The Beauty Spotlight Team has gone all out with posts this week

sun spotlightPhyrra is in love with the Kat Von D MetalMatte Palette! It’s the BEST palette of the year!

The NEW Ouidad Mongongo Multi-Use Curl Treatment is so great that Lola’s Secret Beauty Blog is partnering with Ouidad to host a GIVEAWAY for one lucky reader! THIS US ONLY GIVEAWAY IS OPEN THROUGH OCTOBER 28!

Brooke from Blushing Noir gives you look at a few of the NARS Cosmetics Velvet Lip Glides and a big tip on applying the darker shades!

Allison from Never Say Die Beauty is sooooooo excited about the Ulta Beauty launch next week of the NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream Vault with 36 gorgeous shades!

Are you a nail polish fan? Beauty Info Zone sure is and they have some amazing fall 2016 KBShimmmer polishes that you will want for yourself.

Looking to update your makeup for Fall? Check out the NEW and affordable CATRICE line of cosmetics at Ulta. Pammy Blogs Beauty is a fan!

Beach waves in the Fall/Winter? Yes, please! See what Shipra of Taneja’s Bride thinks of the Mitch Stone Essentials Texturizing Spray.

It’s not often Christa from Perilously Pale caves to temptation and orders a new eyeshadow palette, I mean she does already own 5,246,562,756 eyeshadows!, but she couldn’t resist the Anastasia Beverly Hills Master Palette by Mario. She has zero regrets about adding this INCREDIBLE palette to regular rotation of favorites.

Are you forever wondering what the best drugstore buys are? 15 Minute Beauty has created a kit with products that won’t steer you wrong.

Have you tried out Fiona Stiles Beauty yet? Amber from daydreaming beauty found a fabulous new Eye & Face Contour Palette with full size products. You won’t believe the quality of this palette for $39!

Are you looking for the “perfect” highlighter? Justina’s Gems has discovered something special from CoverFX that might just be THE one.

Are you looking for a refreshing fragrance that also helps women living beyond breast cancer? Then turn to Prime Beauty to learn about the refreshing Jane Iredale Lemongrass Love Hydration Spray and how it helps.

Pammy Blogs Beauty shares her Kiehl’s favorites

Pammy Blogs Beauty has always been a bit of a skincare junkie. Her love of skincare is what got her interested in blogging! While she loves many brands, a few certainly stand out as favorites. Find out what Pammy’s Top Five Favorite Products are from Kiehl’skiehlsfavorites_zps4wwji8pn

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Prime Beauty is going gaga over the new BECCA Limited Edition Blushed With Light Palette! Three beautiful blushes for a luminous, lit-from-within glow!

Check out Pammy Blogs Beauty‘s Natural Fall Makeup Look inspired by Clear Eyes Pure Relief for Dry Eyes!

Phyrra shares an all one brand 90s Grunge Inspired Fall Makeup Tutorial. You’ll love this look!

Allison from Never Say Die Beauty was psyched to try the Masquerade Collection from Mirabella Beauty, the first Holiday 2016 makeup collection she’s received. The stunning metallic mineral shadows and Crimson matte lipstick are kicking off the season with style!

Got Curly or Wavy Hair? Then you need Ouidad Mongongo Oil Multi-Use Curl Treatment. Enter the Lola’s Secret Beauty Blog Giveaway to win a full size bottle! Ends October 28, 2016 at 12:00AM PST.

Can’t decide between creams or metallic holo nail polishes for Fall? Maybe these swatches of the Zoya Urban Grunge Nail Polish Collection will help. Just kidding, you’ll want them all!

Beauty Info Zone loves WINK Lash & Brow Enhancing Oil for how it’s helped. But more important is the 100% donation for BCA. We’re going #PinkWink and #BOGOforthecure.

As the seasons change are you thinking about health like Shipra of Taneja’s Bride? Read how you can be good to your bones.

15 Minute Beauty has found a new favorite foundation brush! Check out this limited edition brush set from Tarte to learn more!

