Beauty, Makeup

Pixi Lip Tint and Gloss 

Everyone loves a long-lasting lip color, but so many products have the unfortunate side effect of drying out lips and making them look all cracked and damaged. I find it’s always a balance between finding a nourishing product and one that gets a decent amount of wear between reapplication. Recently, I found a hybrid product that I just had to try: the Pixi by Petra GelTint & SilkGloss. This product can be purchased from Target for only $12.

I was very curious about how the gel texture would feel on the lips, and I was pleasantly surprised that it dries down without really drying out the lips too much. It is very sheer, so you have to kind of wait for it to dry and then layer it to get a color with much impact, so that is definitely a drawback. The light pink gloss is also very pretty and sparkly and isn’t sticky like some glosses. Overall, I liked this product, but it wasn’t without it’s flaws. It was very difficult to get a uniform opaque color, and I’ve found that the amount of time it takes to apply this product just doesn’t seem worth it. In the end, I did really like the gloss it came with though, so I’ve been using that alone for a while now.

Are there any long-wear lip options that you’ve found to work without drying out your lips? Be sure to let me know in the comments section!

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Maybelline Master Contour 

I am such a sucker for contouring. I love the idea of making my cheek bones look higher and my nose look thinner with this fun makeup trick of creating highlights and shadows. I’ve used some high end products as my staples, but I thought I’d give a drugstore palette a go to see if it could stack up against the Sephora favorites. I decided to go with the Maybelline Master Contour Palette which comes with a blush, highlighter, and bronzer. This set can be purchased from Target or other drugstores for $9. Since I’m very pale, I purchased the palette in Light-Medium shades.

Overall, I was impressed by this product. The brush that it comes with is pretty much worthless, so I used my other brushes. While the texture of the powders was a little chalky and not as finely milled as I prefer, it did blend really well. The blush was a nice shade that had just the right amount of pigment and was easy to use for a natural finish. The highlighter was the star here, and I loved the light shimmer it gave me. The bronzer wasn’t bad. It could have used a bit more pigment, but it was very buildable so it still worked. If you’re on a budget, I would definitely give this palette a chance!

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-XO Tiffy

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Zoella Blissful Mistful Solid Fragrance 

So, full disclosure: Zoella (AKA Zoe Sugg) is my favorite Youtuber. I love her channel and I think she’s so inspirational. When I saw her products in Target, I got super excited and I just had to try something, so I bought the Zoella Blissful Mistful Solid Fragrance. This product can be purchased at Target for $6.

This solid perfume has a very light, floral scent that I really liked when I smelled it in the tin. Unfortunately, it didn’t really react well to my body chemistry and ended up smelling kind of sour on me. I’m not sure if that’s the best way to describe it, but basically it just smelled strange on me but smelled nice in the tin. That was disappointing, but it’s not really the product’s fault. Fragrance is all about chemistry, and since everyone’s body is just a little bit different, it can be hard to predict how one person will react to a fragrance. I do think that it’s worth a try for others, and I hope to find someone I can give my tin to who can appreciate the fragrance.

I definitely want to try a different Zoella product since this one didn’t work out. Do any of you have any suggestions for some of her products that you have loved? Maybe a bath-themed one?

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-XO Tiffy

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Sinful Colors Lie-lac 

I am already super sick of winter! I don’t know about you, but I loathe snow (especially trying to drive in it), so I’m already looking forward to spring. In preparation, here is the nail polish color I’m most excited for this spring: Sinful Colors in Lie-Lac. This nail polish can be purchased from Target and most drug stores for only $2.

My picture definitely doesn’t do this one justice. It’s such a pretty purple shade, although it does have some grey undertones. I think it’s so pretty but also very professional. It’s a very versatile shade that can be played up or down, and it should work on both fingers and toes.

I love the Sinful Colors brand because they’re so inexpensive that I can never feel guilty for buying more shades. They also tend to dry really quickly, which is something I love. My nail polish chips badly no matter if I spend $1 or $15 so I can’t really say it chips less than other polishes, but it doesn’t seem to chip more either. Overall, I’m always really happy with this brand.

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-XO Tiffy

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Kiss Me! Bath Bombs 

Happy New Year! I fully intended to start things off with a bang this year, but I’ve been struck with the worst cold I can remember having. Being sick is really boring, but resting is one of the best things you can do when you’re sick. So, for this post I wanted to talk about some bath bombs that can help soothe you when you’re sickly: The Kiss Me! Bath Bombs which can be purchased from Target for about $7-10 per a bag of 6.

Target sells a lot of different scents, but I picked the Country Rose ones. They have a really nice, light scent that remind me of spring garden parties. One bath bomb can sufficiently scent a whole bath which is nice, and I found that it didn’t dry my skin out too much.

Overall, this is a nice choice for a soothing bath!

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-XO Tiffy

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