supersweet(run & buy it) sweet(really good,buy it) bittersweet(ok, issues)not sweet(not good,don't buy this stuff)
Pixi by Petra Nourishing Cleansing Balm - BittersweetI've never used a cleansing balm before. Have you? I usually use micellar water/cleansing oil as a first step to removing makeup. Then I use a cleanser (REN Skincare). When I opened the jar, I noticed this was a soft solid, which makes it perfect for travel. The consistency of this cleansing balm is similar to the feel of oatmeal, but also petroleum jelly. There's also a light scent of roses. There are chunks of product in it that "melt" once applied to the skin. Let me first tell you what I liked about this cleansing balm. It removed ALL of my makeup. It even removed stubborn eye liner & mascara. That impressed me. I also loved how my skin felt AFTER using it. My skin felt SUPER SOFT. What I didn't like, was the heavy balm feel when I applied it to my face (but this may just take some getting use to). When I used a warm cloth to remove the balm, it did wipe off clean and my skin felt clean. The ingredients of sweet almond, cocoa butter and shea butter are nice. I love that it's paraben free & that it is not tested on animals. It does what it says, but the texture may take getting use to.
Pixi by Petra Glow Tonic - SweetYou've probably seen a number of reviews for Pixi Glow Tonic around the blogosphere. It's very popular and definitely has a cult following. I was very excited to see it in this box, because I've never tried it before. Pixi Glow Tonic is an exfoliating toner with 5% glycolic acid, aloe & ginseng. You apply it with a cotton pad and sweep it across the face & neck (after cleansing both day & night). I love how refreshed my skin felt after using glow tonic. It's very light & has a clean "medical" scent. It's not greasy or oily. It also has a water-like consistency. Just as the name suggests, your skin is left with a beautiful glow. One thing my skincare was missing, was a tonic/toner. So, I'll definitely be incorporating this into my skincare system. Pixi is now offering this in pad form! So I'm very excited about that.
Pixi by Petra Rose Oil Blend - SweetMy dry skin loved this product! Pixi by Petra Rose Oil Blend is a nourishing face oil. I had my doubts, especially because of its rose scent. I usually don't like scented skincare products, but this scent is very soft. This oil felt very nourishing to my skin. My dry skin sucked it up. It also left my skin with a really nice glow. You also don't need very much. A couple of drops will do. I only used this at night! I think it's too much for daytime or with makeup application. Also, I think this would be too much for oily skin types. But if you have dry skin or dry areas, this should work for you.
Pixi by Petra Lip Lift Max in Petal Ice - SweetPixi by Petra Lip Lift Max, promises to fill in lip lines and volumize (firm & plump). It does both without any tingling sensations, which is a common complaint about lip plumpers. As a matter of fact you get a refreshing cooling sensation. When you initially apply this, it is very sticky. But as it melts into your lips, they feel moisturized and the stickiness goes away. Give it a couple of minutes and fine lines dissipate as well. Lips also appear fuller. You can wear this alone. It works well with lip glosses & liquid lipsticks. But with regular lipsticks, this may be a problem.
Pixi by Petra Beauty Blush Duo + Kabuki in Peach Honey - BittersweetThe last item that was sent to me was the Pixi by Petra Beauty Blush Duo with Kabuki brush in the shade Peach Honey. The color is really soft & pretty! However, I'm not a huge fan of shimmery & sparkly blushes. I found this worked better as a highlighter and will be using it as such. I show each of the shades below on their own and also blended together.
Have you tried any of these Pixi skincare or makeup items?
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