Showing posts with label Pixi Beauty. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Pixi Beauty. Show all posts

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

2018 Beauty Survival Guide For Coachella and the Music Festival Season



Kicking off in just a few days, on Friday April 13, is the 2018 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. And that means that the music festival season is finally upon us. The music festivals of today are not your mother’s “Woodstock”. Far from it in fact! Coachella is a place to see and be seen, just as much as it is a music and arts event. This is true of a lot of the major music events you’ll be attending this spring and summer. You just never know who you’re gonna run into (Trust Us On This One!) and you want to look picture perfect. Read on to find out what you do (and don’t) need to look festival festive!



Let’s start with a quick rundown of your wardrobe. Um … you’re going to be outdoors all day … and night. Not to mention that temperatures in Indio will be in the 90s. Dress in light, breathable fabrics. But, don’t forget something a little warmer for the evening because the temps can go down into the 40s at night. To get a better idea of the temp and terrain check out TME Picks: Michael Stars Faded Shade Floppy Hat ($42); Free People Braeburn Ankle Boots ($168); Westward Leaning CONCORDE 10 Sunglasses ($205); Forever 21 Hooded Denim Jacket ($32.90).



As for your beauty products, this is a place to keep it simple. We actually read a perfume suggestion for Coachella and just about died laughing. You all know we love our fragrances and we love our Fragrance Of The Month series, but anyone who’s been to a warm weather outdoor festival knows that fragrances are a lovely way to attract insects and piss off other festival-goers. However, deodorant is a must. TME Pick: Secret Outlast ($5.99). And speaking of those bugs check out Eco-Armour Outdoor Botanical Insect Repellent & Moisturizer ($12.50). Eco-Amour is a TME Favorite for a million reasons, but the double-duty Outdoor is a must-have for Coachella and all summer long!



To begin your music fest beauty regimen, first and foremost are sunscreen and beauty products that contain sunscreen. For all over protection our pick is Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Spray Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ For Face & Body ($36). Next up is BB Cream or Tinted Moisturizer. TME Pick: NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 ($43 - available in 11 shades and travel size) is an oil-free formula that provides buildable coverage with the sun protection you need.

Mascara … if you must. We all have our favorite brands for everyday, but there is only one mascara that we’d wear (if we were going to bother) at Coachella. Benefit Cosmetics They're Real! Lengthening Mascara ($24) because it will not budge until you take it off. This isn’t our favorite type of mascara for everyday, but again, if you have to wear mascara this is the one to go with.

Just as we would probably skip the mascara, we would NEVER skip the lip balm. Tinted lip balm is a must to keep your pout pretty. TME Pick: Neutrogena Revitalizing Lip Balm SPF 20 ($8.99) is available in six shades and will keep your lips from getting sunburned and chapped, while giving them a tint of color.



Throughout the day (and night) you’re going to want to freshen up. Pixi Glow Mist ($15) is really soothing and nourishing anytime you feel like hydrating your skin. Also, an absolute must-have is a pack of cleansing cloths like La Fresh Travel Lite Makeup Remover Wipes ($19.99). As for your hair, we recommended that cool Michael Stars hat for a reason, but you may also want to opt for dry shampoo. TME Pick: Klorane's Dry Shampoo ($19.50). 

Lastly, you need something to put all of your stuff in. TME Pick: Nasty Gal x Nila Anthony Nothin' to Hide Backpack ($40). Did we say lastly? Oops. Okay, we covered beauty survival. But, you need to remember that while you’re having a great time (and looking good doing so) be smart and stay safe! See ya’ out there. XO Team TME


Saturday, April 1, 2017

April Fool’s Pixi Beauty Giveaway


In case you missed our announcement -- we’re doing one giveaway per week throughout April! Nope … this isn’t an April Fool’s Day prank! And to kick-off our month of giveaways we have 10 of our favorite products from Pixi by Petra! From Nourishing Lip Polish to Eye Zone Brightener one lucky beautynista or suavie will win over $125 USD worth of Pixi Beauty products! Read on to find out exactly what you can win and exactly how …

Pixi Nourishing Lip Polish ($12) is a multitasking lip exfoliator that treats, renews and perfects lips for a super-smooth finish. This has been a serious lip saver all winter long. Of course after you have your lips polished, you’ll need something to perk up your pout. Pixi Tinted Brilliance Balm in Baby Bare ($14), Pixi Tinted Brilliance Balm Travel Mini in Unique Pink ($14), or Pixi Mattelustre Lipstick in Raspberry Blush ($12) can do just that!

