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Pixi Beauty products you need

Pixi Beauty products you need

Pixi Beauty continues to surprise and delight me with the products that they send. These 5 cosmetics will bring you brighter skin, gorgeous nails, and lips & eyes that shine. All of these will give you a special glow.

Pixi Glow Mist

Pixi Glow Mist

Pixi Glow is almost a cult product. It’s one of the most popular products that Pixi Beauty has created. They’ve taken it one step forward now and created Pixi by Petra Glow Mist. This mist works with Pixi Glow but it’s a totally separate product. Its goal is to give you an all-over glow for a radiant, dewy effect. It’s a spray that really works. You can use this before makeup to hydrate, protect and nourish your skin. Or use it after makeup to add a dewy finish. Plus you can use it any time you want to refresh your makeup look and add that wonderful glow. At $15 for this 2.7 oz bottle you’ve got yourself a reasonably priced winner.

Pixi Beauty Fairy Dust in Olive Gold

Pixi Beauty Fairy Dust in Olive Gold

Pixi Beauty makes a pigment product that they call Fairy Dust ($10). There are two new shades added to this collection and they are beauties. First is Olive Gold which I knew I’d love before I even opened the package. Olive Gold is described as “vintage gilded moss shimmer” and that alone made me want it on my eyes instantly. I have brown eyes and I think that the gold with an undertone of green makes for an especially pretty eye.

Pixi Olive Gold Fairy Dust

Pixi Olive Gold Fairy Dust

Another new shade is Silver Glow which is described as “Satin silver with a lavender-gold sheen”.

Pixi Fairy Dust in Silver Glow

Pixi Fairy Dust in Silver Glow

Pixi Fairy Dust in Silver Glow

Pixi Fairy Dust in Silver Glow

I bet that reading the name Silver Glow sounded a bit scary since silver isn’t the easiest shade to pull off once you are over your twenties. But silver that isn’t metallic is a beautiful shade and this has that touch of lavender and drop of gold to make it gleam.

The sponge applicator doesn’t apply on my eyes smoothly so I take their recommendation of using a fluffy brush and use this all over my eyelid as a wash. If I want to get more dramatic I’ll use a mixing medium to darken the silver or I’ll use a charcoal or black in the outer crease.

Pixi Tinted Brilliance Balm in Lucent Glow

Pixi Tinted Brilliance Balm in Lucent Glow

While not a new product Pixi Tinted Brilliance Balm in Lucent Glow ($14) is a new shade for me. Actually it’s not really a shade, you don’t want to wear this alone, or at least I don’t. I love Pixi’s lip crayons because they hydrate, are easy to apply, and look good. Lucent Glow is a very light luminous rose gold shimmer in a translucent pink base. This goes well with the theme of GLOW for February’s products. This will look good all year round though and bring a lift to any lipsticks you happen to be wearing. 

Pixi Beauty Amethyst Amore nail polish

Pixi Beauty Amethyst Amore nail polish

For me the star of the show is Pixi’s Amethyst Amore nail polish. I can’t even begin to tell you how many people took my hand over the week I wore this to look at this fabulous deep blue-violet shade. Amethyst Amore is well named since it was instant ‘amore’ with this polish. Pixi wears beautifully on me, lasting a week with no problem.

Pixi Amethyst Amore

Pixi Amethyst Amore

I’ve raved about Pixi many times before and products like these will keep me raving and talking about their virtues. All 5 of these are being used and will continue to be used by me with amore. — Marcia

Pixi Beauty is available at their website as well as at Target stores. These products will be available March 5 at stores but to be assured of getting the products I want though I rely on Pixibeauty.com.

*provided for editorial consideration

 

 

 

Paul & Joe Spring polishes bring a spring to our step

Paul & Joe Menagerie Spring 2015 collection

Paul & Joe Menagerie Spring 2015 collection

We are sure that you are drooling just looking at this picture. Paul & Joe has the best packaging. They appeal to cat lovers all the time but now they are reaching out to other animal lovers as well with their MENAGERIE collection for Spring 2015. Flamingos, elephants, zebras, giraffes – oh my!

