Pixi by Petra Mist Collection Haul & Review #MultiMisting

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Hi there lovies!! Happy Monday, I hope you are all doing well, and had a good weekend, and start to your week this week! I am super excited this week, because I took a little break, not sure how time flew by so fast, but it did, it really wasn’t a planned break, but I guess it happened! I had a great trip to Las Vegas, and it was amazing as usual, I am also going back in less then a month, yeah again! Life just gets busy sometimes, but need to be better about making blogging a priority! Anyways, today’s blog is a good one!! I am reviewing the Pixi by Petra Mists, Pixi by Petra was kind enough to send these beauties to me in PR to try out, and I am obsessed with everything Pixi, so I was excited to get to try out all the different formula mists, and for different uses! Gosh, I love these all, but I am going to focus my review on the Pixi by Petra makeup fixing mist, otherwise it would take me forever to review them all, lol! So let’s jump right into the review, I hope you all enjoy! 

Okay, let me just say that I have never tried a Pixi by Petra product that I didn’t love, this brand is what I call a high end drugstore brand. Yes it is a drugstore brand technically, but it is of higher quality, and are amazing products! This is available at Target, and Target.com, and on the Pixi by Petra website for $15, which isn’t super cheap, but I feel like for the price, you are getting a good amount of product! These are 2.70 ounces, which will last for a while, which is awesome! I also really love, and enjoy the way it pumps, and sprays. The mist is literally a mist, it is gentle, yet, sprays the right amount of mist to work! It makes my skin feel refreshed, and is gentle enough to use daily to set your makeup. It doesn’t spray out in heavy droplets, and won’t leave spots on your face, or ruin your makeup thankfully. This is a great way to set any beautiful makeup look, or just to use without makeup, if you need a refreshing, or if it’s a hot, and sweaty day. All of the Pixi by Petra sprays are for multiple uses, and can provide a variety of uses, to suit your needs. I definitely recommend trying any of these mists out, but especially the makeup fixing mist, as I really enjoyed the way that it worked, and fyi, I have acne prone, oily skin, so I do tend to get oily through out the day, and need my makeup to be refreshed, so it’s not cakey, and oily looking, this is the perfect spray for that, and is perfect for on the go! Please feel free to check out my previous Pixi by Petra reviews, they are amazing products, at affordable prices! Enjoy! #MultiMisting

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Screen Shot 2017-04-26 at 11.38.36 AM.pngAll-over setting mist prolongs makeup wear & keeps it from moving, melting or settling into fine lines or pores. Comforts, protects, increases hydration & balances skin for a fresh face. Before makeup: extends makeup wear. After makeup: sets makeup & adds a soft-focus finish. Anytime: refreshes makeup, hydrates and balances. With rose water & green tea. Paraben free. Not tested on animals.

Screen Shot 2017-04-26 at 11.40.57 AM.pngFeatherlight mist-on moisturizer that provides a surge of hydration with hyaluronic acid to plump skin by trapping moisture. Added black oat with provitamin A, linoleic acid, and vitamins B1, B2 & B6 make it the ultimate remedy for thirsty skin. Paraben free. Not tested on animals.

Screen Shot 2017-04-26 at 11.43.20 AM.pngBoosting Treatment Toner mist gives a revitalized awakened effect to complexion.The orange blossom water base is blended with skin-loving citrus fruit extracts, lavendar, and arginine. Strengthens and tones. Adds hydration and a protective veil. Cools, refreshes, & wakes up skin. Suits all skin types. Free from testing on animals.

Screen Shot 2017-04-26 at 11.44.36 AM.pngAll-over face mist for a glowing, luminous & smooth complexion. Enriched with 21 natural oils plus propolis, aloe vera and fruit extracts. Before makeup: hydrates, protects & nourishes. After makeup: sets, adds a dewy finish and protects. Anytime: refreshes makeup, hydrates and adds glow. Paraben free. Not tested on animals.

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Pixi by Petra Beauty Skincare (new products launching at Target)

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Hi there everyone!! Happy Friday!! This week has been crazy busy, and I am so tired, my thyroid has been acting up, ugh I feel like I did last December when I was diagnosed with the thyroid disease hashimotos. I have no energy I tell ya, and just so incredibly busy with work, and life this time of year doesn’t help either. I have so much to catch up on, I am looking forward to the weekend. I feel like I am barely hanging on, making it through, I can’t believe it’s Christmas in 2 days, December never has enough time in it, I still have tons of wrapping to do! Anyways, my skin has definitely taken a back burner, which is sad, because I know it only takes a few additional minutes to do the proper skincare, but those extra minutes is sometimes difficult to find. I have been in desperate need of some skincare love, and new products to try. My skin is so different in the winter, I normally have oily, acne prone skin, but in the winter it becomes dryer, and needs more moisture, I loose the suppleness because it gets so dry from the cold weather, and wind, and rain for that matter. It gets frustrating trying to figure out the right skincare routine, and what will  really work. Who is with me on this? Why can’t our skin just stay the same? I would be perfectly happy with that, at least the skin on our face, lol! I guess we just gotta deal with the changes the best we can, and live with it! 

