A primer on Pixi Skintreats and a giveaway to boot

Pixi skintreats allPixi by Petra is a double trouble beauty company. They woo us with beautiful cosmetics and they go after our skin with Pixi Skintreats. But who’s going to complain? Certainly not the Beauty Info Zone team. I have 6 Pixi Skintreats to tell you about. While you are reading think about which you’d most like to win because we’ll have 3 winners.

Pixi Glow Tonic in the new 3.4 fl oz size

Pixi Glow Tonic

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It all seems to start with Pixi Skintreats Glow Tonic. This tonic put Pixi on the skincare map. For a very long time it was sold out constantly. Glow Tonic is an exfoliating facial glow tonic that helps tone, firm and tighten the skin. It removes dead skin cells for healthier looking skin. It’s now available in 3 sizes on Pixi’s website. It’s so popular in fact that it had another baby – GLOW TONIC TO GO ($18).

Pixi Skintreats Glow Tonic To-Go

Pixi Skintreats Glow Tonic To-Go

Glow Tonic To Go is a tub of 60 Exfoliating Toner Pads. It contains 5% Glycolic to exfoliate and stimulate cell turnover. It also uses Aloe Vera for healing and soothing. Last but not least is Ginseng to energize and renew your complexion. This is the same great formula that started Pixi on its way but in a convenient package. Take with you on a trip, to the gym, or use it at home.

Pixi Skintreats H2O Skindrink

Pixi Skintreats H2O Skindrink

H2O SKINDRINK ($22) is a tube of hydration. This is a gel that gives intense moisture. It’s very cooling when you apply it so it’s going to be great during the heat that’s still around. But it’s good all year since the formula with encapsulated water will immediately rehydrate your skin. It helps to plump and stimulate your complexion. The Skindrink is enriched with green tea, aloe vera, and rosemary. This can be used as your primer or your moisturizer.

Pixi Skintreats Milky Serum

Pixi Skintreats Hydrating Milky Serum

Speaking of hydration Pixi Skintreats HYDRATING MILKY SERUM ($24) is all about keeping your skin rehydrated to reveal its natural radiance. This is a silky smooth rose scented serum that is lightweight and comfortable under cosmetics. It’s loaded with nutrients like Rosehip Oil, Vitamin C, Jojoba Oil, and Aloe Vera. All of these add up to hydration. The Rosehip Oil is a moisturizing super nutrient, Vitamin C is known for being a wonderful antioxidant to fight free radicals. With the addition of Rose Flower Extract this serum is youth enhancing. The glycerin in it traps moisture to the skin so you get a more plumped, youthful effect.

Pixi Hydrating Milky Mist

Pixi Hydrating Milky Mist

Pixi by Petra Hydrating Milky Mist is another Skintreat ($15) to consider. This is a spray that has Hyaluronic Acid to plump your skin. This contains a blend of black oat, provitamin A, and linoleic acid. This is used before you’d use any serum or moisturizer to add an extra layer of deep moisture.

PIxi Skintreats Moisturizing Cleansing Cloths

PIxi Skintreats Moisturizing Cleansing Cloths

Pixi likes making things easy for us so they created their own version of towelettes. MOISTURIZING CLEANSING CLOTHS ($10) aren’t your typical facial wipes. These are more for moisture and refreshing your skin than they are to cleanse it of cosmetics. Your gym bag cries out for these. The fun thing is that these are grape scented so you’ll feel like a kid again. They too have skin loving oils and extracts including Aloe Vera & Camelia Oil.

Pixi Skintreats Nourishing Lip Polish

Pixi Skintreats Nourishing Lip Polish

I’m not done!! Another Skintreat is Pixi’s Nourishing Lip Polish ($12) which I’ve been using since March (you’d win a brand new one). It’s a lip exfoliator with a massage applicator. It feels and tastes like a sugar scrub. While the taste leaves, the soothing shea butter and oils last making this very moisturizing and long lasting. I like to apply it just before bed. It smoothes lips with shea butter & a blend of sweet almond, apricot, and evening primrose oils.

Now that you’ve learned about 6 different PIXI SKINTREATS it’s time to win 2 of them. We’ll have 3 winners of two items each so make your list to enter the giveaway. You can’t go wrong with products as wonderful and nicely priced as Pixi.  —  Marcia

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION: This is a giveaway for US/Canada subscribers. To enter our giveaways we require that you subscribe by email and that you make a comment on the giveaway post. The rest of the entries are optional but of course give you a much better chance at winning. The Pixi giveaways is open through August 30th at 11:59 pm ET. If comments close early then email your comment to [email protected] with the subject being PIXI. After that you can click ‘I commented’ and continue on. The comment is to make a list of these 6 items in the order you’d like to win. Hopefully you’ll be one of the 3 lucky winners for your choices.

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The latest Influenster VoxBox – Sunshine! #SunshineVoxBox

If you are a social being and spend your time online with Facebook, Twitter or Instagram or any of the social media sites then you want to know more about INFLUENSTER. This is a free box that’s always different. I’ve gotten the Influenster Vox Box a few times to share with you while others have gotten surprise packages with a yet to be introduced product, luxury products like YSL and specific brand boxes like Maybelline or Neutrogena. You don’t have to have a blog to be an Influenster but I’m sure it helps since they are looking to spread the word about new products and experiences.

Influenster Vox Box

Influenster Vox Box

Before I got the box I had no clue what I’d find inside. Luckily I love surprises (the right kind of surprises) so I knew that I’d be in for some fun.

