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I admit then when the package with the pixi rose collection arrived at my door step, I was the most excited about the bag it came in.
Yes, you heard that right: Nine pixi beauty items to talk about, and yours truly is gushing about the bag. In my defense though, the limited edition Rose Travel Bag (sadly no longer available) is a beauty and, more important, super handy for someone that likes to travel.
Because while Mr. Loca is pretty content keeping up with is minimalistic skincare routine (read: shower gel head to toe) wherever we go, my more elaborate multi-step routines can prove challenging when going off the beaten track in a camper van. Seven different bottles and no place to put them in the community showers on the camp ground? I´ve been there!
Of course travel bags aren´t that new to the market (I have had my current one for five years now), but the rose and mint design offers a welcome break from the usual black or camouflage offerings.
Enough about the bag however (although I admit I am STILL pretty chuffed about receiving it), let´s focus on the pixi skincare goodies that were inside.
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I am the first one to put up my hand and admit that the previous video in the series „Wearable Makeup Trends 2019“ was far from being an actual challenge. Soft eyes, red lips – I wear that any given day, no matter if it is on trend or not.
So for today’s look, I figured I´d venture out of my comfort zone. VERY FAR out of my comfort zone in fact.
I used color. Green color.
Apparently green is going to be absolutely on trend in 2019 (and even more so with St. Patricks Day right around the corner. Lá Fhéile Pádraig– shout out to all the lovely Irish folk celebrating!)
To make up for the fact that the green is very (very!) subtle, I combined it with a colorful graphic liner, one of the eyeliner styles that is huge in 2019 (Pinterest said so!). And, at least if you choose a dark green like I did, one of the few colored eyeliner versions possible to pull off at the office.
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Have you heard about the latest, greatest skincare ingredient? Bio-Retinol, the natural alternative to retinol, the vegan retinol, the plant based retinol, the natural retinol – all different names for one thing: Bakuchiol.
It isn’t actually as new as people will make you believe (isn’t that always how the story goes? The Omorovicza Miracle Facial Oil has been using it for a long time), but a recent study on the effects and side effects made it the new ingredient to talk about in terms of anti aging.
So this is what we will do today: Talk about Bakuchiol, how it performs compared to retinoids and if it actually is the better alternative to using your standard retinol product, especially if you have sensitive skin.
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For me winter in terms of makeup starts when Christmas is over – Holiday makeup is a whole category of its own. (Although it has similarities – see here)
So when January came, I sat down and rummaged through my stash to rediscover products I used to love, but that somehow got pushed aside for other stuff. Because, as I said here, I am guilty of abandoning my favorites for things that actually don´t work as good for me, simply because they are newer.
I mean, what is the point of saving a lipstick I love while desperately trying to use up the one that isn´t as flattering, so I can get rid of that one first? I feel stupid even typing this, but it is what I subconsciously did.
This face however is all old products, some that old that I don´t want to know exactly when I purchased them, and I couldn´t be happier with the results.
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I admit I filmed a video and needed to add a separate sequence at the end a week later that partly counteracted what I had said in the video.
Not very professional, eh? But in my defense, I wanted to get a review of the new Pixi Beauty Eyeshadow Palettes up quickly, and I knew I only had one spot for filming in the next two weeks. And this spot happened to be about two hours after I received Natural Beauty and Reflex Lights in the mail.
So I opened the parcel, took pictures (first things first, we all need a pristine shot!) and then sat down to film.
And after filming, I took my time to play with Natural Beauty and Reflex Light. And had to admit that I was, indeed, wrong in my first impressions.