Beauty Info Zone is pleased to share the two nail polishes that we received out of these five:

Paul & Joe Spring 2015 nail polishes

Paul & Joe Spring 2015 nail polishes

The five limited edition polishes ($16) are

  • 001 Kangeroo (kangaroo) – elegant beige
  • 002 Ours Polaire (polar bear) – creamy white
  • 003 Perroquet Rose (pink parrot) – pastel pink
  • 004 Tortue Verte (green turtle) – pastel green
  • 005 Plumes de Paon (peacock feathers) – rich turquoise
  • Paul * Joe Spring 2015

    Paul & Joe Spring 2015

MARCIA’S POLISH is Plumes de Paon.

packaging for Paul & Joe spring polishes

packaging for Paul & Joe spring polishes

When I opened the package I was instantly entranced with the packaging and couldn’t wait to see what was inside. And what did I see?

Plumes de Paon by Paul & Joe

Plumes de Paon by Paul & Joe

I found this gorgeous metallic turquoise polish that begged to be applied to my nails.

Plumes de Paon by Paul & Joe

Plumes de Paon by Paul & Joe

Paul & Joe polishes are formulated with organic plant oils to treat nails and keep them healthy and beautiful as well as a long-lasting, quick-dry formula for a perfectly even finish without the fuss.  This gorgeous Spring 2015 collection was inspired by the Menagerie and Plumes de Paon specifically by the peacock.

Plumes de Paon by Paul & Joe

Plumes de Paon by Paul & Joe

This vibrant, almost metallic polish wore beautifully for a week with no signs of wear & tear. What a pleasure it was to be a peacock for that week.

LISA’S POLISH is Perroquet Rose

Paul and Joe Perroquet Rose

Paul and Joe Perroquet Rose

Marcia’s polish is gorgeous and so is mine! I have Perroquet Rose, a stunning peachy pink that screams warm weather. I like pretty, feminine shades for manicures and this is a perfect shade for me.

Paul and Joe Spring Nail Polish 2

Paul and Joe Spring Nail Polish 4

Can’t you see this at poolside on spring break with a pastel bathing suit, big sunglasses, and a trashy novel? That is exactly where this nail polish is going to be come April.

Paul and Joe Perroquet Rose

Paul and Joe Perroquet Rose

We are completely impressed with our nail polishes from the Paul & Joe Spring Collection, and the other shades look drool-worthy as well. This collection is a must have for the upcoming season.  Paul & Joe’s Spring Collection can be found at Beautyhabit.com.

*sent for review and gorgeous nails

My perfect nail polish for Valentine’s Day: KBShimmer In Bare Form

KB Shimmer In Bare Form
My goal on Valentine’s Day is get in bare form…how about you?

Ok, so that was rather naughty! Despite my naughty nature, I prefer nail polish that is on the subtle side. KBShimmer’s In Bare Form nail polish ($8.75) really is perfect in name and in color for the day of love, although it is a step outside the traditional pinks and reds.

KBShimmer In Bare Form

KBShimmer In Bare Form

In Bare Form is a light beige polish that looks classically understated…but take a second look and this is a wonderfully complex holo polish that flashes green, gold, and orange. I just love how this can go from office appropriate to dance floor awesomeness in seconds.

KBShimmer In Bare Form direct sunlight

KBShimmer In Bare Form direct sunlight

KB Shimmer In Bare Form indirect lighting

KB Shimmer In Bare Form indirect lighting

I think In Bare Form is a wonderfully unique polish that is perfect for Valentine’s Day. KBShimmer has tons of fabulous shades and the new Spring 2015 Collection just came out. Head on over to their website at kbshimmer.com to find the perfect polish for your personality…and I hope your Valentine’s Day is good naughty fun!  – Lisa

*sample for editorial consideration

Flirt with Hearts with Sinful Colors nail polish

Sinful Colors - Flirt with Hearts

Sinful Colors – Flirt with Hearts

Sinful Colors - Flirt with Hearts

Sinful Colors – Flirt with Hearts

SINFUL COLORS has come out with the best collection for this time of the year. There are 8 polishes in Flirt with Hearts that are beautiful, cheerful and fun to wear.

