EcoTools Perfecting Blender Duo

EcoTools Perfecting Blender Duo

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I am going to begin this post by admitting that I am devoted to the Beauty Blender. I love everything about it. How big it gets once its wet, how well it blends foundation, and the fine point to blend concealer in small spaces.

What I don’t like is the price point. I find myself having to replace it every six months and at $20 that’s a bit pricey for a stay at home mom.

I’ve heard nothing but great things about the Ecotools blender sponge. I’ve seen these all over the internet and Target. Both sponges as a duo retail at $9.99 and one alone is $5.99. Already I love it, LOL!

I haven’t tried it yet but I was so happy to finally get my hands on these. The sis has them and she said they’re awesome. I personally hated how stiff the Real Techniques sponge was and already I can tell both of these are a lot softer, airy, and spongy.

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Ecotools has a lot of great brushes. It is a cruelty free brand and upon looking into it their products are made from recycled materials. Their packaging is made of tree-free paper materials.

I can’t wait to use these sponges and thank the makeup gods because I actually recently lost my Beauty Blender.

Have you tried these Ecotools blender sponges? Do they live up to the hype?? Should I do an updated post?

Makeup Of The Week

Makeup Of The Week

This past week I wore more makeup than usual. I’m not sure what it was but for me makeup is therapeutic. Or perhaps with my “bold” hair I needed makeup to feel evened out. LOL! No worries my hair won’t stay this gold. We’re going to give it a break before bleaching it one more time and then toning it, can’t wait!

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Am I the only one that sometimes likes to go soft on the eyes and just focuses on the skin? I absolutely love how healthy my skin looked on this day.

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This day I went a little bolder trying to slowly work up the courage to try a “sunset eye”. Have you seen that trend? It’s supposed to be the shizz this summer. In the center of the lid I have Colourpop’s Super Shock Pressed Pigment in “Animal”. How gorgeous is it?? In person it has a goldish sheen to it.

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I feel like this hair called for a bold pinup’ish look. I had so much fun with this look. To achieve this eye look I used Kat Von D’s “Shade & Light Contour Eye Palette”. It has to prettiest warm and cool browns. To highlight I used the sample of Urban Decay’s highlighter I received in my Ipsy May Glam Bag. On the lips I have a combination of NYX’s Lingerie “#05 Beauty Mark” and on the center is Milani’s “#10 Adorable”.

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Although I wasn’t wearing makeup the whole week the days I did cake it on I was so happy with my looks. I tend to go soft and lately I’ve been feeling bold and going for more bold looks. Definitely stepping out of my comfort zone!

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Whats your “Go To” look? Is it glam or simple??

(Filters are curtsey of Snapchat 👻)

Until next time. . .

Thanks for reading I hope you enjoyed this post! -Prissy 💖

p.s. If anyone’s interested my snapchat is: Prissycutes

& my Instagram is: Prissycutes

MODA Prismatic Face Perfecting Kit

MODA Prismatic Face Perfecting Kit

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Are you brush obsessed like I am?? If your answer is yes than this post is for you! If you’re not than stick around for some pretty colors! LOL. I originally saw these Royal and Langnickel “MODA” oval brushes on Pinterest. I have always been interested in brushes like this because its meant to be used on yourself as opposed to “regular” makeup brushes that are meant to be used on other people. I, however, did not like the price point of some of the brushes out there!

These babies retail for $24.99 on the Royal and Langnickel website. But if you’re lucky you can find them at Walmart for $16 and some change. The colors are beautiful and the brush bristles are extremely soft. If you’re into the Unicorn or Mermaid trend these are for YOU!

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I’ve talked about some of the stuff I like how about I mention one or two things I don’t like: the brush handle feels very flimsy. Perhaps that’s where the pricier brushes are better. I feel like if my toddler got a hold of them they’re toast. (If you have kids at home you understand the makeup brush struggle) Another thing is (and this is personal experience) I can’t adjust to the change. I’ve used them for about a week now and I still have some trouble. Maybe with time I can get used to it.

Some other stuff I read on the reviews is that cleaning is a bit hard because of how dense they are. For me that’s no big deal because I usually make an event out cleaning my brushes, LOL!

Onto important stuff. . . how do they apply the product? As beautiful as they look. I did have trouble getting into the crevices by the nose. Might be because I used the big brush for foundation (#801). I then used the second to biggest (#802) for concealer and I was blown away! It eliminated the need to blend one more time to get rid of any creases before powder like my beauty blender does. As for the other two brushes I can’t say since I want to use them to contour but with cream products.

So, as of now I can’t say “I love them”. But that’s just because I’m not used to them because as far as how they work its amazing! And they’re pretty on the eyes 😝

Do you own brushes like these? Do you love them? Any tips or suggestions you might have?

Until next time. . .