Christa from Perilously Pale shows us THE MOST GORGEOUS PACKAGING EVER with the YSL Holiday 2016 Sparkle Clash Collection. The products are pretty spectacular as well.

The Beauty Spotlight Team shines this week

BeautySpotlightLogo4-700x499Beauty Info Zone recently learned that where you live might affect your chances of being wrinkle free. Learn what RoC about protection plus you might win 2 products.

Blushing Noir wants you to know what no one else will tell you about aging.

Daydreaming Beauty not only shares the fabulous new IT Cosmetics products at Sephora but she has a great giveaway as well.

15 Minute Beauty has been studying hard of late. See what she’s learned about night creams.

Justina’s Gems knows we are obsessed with highlighting just as much as she is. What kind of highlighter are you?

Lola’s Secret Beauty Blog spent September using up products. To see what a beauty blogger loves you’ve got to have a glimpse of these.

Never Say Die Beauty wants us to know about affordable luxury with Valentina Pure Glow Brightening Moisturizer.

Pammy Blogs Beauty shows us the newest PopSugar Must Have box that we’ll all want

Perilously Pale knows beautiful cosmetics so when she saw Burberry’s latest products she knew she had to share with us.

Phyrra knows we are all obsessed with Urban Decay nude shadows so she’s got the scoop on the latest, Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics.

Prime Beauty is hair inspired this week. She shares some hair tools that you are going to crave.

Taneja’s Bride is our resident Colour Pop queen. Learn more about their new affordable Dusty Rose Edit and Notion Ultra Matte Lip.

Welcoming fall with the Beauty Spotlight Team

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Thinking about trying bayalage? Check out Pammy Blogs Beauty‘s transition from full foil highlights to a much more natural bayalage color with highlights and lowlights.

Amber from daydreaming beauty has the scoop on a few new Fall beauty releases, including a gorgeous new palette from butter LONDON!

Cindy from Prime Beauty thinks the butterLONDON Beauty Clutch lives up to it’s name of Glitz and Glamour. See what you think!

Fall is here! Phyrra’s got the Makeup Geek Fall 2016 Collection to share with you. You’ll love these gorgeous colors!

Never Say Die Beauty is already thinking holiday shopping. And she’s got some fabulous small gift ideas for you from the natural, cruelty-free skincare brand, FarmHouse Fresh.

Beauty Info Zone is another blog obsessed with Farmhouse Fresh and Marcia gives you the recipe for perfection.

Pumpkin spice ALL the things with the ColourPop Terracotta Fall Edit and be ON TREND this Autumn!

Christa from Perilously Pale shares a review and swatches (including lip swatches) of the full 18 shade range of Bite Beauty Multisticks.

Helen from Lola’s Secret Beauty Blog is a huge fan of high quality exfoliating cleansers that are gentle and effective, and that do not strip the skin. Therefore it should come as no surprise that Colbert MD Balance Purifying Cleanser ranks among her all-time favorite Holy Grail cleansers!

Getting the most out of your skincare is important from the inside and out! Blushing Noir is currently using these products from BeBe & Bella will get you there – and there’s a 20% off code involved!

Fall has arrived and Justina’s Gems has beautiful fall makeup for you from Jane Iredale that you don’t want to miss.

Brooke from Blushing Noir shares her IT Cosmetics favorites with a giveaway!


If you’ve ever had a hard time choosing exactly what you need to try first from IT Cosmetics then you’re in luck! Brooke from Blushing Noir has chosen her Top 5 products and even threw in a little giveaway to get your collection started (or help it grow!). Click here to check out her top picks and enter to win!

Pick just 5 products from Pixi Beauty? Ooh that’s hard.

It’s Marcia’s turn to be Queen for the Day with the Beauty Spotlight Team. We’ve each chosen a brand that we love to showcase for our readers. You’ve read Never Say Die Beauty’s Too Faced picks along with Justina’s Clinique favorites. Now that it’s my turn I’m picking Pixi Beauty because I wear something from Pixi every single day.pixi-favorites-all

Pixi Beauty is in a class of its own. It’s an independent beauty company that has reasonable mass market prices with department store quality. You can buy most of their line by going to your closest Target or by ordering online through or on Pixi’s website where you’ll find even more products from them.                                                                       press samples, personal products

Choosing just 5 was a chore since I easily could have chosen a dozen but I narrowed it down as I’m a rule follower. All of my choices are so reasonably priced that your wallet will barely weigh less after picking these up.

