Beauty Empties April 2019

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Do you enjoy reading about the trends in blogging? I admit I do. Not because I think about adapting my content, it is just part of my nosey nature to be interested in that.

It seems that the beauty community is taking a (long overdue) turn towards sustainability in 2019, which leads to Beauty Empties videos and Decluttering becoming more popular than the Hauls and Unboxing videos that seemed to dominate the You Tube space for years.

 

Beauty Empties April 2019
What awaits us in my trash bag?

 

Now there is of course much more to sustainability then holding empty containers into the camera, but every little bit counts. Even if that little bit is concentrating on using up products instead of purchasing new stuff. (Which is what I do in my current Low Buy)

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pixi Rose Oil Blend Review – Face oils for every occasion

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Are you sick of me talking about the pixi Rose-Infused Collection already? I would totally understand. It has been nothing but roses on here lately, and that despite the fact that Valentines Day is long gone.

Just once more, I promise, and then I will turn to other skin care. Or maybe some makeup? Well, beauty stuff.

But today we will talk about roses again. Or, more precisely: I will review the pixi Beauty Rose Oil Blend.

 

pixi Rose Oil Blend Review
pixi Rose Oil Blend

 

Its is no secret that I love my oils. I have been using them for years now (although I feel they benefit me more now that my skin is more mature) and over time learned to distinguish the properties of the different blends.

Much like my mother does in the kitchen, I have an oil for every occasion: One for summer and one for winter, one for that time of month and one if my face is peeling from my retinol – each and every face oil I own is different.

The ones I use the most so far? Rosehip Oil (this one at the moment) and Jojoba Oil (this one is great, but admittedly very expensive). Both are very lightweight and beneficial for more oily skin.

And while Rose Oil is also present in the pixi Rose Oil Blend, it´s main oil is Sweet Almond Oil.

Surprised? Don´t be. Sweet Almond Oil is one of the most common oils used in skincare, and much more beneficial for the skin than rose oil itself.

But let´s make the pixi Rose Oil Blend review a little more extensive.

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Pixi skincare review – The pixi Rose-Infused Skintreats Collection

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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.

 

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The complete pixi skintreats Rose-Infused Collection

 

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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Pixi Rose Ceramide Cream Review – on mature skin

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The pixi skintreats Rose Ceramide Cream is the one I almost missed.

And yes, “The one I almost missed” is a long standing skincare term, same as “The one that got away.” Only less life-changing, less heartbreaking and, usually, less romantic.

Although you could probably argue with the latter, at least in this case: Pink packaging, roses, it ticks all the romance boxes.

 

pixi Rose Ceramide Cream Review
pixi Rose Ceramide Cream

 

Still, I was not interested. “Ultra-rich cream suitable for normal to dry skin”, these are words that I do definitely NOT look for in my products.

What can I say, winter had come, my skin was feeling rough and I thought: “Why not! Just use it, what could possibly go wrong?”

A ton of things, obviously, this is the kind of skincare approach that usually gets me into trouble, but what can I say? I can´t help it.

In this case though, things worked out fine, so let´s review the pixi Rose Ceramide Cream.

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pixi Rose Tonic Review – Comparison

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I get that it might be quite confusing scrolling through my reviews right now: pixi Rose Tonic Review, pixi Rose Glow Mist Review, pixi Glow Tonic, pixi Glow Mist, pixi Rose Oil… There is a lot of pixi going on, and even more pixi Rose.

 

pixi Rose Tonic Review
Pixi Rose Tonic

 

But what can I say, I have been bathing my skin in rose (scented) products for a while now and I have no intention to stop. And that means something, coming from a woman that used to dislike rose scented beauty products.

What has changed? Nothing really. I still dislike the classic rose scent often associated with beauty, but I do appreciate the more gentle, refined version in the pixi Rose Collection.

To make it easier to keep up with all the similar sounding stuff though I introduced a new review category: How does it compare to… Where I compare (ha!) the product reviewed to similar ones.

So without further ado, let´s dive into the pixi Rose Tonic Review.