Thanks for reading I hope you enjoyed this post! -Prissy 💖

p.s. If anyone’s interested my snapchat is: Prissycutes

& my Instagram is: Prissycutes

Ipsy May Glam Bag

Ipsy May Glam Bag

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This months Glam bag was very uneventful. I wasn’t very excited about much. The bag is cute but not my favorite. I can see how this can be used to go to the beach and keep valuables safe. I may feel like this because A. I didn’t get the Starlooks eyeliner pen with a star stamp. B. I didn’t get Benefits Give me Brow and C. I didn’t get the Manar Kadar bronzer and highlight duo. But I did get a brush which is a plus! Or maybe I’m just bitter because Chicago hasn’t been acting very spring/summer-ish!DSC_0270

I received this mask once before and actually enjoy it a lot. I get a lot out this particular size and it leaves the skin feeling sooooo good! I use it once or twice a month. This Global Beauty Charcoal wash off mask is definitely one of my favorites. I am scared to try stuff like this because I do have sensitive skin. I can easily irritate it or throw it off-balance so it’s a total win that on my first try I got it right!

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Brushes are my weakness and receiving this was fun! I actually just picked up another set of brushes by Moda so to have cousins of the same brush brand is exciting. The bristles are very soft and this particular brand is cruelty free (I believe a lot of their brushes are vegan). Yay! Thing is I usually don’t know what to use this type of brush for. Ipsy suggest under eye concealer or nose contour, we shall see!

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Let me start off by saying the packaging on this mascara is everything. I love how sleek and sophisticated it looks. I can’t wait to try it. It sounds so promising!

  • Here at ipsy HQ we believe in grande lattes and grande lashes. This lash-plumping mascara pumps up the volume for mile long, thick AF lashes.

  • Every lash counts, amiright? The tapered brush has hard AND soft bristles that reach even the teensiest, tiniest, inner corner-iest lashes for a fanned-out look.

  • Sad movie? Pool party? Makeout sesh? This smudge and flake-resistant, waterproof mascara keeps our lashes in check no matter what the sitch.  

  • Italians do it better! Just like our fave cappuccino, this inky black formula from Italy is rich, dark, and makes us look more awake. –Ipsy WebsiteDSC_0275

Urban Decay is one of those brands I genuinely enjoy so the chance to try one of its highlighters is AMAZING! As I have mentioned before I have a hard time finding highlights that work for me, I’m hoping this works! Fingers crossed for Afterglow in Sin.

  • You dew you! If you’re looking for an IRL version of that amazing Snapchat filter glow, this champagne-hued highlighter is IT.

  • Inside sources tell us the powder formula is super-duper finely milled, which means it’s creamy AF, but still majorly lightweight.

  • We see you shining on (and on). This long-wearing luminizer kept our glow-game strong from morning rush hour to 6PM happy hour (and beyond).

  • We’re obsessed with all of Urban Decay’s shade names, but TBH the only sin you’ll be committing with this baby is being TOO lit. 
#MOTD

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IMG_0189-2This post is to brag a little of a few items I posted about in my Colourpop Mini Haul. Today I tried a few new things. First off all I switched up my moisturizer to one I received in my Ipsy’s April Glam Bag. So far I love it! Seriously might purchase a full size.

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Something else that is new is the shade in my crease. I used “Brady” by Colourpop. I was a bit scared to use these shadows because I’ve only used their chrome ones and for that the best application is the fingertip. For this shadow I used a fluffy Morphe brush that is for contouring the nose.

I LOVE how it looks on the lid. They’ve worn so good and for a base I used MAC painterly paint pot in “soft ochre”.

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Now what I want to brag about and encourage you to buy is the holographic highlighter in “Monster”. If you read my mini haul then you saw this highlighter but I totally forgot to swatch it so here it is! I feel so pretty. I didn’t pack it on and I used a duo fiber brush so maybe that’s why it went on so soft and subtle. But I like it better than some of my “gold” highlighters. Because of my tan complexion many highlighters tend to look chalky. And perhaps because of the mousse formula I didn’t feel like this looked chalky on me at all. I paired it with a pink blush and obviously the pink eye. I also went soft and light on the lips with a Milani liquid lipstick.

If it’s possible I love Colourpop even more now and feel like I need to go and purchase more of its holographic highlighters! 🙊

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I also did a thing with my hair. Did you notice?? I’ve slowly been working towards getting my hair a “silver”. Thoughts??? I like it sooo much! I am naturally ashy so I didn’t feel like it was such a big change but we will be bleaching it again and doing silver perhaps once more. Since the hubby is gone I can go ahead and go crazy because he’s a creature of habit and never liked the idea of blonde on me. But my ultimate goal is to be platinum. I know I’m crazy! But for now I love my hair this way!! Maybe, I’ll even do some pastels. My bff just did purple and she looks GORGEOUS!!

Hope you liked this post and I’ve tipped you over on wether you should try Colourpop or not. It’s seriously affordable and such great quality. The pigmentation is everything and they have a lot of variety!

What are some of your holy grail Colourpop items? Anything you think I should try? Also, what color should I try on my hair?? Lets go CRAZY!!! 🤗

Until next time. . .

