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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

THE NEW PIXI BEAUTY RETINOL TONIC IN REVIEW

There's a new beauty tonic in the Pixi Beauty family!!  I know many of us are long-time devotees of their top selling Glow Tonic.  Glow Tonic uses glycolic acid for gentle help in removing dead skin cells, ginseng to envigorate and aloe vera to sooth and hydrate the skin.  The tonic reduces the appearance of pores, accelerates cell renewal while balancing and revealing a brighter complexion.  It is one of my holy grail skin items.  If I skip it, my skin needs extra manual exfoliation and just peels from dryness, while looking far less bright.  My skin won't be smooth in the morning with out it; it'll be a little bumpy and peeling.  This product has a cult like following for good reason.  I know so many Glow Tonic lovers have anxiously been awaiting reviews of the new Pixi Retinol Tonic, (3.4 fl oz / $15).



The tonicis housed in a lavender bottle with the familiar Pixi spring green lid and label.  It's pretty.  Pixi Retinol Tonic is a time release retinol that also reduces fine lines and smooths skin.  There are peptides that firm skin and work to boost collagen.  The Jasmine Flower heals and balances.

Let's look at the ingredient list:

Aqua/Water/Eau, Rosemarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Water, Glycerin, Propanediol, Methyl Gluceth-20, PEG-8, Panthenol, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Lecithin, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Flower Extract, Hibiscus Rosa-Sinensis Flower Extract, Sodium Acrylates Copolymer, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-27, Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin, Retinol, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Flower/Leaf Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Flower Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Extract, Sodium Citrate, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Disodium EDTA, Citric Acid, Polysorbate 20, Ethylhexylglycerin.

The Retinol Tonic has a faint pleasant scent of jasmine and lavender.  I love how it smells.  I use it after I use Glow Tonic and in the same way, on a cotton round and patted on my face.   I have really been enjoying it's benefits.

I've been a retinol user for 20 years.  In the past year, my neck has become sensitive to my usual retinol.  This tonic is mild enough that I can use it where I'm sensitive which thrills me to be able to have the benefit of retinol on my neck and eye area again.  I think this is safe for those sensitive to retinol, (always patch test first), as well as a GREAT place for someone to start with their first retinol.

I also did a test, as a long time retinol user, to see how it works for someone who is used to a high level of retinol.  I put my usual retinol aside and tested the Retinol Tonic for two weeks with no other retinol.  I was so excited to see that it continued the good results I'm used to getting.  If I normally go without retinol for a few days because I'm ill or lazy, my face peels like tissue paper until I get it back in proper condition.  It never peeled and when I restarted my higher level of retinol, my skin was still used to it.  (Generally if you stop a higher level of retinol, you have to build back up to it).

So now, I'm using this as part of my regular day and nighttime routines.  It doesn't interfere with my other AHAs or retinols and is an adjunct to them.  I really enjoy this.  I think it's a perfect compliment to anyone's skincare routine and especially is a great way to start using retinol without any of the risk.

You can purchase Pixi Beauty items on their website or boutiques and also at Target.   Learn more about the brand by following their blog and across social media channels on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and youtube.

Sunday, December 30, 2018

THINGS I DO DIFFERENTLY & LEARNED BECAUSE OF YOUTUBE - UD DETOUR GRWM




When I begin to film for youtube, I often think about the things I do differently now that I've spent a couple of years on camera.  Why not talk about them for my channel while doing a Get Ready With Me with the new Urban Decay On The Run Detour palette, ($25) ?   Urban Decay came out with three snack sized palettes that are so cute, so wearable and so creamy smooth!!!  The first one I filmed is Detour and oh do the hubs and I love it!

swatches

Switchback is a really cool transformer shade that is iridescent to green and doesn't show it's brilliance in a flat picture as most iridescent shades don't.  Off The Grid is the best light creamy brow bone accent I've ever used.   It will probably be the first shade I go through in the palette.

swatches

A couple other new and cool products I used are the Pixi Beauty GlowCakes, ($28).  They each bear a gradient of color from highlight to bronzer in nude and pink formats.  The nude is GildedBare and the pink is PinkChampagne.

GildedBare, PinkChampagne swatches

GildedBare, PinkChampagne swatches

GildedBare, PinkChampagne swatches

I also used the new Smith Cosmetics Sculpting Series brushes that I'd won in a giveaway!!  Bliss!!!  I'll be covering these in a dedicated video in the future.  Just know some of these became fast favorites.

Smith Squad

Here's the video to see my thoughts and the product in use.  Have you ever wondered if you'd change because of being on youtube?  Check it out!

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Let's Make Some Liquid Lipsticks For The #PixiByMe Contest!!!


Hey guys!  Today I have a fun Make Makeup With Me video!!!  Pixi Beauty recently graciously sent their full assortment of liquid lipsticks with a challenge to make my own.  They'll choose a color from all the submissions and release it in the future.  The contest is open to everyone; not just influencers so if you want to send a color, feel free to do so!  The contest closes December 31st, 2018.