What would a look be without brow gel? Unfinished! Pixi Endless Brow Gel Pen in Medium ($11) is a hybrid-formula brow gel pen that allows you to shade & shape in one step. After we finish our brows, more often then not we’re looking a little … uh … tired. So to brighten things up we turn to Pixi Eye Bright Liner ($12) and apply it to the lower water line for an instant eye opening effect. There are those days when we need even more help and for that it’s Pixi Eye Zone Brightener ($16). Eye Zone Brightener brightens and restores vibrancy in the very delicate (and often aggravating) under eye area.

Rounding out our giveaway are a few liners in the perfect shades! Pixi Endless Silky Eye Pen in SlateGrey and Pixi Endless Silky Eye Pen in BronzeBeam ($12 each) - They glide on like seamless silk, and in a single sweep motion create a flawless. Plus these eyeliners are waterproof, long-wear, no-smudge and no-budge! To complete this Pixi Beauty Haul … Pixi Lash Line Ink in Black Silk ($14) – it’s a classic hue and the applicator makes perfecting a winged line an absolute breeze.




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Our “April Fool’s Pixi Beauty Giveaway” ends on Thrusday, April 6, 2017 at 11:59 a.m. (ET). For complete terms and conditions, visit TME Giveaway Rules.



Friday, September 25, 2015

Pixi Beauty Picks Fall 2015


Anyone else notice that the weather has turned just slightly chillier? We’ve found that the weather rarely goes by our calendar, but it’s almost as if Fall 2015 rolled in as soon as the autumnal equinox did. Honestly, we’re not complaining. Each season brings it’s own unique bit of happiness and fall is one of our favorite seasons. Most especially when we see what brands are offering! For Fall 2015 Petra’s Pixi Picks are perfect and very on-trend.



Pixi Cat Eye Ink - Intense Black ($14) this highly pigmented, waterproof liquid liner features a slanted tip making it easy to create the perfect cat eye flick on any eye shape. The long lasting and fade-resistant formula has a non-feathered finish. 12 hours of intense color.



Mattelustre Lipstick ($12) in Pure Fuchsia and Plum Berry are the ultimate in multi-tasking lip enhancement, this demi-matte lipstick conditions, plumps and protects lips while giving long lasting, intense colour. Added peptides, hyaluronic acid, and vitamins C & E help to create fuller, smoother looking lips.



Endless Brow Gel Pen ($11 – available in three shades) this pen's unique gel texture makes it easy to fill in sparse areas & define, all while taming unruly brows. The waterproof formula glides on effortlessly and stays on endlessly, providing natural-looking enhancement. Contains conditioning panthenol and vitamins C & E.


Pixi Beauty does not test on animals nor do they have any other parties, such as suppliers, conduct any animal testing on their behalf. Pixi by Petra is available online at Pixi Beauty and at Target!

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Pixi Beauty Picks July 2015



Perusing through our posts, we noticed that we’ve fussed quite a bit about the weather. From snow in March to Humidgeddon … in March, and why should today be any different? Actually, there’s an upside to today’s weather. If you’re here in the Northeastern U.S. and you’ve missed a sauna, just step outside for a few! We, digress. Okay, on to Petra’s Pixi Picks for July 2015!



Starting with Pixi Beauty Tinted Brilliance Balm in Lucent Glow ($14) - Packed with lip-loving ingredients, this glossy gel balm protects and hydrates lips. After the balm wears off, lips are left tinted with a flattering, personalized hue created by the pH level of your lips! We received Tinted Brilliance Balm in a Mini, but couldn’t “where to buy” in the mini size. Major bummer, as the Mini is perfect to toss in your beach bag and also fits perfectly in an iCase.



