Pantone Color of the Year for 2018 with Pixi Beauty and Caption Nail Polish Giveaway

Every year Pantone chooses a color of the year and for 2018 it’s the shade Ultra Violet. Over the next few months you’ll find dozens of variations and interpretations of Ultra Violet in beauty, fashion, and home accessories. Since I’ve started following this trend I’ve liked several but this is the first I can say I love. Purple is the color associated with regality and it’s a shade that invites invention. Some of the greats (Prince and David Bowie come to mind) are associated with the color purple and they are among the people who are artistic inventors.

Pixi Beauty and Caption Nail Polish have sent some products that are wonderful examples of the magic of violet and one Beauty Info Zone subscriber will win these.

Caption Nail Polish in Enough Already, Pixi Beauty Velvet Violet Silky Eye Pen, Pixi Beauty Amethyst Aura Mesmerizing Mineral Palette

It’s no surprise that Pixi by Petra is one of our favorite brands. Being able to buy their products at Target makes it another reason to love Target so much. If you can’t find what you are looking for at Target their website is so easy to shop on plus they have a VIP reward program to help you receive extras and discounts.

Pixi’s Mesmerizing Mineral Palettes are beautifully pigmented six shade palettes that have coordinating colors so everything you need is in the one handy palette. Most of the palettes are just $12 with Amethyst Aura on special for $6 right now. You can’t beat that.

Pixi Beauty Velvet Violet Silky Eye Pen and Amethyst Aura Mesmerizing Mineral Palette

These 6 coordinating shades are cruelty free. The shadows are either matte or satin finish.

To coordinate even further there’s Endless Silky Eye Pen in Velvet Violet. Pixi’s eyeliner pencils are the ones I recommend all the time. Not only do they have a terrific variety of shades but they glide on. I never have tugging with a Pixi pencil but the best thing is that they don’t sharpen away so that I’m left with nothing like many pencils do. Normally $12, right now Pixi has some (including Velvet Violet) on sale for $6. Time to stock up!

Pixi Beauty Velvet Violet Silky Eye Pen

Pixi Velvet Violet

I haven’t had a chance yet to share CAPTION nail polishes with you but I’m totally in love with them. There are an incredible amount of shades that I’m drooling over. I’m currently wearing one that’s a silvery lavender, Way Above Average, that is stunning. In the nail salon and out & about I’ve had so many compliments on it. I think my nail tech is going to steal it from me if I bring it back!

Caption Way Above Average

Enough Already is a perfect cream polish for Ultra Violet. While I haven’t worn it I know the quality of these polishes and how long lasting they are for me.

Caption Nail Polish, Enough Already

Caption Enough Already nail polish

I’m very impressed with Caption polishes and intend to buy several more. At $9.95 they don’t break the bank either.

Now that you see these beautiful Ultra Violet picks from two fab brands you can enter our giveaway to try to win these. You’ll receive Caption polish in Enough Already, Pixi Amethyst Aura polish and Pixi Velvet Violet Endless Silky Eye Pen. What better way to start the year than with the color of the year?  —  Marcia

The giveaway ends on 1/8/18 at 11:59 pm EST. Open to US and Canada. You MUST subscribe and you must leave a comment. If you don’t you are out of luck.

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Caption polishes are also available at Dermstore

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Lustrous Lips with Pixi by Petra: Mattelustre Lipsticks and Shea Butter Lip Balm

If you want some color and some slip on your lips but you aren’t really into fully rocking a major bold shade all the time, I highly urge you to check out Pixi by Petra.  I love, love, love her lippies. They are subtle but have just enough pigment to make an impact. They are buildable so you can get drama if that’s your thing, but if you are more into keeping things soft and natural, you can have that no problem. I honestly think my Pixi lippies are my favorites of all time. Here are a few you really should check out.

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Left to right: Rose Naturale, Peach Blossom, Bitten Rose

If you want a traditional lipstick, be sure to try the Pixi by Petra Mattelustre Lipsticks ($12).  Pixi’s Mattelustre Lipsticks are lip plumpers that go on soft and build nicely for more drama and more vivid color. The matte colors are awesome – not so matte that lips looks flat and small and every tiny peel or flake looks massive. It has some shine so lips look luscious and beautiful. I think that’s because the ingredients include peptides and hyaluronic acid to keep sensitive lip skin hydrated and to increase collagen production. If you want a completely matte look just blot with fingers and the finish turns totally matte.

