Adventuring with Pixi Beauty in LA!
How the HECK did I get to travel to Los Angeles with Pixi Beauty? First of all, if you’re unfamiliar with Pixi — they are a makeup and skincare brand that was born in London. You may have seen their products in Target, Anthropologie, online and on your favorite bloggers and celebrities! Over the last twenty years, Pixi has taken off with their clean, natural and stunning makeup and skincare products.
It all started with a giveaway on Instagram a few months ago. Pixi was celebrating one million followers on Instagram so I entered — I mean, who wouldn’t?! A few days later, I got a message that I WON (along with a few others) a two day trip to LA and shopping experience at their boutique. WHAT?!
I was in contact with the Pixi Team and they let me know that I could bring one guest. So naturally — I chose my mama! After all, she’s one of my best friends and she has done so much for me over the past few months of this blogging journey.
Almost a week ago, my mom and I woke up at 3am and headed off to the airport. After a two hour flight, we landed in LAX at 9:30am. It was a bit early to check in so we wandered around and got lunch. We ate at Tender Greens and then did some shopping around our hotel, the W Los Angeles. (Pretty fancy for these Oregon bumpkins😉)
After checking into our room, we took a quick nap and got refreshed. Following a quick snooze, we walked up the street from our hotel to UCLA’s Botanical Gardens and walked around. It was gorgeous and I highly recommend seeing it if you’re in the Westwood area!
The next morning rolled around and we grabbed coffee and breakfast at Ministry of Coffee. 10/10 would recommend their coffee! My mom & I agree that it’s the best cup of coffee we’ve ever. had. After breakfast, we headed back to the hotel and got fancied up for the Pixi event! The Pixi team was hosting this event at their only US boutique location in a nearby mall. We got fancied up and headed out the door to the Westfield Century City Mall.
Now this mall is like 3-4x as BIG of any mall we have in Oregon. We walked around a bit before the event — got some food at Shake Shack and browsed through stores like Anthropologie and Madewell.
Two o’clock rolled around and IT WAS TIME FOR THE EVENT!
Right when we walked into the door, we were greeted by the amazing and lovely Pixi Beauty team! The marketing team came over to the boutique from their headquarters across the street to greet us as well. My mom and I were welcomed with big smiles and big hugs. For the first half hour or so, we mingled and got to know the store team and the marketing team. They showed us around the store and introduced us to a few of their favorite products.
Shortly after, my mom and I sat down at the adorable vanities and got our makeup done! It was a pleasure getting my makeup done by this stunner and we bonded over our mutual love for Oregon! 😉 They used their favorite Pixi products on us and I went ahead and told her to go BOLD on my eyes! I’d like to call these sunset eyes haha!** (At the end of the blog post, I’ll share some of my favorite Pixi products that you have to try!)
I had the pleasure of meeting one of the other winners of the giveaway, Miss Valentina! (tap her name to see her instagram because she has the BEST pictures!) Valentina and her bestie joined us from Utah but they’re originally from Chile. It was so cool to meet these lovely ladies and have this whole experience with them. They are so lovely and I’m so blessed to have friends in Utah now! 💗
After getting our makeup done, we had the pleasure of putting together a personalized skincare routine with one of the lovely ladies at Pixi! Along with makeup, Pixi has their own skincare line. I’m a sucker for some skincare, so I was really excited to try their products out.
After telling one of the lovely gals my skin type and needs etc, we put this skincare routine together! From left to right we have: their Glow O2 Oxygen Mask, Glow Tonic, Hydrating Milky Mist, Rose Oil and pHenomenal Moisturizing Gel. I’ll link all of these guys on LTKit for you HEEERRREEE! ❤️ So far, I love the products and they have made my skin feel refreshed, toned and have kept the acne down!
And to finish off the event, the Pixi team generously treated my mother and I to a shopping spree. LIKE WHAT?! (Still in awe that this even happened. What is life…) Between the two of us, we definitely did some damage and had the ladies help us pick out their favorites.
By the end of the experience, we felt like we had gained new friends from the Pixi team. We were floored by their generosity and genuine kindness. You could tell that they all loved their job and loved showering their supporters. They were a team that truly embodied this pure and lovely company! After mingling for a bit, the event was over and we said our goodbyes with big smiles and full hearts 💗
For the rest of the trip, my mom and I couldn’t stop raving about the experience, people and products. Now, this isn’t a sponsored post in any way and Pixi has NOT asked me to write this. I merely wanted to write this so I could invite you guys into this experience and encourage you to support this lovely brand. 😊 My mom and I can’t stop using their products and thanking the Lord for His generosity to us!
This trip wasn’t something we even deserved or expected — yet, He still chose to shower us with this amazing experience. Lots of delicious coffee, food, sights and makeup products were had by all and we couldn’t be more thankful and thrilled. This will be an experience we treasure forever! 💗 If you ever have the chance to go to the Pixi Boutique at the Westfield Century City Mall in LA, DO IT! It’s legit the cutest.
Here are a few of my favorite products that you NEEEEDDDD to go get and try for yourself. Go to your local TARGET and try some of these out! My mom was legitimately floored by their affordable prices! Here we goooo….
Pixi Makeup Favorites
Click HERE to shop all of these awesome products on my LTKit page — or shop them individually by clicking the bold links below!
H20 Skin Tint: A tinted face gel with the best consistency! The formula is very light and sheer but capable of building up and making a more full coverage. It is light and dries down to a very comfortable finish! I am obsessed with this and it may be replacing my favorite Maybelline BB cream….
Rach Loves Layered Highlight Palette: This highlighter palette is in collaboration with one of Pixi’s favorite influencers. I’m not a huge highlighter gal, but I had to get this palette because it is so versatile. The texture is so buttery and easily blendable. The three gold shades are my favorite to put on my cheekbones and even on my eyelids as eyeshadow! It’s a great price and will last you forever. My mom even gets into it now 😉
LipLift Gloss: These are hands down my new favorite lip glosses. OH MY WORD. I wasn’t a big lip gloss gal until this trip and Pixi introduced me. These lipglosses have peppermint in them to give a slight cooling effect. They are sheer and very moisturizing. I got this orange one that’s in the picture (don’t worry, it’s not that orange) and a clear gloss. It’s great to throw over chapstick lips or even over your favorite lip stick to give an extra OOMPF!
Again, thank you endlessly to Pixi Beauty for hosting my mom and I for this lovely trip. Thank you to my lovely readers for supporting me and showing so much interest in my random adventures! 💗 It is such a blessing to share my life and my adventures. I hope you guys get to try these products and see how they change ya life! Truly! Love you all!