Here are swatches of the current MatteLast Liquid Lips that Pixi has.


I really love this formula and I have several colors in mind to fill out the roster a bit.  You can see what I chose to send to Pixi in my video, which is really fun.  I hope you've tried these.  They're lightweight, long lasting and very comfortable to wear.


Pixi Beauty is a cruelty free brand and is available both online and in store at Pixi Beauty and at Target. Learn more about the Pixi by following their blog and across their social media channels on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and youtube.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

How I Achieve Complexion Perfection Even With Scarred Compromised Skin PLUS ABH X Mario Master Palette Giveaway


Today I want to show you my tips and tricks that I've developed to hide scars, marks and abrasions on the face and achieve complexion perfection.  There are things that I've developed as I've gone along that I wanted to share as well as some really excellent forgiving complexion products.  You can learn more when you view the video.


And as a special surprise, we are giving away the Anastasia Beverly Hills Makeup By Mario Master Palette.  Enter via the widget below.  Have fun and good luck!!!

PRODUCTS USED:
Bobbi Brown Gel Liner Brush
Dermaflage Concealer   https://bit.ly/2z5Kr1a
Osmotics Blue Copper 5 Prime, (Osmotics, Dermstore)
Hard Candy Pore Defense Primer, (Walmart)
Real Techniques Face Brush
Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter, (Nordstrom, Sephora)   https://bit.ly/2JltXH9
Esum Cosmetics Metal Palette, (Muse Beauty Pro)    https://go.magik.ly/ml/f8vn/
Cover FX Power Play Foundation    https://bit.ly/2Ppzim7
Tarte Creaseless Cream Concealer   https://go.magik.ly/ml/f8vz/
The Makeup Bullet Sponge, (Ulta)
JLo x Inglot Bronzer
Wayne Goss #00 brush, (Beautylish)
Hourglass Translucent Veil Powder   https://bit.ly/2Q4UHyl
Mac 165 brush
Esum Cosmetics X51 brush, (Muse Beauty Pro)   https://go.magik.ly/ml/f8vn/
Pixi Beauty Makeup Setting Mist   https://bit.ly/2q7kHOe

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Sunday, October 28, 2018

A Lavender Get Ready With Me Using Viseart Cool Mattes 2!!

Today we've got a fun purple get ready with me video using the Viseart Cool Mattes 2, as well as a few other things I really love.  The Cool Mattes 2 is one of my best purchases of the year, hands down.  I hope you'll enjoy!  The products I used will be listed below the video.


PRODUCTS: Charlotte Tilburry Flawless Filter https://bit.ly/2JltXH9 CoverFx Power Play Foundation https://bit.ly/2Ppzim7 Pixi Beauty Strobe and Sculpt Palette http://go.magik.ly/ml/9ait/ Hourglass Veil Powder https://bit.ly/2Q4UHyl Benefit Cosmetics Brow https://bit.ly/2SmCOwt Dermaflage Concealer https://bit.ly/2z5Kr1a Tarte Creaseless Concealer (undereye) https://go.magik.ly/ml/f8vz/ Buxom Cosmetics Maldiives bronzer https://go.magik.ly/ml/gtci/ MENTIONED: Viseart Cool Mattes 2 https://bit.ly/2yKZ0Iv Esum W23 brush https://go.magik.ly/ml/f8vn/ Smith Cosmetics 230 https://go.magik.ly/ml/f8vc/ Esum W21 https://go.magik.ly/ml/f8vn/ Smith Cosmetics 247 https://go.magik.ly/ml/f8vc/ Esum Pro Pinky Powder Puff https://bit.ly/2OY922P Mac 242 https://go.magik.ly/ml/f8w0/ Elf angle liner Beauty Junkees Pencil smudger Crown Brush 528 https://bit.ly/2C3VigO Sephora 38 brush https://bit.ly/2O7AvtK Pixi Velvet Violet Silky Eye Pen https://bit.ly/2zajmu5 Mac Pencil shader Crown Brush https://bit.ly/2C3VigO Anastasia Beverly Hills Pool Party blush trio https://bit.ly/2qgIV8I Real Techniques blush brush https://go.magik.ly/ml/f8wb/ Pixi Beauty Makeup Fixing Mist https://bit.ly/2q7kHOe Esum T05 Stilazzi Sapphire Gel Liner Viseart Rose Coral blush palette https://bit.ly/2OcqbAL Benefit Bad Gal Bang mascara https://go.magik.ly/ml/f8wc/ Makeup Geek Celestial highlighter http://bit.ly/2lpdAjX Tarte fan brush https://bit.ly/2PobUFK Diet Coke, lol Buxom Plumpline in Hush Hush https://bit.ly/2CMxH3j Pixi Beauty Evening Rose liquid lipstick https://bit.ly/2Q2cohO Buxom Cosmetics Selena lipgloss https://bit.ly/2OU4Jp7

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

My Nightly Skincare Routine Plus A Giveaway


Well, my friends, things have been a little complicated at Polarbelle HQ lately!!  During this extended illness, my computer kinda died as well as my back up computer.  I've been unable to load and edit pictures for nearly two months!!!  I just received a new computer today and am trying to get the bugs out.  Hopefully everything will be smooth sailing soon.

