Rouge Bunny Rouge
I’ve got a fun one for you today. I was recently sent some goodies from Rouge Bunny Rouge to try out! I had previously heard of the brand through European youtubers, as the brand is based in Germany. I’ve heard such wonderful things about the brand – almost everyone raves about it! I’ve got a few bits to review for you today. Let’s take a closer look!
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!¬†
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…
Glowy and Lit From Within
(…Minus to $$$, but thanks for the catchphrase Charlotte!) Glowy bases seem to be all the rage these days – a viral trend that seems to be taking over our blogs, our instagram feeds, and of course, our makeup kits! I’ll admit, I’m not that into the glow.¬†I have quite dry skin and I feel like sometimes a sheen can emphasize that. In the summer, I’m pretty sure I sweat enough that I could pass off the perspiration as “that new hourglass setting powder!”¬†
I’m not super super into matte – I guess I lean more towards…satin finishes? Is that the term? Dewy, I suppose. Here are my top picks for the days I do feel like being lit from within.
Winter is coming…
The days are getting cooler, the leaves are changing colour… All just a reminder that in about two months, we’re going to be thrown face first into the bitter Canadian winter. The nights are getting colder and darker¬†and that means more cosy nights spent¬†under a blanket binge watching Netflix *cough* Buffy¬†*cough*! It also means the changing leaves, autumn Starbucks hot drink flavours, and vampy, berry lips!¬†Today, I’ve partnered with Fjallraven Canada to show you some of my autumn and winter essentials!