I was so excited to receive this amazing package from one of my favorite drugstore brands Pixi by Petra! I have been a huge fan of this brand for years, and have many of their makeup, and skincare products. They make the best products I have found at the drugstore, and are exclusively available at target, which means they are affordable! The prices are a little more then typical drugstore brands, I like to think of them as the luxury drugstore brand, anyways you know what I mean. My favorite product from the brand is their endless silky eye pen eyeliner. It is so smooth, and glides on perfectly, could go on forever about how great they are, I have every color!! I highly recommend them, so worth the money, and the colors are highly pigmented, and beautiful! This blog post is about skincare though, and my need of it, or maybe your need of it as well. Let’s check out what I got, and am currently trying out in my skincare routine! 

Beauty Sleep Cream $24 

This fast-absorbing, nutrient-rich nighttime essential helps to protect, nourish, and hydrate skin while you sleep. With 100% natural mango butter, plus oils of lavender, lemon & bergamot, this cream calms and balances skintone.

24K Eye Elixir $22

This multitasker is infused with powerful age-defying ingredients to refresh eyes & prevent signs of fatigue. Collagen helps to repair the delicate eye area, peptides plump fine lines, and raspberry tones skin. Cooling rollerball applicator soothes & encourages circulation around the eye.

Glow Mist $15

Gives a glowing, luminous & smooth complexion. Enriched with 13 natural oils plus propolis, aloe vera and fruit extracts.

Before makeup: hydrates, protects & nourishes.

After makeup: sets makeup, adds a dewy finish and protects skin.

Anytime: refreshes makeup, hydrates and adds glow.

Glowtion Day Dew $22

Advanced illuminating skin-perfector nourishes & soothes while giving a boost to dull skin. Featherlight and hydrating, this moisturizer imparts a natural-looking radiance to skintone, making it look healthier & more even. Lavender oil calms, kaolin purifies, and mica brightens.

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I have been using this entire routine for a week now, every day, and night. These individual products work perfectly together as a skincare routine. I recommend using them together for best results, as with any skincare routine, and brand, they work best when used together, they work as a team for your skin! The only thing I have or would add to this would be a serum, night moisturizer, and face wash. Pixi by Petra makes them as well, and although I haven’t tried them, I am sure they are amazing as well! My favorite product has to be the glow mist, I really like the spray applicator, it doesn’t spray to much, and seems like the perfect amount, which is important with fast mists. The sprayer has to work, not get stuck, and not spray to much, or worse, get in your eyes, right? This one is perfect, just the right amount dispenses, I use 2 sprays for my entire face, it will last a long time, because a little goes a long way. The ingredients are of superb quality, and the oils are rich, and make my skin feel hydrated, soft, and smooth. It provides the perfect boost for when your skin is needing a little love, or after your makeup as a setting spray, it really locks your makeup into place, and helps it last all day. All of these products smell good as well, I forgot to mention that. They smell so fresh, and clean, and you know they contain quality ingredients that are good for your skin! I am so thankful to Pixi by Petra, and can’t wait to try more of their products! I just purchased some of the holiday collection, so a review is coming soon on those, since I wasn’t signed up yet with them to receive them for review, but feel very happy, and lucky to have gotten these, so a big thank you to Pixi by Petra! 

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Buddhibox Yoga Subscription Box September & October 2015 Unboxing & Review

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Hey there! How is your week going so far? Well, I hope!! I have been a bit busy this weekend trying to catch up on everything, but have had some time to relax which is great! The time change is throwing me off though, I have to admit, as I am sure with all of you, lol! I am doing a double unboxing for buddhibox this month, and it’s still late at that unfortunately. I got so busy last month, I forgot to do the post for September, and it was a great box, so I am doing the double post so you can really check out what to expect from buddhibox! It’s an amazing box that is targeted for yoga, and the active lifestyle, but it also works for any type of person which I absolutely love! I have been reviewing this box for a while now, and feel so fortunate to be doing so, which is wonderful. The owner of the company is a joy to work with, which also makes a huge difference when reviewing a subscription box. I also really always love the contents of every box, it’s very fitting for my lifestyle, the gifts included are so cute, yet practical, and I will definitely get use out of everything. I especially love when they include jewelry, it’s always handmade, and beautiful. Buddhibox really is fit for everyone, I definitely think it’s worth the price you pay every month, and it’s great that I haven’t received a repeated brand of anything yet, yeah! The pricing is below, and there are a couple different options, so be sure to review it if your thinking about subscribing! 