24/7: Our hottest pink

Daredevil: A pop of neon pink

Decadent: Dazzling red with metallic flakes

Dream On: A brilliantly induced boysenberry

GoGo Girl: A sleek and sexy candy-apple red

Love Sprinkles: Bubble gum pink gleaming with white hearts and flecks of glitter

Pinky Glitter: Bright pink with a splash of sparkle

Rise and Shine: The perfect teal

Sinful Colors Flirt with Hearts collection

Sinful Colors Flirt with Hearts collection

I was sent 4 of the cream shades to try and these are mahvelous darlink! Sinful Colors at $1.99 each wears as well on me as a much more expensive polish does and for sure better than Chanel ever has.

Sinful Colors Daredevil

Sinful Colors Daredevil

Daredevil is one fun polish. I couldn’t stop staring at my nails. Normally you’d tell me that you had a neon polish for me and I’d sort of run the other way. But Daredevil has a luminous glow to it. The neon isn’t garish, it’s just a cheery polish to wear.

Sinful Colors in Daredevil

Sinful Colors in Daredevil

I enjoyed every minute of wearing this.

Sinful Colors 24/7 and Daredevil

Sinful Colors 24/7 and Daredevil

Sinful Colors 24/7 polish

Sinful Colors 24/7 polish

24/7 is another pink and similar to Daredevil but there’s no neon to it. It’s just a hot pink that your toes are calling out for. This should be the first polish you wear come spring.

Sinful Colors GoGo Girl

Sinful Colors GoGo Girl

Sinful Colors GoGo Girl

Sinful Colors GoGo Girl

GoGo Girl is a beautiful candy apple red. GoGo Girl is similar to the shade of red I chose for my latest car so there was no doubt Ilove this. It looked perfect on me for 7 solid days. It’s a perfect Valentine’s Day shade.

Sinful Colors Dream On and GoGo Girl

Sinful Colors Dream On and GoGo Girl

Sinful Colors Dream On polish

Sinful Colors Dream On polish

Dream on is called a boysenberry. To me this has a lot of fuchsia in it, a purple tinged fuchsia. This is a shade I’ll wear for a pedicure since it will look great with white or black sandals.

Sinful Colors: Go Go Girl, 24/7, Dream On, Daredevil

Sinful Colors: Go Go Girl, 24/7, Dream On, Daredevil

While most of these colors are repromotes, Love Sprinkles is a limited edition with its white hearts and pink & white glitter. This looks fabulous over any of the polishes in the collection. My advice, get to Walgreens or Rite Aid and pick up Love Sprinkles and others in this heartful collection. — Marcia

*sent for consideration

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Happy times with Pixi Beauty in January

Each month Pixi Beauty picks out a variety of cosmetics as their favorites. January’s picks are absolutely amazing. I was thrilled when I received this box of treasures and have been using them non-stop.

Pixi Beauty picks for January

Pixi Beauty picks for January

The products you see are: Correction Concentrate, Gilded Garnet Nail Polish, Natural Brow Duo, Large Lash Mascara, Lash & Brow Brush and Flat Liner Brush. Each one makes me love Pixi even more than I already did.

Pixi Beauty Correction Concentrate

Pixi Beauty Correction Concentrate

My absolute favorite of these products is Correction Concentrate ($12). This pot of wonder makes such a huge difference under my eyes. In real life I always felt my concealers worked well but in photographs I’d see nothing but darkness under my eyes. I don’t have great photography skills and have to take a dozen or more pictures to get one that’s slightly passable. Once I started using this soft peach I noticed that my undereyes looked brighter. The pot is small but potent. Once I can’t get my finger in I’ll use a brush since I want to use every drop of this wonderful product.

