Mid-Range Makeup Brands

Pixi Sheer Cheek Gel Review & Swatches

Determining whether you want to actually indulge in some of Target’s new “high end” makeup collections like Pixi is a debate I’m sure you’ve all had with yourself a few times since these collections have been released.

Honestly, as soon as I heard about them I immediately headed in store and purchased a few items because I was generally curious however I’m still somewhat on the fence about splurging on cosmetics at my local Target.

For example the Pixi Sheer Cheek Gel I’m about to review for you is a whooping $20 USD and although it’s not a bad product I’m unsure of the price tag. I took the liberty of looking through my stash and came to the conclusion that a majority of the stains I own run from $16-$28 USD so really I shouldn’t wince too much at $20 USD but for some reason or another the price just makes me shake my head. Could it be because I expect much less from Target?

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Disregarding the price for the moment I will say that I’m a sucker for stains so I did pick up Pixi Sheer Cheek Gel almost right away upon seeing it. The color I selected was 03 Rosy which is a cocktail of peachy pink. The color actually swatches much deeper than it is as once it’s applied it leaves behind a very sheer blush of color on cheeks which is quite flattering and in living up to it’s namesake of “sheer cheek gel”. The texture of the product is a gel so it blends quite easily although I’d like a bit more pigmentation since I did have to get a few squirts onto my finger tips to build up color for my finished look you’ll see below. It does have a slightly odd smell which isn’t really unpleasant but perhaps a tad bit annoying. It’s a bit of a plastic scent combined with some alcohol which I basically translate as “cheap makeup smell”.

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Honestly I love how the product looks on but I don’t like is the price nor am I loving how much I have to use in order to get the finished results.

All in all I enjoyed Pixi Sheer Cheek Gel and I’m sure I’ll reach for it daily from now on however I’m unsure if I’ll consider repurchasing at this price as I can get much better stains for less with better pigmentation.

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Bare Escentuals Ultimate Indulgence Collection

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Oh my god I love this!

Available exclusively from Nordstrom meet Bare Escentuals Ultimate Indulgence Collection which includes 20 face and eye colors!

The set includes:
14 bareMinerals Eyecolors
1 bareMinerals Liner Shadow
4 bareMinerals All-Over Face Colors
1 bareMinerals Mineral Veil

I think it would be even better if they did just a set with Glimmers! w00t! However, this is still such a nice set but the size makes me wince slightly as it is the smaller 0.01 oz pots but still that’s alot of product in one spot for the price! This is available now at Nordstrom for $75 USD.

I kinda dig it what do you think?

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Origins Friends and Family 25% Coupon Code

Origins is having it’s Friends and Family Sale at the moment and is offering 25% off using coupon code FRIENDSFB

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This code was available on their Facebook account! If you’d like to become friends with Origins on Facebook click here!

Now would be a great time to nab that Dr Weil Be Weil Collection at a discount!

Start shopping now and come back to tell me what you hauled!

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Harajuku Lovers Solid Perfume WINNERS!

Morning lovies!

Happy Monday!

I know I didn’t reply to each individual comment in the Harajuku Lovers Solid Perfume Contest and I wanted to take a second out to thank each of you for participating and leaving such wonderful comments! I truly appreciate the lovely comments each of you made!

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And now……..

The winners are….drum roll please…………

UYEN AND PHYAFLYJONES

Please contact me with your addresses guys! Congrats!!!!!!!!!!

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Harajuku Lovers G Review

Hey guys! I decided to extend my Harajuku Lovers Contest until Monday! This is good news for you as you can still join in if you haven’t already!

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To wrap up the week today I’ll be reviewing the Harajuku Lovers Fragrance G which is my very favorite scent from the collection!

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Never one to get lost in the crowd, G leads her crew in a white, corseted top and a blue miniskirt la Alice in Wonderland. Quirky, unique, and undeniably cool, G is the leader of the pack. Her scent is an oriental, fruity, gourmand fragrance with notes of fresh coconut, jasmine, and cotton woods.

Although G has some sincerely amazing notes like Mandarin, Jasmine Sambac, Sandalwood and Coconut. Personally the Muse gets toasty coconut as the most dominant note so toasty in fact that she wants to roll around in it! The scent is quite tropical and gorgeous! It’s a creamy coconut blend with hints of jasmine and floral. Although the coconut is the most dominant note you can get certain whiffs of unique, exotic secondary notes like the jasmine and sandalwood. It’s really a rather warm fragrance that makes me think of the warm, humid Summer! G is on top of my favorite list so I love anything that has tropical aspects to it. I recommend G if you like your blends warm and fun.

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I’m kinda sad to end these posts as I was having so much fun reviewing them! I hope that Gwen will introduce us to a brand new lot of fragrances really soon as I totally adored all of the Harajuku Lovers Fragrances and each girl had something unique and special to offer! All the scents are Muse Approved for purchase! You should def check ‘em out for yourself!

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You can find out further info about the scents, the girls, and Gwen by visiting the following links:

Harajuku Lovers MySpace

Harajuku Lovers YouTube
Harajuku Lovers Flickr
Harajuku Lovers Facebook
Harajuku Lovers Official Website

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