In the meantime, I've filmed my nighttime skincare routine and have it here for you today as well as an associated giveaway.  Due to size and weight, the giveaway is restricted to US and Canadian shipping addresses only.   Some of the items I use are great for everyone for age defensive skincare and a few are formulated especially for over 40 skin.  If you like sport healthy glowy skin, this routine could be for you.

I'm going to be covering my daytime routine, favorite masks and treatments, and facial oils in other videos and blog posts.


PRODUCTS MENTIONED:
Pixi Beauty Lash Nourish Makeup Remover Pads  https://go.magik.ly/ml/gfhv/
** Osmosis Skincare Lift Away Cleansing Balm https://bit.ly/2OvQbvV
** DermaE Makeup Remover  https://bit.ly/2P4itx5
** Belli Anti-Blemish Facial Wash  https://go.magik.ly/ml/gfi4/
Thayer's Witch Hazel  https://go.magik.ly/ml/gfhw/
** Pixi Glow Tonic  https://go.magik.ly/ml/gfhx/
Lumene Glow Boost Essence  https://go.magik.ly/ml/gfhy/

** (& Purch)  Skinmedica 1.0 Retinol Complex  http://bit.ly/2HT2Amo
**  Osmotics R & R Longevity Serum
** DermaE Advanced Peptide & Collagen Serum  https://go.magik.ly/ml/gfi8/
** (& Purch)  Skinmedica TNS Essential Serum  http://bit.ly/2HT2Amo
** Skinmedica Lytera Serum  http://bit.ly/2HT2Amo
** (& Purch)  Osmotics Blue Copper 5 Firming Elasticity Repair  https://go.magik.ly/ml/gfib/

** (& purch)  Osmotics Necollete Age Reversal for Neck & Chest https://go.magik.ly/ml/gfif/
** (& purch)  Pixi 24K Eye Elixir  https://go.magik.ly/ml/gfig/
** Osmotics Under Eye Rejuvenator  https://go.magik.ly/ml/gfih/
Malin + Goetz Revitalizing Eye Cream   https://go.magik.ly/ml/gfii/
**  Malin + Goetz Revitalizing Eye Gel  https://go.magik.ly/ml/ggej/
** Osmotics Blue Copper 5 Eye Treatment  https://go.magik.ly/ml/gfic/

** Osmotics Blue Copper 5 Prime Face  https://go.magik.ly/ml/ggez/
** Osmotics Blue Copper 5 Prime Sleep Tight Mask  https://go.magik.ly/ml/ggf5/
**  Skinmedica Lumivive Night Revitalize Repair Complex  http://bit.ly/2HT2Amo
Mail + Goetz Vitamin E Moisturizer  https://go.magik.ly/ml/ggfb/
** Skinmedica Scar Recovery Gel  http://bit.ly/2HT2Amo
DermE Scar Gel  https://go.magik.ly/ml/ggfi/

If you'd like to see my daytime skincare, my favorite masks, my favorite facial oils and a set of drugstore recommendations, just let me know in the comments below.


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Monday, June 25, 2018

GET READY TO GLOW FOR IT WITH PIXI BEAUTY - REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY


I am really excited to bring you today's post.  I've talked about the Pixi Beauty Glowy Gossamer Duos and the Liquid Fairy Lights in a youtube video this spring, where I hauled them for you.  Pixi recently sent a box with the full line of these so I have extras that I want to give to YOU as part of my birthday month giveaways.

The Glowy Gossamer Duo that I originally purchased for myself is in Delicate Dew, a deliciously soft silky feeling gelee' formula highlighter duo.  One side is a light champagne and the other is the faintest hint of pink.  This is a brilliant formula.  I explain more in the video.

The Liquid Fairy Lights are a topcoat that can be worn on the eyes alone or over shadow.  If the Stila Glisten and Glows are too glittery and chunky for you, this will be more your style.  The shimmer is more sophisticated in their glowy goodness.

Check out the video to hear more and see what I'm giving away today.


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Monday, April 16, 2018

The Beauty Spotlight Team Weekly Reads - Mid April 18

Beauty Info Zone has some beautiful Makeup Geek Foiled Lip Glosses to show you. The good news is that they are on sale at the moment too.

