4.03.2014

Pixi Beauty Glow Tonic

Pixi Beauty Glow Tonic

*press sample

Hello Loves!

Today I've got Pixi Beauty's Glow Tonic to show you! I was so happy when this showed up to my place unexpectedly, I had been having a really crappy day, I was stressed, you know the deal... Plus I have heard so much about this product so I was psyched to hear that it was available in the US. 

Now, I've taken my time to write this review, to really see how the product worked for me. When it comes to skincare, using it once or twice is not enough to see a result.  

Here is what it claims to do:
  • Gently exfoliates to brighten and smooth skin texture
  • Botanical extracts treat, soothe and hydrate
  • Tightens and balances the skin
Used after cleanser, it preps the skin for serums and moisturizers so that the rest of the skincare used is absorbed at optimal levels. Glow Tonic is an essential step in the skincare regime as it is fundamental to achieving the Pixi glow!

Suitable for all skin types including: dry, dull, mature, acne prone and senstive

Key Ingredients:
  • Ginseng - antioxidant, improves circulation and energizes
  • Aloe Vera - soothing & hydrating
  • Witch Hazel - refining & tightening
  • Horse Chesnut - stimulating
  • Fructose & Sucrose - brightening
  • Glycolic Acid (5%) - exfoliating
Here are my thoughts:

I'm not sure if it was intentional but I found Glow Tonic to have a gingery, spicy (almost clove-like) scent which I really like. The first few days, it left me with a tingly sensation when I used it but it left no redness, which makes me think it was because of the ginseng, and not an allergic reaction.

My skin tends be normal, not prone to breakouts, so I just need something to tone/maintain my skin. After using Glow Tonic for a month, I noticed my skin's texture was tighter and smoother. When I stopped using it for a few days, I definitely saw a change, my skin just didn't seem to feel as nice.

Would I recommend Pixi Beauty Glow Tonic? Yes, if you are looking for a product with natural ingredients that work. I had a good feeling about this product when I saw that it contained Witch Hazel, something I used to use when I was a pre-teen (feels like such a long time ago!) Lately I've been into natural products to moisturize and cleanse my skin so Pixi Glow Tonic fits into my skincare routine perfectly! 

You can now purchase Pixi Glow Tonic ($29) online at www.pixibeauty.com


While I received these items for review, it in no way affects my opinion.  For more information please check out my disclosure policy.


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3.21.2014

Cirque Heritage Collection

                                                                     Hello my loves! 

Today I've got something really amazing to share... I'm sure you've seen that the Heritage Collection by Cirque Colors is launching on April 10. Well, I'm happy to announce that I did the makeup for this collection. This has been something I've been keeping to myself but the cat's out of the bag now! Having gotten a sneak peek at the collection, I have to say, this collection is a must have for the holo lover! Check it out:

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New York, NY (March 2014) - From the Aztecs to the Inuits, Cirque Colors drew inspiration from the native cultures of the Americas to create a collection called -- Heritage. This collection consists of 7 vibrant holographic lacquers that celebrate the richly spirited traditions and arts of these indigenous groups. Sky Woman, a shimmering periwinkle, was inspired by the fabled creation story about the woman who fell from the sky. While the bright pink hue of Powwow embodies the dynamic music and performances honoring their heritage.
 
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Powwow
An electric fuchsia with a rainbow holographic finish
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Luminous Owl
An homage to iconic printmaker, Kenojuak Ashevak; A warm coral with a rainbow holographic finish
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Panacea
A flashy chartreuse with a rainbow holographic finish
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Cerrillos
A vivid turquoise with a rainbow holographic finish 
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Sky Woman
A deep periwinkle with a rainbow holographic finish
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Xochitl
After the Aztec word meaning "flower"; A radiant orchid with a rainbow holographic finish
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Sani
The first-known Navajo silversmith; A silver foil with a rainbow holographic finish
 

The Heritage collection will be available online at CirqueColors.com on April 10, 2014. New lower prices for all holographic lacquers will be $13 (originally $15). Refer to the Stockists page for participating retailers.

About
Cirque Colors™ is line of hand-blended nail lacquers based in New York. The name Cirque, meaning ring or circle, represents the color wheel and the endless color possibilities in the continuum. Founder/Creative Director, Annie Pham, sought to develop colors that transcend those of conventional brands by experimenting with unique pigments and raw materials. All nail lacquers are 3-free, which means they do not contain toluene, formaldehyde or dibutyl phthalate (DBP). They are also scented with a blend essential oils that leave a light floral aroma after the polish dries. Made in the USA. For more information, please emailinfo@cirquecolors.com.


I am so happy that I got the chance to work with such an awesome team! If you'd like to see some more of my work with Cirque, be sure to check out the Alchemy Collection as well.

See any must have colors? I wanna know!

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3.16.2014

Shiny New Layout!

Hello My Loves!

As you can see, Beauty with A Twist has gotten a bit of a facelift!  A HUUUUUUUUUGE THANK YOU to the lovely Laura from Curvy Candy, who designed the whole thing. Be sure to check her out, she's awesome!

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