Hello hello my lovelies! How’s it going?
A bright one from me today! Cuba is a place I’ve always wanted to visit and if you follow me on Instagram (@sachietv) you’ll know that I was there last week! I got on a plane and flew down to C-C-Cuba for a week at the Sol Rio Luna y Mares Resort!! I’m all about warm sun and clear skies, and literally did a backflip when I found out I was going with Matt and his family.
I had never been to a resort before – the closest experience for me would have probably been when I was 12 and went on a cruise. I couldn’t wait to park myself in front of those crystal blue waters and try to get some colour into my super pale skin. I have a little photo diary ready for you, as well as a rundown of the resort we stayed at!
Sol Rio Luna y Mares is a medium sized resort but there are quite a lot of things to see there, so I’ll be breaking this into a few parts!¬†Let’s talk about the venue itself and the beautiful beaches today!
Hello lovelies! I have a very exciting event recap for you today. Pixi was a brand that flitted through the Canadian market in the blink of an eye on the wings of now-gone¬†Target stores. However, I come bearing good news for us Canadian gals – Pixi is back and here to stay at Shoppers Drug Mart! A few weeks ago¬†Emily and I were fortunate enough to attend the Toronto launch of Pixi by Petra. Keep reading for a rundown of Pixi goodness (spoiler alert: I love everything!)
Emily and I took a train downtown and Ubered our way to the launch, through the craziest sleet/freezing rain/ wind storm we’ve had this season! However when we got inside, we were greeted with a table filled with Pixi goodness! Everything from skincare, facial mists, lipsticks, contour palettes, and base products.
The Canadian range is missing a few influencer collaborations (such as the coveted Pixi x Caroline Hirons Double Cleanse,) but I hope they will make their way over soon!
We were led to the table and tried out the products while Pixi global spokesperson Amanda Bell showed us her favourites.¬†I have a few items to show you today!
Pixi SkinTreats and Skincare Line
You guys know I absolutely love skincare! It’s probably my favourite element of my beauty routine. After all, a clean base leads to smoother makeup application!
I was so excited to try out their skincare range because I often hear British youtubers like Anna and Lily raving about certain products.
The Pixi Peel & Polish is an intense exfoliator – “resurfacing concentrate” with natural fruit enzymes. The lactic acid gently exfoliates, cellulose peels & sugar extracts polishes, lifting away dullness revealing brighter skin. The exfoliating particles are fine but intense, and you can really feel it scrubbing all the dead skin cells away! It doesn’t feel abrasive and does a great job. I use this every 3 days.
I love sleep masks – the Laneige Sleeping Mask was my holy grail. I recently just ran out, to which ~ praise the skincare gods~ the Pixi Nourishing Sleeping Mask came into my life. It has a slightly creamier texture than the Laneige mask, and comes in a handy squeeze tube.
The formula is rich in fruit & flower oils to soothe, arginine to strengthen, and hyaluronic acid to plump! It has a lovely floral scent that I can’t get enough of.
I’ve never really used eye treatments before, but I was intrigued when I saw the Pixi 24K Eye Elixir. It contains collagens and peptides to decrease the look of fine lines under the eyes. I store it in the fridge and I love the cooling sensation on the skin!
The Cult Product
The Pixi Glow Tonic is a cult skincare product that I’ve heard bloggers raving about for ages. It’s a soothing toner that contains 5% glycolic acid,which exfoliates, brightens and smoothes skin. It has the most gorgeous scent – a cross betweet floral, ginseng, and aloe vera! I apply a small amount to a cotton pad and swipe it all over my face. It feels so soothing, and I love applying it immediately after cleansing.
Did somebody say…facial mist?
I LOVE FACIAL MISTS. You could say I’m an addict now. They feel so refreshing and soothing on the skin, and I’ve made it my mission to try as many as possible. The Pixi Vitamin Wakeup Mist¬†has a gorgeous floral scent!¬†The orange blossom water base is blended with skin-loving citrus fruit extracts, lavendar, and arginine. The spray isn’t quite as fine as I’m used to, but does the job nonetheless!
The Holy Book of Contour
The Pixi Book of Beauty Contour Creator caught my eye with its 6 gorgeous shades! My favourites are the highlighting shades, the sparkly light pink blush, and the lightest contour shade.
The blush is such a beautiful shade, and the middle highlighting hue is perfect for setting my concealer. I haven’t really touched the middle or darker contouring shades, but I’ll likely be using them as eyeshadows.
Overall, this is a very handy travel kit!
Time To Prime
Finally, the last two makeup items: Pixi Flawless and Poreless Primer.¬†It lasts forever, you only need to use a dab of it on each side of your face and it leaves it looking flawless with a glow. The primer offers a light wash of colour with a slight peachy pink undertone, but you can definitely sheer it out and layer your foundation over top.¬†It evens out the complexion and allows me to apply less foundation, as well as prolonging my ¬†makeup to last all day!
This pencil was the perfect consistency.
I never really use eyeliner pencils anymore – you guys know I’m all about those liquid liners! I was happily surprised when I swatched the Pixi Silky Eye Pen though, because it was so smooth and glided effortlessly across the skin. It was soft, but not¬†too soft if you catch my drift. I find that sometimes some pencils break easily at the tip, but this pencil was the perfect consistency.
What do you guys think?
I’m absolutely in love with Pixi and I’m so glad it’s available once again for us Canadian gals – you can find the brand at your local Shoppers Drug Mart. I really want to try out their mud masks and cleaners, as well as their hydrating milky mist! Ooh, and their rose products, the scent is absolutely divine.
Be sure to snap them up when you see them because the Pixi displays often sell out!
Have you tried this brand before? Do you have a favourite Pixi product? Are there any products you’d like to try out?
*This post features press samples. A big thank you to the Pixi team for inviting me to this event!¬†
Valentines Day is coming up – what are you up to?
Heading out on a date? Staying home? Celebrating Galentines Day instead? I know Valentines Day gets flack for being ~overcommercialized~, but I must admit that I do love the lovely-dovey spirit! The flowers, the chocolate, the cartoon cupids… Gimme gimme! I’ve put together a list of five Valentines Day Essentials – keep reading to find out what made the cut!
Wet N Wild Spring/Summer 2017 Collection
I’ll admit, my expectations for Wet N Wild products were uncertain¬†– my only experience with the brand included buying a crumbly kohl eyeliner when I was 14 and using that to practice my ~scene~ makeup. I was recently invited to their 2017 spring/summer launch, and was pleasantly surprised! Wet N Wild has truly stepped up their game, and I’m here to share a few of my favourite products with you today. Keep reading for the rundown…
I’ve been a reader of Kate’s blog for years now and I’ve loved reading her Five Good Things series. The idea is simple – every week she recaps five good things that have happened. I’m suffering from a bout of the January blues so I figured this might be a good way to brighten up my week. I doubt every week will be as eventful but hey, life isn’t always go-go-go. Especially when you’re a student whose addicted to playing Overwatch…
Anyway, let’s get on with it!