Lola's Secret Beauty Blog can’t stop singing the praises of Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder Youth-Boosting Perfect Skin Foundation because this lightweight, light to medium coverage, foundation has a luminous finish that is neither matte nor dewy. It also hydrates the skin, minimizes the appearance of pores, and it lasts all day. It’s perfection! #CHARLOTTETILBURY

BeautyJudy has swatches and details of the new Pixi Beauty Influencer collaboration goodies - and she wants to know, which one appeals to you the most?!

Pammy Blogs Beauty gets her pout ready for Spring with some super fun new lip products from Jesse's Girl!

If you are looking for a new and innovative Vitamin C topical treatment, check out what Polarbelle experience using Vitabrid C12.

Prime Beauty is loving the beachy vibes she's getting from the newest Deck of Scarlet/Roxette Arisa face palette!

Allison from Never Say Die Beauty shares the dynamic skincare duo from Kiehls that she relies on for smoother, more hydrated skin!

Are you getting the most out of your expensive skincare? 15 Minute Beauty shares the correct order to apply your skincare. It really does make a difference in how well your skincare works!

Do you wish you had longer, thicker lashes without having to turn to false lashes or lash extensions? Christa from Realizing Beauty shares her experience with RapidLash and why she can't live without this lash growth serum.


Saturday, April 7, 2018

The Beauty Spotlight Team Weekly Reads



Allison from Never Say Die Beauty has been having loads of fun playing with the gorgeous new Jesse's Girl GlowStix, crystalline holographic lipgloss in eight 3D shades!

Stacie from Makeup Obsessed Mom just started using a new personalized skincare prescription that she ordered online from Curology. Stop by to see what it's all about.

Flit into the spring with the ColourPop Butterfly Collection. Shipra of Taneja's Bride shares the entire collection and ways to use the products!

Moisturize in the shower? Yes!!! Pammy Blogs Beauty has transitioned to moisturizing in-shower on wet skin with Jergen's Wet Skin In-Shower Moisturizer. Find out about how this works and how much time it saves Pammy in the mornings!

Prime Beauty got her eyebrows microbladed and takes you through the procedure step by step and shows you before and after pictures.

Lola's Secret Beauty Blog just reviewed and swatched Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Blush Glow Light to Medium palette, and if you are seeking an exemplary luxe blush and bronzer for the spring and summer– then you need to see this ultra-finely milled beauty. #CHARLOTTETILBURY

Pixi Beauty Skintreats is the star of the latest giveaway on Beauty Info Zone. See what new products you can win as well as learn about some of Pixi's newest beauty products.

Are you ready for summer beauty? Christa from Realizing Beauty shares her review and swatches of the new Dior Cool Wave Summer 2018 Collection.

Justina's Gems covered the Nars Spring Collection. What's your favorite makeup item?

How curious are you about making your eyelashes look longer and lusher? Christine from Fifteen Minute Beauty has the facts you need to know about using lash serums. Will her post sway you to try lash serums or keep you away?

Saturday, February 10, 2018

The Beauty Spotlight Team Weekly Reads

Bees Knees Lacquer and LynB Designs have partnered together on a nail polish collaboration to celebrate the upcoming Black Panther film. It has just launched and Jen from The Jedi Wife has swatches on her blog now!

Whether you travel a little or a lot, Lola's Secret Beauty Blog believes that bringing ultra-luxe travel sizes of your most coveted beauty products with you will make you feel pampered and happy– whether you are out discovering the world in your travels, or just going on a business trip.

Beauty Info Zone's emails quit on them so many articles and giveaways weren't seen. They are hoping you can catch up with their articles and enter their giveaways!

Check out our top picks! Pammy Blogs Beauty explores the Youthful Restoration Kit from DDF. Awesome products and great value!

Did you know that The Oprah Magazine has a subscription beauty box? Take a look and see what Stacie from Makeup Obsessed Mom got in her first box.

Prime Beauty thinks we all need a Va-Va-Voom in our lives if it comes in the form of a lipstick, all the better! Check out the new Buxom Va-Va Plump Shiny Liquid Lipsticks!

Want soft and smooth skin for Valentine's Day? Allison from Never Say Die Beauty recommends the delectable, totally greaseless, anti-aging Moon Dip Body Mousse from the fabulous natural and cruelty-free Farmhouse Fresh!

BeautyJudy talks about some current favs this month including a Pixi Skintreat and Violet Voss eye palette!

If you're a Charlotte Tilbury fan like Christa from Realizing Beauty you'll want to know that she's released a new limited edition Filmstar Bronze & Blush Palette and of course it's FABULOUS.

15 Minute Beauty has a thing for primers, she's tried so many of them! Here she's sharing her favorite eye shadow primers!

Polarbelle gathered her Top 10 eyeshadow palettes of 2017.See if any of your favorites made her list.


Friday, January 12, 2018

My 2018 Beauty Goals



Since the year has turned to a new and sparkly 2018, I've been thinking about a few things I wanted to do just a little differently in the beauty realm this year.  As to my work, I still want to work harder, faster, better...that's always a goal.  If you're interested in the types of things I want to achieve and obtain this year, just check it out in the video.



