber insert is comfortable for you and which speed you like.  I find this very comfortable to use and was genuinely surprised by how little I actually feel it.  I assumed it would be mildly uncomfortable but it's not at all.  And honestly, I don't know which size sucker I should use but I find that the large is too big for the outside of my lips but I kind of like it in the center.

Here is an after, (again with no makeup):


These changes may not be as evident to anyone as they are to me because as a beauty blogger, I look at my lips a lot.  I see added fullness along the bottom of my upper lip and my lips look a little more toward looking somewhat symmetric.  The middle of my upper lip is a happy plumpness.  The outer line, which is kind of white colored on me, is plumper.  I can see that some of the lip lines have kind of disappeared or are diminished to the point that I don't see them.  My lips have some natural color, which thrills me because they're pretty much translucent usually.  The scars don't bother me hardly at all.  (Again, I doubt anyone sees the scars but me and I probably wouldn't even notice if they didn't screw up my product application so much.)  I think my bottom lip looks more even, fuller and the lines are DOA.

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PMD claims that the Kiss with "continued daily use boosts collagen which increases the look of fullness, fades the appearance of lip lines & wrinkles and revitalizes natural lip color".  I would say these claims are true.  I've been pleased with my results so far.  As the collagen production increases, you won't notice boom! bam! fat lips like with injections.  You'll have a gradual increase over time as I have.

Even the first time I used this, my husband said "wow, your makeup looks really good, is that a new lip color?"  Usually he tells me that my eyes look pretty but his comments are different now, especially right after I've used the system.  The immediate plumpness using the device lasts a few hours and I find that when I go over my lips twice, I get a better effect.  And while it doesn't hurt and I know what to expect, I still jump every time I turn it on, lol!

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The PMD Kiss is very comfortable to hold in your hand, having an ergonomic shape.  I think it would make an excellent gift for your BFF, at just $139.  Use the code PRIMP20 and save 20%!!

Below, in the first section of the video, I have a demonstration on how to use it, if you want to see it in use.  It takes about a minute and a half to use.


Learn more about the PMD Kiss on their website, and follow them on Instagram and Twitter for even more information.  Don't forget to use the code PRIMP20 to save 20% off the device.    (Do not use this device anywhere but on the lips.)

Do you think this is something you'd be interested in using?  Or are you one of the lip blessed?

Sunday, January 1, 2017

This Winter Got Me All Walkin' In A Pixi Beauty Wonderland - Holiday 2016



You don't want to miss the Holiday 2016 offerings from Pixi Beauty.  I look forward to them every year and this year, they really knocked it out of the park, just like always.  If you've wished for a "one and done" palette, or the perfect on trend pigments, or perhaps that awesome classic red lipstick, this collection is for you.  Pixi Beauty is a cruelty-free company.
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(A little FYI - my post got disrupted by a couple of twisting falls that would put any gymnast in great envy, I'm sure.  I may or may not need another surgery on my knee, may or may not be determined by next week, but whoa, everything had to go into slo-mo for a little bit...dr's orders.  I feel so dumb...but the Pixi collection is everything I'd hoped it to be and more and I wanted to tell you go hurry and find it!!)

The Pixi Holiday items always sell out so fast at the Target stores in my area...I'd be kind of embarrassed to tell you how many times, and how many times a day that I was going to search for these.  I was thrilled when they arrived at my door.  I'd been showing them off quite a bit on social media as I wore them non-stop to develop my opinion for you.  You may still be able to find them in your local Target, well, especially the ones that are regular stock.

First up is the Palette Rosette, or Rosy Radiance,  Face Palette, $28.  This palette contains 8 eye shades, three for brows, and three face colors.  The lid marks each with the suggested use, making this a perfect gift for any level of makeup artistry, from beginner to expert.

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Take this with you to the gym or work and you can use this one palette to go from day to nighttime with ease.  I love that it comes with the three brow hues on the bottom.  You have a light, medium and dark, a blonde, a warm tone and a cool tone all within the three colors.  This allows you to perfectly match your brows.

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Here are swatches of the brow tones:

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I'm going to interrupt my swatches for a second.  Pixi had also sent me some items to be able to create a #FlawlessInFive face.  These go perfectly with my Palette Rosette looks.  You might have seen the following picture on Instagram.