Pixi Beauty Correction Concentrate

Pixi Beauty Correction Concentrate

Pixi Beauty Correction Concentrate

Pixi Beauty Correction Concentrate

Pixi Beauty Correction Concentrate

Pixi Beauty Correction Concentrate

Speaking of brushes, the Flat Liner Brush ($12) has more than one job. Yes you can use it as a push brush for eyelining but you can also use this for the Correction Concentrate. Use it to dab the corrector under your eyes to hide all the sins.

Pixi Lash & Brow Brush and Flat Liner Brush

Pixi Lash & Brow Brush and Flat Liner Brush

Pixi Beauty Large Lash Mascara ($16) is one of two mascaras that Petra has created. This one has an oversized brush to pick up all your lashes. Not only is this a lengthening mascara but it adds great volume yet isn’t clumpy at all. It has all the attributes you want in a mascara – no clumping, no flaking, no raccoon eyes – all you get are beautifully defined lashes.

Pixi Beauty Large Lash Mascara

Pixi Beauty Large Lash Mascara

Pixi Beauty Large Lash Mascara

Pixi Beauty Large Lash Mascara

Pixi is also featuring their Lash & Brow Brush ($8). I love having a brush like this because it does double duty. I like using it to brush my lashes before I apply mascara. That insures an even look and makes sure my lashes aren’t sticking together. The bristles on the brush are well spaced out making it a more effective brush. My other use for this brush is for my eyebrows. It tames them and also helps distribute color through my brows more evenly.

Lash & Brow Brush and Flat Liner Brush

Lash & Brow Brush and Flat Liner Brush

Pixi’s Natural Brow Duo is getting its own post later today, that’s how much I have to say about it. What you need to know now though is that this has two sides – a waterproof brow pencil and a tinted soft-hold brow gel. With my new brow obsession, this is a fab product for me to be using.

Pixi Brow Duo in Natural Brown

Pixi Brow Duo in Natural Brown

I love when Pixi sends nail polish and the one they sent this month proves why. Gilded Garnet ($8) is one of their newest polishes and it’s a winner. It’s described as a deep burnished maroon with gold shimmer. I see it as more of a brown in most lights, a cinnamon brown, with some subtle gold shimmer in bright lights.

Pixi Beauty Gilded Garnet Nail Colour

Pixi Beauty Gilded Garnet Nail Colour

Pixi Beauty Gilded Garnet Nail Colour

Pixi Beauty Gilded Garnet Nail Colour

Pixi Beauty Gilded Garnet Nail Colour

Pixi Beauty Gilded Garnet Nail Colour

Every one of these 6 pieces are ones you want in your makeup collection. I’m loving Gilded Garnet Nail color as it’s a great fall and winter shade; I am mad about the Correction Concentrate and want to own one of these forever; and the Natural Brow Duo is getting a lot of admiration around here.

Check back for my Natural Brow Duo review and get yourself to Pixi Beauty and purchase these essential products! — Marcia

*sent for an honest review

Say Ciao to Faby Italian Nail Lacquers

Faby nail polishes

Faby nail polishes

Well Hello FABY. You are a welcome addition to my nail polish life. I was lucky enough to receive these three polishes and they are a pleasure to add to my collection. I received these in the summer and then life happened but I’m glad to introduce you to these beauties at last.faby names

CLEO’S TALISMAN is the kind of polish I go crazy for. This is green, copper and purple depending on the light. It’s metallic and has the most amazing shine to it.

Faby Lacquer Cleo's Talisman

Faby Lacquer Cleo’s Talisman

Faby Lacquer Cleo's Talisman

Faby Lacquer Cleo’s Talisman

Faby Lacquer Cleo's Talisman

Faby Lacquer Cleo’s Talisman

HIBISCUS BLOOM is a fabulous tantalizing red with pink shimmer. I’m a huge fan of red polish and this is one of the prettiest around. The shimmer is small and adds a twinkle to the finish. It’s not a glitter so it removes easily.