Thanks for reading I hope you enjoyed this post! -Prissy 💖

p.s. If anyone’s interested my snapchat is: Prissycutes

& my Instagram is: Prissycutes

Colourpop Mini Haul

Colourpop Mini Haul

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When it comes to affordable and great quality makeup Colourpop never fails. In the past I’ve purchased some eyeshadows and this time I ventured out. I got a blush, some highlights, and a gel liner. To say I’m stoked is an understatement. If you’re online at all then you’ve seen that anything unicorn or mermaid is in! We’ll begin this post with my absolute favorite items I purchased.

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Pictured here are the two highlighters I got which are Wisp and Monster. Wisp is described as a golden champagne on the Colourpop website. It is absolutely gorgeous! One swipe gives you an every day look while a few coats gives a bright “shine like a diamond” look. Monster is. . . I don’t know if there are enough words to describe its beauty. As you can see by the picture it looks white and that’s because its holographic (if you follow makeup then you know Kat Von D has some too). It goes on pink! On the colourpop website it is described as “a cute light pink opalescent duo chrome”.

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The blush is a gorgeous peach. Holiday is described as a “mid tone pinky peach”.

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I also went ahead and purchased some shadows that were transition shades. If I am completely honest I live for a simple every day eye. Which is basically a base with a transition shade and some liner. I normally go for browns but both these colors caught my eye!

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First up is “Bill” as you can see its a cool mauve shade.

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“Brady” is a warmer rose shade. It is perfect for a light dust of color.

Last but not least is Colourpop’s gel liner in “Swerve”. A very black creamy gel liner.

I was over all so happy with my purchase and I can’t wait to actually do some makeup looks with them! I also changed my hair and I can’t wait to show you guys.

Any Colourpop products you absolutely love? Any holy grails I should check out??

Until next time. . .

Thanks for reading I hope you enjoyed this post! -Prissy 💖

p.s. If anyone’s interested my snapchat is: Prissycutes

& my Instagram is: Prissycutes

Ipsy’s April Glam Bag

Ipsy’s April Glam Bag

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I cannot get over how adorable this months bag is! It also featured some amazing items and people! I personally love Bailey Sarian and have spoken to her one on one. It’s amazing to see her out there doing what she so clearly loves!

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To say I was excited to be receiving a brush again is an understatement. I was ECSTATIC!! I absolutely love Luxie and blue is my favorite color. I was as excited as a child on Christmas Day! You know the drill: cruelty free brand, synthetic bristles, and super soft and affordable. I swear by Luxie.

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Something else I was super stoked about was this Colourpop creme gel liner. Once again it’s one of my favorite brands. It is very affordable and really good quality.

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I received the color “Swerve” (black) and have yet to use it. But when I swatched it was very pigmented and have heard nothing but awesome things about it!

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The last loose pigment I received from Naked cosmetics was a gorgeous Champagne/goldish color I use sooooo much in halo eyes, a quick swipe on the lid for an every day look, or with some fix+ for a super vibrant night out look. The shade shown here is “Heavy metal #4” and it’s a copper/rust shade. GORGEOUS! I also read on the ipsy website this loose pigment can be used as a polish (check out YouTube for that). Can’t wait to try it that way!

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Let me begin by saying that the name to this little lip balm is adorable. “Besame mucho” translate to kiss me a lot in Spanish! I haven’t used it myself but my 4-year-old has because she had severe chapped lips.

Heard of propolis? We hadn’t either. It’s an extract from beehives that both hydrates and is antibacterial. This balm has loads of it, plus shea butter.
Lips feeling parched? Slather on a super thick coat to turn this into an overnight lip mask.  – Ipsy website

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Have you ever used aloe beyond sunburn season? We hadn’t either. But now we can’t live without it.
It’s cooling, refreshing, smoothing, and it feels ahhhh-mayyyy-zing.
Aloe is naturally regenerative, so it will help balance out any redness or uneven skin tone.
The gel texture also makes a killer makeup primer. –Ipsy website

The balancing of redness and the fact that it can be used as a primer sucked me into this product. I will be using it soon and I hope I love it because we love aloe!! All I remember is our trips to Mexico getting sunburned and breaking open an aloe plant to sooth our sunburns with it.

Overall I am very happy and excited with this months bag, The theme and bag itself is adorable! The products all seem so great and I’m sure that’s because I am constantly reviewing the products on the ipsy website. SO get those points and review, review, REVIEW!!

On another note, I want to apologize for the late post. If you read any of my other blog posts: Life Update: Deployment, Moving, & no more puppy! Then you know my little family is going through our first deployment as a family of four. The idea of being apart doesn’t scare me because I have faith in our marriage and faith & trust in my husband. But I have been scared and emotional because of everything going on in the world. I intend to fully submerge and commit myself to my blog to have a distraction but this past week had just been insane. If any other military spouses are going through this and want to connect or need someone to talk to feel free to search for me on my social media and PM me so we can help each other through this.

THANKS FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING 💖

What did you think of this months ipsy bag? Obsessed like me? Any products you ‘dislike’ or were hoping for??

Until next time. . .

Thanks for reading I hope you enjoyed this post! -Prissy 💖

p.s. If anyone’s interested my snapchat is: Prissycutes

& my Instagram is: Prissycutes