On my face:
** Smashbox Primerizer    http://go.magik.ly/ml/8wg4/
** Erborian BB Creme in Dore    http://go.magik.ly/ml/8wg5/
** Pixi x MaryamNYC Strobe & Sculpt palette    now called Strobe and Chisel  http://bit.ly/2Fr7Oox
** Mally Beauty Effortly Airbrushed blush in Pretty Pink   http://go.magik.ly/ml/8wg6/
Makeup Geek Celestial Highlighter   http://bit.ly/2e9zvIt
Kat Von D  Lock It Concealer Cream   http://go.magik.ly/ml/8wg8/
Too Faced Peach Perfect Setting Powder under eyes   http://go.magik.ly/ml/8wg9/

LA Girl HD Pro concealer as eye primer    http://go.magik.ly/ml/8wga/
** Kevyn Aucoin Electropop palette on lids   http://go.magik.ly/ml/8wgc/
Sephora Pro Editorial Palette in crease   http://go.magik.ly/ml/8wge/
Too Faced X Kandee Johnson Kandee Liner   oh no!!  Sold out!  Nooooo
Osmosis Cobra Curling Mascara   http://amzn.to/2CVFp8x
Physician's Formula Translucent Pearl Compact   http://go.magik.ly/ml/8wgn/
** Hard Candy Sheer Envy Glow setting spray 
Maybelline SuperStay Matte Lip Ink in Lover      http://go.magik.ly/ml/8wgx/

Do you have any beauty goals for 2018?  Or goals for other areas in your life?  I'd love to share.  I think we can help each other to achieve a better and smarter new year.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

My Picks For Highlighters of the year 2017





I think the Best In Beauty yearly awards are the videos I look forward to the most.   Throughout the year I get the most questions about highlighters.  I'm asked what highlighters I'm loving and which highlighter is a specific color.  So the end of the year Best In Beauty series had to begin with highlighters.  I wanted to make sure you had a chance to see the video, if you haven't yet.  Which of the items you love made the list.   Do you have any disappointing highlighters - I've included 1.


PRODUCTS MENTIONED:   (** PR Sample)
CoverFX Custom Enhancer Drops - Celestial
** Pixi Beauty - Glow Booster
** Pixi Beauty Glowy Powders
** Hard Candy Illuminating Drops
Too Faced X Kandee Johnson Kandy Glow
Fenty Beauty Confetti and Starstruck Match Stix

Natasha Denona Glow #1
Tarte Cosmetics Goddess Glow
Milani Afterglow #01 Strobelight
Melt Cosmetics Gold Ore Highlighter
Mac Cosmetics Snowball Collection Whisper of Gilt
Wet N Wild Mermaid Highlighter

Hourglass Ambient Metallic Strobe Lighting Palette
Senna Cosmetics Rose Quartz Divine Shine
Lime Crime Unicorns Highlight Trio
Kat Von D Metal Crush
** Pixi Glowy Powders
Ciate Solstice
Fenty Beauty Chic Phreak / Girl Next Door
Wet N Wild Lilac To Reality

Dose of Colors DesiXKaty Fuego and Mirame highlighters
Maybelline Master Chrome Molton Gold
Laura Geller Peach Glow
Laura Geller Diamond Dust
Itsse X Love For Lacquer Goal Digger from the Glambition COllex
** Model's Own Golden Sand

How did my list compare to yours?  Did I miss any that you'd like to tell me about in the comments?  The giveaway is currently closed unless the winner doesn't respond.   What were your favorite highlighters of the year?

Saturday, November 25, 2017

The Beauty Spotlight Team Reads for Cyber Weekend


I hope everyone is having a great weekend.  Cyber sales on beauty products are just insane!  I can't even keep up with the emails, can you?  To help you make your shopping decisions, The Beauty Spotlight Team has some reads from this week to arm you with all the right information.  Enjoy!!

Several skin care products from Pixi Beauty have become cult favorites. Do they live up to the hype? See what Tamara thinks on Makeup Obsessed Mom.

Prime Beauty is a lucky girl! She won this gorgeous DOSE of Colors THE GIRLS Eye Shadow Quad and it's perfect for the holidays!

There's been a lot of hype about Physician's Formula Butter Highlighters. See if Beauty Judy thinks it lives up to those raves.

Pammy Blogs Beauty carves out some peace and quiet this Holiday Season with #WhiteTeaMoments and Elizabeth Arden's White Tea fragrance.

If you are looking for foundation with a beautiful natural finish in light, medium or full coverage, Polarbelle says Charlotte Tilbury has one for you.

Don’t miss out on your chance to win a full size Sonage Skincare Vitality Nourishing Facial Oil from Lola's Secret Beauty Blog and Sonage! It’s the perfect time to get glowing holiday skin! The giveaway ends Wednesday, December 6, 2017.