Pixi Quick Fix Powder ($20) – We mentioned this last month and it is a must-have! This multi-functional loose powder can be used as a finishing powder to set your makeup, worn on bare skin to create a velvety no-makeup look, or for a quick touch up. Aside from Quick Fix Powder’s multi-function, we love the delivery method which is a jar topped with a sponge applicator making for precise application and a lid with a mirror!



Next up, Pixi Endless Silky Pen in Bronze Beam ($12) is waterproof and long-lasting. They glide on like seamless silk, and in a single sweep motion create a flawless, solid jewel-toned line. No retouching required all day - or night!



Rounding out Petra’s Pixi Picks For July 2015 is Pixi Eye Bright Liner ($12) - This waterproof precision inner rim liner is designed to brighten the eyes and make the eye whites look whiter … seriously necessary for those of us who make the weekend beach run and need to be in the office on Monday!

Pixi Beauty does not test on animals nor do they have any other parties, such as suppliers, conduct any animal testing on their behalf. Pixi by Petra is available online at Pixi Beauty and at Target!




Monday, June 1, 2015

Ready, Set Gorgeous Pixi Picks June 2015




June has arrived and the temperature feels more like August! This past weekend we hosted a party … humidity and all. Fortunately, we’d received Petra’s Pixi Picks for June and to our delight contained within was a serious makeup saver. Without further ado, let’s dive in to June’s Pixi Picks!



Starting with Pixi Beauty’s New Quick Fix Bronzer ($20), despite that we aren’t really into bronzer -- perhaps a deep seeded scar from “Jersey Shore” -- we forged ahead and found that Quick Fix Bronzer offers a sheer radiance. If you’re familiar with Pixi Beauty Quick Fix Powder then you understand the velvety feel of Pixi powders. Quick Fix Bronzer, just as with Quick Fix Powder, is travel-friendly with a built-in puff applicator and mirrored top.



Next up, Pixi Endless Silky Pen ($12) is waterproof and long-lasting. They glide on like seamless silk, and in a single sweep motion create a flawless, solid jewel-toned line. No retouching required all day - or night! Available in 12 amazing hues, for June it’s BlackNoir.



June’s Nail Color is an amazing juicy hue that makes us want to polish our paws and bag work for the beach! Coral Cantaloupe ($8) is a neon coral-peach with golden shimmer so perfect for summer that it may just become our signature hue for Summer 2015! As with all Pixi Beauty Nail Colour, they’re formulated for high definition, super smooth application with a chip-resistant finish and built-in UV protection to prevent polish discoloration, and are 3 Free: Toluene, Formaldehyde and DBP free.



Rounding out Petra’s Pixi Picks For June 2015 is the makeup saver that we referenced above -- Pixi by Petra Makeup Fixing Mist ($15). Team TME is fearless for our readers, and we do mean fearless. When you’re hosting a party, we don’t advise this to be the best time try something new. So, we did it for ya’!

Saturday brought us the kind of humid weather where as soon as you hop out of the shower, you feel like you need to get another one! Each member of Team TME has their own go to products for Humidgeddon, but we were determined to test out the efficacy of Pixi by Petra Makeup Fixing Mist. A huge bonus is the versatility of this product. Pixi by Petra Makeup Fixing Mist can be used under makeup as a primer, over makeup as a setting spray and throughout the day to refresh your makeup. Each of us opted to use the mist as a finishing spray and no touch-ups were needed! And another Pixi product goes into the TME Makeup Vault!!!!!

Pixi Beauty does not test on animals nor do they have any other parties, such as suppliers, conduct any animal testing on their behalf. Pixi by Petra is available online at Pixi Beauty and at Target!



