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Let’s not lie, shaving is such a ball ache, isn’t it? I find the whole process really dull and boring, not to mention time consuming. After you’ve spent a good half hour de-fuzzing yourself, you’re silky smooth, but only for a day or two. Then we’re at it again. As a woman who has excessive hair growth, I feel the need to shave frequently, but I always end up with a rash. After looking into ways of preventing razor burn (what causes the rash) I stumbled across friction free shaving.
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Here is the final part of my #Pixipretties review. Last but not least the Pixi beauty X Dulce Candy collaboration. Dulce created a 9 shade lip palette and a multi use brightening and highlighting palette. Both look absolutely beautiful in pan and have universal shades included everyone. Shall we dive straight into the products and swatches?
Café con Dulce
At first glace, I assumed this was an eye shadow palette but after reading up on the product, it can be used for many thing. The concept behind this palette was to help brighten and accentuate your beauty. Dulce created her ideal “go-to” palette for highlighting, cheeks and eyes. With a cream to dry formula, these shades feel so soft and buttery to touch. Really really easy to blend and have blinding pigment. Used with a super light hand you can sweep the colour across your cheeks for an everyday subtle glow or dampen a brush for intense pigmentation. I love that there’s a good veration of shades to choose from. Anyone can use this palette regardless of their skin tone which is something that beauty community needs more of. Pictured below are one swipe finger swatches.
Brillante, Dulce, Caramelo
The first row of shades are perfect for pale skin tones, and all have a golden hue to them. I’ve used these a few times and they look really pretty on the skin.
Piruli, Pan Dulce, Estrella
3 gorgeous pink shades that can be used as a subtle blush or compliments rosy skin tones as a highlight.
Bon-Bon, Tamarindo, Morenita
For me, these shades are too deep to use as highlighter but they double up as the most beautiful shimmer eye shadow.
Pixi beauty X Dulce Candy – Café con Dulce palette final thoughts?
In terms of palettes, this isn’t anything I haven’t seen before. However, I do love the quality of the shades, their lasting power and how versatile they are. The palette is slim and lightweight which means it’s perfect for travel and I think I’ve found my new favourite highlighter (Dulce.) It’s great that the shades can be used on the skin, cheeks and eyes, this palette will appeal to a lot of people. It’s a little expensive at £28 but when you break it down, it works out about £3 a colour, that’s a pretty good deal.
Dulce lip candy palette.
When it comes to lip products, I usually prefer them in stick or liquid lip form. For professional makeup artists though, this is such a staple to have in your collection. The whole colour story screams spring time to me. With 9 large pan lip colours, there’s a good choice but I wish they weren’t all pinks. I’m more of a nude lip kinda girl so I’m not sure how much use I will get from this but anyone who loves a pink lip will adore this palette. There’s a good mix of bold, subtle and muted pink shades which was something I did like about the palette. I gave a few a try and they applied fine with a lip brush. Didn’t look patchy or streaky. The felt comfortable to wear, with no drying or cracking throughout the day. Apparently the palette is formulated with minerals and anti-oxidents which is probably why they feel velvety soft and nourishing. The palette can be used for blush too which is a great touch.
Pixi beauty X Dulce Candy – Lip candy palette final thoughts?
As far as lip shades goes, pink isn’t my first choice, but I’m not mad at this palette. As you can see from the above swatches, the colour is solid and full of pigmentation. I enjoyed how they felt on the lips and I think the colour range reflects Dulce’s bright and vibrant personality. I wouldn’t reach for this everyday, but if I was feeling adventurous then I’d have a play around. For £28 it’s at an okay price point. I just wish there was a nude version with the same formula.
If you’re interested in getting one of these palette’s yourself, click here for the Pixi pretties page.
That concludes my #Pixipretties reviews. You can catch up on the Chloe Morello collection here or have a peek at my review on Weylie Hoangs dimensional eye kit here. I hope you’ve loved these reviews as much as I’ve loved doing them.
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Here’s part two of my Pixi Pretties review (you can catch up on the Chloe Morello collection here.) This time, I’m reviewing the Pixi beauty X Weylie Hoang “Dimensional eye creator” set. The set includes an eye shadow palette with 6 shades and a double sided eye liner. The collection was created to be the everyday essentials to for a perfect everyday eye look. Let’s take a peek at the Pixi beauty X Weylie Hoang collection then shall we.
Dimensional eye palette
The shade range in this palette is gorgeous. A mix of 3 shimmers and 3 mattes are all you need to create a soft everyday glam look, or really add some sparkle to finish a look off. Adore that this palette can be played up or down and with only 6 colours, there’s a lot that can be done with it. The shades are all super pigmented, the shimmers are intense when used with a damp brush. They blend really nicely together and are soft and creamy to touch. I did notice if you pick up to much shimmer it bunches up a little so start soft and build up. This palette has been put to good use already and all the shades are super long lasting They stayed put and didn’t fade away after a few hours.