It’s not often you can find a matte lipstick that feels like a lip balm, but here you go! There are eleven shades available, ranging from Honey Bare to Plum Berry. The tubes themselves are Pixi green but the outer packaging is a covering of a bright fuchsia color to keep the lipsticks sealed. They are a chunky tube but the lipstick itself is the normal size. These lovelies are Target exclusives.

Left to right: Peach Blossom, Bitten Rose, Rose Naturale

Peach Blossom and Bitten Rose are for those of you who look better in warmer shades, while Rose Naturale is an excellent neutral nude shade. I was just gifted a $50 Target gift card from a student and I plan to pick up Petal Pink when I go in next time. Pixi’s Mattelustre Lipsticks are some of the few matte lipsticks I purchase regularly.

Pixi by Petra Shea Butter Lip Balm left to right: Natural Rose, Sweet Peach, Ripe Raspberry

Now, if you are more into lip balms and want a fabulous slip with a tint of color, then the Shea Butter Lip Balms ($8) are right up your alley.  I can’t even begin to tell you how much I love these fantastic tubes of sunshine!!

I am a bit of a lip balm addict…right now I am counting six lip balms sitting next to my computer and believe me I use them all. I can’t stand the feeling of dry lips so I am constantly putting some ‘slip’ on them. Pixi Beauty Shea Butter Lip Balms come in clear and six different tints. The major ingredients are shea butter, which is a wonderful moisturizer that also heals skin, and Vitamin E, a powerhouse antioxidant that protects the skin. This lip balm glides on easily and has a marvelous slip that makes my lips feel terrific.

Ripe Raspberry Lip Balm

The Ripe Raspberry Lip Balm was such a surprise to me…typically tinted lip balms are very, very sheer, but this one give an excellent dose of color along with the great slip and moisture. It gives lips a beautiful raspberry stain without gloss, but it still feels as moist and slick as a regular lip gloss. I love it.

Pixi by Petra Shea Butter Lip Balm top to bottom: Natural Rose, Sweet Peach, Ripe Raspberry

Swatched above are Natural Rose, a pinky nude; Sweet Peach, a light peach; and Ripe Raspberry.  Other shades available include Pixi Pink, Scarlet Sorbet, and Honey Nectar. Guess what? I want every single one of them! If you love lip balms, this is a collection that needs to be on your radar. You can find them at Target or online at Pixi Beauty. – Lisa

MatteLustre Lipstick Ingredients:  Isononyl Isononanoate, Octyldodecanol, Synthetic Wax, Glyceryl Hydrogenated Rosinate, Bis-Behenyl/Isostearyl/Phytosteryl/Dimer Dilinoleyl Dimer Dilinoleate, Silica, Isodecyl Neopentanoate, Shorea Robusta Resin, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Wax, Stearyl Dimethicone, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Caprylyl Glycol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Benzophenone-3, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Water/Aqua, Butylene Glycol, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tribehenin, Hexylene Glycol, Ceramide NG, PEG-10 Phytosterol, Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-12. [+/-Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Red 33 Lake (CI 17200), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140)]. 3.6 g / 0.13 oz

Shea Butter Lip Balms Ingredients:  Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Polybutene, Ozokerite, Octyldodecanol, Beeswax, Trihydroxystearin, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Phenoxyethanol, Vanillin. [+/- Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77492, CI 77491, CI 77499), Red 6 (CI 15850), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Red 30 Lake (CI 73360), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850)].

Pixi Pixi Pixi, what summer wonders have you brought?

While the PIXI BEAUTY products I have to share today are wonderful in other seasons, they totally project summer. And we are far from done with this season. Pixi by Petra is always right on with their products and these are some extremely fun items.

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Pixi Sheer Cheek Gel Stains

I admit I’m a fool for the 3 Sheer Cheek Gels that Pixi has created. I love cream blush but it’s not always convenient in hot or steamy weather. Instead using these Cheek Stains makes summer life a whole lot easier.

Pixi Sheer Cheek Gel Stains

There are 3 Cheek Gels available ($14) and I think you’re going to want them all.

Pixi Sheer Cheek Gel Stain in Natural

Natural is probably the easiest to wear, it’s a neutral that blends with ease making you look refreshed but not made up.

Pixi Sheer Cheek Gel Stain in Rosy

Rosy is a beautiful rosy stain. It’s my favorite, enough of a favorite that I even used one up completely. I apply this with my finger and at first it looks like it’s going to really stain both my finger and cheeks but it blends into a happy pink that looks like you’ve been out and about and feeling your best.