Thursday, May 7, 2015

Pixi Picks For May 2015 and Pixi Beauty Giveaway




After a week of gorgeous spring weather, we’re finally embracing the fact that the long and wretched winter in behind us. Ah, to be able to wear our new spring digs. Life is good! And to think that just last month, we doubted that spring would ever arrive. Well, to celebrate the arrival of Spring 2015, we have Pixi Picks from our beloved beauty guru Petra Strand of Pixi Beauty for May 2015. This month, it’s all about the eyes.



Starting with the new Pixi Brow Powder Palette ($12) – This palette of six brow shades lets you blend and customize the perfect brow hue for you, offering you the perfect brow color to instantly frame your face. Brow shades range from blonde to soft black plus a nude highlighting shade and includes double-ended applicator for precise application. Define and highlight for an instant brow lift!



Next up, Endless Silky Eye Intensify Duo ($15 each) – The Blue Eye Intensify duo is a deep matte blue-grey to line and glowing opal-beige to brighten. The Brown Eye Intensify duo is a deep matte cocoa brown to line and glowing golden beige to brighten. Waterproof, super-long-wear, no-smudge, silky duo eye liners. Each duo is created to bring out either warm tones (Brown Eye Intensify - use if you have brown, green, or hazel eyes) or cool tones (Blue Eye Intensify - use if you have blue or grey eyes). Eyes instantly look brighter and lit-from-within!



Of course no look is complete sans a little nail lacquer. This month’s color is Sweet Strawberry ($8) the perfect spring-into-summer red! Formulated for high definition, super smooth application with a chip-resistant finish and built-in UV protection to prevent polish discoloration. 3 Free: Toluene, Formaldehyde and DBP free.



Ready for the giveaway? One (1) lucky TME reader will receive Pixi Picks May 2015 and TME Picks, which include: One (1) Pixi Brow Powder Palette, One (1) Pixi Blue Eye Intensify, One (1) Pixi Brown Eye Intensify, One (1) Pixi Nail Colour, One (1) Pixi H2O Skintint, One (1) Pixi Undercover Crayon, and One (1) Pixi Full Cover Foundation Brush! Valued at over $100.00!

To enter:
Email TMEGiveaway@gmail.com with the Subject Line: Pixi Beauty Giveaway!
Don’t forget to include your name and address!
The deadline to enter is Friday, May 15, 2015 at 11:59PM (ET) and for complete terms and conditions, visit TME’s Giveaway Page!

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Pixi Beauty products are available at the brand’s website and Target.



Thursday, March 5, 2015

Pixi Picks For Spring 2015



From where we’re sitting, there’s about 5 inches of snow on the ground and it’s still snowing! So, nothing could be more welcome than anything which gives up hope of spring! As optimistic as we are, even Team TME is wondering if we will ever see the end of snow, ice and WINTER 2015!!!! Thankfully, we have the Spring 2015 beauty picks of our beloved beauty guru, Petra Strand of Pixi Beauty.


Palette Bronzette Summer Glow ($28) is a perfect transition palette for giving a little glow when you’re transitioning from pasty winter skin into the warmer weather. With 9 eyeshadows in warm inviting colors, 3 eyeliners to play with, bronzer, highlighter and blush … this palette could not be more perfect! Super-silky bronzer, highlighter, and blush hues bring radiance to the face, while coordinated collections of highlighters, eyelid hues, crease shadows, and eye liners offer luminous lids - swish on these sunny shades to define and enliven your look!


LipLift Max in Petal Ice ($14) is a beautiful, translucent volume -maximizing lip treatment with a cooling sensation and glossy finish. LipLift Max in Petal Ice offers the perfect pout, can be worn alone, or over your favorite Pixi lip color.

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Pixi Beauty products are available at the brand’s website and Target.