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From left to right are the Endless Silky Eye Pen in Graphite Greige, ($12), Endless Brow Gel Pen ($11) in Medium, black Lengthy Fiber Lash Mascara, ($16),  and the amazing Mattelustre Lipstick in Classic Red ($12).  I want to insert these items and show them in the swatches.  The eye and brow "pens" are pencils, so just use them with a sharpener to keep them fresh.  The Endless Silky Eye Pen is a non-budging liner pencil.  It's everything I've been looking for!!!  I have such a problem with one eye running from allergies and this is the only liner I've used since moving to Phoenix that doesn't budge.  Pixi sent over the Endless Eye Pen in the color Opal Overcoat to put that shine to the inner corner when wearing a fabu look.

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The Endless Brow Gel Pen in medium is a perfect fit for me.  It wears very well.  It's really hard to find a medium brown tone that isn't warm.  Most medium brown pencils are too red for me, but this is a great match.  It applies with ease and doesn't skip.  I'm really happy with this one, and I love the separation and length I get from the mascara as well.  It's hard for me to believe that such top quality comes with such a low price!!


Classic Red is a MatteLustre formula.  When these came out last year, I tried one and then another and another...you know, like potato chips.  The price is SO good but the quality is even better.  They are a comfortable matte lipstick that wears a long time and doesn't feel dry.  An absolute steal for $12!!  I already had purchased Classic Red, so I'm quite familiar with it and how perfect it is for wear with these products.  It is pictured below with the Holiday Fairy Dust sampler.

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And let's show some swatches:

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It occurs to me know that maybe I should have labeled everything, but I think you can figure it out.  From the left, on the top row, are the three eye contours, the day/night lid shades, the highlights and Classic Red lipstick.

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The bottom row, from left to right, are the three brow colors, the Enhancing Contour, Cheek Blush and All-Over Glow.  Next is the Opal and Greige Endless Silky Eye Pens, followed by the medium brown Brow pen.  Add the mascara and you have a variety of endless sophisticated looks to take you from home to office to nightlife.

But then there are the Fairy Dusts!!  These are amazing pigments that can be used for eye shadow, wet as liner or foiled, or for a sheen of color to pop your look.  Use them on the lid or as a highlight anywhere.  I thought I had taken a million pictures of the look I did with them for my anniversary, but umm...it all went on Snapchat.  And I haven't taken others, well you know cuz I thought I had a bunch, but I'll do a subsequent post showing a look with these items.

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The Fairy Dust Favorites in this years stack are Sheer Peach Glow, True Bronze, Ruby Sheen, Sunkissed Amber and Black Pearl.  I love how they're stacked in a plastic container that you can take anywhere.  You should know that I never have fallout with these!!  Ever.  And spray a little makeup setting spray on some pigment on your brush and you have a brilliant foiled color for liner or lid, or pop in the middle of your lip for extra highlight.

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The first four pigments are high shimmer while the black is sparsly shimmered, as most people would prefer for liner.

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I have swatches in full sun.

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These colors are beautiful, long wearing, non-creasing, have no fallout, and completely on trend.  You can purchase full sized Fairy Dust pigments for just $10.  They're amazing.

Now you know all the reasons I was flipping my lid all over social media about these Pixi items.  They're so pretty!  They perform so well!!  And Pixi just got me all...

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You can find Pixi Beauty online and in stores at Target or online on Pixi's own website.  They have free shipping at just $25!!!  That's awesome.  Be sure to follow their social media on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest and Instagram.   Pixi is a cruelty-free company.  I'll be covering some Pixi skincare items in the near future, and you won't want to miss that.

What are your favorite Pixi items?  Are you fortunate enough to be able to shop at a Pixi Boutique or do you purchase at Target? 

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Mama's Post-Christmas Sephora Sale Haul


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I have more details posted about these items from my original posting on Instagram.

 The sale items were a great deal!!  And the Hourglass lipgloss was a deluxe sample that I got with points I had earned from my Beauty Insider VIP points.

Did you spend any Christmas or Holiday money at the after Christmas sale at Sephora? 

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