Allison from Never Say Die Beauty is getting in the holiday spirit with Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Liner in the silver shade, Glamrock. It looks even more amazing over pencil liner!

Beauty Info Zone has a beautiful giveaway that's perfect for holiday gift giving. Peace & Love jewelry and a romance novel are prizes that will make the 2 winners very happy. This is open through December 3, 2017.

For Shipra of Taneja's Bride there's nothing quite like ColourPop liquid lipsticks. See the newest Ultra Matte lips and learn how they are different than older ones.

Are you looking for the ultimate beauty gifts for yourself or a loved one? Realizing Beauty has just what you'll want in these Charlotte Tilbury Gift Sets. You won't be able to look away.

Why stay at home when you can travel? The Jedi Wife takes us on a trip to Costa Rica with the latest polish collection from I.A.M…Custom Color Cosmetics Travelogue Series. Just because you have to stay at home doesn’t mean your nails can’t go on an adventure!

Saturday, November 11, 2017

The Beauty Spotlight Team Weekly Reads

Please welcome our latest edition to the Beauty Spotlight Team. Jen from The Jedi Wife is interested in all beauty items and especially nails. She's a busy mom with a passion for writing. We're so happy to have her as a part of the team.

In honor of Lola's Secret Beauty Blog's 6th Anniversary, Sonage Skincare is offering one lucky LSBB reader their amazing Vitality Nourishing Facial Oil! Be sure to enter the Instagram #Giveaway for your chance to win!

Pammy Blogs Beauty sure loves her wine and her high end skincare. Vine Vera is a bit of both! Check out the full review for the luxurious Vine Vera Cabernet Collection!

If you're looking for that perfect pout, check out Prime Beauty PIXI Beauty's Shea Butter Lip Balm and Mattelustre Lipsticks.

Allison from Never Say Die Beauty loves Amalie Beauty's anti-aging, hydrating REWIND Face Oil, part of their Farm To Face collection of handcrafted skincare made with farm grown natural and organic ingredients. Act now because this lovely honeysuckle-scented lightweight oil is back in stock and discounted for the holidays!

FarmHouse Fresh has done it again! Their new Whole Milk and Goats Milk Soaps. Lisa from Beauty Info Zone has fallen hard for these and sees them in her future gifts for loved ones.

Shipra of Taneja's Bride says no sun needed (especially with the winter we're having) for natural highlights with SunIn!

Beauty blogger Jen from Musings of the Wife of the Jedi had the opportunity to attend The Makeup Show in Los Angeles this past weekend. In her post, she shared some of her finds and highlights from the show.

BeautyJudy is enjoying the eyes she can create with the Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Eyeshadow Palette Including this shimmery look!

Have you seen the new MAC Holiday Snowball Collection yet? Polarbelle shares it in a most unique way.

15 Minute Beauty is sharing her best concealer hacks for undereye circles and bags, specifically for over 40!

The new PÜR PRO x Etienne Eyeshadow Palette features 18 gorgeous matte and metallic neutral shades. Christa from Realizing Beauty shares why this palette is sure to become a staple in many beauty collections and will make a great gift for any new beauty enthusiast.

Makeup Obsessed Mom tested some drugstore skincare products this week. See what she thinks on her blog.

Just in time for the holidays Justina's Gems has a beautiful Limited Edition It Girl Palette that you will want ASAP.

Friday, September 29, 2017

This Week In Polarbelle's Beauty World

Where did this week go?  For that matter, where did September go?  It just flew by at such a pace, it made my head spin!!!  This week, I have three youtube videos that went live and if you missed them, they'll be below.  I don't want you to miss out on anything you may have wanted to know in these areas, or the associated giveaways and how to find them.   Also, please visit Jamie of The Beauty Of Life today where I am honored to have been interviewed and featured today.  Jamie has helped me through difficult times and I'm really very honored that she chose to feature me today.

We started the week with my full Fenty Beauty Pro Filt'r Matte Longwear Foundation thoughts and review.  It was a little difficult for me to find the right color because of skintone and undertones.  I have settled on 230, just for an FYI.  Can you wear it if you have dry skin?  Watch to find out.


My Ipsy Glam Bag seems to be on a new schedule arriving much later in the month than usual.  And my Sephora Play box came the same day.  Logic dictates that's the time to do an unboxing video.  Check and see what I received.  I'm also curious if you received the same or different.


If that's not enough to keep you busy this week, I have reviewed the Lorac LA Experience Face and Eye palettes....well, four out of five anyway.  These will be all sold out soon as the price was slashed in half at Ulta.  At the end of the video, I introduce a new giveaway taking place on my Instagram account.  The giveaway is for the highly popular Colourpop Yes, Please eyeshadow palette.  I wanted to pick something special to thank my Instagram followers, so if you are one, please enter.  If not, well, what are you waiting for??  Won't you join in the fun?