Flushed Pixi Sheer Cheek Gel Stain

Flushed is scary dark in the tube. It’s the one that I think most people will be surprised by since it looks sort of goth. But once applied and blended you’ll be surprised by the the ease of the plum stain.

Rosy Sheer Cheek Gel Stain

Things to know about these Sheer Cheek Gels: like all Pixi products they are cruelty free. These are also oil free, fragrance free and hypoallergenic. You can build these up if you want but I’d definitely start with just a little bit and blend before deciding how deep to go. They are travel friendly and need no tools. Plus you can use them as a stain on your lips. You are going to love them!

Pixi is available at Target stores and online as well as Pixi’s website. Thanks to Pixi for making sure summer is filled with summer beauty.  —  Marcia

Summer Makeup Essentials with Pixi

Pixi Beauty and Pixi Skintreats Summer Essentials

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Welcome to August aka the dog days of summer. While I love my dog I have to say that August days can be a drag. We aren’t as excited about summer as before and the heat can get to us. We still want to look great but we don’t necessarily want or need to spend a long time on looking great. PIXI by Petra has chosen 4 products that they think are perfect for summer and helping you get a carefree look that’s fuss free.

Pixi Skintreats Makeup Fixing Mist

Pixi’s Makeup Fixing Mist is going to be the number one product that you’ll need this summer and into the fall. It’s a makeup setting mist that not only helps your cosmetics last longer but it’s a refreshing pick me up at any time that you feel you are drooping.

Pixi Skintreats Makeup Fixing Mist

This rose water and green tea infused formula comforts, protects and balances skin for a fresh face. You can spray it on your face or do what I do – spray it onto a big fluffy brush to set makeup to make it last longer. It’s very hydrating. I’m not someone that likes fragrance in products and this does contain fragrance but with the fluffy brush I notice it a lot less than if I spray it on. It’s terrific for cooling you down no matter the situation.

Pixi Skintreats Nourishing Lip Polish

One of my favorite Pixi Skintreat items is Nourishing Lip Polish. This is an exfoliating scrub that contains apricot & grapefruit oils. I need this all year long. First I’m a lip biter so I need to smooth out my lips because of that and second I get horribly chapped lips in winter and need to exfoliate even before a lip balm.

Pixi Skintreats Nourishing Lip Polish

It’s so easy that a mirror isn’t needed. This is a great protector for your lips that has a nutrient-rich formula smoothes lips with shea butter & a blend of sweet almond, apricot, and evening primrose oils. The exfoliating tip will massage your lips so they’ll look plumper.

Pixi Skintreats Nourishing Lip Polish tip

Now onto Pixi Beauty and more products that are truly wonderful. Pixi Beauty has 5 MultiBalms that are 2-in-1 products for your cheeks and lips. As a dyed-in-the-wool cream blush lover these are right up my alley.

Pixi by Petra MultiBalm for Cheek & Lips

These make summer so easy since you can use it and look twice as nice. It’s a creamy product that’s not tacky, has no fragrance, and is infused with aloe vera, shea butter, and rose hip oil to protect.

Pixi by Petra MultiBalm for Cheek & Lips

There are 5 shades so there’s something for everyone. Pixi believes that Baby Petal is the easiest and most universal but I love them all.

Pixi by Petra MultiBalm for Cheek & Lips

Pixi MultiBalms: Bare Petal, Sheer Sculpt, Soft Strawberry, Watermelon Veil, Wild Rose (brighter light)

At just $12 these are wonderful to have in a variety of colors.

One last product to add to your summer essentials list: Pixi by Petra Quick Fix Powder. This makes apply powder so easy, you don’t need any tools since it’s all in the container.

Pixi by Petra Quick Fix Powder

This translucent powder can be a setting powder or can be used on its own to give your skin an airbrushed look. Most powders are messy but not Quick Fix. The container holds it in and you use the puff to get the powder to release. When done, just close it up and you’ll have no spillage.

Pixi by Petra Quick Fix Powder

4 summer essentials from Pixi are really only the beginning of all that Pixi has to offer. But they are certainly ones you won’t want to be without. Pixi is affordable beauty. Be sure you sign up for their emails since they always have specials to help you get more for your money. And the fun of shopping at Target is only enhanced when you check out Pixi there. Do you have a favorite Pixi product?  —  Marcia

 

 

Pixi says “Hello Rose!”, we say “hello beauty”

Pixi by Petra Hello Rose!

Pixi by Petra Hello Rose!