Thursday, February 5, 2015

Valentine’s Day Beauty Pixi Style



Valentine’s Day is on its way! And making this Valentine’s Day a little prettier and far more interesting is our beloved beauty guru, Petra Strand of Pixi Beauty. Petra has again chosen a few rockin’ items to beautify the day of amore and we have to say that one particular item initially had us raising a brow with a “what in the world?” thought. Read on to find out more …


New for Spring 2015 is Glow Mist ($15), which is an all-over face mist for a glowing, luminous and smooth complexion. Enriched with 13 natural oils, aloe vera and fruit extracts, this multi-use Mist is amazing. Glow Mist can be used before makeup application to hydrate, after makeup application to set and throughout the day to refresh makeup!


Fairy Dust ($10-each) in two new shades -- Olive Gold and Silver Glow: Fairy Dust is an illuminating powder pigment concentrate that is also a multiuse-product. Apply with a fluffy brush and use as an eyeshadow or apply with a damp liner brush and use as eyeliner!


Tinted Brilliance Balm in Lucent Glow ($14) is a stunning match for this glowing Valentine’s Day look and is packed with lip-loving ingredients. This glossy gel balm protects and hydrates lips instantly. The easy to use twist up crayon that requires no sharpening means that you’ll have a perfect pout all season long.


Rounding out Petra’s Picks is Pixi Nail Colour in Amethyst Amore ($8), which is the pick that left us raising our brow. The limited edition Amethyst Amore is a deep blue-violet (and inspired by February’s Birthstone), which is rich and elegant and a very distinctive departure from the usual “reds” for Valentine’s Day.

Pixi Beauty products are available at the brand’s website and Target!



Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Pixi Picks For A Happy New Year



As much as we love the holiday season, by the time January 2 rolls around we are ready to get back to work and embrace all that the New Year brings. And we look forward to the beauty picks of our beloved beauty guru, Petra Strand of Pixi Beauty. So what are the Petra’s picks for embracing the New Year in style? 


Correction Concentrate ($12): Highly pigmented, this correction concealer instantly erases darkness, softens and blurs lines. Skin immediately looks fresh, rested, bright and youthful. This ultimate 'good night's sleep in a jar' camouflage cream is correction perfection in a pot.


Flat Liner Brush ($12): Creates a fine line of gel liner or shadow (can be used wet or dry). Defines and frames the eye with a line that perfectly “hugs” the eye close to the lash line, making the lashes look fuller. Also try using to apply your concealer - dab on formula with brush and blend into skin with fingertips


Large Lash Mascara ($16 – Available in Bold Black and Best Brown): Specialized, buildable formula along with oversized brush delivers extreme volume & intense color in one sweep. Separates, lengthens, and plumps each lash for a false lash look without clumping. Smudge-proof. Water-resistant. Ophthalmologically approved. Paraben and fragrance free.


Lash & Brow Brush ($8): This is a multi-use spoolie brush with perfectly spaced rows. It can be used to groom brows, separate lashes and work mascara through lashes for added volume with a clean lash effect.


Natural Brow Duo ($16 – Available in Deep Brunette, Dark brown and Soft Black): This duo helps to provide polished brows; essential to framing the eyes and completing a makeup look. One end houses a waterproof brow pencil with angled tip for precise & natural-looking application. The other end contains a tinted soft-hold gel for keeping even the most unruly brows in place. Super simple application. Adjustable shade suits any brow color, from light to dark. Plus, this is a TME Must-Have


Pixi Nail Colour in Gilded Garnet ($8): This deep burnished maroon with gold shimmer is stunning! Formulated for high definition, super smooth application with a chip-resistant finish and built-in UV protection to prevent polish discoloration. For the nail polish obsessed, show off your Pixi-pretty mani on Pixi Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

Pixi Beauty products are available at the brand’s website and Target Stores (US) nationwide.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Pixi Picks For The Holiday Season



TME readers know that Pixi Beauty is one of our favorite brands. Between its product quality, vast selection, price point, and cruelty-free status … how couldn’t one fall completely in love with this brand? Tis’ the season to look stunning right? Petra Strand of Pixi Beauty has chosen her must-have beauty suggestions to help you add a touch of festive glow for this very festive time of year.