SinfulColors. Blue Diamond Almonds, Infusium 23, Dickinson Cleansing Cloths, Vaseline Spray Moisturizer

SinfulColors. Blue Diamond Almonds, Infusium 23, Dickinson Cleansing Cloths, Vaseline Spray Moisturizer

VASELINE INTENSIVE CARE SPRAY MOISTURIZER ($6.49) was the item that was the most obvious and one I’ve been very curious about so this was a thrill. I’ve read a lot of reviews about this non-greasy spray that helps to moisturize your body and was happy to give this a whirl. What’s so great about this is that I can get my back. I never have a chance to moisturize my back and really never gave it much thought before. But I do now. This is fast and easy to use, I just spray in a circular motion and it reaches all over. It absorbs quickly and dries fast too. If you can reach to rub it on that’s the best way to get it to absorb. This contains aloe and micro droplets of Vaseline.



INFUSIUM23 MOISTURE REPLENISHER ($6.99) is a leave in treatment. It’s extremely moisturizing with ingredients like Avocado Oil and Olive Oil. You don’t need much at all. As a matter of fact my advice with anything you apply to your hair is to start small as you can always add more if you want. This was created to help with frizz and lack of shine. The fragrance is a little perfumey at first but it does dissipate along the way.



DICKINSON’S ORIGINAL WITCH HAZEL REFRESHINGLY CLEAN CLEANSING CLOTHS ($6.99) – what a mouthful. But these cleansing cloths are surprisingly nice. They are both soap and fragrance free to my delight. They are great for removing the oils from the day as well as makeup but they are not recommended for eyes. There are 25 cleansing cloths in the package which is a good size. The top peels back and then seals pretty well to keep the other cloths damp. The wipes contain aloe and botanicals so even though they are fragrance free there is a slight natural smell to them. I go through a lot of cleansing cloths when I’m swatching for the blog so it’s nice to have gentle ones that don’t dry me out.



SINFULCOLORS nail polish in REAL TEAL ($1.99) is one of my favorites in this box. I’m a huge fan of SinfulColors polishes because they last and last on me. I’ve been wearing different shades of theirs for the last few weeks actually. Real Teal is one of their Silk polishes. It’s a metallic teal that’s beautiful. A perfect summer shade.



Now to the good stuff – just ask my husband. Inside the box was a package of BLUE DIAMOND ALMONDS in BOLD SIRACHI FLAVOR ($1.59). Since I don’t do hot stuff I knew someone who did and he was very happy to be the one to finally get something from one of my many packages. This is the perfect size too for a snack (better have water nearby!). Almonds are good protein and I’d be happy to have these without the Siracha.



INFLUENSTER SUNSHINE VOXBOX even sent coupons and I can’t wait to take one of these to the store. It’s for a free 4.7 oz bag of BARK THINS ($4.99). If you’ve never had barkTHINS you don’t know what you are missing. It’s a twist on a traditional chocolate bark. They have different ingredients added to them like pretzels, pumpkin seeds, whole blueberries or toasted quinoa. We’ve bought these several times in the big Costco size bag so now I want to get a flavor we haven’t tried yet. In addition to the barkTHINS I received several coupons for $3.00 any Dickinson’s Original Witch Hazel Product.

Sunshine VoxBox coupons for barkTHINS and Dickinson's

Sunshine VoxBox coupons for barkTHINS and Dickinson’s

Have you applied to Influenster yet? If not, now’s the time. I’m sure that you would enjoy getting a package of products in the mail just because you are a social being. — Marcia







#Influenster  #InfluensterVoxbox  #SunshineVoxbox

*while I received this from Influenster, it was not required that I write about it but sharing is what an Influenster does

The buzz on Burt’s Bees Natural Skin Care

Burts Bees Sheer Body Lotion and Exfoliating Facial Cleansing Towelette
Burt’s Bees
is a comfy, down home natural skin care line with some great products at wonderful prices. They recently sent a few products to test, and two standouts are the Cucumber and Aloe Sheer Body Lotion ($10) and the Peach and Willow Bark Exfoliating Facial Cleansing Towelettes ($6).

Burts Bees Sheer Body Lotion

When the weather gets warmer, I tend to stay away from body lotion. It just feels heavy and sticky, and I want sheer and light. The Cucumber and Aloe Sheer Body Lotion gives the hydration I love from body lotion, but it doesn’t give me wet, greasy skin. This magical lotion sprays on and smooths into skin so quickly it amazes me every time. The cucumber scent is light, fresh, and clean. The aloe makes it a great lotion after spending too much time in the sun, too. The Sheer Body Lotion also comes in two other scents – Violet & Mango and Clementine & Calla Lilly. I love the formula so I am definitely going to be checking out the other scents as well.

Burts Bees Exfoliating Facial Cleansing Towelettes

I am a huge fan of facial cleansing cloths in the summer. I always have some in my beach bag and when it’s hot out nothing refreshes as wonderfully as facial cloths. The Peach and Willow Bark Exfoliating Facial Cleansing Towelettes not only wipe away sweat, dirt, and makeup, they also gently exfoliate and lift away dead skin cells. Even though they exfoliate, the cleansing cloths aren’t rough, so if no worries if you have sensitive skin.  They smell like fresh peaches and are truly refreshing.


Burt Shavitz may have started his company with beeswax from his beehives, but now there are a myriad of skin care products made with the same simple philosophy of products made with the best nature has to offer. Take a closer look at this line next time you are at the store and I definitely recommend putting the Sheer Body Lotion and the Exfoliating Facial Cleansing Towelettes into your shopping basket!  – Lisa

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