There are a couple of days left on my Pixi Beauty giveaway.  You can enter via my blog or my channel.  I'm giving these items away to someone.  It may as well be you.

There's a lot coming up in the next few months.  I've been scrambling for pictures, visiting with the wild ponies down the street, and mapping out what's coming up, so please check back often.  We're just one week out from my Blogoversary day, and you know we'll be having another giveaway or two.

I had a hard time adjusting to the idea of fall.  And now the brush is growing in the desert making my favorite wild horse watching places a little more difficult.   I know it's the favorite season for so many people, so I'm trying to adjust my attitude and get into it.  What is your favorite thing about or to do in fall?

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

My Favorite Pixi Beauty Skincare and Makeup Items #PixiPretties #PixiSkinTreats Plus Giveaway


Hey guys, we're less than a month from the 7th Blogoversary of Polarbelle.  In the time that I've been visiting with you online, I've found so many good brands to bring to you and Pixi Beauty is one of those.  Today we'll be talking about my favorite skincare and makeup items from Pixi.  I'm going to let the video do the talking and at the end is a Pixi Beauty giveaway.  The giveaway ends on 10-1 at 11:59 pm.

I hope you'll enjoy seeing the items that I truly love.  Some are repeats that you've heard me talk about before, and some I haven't had the chance to write about yet.  I've also got a couple of duds to tell you about so look for those as well.  I'm going to list all the products mentioned and link to previous youtube videos and blog posts in case you want more information.




PRODUCTS MENTIONED:  (Some products were pr but it in no way influences my honest opinion about Pixi products)
Pixi Makeup Melting Cleansing Wipes
Glow Tonic To Go Exfoliating Pads  **pr
Glow Peel Pads
Pixi Skin Mists **pr & purchase  http://bit.ly/2fCp5jo
Peel and Polish **pr  http://bit.ly/2xoYZto
24K Eye Elixer **pr & purchase  http://bit.ly/2yr6XR3
Nourishing Lip Polish
Overnight Glow Serum **pr
Rose Oil Blend

Strobe & Sculpt Palette PixixMaryamNYC   & Strobe & Sculpt Brush
 http://bit.ly/2fC2K5p  http://bit.ly/2xoQO06   http://bit.ly/2hhMmdV   **pr & purchase

Lip Contour Pencil Natural Rose   http://bit.ly/2xoQO06
Endless Silky Eye Pen Pencil  **pr & purchase
Eye Bright liner
Lipgloss
Glow-Y Powders PixiXAspynOvard  **pr
Glow Booster in Rose  **pr
Glowtion Day Dew Bright  **pr
PixiXAspynOvard Eye Accents Kit  ** pr
PixiXItsJudyTime Get The Look Eye & Lips Palettes  **pr
Fairy Dusts http://bit.ly/2izYJRP   **pr


Pixi Beauty is a cruelty free brand and is available both online and in store at Pixi Beauty and at Target. Learn more about the Pixi by following their blog and across their social media channels on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and youtube.

If you leave a comment here, it will also count as an entry.  They've changed the Gleam widget so please comment and tell me ... anything you want and it will also count as an entry.

7 Year Blogoversary Pixi Beauty Giveaway

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

FENTY Beauty Match Stix Matte and Shimmer Skinstick Reviews on Dry Skin


Today I have my thoughts on some Fenty Beauty products that I purchased at Sephora.  Fenty Beauty is a new makeup line curated by singer/songwriter Rihanna.  It's had tons of buzz, particularly regarding the extended color choices for foundation - 40 shades!  I've included my youtube Get Ready With Me using the products for the first time and you can watch that to see what my immediate thoughts were.  My video also includes a couple of items that were released in the VIB presale for Holiday 2017 that I picked up during the event.   I have a few more thoughts and swatches below from wearing the products for just the few days I've had them and I've decided to break up the items into different categories because this is getting hella long.

I wasn't one of the people who were at the computer at launch time.  I actually wasn't interested in the line at all but the day after it came out, I was in Sephora for the Holiday Preview and figured I might take a look.  The counter was mobbed as people were much more interested in Fenty than in the limited holiday items on the Sephora shelves.  I knew there were supposed to be contour sticks and that there might be some cool shades, so I started there.

The Match Stix, (.30 0z / $25), whether matte or shimmering, are pretty interesting.  The shape is a six sided hexagon which is magnetized so that you can store them all together.  I think it is a great price for the amount and quality of what you get.

contour, matte, skinshimmer, highlighter

The Matte Match Stix that I chose was Truffle, a neutral deep tone.  I like deep toned contours because they're usually more cool toned than lighter shades.  I buff them out and it works for me!  Even when I'm at my fairest.  For me, a good contour is all about the undertone, not necessarily the depth of color.  The other shade I looked at was Mocha, a deeper cool tone.  I like to go to Sephora with just concealer and foundation so that I can try things on and Truffle seemed just a little bit better for me.  It is on the left in the picture.

matte, shimmer, unicorn, contour, highlighter

The two Matte Stix Shimmer Skinsticks that caught my eye were Starstruck, (a pearl champagne with teensy weensy tone on tone micro-shimmers, pictured in the middle), and Confetti, (a pink toned violet iridescence with violet glitter particles, pictured on the top).  I couldn't help but be captivated by these as they have what I feel is the perfect consistancy.  A lot of creamy stick type cheek products can be rather greasy feeling to me and these go from a cream stick to dry down with perfection, in my book.

