The opinions in this review are solely my own.
I received no compensation for this review, just these products in return.
Pixi Beauty’s Holiday Collection has something for everyone this year! Designed for portability and versatility, all 3 kits are this season’s must-haves. These make super fun stocking stuffers, or additions to a “beauty basket” – which are always fun gifts to give!!
As a girl, getting a beauty box is like Christmas itself—a whole box of goodies to play with! Pixi by Petra sent me their Holiday Collection to test, and I was very happy to see a few things specifically; the Glow Tonic, since I am kind of obsessed with skin care products, and the Cat Eye Ink Pen, because I do love a dramatic eye.. ALL the time! I gave everything a try (boy, was that FUN!) and here are my thoughts.. with some pictures of the beautiful products themselves to accompany my ramblings, lol. I hope you enjoy 😉
Yeah… I went there. My toes, online forever. There, I said it and now I’m over it. Moving on ^_^
I need to rave a bit. I am always on the hunt for the right shade of lipstick, which I don’t normally wear, looking for that right shade that I can wear daily without looking like a clown.. or worse! (use your imagination, lol) I am now addicted to this Mattelustre Lipstick quartet shade you’re seeing top right, and it really moisturizes your lips like a lip balm would, and without that super shiny finish that looks like you’re wearing lipstick. Seriously, in love. The other shades they sent are very nice, and I would certainly rock any of them for a night out, or holiday party of course!! Their compact size also makes them perfect to fit in those little stylish clutches we ladies like to carry for a night out 😉
..and this glitter nail color they sent? I may have died and gone to heaven. I may be 28, but I always have a glittery toenail hidden under my socks! My problem with glitter nail polishes I’ve used is the coverage. They seem more like a clear coat with glitter, rather than a glitter nail polish, like this Pixi nail color.. so I would like to give snaps to Pixi on this glitter. It’s now my new go-to statement toe.
I also tried out these eyeliners they sent, including the Endless Silky Eye Pen quartet, which was very smooth to glide on and comes in some lovely holiday type colors, plums and bronzey browns.. really nice for a party eye! They also sent a larger Endless Silky Eye Pen in black, which is now also my new go-to when I want a long-wear eye.. very smooth, waterproof and doesn’t smudge! I’m notorious for forgetting I’m wearing eye makeup and digging around for an eyelash, lol (forgive the visual) but this is now Ashley-proof 😛
My favorite by far though was the Cat Eye Ink pen, which looks like a marker, which scared the crap out of me at first.. I’m a virgin to liquid eye liners and any similar fancy eye pens, so this was a first for me, HAHA! You know what I found out? ..Not so scary! I will admit, I used my regular eye liner first to make my “cat eye” line, for comfort purposes, but tracing over with the Cat Eye Ink pen was very easy and came out soooo nice!
Okay, I have to lay some honesty on you. I failed, in an epic fashion, to follow the directions to use the face contouring portion of the Natural Contour Kit (the top 4 colors) and I looked more like a little kid’s version of makeup in a coloring book than I did like a Kardashian, who happen to be very good at contouring! It’s not that the directions (if you’re like me and completely new to the idea of contouring; I had never done it before) on the package aren’t clear, I’m just too freckly to be any good at seeing where I’m supposed to be contouring. Also not a huge fan of tons of foundation, so my freckles are out & proud, au naturel 😀
I did love the eye colors, as I said before, I love a dramatic eye! I played with all the colors and was able to do some very nice day and night smokey eyes with the colors in the Natural Contour Kit, and will definitely be rotating these colors into my daily routine.
I saved the best for last, in my opinion. Pixi’s Glow Tonic Exfoliating Toner is now the golden product in my medicine cabinet (that’s where I keep my skin stuff, lol) because I used this and found NEW skin under my old skin, haha! Well, obviously I didn’t LITERALLY find new skin, but my skin was softer and brighter than it has been with any product I’ve been using. It smells light and refreshing, kind of wakes you up a little too 😉 I always find that to be a perk.. OH, I almost forgot to tell you how my skin tightened up after use. Not that I have saggy skin or anything, but everyone in their late 20’s wants the skin they had in high school. I want to thank Pixi for this amazing Glow Tonic!
These make great gifts, stocking stuffers, or buy something for yourself to get primped for those holiday parties! CLICK HERE to start shopping 🙂