The theme of the season is “Luminous & Lovely”! With that in mind, Petra chose Flawless Beauty Primer ($22) – This primer gives a radiant, warm glow to the skin while evening out tone. The formula is loaded with skin loving ingredients such as pearl extract for revitalization, protection and anti-aging; Vitamin E to increase skin elasticity;
Vitamin A as powerful antioxidant; and Vitamin C to nourish.



Next up, Sheer Cheek Gel ($18), which offers a natural, long-lasting cheek flush to brighten your complexion. Sheer Cheek Gel is available in four shades (Petra chose No.3 Rosy for the season) and it doubles as a lip tint! Speaking of lips, Tinted Brilliance Balm in Rosy Red ($14 – on sale for $7) is a stunning match and is packed with lip-loving ingredients. This glossy gel balm protects and hydrates lips instantly. After the balm wears off, lips are left tinted with a flattering, personalized hue just for you (Colour & intensity depends on pH level of lips). The easy to use twist up crayon that requires no sharpening means that you’ll have a perfect pout all season long.



Moving on to the eyes, Endless Silky Eye Pen in GlimmeryBlack ($12) is a sexy deep black hue infused with silver micro-glimmer. The Endless Silky Eye Pen offers waterproof, super-long-wear, no-smudge, and no-budge beauty so you won’t have to stop for a touch-up! Rounding out Pixi Picks for the holiday season is the limited edition Pixi Nail Colour ($8) in God Jul (Swedish for “Happy Holidays”). This hue is a classic strawberry red that is perfect for the holidays.

This should go without saying, but it never hurts to remind you … after each holiday get together do not fail to remove your makeup! Wash, tone, moisturize. TME Favorite toner Pixi Glow Tonic ($29)! Pixi Beauty does not test on animals, nor do they have any other parties, such as suppliers, conduct any animal testing on their behalf. Pixi by Petra is available online at Pixi Beauty and at Target!





Thursday, October 16, 2014

Pixi by Petra Holiday 2014 Collection



Pixi by Petra has created three exquisite gift sets for the holiday season. Each kit is designed to give you an easy fresh, glamorous, and fuss-free look all through the holiday season and beyond! Bonus … these kits are affordable enough to get one for yourself and one to give to your favorite glam gal like your mom or sister or best friend …


Ultimate Beauty Kit – 2nd Edition ($34): The perfect holiday beauty “go-to,” this follow-up to Pixi’s bestselling Ultimate Beauty Kit gives endless options for gorgeous fresh-faced looks. The kit’s super-silky shades range from cool to warm in velvet and satin textures and all are designed for you to simplify and beautify your look! The Ultimate Beauty Kit – 2nd Edition contains 40 Eye Shadows, 6 Highlighters and 6 Cheek Powders.


Shea Butter Lip Balm Trio ($16): Keep those lips soft and supple this holiday season … and all winter long. These super-smooth healing lip balms are packed full of natural goodies like shea butter and vitamin E to soothe lips immediately and nourish them even in the coldest weather. The unique formula is rich but lightweight, and gives a gorgeous wash of color that is the perfect pick-me-up anytime. Shea Butter Lip Balm Trio shades include; Comfort Clear, Honey Nectar and Ripe Raspberry.



Fairy Dust Favourites ($12): Perfect for holiday parties or just a quick dazzling touch to an everyday look, these pure pigment powders create a lit-from-within radiance. This set of gorgeous gemstone-inspired shades has a silky-smooth texture and glides onto skin while blending effortlessly. Finishes range from metallic to satin, depending on shade chosen. Highlight eyes, cheeks or lips, attracting beams of light to brighten for a soft focus glow. Fairy Dust Favourites shades includes; Snow Sparkle, Gold Dust, Brightening Bare, Mocha Magic and Copper Sheen.



Don’t forget to keep your skin looking glowing with TME Favorite Pixi Glow Tonic! Pixi Beauty does not test on animals, nor do they have any other parties, such as suppliers, conduct any animal testing on their behalf. Pixi by Petra Holiday 2014 Collection is currently available online at Pixi Beauty and will be available at Target across the nation November 1!