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September & October Buddhibox

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October 2015 Box

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Terra Bella Box Eco-Friendly New Beauty Subscription Box Review

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Hi there all my lovely readers, and followers, I hope everyone is having a great start to their week, yes I realize that I have been not great about posting, and today I am starting fresh, I gotta get back on track, I tell ya, time just seems to fly by, I have to start scheduling, and sticking to it! Thanks for hanging in there!

I have an amazing brand new subscription box to introduce to you today, by brand new I mean this is the second box they have released, yeah so exciting!!! It is a company called terra bella box!! I heard about this new subscription box through my instagram account, I hadn’t heard about them before, and saw some sneak peeks, and I think they started following me, so I decided to contact them because the box looked great, and is just what I was looking for! They decided to send me the October beauty box, which I was so happy to receive! I knew it would be a great box just by the packaging, ha, yes all of us beauty lovers, and bloggers do make first impressions, we can’t help it right? I had a good feeling about this one as soon as I opened the package, it smelt so good, I got excited that’s for sure! Upon first peek, I saw several items tucked in this little box, I was actually pretty surprised at how many products were in there, definitely impressed yet again! As I started pulling each product out, I knew I was going to use, and love everything! This box is a priced a little higher then I would like, but I am hoping that because they are a new subscription box, and are just getting the hang of things, that the value will increase, and get better. We are all looking for good quality, high end products, a lot of these featured in the box are hand made as well, which I love! I also know that we all like getting “a bang for our buck” and I am hoping with time they will improve that, that is my only issue with the box, hey I am being honest here 🙂 My favorite item in the box is both of the mineral eyeshadows, they are both STUNNING, and I am always a huge fan of “good for you” cosmetics, they are both highly pigmented, and very beautiful! I also can’t wait to use the toner, just the packaging is adorable, I love that it is “bare bones” and doesn’t include any harsh chemicals, so natural! Please check out my promo code below at the end of this post for a discount, and for more information on subscription pricing on the terra bella box! 

Lets take a look at all the items!

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Close up of the makeup items- see how beautiful the eyeshadows are, and the lip butter smells amazing!

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Please note- This is from the terra bella website directly describing the box. 

“In the October Terra Bella Box you will find two different mineral eyeshadows–one for a smoky eye evening look from Hex Cosmetics Potions in Apparition, and one for a daytime matte look from Blackbird Cosmetics in Immortals. Both are really pigmented and blend beautifully! There is also a luscious whipped lip butter from Live Beautifully in pumpkin and vanilla–perfect for October. It melts onto your lips and leaves them feeling soft and supple–if you can resist the urge to eat it! Trust us, you will want to! Next we have a toner from Bare Bones Body Care, that is about as natural as you can get. It will leave your skin feeling clean and soft, without any nasty chemicals–and the bottle is to die for. You will want to leave this on your counter for guests to see well past Halloween! The soap in this box is from Three Sisters Apothecary with Soap Cauldron. It is a half size bar of Gravenstein Apple & Clove and it really puts you in the mood for fall. It has a wonderful formula of shea butter and essentials oils and leaves your skin feeling wonderful, without any residue. The last item is a Dead Sea Mud Mask from Batty’s Bath. It is pure dead sea mud, but doesn’t have an off-putting smell or texture. It helps to purify your skin by drawing out toxins and leaves you feeling like you’ve been to a spa. The items in this box were lovingly handmade in small batches from some of the finest natural ingredients by small businesses who have a love for their craft. Always cruelty free and ethically sourced ingredients, made with love and delivered right to your doorstep.”

