The Skincare Product That Completely Changed My Skin


Recently one of my goals has been to stop neglecting my skin and start taking better care of it. So i've been trying to get myself into a proper morning and night time skincare routine. First step was making sure that I cleanse my face twice a day and gone are the days of going to bed with makeup on. Now I have been on the hunt for products that will help me to get rid of my acne scarring so I bought the Pixi Glow Tonic. I can honestly say it has completely changed the appearance of my skin. I've never used a skincare product before that has given such amazing results in just a couple of weeks.

The Pixi Glow Tonic is an exfoliating facial toner that promises to gently exfoliate to remove dead skin cells, revealing healthier looking skin, and even out skintone for a, brighter, clearer complexion. Skin texture looks and feels smoother. Use morning and evening, after cleansing, to gradually diminish signs of sun damage, fine lines, scarring and other imperfections. I've been using this every night for 5 weeks and almost every morning too, the toner really lives up to it's promises!

When you think of a product that is an exfoliating you expect it to be harsh on your skin but this toner is the complete opposite. It is gentle, it can make your skin a bit red if you really work it in, but it does not sting at all. Using this daily has helped to take away a lot of redness that my skin had before and has helped to fade some of my acne scarring. My skin defo looks brighter, clearer and it's given me more confidence as it's the best my skin has looked in years. One thing I did have to get used to was the smell of this product, I can't put my finger on what it smells like but it took me a couple of uses to not be bothered by the smell.

So, a little breakdown of the main ingredients and what they do, the Glow Tonic consists of 5% Glycolic Acid. Aloe soothes and hydrates while ginseng improves circulation, energizes and promotes skin vibrancy. Witch hazel firms and tones while Horse Chestnut boosts blood flow to achieve a dewy radiance. When using this product you have to be careful because it can increase skin's sensitivity to the sun. So I skip using this product in the mornings if I know i'm gonna be outside when its sunny. Also using a SPF is a good idea to help protect skin from sun exposure.

Pixi Glow Tonic is £18, cruelty free, and honestly worth every penny. I can see now why it is a cult product, it is really worth the hype and I really recommend everyone trying it out if you haven't already. I started seeing results after the 2-3 week mark. I'm really excited to see how great my skin will look once I finish the rest of this bottle. It's great looking in the mirror and seeing skin that isn't red and acne scarring that isn't as prominent. This is one of those products that I will continue to repurchase after I finished it because it's that good.

Incase you were wondering I personalised the label when I went to the the Glamour Beauty Festival this year which you can read all about it here. Have you tried the Pixi Glow Tonic or got any recommendations for products that reduce acne scarring?


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My Makeup Obsession Palette & Review




I bought the Makeup Obsession highlighter in Moon, third swatch along, a couple of months ago and it's the only highlighter i've really been using. I was so super impressed with the pigmentation that I ordered 5 more pans to create this cheek palette. Makeup Obsession is a fairly new, totally inexpensive, makeup brand that allows you to create really customisable palettes. You can fill their palettes with a mix of eyeshadows, cheek, brow and lip products from their line.

The palettes are designed really well especially seeing as how cheap they are. The palette comes with a massive mirror which is great for travelling with. There are holes on the back of the palette so you can read the names of the products, without having to remove them from the palette to check, which is super handy. What is really great is the pans come in packaging you can keep, instead of those annoying cardboard ones, so you can take the pans out and travel with just one product if you want.

Highlighters:
I filled my top row with highlighters, the shades I picked out were Ice, Lightening and Moon. Ice is a yellowy based highlighter and is my least fave out of the palette as it is really patchy. Even when I only use a little bit at a time to build up to a nice glow it comes off as patchy, it doesn't blend well at all!

Moving on to the two highlighters that are hands down great standout products from Makeup Obsession. I picked up Lightening because of the marble effect that it has which unfortunately does wear off as you use it. I'm obsessed with this highlighter as it gives the perfect icy white, wet, looking highlight. If that's the kind of highlight you normally go for I really recommend picking this one up! Unlike the first highlighter it layers beautifully and doesn't come off patchy at all.

Moon, which is the purple highlighter that I have been loving for months, has the same consistency as Lightening so is very easy to blend out on the skin and layers amazingly. I was a bit worried about trying out different coloured highlighters at first but I loved this as soon as I put it on.

Blusher:
I don't have any drugstore blushers in my collection at the minute so decided to see if these were going to be any good. Perfect and Glow are the two completely matte blushers that I decided to go with. I really like using this orangey toned one at the min as it's getting warmer and the browny one is perfect for creating a bronzy makeup look with. These blushers are super pigmented! You only need a tiny bit and a light hand otherwise you'll spend ages trying to blend them out.

Contour Powder:
To finish the palette I thought it would be good to have a contour powder in there so I could bring less products with me if i'm travelling. I chose the contour powder in Light/Medium, I was debating over this one and the Medium/Dark one when I was shopping online but I think this is the right shade for me. Unfortunately all the Makeup Obsession contour shades are warmed toned so i've been using this more as a bronzer as I prefer cool toned shades for my contour. For me this product is just okay as it isn't the easiest product to blend out. I can still use it but if i'm not careful it can look a bit patchy on my skin.

As you can see I went with the medium sized palette which holds 6 pans, you can also buy a large palette which holds 12 pans and they come in loads of different colours from white to rose gold. The palettes cost between £4 to £8 and the individual pans that can be popped out in a palette cost either £2 or £3. They can be found online at Boots, as well as Tam Beauty and in selective Boot stores.

Have any of you guys tried out anything from Makeup Obsession? I was pleasantly surprised by the blushers and think that Moon and Lightening are a complete steal for only being £3!! I defo think it's luck of the draw with what products are good and what products are bad. So I would defo recommend going into a store that stocks Makeup Obsession to test out and see for yourself which products have the best quality before buying.

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