Faby Hibiscus Bloom

Faby Hibiscus Bloom

Faby Lacquer Hibiscus Bloom

Faby Lacquer Hibiscus Bloom

Faby Lacquer Hibiscus Bloom

Faby Lacquer Hibiscus Bloom

THE DANCE OF THE GRACES is the only one I haven’t worn yet. I received it in summer but it was mid fall before I was able to get my nails done and this gorgeous periwinkle cream just didn’t feel right for the season. It will be my first spring polish though.

Faby Lacquer The Dance of the Graces

Faby Lacquer The Dance of the Graces

Cleo's Talisman, Hibiscus Bloom, Dance of the Graces

Cleo’s Talisman, Hibiscus Bloom, Dance of the Graces

There are over 200 polishes made by FABY LACQUERS. They’ve covered the gamut with 6 different finishes: metallic, cream, shimmer, sheer, glitter, and frosted. You’ll find every shade you can possibly desire. One of the things I like best about their website is that the colors are accurate and they give you a description of the polishes to let you know what you’ll be ordering.

“With shades that are inspired by things like Italian culture, literature, cinema and fairytales, FABY nail lacquers are an expression of personal style that encourage you to make a statement and live “La Bella Vita” (“The Beautiful Life”).”

These apply beautifully and last me for the full week between manicures. They are free of formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, dibutyl phthalate, toluene, camphor and other harsh, unnecessary additives. Plus they are cruelty free and never tested on animals.

Add some beauty to your life with FABY Lacquers. I’m certainly glad I was able to say Ciao to these. — Marcia

*sent for editorial consideration

My New Year’s Eve Manicure with KB Shimmer and Color Me Monthly

KBShimmer Rollin with the Chromies

KBShimmer Rollin with the Chromies

This is the manicure I’ve chosen to wear this weekend and through New Year’s Eve. KB Shimmer sells their polishes both on their website and through their Etsy shop. It’s $8.75 at both places. I have a story behind this polish and how I know it wears amazingly well.

KB Shimmer Rollin with the Chromies.

KB Shimmer Rollin with the Chromies.

KBShimmer’s Rollin with the Chromies is available through their Etsy shop although I originally bought this from their website. I had it applied over an Essie polish on August 15th; on August 18th I fell. Well that meant this polish was on my nails for 8 full weeks before I was back, wheelchair bound, to get my nails done again. The best part is that the entire time I was in the hospital and the rehab center I got compliments on the color. My nails were super long after 8 weeks but the color looked perfect.

Rollin with the Chromies

Rollin with the Chromies

Rollin with the Chromies is a linear holo without glitter. The shimmer in it is amazing. And the shift in color in different lights is even better. The polish changes from cyan, to blue, to red orange, to burgundy and more. KBShimmer says it’s best in 3 coats or 1 coat over black. I love it over a dark purple or dark blue.

KBShimmer over Color Me Monthly Anapolis

KBShimmer over Color Me Monthly Annapolis

I received Color Me Monthly Annapolis when I was in that awful rehab and couldn’t review it then. But I knew I’d want to wear it and when I decided that 8 weeks wasn’t enough of Rollin with the Chromies I instantly knew that this inky dark purple was the perfect base coat. This manicure is 1 coat of Color Me Monthly and 1 coat of KB Shimmer.

Color Me Monthly Annapolis

Color Me Monthly Annapolis

Color Me Monthly subscriptions are $7 a month but if you miss a beauty like Annapolis you can always check The Vault to see if it’s available – and it is for $9.

I know that come New Year’s Eve I’ll still have a perfect manicure with these two fab polishes. What are you wearing on December 31st to ring out the old? — Marcia

 

disclosure: purchased by me, press sample