Palette swatches (one swipe)
Shades top to bottom
Itty Bitty, Gurl!, Potato, Sista, bomb, beautis
As you can see from the swatches, the colour pay off is rich in pigment and top quality. I really love the shimmer pink shade “Gurl” I don’t own anything like it and it looks really pretty on my lids. The palette is faultless in my opinion.
Double sided liner.
Love the concept of this liner. One side is a kohl pencil which is soft, creamy and pigmented. The pencil is great for tight lining and can be smoked out for a more dramatic look. The pencil can also create thin lines or be used on an angle for a thicker liner. The other side is a felt tip style liquid liner. These are my favourite types of liquid liners because you can be so precise and get right down in the lash line. The tip of the nib is really little so great for getting a sharp wing.
HOWEVER, when I swatched the felt tip side, it immediately starting bleeding into the fine lines of my hands and it looked really messy. I tried it on my eyes and it did pretty much the same thing, leaving a messy line across the lid. The liquid liner was quite hard to remove, so unless you’re super sharp at wing liners or have a lot of fine lines around your eyes then I’d give this a miss.
Overall, I liked the set. The palette is beautiful and the shade range is right up my street. It’s small and compact so I can pop it in my bag with me which is great. I love the quality of the shadows and I think Weylie done a super job with them. The pencil side of the liner is really good and I’m reaching for it a lot. The liquid side was a little disappointing though, I expected more. For £22 it’s a pretty good deal and it’s worth picking up for the palette alone. You can pick up yours here.
Question time: Have you tried any of the Pixi pretties products yet? What’s been your favourite collaboration?
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So, for those who don’t know, Pixi beauty has teamed up with 3 amazing influencers to create a new collection of products, named “Pixi pretties”. Each influenser has two products they’ve proudly plastered all over social media (and rightly so too) I was lucky enough to receive the most beautiful PR package ever. It containing ever product in the range. So, I thought why not give you guys the low down. I decided it would be easier to break the collection down into 3 separate posts so we can cover things in more detail. Let’s dive into the Pixi beauty X Chloe Morello.
Chloe Morello is a huge beauty influenser, with millions of followers globally. This collection has been talked about within the blogging community a lot! Her collection consists of a face palette and lip icing gloss, both stunning and suitable for a range of skin tones. [Read more…]
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After the success of period hacks post, I thought I’d bring you a little something extra to brighten up that time of the month. Pink parcel is a monthly subscription box, designed for us girls to keep us prepared and cheer us up. The box is packed with sanitary products and a few cheeky goodies to help you through! I was kindly gifted the March box to review and share with you guys. They’ve also given me a discount code for you to use to save 20% on your first pink parcel box. Thank me later.
The box comes beautifully packaged and is very discreet. Inside is divided into 4 different sections, a section for different times of day. Also included is a little leaflet about all the products in your box. I chose to have a selection of tampons and pads, because I like to use different products depending on my flow, and the level of protection I need. You can decided if you want both, or just one. That’s the beauty of pink parcel, its tailored to you.
“For now” a cute little pink pouch to take on the go with you. Big enough to store a good few sanitary products but small enough to fit in most bags. I take this everywhere with me now, just in case mother nature comes calling unexpectedly.
“For later” a bigger stash of products to use at home, or refill your pouch.
The “For night time” box has enough pads to last the nights during your period, keeping you comfortable and protected while you sleep.
“For you” A little box of goodness is included each month to perk up your mood. I adore this concept of the box. I think it’s what makes pink parcel stand out against the rest. Who doesn’t want a treat when they’re feeling bloated and sore?
Above is all the lovely goodies that I got in my “For you” box.
Healthy coconut snacks to keep my energy up. A tasty rose based tea to help with sweet cravings and elevate pains. Coffee based face scrub so my skin stays flake free when I need it most. A facial oil from Dr Botanicals that’s packed with goodness to help rejuvenate the dullest complexion. Refreshing face mist for on the go, and a gorgeous ruby red lip crayon from Jelly pong pong! Aren’t I lucky?
How do I get one?
Ordering your pink parcel is so quick and easy! Head over to the website and choose your preferred products. Fill out a form with all your details and wait for the postman to arrive with your box. There’s no contract and you can cancel at any time (but why would you wanna do that?) There’s a few payment plans to choose from that can save you some money if you subscribe , but monthly boxes start from £12.99 a month which is amazing, considering each box has over the value of £40 inside!
If you want a very generous 20% off your first box, enter code PP20 at check out and save that coin!
Overall, I absolutely love the concept of this box. There’s a great selection of products and essentials for your time of the month that will keep you covered. I think the price point is very affordable for the contents, and I’m excited for my next box to come. I’d 100% recommend this to anyone looking to treat themselves every once in a while, and at the same time getting a stash of lady products.
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Disclaimer: I was kindly sent this pink parcel for reviewing purposes. All opinions and photo’s are my own. I was not paid for this post.