Haul: HauteLook – Pixi and Pop Beauty

Hey Beauties!

Today’s post is a haul from HauteLook of Pixi and Pop Beauty products =)  If you’ve never heard of HauteLook before, be sure to check it out here, it is totally free and a great place to find awesome deals!  Quick note: they are back on HauteLook today until Friday at 8AM!


=D My Haul!

First up are the nail polishes.  Pop Beauty polishes are non-occlusive (won’t stain your nails) and “Three Free”, which means they contain no Toluene, Formaldehyde or DBP.  They are amazing polishes!  I was shopping with a friend once back in Canada, and we stumbled upon some of these nail polishes in a shop in Vancouver.  They were so pretty we couldn’t help ourselves!  20 minutes later we had painted every nail a different colour with the tester shades, and my friend was buying 2, at $20 each!  Now that was too steep for me to swallow on nail polish, so I passed.  But I did borrow hers to paint my nails that night, and loved it!  The formula is great, and they last ages on the nails.  You can find these at Ulta, POPBeauty, Beauty.com, or Amazon for $10 each.  I picked these up for $3 each on HauteLook!  These are the colours that I purchased:


Pop Beauty nail polish: Foggy

The most beautiful mid-tone grey with subtle blue and pink shimmer running through it.  I had wanted this colour ever since I tried it in the store.  It was my absolute favourite!  So excited to have this for the winter =)


Pop Beauty nail polish: Denim Metal

A brilliant metallic blue with blue shimmer.


Pop Beauty nail polish in Ocean

A stunning royal blue with slightly purple shimmer running through it.


Pop Beauty nail polish: Brave

I can’t wait to wear this one in the summer!  It is a vibrant turquoise with subtle shimmer.  Hello mermaid nails!


Pop Beauty nail polish: Black

Just a nice, opaque creme black polish.

Next, I also picked up a few items from Pixi.  I know they are available at Target, but they are pricey for a drugstore brand, so I have never picked anything up to try.  I have heard great things about their products though, so when I saw them on HauteLook I decided to give them a shot!  Each of these products was $6.

The Endless Silky Eye Pens are pencil eyeliners described as “Waterproof.  Gives the intense colour of a liquid liner in an easy to apply gel pencil.  No retouching required all day.”  I haven’t worn these on my eyes, but I have swatched them on my hands.  They glide on SO nicely, soft and creamy.  You can work with them right after you apply to blend out for a softer look, or smudge them to use as a base.  However, once they set, they are not going anywhere!  I rubbed and rubbed at the swatch on my hand, and it even took some good scrubbing to get it off when I washed my hands.  Definitely water and smudge proof!  Just what I need in an eyeliner =)


Pixi Endless Silky Eye Pen in Cafe Gold


Pixi Endless Silky Eye Pen in Cafe Gold


Pixi Endless Silky Eye Pen in Cafe Gold

Cafe Gold is a beautiful warm brown with subtle gold shimmer running through it.  This is my ideal every day shade of eyeliner.


Pixi Endless Silky Eye Pen in Black Tulip


Pixi Endless Silky Eye Pen in Black Tulip


Pixi Endless Silky Eye Pen in Black Tulip

Black Tulip looks like it is going to be a midnight blue based on the packaging, but it really isn’t too far off from black.  As far as I could tell it just looked like a softer black.  Kind of disappointed about that =(

The Succulent Lip Twin is a multi-use lip & cheek duo.  “Natural oils & extracts condition and protect while adding a tint of awakening colour”.  This is a neat two in one product.  In the tube portion there is a lip balm with vitamin E, jojoba oil and lavender extract.  It is a nice silky coloured balm.  In the cap is the lip & cheek cream with shea butter and aloe vera.  This can just be rubbed on to the lips (kind of like a eos lip balm) or on the cheeks and then blended.  Both are very moisturizing!  It has cute packaging, great colour payoff, and I think it is the perfect idea to throw in your purse and always have on you!


Succulent Lip Twin in Poppy Red


Succulent Lip Twin in Poppy Red
Bottom – Lip balm from the tube
Top – A swatch of the lip & cheek cream from the cap

The final product I picked up was a Tinted Brilliance Balm.  I have been wanting one of the Tarte lip pencils like this for a while, and this was a fraction of the price, so I figured I’d give it a shot first!  “This balm provides hydration, sheer colour & lip stain.  With shea butter & lip-plumping hyaluronic acid, it will keep your lips in optimum condition.”  I didn’t even realize it had hyaluronic acid, bonus!  This is a chubby pencil lip balm/stain.  I figured I would try the berry colour since it is getting into fall/winter!


Tinted Brilliance Balm in Bitten Berry


Tinted Brilliance Balm in Bitten Berry

Um, a little bit of a difference between the packaging and the product!!!  I got so scared when I opened it for the first time, lol.  I was filming and got my reaction, or so I thought until I found out my camera had died =(


Tinted Brilliance Balm in Bitten Berry

As you can see, it glides on to give a beautiful, sheer “bitten” stain of colour.  I think the name “Bitten Berry” describes this perfectly.  It is very hydrating and comfortable to wear on the lips.  I haven’t tested the longevity of this yet, but will let you know when I do!  I have a feeling it isn’t super long lasting, just because of how silky it is, but maybe the stain penetrates and lasts longer?

Based on these products I will be trying more Pixi in the future for sure!  Do you have any favourite products you would recommend?

Hope you enjoyed this!



Catching Up: USA Haul

Hey beauties, This one is from May 6, 2012:

This is going to be a big one…  I spent most of Jan-March in the United States (Maryland) with my fiancee!  First I was just visiting, and then I wound up going back to do an internship with an equine veterinarian.  Such an amazing experience.  It is my goal to one day be a veterinarian =).

Anyways, while I was down there I (of course) did a bit of shopping!  I love shopping in Deleware…  no sales tax!  I did some online shopping too.  Here’s what I bought:

A set of NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams in (L to R): Amsterdam – bright true red, Addis Ababa – bright fuchsia pink, Milan – soft nudish pink, London – mocha brown, Istanbul – soft baby pink.  I will do a full review on these, I love them!!

These were my first ever Hautelook purchase =D

OCC: Matte nail polish topcoat and Lip Tar!  From http://www.occmakeup.com/

MAC Eyeshadow in Humid, from Cosmetic Company Outlet – such an amazing store!!

The Balm Eyeshadow in Luscious Lani out of a My Glam bag  http://www.myglam.com/

This is a shimmery champagne colour similar to Sin by Urban Decay.

Sheer Cover concealer from My Glam bag as well.  LOVE this stuff!

Urban Decay Ink For Eyes gel eyeliner in Zero, Urban Decay Primer Potion Minis, and Urban Decay 24/7  Eyeshadow Pencils from a Hautelook purchase!

Neutrogena Healthy Skin makeup from drugstores, I will do reviews on all of the products I have from this line.

Julep cuticle oil from a Julep Maven box

Napoleon Perdis colour disk in 27 (matte grey) from a Hautelook purchase

Lorac goodies!!  A sheer lipstick in Just Kissed, two Co-Stars (lip glosses) in First Kiss (pink) and Steamy Kiss (red), and two lip pencils in 09 (peachy brown) and 03 (burgundy red).

I found this little gem in Urban Outfitters at the mall, for $5!!

Sadly it got a little bit destroyed on the way home, but I will do a post showing you the damage and how I fixed it =)

And finally…  all of my new nailpolish!! <3<3  Can you tell that I love nail polish? =D

I will do a post of my entire nailpolish collection in detail and tell you guys my favourites.

Hope you enjoyed this haul!  I know they’re not quite the same on blogs as they are on youtube…