As the weather yoyos through winter and spring it’s time to bring some spring to your step and Pixi is the one to do just that. They’ve introduced a new set that brings subtle rose shades into your life for a radiance you won’t want to be without.

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Pixi Hello Roses

Pixi Hello Roses

Pixi Beauty has delightfully come out with two new sets to keep us Pixiholics happy. I was sent Hello Roses!, the pink set for those of us who love cool tones, and there’s also Hello Glow! in case you prefer peach shades. I promise you can’t go wrong.

Hello Rose!

Hello Rose!

Glow Booster in PinkPearl – sheer pearly pink, Beauty Blush Duo in Rose Gold – Sheer pink sheen, white gold highlight, and LipLift Max in Sheer Rose

Hello Glow!

Hello Glow!

Glow Booster in PeachGold, Beauty Blush Duo in Peach Honey, and LipLift Max in Honey Sheen

Inside the box you’ll find three products that help complete a beautiful look. A blush duo, glow booster, and LipLift Max for just $22.

Pixi Beauty Blush Duo in Rose Gold

Pixi Beauty Blush Duo in Rose Gold

Pixi Beauty Blush Duo in Rose Gold brought out the first big smile upon unboxing this. Two silky blushes that apply like silk. Blush and highlight together cuts down on clutter. These shades are very subtle though you can build them up. My swatches are barely seen in the picture but the duo looks lovely when on my face. No shimmer is allowed even on the highlighter side. Instead it reflects light creating a subtle glow.

Blush Duo from Hello Rose!

Blush Duo from Hello Rose!

(The blush duo is available separately for $18 and includes a brush.)

Pixi Glow Booster in Pink Pearl

Pixi Glow Booster in Pink Pearl

What isn’t available anywhere except in this kit is the Glow Booster. This beautiful PinkPearl cream adds a delightful radiance that is particularly flattering on my cool toned skin. It can be applied under your makeup, mixed in with foundation, or applied just where you want to bring some attention. I l.o.v.e. that it’s not fragranced and I love the subtle iridescence of it. My favorite ways to use this is either right on my cheeks prior to apply blush or just above my cheekbones to bring just a touch of gleam.

Pixi Glow Booster in Pink Pearl bottom, Sheer Rose Liplift Max top

Pixi Glow Booster in Pink Pearl bottom, Sheer Rose Liplift Max top

Last is Pixi’s LipLift Max ($14 separately) in Sheer Rose. LipLift Max is available in three shades and I’m always using the clear Petal Ice. Now I have Sheer Rose to add color to my lips alone or over lipstick.

LipLift Max in Sheer Rose

LipLift Max in Sheer Rose

Volume-maximizing lip treatment with a cooling sensation and glossy finish. Peptides hydrate, firm and plump. Added aloe heals, jojoba moisturizes and chamomile soothes. Fresh mint flavor.

Sheer Rose has a brown undertone to it and works perfectly with the blush duo and glow booster.

Pixi LipLift Max in Sheer Rose

Pixi LipLift Max in Sheer Rose

Pixi LipLift Max in Sheer Rose

Pixi LipLift Max in Sheer Rose

I notice a little tingle when I first apply this but nothing that bothers me. The tingle brings me some plumping which I’m always up for!

Pixi by Petra Hello Roses!

Pixi by Petra Hello Roses!

Like all Pixi products these are cruelty free and reasonably priced. Pixi doesn’t bombard us with new items so it’s very exciting when they do bring out some of the beauty line. I’m always enticed by Pixi and love that I can order it online at their website, target.com or go to a Target store to find something special.  —  Marcia

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Pixi’s Perfect for under the tree, in your stocking, and looking pretty

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PIXI BEAUTY has something for everyone no matter what time of year it is. I was sent several of their holiday specials along with pretty Pixi products that work perfectly for a party look. The best news is that it’s not too late to order from Pixibeauty.com and there’s time to go to Target to find some Pixi. It’s a winning situation.

PALETTE ROSETTE will make you one popular person if you gift this. But make sure you buy one for yourself.

Pixi by Petra Palette Rosette

Pixi by Petra Palette Rosette

This face palette has it all. 11 shades for eyes and 3 for face. Every shade is beautiful and will help you look radiant.