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pixi Retinol Tonic – Honesty

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How honest are reviews supposed to be? I mean, really honest of course, at least in terms of ingredients, quality and effects on the skin.

But do you have to mention everything that comes to mind when talking about a product? I don´t think you do, but to let you be the judge, I will include one thought that might not entirely be selling the pixi Retinol Tonic. Even though I, spoiler alert, love it.

(P.S: If you want to read a review on the pixi Glow Tonic, click here)

 

pixi Retinol Tonic
pixi Retinol Tonic

 

It is the scent. It is pleasant, very light and doesn´t linger. Lavender with a bit of freshness (maybe the Jasmine? I am lost when it comes to fragrance).

But, paired with the light lavender color I can´t help but think of our all natural Frosch Lavendel Bathroom Cleaner.

A bathroom cleaner I love, but probably wouldn´t apply to my face.

Totally not selling it here, am I? Let´s see if I can still convince you that the pixi Retinol Tonic is all kinds of awesome after this introduction…

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pixi Rose Flash Balm – Multitasking

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Despite the fact that multi-tasking has quite a bad rep these days, mom life often forces me to rely on it. The secret to multitask effectively is in my opinion to combine a passive with an active act.

Like put on a face mask while you vacuum. Or, one of my favorite tips: Apply a thick layer of handcream underneath your rubber gloves when doing the dishes.

 

pixi Rose Flash Balm
pixi Rose Flash Balm

 

Trust me, that is as close to a manicure as I get these days.

But how about a product that claims to do it all? Like the pixi Rose Flash Balm*, proclaimed moisturizer, face mask and primer all in one?

It is makeup? Is it skincare? Let´s ask the ingredient list!

 

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pixi Rose Caviar Essence – It is what it is

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There is a fable in Germany which, long story short, adresses the urge to know everything. A problem that I can relate to.

I encourage curiosity, but (fellow moms will agree), sometimes there are too many questions and we need to let go. Let go for times sake and for our own sanity.

 

pixi Rose Caviar Essence
pixi Rose Caviar Essence

 

“It is what it is”, said love.

This is the last sentence of the fable, and the one I focus on when there simply is no other answer.

Like: What is the pixi Rose Caviar Essence * in term of skincare category? Is it an essence, as the name would suggest? Or a serum, as stated in the claims? Or a facial oil, given that rich natural oils are a main component?

I, dear reader, can´t tell you which category the pixi Rose Caviar Essence * belongs to. But I can tell you many other things about it, if you are curious.

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New In Beauty January 2018 – pixi skincare and makeup

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I know I go on and on about how I am not into hearts and glitter and unicorns. I don´t even really like the color pink.

But sometimes something comes along that you technically shouldn´t enjoy based on experience, but still you do.

 

New In Beauty January 2018 - pixi makeup and skincare
New In Beauty January 2018 – pixi makeup and skincare

 

That happened to me when this gorgeous pixi box arrived at my door step. And no, I didn´t just enjoy it because I got send it for free! Not going to lie, that surely helps, but despite the pink and the pastel and the roses… It is so pretty!

Maybe it is the tiny (fully functional!) lock with the even tinier key, maybe it is the words written inside about skincare and inner beauty, I don´t know.

But I just can´t seem to throw it out. Enough about the box though, you are certainly here to hear about what was inside?

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New in from pixi – The SEO dilemma

Did you know that less than a third of my readers are German? The majority comes from the UK and the US. That kind of puts me in a dilemma:

I have some brand new, sparkling things from pixi to share with you in todays video. But they are only new in Germany, the UK has had them for quite a while now.

So do I title this post: pixi new releases and risk people from the UK thinking it was a click bait? Or do I title it pixi new releases Germany, risking only a third of my readers will be remotely interested?

 

New In from pixi
New In from pixi

 

The difficulties of “having your target audience in mind”, always among the top three of those annoying “How to succeed in blogging” posts that never really seem to help. Wonder how I know? Because I click them every time. So much for “I only blog for the fun and don´t care about numbers” *cough*

Anyway, I decided to stick with New In from pixi as title. Should work well enough.

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