If you would like to try out this amazing subscription box, they are offering a discount code to my readers, it is:

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which is good for $3 off the month-to-month subscription price of Terra Bella Box (does not apply to Terra Bella Box Lite)

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Popsugar Must Have Unboxing & Review August 2015

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Hi there loves, I hope you are all having a great start to your weekend, I hope you remember to take time to relax, I know it can be hard, but just try 🙂 I feel like the catching up never ends, I have GOT to be better about scheduling posts, and videos, seriously time just goes by way to fast, this summer was a busy one for me, and I can’t believe that the rain will be back, living in the pacific northwest is so damn difficult sometimes, we LIVE for summers! Okay let’s get to it, this month’s popsugar must have box was just okay for me, not my best box, not my favorite, but that’s okay, they can’t all be amazing, and have that wow factor. I love when makeup is included, and the preview for next month’s box contains an eyebrow palette from too faced, yeah finally some makeup!! I sure wish they included the new too faced vegas nay eyeshadow palette, I mean come on, everyone wants it! I am holding out for holiday sets, they are coming soon I can feel it, lol! The box contained a good variety this month, just nothing that really stood out to me, or wowed me I guess.

In this month’s box, I am most excited about the pancake, and waffle mix, I know that sounds bad, lol but it’s birthday cake flavored, umm yes please!!! Yum, I can’t wait to try them, I think I will make waffles, they will be so good! The scarf in the box, seems like a very thin, cheaply made one to me, I like that it’s soft, but the pattern seems like it’s going to be nearly impossible to match with anything, because of the blue, and pink together, I don’t know maybe it will be fine, where I live I need something thicker to keep me warm, and do the job. Let’s check out what else was in the box this month, and you can decide for yourself what you think about it 🙂 

If you would like to subscribe to popsugar please use this link**** Subscribe to POPSUGAR HERE

****Included in August’s Box****

American Colors: Mediterranean Plaid Scarf $79

Royal Apothic: Tea Balm Firming Eye Treatment $36

Pastel: Best Day Ever Mug $12

Happy Jackson: Yay Lunch Box $10

Southern Culture: Shortstacks Pancake & Waffle Mix $7.99

Meri Meri: Toot Sweet Pink Stripe Napkins $5.95

MyYogaWorks: 3 Month Trial $45 (not pictured, mine wasn’t included)

Folgers Iced Coffee: Caramel Macchiato Flavored Coffee Drink Concentrate $4.99

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Ipsy Glam Bag August Unboxing & Review

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**Ipsy Glam Bag**

Hi there lovies! I hope you are all having a great start to your day today! I am here with my ipsy unboxing, and review This seems to be an okay month for my ipsy bag, as you may have noticed lately, I am pretty much over ipsy unfortunately. I have continued to be disappointed with not only the product selection, but the way ipsy handles things lately. I will admit it has definitely let me down, especially this last month after dealing with a leaked product that ruined everything in the bag, then emailing to get it replaced to find out, they were out of stock on the one item I was super excited about, of coarse they were out of stock of the tarte bronzer, ugghhhh. So that was a huge fiasco, and frustration that I had to deal with, and customer service didn’t really seem to truly care, again very disappointing, so all in all, I think I have 2 more months of my pre paid year, then I am most definitely canceling after being a subscriber for 2 years. My bags have been so sub par lately, it’s not worth it for me to continue to be a loyal subscriber, I would much rather spend the $10 elsewhere, sorry just being completely honest here, not everything can be peachy, especially when I am continuing to be let down with my bags. 

Let’s get right into the bag for August, it wasn’t a great bag for me, honestly these products don’t even really wow me, or even fit my profile, yes I am continuing to be negative, I’m sorry, I will try and not be so, but it’s hard lol! Okay, I really like the bag that it all came in this month, super cute, I love houndstooth! The only product that I really was excited about was the nail polish from AILA it’s a beautiful color, and the formula is great, and long lasting, yeah! I definitely want to try out the moisturizer from eco beauty as well, I definitely gravitate towwards more eco friendly brands for my skincare, so this will be good, there just isn’t a lot of product in the pouch, packaging is deceiving! The rest of the items in the bag are just kinda blah for me, not the best, and I will likely be swapping, or passing them along to someone who will use them. Like I said with only liking a couple items, I don’t think it’s worth it to me to stick with ipsy, I know a lot of you will disagree with me, but for me, and my makeup likes, and dislikes, this bag just doesn’t fit anymore. Thank you for reading, and sorry if this post seemed to negative, just honesty 🙂

****August Ipsy Glam Bag****

Starlooks:
Luxe Longwear Eye Liner Pen

Marc Anthony:
Nourishing Argan Oil of Morocco Oil Treatment

La Fresh Group:
Good Night. Night Cream

Hikari Cosmetics:
Lip Gloss

AILA Cosmetics:
Luxury Nail Lacquer in ‘Mister Pookies’

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Tester Tuesday TARTE eye cream & bb cream review!