I've applied them from the applicator, tapped on with my fingers, and with a brush and my experience is that they blend like a dream no matter my application method.  They dry quickly, but not so quick that you can't finish blending one side of your face at a time.  In other words, when I apply my contour, I do half of my face and blend it before it dries down and then continue by applying the other side, etc.  I think there is a risk with the Matte Match Stix that if you applied it all over the face before you blend, it could begin to get too dry before you finish.

I haven't had any issues with fallout from Confetti yet so I can't say if that will happen or not.  I wore it once over my foundation, once as a blend with Starstruck and once with powder highlighter over it.  I compared Starstruck to Wet N Wild and Maybelline highlighting sticks that I have and, again, I prefer the drier consistancy for a much truer color when worn.  I don't really like the greasy feeling sticks, even though I've used them.  I definitely prefer a quicker drying cream or liquid highlighter like the Fenty or Cover FX illuminating drops.

 I've swatched the three sticks heavily in the picture, 3x each in hopes that you can see the tones better.


Here is a picture in Sephora where I swatched all the Match Stix Shimmer Skinsticks together, 1x each.  Starstruck is third from the bottom and Confetti is the 7th shade from the bottom.   The bluer toned violet is called Unicorn and boy oh boy does the Sephora website have that shade looking wrong!  Sometime when I'm in Sephora, I'm going to try that delicious papaya shade second from bottom, and the peach directly under Unicorn.  I was going to try to name the shades but I'd probably get it all wrong.  :/


The quality of the Match Stix exceeded my expectations and I was surprised at what I felt was a low price point for a celebrity endorsed line.  I'm really happy with those choices.  You can also purchase them in collated three piece trio sets which have a matte concealer stick, a matte contour and a highlighter for $54 instead of the $75 that they cost individually.  The come in sets based on skintone range; i.e. light, medium, tan and deep.

Before we part for today, I want to share with you my subsequent thoughts on the Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer Lipgloss.  The gloss is described as a universal shade and I'd agree with that.  It is a sheer toned caramel that tastes like caramel.  It is shiny but honestly, I was disappointed in it.  It didn't give the wet glass glossy shine that I'd seen on Instagram and Snapchat from people who attended the launch party.  Granted, the lighting at the launch event was maximized to make the products pop and glow, but still, I was disappointed in the amount of shine.  It's $18 which is decent for a mid end Sephora brand, but I expected a really high shine and I didn't get one.  The gloss is a pass for me but I totally get how people might love it.  I have swatches of the gloss in the video.

If you want to see my initial thoughts on first application, feel free to watch the video.  You'll see what the colors look like on me as well.   Thanks for viewing. Please subscribe and thumbs up my channel if you happen to wander over to youtube.




Shop Fenty Beauty: http://seph.me/2xVt412 **affiliate link

FENTY Beauty Products used:
Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Foundation 210
Match Stix Matte Skinstick Truffle Match Stix Shimmer Skinsticks in Starstuck and Confetti
Kilawatt Freestyle Highlighter Mean Money/Hu$tla Baby
Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer

Products Mentioned:
*Malin + Goetz Recovery Treatment Oil: http://bit.ly/2f065Ou
*Malin + Goetz Revitalizing Eye Cream: http://bit.ly/2qSeqbV
*Malin + Goetz Lip Moisturizer: http://bit.ly/2wm00Ae
Urban Decay Optical Illusion Primer: http://seph.me/2jhZMY4
** blendSMART: http://seph.me/2wjM2Aj
*Pixi Beauty X MaryamNYC Strobe & Sculpt palette: http://bit.ly/2ilyc6q
*Pixi Beauty X MaryamNYX Strobe & Sculpt brush: http://bit.ly/2vCOMKF
*Eddie Funkhouser A Little Toasted and Plum Crazy blushes http://bit.ly/2feP3t2
Beauty Junkees sculpting brush. (amazon)
Physician's Formula Translucent Pearls
NYX Super Cliquey Matte Lipstick: http://bit.ly/2gXTfxm
Eye look is Lorac Cosmetics Desert Sunset palette *Esqido Radiance Mink Lashes


Fenty Beauty is a cruelty-free company and products are available on their website and at Sephora. Have you shopped Fenty Beauty yet or looked at it in store? What interests you in the line?

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