Pixi Beauty Summer Glow palette

Pixi Beauty Summer Glow palette

Pixi by Petra has many great palettes so why did I choose the Summer Glow palette (Palette Bronzette) when summer is coming to an end? Two reasons – 1) it’s a great quality palette with eye shades and face shades and 2) it’s being discontinued so I wanted you to get in on the fact that this $28 palette is now only $14 while it lasts. With 12 shadows and liners and 3 facial products this works all year round. “Gilded bronzes, taupes & peaches for eyes + matte bronze, golden beige highlight & pink sheen for complexion.” I have gotten more use out of this Bronzette Palette than any of my Pixi Palettes. Perfect for travel and at $14 you don’t want to miss out.

Pixi Beauty Brow Powder Palette

Pixi Beauty Brow Powder Palette

This brow palette is my most used item from Pixi and I’ll soon be buying a backup. I’ve tried so many brow products and liked most but I love the Pixi Brow Powder palette. As you can see from this recent picture there are two shades that get tons of love while the others get used once in a while but those two shades are perfection for me. It’s hard for me to believe that this 6 color palette is only $12. My hair color changes every 3-4 weeks so it’s easy for me to vary the color of these powders. They are thick enough to stick around, they aren’t powdery meaning no fallout, and this removes easily with water which means less hair to lose. If I had to pick just one item of the 5 this Pixi Brow Powder Palette would be my keeper.

Pixi Multibalms

Pixi Multibalms

Pixi Multibalms: top Baby Petal, Sheer Sculpt, Soft Strawberry; bottom Watermelon Veil, Wild Rose

Pixi Multibalms: top Baby Petal, Sheer Sculpt, Soft Strawberry; bottom Watermelon Veil, Wild Rose

Pixi Multibalms are my newest love from Pixi Beauty. (Be sure you enter my giveaway to win them!) I’m a huge fan of cream products and almost always pick a cream blush over a powder blush. I’ve been wearing one every day since I received these. There’s one for every color wardrobe and one for every mood. If you twist my arm to ask my favorites I’d pick Watermelon Veil and Wild Rose. At $12 each you can have several for the price of one from a different brand. The Multibalms are great for an easy on the go lip color too so you’ll look coordinated. These are infused with aloe vera, shea butter and rose hip oil adding to my love for these.

Pixi Skintreats Nourishing Lip Polish

Pixi Skintreats Nourishing Lip Polish

Picking out just one lip product from the many wonderful ones that Pixi Beauty has was the hardest task of all. I love the shea butter lip balms, tinted brilliance balm crayons and Mattelustre lipsticks. But the product that gets used daily is the Nourishing Lip Polish. Another $12 product that is a 2-in-1 lip exfoliator and nourisher. Not only does it protect my dry lips but it has a circulation factor with the unique applicator. You massage the sweet nutrient rich formula onto your lips with the applicator. You’ll want one in every bathroom, your purse, and nightstand.

Pixi by Petra Nail Colours

Pixi by Petra Nail Colours

Nobody ever talks about Pixi’s Nail Colours and I don’t know why. They are terrific. They are 3 free and chip resistant. There are 42 shades for only $8 each. These slim bottles last for many manicures yet take up a small amount of space in my collection. Shown above are Gilded Garnet, Amethyst Amore, Fuchsia Dew and Sweet Strawberry. I’ve found some on sale at my local Target so I’m always checking for them. Like all products from Pixi they are cruelty-free. A Pixi polish is always a fun addition to my life.

While these are my favorites they are just at the top of a long list of products I recommend from Pixi Beauty. What about you? Any favorites from Pixi? Any you know you need to add ASAP?  —  Marcia

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