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Hi there lovies! I hope all of you are having a great start to your week! Oh Monday’s I tell ya, I got a bad case of that tonight as I am writing this, and have a super busy week ahead of me already, that’s how life goes though, so it’s all good 🙂 I decided, well I didn’t even think about it to be honest, I picked these 2 from tarte to sample, not even thinking they were both from the same brand, lol, oops, but I really wanted to give these both a try. I have been lazy with my skincare at night lately, I am so exhausted by the end of the day that I just want to go to bed instead of washing my face, and doing the whole routine, bad Renee, bad I know! My poor skin is paying for it, it’s been so hot here, and have the oiliest skin of life right now, so it definitely needs to be taken care of. Anyways, I still have been slacking on my blogging, so thank you for hanging with me while I am so crazy busy, I have so much to catch up on still, it’s nuts! What do you all think of tarte cosmetics? Tarte has always been one of my favorite brands, I can’t help it, love me some tarte! Let’s get right into the reviews! The butterfly background may or may not be a kitchen towel 🙂 Yep I keep it real with you all! Sorry about the late tester Tuesday post last week, I know a lot of you look forward to it being on time, thank you for your support as always! Happy reading this week’s post!

Tarte: BB tinted treatment 12- hour primer $36

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What it is:
An innovative BB treatment with multiple skincare and makeup benefits in one eco-chic tube.

What it is formulated to do:
– This state-of-the-art BB cream offers numerous benefits for smooth, youthful-looking skin
– Features SPF 30 sun protection
– Comes in five shades

Indulge your skin with this powerful multitasker that works as a primer, moisturizer, light foundation, antiaging treatment, and sunscreen to give you a youthful-looking glow. Worn alone or as the perfect base for makeup, this 12-hour, age-defying, oil-free primer offers light-to-medium, buildable coverage that helps even skintone and other skin imperfections while diffusing light to minimize the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and pores. The creamy, silky formula goes on smooth and blends easily, leaving you with a natural-looking, flawless finish with a broad-spectrum, chemical-free SPF 30 that offers ideal protection from the sun’s harmful UVA/UVB rays.

My review: 

There seriously isn’t a tarte product that I have tried, and not liked, no joke, it’s crazy! This primer BB cream is fabulous to use on it’s own as a normal BB cream not a primer, I really enjoy it this way. I didn’t love it as a primer though sadly. I actually just remembered that I have tried this over a year ago, when it first came out, I went to the release party at ulta, and the makeup artist tried it on me. I did like it then but didn’t think it was really necessary because she applied the amazonian clay over it, it kind of felt like it was doubling up on face coverage. I felt like it made my foundation very thick, which I normally use, and like full coverage foundation because of my severe acne scars, but this felt like way to much. I think that it’s a good formula but, most likely wouldn’t purchase the full size.

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Tarte: Maracuja c- brighter eye treatment: $38

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What it is:
An intense, maracuja fruit- and vitamin C-infused, multitasking eye-treatment that visibly hydrates, firms, and brightens the delicate eye-area.

What it does:
Refresh, renew, and recharge tired eyes. This skintuitive™ eye treatment contains rice bran, mango, and coconut, which are naturally rich in antioxidants and help fight signs of aging and free radical damage. Meanwhile, oat sugars instantly smooth and visibly tighten skin. The opthalmologist-tested nutrient-rich formula also delivers the ultimate in hydration for smooth, youthful-looking eyes.

My review:

This eye cream is a good one, I have been testing a lot of new eye creams lately because I have been recently suffering from insomnia, and my eyes definitely are showing that. I am trying to find certain ones for morning, and night that actually work! I seriously hate when eye creams burn the crap out of my eyes, does anyone else have this problem? There is nothing worse then tired, burning eyes! So I was really excited to give this one a try because I love the maracuja oil daily under my moisturizer. I love that this has some natural ingredients, and is actually good for your skin, and under eye area. It is also formulated to make your eyes look smooth, and young. I don’t have crows feet, or many eye wrinkles yet (knock on wood) but my eyes definitely felt energized, and tighter after applying, and all through out the day. This treatment makes my eye puffiness, and tired eyes go away, which is great, it’s also a great pick me up, and makes my eyes look bright, and less tired. I would definitely purchase the full size of this, a little bit goes a very long way with eye cream so it’s great that you don’t need much product for it to really work.

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Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoyed this weeks tester Tuesday post, come back every week for 2 new products I am reviewing, and testing for the week, until then what are you trying out, let me know in the comments!

Disclaimer—-This is a personal blog for reviewing purposes, and I do not receive monetary compensation for any of my product reviews, if I received them for free I will say. All reviews represent the opinion of bflyrenee’s reviews, and beauty. All images are property of myself, and sephora.

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