Pixi Rosette Palette cheeks

Pixi Rosette Palette cheeks

For your cheeks you’ll find a subtle pink all over Glow that rivals the more expensive ones I bought from other brands. There’s a rosy cheek Blush that seems universal to me. Last is the enhancing Contour that can be used a bronzer or contour shade. But that’s not all …

Pixi Rosette Palette eyes

Pixi Rosette Palette eyes

For your eyes are 3 different highlight shades: peach, cream and white. I’ve used the peach on my lid too but Pixi also made sure that there were 2 lid shades, one for day and one for night. I don’t necessarily believe in rules so I give you permission to use these interchangeably. There are 3 eye contour shades in the brown family. There’s a dark brown matte and two satin shades that are tones of taupe (forget my very dark picture). Last they didn’t forget eyebrows since there are 3 shades for that. I love Pixi’s eyebrow powders and I like to mix shades so this is perfectamundo IMO.

Pixi by Petra Fairy Dust Favorites and Endless Silky Eye Pen

Pixi by Petra Fairy Dust Favorites and Endless Silky Eye Pen

FAIRY DUST FAVORITES contains 5 of Pixi’s favorite loose pigment shades. I used to live for pigments but I had pretty much stopped until I discovered Pixi’s. These don’t get all over. I’m not a glittery mess with these. Of course I use an eyeshadow primer but I always have – these just love eyes. They are a satin finish.

Pixi Fairy Dust Favorites

Pixi Fairy Dust Favorites

This is a bargain at only $12 for these 5. I have Metallic Warmth and there’s also a Matte Classic.

Metallic Warmth Fairy Dust Favorites

Metallic Warmth Fairy Dust Favorites

The shades are Sheer Peach Glow, Sunkissed Amber, Ruby Sheen, True Bronze, and Black Pearl. Just picture Ruby Sheen in the center of your lips to add dimension! Ooh la la.

ENDLESS SILKY PENS have won beauty awards galore since they are the right price, the right colors, and they glide on your eyes like no other. pixi-endless-silky-eye-pen

Opal Overcoat is the shade sent for the holidays. On me it has a very gold cast but it’s not garish, it’s just brightening.

Pixi Endless Silky Pen in Opal Overcoat

Pixi Endless Silky Pen in Opal Overcoat

Pixi Endless Silky Pen in Opal Overcoat

Pixi Endless Silky Pen in Opal Overcoat

We can not forget lips! Pixi has an amazing formula in their Mattelustre lipsticks. They fit in with the trend of matte but with a lustre that makes the lipstick comfortable and not drying. There are 11 shades of Mattelustre Lipsticks but there should be no surprise that Classic Red is the featured shade. Classic Red is a cool blue red, a very merry shade.

Pixi Mattelustre Lipstick in Classic Red

Pixi Mattelustre Lipstick in Classic Red

Classic Red

Classic Red

So what’s your pleasure? Face, eyes, lips? Whatever you choose it’s going to become a favorite. Whoever might receive these will be thrilled and you’ll become their favorite gift giver. Christmas is going to be a lot more merry with Pixi.  —  Marcia

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Pixi Skintreats and beauty giveaway

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With Pixi by Petra on my mind and face this season I figured it was time for it to grace one of your faces. This US only giveaway will bring someone three treats:

The always popular PIXI SKINTREATS GLOW TONIC. This exfoliating toner is a must have. It contains 5% glycolic acid, Aloe Vera, and Ginseng.

Pixi Skintreats Glow Tonic

Pixi Skintreats Glow Tonic

ROSE OIL BLEND is a newer product and is one of the most popular face oils around. It contains Rose & Pomegranate Oils, Vitamin E and Rose Geranium Oil. All of these will tone, balance, and help preserve a youthful visage.

Pixi Skintreats Rose Oil Blend

Pixi Skintreats Rose Oil Blend

PIXI by Petra MULTIBALM in Sheer Sculpt. MultiBalms can be used on both lips and cheeks. The formula is a creme to powder and is infused with aloe vera, shea butter and rose hip oil so the skincare benefits are in this too.

Pixi MultiBalm in Sheer Sculpt

Pixi MultiBalm in Sheer Sculpt

Pixi Multibalm Sheer Sculpt

Pixi Multibalm Sheer Sculpt

Sheer Sculpt can be used for contouring or as a warm blush as well as on your lips.

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION: You must be an email subscriber to Beauty Info Zone and you must leave a comment. All other Rafflecopter entries are optional but the more you do, the more chances you get to win. The giveaway is US only because of the liquids and is open through 12/26/16 at 11:59 pm EST. If comments close early just email me your comment at [email protected] and label it Pixi. To find the comment box look towards the bottom where it says SPEAK YOUR MIND. Your entries are checked so remember that Santa is watching!

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