*This post is sponsored by Clarisonic and HerCampus Media. All opinions are my own.*
Ever since I found out what a Clarisonic was I had been dying to try it. I was actually given the opportunity to work with Clarisonic on this post and was given a complimentary Mia 1 along with some other accessories. In the past, I’ve shared a few of my skincare favorites and in this post I’ll be sharing my steps for flawless skin during the fall months.
August 1st – August 7th is National Cleanse Your Skin Week! To celebrate I decided to round up my top five cleansers and share them with you. They are not in any particular order since I love them all equally for different reasons.
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Coming from a Cuban background, the ladies in my family were always really into skincare. My grandmas would have several lotions on hand and different moisturizing body washes. Honestly, I can go into my grandma’s room right now, check her drawer, and find a good three or four bottles of lotions. I never really understood the importance of moisturizing when I was little. Being scolded by my grandmas and my mother because I didn’t use lotion as much as I should’ve was like a ritual in my home as an early teen. “Your elbows are too dry,” my mom would say to me and I would just pass it off as her exaggerating. It wasn’t until I turned 18 that I realized I had dry skin, how important it was to moisturize, and that I actually should’ve listened when I was younger.
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Hello everyone and welcome to my Pixi Beauty Sun Mist review! If you don’t know, I’m a sunscreen addict. I drench myself in sunscreen every day, all day, even when it’s a rainy day. On the days that I wear foundation, it’s hard for me to reapply sunscreen after initial application. That means I would have to apply it on top of my finished makeup. Your girl here works really hard to have flawless blended face makeup so I’ve always been hoping beauty companies would come out with a sunscreen that works like setting spray. A sunscreen that you just spray on your face with no need to rub the product into the skin. Pixi Beauty came out with this sunscreen which I thought was going to be the answer to my prayers.
I went to my local Target and searched the shelves for this item. I finally found it and BAM, $18 for SPF 30 with only 2.7 fl oz!! Was I looking at the right product? Was Target playing tricks on me? Yes, I was looking at the right product and no Target wasn’t playing tricks on me unfortunately. Thankfully, a gift card brought the price down to $6 but seriously this is really overpriced for a sunscreen. I can get Banana Boat or Coopertone sunscreen sprays for $10 less with more than double the SPF and volume!! The Pixi Beauty Sun Mist has extra ingredients like Chamomile, Bamboo, and Aloe leaf extract that supposedly add extra benefits to the skin. These ingredients probably raise the price up a bit but honestly, in my opinion it doesn’t warrant the $18 price tag.
I’m already thinking this sun mist has to work a miracle in order for me to love it with all my heart. I like the packaging, it’s small enough to fit in my purse and the nozzle is actually round. I don’t like that the top easily unscrews while taking the lid off and while shaking. Once I had sunscreen spilling all over my hand because the top became loose while shaking. The way the nozzle sprays is just okay. I prefer regular sunscreen nozzle sprays because the product releases with a nice constant flow. The spray for this product is a bit more abrupt and you can’t just hold down the nozzle for as long as you want expecting the sun mist to be released like you would with a normal sunscreen mist. You have to actually press down every single time you want to spray.
My first time using the sunscreen, I forgot to shake well and was shocked when all I saw was white specks everywhere on my face and hair. I began patting it into my skin as softly as possible without ruining my face makeup. The next few days, I did shake extremely well, yet, sometimes the sunscreen would be clear and other times as white specks.
Overall, I had really high hopes for this product but I was seriously let down. I’m going to keep using it during days I go makeup free and can constantly be reapplying throughout the day. I’m not going to be repurchasing this once it runs out. It’s too expensive for what it is and it just doesn’t spray the product as a fine mist. Until next time, peace out!
October 2014 Ipsy
Contents of the bag:
- Ercu Acacia Protein BB Cream Beauty Balm for Hair (Value: $12.00)
- MicaBeauty Mineral Eye Shadow: Night Colors in the shade Reluctance (Value: $14.95)
- Skyn Iceland Mini Glacial Cleansing Cloths (Value: $5.00)
- Starlooks Lip Gloss in the shade Guilty Pleasure (Est. Value: $2.00)
- Product that was not received: ROGUE by Rihanna Eau De Parfum (Value: $9.99)
- Total Bag Value: $43.94
- Replacement product received: Figs & Rouge Rose Berry Hand Cream (Value: $6.56)
- Actual Bag Value: $40.51
As you can see Ipsy failed to send me an item in this month’s glam bag, Rogue by Rihanna, and instead sent me the Fig & Rouge hand cream. I contacted Ipsy telling them I was missing an item the day I received my bag and their customer service representative was extremely kind and placed a replacement order. I was disappointed to receive the hand cream instead of what I was promised. I messaged the representative about receiving the cream and she said they were all out of perfumes. I would’ve preferred if they had told me beforehand that the perfume was sold out and allowed me to choose a different product because I won’t be using the hand cream at all.
The Starlooks lip gloss is slightly sticky but far from unbearable and smells like vanilla. However, this product is once again made for ants and definitely could have been larger. I’m always happy to receive facial wipes because I can never have too many. My only worries about the Skyn wipes is that they contain cucumber extract and my skin seems to be very sensitive to that ingredient so I’m hoping it doesn’t cause any irritations. I’ve never heard of BB cream for hair so I’m excited to see how good it’ll work for my hair. Lastly, the MicaBeauty eyeshadow is going to the swap pile because most mineral eyeshadows I’ve tried haven’t been opaque.
Thanks for reading and here are some promo codes from this month’s Ipsy products that you may use for your purchases! Peace to the outttt.
-Purchased by me-